Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Low Brass Summer Classes

Low Brass students check out the link. Rebecca Good is arranging these events.
These opportunities are taking the place of summer lessons.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

PLEASE READ if you are renting a Maywood instrument

8th graders please return all Maywood instruments by this Friday, June 9. If you are continuing in band next year contact Mr. Tanner about renting an instrument from Liberty. TannerJ2@issaquah.wednet,edu

6th and 7th graders If you have an instrument at home and one at school and are continuing in band and your instrument at home works fine you can keep it over the summer (no need to pay a summer rental fee). If it needs repair please take it directly to Mr. Schneider. If you take it directly to him you can give him your contact information and he will let you know when it’s ready to pick up. 425-890-4573. His shop is near Maple Hills. All Maywood repairs within reason will be covered by your rental fee from this year. Please call him to make an appointment.
If you only have one Maywood instrument and it needs repair I would also recommend you take it to Mr. Schneider directly and give him your contact information so you can pick it up when it’s done. Our last day for playing is Tuesday, June 13th so you can take it anytime after that.
If you are not continuing please return all home instruments to Maywood by this Friday, June 9th.
Ms. S.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

All the details for our 2017 Summer camps are here!

If you're interested in a camp, give us a call ASAP because these spots will go fast.

Rock Band Camp

So you wanna be a Rockstar? Donn Bennett Drum Studios and Rock-It Music Academy have teamed up once again to bring you the NW’s most popular Summer Rock Band Camp!

Players with basic understanding of guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals will learn how to combine their talents and perform as a band. This camp, now in its 12th year, is led by instructors Chase Culp  (The Crying Spell, Point One) and Eric Snyder (The Crying Spell, Second Coming). The camp will cover a range of topics including rhythm section, dynamics, songwriting, soloing, music business and rehearsal techniques.

Guest artists (to be announced) will teach segments on topics including music business, musicianship, recording, etc. Last year the students had the privilege of working with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger Fisher (Heart), Lynn Sorenson (Spike and the Impalers, Paul Rodgers), Michael Shrieve (Santana, Mick Jagger, Spellbinder), and many more Pacific Northwest professional musicians. Students will also have group and private instruction during the week on their instrument.

Each band will have a professional rehearsal room equipped with a full PA, amps, and drum set provided by our friends at Evolution Studios. The camp is very hands-on and will offer students plenty of performance time. On the final day of the camp attendees will perform live onstage in a concert for their friends and families at concert venue in Seattle, one of Seattle’s most popular rock venues. If you’re ready to take your playing to the next level this one’s for you!

Receive a $25/person credit when you signup with a friend! If you are a drummer please encourage your friends who sing, play guitar, play bass, or keys to join with you!

July 17th-21st // 2017
Show performance – July 21st  (venue TBA)
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Price: $450
To reserve a spot, call: (425) 747-6145


Beginner // Intermediate // Advanced

This is the 14th year for the extremely popular drum set camp. Chase Culp will teach topics including drum set history, basic musicianship, technique, tuning, grooves from several styles, playing with a rhythm section, double bass drumming and chart reading. Students will also get to experience recording in a recording studio. 

Several guest instructors (to be announced) will teach portions of the program. Past guests have included Alan White (Yes, John Lennon),Kenny Aronoff, Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche), Michael Derosier (Heart), Michael Shrieve (Santana) and many more. Must have minimum drum set skills.

July 10th-14th // 2017
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Price: $325 
To reserve a spot, call: (425) 747-6145 

1044 151st Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98005

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Calling all Piccolo players
Be a part of the country’s largest Independence Day piccolo section

Join the Seattle Wind Symphony
July 3
at Benaroya Hall, Seattle.

The Seattle Wind Symphony is looking for 200 piccolo players to join us in our 5th annual Star Spangled Spectacular at Benaroya Hall on July 3, 2017.

The piccolo section will join the band on the finale of the concert to include Goldman’s On the Mall, Chimes of Liberty, and Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever.

Our program is a salute to Americana and patriotic music of the USA and will include Dave Beck (KING-FM) narrator, Seattle soprano Alexandra Picard, and the Seattle Wind Symphony choir, under the direction of Dr. Linda Gingrich.

This is an amazing opportunity to perform on stage, to a packed house at Benaroya Hall — a dream come true!   If you are interested, please go to our website, On the Home page, find “Star Spangled Spectacular Piccolo” and click on “More details…” for more information and to register.

opportunity for flute students

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Band Concert This Thursday, May 25th

Our final concert of the school year is this Thursday at Maywood in the gym.
Band students should be here by 6pm. The concert begins at 6:30. All students are required to stay for the entire concert.

We need parent volunteers to help the evening run efficiently. Please click on the link in the right hand column to sign up.

Please follow the Maywood Band dress code for the concert.

Thanks everyone. All the ensembles sound fantastic. It's going to be a great evening of music.
Ms. S.