Update: KEXP Hood-to-Hood West Seattle party, midday edition

The Chief Sealth International High School Marching Band has taken the stage at Easy Street Records in The Junction as the KEXP Hood-to-Hood Challenge victory party powers through hour 5.
(added 1:42 pm – video of the CSIHS band doing “Tainted Love”)

Right across the street at Cupcake Royale (WSB sponsor), it’s family-activities HQ, and families are waiting eagerly for The Not-Its to start their performance at 11 am:

(added 1:39 pm, Not-Its video – wait for the jumping!)

Later in the day at Cupcake Royale, it’s The Board of Education at 1 pm and Caspar Babypants at 4:30; the Easy Street website has the full details on everything happening there. Here’s our morning report, including schedule links and highlights for the entire day/night.

11 Replies to "Update: KEXP Hood-to-Hood West Seattle party, midday edition"

  • ellenater May 21, 2010 (12:01 pm)

    Chief Sealth was AWESOME–thoroughly enjoyed them. I CANNOT believe they played Tainted Love and Sir Duke. SO great. Just play longer next time!!!!

  • ME May 21, 2010 (12:38 pm)

    Chief Sealth > West Seattle

  • me on 28th Ave SW May 21, 2010 (12:45 pm)

    That’s funny! I’ve been caught off guard by the fun song choices too. A couple years ago they played “Holiday” by Green Day and it sounded great.

    • WSB May 21, 2010 (1:12 pm)

      We will have video of part of “Tainted Love” eventually … unfortunately we shot it in HD and it’s taking its own sweet time to upload today … also a really fun clip with the Not-Its where they – and their youngest fans – all just kept jumping … TR

  • sw May 21, 2010 (12:56 pm)

    Way to represent, Mr. P!

  • me on 28th Ave SW May 21, 2010 (1:40 pm)

    I think it is important to remember that this (and the other talented music programs) at Sealth didn’t just happen overnight. It is the committed work and efforts of all the music directors and students over years that has led to this. Many of the musicians are in more than one ensemble. Please check out the website http://chiefsealthmusic.org/.

  • d May 21, 2010 (2:13 pm)

    Two thumbs up for the Live Broadcasts!

    Just saw The Lights at Easy St. Really good!

    Other band broadcasts for folks stuck in the car or office are:

    3:30 The Tripwires
    5:30 Rat City Brass (Go WC!)

  • ellenater May 21, 2010 (6:37 pm)

    I had such a great time with it today. West Seattle was out in force. In addition to Chief Sealth, I loved Head Like a Kite with Tilson. The Tripwires were great, too but I accidentally missed most of their set. The djs were great and it was fun to watch them do their thing. I listen to KEXP daily so it was really fun to finally put faces with names. Everyone at Easy Street was great, including the employees who were extremely nice and patient. Love me some West Seattle-Love me some KEXP. Let’s win again!!!

  • WTF May 21, 2010 (7:46 pm)

    This was awesome. The kids kicked butt! Made the trip to the bank so worth the it. Thanks! We need more deals like this!

  • Suzanne May 21, 2010 (8:00 pm)

    I didn’t get to hear the Chief Sealth Band live, but just listened to them on KEXP’s streaming archive. Great fun! In case you missed the interview with Marcus Pimpleton, he made a request for donations for marching band uniforms. The band is really growing and we are in need of more uniforms to outfit everyone. Please consider donating to the Chief Sealth Music Program for uniforms.

  • Marcus Pimpleton May 21, 2010 (10:04 pm)

    Thanks WSB for the great coverage and thanks Suzanne for mentioning the uniforms. We are working very hard to secure funds for new uniforms to keep up with the growth we have recently experienced and anticipate continuing in our band program.

    This year alone we have seen band membership shoot up from 35 students last spring to 65 today, with 32 of those new students being freshmen. The numbers for next fall are looking great with 75 students currently ernrolled and another 10 or 15 that we are expecting to come (once the last 100 or so freshmen who were just accepted to the school are scheduled into classes). Looking ahead there are another 50 7th graders that we are expecting to come from Denny not to mention the students from the other excellent middle school programs at Madison and Mercer who often times choose Sealth. Hopefully some of this recent publicity will lead to some community support around these uniforms so that our band students can look as good as they sound and continue to represent our neighborhood with pride.

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