2019-2020 Jazz I Auditions

Dear Students, Here are our openings in the Jazz I Band for the 2019-2020 school year. We are currently looking for:

  • Alto Sax – 1
  • Tenor Sax – 1
  • Trumpet – 2
  • Trombone – 1
  • Bass – 1
  • Drumset – 1

Auditions will take place June 11-12 and again September 9-10 (if needed or there are spots still available; read audition info packet for specifics). Regular Jazz I Rehearsals will begin Monday, September 16 at 7:00am

Jazz Combo – Combo rehearsals will start right away.We are already amassing gigs to play at. Please contact Mr. Stai if you are interested in Jazz Combo.  

Jazz Ensemble 2 will begin mid-November with no audition necessary as long as you are enrolled in a band class.

Stella by Starlight – Tuesday, May 28th 6:00PM @ Stella Olsen Park

Stella by Starlight 2019

Jazz Band Members – Remember we are moving equipment down to park after school on Tuesday, May 28th. We will also move equipment BACK to SHS at conclusion of concert. If everyone moves one piece, then it will go fast!

Jazz Combo will be playing some prelude music prior to the official start, followed by SMS, LRMS, SHS Jazz II and SHS Jazz I. There is no official call time or warmup for this one so consider doing a musical warmup at home and then show up just in time to hear MS bands perform at 6:00pm. Looking forward!

Marching Band 2019 Stepoff Meeting

Greetings Band Families, The Sherwood HS Marching Band is having its stepoff info meeting on Friday, May 31 at 6pm in the Performing Arts Center at Sherwood High School.

This meeting serves to provide some basic info regarding the marching band season. We talk about the calendar, what involvement looks like for both students and parents, and also we debut the music and concept for the 2019 show.

We are also having Colorguard Try-it-Outs May 22 & 23 from 4:30-6:00 at Sherwood High School. Either current band members or non-band members can participate in Colorguard. If you don’t play an instrument, it is a great way to get involved with our wonderful program. You can contact Sherwoodcolorguard@gmail.com or Mr. Stai at bstai@sherwood.k12.or.us for more specific info.

Hope to see you on Friday, May 31 at 6:00pm at Sherwood HS! 

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Finale Concert – 7:00pm May 20 – George Fox University

Finale Concert!
Monday, May 20
Performance: 7:00pm (Doors Open 6:30pm)
Location: Bauman Auditorium, George Fox University

Please join us at George Fox Bauman Auditorium on May 20th at 7:00 p.m. for our final high school band concert of the season. There are plenty of seats available for any and all that want to attend. The boosters were able to cover the cost of renting the auditorium so all seating is free (no tickets). 

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W.E. @ State 2019

Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble members who prepared so well and performed fantastic on stage at the OSAA Band Contest on Saturday. It was a packed house and the W.E. members were treated to a standing ovation. This year we earned 7th place overall, 3rd place in the sight reading room and several music educators in the audience were highly complimentary of our performance. Bravo to our student musicians!

Thank you to our section coaches and lessons teachers for helping us to get here and for the guest clinicians who worked with the Wind Ensemble throughout the year.

Thank you to the Band Boosters whose support allow us to have all of the instruments, music, and support staff we need to elevate to this level. Being in the top 10 for all of these consecutive years is a challenging task. Without booster support, we wouldn’t be able to climb as high as we have!

Working on getting some video to share and will post on youtube channel as soon as I have it!


Wind Ensemble – State Preview Concert – Thursday, May 9 at George Fox University

The Wind Ensemble will be giving a State Preview Concert in Bauman Auditorium at George Fox University this Thursday at 7:55pm. The facility change (originally scheduled at Mountainside HS) happened due to a complication with the Mountainside HS stage schedule. A big thank you to Dr. Dwayne Corbin and the GFU Performing Faculty for making Bauman Auditorium available to us! Call time for W.E. members is 6:25pm, ready to listen to Mountainside & Southridge at 6:45. We will practice getting on and off a foreign stage using other people’s equipment and playing through our festival set.

Students – Our responsibility is cleanup crew. However, if I have a few students available to help Mountainside students with the setup, that would be great. Students are responsible for transporting their own equipment and music after school.

Percussion – The typical large percussion will be provided. You will need to pack items we need after school today and transport to GFU.

May 9 Schedule:  

6:25 – Call time for Sherwood HS Students at GFU
6:45 – Mountainside Performance
7:20 – Southridge Performance
7:55 – Sherwood Performance

8:25 – Cleanup

The Wind Ensemble is also performing at the OSAA Band Contest on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30pm. The location is the La-Salle Stewart Center on OSU’s campus in Corvallis.