Musicians Jazz It Up

The school year is winding down, but not the music calendar. We have a lot of great events coming up, so mark your calendars and spread the word. Thanks!

May 19 (Sun) – Jazz musicians (vocal and instrumental) perform at the Royal Room starting @ 5:30 p.m.

May 23 (Thurs)Jazz Swing Dance, with FREE lesson! The fun happens in the NH Commons starting @ 7 p.m.

May 24 (Fri) – Jazz Band performs at Folk Life in the Armory starting @ 4:15 p.m.

June 5 (Wed) – Orchestras and Wind Ensemble give final performance in the NH Performing Arts Center starting @ 7 p.m.

June 11 (Tue) – Future Family Night welcomes incoming musicians; in the NH cafeteria starting @ 7 p.m.

June 12 (Wed) – Vocal & Jazz Band and Concert Choir give final show in the NH Performing Arts Center starting @ 7 p.m.

June 14 (Fri) – Wind Ensemble performs at graduation ceremony at the NH Athletic Complex starting @ 6:30 p.m.

Four funky flautists

One of many events made possible by Music Boosters. Thanks for your support!

Congratulations to the Nathan Hale Wind Ensemble flute quartet! They worked hard to make it to the WIAA State Solo and Ensemble Contest at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Pictured here with permission: Cordelia Zogbaum, Jamie Achtmeyer, Adele Koenig, and Gabe Adler. The group had placed first in the Seattle adjudication contest in March and advanced to the state competition. Jamie was also first alternate in Flute Solo but did not compete. Thanks to Katrina Sibicky, Nathan Hale’s wind ensemble and orchestra director, for accompanying the quartet.

Vocal Jazz Audition Tracks

Hello! I’m so glad you’re considering auditioning for Hale’s Vocal Jazz choir for the 19/20 school year! Below you’ll find the backing tracks for Fly Me to the Moon in 2 different keys. Be sure to choose the one that is right for your voice part.
Feel free to email me at eeewell@seattleschools.org if you have questions/concerns!

In Harmony,
Ms. Ewell

Soprano/Tenor (Key of C Major)
Alto/Bass (Key of Ab Major)

Success!!!

  • Mattress Fundraiser 2019

Thank you, parents, students, staff, and community, for helping us make our first mattress fundraiser a big success! We raised a lot of $$ to fund our fantabulous music program, and we had a lot of fun!

Save the Dates!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR TWO IMPORTANT DATES:

1.     Monday, March 4 – First Parent Meeting of 2019
Please join us in the Nathan Hale choir room from 7-8 p.m. to celebrate what we’ve accomplished so far and learn what’s next.

2.     Sunday, March 24 – First-Ever Mattress Fundraiser!
Sounds a little wacky, BUT it’s the new trend among music programs across the nation. Why? Because it costs us nothing to host, and, according to the stats and schools we talked to, it raised thousands of dollars in a day.

New Fundraiser

Swing & Jazz this Thursday!

VOCAL JAZZ AND JAZZ BAND will be swinging with full sets of classic tunes. Everyone encouraged to join the fun!

When: Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. (Volunteers asked to arrive at 6:15 p.m.)
Where: Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center (Bake Sale in Lobby)
Cost: Free but suggested donation is $5+

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

How to Help: Visit our Sign-Up genius to see volunteer roles/needs:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4fabae2babfb6-thurs

Special Instructions: If you donate a baked good, please label for allergies (i.e. nuts, nut free, gluten free, etc.)

Thanks for your support! Should be a great time!

We need some helpers tomorrow! PLEASE and THANK YOU!

Tomorrow, Wednesday (Dec. 19), we’re partnering with Eckstein for a Holiday Choir Concert and Bake Sale, and we need some helping hands to make it a success.

WHAT: Eckstein/Hale Holiday Choir Concert & Bake Sale

WHEN: Wednesday, 12/19; 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST

WHERE: Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center

HOW YOU CAN HELP: See the volunteer opportunities and sign up online at: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/805054eadaf22a57-weds

In addition to bringing baked goods, setting up and cleaning up, we also need one reliable volunteer to pick up Banh Mi sandwiches on Lake City Way and bring them to the school. If you sign up for this, Jen (our fundraising chair) will give you all the details.

We know you guys will rally! If you have not yet volunteered, please consider this easy opportunity to make a difference. If you have volunteered, please consider doing so again and helping lead new volunteers. Thank you!!!

Also, if you’d like to get more regularly involved, we’re hoping to find something akin to a Room Parent for each music discipline (orchestra, choir, band, etc.). If that sounds interesting to you, please send a message to haleinstrumental.

Thank you!!!

Nathan Hale Music BoostersVisit: nathanhalemusic.com

upcoming concert and volunteer needs

One Invitation and One Request

Invitation:

Please join us for a wonderful night of beautiful singing at the combined Eckstein and Hale choir concert.

WHAT: Eckstein and Hale Joint Choir Concert
WHEN: Wednesday, 12/19; 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST
WHERE: Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center

Request:
We need baked goodies and a few good volunteers! Nathan Eckstein Middle School parents and Nathan Hale High School Music Boosters are co-sponsoring a bake sale (plus Banh Mi sandwiches). Please consider contributing a homemade or store-bought treat. We also need volunteers to help with other tasks such as setup, sales, and cleanup. Please check out open opportunities and signup here:
https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/805054eadaf22a57-weds

Thank you for supporting our young, talented musicians!

Thank you!!!

It’s Giving Tuesday and there’s still time to give the gift of music…

Any gift given to Nathan Hale Music Boosters this Giving Tuesday (TODAY!) will make a HUGE difference for our music program.

Your direct donations go directly to support opportunities for our students to be able to attend music festivals and special events, have instruments and sheet music to play, opportunities to learn from expert clinicians, and much more.

The suggested donation is $100 per family, but any amount is welcome, and every little bit helps. (Don’t forget employer matches! They really add up.)

THREE SIMPLE STEPS TO MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION:

1. Follow this link to the online donation center (managed by the Alliance for Education) and complete the form.
The designated recipient should be auto-filled as: Nathan Hale Music Boosters – 02214. After submitting, you should receive an email receipt within seconds.

2. Find out if your employer matches charitable gifts. This can double your impact! Make the match through your human resources department. (Please also forward your email receipt (the one you received in step 2) to our co-treasurer, Carmen Brady @ bradyc888 who will track your match to make sure it comes through.

3. Forward this email to any and all friends, family, and extended community members who might be willing to support our music program.

NOTE: If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to “Alliance for Education/Nathan Hale Music” and add “02214-Nathan Hale Music” in the memo/notes line. Put it in an envelope addressed to the attention of our Fundraising Chair, Jennifer Barrón, and send it to school with your kid to give to their music teacher.

THANK YOU for your support! Learn more about our program and upcoming events at: www.nathanhalemusic.com.

Best,

The NHHS Music Boosters

Need help this Thursday…

We need some parent helping hands this Thursday at the Wind Ensemble and Orchestra concert. Easy way to make a big difference.

Please take a look at open slots for bringing a treat, manning the bake sale table, setting up, cleaning up, etc.

Volunteer Sign Up

Date: 11/29/2018 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST
Location: Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center

See you at the concert!