Hello Band Students and Families!I hope this message finds you healthy and safe. While we are on our six week school closure due to Covid-19, you will find music activities and projects on Canvas. You can find Canvas by going to Student Tools, opening the Canvas tab and logging in. Your Band should be listed as one of your classes. I will keep adding activities and projects as we go. All further class info and resources will be on Canvas.I would encourage each of you to make yourself a daily schedule or routine that includes some time to practice and make music. I find that music is often a very calming activity that can help me refocus. One of the links I have up is for Chrome Music Lab where you can create our own music.Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you just want to check in and say hello. My email address is email@example.com. I miss you all and miss making music with you. Take care and stay healthy!
I believe that music is a powerful medium that can help students discover their unique capabilities, build positive relationships with their peers, ignite creativity and foster meaningful connections with the larger community. As director, my job isn't just waving the baton--it's conducting myself and our band in a way that brings the benefits of music into the lives of our students and community.
Michael Lundquist graduated Central Washington University with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, during which time he studied trumpet with Charles Butler and John Harbaugh. He holds a Master's Degree in Conducting through the American Band College of Sam Huston State University, and is a National Board Certified Teacher. He comes to Everett Public Schools with 12 years of experience teaching elementary and middle school band, jazz, as well as teaching high school marching band and drum and bugle corps. In addition to his duties as Director of Bands at Heatherwood Middle School and Jazz at Jackson High School, Mr. Lundquist teaches privately and performs regularly as the Principal Trumpet of the Seattle Rock Orchestra and can be heard around the Seattle Area playing with such groups as Breaks and Swells, the Eastside Modern Jazz Orchestra, and in various jazz ensembles, chamber groups and pit orchestras. He has served as assistant principal and in the sections of several orchestras in the area, including the Great Bend Center for Music and the Seattle Philharmonic. Mr. Lundquist was also a founding member of the Seattle Sounders FC "Sound Wave" Band and the Seattle Wind Symphony. Has had the distinct pleasure to appear in performance with Sir Mix-a-Lot, Stewart Copeland, Allen Stone, various other artists, and under the baton of Gerard Schwarz.