10th Street Middle School
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10th Street Middle School is a middle school in Tulalip, Washington incorporating grade levels 6-8. The school was founded in 1995 as a "school of choice" for students interested in music and art. 10th Street's enrollment is traditionally held to 180 students. This cap is for a variety of reasons but most importantly the small size increases academic achievement and eases discipline issues.
Not only is there a Concert Band but there is a Jazz Band as well as student created bands in an after school club known simply as "The Other Club" the Jazz band gigs often and the Other Club bands play at a concert in the spring hosted by Allen Creek Community Church, or (AC3)
Various concerts are held annually during autumn, winter, and spring.
Tenth Street is very music based. Two of the seven staff members are in rock bands. Nathan Sackman, the band teacher was involved with a rock band called, Slideshow (discontinued). They had multiple shows a month and has done some time in the recording studio. Eric Hanson, the Social Studies teacher is the bass player for the locally known, Arisen From Nothing. AFN is a metal band from Washington that has a full CD. AFN recently won the best of Western Washington award from Evening Magazine.
Many of Tenth Streets students join special state bands known as Honor Band and "All State". Some of these students include Chloe Loughlin(2013), Carson Micheal(2013), Lyda Ebadani(2012), and Robyn Hazen(2009)
Other Notable students include the gifted Pianist "Ammon Shurtz" who played percussion, piano, and trumpet at Tenth Street(2010-2013). Along with his good friend "Sam Dobesh" who was the first acoustic contra-bass for the jazz band(2010-2013) and now currently plays in Marysville Pilchuck Highschools wind ensemble and Jazz 1(2013-present). "Wyatt Langstrat" also played at tenth street(2007-2010) on trombone and now plays with Sam in the MPHS Jazz band(2011-present).
Every three years, the entire school goes on a field trip to Fort Worden in Washington. The students learn about marine biology and Washington state history. The trip is concluded by a concert in the converted hot air balloon hangar.
- note- This trip has been discontinued due to budget cuts. The last classes to visit were in the school year 2010/2011
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