Monday, February 26, 2018

Band Concert March 6th

Our second concert of the year is next Tuesday here at Maywood.

Student arrival    6:00 pm
Concert starts      6:30 pm

All students are required to stay for the entire concert and help clean up.
Concert clothing is required. Please check the handbook if you need clarification.

We need parent volunteers to monitor warm up rooms before the concert, sit in the stands with the students during the concert, help with clean up and video record the concert.

Please follow the link to the sign up genius in the right hand column to volunteer.

See you at the concert!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Solo and Ensemble is fast approaching. More volunteers needed

Hi All,
Please click on the link below to see what volunteer positions are still available for our Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, March 10th. All hands on deck! We need your help.

Monday, November 13, 2017

First Band Concert on Tuesday, November 21st

Our first concert is next Tuesday, November 21st!
We are excited to present our music for you!

Students should arrive at Maywood at 6:00PM and report to their warm up room.
7,8 grade in band room. 6 grade
in orchestra room.
Please double check the handbook for appropriate concert clothing for your group.
Band Handbook

The concert begins at 6:30PM in the Maywood Gym

We will be welcoming the Liberty High School Wind Ensemble and Mr. Tanner as our guests.

The concert should conclude by 8 at the latest and all students are required to stay for the entire concert and help clean up afterward.

We need parent helpers in order for the evening to run smoothly. Please click on to sign up.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Jazz Band!!!!!

Introducing Lamar Lofton our Maywood Jazz Band Director

Bassist Lamar Lofton hails from Seattle. After attending prestigious Garfield High School he attended Cornish College of the Arts where he received his BFA in Music Performance. Since then he has performed locally and around the world in various musical settings from musical theatre to international Reggae and Jazz artists including Clinton Fearon, Eek-a-Mouse, John Hicks , Ernestine Anderson, The Abbysinians, Julian Priester, Hadley Caliman, Renee’ Strange, Cedric Brooks and many others. Adept at both string and electric bass, his versatility in instruments and musical settings continue to keep him in demand as accompanist and a leader.

You may recognize Mr. Lofton as one of our awesome Impact directors.

Jazz Band is for 7th and 8th grade and will begin on Wednesday, November 8th. Rehearsals will be Wednesday after school and students can take the activity bus or get a ride home.
Saxophone, Clarinet,Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Vibraphone, Piano, Bass, Guitar students are welcome. If you currently play tuba or euphonium and would like to participate please talk with either Mr. Lofton or Ms. Sunmark.

If you are interested in being in Jazz Band please email Mr. Lofton at 
and plan to attend our the first meeting after school on November 8th.

We may need to audition piano, bass, guitar and drums depending on how many students are interested. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Music First is Ready for You! Please complete your first assignment.

Music First is ready for you and you have your first assignment which is due by October 20th.

The URL for the site is

Your login for music first is similar to the login you use for school computers.
first four letters of your last name, first three of your first name, the year you graduate from high school and then you need to add isd, (the isd must be lower case letters)


Your password is your student ID followed by ISD (the ISD must be capital letters)


Please complete your first assignment to make sure your login and password work!

Once you log in you will see your first assignment on the home screen in the "My Tasks" box. Click on the assignment, complete the response and click the submit button. This is a very short assignment and should take you 5 minutes or less to complete.

Email me if you have any issues logging in.

Ms. S.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Eastside Youth Concert Band - new opportunity

Hello Eastside Band Directors and Students!
I am excited to announce the formation of a youth concert band program to provide enhanced musical experiences for advanced high school and exceptional middle school students from Sammamish, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and the surrounding areas.  During the school year, practices will be held at Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm with the first rehearsal on October 17.  Auditions are due the first week of October and are detailed below.  This summer, we formed a summer concert band with a concert on Friday afternoon,  July 28, and had a terrific experience!  Check it out on the Summer Band page:  Summer Band!  For a flyer you can hand out or post, click here. (also attached)  Information can be found on the website  Audition details are below and posted on the website.

To join the band, submit a link to a brief (2- 5 minute) video on Youtube (make it "unlisted") on one (or more) of the following instruments: Flute, Piccolo, Oboe,  clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba or Percussion that shows:
1) an example of your lyrical playing (something slow and pretty)
2) an example of your technical playing (something fast and flashy)
3) chromatic scale articulated (not slurred) from your lowest note to your highest note at a comfortable speed with your best tone quality.
Percussionists should include playing from multiple instruments (timpani (if available to you), snare, mallets).  

Send the Youtube link with your name and instrument in the email subject no later than Sunday, October 8 at 11:59pm to:  There is no fee to audition.  If you play more than one instrument, send a separate audition for each instrument you are interested in playing.  For example, if a flute player plays piccolo, send a separate piccolo audition, if a trumpet player plays French Horn, send auditions for both.  Students will be notified of the results of their audition by Saturday, October 14.  The participation fee is $400 for the school year payable in two payments of $200.  There will be three performances throughout the school year, and if there is enough interest, two bands differentiated by ability demonstrated by the auditions will be formed.  

You are welcome to use selections from All-State or WIBC audition materials,  available online from the links following, or etudes and excerpts from solo literature.  WIBC and All-State band auditions are due at about the same time.  These are terrific programs that you should consider also auditioning for.  
Western International Band Clinic Audition Materials
High School All-State Band Audition Materials
Jr. All-State Band Audition Materials

I look forward to hearing your amazing auditions!!

Philip Dungey
Director, Eastside Youth Concert Bands

Friday, September 22, 2017

Band Sweatshirt order date extended

I have received many emails from parents who missed the deadline to order band sweatshirts. The store is open again but will close on OCTOBER 1. Please be sure to get your order in before that date.