Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Caroling at Candy Cane Lane

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Come join the Eagle Staff Caroling Band, for holiday fun at Candy Cane Lane.
Bring your voice and sing along!

Starting at 7 p.m.

Candy Cane Lane is a neighborhood of decorated homes in the University District: 21st Ave NE and NE Park Rd, just north of Ravenna Boulevard.

The caroling band is a smaller ensemble, made up of players from Wind Ensemble.

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Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Dance Fitness fundraiser


RESMS-alum parent and professional dance fitness instructor Medora Cesarano is donating her time to lead Dance Club: an easy-to-follow, high-intensity workout set to a variety of favorite hip hop, old school, and Top 40 hits.

Each song is personally choreographed to put a smile on your face and keep your heart pumping!

Kid-friendly, public is welcome. All proceeds benefit FORESMA.
Tell everyone, invite your friends!

Wear: comfortable workout clothes and workout shoes
Bring: water bottle, sense of humor, and a positive attitude

$30 - donate with PayPal below

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May
17
4:00 PM16:00

Syttende Mai Parade

Depart school (yellow bus) at 4:00, marching band attire. Parade starts at 6 p.m.

The parade begins at the corner of NW 62nd and 24th Avenue NW. The route follows south to Market Street and eastward to Bergen Place park, then turns right onto 22nd and continues south down Ballard Avenue and ends at Dock St.

Option for students to return home with parents/guardians (let Mr. Aguilar know!); otherwise, bus back to RESMS by 8:00 p.m.

 

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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Band Concert

  • Robert Eagle Staff Middle School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Students arrive by 6:00
Doors open at 6:30 to jazz band playing as people arrive.

Free admission

Bring checks and cash for Chinook Books (they make great gifts!), banh mi sandwiches (because… students arrive by 6:00), and baked goods (yummy!)

Chinook Books: $25 — $12.50 benefits the music program
Banh mi: $7.00
Baked goods: $1 each
Bottled water: $1 each

Also: We will have a way to sign up for classes coming up in January/February. For yourself, or give as gifts. Or both!
Drumline (Jan. 17)
Power Hour Boxing (Feb. 9)
Dance Fitness (Feb. 17)

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Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Orchestra and Guitar Concert

  • Robert Eagle Staff Middle School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Students arrive by 6:30

Free admission

Bring checks and cash for Chinook Books (they make great gifts!), banh mi sandwiches (because… students arrive by 6:30), and baked goods (yummy!)

Chinook Books: $25 — $12.50 benefits the music program
Banh mi: $7.00
Baked goods: $1 each
Bottled water: $1 each

Also: We will have a way to sign up for classes coming up in January/February. For yourself, or give as gifts. Or both!
Drumline (Jan. 17)
Power Hour Boxing (Feb. 9)
Dance Fitness (Feb. 17)

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Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Caroling at Candy Cane Lane

CandyCane.gif

Come join the Eagle Staff Caroling Band, for holiday fun at Candy Cane Lane.
Bring your voice and sing along!

Starting at 7 p.m.

Candy Cane Lane is a neighborhood of decorated homes in the University District: 21st Ave NE and NE Park Rd, just north of Ravenna Boulevard.

The caroling band is a smaller ensemble, made up of players from Wind Ensemble.

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

University of Washington with Robert Eagle Staff

University of Washington Husky concert band

and

Robert Eagle Staff Middle School wind ensemble

perform in a joint concert, with selections by the individual ensembles, then concludes with a massed band.

Free admission.

Banh mi sandwiches and Chinook Books on sale to benefit FORESMA.
Baked goods on sale to benefit the Japanese Club’s spring break trip to Japan.

If you can help with concert logistics — help get kids on/off stage in an orderly fashion — please contact volunteer@foresma.org

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Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

FORESMA Dines Out

RAM will donate 10% of all sales between 5PM -9PM to our fantastic music program.  This includes Uber Eats orders and regular to-go orders as well.  So please spread the word!

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Last year’s event was a blast, and we are hoping to have a repeat.  Bring you kids, your friends, moms, dads or neighbors- this might be the last chance before Thanksgiving to stay out of kitchen and let someone else do the cooking and cleaning😊

Looking forward to seeing many of you. This is a great and easy way to contribute to our music program while enjoying time with friends and family!

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Jun
26
8:00 AM08:00

Band audition: materials and signup

Incoming 6th graders who wish to play in Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble must complete a 10-minute audition. Sign up for audition time here.

Prepared material

See this Dropbox location for materials. Pick which band you are auditioning for, and find your materials by instrument. Have these prepared for your audition (does not need to be memorized):

  • Excerpt #1 (rudimental and fundamental skills and knowledge)
    Scales and rhythm studies to be performed at 100 beats per minute
  • Excerpt #2 (excerpts from band repertoire)
    Song #1 at Andante Tempo (approx. 76 beats per minute)
    Song #2 at Moderato Tempo (approx. 108 beats per minute)

Sight reading

You will be given these excerpts on the day of the audition. Pay close attention to note/rhythm accuracy, tempo markings, articulations, dynamics, and other musical markings.

  • Excerpt #1 (rudimental and fundamental skills and knowledge)
    Will involve technical skills on instruments and rhythm reading
  • Excerpt #2 (excerpt from band repertoire)
    Random excerpt from a song in the Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble repertoire
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Jun
25
8:00 AM08:00

Band audition: materials and signup

Incoming 6th graders who wish to play in Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble must complete a 10-minute audition. Sign up for audition time here.

Prepared material

See this Dropbox location for materials. Pick which band you are auditioning for, and find your materials by instrument. Have these prepared for your audition (does not need to be memorized):

  • Excerpt #1 (rudimental and fundamental skills and knowledge)
    Scales and rhythm studies to be performed at 100 beats per minute
  • Excerpt #2 (excerpts from band repertoire)
    Song #1 at Andante Tempo (approx. 76 beats per minute)
    Song #2 at Moderato Tempo (approx. 108 beats per minute)

Sight reading

You will be given these excerpts on the day of the audition. Pay close attention to note/rhythm accuracy, tempo markings, articulations, dynamics, and other musical markings.

  • Excerpt #1 (rudimental and fundamental skills and knowledge)
    Will involve technical skills on instruments and rhythm reading
  • Excerpt #2 (excerpt from band repertoire)
    Random excerpt from a song in the Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble repertoire

CONCERT BAND is an introductory-level ensemble that is open to all students in grades 6-8 who have had 0-1 years’ worth (or the equivalent) of band experience. Students learn concepts of music theory and explore how to play a musical instrument in an individual and group setting in a traditional band instrumentation. Students will choose either woodwind/brass or percussion instruments, as assisted by the Director at the beginning of the school year. The class emphasizes structured skill development through method books and Grade 0-1.5 literature works. Concert Band is a full year class and performs at several concerts. No audition is required to be a part of this group.

SYMPHONIC BAND is an intermediate-level ensemble and is open to all students in grades 6-8 who have had 1-2 years’ worth (or the equivalent) of band experience. Students continue to develop their musical knowledge and skills in a traditional band instrumentation, as well as learn more techniques/concepts through method books and playing Grade 2-3 literature works. Symphonic Band is a full year class and performs at several concerts and festivals. Incoming 6th graders wishing to be a part of this group must audition.

WIND ENSEMBLE is the highest-level ensemble and is open to all students in grades 6-8 who have had 2-3 years’ worth (or the equivalent) of band experience. Students continue to develop their musical knowledge and skills in a traditional band instrumentation, as well as learn more advanced techniques/concepts through innovative new literature and challenging core compositions in the band repertoire. Wind Ensemble is a full year class and performs at several concerts and festivals. Incoming 6th graders wishing to be a part of this group must audition.

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May
4
7:00 AM07:00

Bellevue High School Jazz Festvial

All-black concert attire.
RESMS band room by 7:00, bus departs for Bellevue at 7:15.

Jazz Band performs at 8:30, followed by clinic. Return to RESMS at 11:00.

If the Jazz Band ranks in the top 3 for their division, they will return in the evening for final round of competition:
7:00 p.m. - Meet at Bellevue High School (parent/guardian carpools)
7:30 p.m. - performance
8:30 p.m. - depart Bellevue High School (parent/guardian carpools)

Transportation cost (daytime - bus): $10 per student.
(Chaperones - $0)
Make payments through SchoolPay or checks made out to Robert Eagle Staff Middle School

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