Trumpeter Carl Saunders and the Blatchley M.S. Jazz Band from Sitka, Alaska

March 7, 2016

Dear Parents and Students,


This week will be loaded with learning and fun!


Tuesday evening, the Blatchley M.S. Jazz Band from Sitka, AK. will arrive and stay through Sunday morning.  Thank you for hosting the students and chaperones.  Special thanks to Ms. Rachel Berger (Isaiah Orlando's mother) for coordinating the home stays, and Mr. Brian Villacorta, Stanley Jazz Liason, for helping coordinate the initial details for the week with Blatchley Music Director, Mr. Mike Kernin.


On Wednesday, with the exception of a few Math classes where they are testing, there will be opportunities to take the students to your period 6 and 7 classes.  Sitka is a very beautiful and historic place that we will have fun learning about.  Go on line and check out the Sitka Fine Arts Camp (


Carl Saunders is one of the most amazing musicians I have ever met.  He is primarily a trumpet player but also plays piano, bass, and drums.  Mr. Saunders played with Stan Kenton, Harry James, and Buddy Rich.He currently lives in L.A. and plays in most popular settings including music for movies.


Carl will be with us on WEDNESDAY, March 9, from 7:20am to 11:45am and 2:30pm to 5pm.  Please tell everyone you know to come meet Carl, hear him play, and play with him!  You will love the experience.   Parents, if you or your friends have flex time, this is an opportunity not to be missed!




Bob Athayde


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