Swingin’ With Spaghetti Update

Swingin’ with Spaghetti is on Saturday, February 4th. The fun begins at 6:00!

We need volunteers to pull off our biggest fundraiser of the year!!  There are volunteer opportunities before and after the event. There are also several spots to be filled for kitchen help. These spots still allow for plenty of time to enjoy the entertainment, friends, and family!

There are positions available for set up (which is decorating the commons, and is a lot of fun!), clean up (the more, the merrier.  It went VERY fast last year!), and kitchen help for both shifts (don’t be intimidated…no actual cooking is required.  Someone will point you to where you are needed.  Easy!!) 

 Please look at the volunteer spot link. Thank you!!!  Volunteer Spot:  http://signup.com/go/FJ3JD1Check it out!!!!  🙂

All SHS band and color guard students received dinner tickets and raffle tickets last week. Tickets are also available through Mr Dyer and Mr Angeloni at the middle schools.  Checks can be made out to Sherwood Band Boosters.

 REMINDER!  SHS students need to turn in their ticket envelopes on Monday, January 30Make sure that all ticket money, raffle stubs, and any extra tickets are in the envelope.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Swingin’ with Spaghetti!

Dawn Gorski

Band Pictures are Ready!

Good morning!

Pre-order prints have been delivered to SHS and the web galleries are now LIVE for the 2016-2017 SHS Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Bowmen Band and Jazz 1 and 2 Band photos.

You can order prints and digital downloads directly through the website. Just click “Buy” and put your preferences in your shopping cart.


Digital download purchases are for your personal use. You can absolutely print them yourself for you and your family. However, please do not sell, distribute, edit or claim artistic credit for the images. Angie Windheim Photography retains the copyright.

Angie Windheim Photography

Class Announcements

Class Announcements 1-/18/17

1.               Check Calendar for Upcoming Dates

2              Tonight – Panda Express Restaurant Fundraiser Night – Make sure you mention the Sherwood HS Band when making your purchase!

3              Playing Proficiency #5 – New Due Date is January 23rd

4              Playing Proficiency #6 –Due Date is February 6th

5              Swingin’ with Spaghetti Tickets will be distributed today. Ticket Envelopes are due back to class on Monday, January 30th. ALL TICKETS AND MONEY MUST BE RETURNED.

  • Dinner tickets are $15 each. This includes entree, salad, bread, beverage and dessert.
  • This year, we are going to sell raffle tickets for the chance to win a 50” TV!! This is a Vizio 50” 4K Ultra HD TV!!  Tickets are $10 each.

6              Basketball Band – We MIGHT Reschedule a BBALL Game for Wednesday, January 25th. MORE DETAILS ON THIS LATER.

7              Sign up your Solo Piece OR/AND Ensemble Piece on Clipboards in Front of Room.

8              Wind Ensemble – Choose Hotel Partner & Sign Up Today

9              Wind Ensemble – Rehearsal Today 3:00-5:00pm

Swingin’ with Spaghetti is coming up on Saturday February 4th!

Dinner tickets are $15 each.  This includes entree, salad, bread, beverage and dessert.  All of our middle and high school jazz ensembles will be performing throughout the evening.  It’s a lot of fun!!

This year, we are going to sell raffle tickets for the chance to win a 50” TV!!  This is a Vizio 50” 4K Ultra HD TV!!  Tickets are $10 each.

-SHS students will receive dinner and raffle tickets to sell on 1/17 or 1/18.

– Middle school families who are interested in purchasing dinner or raffle tickets may do so beginning next week, through any SHS band student, or by communicating with Mr. Dyer or Mr. Angeloni, who will have tickets on hand for purchase.

– There are volunteer opportunities for those that want to help out with this fun event.  Please see this link:  http://signup.com/go/FJ3JD1 and sign up for your spot now.  It’s a fun night of volunteering, and if your student is performing, we will make sure you are able to enjoy their performance.  In general, middle school jazz bands perform in the first half of the evening, and SHS jazz bands perform in the second half.  The volunteer positions are only for a portion of the evening, so there is plenty of time to enjoy your friends and family at dinner, and check out the auction items.

– We have been collecting some amazing auction items from some very generous band supporters!!  Trust me when I say you won’t want to miss the auction tables.  There is truly something for everyone.  More details coming on auction items next week.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 4th!

Dawn Gorski

Band Updates for Students & Parents

Proficiency # 5 has a new extended due date of January 23rd. Proficiency #6 is due on February 6th. Students should be practicing both.

Practice Your Music! 

Practice – Lost class & rehearsal time does not move our performances back any further. Students are still expected to:

  1. Give a musical & well prepared Solo & Ensemble Recital performance on Thursday March 2nd.
  2. Practice Basketball Band Music
  3. Be prepared on Festival (or All NW) pieces.

Class Adjustments – We are going to have less rehearsal time on all of this music now that we’ve lost over a week of school. Please be practicing your music at home, on your own time, using your own initiative.

Practice Your Music! 

Solo & Ensemble Recital – On Thursday, March 2nd we will put on a recital night as a band program. We will have approx. 5-6 rooms running with performances happening simultaneously throughout the course of the evening. Envision it like a musical art gallery, where one can come and go and observe the art that they want to see/hear.

At this point in our process, all students should have music selected and should be practicing it 5 times per week.

Anyone who has gone through this process will testify that you grow exponentially as a musician when you prepare and perform a solo or ensemble piece of music. It is a priceless experience for our young musicians who are looking for a challenge and to push themselves beyond the average day of music class.

Soloists who are looking for Piano Accompanists:

Nathanael Ankeny Performing

Nathanael Ankeney, the GFU Jazz Director and the director of our Jazz II Ensemble has a few performances coming up.

Jan. 13Nathanael Ankeny Duo featuring Seth Ahnert on piano – 6:30-10:30pm – Allison Inn and Spa – No cover charge – 2525 Allison Ln, Newberg

Jan. 28 – Nathanael Ankeny Duo featuring Seth Ahnert on piano – 6:30-10:30pm – Allison Inn and Spa – No cover charge – 2525 Allison Ln, Newberg

Feb. 3 – Jazz Jam at the Coffee Cottage – 7:00-8:30pm – Free – Student musicians with the house band, featuring Nathanael Ankeny and Friends – 808 E. Hancock, Newberg