Seattle Office of Film + Music


SUPPORT SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAMS TONIGHT IN WEST SEATTLE
March 16, 2010, 1:03 pm
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West Seattle Blog
Support Roxhill & Gatewood Elementary Schools’ music programs by attending a mini-concert by the Westside Symphonette at Gatewood Elementary tonight at 7:30 pm. The suggested admission donation is $1, but be sure to bring money for the bake sale! Westside Symphonette is an all volunteer orchestra of 45 musicians. The program will include orchestral classics as well as a Simon and Garfunkle sing along and feature special performances by advanced orchestral students.



SEATTLE’S GARFIELD, ROOSEVELT TAKE 1-2 AT ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON FESTIVAL
May 11, 2009, 10:07 am
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Seattle Times
For the second consecutive year, Seattle high schools claimed the top two spots at this weekend’s Essentially Ellington Festival in New York, the nation’s premier high-school jazz-band contest. Seattle’s Garfield High School placed first and Roosevelt High School was second. The 1-2 order was reversed last year, with Roosevelt on top.”We are enjoying the moment,” said Clarence Acox, reaching by phone in New York Sunday night, just after the announcement of Garfield’s win.”We’re standing right in front of Jazz at Lincoln Center taking pictures with the trophy,” said the longtime band director. “It never gets old.”



A SHOWCASE OF HIGH-SCHOOL BANDS AT THE PARAMOUNT
March 27, 2009, 10:28 am
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essentially-ellingtonSeattle Times:
For the past 10 years, high-school jazz bands from Washington state have accounted for nearly one-quarter of the finalists in the prestigious Essentially Ellington band competition in New York City. True to form, three schools from the Seattle area are sending bands to the 15-band Ellington competition in May: Garfield, Roosevelt and Newport. To raise money for travel expenses, those schools — along with the bands from Shorewood and Mountlake Terrace high schools, which have also competed at the Ellington finals — will perform a fundraising concert at 7:30 tonight, Friday the 27th, at the Paramount Theatre.