Capitol Hill and the Central District are blessed with extraordinary student musicians. The Garfield High School jazz band, for example, frequently makes appearances in our weekly entertainment and event listings.
Another student music troupe makes an important contribution to life on the Hill as a sure sign of the early stages of Seattle spring.
There it is again. Another session of “When the Saints Go Marching In” echoing through the streets of Capitol Hill’s neighborhoods east of Volunteer Park. Thank the St. Joseph’s School 6th and 7th grade marching band and their weekday afternoon practices just above Capitol Hill’s 19th Ave E.
Or don’t. Like other signs of spring that sometimes become irrationally irritating, the over and over again Saints blared by trombone and trumpet can easily equal the annoyance of a too-chirpy March robin for anybody living in earshot. But, like with the robin, most sane people will slow down, take a breath and remind themselves to try to enjoy the passing of the seasons on Capitol Hill. Take it from the top, St. Joe’s.
The work of the marchers will culminate later this month as the band takes to the streets of downtown Seattle for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. You can cheer them on this year, Saturday, March 16th. Or not.