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Jazz Band 4 Student Assignments 2017-18

By | 2017-09-04T16:48:34+00:00 September 1st, 2017|General Announcements|

The students listed below have been selected to participate in Jazz Ensemble IV. They should report Thursday September 28th to Rm #217 for rehearsal. Practices will last one hour. In addition, All wind players who do not play in ONE OF the Orchestra MUST SIGN INTO THE 5th period band Class.

Saxophone I:
Jyotika Chung     […]

Jazz Band 3 Student Assignments 2017-18

By | 2017-09-04T16:50:29+00:00 September 1st, 2017|General Announcements|

The students listed below have been selected to participate in Jazz Ensemble III, under the direction of Jacob Zimmerman. They should report Tuesday September 26th and Wednesday September 27th 3:50 in Rm #217 for rehearsal. Practices will last one hour. In addition, All wind players who do not play in ONE OF the Orchestra MUST […]

Jazz Band 2 Student Assignments 2017-18

By | 2017-09-01T09:09:56+00:00 September 1st, 2017|General Announcements|

The students listed below have been selected to participate in Jazz Ensemble II, under the direction of Clarence Acox. They should report Monday September 25th at 3:50pm & Tuesday September 26th at 3:50pm in Rm #219 for rehearsal. Practices will last one hour. In addition, All wind players who do not play in ONE OF […]

Jazz Band 1 Student Assignments 2017-18

By | 2018-02-07T20:15:03+00:00 September 1st, 2017|General Announcements|

The students listed below have been selected to participate in Garfield Jazz Ensemble I. They should report to 6th period class on September 6th in Rm. #219 They will not need their instruments on the first day.

Saxophone Section I:

Evan DeTurk                Alto I
Taylor Kim           […]

GHS Jazz Band Auditions – August 2017

By | 2017-06-23T22:57:53+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|General Announcements|

Auditions for students interested in participating in the Garfield Jazz Ensemble(s) for the 2017-2018 school year will be as follows: New students (those who have never played in a Garfield jazz band) may select one of the dates below to audition. Just show up with your instrument and sign in. Drums, amps, and piano will be provided. Monday Aug.14th -- -- --- -- -- -- - 11:00am Tuesday Aug. 15th -- -- -- -- -- -- 11:00am Returning Jazz Ensemble members audition dates: Wednesday August 16th ……….11:00am Thursday August 17th ………..11:00am Friday August 18th ………11:00am   What to expect. You will be required to: 1.    Play one or two of the 12 major scales 2.    Sight- read music in different styles You may also: 1.     Prepare a piece of your choice to play (this is not mandatory) 2.     Improvise (this is not mandatory) Drummers will be required to: 1.     Play Swing and Latin styles at varied tempos 2.     Sight-read All tryouts will take place in the band room at Garfield High School, located at 400 23rd Avenue in Seattle. Students should enter through the Alder Street (southeast) entrance. Please try not to wait until the last day to audition!

Thanks to All Who Helped Make the Garfield Jazz Gala a Great Success!

By | 2017-06-05T20:04:30+00:00 June 5th, 2017|General Announcements|

The Garfield Jazz Foundation would like to recognize and thank the following businesses and organizations for their donations to the 2017 Gala.  With their help, we were able to raise funds through our silent auction, raffle, and dessert dash.  If you visit these businesses or organizations, please thank them for supporting jazz at Garfield High School: Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center The One and Only Cleaner Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Sugar Mountain - Beecher's, Bennett's, The Butcher's Table, Pasta & Co. Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream Heavy Restaurant Group - Purple, Barrio, Lot No. 3, The Commons, Meet the Moon, Thackeray Seattle Art Museum Jazz Night School Dick's Drive In JazzEd Mioposto Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen The Royal Room Fran's Chocolates Portage Bay Café Ivar's / Kidd Valley Village Theater Cennamo Woodwinds Town Hall Dimitriou's Jazz Alley Both Ways Café Lighthouse Roasters Tom Douglas Restaurants Living Computers: Museum + Labs Madison Valley Peasant Catering Film Director Kay D. Ray Artist Satomi Pellerin Family of Photographer Ron Hudson

Come to the Garfield Jazz Winter Concert on Sunday, January 15th

By | 2017-03-27T12:40:07+00:00 January 11th, 2017|General Announcements|

Please join us for an evening of wonderful jazz music as all three GHS jazz bands play at the Winter Jazz Concert. The event will be held at 7pm on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center. Bands I and II will be under the direction of Clarence Acox; band III will be under the direction of Jacob Zimmerman. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, or $20 per family.  Middle School students will be admitted free with school ID. Don't forget to stop by our sale tables in the lobby for a vietnamese sandwich, a warm drink, and delicious baked goods; as well as fabulous Garfield Jazz Merchandise! Don't miss what will certainly be a jazz evening to remember!

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