Seattle Office of Film + Music


SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOLS PLACE AT THE ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON JAZZ COMPETITION IN NEW YORK

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Although it is held all the way across the country, Seattle schools have been a strong presence at the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition for many years now. Garfield High School has won the competition four times and defended the 2009 and 2010 winner’s title this year. Roosevelt High School previously won the competition in 2002, 2007 and 2008 and placed second at the 16th annual competition held last weekend. Mountlake Terrace High School took home the third place prize, the second time their jazz band has finished in the top three. What is it about Seattle that produces such fecund musical talent? Is it in the water or the java? Without a doubt it is the dedication of the teachers, students, parents and communities that value and support music education in our local schools. Congratulations to all the PNW schools that performed in the jazz competition and represented for Seattle. Click on the links above to learn more about the “Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 16th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival” and watch videos of the Seattle schools’ performances.

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VIDEO FOR SPRING CLASSIC 2011

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Spring Classic Vol. 2
The Spring Classic 2011 Vol. 1 and 2 are two incredible Seattle hip-hop benefit shows that will help bolster the drumline programs at Garfield High School, Washington Middle School, and Madrona K-8. To get an idea of what local drumline is all about check out the new video from local photog/video-grapher Avi Loud, an 18-year-old Garfield grad. Presented by One Family Inc., Reign City, The Town Entertainment and Aviloud Films, the video features the high school drumline crews and some creative shots at Cal Anderson Park. Click the links above for more details on Spring Classic 2011 and check out the video below.
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SPRING CLASSIC 2011 SERIES (April 30th + May 7th), posted with vodpod

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SPRING CLASSIC 2011 TO RAISE MONEY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAMS

Spring Classic Vol. 1
Spring Classic Vol. 2
If you watched Macklemore’s rousing performance at the Mariners’ opening day game, you may recall seeing members of Garfield High School’s drumline proudly backing the local rapper. School music programs need funding now more than ever, and the Spring Classic 2011 performances seek to benefit the drumline programs at Garfield High School, Washington Middle School, and Madrona K-8. On Saturday, April 30, you can catch Spring Classic Vol. 1 at the Crocodile with Big World Breaks featuring Black Stax, Xperience, Hi-Life Sound System, and DJ Miguel Rockwell. Spring Classic Vol. 2 will be held at the Vera Project with Big World Breaks featuring Massive Monkees, JusMoni, Turtle T, Vicious Puppies, Bulldog Horns, and the Garfield High School Drumline. Both performances will be hosted by Jerm of Helladope. Credit goes to One Family Inc., Reign City and The Town Entertainment for putting together the shows. Click the links above for times and ticket prices for both events.

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