Swingin’ Extension Through Monday

Thank you to those who have purchased tickets to attend our annual auction fundraiser! We discovered we are able to extend the ticket sales to next Monday, February 18! If you have not had a chance to purchase your ticket(s), please follow the link below by Monday night.

If you are not able to attend, please follow the link below to purchase raffle tickets and check out our auction items. The auction and raffle tickets are online, you do not have to be present to bid on the auction or win the raffle prize (which is a really exciting choice of three travel destinations!)

Please support our band program, we have something special going on here.


Thank you, Lennae Bishop Sherwood Band Booster President

Sherwood Winter Showcase & WGI

Good afternoon Band Parents –

The annual Sherwood Winter Showcase has become a fan favorite over the years and this looks to be our biggest year yet. The Showcase is a big fundraiser for the entire band program and this year we will be hosting 43 different Colorguard, Percussion and Winds units from around the Northwest. In order to provide a memorable experience for all of our guests and their friends and family WE NEED YOUR HELP . Each year, to make this show a success, we need 167 volunteers to help with everything from concessions to door monitors to parking lot guides. We need help with setting up before the eventon Friday night and cleaning up after the awards on Saturday. We are looking for someone who wants to be in charge of specific functions as well as support people to fill in for a couple of hours before your students performance. Students can earn volunteer credit as well.

In addition to the Winter Showcase, this year Sherwood will be the show hosts for the WGI Regional Competition being held at Liberty High School on March 23. Because Sherwood will be the show hosts this year. we are looking to our wonderful Volunteer Army to help organize the volunteers from the other schools. We are specifically looking for someone to help coordinate the following volunteer spots:

  • Door Monitors
  • Parking Lot Guides
  • Ticket Sales
  • Judge/Director Hospitality
  • Greeter/Director Liaison

Let me know if your interested in heading up one of our volunteer coordinator spots and please consider signing up to help at one or both events. 100% of the money earned goes directly back into our band programs but we need all hands on deck to be successful.

Here is the link to sign up to help with Sherwood Winter Showcase on March 15/16: http://signup.com/go/Beorowi

Here’s the link to help with the WGI Competition March 22/23:  http://signup.com/go/drgNVQL

Thank you for your support!

Kate Al-Sheikhly Sherwood Winter Showcase/WGI Event Coordinator katealsh@gmail.com

Last week to Purchase Tickets for Swingin’ The Green!

March 2, 2019 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, join us for the biggest fundraiser of the year and support our very own award winning Sherwood Band Program.

Same tradition, new location. The Oregon Golf Club in West Linn (only 20 minutes away) will be the venue for Swingin The Green featuring four Sherwood Jazz Bands.

Enjoy an evening of Dinner, cocktails, silent auction, and amazing entertainment. A lovely sit down dinner of chicken, salmon or vegetarian will be served by the Oregon Golf Club staff.

This is the final week to purchase tickets for this event. Please follow the link below to purchase tickets, select your meal choice, and purchase raffle tickets! Thank you for supporting the bands in Sherwood! Ticket sales conclude on February 16.

Tickets are available for $75 each. Ticket sales conclude 2 weeks prior to the event. Enjoy the option of reserving your own seat at a table of your choosing (availability will be limited, buy your tickets early). No need to arrive early in order to save a good seat.

Light cocktail attire. (church-wear up to simple cocktail dress)

Please support our band program, we have something special going on here.


No Jazz Festival Today

Greetings Jazz Band Student, Just wanted to send another confirmation email that we are not able to travel to West Salem today. I sent out an email last night but figured I’d leave the message on the website as well. I’ll be in touch if there is any rescheduling for jazz festivals. Hope everyone has a good weekend!

West Salem Jazz Festival – Saturday, February 9

Dear Jazz Band Members & Chaperones, I’m really looking forward to Saturday, February 9th. While this is a competitive event, please focus on just making beautiful music, supporting each other AND other groups, and having fun at the Wycliffe Gordon https://wycliffegordon.com/ workshops and performance. Wycliffe will be performing during our noon concert hour, and again prior to our evening awards ceremony.  Wycliffe is a globally recognized musician, composer, educator, and author.  He is a veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, original member of Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and currently leads his own group.  His compositions have been performed by Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon and Friends, and numerous other ensembles. Wycliffe won the Downbeat Magazine “Best Trombone” Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016.This truly will be a blast!

Below is a finalized itinerary for the jazz festival this Saturday. Please note that there are two separate sets of call and return times for each jazz group due to the spread out nature of our schedule. Please bring a sack lunch/dinner or money for concessions (concessions info listed below).

Chaperones – I could use a couple more chaperones to hang out and be on hand for the day. For chaperones, I will have free admission tickets for you. Please let me know if you plan on riding the bus or driving.

Rhythm Section – Read the note* to you below from the festival director regarding what is being provided and what is not being provided for equipment.

WS J Festival Map

West Salem Jazz Festival – Saturday, February 9th  

  • 6:00am – Call Time
  • 6:15 – Meeting in Band Room
  • 6:30 – Load Bus
  • 6:40 – Depart from Sherwood
  • 7:40 – Arrive
  • 8:00 – Jazz I Warmup
  • 8:30 – Jazz I Performs
  • 10:30 – Combo Warmup
  • 11:00 – Combo Performance
  • 11:30 – Lunch
  • 1:00 – Awards & Wycliffe Gordon Performance
  • 2:00 – Load Bus & Depart
  • 3:15 – Arrive at Sherwood HS, Jazz I Students go home
  • 3:30 – Jazz II Call Time
  • 3:45 – Meeting in Band Room
  • 4:00 – Load Bus
  • 4:10 – Depart from Sherwood
  • 5:15 – Arrive
  • 5:30 – Jazz II Warmup
  • 6:00 – Jazz II Performs
  • 8:00 – Awards & Wycliffe Gordon Performance
  • 9:00 – Load Bus & Depart for Sherwood
  • 10:10 – Arrive and Unload
  • 10:15 – Jazz II Students Go Home

Visitors will need to purchase a day pass to enter the festival.  Cost is $7.00 for adults; $5.00 for students, seniors, military; and free for children 5 and under.  All of our performers and chaperones will get in for free. 

The West Salem Band Boosters will host a concession stand serving Figaro’s pizza, Subway sandwiches, hot dogs, fruit, snacks, cold beverages and coffee.

*The festival will provide a piano, drum set with high-hat stand and 2 cymbal stands, bass amp, guitar amp, and vibes for each performance venue.  You will need to bring your own cymbals and cords.

Band Portraits are online!

The much anticipated SHS Band portraits are ready!
Pre-order prints have been delivered to the SHS office to be handed out by Mr. Stai and the online galleries are at the link below for viewing and ordering.
The kids got pretty creative, so be sure to check it all out. 
10% discount on print orders placed by Feb. 15th. Use code: music10
Thank you,
Angie Windheim Photography