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By | 2018-03-24T09:54:07+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Event Announcements, New Merchandise|

Save the Date – Garfield Jazz Gala

Save the Date!
The Garfield Jazz Foundation Invites you to the 28th Annual Garfield Jazz Gala on May 19, 2018!

Enjoy performances by the award-winning Garfield Jazz Bands, and mingle with the Garfield Jazz Community! The Gala is our biggest fundraising event of the year […]

By | 2018-03-23T16:15:17+00:00 January 14th, 2018|General Announcements|

GHS 2017-2018 Dues

An annual fee is assessed for your student’s participation in a jazz ensemble at Garfield. These fees cover roughly 50% of the actual cost of each student’s participation in the program, the remainder being covered mostly by fundraising.

Here are the 2017-2018 GHS Jazz Fees: 

Jazz I $325 (does not include any overnight trips other then Hampton)

Jazz […]

By | 2017-10-11T22:35:32+00:00 October 11th, 2017|General Announcements|

Jazz Band 4 Student Assignments 2017-18

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     […]

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

Jazz Band 3 Student Assignments 2017-18

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 […]

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

Jazz Band 2 Student Assignments 2017-18

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 […]

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

Jazz Band 1 Student Assignments 2017-18

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           […]

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

GHS Jazz Band Auditions – August 2017

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!

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