SMB: Tree Lighting Parade – Sat. Dec. 2    

Dear Marching Band Students & Parents, I hope everyone is excited for a well-deserved Thanksgiving week away from school. The Sherwood Tree Lighting Parade is this Saturday, December 2nd. We will be wearing full uniform for the parade. Below is the itinerary for the afternoon. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Christmas Tree Lighting Parade – Saturday, December 2nd    

2:10pm – Call Time/Put on Uniform
2:40pm – Warmup

  • Formation
  • What to do when at tree
    • Formation close to crowd
    • Guard on top row
    • Drumline on middle row
    • No one on bottom row
    • Don’t talk when Santa is talking
  • Walking back in 2s

3:20pm – Load Buses & Depart from SHS
3:35pm – Arrive & Line Up
3:45 – Lineup
4:00 – Parade Begins
4:35 – Parade Over/Walk back to SHS
5:00 – Turn in Uniform/Cleanup
5:30 – Estimated Time Students will be excused

Class Announcements 11/16

Announcements – 11/16
1 Wreath & Poinsettia:



·      The Wreaths will be available for pickup on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28TH  at Sherwood High School after school.

2 Beacock’s Instruments Available to Check out Nov. 27th
3 Jazz II Starts Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 7:00am in PAC
4  SMB – December 2nd is Tree Lighting Parade – Get Music Memorized
5 December 7th – Winter Holiday Concert –

·      Make sure concert attire is ready to go!

·      Who is on swim team?

6 Playing Proficiency #4 Due Monday, December 11th

·      Email:

·      Subject: Name – Playing Proficiency #

Late Proficiencies or Do-Overs must be made up by next proficiency due date.

7 Winter Groups – Get Involved! – Percussion, Guard, Winds
8 ·       Holiday Gigs

o  Nov. 26th  12:00-4:00 (shifts) – Gardner Real Estate

§  Could use a couple of groups to perform

o  December 2nd – East Moreland Golf Course – 9:30-1:00 (Tina Brannan)

§  Stephanie Brannan’s WW Ensemble

o  Sleighbells

§  Dec. 9 (11:00-2:00)

§  Dec. 16 (11:00-2:00)

·       Reilly McClellan’s Low Brass Ensemble

o  Providence – NEWBERG

§  Dec. 11-15 (11:30-1:00)

§  Dec. 18-22 (11:30-1:00)

Bingo Night – Thursday 6:00pm @ LRMS

Please join us Thursday, November 16 from 6 to 8pm at the Laurel Ridge Cafeteria for our annual Band Bingo Night! Please come at 6pm and buy your bingo booklets, concessions (pizza, soda, candy), and listen to the High School Drumline perform! Then at 6:30, our very own Mr. Dyer and Mr. Angeloni will call out the bingo games.

Prizes for the games have been generously donated by local businesses such as Dutch Bros, Tigard Bowl, Bullwinkles, Chipotle, and more.

There are raffle prizes as well, with raffle tickets available for $1 each.

Bingo games are $1 each and we will play 5 games total.

This is a great fundraiser for the middle school band program and an entertaining night for the whole family. See you there!

December 7th Concert – Important Update

Dear Band Students & Parents, I am making a big shift with our Winter Concert. There has been an additional performance added to the same day, as well as tickets that will be sold. Please read carefully.

We’ve had seating issues with our Auditorium at SHS, which holds 275 people. Last year we tried to mitigate this for our Finale Concert by moving it to the Sherwood Center for the Performing Arts, which at the time of our performance held approx. 400 seats. At that event we were reduced to standing room only and the space turned into a sauna as I’m sure many of you remember.

For the December 7th concert we are going to have 2 showings. There will be a matinee performance at 5:00pm and an evening performance at 7:30pm. We will feed the band members in between performances. The evening will progress as follows:

4:30pm – Student Call time in Concert Attire
5:00pm – Matinee performance – Bowmen Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble
6:30pm – Dinner provided to students through boosters & ticket sales.
7:30pm – Evening performance – Jazz Band, Bowmen Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble
9:15pm – Approx. Concert Over

Tickets – To be sold online (soon) and at the door. We will sell up to 250 tickets per show:

  • Matinee (5:00pm) Price is $7 per ticket
  • Evening (7:30pm) Price is $10 per ticket

We want everyone to be able to attend so financial/ticket assistance is provided. Please contact Mr. Stai regarding assistance. Proceeds will go toward band program and dinner.



Pre-order prints will be handed out this week at SHS and the web gallery is now LIVE for the 2017 Marching Band and Color Guard photos.

You can order prints and digital downloads directly through the website. Just click “Buy” and put your preferences in your shopping cart. Note, that you can order from multiple galleries on the website, so if you’ve been meaning to get those portraits from last year, the cart will keep track for you. All band photo galleries can be found here:
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.
And, remember that every purchase made earns $$ for the SHS Band Boosters. So far, your purchases this fall have helped earn $600.
Angie Windheim Photography


Instrument Stepup – Letter to Parents

Starting Monday, November 27th – For two weeks SHS band students will have the opportunity to play on some advanced instruments  and take them home which are provided to us by Beacock’s Music.  I am excited about this because it will give your student a chance to see, hear, and feel what it is like to play on something other than a beginning instrument. Our students work hard to make good music and to bring a sense of pride and accomplishment to themselves and our band program. At this point in the year, many families are considering making the change from renting an instrument to owning their own, or considering the possibility of purchasing an upgraded instrument. If you and your student are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please read the attached letter. Appointments to meet with Beacock’s Music will be scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th from 5-7pm.

Interested in checking out a step-up instrument overnight? Submit the form & talk to Mr. Stai if you are interested. Right now we have open-holed Yamaha Flutes, Buffet & Selmer Clarinets, Yamaha Alto Saxes, Allegro & Bach Trumpets, Allegro & Bach Trombones.

Clay Jenkins in Town

Dear Jazz Fans,

A friendly reminder that Clay Jenkins is coming to Newberg, Oregon! He’s played trumpet with Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, the Count Basie Band, the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and many more!
The George Fox University Jazz Ensemble is performing in concert with Clay Jenkins for our annual Evening of Jazz concert on November 11th at 7:30pm in Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg Campus (414 N. Meridian St.). Tickets are $12 general/ $8 students and alumni/$6 seniors, and can be purchased at the door or in advance HERE.

Clay Jenkins will also be presenting a free public masterclass at 4:30pm on Friday, November 10th in the Ross Building, Room 208, GFU Newberg Campus. Middle school and high school students who attend the masterclass will receive a FREE TICKET voucher for the Saturday evening concert!

Please pass along this information to jazz fans and students in your life, and encourage them to attend. I’m looking forward to seeing you there!


Nathanael Ankeny
Jazz Ensemble Director

George Fox University Music Department