Band Camp Starts Monday!

Band Camp starts Monday, August 14th at 9am.  Below are useful links providing reminders of “what, where, when, and what”.

VERY EXCITED – This is going to be an awesome & rewarding experience! The SMB returns in 2017 as one of the elite programs in the NW. Our show Deja Vu will be the most impressive product we’ve created yet. Get on board and get excited to make some great memories!

Very Important – Make sure you are geared up and ready to go. Here is the SMB Checklist that was handed out last June. Contact your section leader, or colorguard captain or drum major if you have any questions. BAND CAMP PACKAGES WILL BE READY FOR DISTRIBUTION AT UNIFORM FITTINGS ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 13TH. 

Very VERY Important, the SMB calendar has a few small adjustments. Adjustments include:

  • August 21st – Eclipse – We will be starting camp at 1:00pm that Monday (Not going to rehearse during morning block).
  • No Pep Rally on August 28th this year.
  • Wednesday, August 30th rehearsal is now 11:00am-3:00pm to give the students a little bigger break between rehearsal and the premier performance.

Here is the Updated Band CalendarSMB Dates 2017 (revised 8-2-17)

FOOD – One thing that is not on the checklist, bring a lunch and a dinner or have a plan in place to get your meals.

Need more info? Go to

Band Parents & Students – Rehearsal Start & End Times are as defined:

Start Time – If rehearsal starts at 9am. We start either moving or stretching right at that time. “We attack at 9am” is what I will say. That means students need to allot for time to park, walk to the band room, socialize (as desired), use bathroom, lather sunscreen, assemble equipment, etc. 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.

End Time – End time is when rehearsal ends. We end most of our camp rehearsals at 8pm. We take students right up until 8pm 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 8:20-8:30.

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. Make sure all of your info is entered correctly into the Charms website.

Music has been posted and available to print in the 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 9am 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!

Band Parents – We still need some help with some side projects. If you want to get involved with our band program here at SHS, please contact for more info

Can Drive Saturday – We really need more helpers tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon for the can drive. Please sign up if you can help out! Click here to sign up:

See you for Band Camp on Monday at 9am! 

All Hands on Deck!

Good Morning Band Families,

We are in the week of the Can Drive!  This drive is a great way to start out the Band Season for Fundraising.  We need all hands on deck to be able to pull this off!  We can make between $5000 and $10,000 in this 7 hour fundraiser.  There are approximately 150 High School Band Students X 2-3 band family supporters….that’s a lot of available hands to help!  Today when I checked, there were only 65 volunteers signed up out of the 142 spots needed to make this drive successful.  Thank you for all of those who have signed up already, If you have not had a chance to sign up, or you know a band family or friends who have not signed up, invite them to sign up on the same shift as you.  The faster we collect and sort the cans, the earlier the day will be finished.  Please follow the link below and sign up to help us for a couple of hours, we are really needing help later in the day to finish up the drive.
Click here to sign up:
Thank you for helping us raise the money to keep the band program going strong!
Lennae Bishop
Band Booster President

Please Sign Up TODAY for the Can Drive on 8/12

Hello Band Parents, The August 12th Can drive is fast approaching us.

This is a reminder email that we Still Need your help!!  We are not quite to 50% booked for the volunteers spots.

This is a great way to support your band and the students who play for us!!!

Please go to the signup spot and look for a way that you could help.  Even an hour or 2 would be very helpful and as Lennae (our president) says:  Many hands make light work!!

Click here to sign up today:

Jean Hilt
Vice President Fundraising

Sponsorship Opportunity

Good afternoon band families,

Attached to this e-mail are three very important documents for our band sponsorship program.  Please take a moment to review the brochure, family sponsorship letter and company sponsorship letter.  If you would like to become a band sponsor, please fill out the form at the bottom of the letter and return it to us as soon as possible.  If you know of a company/corporate sponsor that you could secure for us, we would be grateful for the assistance as it is really difficult to personally contact each company that could benefit from our sponsorship program.  If you are able to secure a company sponsorship, the boosters will apply 10% of the sponsorship towards your students band fees.
Thank you to our hard working sponsorship board members for getting our sponsorship program prepared for this fall, we cannot run this band program without family and community support.  Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
Kindest Regards,
Lennae Bishop
Band Booster President​

Band Can Drive Coming Soon! Please Help…

Hello Band families!!! Our first big fundraiser for the new school year is coming up in a little over a week.  Mark your calendars for the Can & Bottle Drive on Saturday, August 12th.  This fundraiser is critical to kickstart our budget for the year.  We can potentially make up to $10,000 at this drive, but we need band families to help this be successful!
Please take a minute to look over the volunteer spot below.  We need adult and student helpers throughout the day.  Sign up with your friends…it’s easy work and there will be pizza!!!  The shifts are between 2 and 3 hours each.  Please give your time to our bands!

Click here to sign up today:
Thanks, and we will see you on August 12th!!
Jean Hilt

Eat out at Panera Bread on 8/2 and support the Bands!

Please show this flyer when you dine at Panera Bread in Sherwood from 4:00 – 8:00 and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to the Band Programs.  Spread the word!  Share this flyer with friends and neighbors!  Thank you.


Panera Flier

The donation given will be based on the amount of sales associated with the flyers. We use a tiered donation scale:

* 20-30 Flyers: 10% of net sales from redeemed flyers
* 31-49 flyers: 15% of net sales from redeemed flyers
* 50+ Flyers: 20% of net sales from redeemed flyers

SMB Winds: Mini Camp August 1-2 9:00-4:00

Sherwood Marching Band Woodwind & Brass Members, Remember we have our second SMB (Sherwood Marching Band) mini-camp/workshop this Tuesday & Wednesday from 9am – 4pm. Meet in the SHS Band Room. We will do music from 9-12 and then stretching and movement from 1-4. There will be a one hour lunch break on both days. Bring your instrument, marching shoes, water, lunch, & sunscreen.

We plan on being inside the entire day for both days of mini-camp. If we were to go outside it would be during the morning rehearsal block.

Recruit! Even though we’ve started up, we still have colorguard & marching spots to fill if you know of anyone interested in joining what is going to be another incredible marching season. See you soon!

Instrument Pickup & Staiatus (Stai Hiatus until August 1st)

For those of you who made an arrangement to pickup an instrument from me this summer: Concert instruments will be available for pickup August 1st & 2nd from 12:00-4:15pm. The other option will be on August 11th.

With MCLA, Mini-Camp #1, SYBC, and Robin Hood Festival now in the books, Mr. Stai will be away from electronics and the school until August 1st and won’t be able to respond until sometime thereafter. Hope everyone is having a great summer!