Junior All-City

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Seattle All-City Band is proud to present a summer marching band program for 5th through 7th grade students in the Seattle area. The program features two weeks of instruction on musicianship, marching, and choreography and provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in local parades and community events.

Participating students will receive group instruction from certificated music teachers and participate in sectionals led by exceptional high school and college musicians. This will be an opportunity for students to develop friendships with students from different schools and an excellent way to have fun while playing music during the summer break.

 

TRANSPORTATION

In order to support the participation of students from all over the Greater Seattle area, we are hoping to provide  transportation from three middle school sites where  parents would be able to  drop off students to take a school bus to the camp. Availability of rehearsal transportation is dependent on sufficient enrollment of students from the regions.

  • North Seattle: Eckstein  (3003 NE 75th St)
  • Central District: Washington M.S. (2101 S. Jackson St.)
  • South Seattle: Aki Kurose M.S. (3928 S. Graham St.

Please indicate on the registration form if you are interested in riding a school bus from any of these three locations.  We will contact families with the final transportation plan 1-2 weeks prior to the first rehearsal.

Availability of rehearsal transportation is pending sufficient enrollment of students from the targeted regions. Assuming sufficient enrollment, approximate bus pick up times will be 7:30am at Eckstein, 8:00am at Washington and 8:20am at Aki Kurose.

 

TUITION AND FEES

Program Cost:     $200.00

Included: Cost of  instruction,  lunches during the first week, school bus transportation to/from the  performance sites, Junior All-City Band polo shirt.

What’s Not Included: Lunch during the second week and khaki pants which students will need for performances. (No specific pants, students may pick up from any retailer).

Financial Aid: Financial aid is available if needed.

Checks payable to: Friends of All-City Band

 

REHEARSAL  SCHEDULE

Here is a  typical breakdown of our rehearsals, although times shift based on the progress/needs of the group.

 

July 17th-21st —9 am to 2 pm

9:00—10:00 am                    Music Rehearsal

10:00 am—11:00 am            Marching Rehearsal

11:00—11:40 am                  Sectionals

11:45—12:30                        Lunch Break and Recess

12:30-1:15 pm                      Music Rehearsal/Sectionals

1:15—2:00 pm                      Marching Rehearsal/Sectionals

 

July 24-28th —9am to noon

9:00—9:45am                       Music Rehearsal

9:45—10:30 am                    Marching Rehearsal

10:30—11:15 am                  Sectionals

11:15—noon                         Marching Rehearsal

 

PERFORMANCES

  • Des Moines Waterland Parade: Sat. July 22nd – 5:45pm
  • White Center  Jubilee Parade : Sun. July 23rd —11am
  • Fircrest Funfest Parade:  Thu. July 27th —10am
  • A.C.B. Band Jamboree: Fri. July 28th —7pm

 

DIRECTORS

MARCUS PIMPLETON is in his 16th year as director and program coordinator of the Seattle Schools All-City Marching Band and his third as an assistant director for the University of Washington Husky Athletic Bands. He served 14 years as the band director at Denny International M.S. during which time his work was honored with a Washington State Golden Apple Award and the Phillip B. Swain Excellence in Teaching Award. Pimpleton currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Denny International Middle School.

JOHN AGUILAR is a senior at the University of Washington, graduating this spring with a BM in Music Education. This will be John’s 5th year as an Associate Director of the Junior All-City Band and his 5th as a staff member for the All-City Band, where he also has written several of that band’s musical arrangements. John served as Drum Major for 3 years and is concluding this year as the Undergraduate Assistant for the University of Washington Husky Marching Band.

SHANE EMILIEN is a senior at Texas Southern University majoring in Music Education, as well as a member of the Ocean Of Soul Marching Band. This will be Shane’s 3rd year as an Associate Director of the Junior All-City Band and his 4th as a staff member for the All-City Band. He is an active brother of Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity.

REGISTRATION

To register for Junior All-City, please go to the Junior All-City Registration Page and complete the online registration or mail in this registration form with your tuition payment.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Marcus Pimpleton

mjpimpleton@seattleschools.org

(206) 252-8993