A huge congrats & kudos to our Sherwood marching band members who made it through the rigor of band camp these past couple of weeks. Its always a huge endeavor for all involved, students & staff, and our team looks really good going into the 2015 season. Attitudes & Work Ethic was quite commendable.
We have two performances this week: The Staff Rally & The Premier. Everyone in the marching band is a starter. We need every member at every performance. See our updated calendar for all rehearsals and performances (only updates on this new calendar are: 1) Community Performance Night on 10/28 in place of a regular rehearsal, and 2) SMB pictures will be before our 10/9 rehearsal).
SMB Calendar – rev.8.27.15
Monday, August 31st
Staff Rally – Call time for students is moved up to 9am. The rally coordinator wants us setup in the gym a little sooner than usual. Students will be done around approx. 10:30am.
Rehearsal from 12-5pm
Wednesday, September 2nd
Rehearsal from 12-4pm
Premier Performance 7pm – Marching Band Members call time is 6:15pm sharp. We will be busy handing out show shirts & warming up visually and musically prior to the performance.
Next Performance will be at the football game on Friday, September 11th
Dear Band Parents, Camp is off to a great start! Your students are working their tails off and are making their staff very proud of their effort & performance already. As a reminder, finalized dates for performances, rehearsals, fundraisers were published a little while ago. Link to our Calendar dates is SMB Dates 2015 – rev8.3.15, and our band calendar can be found through our webpage http://sherwoodbands.org/
Looking for additional Colorguard members – We have an incredible colorguard this year taught by an incredible staff. We need more guard members lighting up our field with color and dance! Please contact Mr. Stai or Mrs. Jack if you know someone who is interested in joining.
Staff Rally – August 31st – Every year our marching band is invited to perform in front of all school district staff at our annual staff rally in the SHS Main Gym. This year’s staff rally is Monday, August 31st. Marching Band Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion need to be at SHS at 9:15am that morning. We should be done at approx. 10:45am. Students will have a lunch break from 10:45-12:00 with our Noon-5pm rehearsal commencing at Noon.
Premier Performance – September 2nd – We have our “Danze Passione” premier performance at 7pm. on Wednesday, September 2nd here on the SHS Main Field. All family & friends are invited!
Marathon – Marching Band is a marathon the begins in August and ends on October 31st. Students need to continue hydrating and eating healthy. Get rest as often as our hectic schedules allow. Students owe it to themselves and their section to take good care of their mind and body! We need them on the field ready to rehearse & perform!
Band Camp starts Monday, August 17th at 8am. Below are useful links providing reminders of “what, where, when, and what”. Very Important, the calendar has been fully slated. No big changes, just filled out some of the rehearsal times and performance locations.
One thing thats not on the checklist, bring a lunch and a snack.
Need more info? Go to http://sherwoodbands.org/marching-band/
Band Parents – We end most of our camp rehearsals at 5pm. We take students right up until 5pm on the upper baseball field. It takes us about 20 minutes to strike the field and get back down to the band room. If you are picking your student up from camp, it is a better assumption that they will be ready to leave between 5:20-5:30. Also, we begin rehearsing promptly at 8am. Students should be arriving to SHS about 10-15 minutes ahead of schedule so that they can get setup and to their correct rehearsal spaces on time.
All section leaders have been making contact with their section members throughout the course of the summer. If you haven’t heard from your section leader, you probably are not on our roster or we don’t have your contact info.
Music has been posted and available to print in the members only section http://sherwoodbands.org/members-only-section/ . You will find warmups, show music, and various stands tunes. Print your part only!
MOST IMPORTANT – Start Hydrating and eat healthier than normal. Get rest and make sure you start training yourself to be ready to go at 8am in the morning. Camp is a huge physical and mental undertaking. You owe it to yourself and your section to take good care of your mind and body! We need you on the field ready to perform!
VERY EXCITED – This is going to be an awesome experience! Danze Passione is going to be an incredible show that will be powerful and expressive!
Our Can and Bottle Drive is this Saturday, August 15th! Your help is needed!!
Please take a moment to look at the volunteer spot link below. There are many areas and times throughout the day where we are quite short handed. If you can give a few hours of your Saturday, it would be greatly appreciated!! There are spots for both adults and students.
Click here… http://vols.pt/7Db77U
Many hands make light work! Looking forward to seeing you there!
The final two Marching Band uniform fittings will be:
– Thursday, August 13 from 5pm to 8pm
– Monday, August 17 from 5pm to 8pm
It’s important that all marching band members, including veterans, sign up for a fitting time on volunteer spot at http://vols.pt/4bfhFx
. Thank you.
For students who have ordered Band Camp Packages – Please plan to pick up packages either at the uniform fitting on Thursday, August 13th or at the first day of band camp, Monday, August 17th.
The band room will be closed until those times. Thank you!
Welcome to the 2015 Sherwood High School Marching Season! Our second workshop is this Thursday & Friday from 10 – 5. We will do stretching and movement from 10-1 and music from 2-5. There will be a one hour lunch break on both days. Bring your instrument, marching shoes, water, lunch, & sunscreen.
Students: Section Leaders have been in contact with you. If you have not been receiving correspondence, we might not have your accurate email. Please contact Mr. Stai if you have not received any correspondence, email@example.com
Also, updated music and the full show has now been posted online. There is also a midi recording that is 95% complete (Please ignore the snowman quote at the end of the show). Access music at http://sherwoodbands.org/members-only-section/
It is not too late to sign up for Marching Band & Colorguard, or to give it a try. If you know of someone who is on the fence, tell them to come try it out. Know of someone who wants dance & movement experience and to be a part of something great? Sherwood Colorguard is a good place for them to be! We are looking for additional members who will work hard to develop physical coordination and mental focus to add to the visual component of our competitive fall & winter shows. Please contact Amy Jack firstname.lastname@example.org or myself if you or anyone you know might be interested.
Looking Forward to a Great Season!
Brant Stai, Band Director
Band – Drink Lots of Water! The parade is going to be hot so hydrate now!
Staging – There are four staging areas. We are in the second group, which is color coded “black”. We are the 28th group out of 70 in sequential parade order.
Parking Update – I’m not certain on where we are allowed to park. Please give yourself plenty of time to deal with finding a parking and be to the parade area at 9am. I will be in our parade spot by 8:30am.
Tonight’s Rehearsal – We will be meeting outside the band room in arcs and rehearsing with the drumline at 6:30pm. Then we will block it up and march around the neighborhood.
HYDRATE & BE AT THE STAGING SPACING BY 9AM. THANK YOU ALL!!!