Eckstein Middle School Band Program

Great Music and Great Fun!

Eckstein Friends of the Band is an organization of parents and band enthusiasts dedicated to supporting the band program at Eckstein. Your support and participation are very important in making it possible for Mr. Escobedo to do the wonderful job that he does in teaching our children. The Friends of Band help the music department in a variety of ways such as purchasing band instruments, equipment, music, and hiring specialized instructors. The responsibilities of the group are to assist with organizing band trips, dances, and fundraising projects such as CD sales, valegrams and T-shirts.

Mission: To support Eckstein Middle School’s exceptional music program in the delivery of outstanding musical instruction and the pursuit of musical excellence for all students regardless of status or socioeconomic barriers; to advance the study of jazz, endangered instruments, and symphonic music in public education; and to facilitate opportunities for band participation at educational symposiums, competitions, public performances, and gigs in preparation for competitive high school music program participation.

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Roosevelt Jazz

Roosevelt Jazz Seattle placements for 2014-15 are now published! P.S. It's a good time to take up the trombone. This website is operated by the Roosevelt Jazz Booster Club, which is solely responsible for its contents. The Roosevelt Jazz Booster Club is not affiliated with or endorsed by Seattle Public Schools.

Essentially Swingin': Seattle produces nation's best jazz bands

It all starts in middle school! What are the chances? What are the odds? That a jazz band like the one at Roosevelt High School would inhabit the same space, the same city as the band at Garfield High?

About RJF: History, News, Winners | Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada, Reno

These kids CANNOT BE STOPPED. Congrats, Eckstein musicians, on another fantastic festival showing!
#1 Middle School Band
#1 Middle School Choir
#1 Middle School Combo (both of our combos tied)
Top Vocalist: Gabriella Green
Top Saxophonist: Elliot Halpern
Outstanding Performer: Sean Bowman (Alto-Clarinet) Celebrate more than 50 years of history of the Reno Jazz Festival by participating today! Register your school groups and make your mark in this jazz festival history. Since its first year in 1962, the festival has endeavored to bring to Reno both talented students and renowned professional artists....

Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada, Reno

Here it is! Congrats winners! Can't wait to see you all perform on the big stage tonight at Lawor #RJF

Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada, Reno

Eckstein Middle School at the #RJF 2014 Showcase

Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada, Reno


Now the big bands! We start off with Eckstein Middle School performing at the #RJF 2014 Showcase concert.

Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada, Reno

See you tomorrow night!

(#RJF 2013 photo by Theresa Dana-Douglas)

Monterey Jazz Festival

Sunday, 3.30.14 at the Next Generation Jazz Festival! Tag yourselves and share!

Eckstein Middle School jazzers score in Monterey

Coverage on The Seattle Times blog! Student jazz players from Eckstein Middle School, Seattle's 'feeder' school for the fabled Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, were recognized last weekend in California at the Next Generation Jazz Festival, an educational program of the Monterey Jazz Festival. The students are under the baton of Moc E...

Eckstein Middle School Band Program's cover photo

2014 Next Generation Jazz Festival Results

Monterey Jazz Festival results! WOW!

Outstanding Soloist Awards
1. Elliot Halpern, tenor sax / Eckstein Middle School
4. Sean Bowman, clarinet / Eckstein Middle School

Outstanding Section Awards
Saxophone: Eckstein Middle School / Moc Escobedo, director
Trombone: Eckstein Middle School / Moc Escobedo, director
Rhythm Section: Eckstein Middle School / Moc Escobedo, director High School Big Band Division First Place: Northgate High School* Walnut Creek, Calif. Greg Brown, director Second Place: Buchanan High School* Clovis, Calif. Paul Lucckesi, director Third Place: West

KUSP's Monterey Jazz Festival Page – LIVE Video: Next Generation Jazz Festival See schedule: Saturday & Sunday Note: Video will stream Friday night from Serra Ballroom & Saturday and Sunday from the Serra Ballroom and Steinbeck Forum

Eckstein Band: Rummage and Bake Sale

Save your Stuff and Save the Date

The Annual Eckstein Band Rummage Sale is Saturday, April 5th, 2014.

We need your donations to make this event a success. Save clothing in wearable condition, household items others could use, books and music for fresh ears and eyes to enjoy, furniture in good condition, toys, games and puzzles with all pieces and parts, sporting equipment for a budding athlete and anything else you think would support our fundraising event.

On Friday, April 4th bring your donations to the Eckstein cafeteria between 1:30 and 4:00 pm.

Mark your calendar and come to the Rummage Sale on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Volunteers are needed to make this a successful event. Please sign up by using the link here:

Thank you for supporting Eckstein Bands! On Friday, April 4th, We will be accepting and organizing donations for the Eckstein Rummage Sale in the Cafeteria. On Saturday, April 5th We will sell and work to maintain a degree of organization of our "Rummage."  In addition, your baked goods will be appreciated and add…

Bless You!

Here's a laugh for your Wednesday! A slapstick 18 seconds for your day, when a trombonist fights back a sneeze mid-performance — and fails miserably.

New jazz kids on the block for Essentially Ellington

Congrats to our friends at Roosevelt Jazz Seattle, Garfield, and Mount Si! When Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the 15 finalists for the annual Essentially Ellington competition Wednesday, jazz buffs were pleased but not surprised to see two familiar names — Roosevelt and Garfield high schools, both from Seattle. But for the first time in competition history, Mount Si Hi...

[01/31/14]   The news from Twitter is that our band won first place at Clark College! Maybe someone whose kid is actually answering their cell phone could verify? :)

[01/23/14]   Senior Jazz: Please remember to send in your Monterey confirmation form and full payment by next Thursday Jan 30th. Less than half of the forms have been turned in. The Jan 30th deadline is firm for both students and chaperones because unfortunately we cannot accept any additions or changes due to Southwest Airlines' requirement for full payment with our passenger list.

[12/12/13]   REMINDER- Concert Bands and Wind Ensemble concert TONIGHT at 7:30. Please bring baked (or purchased) goodies to the bake sale table any time after 7pm. Thanks!

[12/11/13]   Here's a gentle reminder for our parents: Have you paid the $65 band enrichment fee yet? We're still waiting to hear from some of you!

Seattle JazzED - Girls Jazz Day

Check out this great opportunity on Saturday the 14th for girls in the Jazz Program! And it's free! Seattle JazzED - Be a part of Seattle's hot new youth jazz ensembles.

[11/22/13]   Senior Jazz is officially participating in the Monterey Jazz Festival's 2014 Next Generation Jazz Festival. Here we come, California!

1) Jazz Night is THIS Friday November 15th at 7:30
2) Bake Sale items needed! Proceeds help support our trips! Please bring your baked or purchased items to the Bake Sale table any time after 7pm. thank you!
3) Eckstein Music shirts and sweatshirts will be available for sale at the concert. T-shirts are $15 and sweatshirts are $25- CASH ONLY
4) If you have not yet turned in your permission slips for the Mill Creek Jazz Festival THIS SATURDAY-please do so ASAP.

[10/29/13]   Ecktein Sr. Jazz & Intermediate Jazz at
Mill Creek Jazz Festival @ Jackson HS
Saturday, November 16th
13300 Bothell Everett Hwy
Mill Creek, WA 98012

Intermediate Jazz
9:00am - Arrive
9:20 - Warm-up
9:40 - Perform
10:00 - Clinic

Sr. Jazz
11:00 - Arrive
11:20 - Warm-up
11:40 - Perform
12:00 - Clinic

Please carpool.

Please wear the formal black and white.

Bring your own instrument, mutes, music etc.

Don’t forget to get your instrument and gear on Friday.

Earshot Jazz Festival presents ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND | Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Roosevelt Jazz needs our help! Please consider buying tickets online to hear JB 1 play at Benaroya as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Roosevelt Jazz is the only band on the ticket and they have a long way to go to fill the hall. The more tickets sold = more fun for all, more exposure for RHS Jazz & more money for the program. Season schedule, broadcast schedule, background on the musicians and Music Director Ludovic Morlot, music education programs, and other information about the symphony and Benaroya Hall.

Seattle Public School Board

This is a very long video, but if you skip ahead to about six minutes in, you can watch our Senior Jazz band play for the Seattle School Board. A meeting of the Seattle Public School Board.

[09/09/13]   First band parent meeting tonight at 7:30 in the music room! These will be held on the first Monday of each month at 7:30. This is where we go over band events, logistics, schedule changes, and questions in general.

[09/04/13]   A big welcome to our new 6th grade musicians today!

[09/03/13]   "There are only three things that America will be remembered for 2000 years from now when they study this civilization: The Constitution, jazz music, and baseball. These are the three most beautiful things this culture's ever created." -Gerald Early

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (Frank Sinatra - with Lyrics)

A sweet little preview of one of the songs Senior Jazz will be working on this year.

Arranged by Nelson Riddle

[08/12/13]   Vocal Jazz rehearsals are Aug 13th-15th (Tues-Thurs) from 10am-3pm. Bring a sack lunch! If you have not picked up your music it is available in the main office between 8am and 3pm each day. Senior Jazz rehearsals are August 19th-23rd (Mon-Fri) from 10am-3pm. Bring lunch!

[06/14/13]   Happy last day of school, everybody! Keep making music this summer!

Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue - Part 2

Some fantastic jazz for you on this fine Wednesday.

Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue - Part 2

[06/07/13]   Who's ready to swing dance?

[05/30/13]   If you're coming to the All Bands Concert tonight, don't forget to bring baked goods for the bake sale!

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