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Essentially Ellington Information


Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival is about a week and half away! 

There is a lot of information in this email.  

Please read all the way down and print all of the forms to be turned in.

Luggage Check-in – Tuesday, January 29th at 5:30 pm –

 7:00 pm in the Band Room 

 All students must check in their luggage, personal backpack and instrument…

don’t forget your music.

Projected Weather Forecast in Las Vegas

Wednesday, Jan. 30th – Mostly Sunny 64 high – 45 low

Thursday, Jan 31th – Partly Cloudy 64 high – 47 low

Friday, Feb. 1st – Partly Cloudy  64 high – 46 low

Saturday, Feb. 2nd – Partly Cloudy 61 high – 45 low

Student Corner:

    Packing List – All students must bring their luggage (1 suitcase), personal backpack (1) and instrument (s) to

Luggage Check-In on 1/29 – attached document for packing guidelines.

    Letter of Guarantee – Please bring this signed to Luggage Check-In

    Medication Waiver – Please bring this signed to Luggage Check-In

    Rules of the Road – Please bring this signed to Luggage Check-In

    Parent Corner:

    Parent Volunteers – I could use 5 – 6 parent volunteers to help with luggage check-in on Tuesday, January 29th. 
 Please let me know if you are able to assist.

    Just a quick reminder for those parents who are attending…. 

Your support is fantastic for our students and their performances, but this trip is a school trip/not a family vacation.  

Students are busy and are to stay with their groups the entire weekend.

Festival Wristbands must be purchased at the Box Office before entering the performance areas.


    Chaperones – Mrs. Sakoda (Lead Chaperone), Mrs. Robles and Mr. & Mrs. Armstrong 

will be the designated chaperones for the weekend. 

Chaperones should be at EHS at 12:30 on Wednesday to help load the bus.  

Departing EHS at 1:00 pm

    Schedule of Events – see attached document.  

Students will depart at 1:00 pm on Wednesday and pick-up time on Saturday afternoon is 2:30 pm. 

    Map of the school – see attached document.  

    Food Reminders – Students should eat lunch before boarding the bus.

  We will have a light snack bag for them on the bus and they are welcome to bring snacks with them if they choose. 

Dinner will be as a group at the Hotel Buffet on Wednesday night.

  Remember to send your student with money for breakfast & lunch on Thursday, 

breakfast & lunch on Friday, and breakfast & lunch on Saturday.

Dinner on Thursday & Friday will be as a group at the Dining Commons on the UNLV campus.