Congratulations Jazz Bands!

Sherwood Jazz I & Jazz II performed at the West Salem Jazz Band Festival on Saturday. Both groups sounded great! We do not have results yet for Jazz II’s evening performance.

Jazz I finished 2nd place in the HS Advanced Division. The Rhythm & Trombone Sections won outstanding sections in the Advanced Division. Grant Yu, Ben Wiren, and Jack Scypinski were awarded as outstanding soloists.

There are a few photos of the event currently located on the band’s twitter account @sherwoodbands.

Swingin’ with Spaghetti

Swingin’ with Spaghetti is coming on Saturday, February 27th and you will want to mark your calendars!!  This is such a fun tradition for the band community.  It began with a recipe for amazing sauce, which is a family recipe from Mr. Angeloni!  Today, we offer something for everyone, including vegetarian and gluten free meals.  The SHS band students are the servers for the evening, and all of the middle and high school jazz bands will be setting the mood and providing entertainment for the evening.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year!!
The evening also includes a silent auction.  Items have been coming in for several weeks, and there is definitely something for everyone!!  If you, or someone you know would like to donate items or services to the silent auction, please let me know!
SHS students will be bringing home ticket packets soon that include dinner and raffle tickets.  Mr. Dyer and Mr. Angeloni will have information about purchasing tickets at the middle schools.  Please continue to watch your email for more information about that.
Today, we are sharing the volunteer schedule for the evening.  As with every fundraiser, it won’t happen without help!  Please take a look at the volunteer link below and sign up for what works for you.  Mr. Stai let everyone know that Swingin’ with Spaghetti falls on the same date as the OMEA Solo and Ensemble festival in West Linn.  We have thought through the volunteer times accordingly, and are not beginning set up until 2:00 to allow families to support their students at the festival along with volunteering.
Thanks in advance for your help and support!!  Here’s the Volunteer Spot link:
Dawn Gorski
VP Fundraising
Sherwood Band Boosters
SWS 2016

Saturday, Feb. 6th – Jazz Festival Itinerary

Jazz Bands I & II – Below is the itinerary for Saturday, February 6th. Important items to note:

  • Show up in concert attire.
  • You will need to bring two meals.
    • 1) Sack lunch
    • 2) Sack Dinner OR money for pizza/hotdog/ concessions dinner
  • Mr. Stai is looking for chaperones.

West Salem Jazz Festival – Saturday, February 6th   

10:30am – Call Time
10:50 – Load Busses
11:10 – Depart from Sherwood (Eat Sack Lunch en route)
12:10 – Arrive
12:30 – Jazz I Warmup
1:00 – Jazz I Performance (Jazz II Observe)
2:30 – Observe Allen Vizzutti Performance
4:30 – Dinner
5:10 – Allen Vizzutti Clinic (They will have a good sized concessions operation at the festival for anyone interested in purchasing dinner on site).
6:00 – Jazz II Warmup
6:30 – Jazz II Performance (Jazz I Observe)
7:15 – Load Busses & Depart for Sherwood
8:20pm – Arrive in Sherwood

Students who have Mrs. Aldinger as their piano accompanist PLEASE READ

If you are using Mrs. Aldinger as your piano accompanist, and you have NOT scheduled your rehearsal time with her yet, you NEED to do that immediately. BE PROFESSIONAL IN YOUR PROMPT COMMUNICATION/SCHEDULING.

** are those who have scheduled rehearsal times.
High School
Josh Busby**
Rachael Fasano**
Analisa Dufrene**
Emily Kelso
Madeline Nolan
Olivia Chau
Sarah Denton
Rachel Guthrie**
Tommy Laido**
Ian Gravelle
Hannah Jeans**
Garrett Fechter
Helena  Elkins
Brett Bounpakob**
Joshua Johns
Cole Emery
Brinna Mawhinney

Special Olympics Basketball Band Signup Sheet Available in Band Room

Basketball Band for the Special Olympics Game now has a signup sheet available on the cabinet in the band room.

Wednesday, February 3rd Itinerary:
6:15 – Call Time/Warmup/Setup
7:00 – Game
8:00 – Game Finished/Pack Up/Go Home

Thank you Emma for coordinating this! I think this has the potential to be a really awesome and positive experience. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Stai or Emma.


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