Here is the OSAA Solo Schedule for Saturday, April 29th at Pacific University in Forest Grove. If you were selected, please make sure you inform your accompanist and have your three original copies of music for the adjudicators to use (there are three adjudicators in each room). Email Mr. Stai if you have any questions.
Our Sherwood Percussion Ensemble traveled to San Bernardino, CA to compete in the WGI Power Regional. Performing in Scholastic A Class, our team earned 2nd place in Prelims on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to the high placement the Sherwood Percussion Ensemble avanced to Semi-Finals where they performed late at night and earned 2nd place again. Advancing to Finals, SPE performed Sunday morning and finished 2nd place again.
Bravo to our hard working SPE Members & their dedicated staff and parents!
Band Students & Parents – Please enjoy a well deserved spring break. Its been a wild winter trimester, and one that ended with several solid performances. I’m very proud of our Sherwood Band Students. Enjoy your break, relax, and do something nice for someone!
To practice over the break or not to practice over the break… I think about this in two ways: 1) If you practice all of the time, sometimes it is a good idea to walk away from your instrument for a little bit. That way when you come back you are fresh. Or 2) If you don’t practice regularly (or ever), its never too late to start and spring break is a great opportunity. I suppose there is an options 3) If you practice your horn and love it and don’t want to stop, please don’t stop.
Mr. Stai is here (Friday, March 24th) until 3:30pm if you want to come grab your horn… if you forgot it.
Playing Proficiency #8 is due on Monday, April 3rd.
Remember to eat at the Sherwood Spaghetti Factory on Monday, March 27th to support our district bands! Spaghetti Factory Flier – BAND
Indiana University Wind Ensemble Concert
One of the finest collegiate Wind Ensembles in the country, the Indiana University Wind Ensemble, is performing next Tuesday, 3/28, at 8:00 EDT. They are live streaming the event and you can get to it by following this link:
Here is the repertoire for the program.
Bernstein/Grundman: Candide Suite (1993)
Bobo: Architecture of a Dream for marimba and
wind ensemble (2016, consortium premiere)
Reed: ‘Variations on the ‘Porazzi’ Theme by Wagner’
from “Symphony No. 3 for wind ensemble” (1988)
Basler: Mangulina (2001)
Bolcom: First Symphony for band (2008)
Save the Date – Spring Band Trip 2018 to Southern California. March 26-30 2018. Estimated Cost per student is $1200. Trip is optional and is open to all band students (Bowmen, Concert Wind Ensemble). Our performances will most likely be a combined ensemble setting (like graduation band). Other details will be announced later.
I know I’ve been talking about a big trip for 2018 for a long time now and am just getting around to announcing it officially. Thank you for your patience! We will take the full band to Southern California to participate in some unique musical events and fun activities. A draft itinerary and payment schedule will be released later on.
Congrats SPE & Winter Winds each won 1st Place at the Portland WGI NW Regional in the Scholastic A Division for Percussion & for Winds.
Unfortunately I don’t have any videos at this time to share with anyone. WGI is very strict about video recordings. Congratulations to our students & staff!
Attached you’ll find the flier for our next fundraising event on Monday, March 27th. Please remind those who plan on coming in that they need to have a physical copy of the flier to give to their server. ***Reservations are also recommended***.
Spaghetti Factory Flier – BAND