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)


  • 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!


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+


How to Help: Visit our Sign-Up genius to see volunteer roles/needs:

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


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

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:

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.)


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.


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!

Seeking Volunteers for Nathan Hale Barnes & Noble Music Performance, Dec. 8

Help make our students’ Dec. 8 holiday performance at Barnes & Noble Northgate a success in one of two ways: 

1.      While listening to students play (performances from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.), do some holiday shopping. Proceeds from in-store purchases and the gift wrap table will benefit our music program. Just be sure to mention the Nathan Hale voucher number (12443644) at the register. 

2.     Volunteer to set up and staff the event. Check out the volunteer opportunities on our Signup Genius page.

Thanks for your support!

Nathan Hale Music: Volunteers needed for Barnes & Noble Performance 12/8/18

Dear Nathan Hale Music Families,

As you know, our musicians and singers will be performing in a "Books and Performance" Fundraiser for the Nathan Hale Music Program at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, December 8th from 11 am to 4 pm. Fundraising pays for much-needed sheet music, instruments and instrument repair, expert clinicians, festival fees, and scholarships for students who cannot pay the full cost for field trips and special events.

To make this event a success, we’ll need some volunteer support from you! It’s a really fun day, and volunteering can easily be combined with listening to your child perform and doing some holiday shopping!

Here are some of the ways you can support the music program on December 8:

  • Help transport large instruments and equipment. We’ll need approximately 5 vehicles. There’s a 10 am shift, meeting at school and driving to Barnes & Noble, and a 4 pm shift, meeting at the store and driving back to school.
  • Staff the gift-wrapping table. We get to keep 100% of the donations made for gift wrapping! We’ll need two wrappers throughout the day, working in one-hour shifts from 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Be a greeter. We’ll need someone to greet shoppers and let them know about the fundraiser and distribute the voucher code. This will be broken down into one-hour shifts as well.

A SignUp Genius request is being sent to make it easy to select a volunteer role. In case you don’t receive it, here’s a link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4ea8a62da4ff2-barnes

On the day of the performance, shoppers can use our voucher number 12443644, or just tell the cashier that they want their purchase to benefit Nathan Hale Music.

Students should arrive no later than 15 minutes before their ensemble’s performance time, below, and wear concert black.

Performance Schedule:

11:00 – Chamber Orchestra
12:00 – Vocal Jazz
1:00 – Wind Ensemble
2:00 – Concert Choir
2:30 – Concert Orchestra
3:00 – Jazz Band

Thank you for supporting Nathan Hale Music!