VIDEO: Middle-school marching band’s virtual performance

One of the things we’ll be missing during this season of pre-empted parades: Marching bands. So this made us smile when it arrived in the WSB inbox today. The school isn’t in West Seattle, but the band director points out his local tie:

My name is John Aguilar, Director of Bands at Robert Eagle Staff Middle School in Seattle, WA and a PROUD alumnus of Chief Sealth International High School (class of 2012).

I just wanted to share with you a virtual performance that my students did recently of “Juice” by Lizzo. As you know, we have been out of school for two months now, and along with that comes numerous concerts/festivals/competitions/parades that the students will no longer get to experience this school year. It is with that in mind that my students decided to come together “virtually” during these uncertain times, as we try to send the message that music truly is one of the best medicines for the soul and that we can still make music together, although physically apart. I am writing to see if you can help us share our message in hopes of inspiring the community through our music. I hope you enjoy!

Robert Eagle Staff MS is in North Seattle, and opened in fall 2017.

12 Replies to "VIDEO: Middle-school marching band's virtual performance"

  • Chris May 17, 2020 (5:48 pm)

    Wow.   That was very inspirational and well done.  Thank you for sharing!!!

  • Jennie May 17, 2020 (6:44 pm)

    Fantastic!! Thanks for sharing this :)

  • ro May 17, 2020 (8:11 pm)

    Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic and thank you i enjoyed it very much and please keep up the good work and stay safe thank you 

  • Toni Reineke May 17, 2020 (8:52 pm)

    Way to go, John Aguilar! You’ve come a long way since fifth grade!

  • Jim May 17, 2020 (9:22 pm)

    Great job John. We had the West Seattle Big Band at Robert Eagle Staff MS last spring. It was fun to collaborate with his students. Of course we also collaborated with John and his classmates at Sealth back in the day.

  • Shelly May 17, 2020 (9:53 pm)

    What an awesome performance! Bravo!

  • Alyssa May 17, 2020 (10:23 pm)

    That’s amazing John! I hope for one last year in the all city band with you and to see your students in the band this year

  • CM May 18, 2020 (12:00 am)

    This is great! Thanks for sharing.  

  • KM May 18, 2020 (10:34 am)

    This was such a treat to start my day and week off with, this is fabulous.  Thank you to all!

  • Conjunction Junction May 18, 2020 (11:12 am)

    Don’t know what’s going to happen with All City Band, but here’s hoping.  Great Job John!

  • Ben May 19, 2020 (7:18 pm)

    Wow, my brother’s school should do this!

  • Kiran May 29, 2020 (9:54 am)

    AMAZING!!! Brought tears to my eyes! Well done everyone!

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