Music Students Perform All Around Seattle

The 2017 school year closed with a fantastic run of spring performances at venues all over the city, highlighted by a performance by the Upper School Jazz Band at Tula's jazz club in Seattle, on Tuesday, June 6.

The 19 piece jazz band members experienced a professional stage performance as they opened for Seattle-area based jazz musician Tim Kennedy. The students performed 11 classic jazz tunes, including "Cotton Tail" by Duke Ellington, "Fly Me to the Moon" by Bart Howard, "The Jive Samba" by Nat Adderly, and "St. Thomas" by Sonny Rollins.

On May 31, three Northwest School choirs and the Upper School Orchestra took to the stage at Plymouth Church. The concert showcased music from all over the world, with the 9-10 Choir opening the evening with the classic folk song "Down to the River to Pray." Other highlights included the A Capella Choir's take on a traditional song from Senegal, "Kaki Lambe."

The final performance of the school year was the Middle School concert, featuring the Orchestra, the Show Choir, and the Band, at Greenlake Methodist Church, on Thursday, June 8. Nearly 75 students played a variety of songs, from "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" to a cover of "Valerie," by Amy Winehouse.