Now recruiting experienced drummers for the JazzED Drumline Project directed by Tony Sodano (Garfield High School Drumline and Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline). You’ll be a part of building a groove-based, second line style, funky drumline on brand new Yamaha drums. FUN is the operative word. We’ll be making the crowd move!

Open to experienced drummers in grades 7-12. Participation at JazzED Drumline Project placements is required for participation. See below.

JazzED Drumline Project placements will be held Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at the MLK FAME Community Center (3201 E Republican St). Students will be evaluated for placement based on their rudiments. Students should bring their sticks, there is no music to prepare ahead of time.

Participation at the JazzED Drumline Project placements is according to student grade based on the schedule below. Students will have their placement in a first come, first serve order in their time frame. The placement evaluation should take no more than 10 minutes once it's their turn.

JazzED Drumline Project Placement Schedule:

  • GRADES 7 & 8, Saturday, Nov 17, 11:30am-1:30pm

  • GRADES 9 & 10, Sunday, Nov 18, 9am-11am

  • GRADES 11 & 12, Sunday, Nov 18, 11:30am-1:30pm

There is a $25 placement fee. If the fee is a financial burden, please use the code WAIVER at registration check-out to waive the fee, no questions asked.

Your ensemble placement will be emailed within 1-2 weeks of your placement day. If you accept your placement, you will then register for the vocal ensemble, and select your sliding scale tuition amount. Weekly rehearsals begin in January 2019. 

If you cannot come to your placement day but would like to join, please register and then email Program Manager Robert Babs at to be added to the make-up day list.

Program Details

Weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
January 9, 2019 - May 22, 2019


  • The Triple Door for the Seattle JazzED Soundtrack for the Future Gala
    Thursday March 21, 2019
    7:00pm-8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm
    Call Time/Soundcheck: 4:30pm

  • Final Concert details, TBD

Click here for the JazzED Program Calendar >

Ensembles rehearse at the MLK FAME Community Center at 3201 E Republican St in the Madison Valley neighborhood. Click here for a map.

We are committed to this program being financially accessible for ALL families. You select the tuition amount that works for you. Please note, monthly amounts below apply to December 2018-April 2019 time frame.

Your tuition payment helps cover the cost of renting class space and paying our educators a fair wage, as well as classroom supplies, sheet music, etc.

  • $1,175, $235/month, do not enter any code

  • $925, $185/month, enter code NINETWENTYFIVE

  • $675, $135/month, enter code SIXSEVENTYFIVE

  • $425, $85/month, enter code FOURTWENTYYFIVE

  • $250, $50/month, enter code TWOFIFTY

You will have the option of entering a sliding scale tuition code on the registration check-out page. Be sure to select the payment plan option if you want to break your payments up. Please note you will also have the option of paying your chosen amount in full if you prefer  

If you'd like to pay a different sliding scale amount than the options here, fill out our easy online form, and we'll send you a custom tuition code. 

Have questions about how this works? Contact us and we'll get right back to you!

JazzED Drumline Project Director

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Tony Sodano

Tony Sodano is an engaging, committed music instructor and performer acknowledged for success and positive impact in creation of top performing ensembles in secondary education in Seattle WA. Sodano is currently the assistant director the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline, percussion coach at Seattle JazzED and former Band & Drumline Director at Garfield High School (2008 - 2018).