All Concert Ensembles (Bowmen, Concert, Wind Ensemble) are performing Wednesday, April 3 here at SHS. Call time in concert attire is 6:30pm. The concert starts at 7:00pm and is open for everyone.
For the spring concert we are debuting all of our festival sets with each concert group. This is a huge learning concert for us as it gives us the opportunity to run through our set once prior to upcoming band festivals in the ensuing two weeks.
The district band festival gives the chance for all students and parents to hear the programs from across the district. The spring concert gives us a chance to get on and off stage and play through all of our music as we would at a festival.
All are invited to come support the bands as they continue to refine & debut music in this exciting home concert.
Upcoming Concert Ensemble Performances:
- Spring Band Concert – Wednesday, April 3 – BB, CB, WE
- WOU Band Festival – Friday, April 5 – W.E. (Maybe CB)
- PAC League Festival – Thursday, April 11 – W.E.
- MFA Festival – Saturday, April 13 – W.E.
- West Linn Concert Band Festival – Thursday, April 16 – CB & BB
Dead Band Families,
As mentioned at the concert last night, we have an urgent need for Volunteers THIS SATURDAY, March 23. Sherwood is hosting a WGI Percussion Competition at Liberty High school. We desperately need volunteers from middle school or high school to help us run the competition! Please follow this link to sign up for a shift or two:
THANK YOU for giving your time!
Aside from your much needed volunteer hours there are easier ways to help the Sherwood Band Boosters achieve our goals for our students!
Here are some ways you can help:
- ID Mentor – Protect your family from identity theft and support the band at the same time! Sign up your family for an ID mentor account using this link to get a generous 20% discount:https://www.myidcare.com/sherwoodband
- Ask your employer if they have a charity match program. Many employers will not only match employee donations, some even double them! Also some employers give credit or donations for volunteer hours spent!
- The Sherwood Band Boosters are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and we are registered with Benevity and Nike Inc.’s Give Your Best platform. Others include Intel, PGE and Kaiser. More coming soon!
- Restaurant nights: throughout the year, you will receive emails and flyers letting you know about local restaurants that have agreed to share a portion of a day’s proceeds with the boosters. Please come out and join other band families to enjoy these events! Past sponsors include McMenamins, Chipotle, Subway, Panda Express and Spaghetti Factory.
- Link us to your Amazon Smile account! Just by doing your normal Amazon shopping, you can give back to the Boosters. When you do your shopping, start at www.smile.amazon.com and link your account to the Sherwood High School Band Booster Club
- Fred Meyer Community Rewards – visit https://www.fredmeyer.com. Once logged into your Fred Meyer account search for Sherwood High School Band Booster Club either by name or JF541 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.
- Green Bag Recycling: you can redeem your own bottles and cans and have the proceeds go to the Boosters without waiting for us to have a big can drive! Sign up for an account at an Oregon Bottle Drop center and you can designate the Sherwood Band Boosters to receive the funds from your collection.
- Planet Fundraiser: Download the app on the iTunes or Google Play store to support our campaign with your everyday purchases! Or you can click this link on your PC: https://link-to.app/VZNwak Many online vendors participate. We will be working with local businesses to add to the qualifying purchases, so stay tuned for that!
We have something really special going on here in our band programs in Sherwood. Thank you for your continued support. The band kids reap the benefits of all the opportunities presented.
Sherwood Band Booster President
Dear Parents & Students, We have our district wide band festival tonight Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm in the SHS Main Gym. This event involves every band student in the Sherwood School District between grades 6-12. You will hear all concert bands from the middle schools and high school. From SHS, we will be featuring our Bowmen Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble.
Every SHS band member needs to sign up for one concert duty that evening. Students can either sign up for setup from 3:00-3:30pm OR for cleanup as soon as the concert is over. Cleanup duties involve taking all equipment back to correct spaces (HS & MS), Chairs, Stands, and putting away the drum platform. Signup sheets are located inside the band room on the cabinet.
Looking forward to an exciting evening of music!
This Saturday, March 16, is the 7th annual Sherwood Winter Showcase. This competition brings the top Color Guard, Percussion and Winds ensembles in the region together in the spirit of camaraderie through competition. This year we are proud to be the largest show of the season with 47 different groups competing. The day will start at 10:45 am with the Colorguard teams competing first. The Sherwood Winter Winds will perform at 2:45 pm and the Percussion Ensemble competition begins at 5:00 pm. There will be colorguard exhibition performances by the Beaverton Stars and the Hillsboro Mini’s and the evening will end with a performance by IMPACT Percussion. Throughout the day there will be food provided by Jimmy John, Urzua’s Taco’s and Dutch Bros and for the first time we will have Sherwood Winter Showcase apparel available. Please come out to support the Sherwood Band Program and enjoy some memorable performances by some of the best teams from all around the Pacific Northwest.
Sherwood Marching Band Summer Dates:
- Student Leadership at MCLA June 18-21
- Percussion Camp @ SHS June 24-28
- Winds Mini Camp @ SMS June 25-27, 9am-4pm. We are only doing one set of dates for Winds Mini Camp this year. Due to facility availability this summer, we will be at SMS.
- Student Leadership Day August 9 @ SHS
- Band Camp & Premier Dates below @ SHS
Audition materials for Wind Ensemble are below. These materials are also located on the Wind Ensemble page. Auditions will be held in April 22, 23, 24, 25. Audition results will be posted the afternoon of April 26 at 3:00pm.
Wind Ensemble members do not have to re-audition to stay in Wind Ensemble unless they want to switch instruments.
Concert Band members do not have to re-audition to stay in Concert Band.
Bowmen Band members will automatically be placed into Concert Band for the next school year.
Wind Ensemble Auditions 2019-2020
Wind Ensemble Expectations
Wind Ensemble Auditions Info
Decisions will be based on spot availability, ability, attitude, and dependability.
A traditional symphony band (like what we have with concert band) will have a sea of instruments. These ensembles can get quite large – up to 60-80 musicians per band. On the other hand, our Wind Ensemble is built to be a little bit slimmer and more stealthy (Our design is based on 1952 Eastman School of Music Wind Ensemble under the direction of Frederick Fennell, who was the founder of the modern wind ensemble).
- Flute – 4-5
- Oboe – 1-2
- Bassoon 2-3
- Clarinet – 7-9
- Bass Clarinet – 2
- Alto Sax – 2
- Tenor Sax – 1
- Bari Sax – 1
- Horn – 4-5
- Trumpet – 6-7
- Trombone – 3-4
- Euphonium 2-3
- Tuba – 2-3
- String Bass – 1
- Percussion 6-8
OMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival Participants, I’m proud of everyone who took the time and effort to take their music to the next level. Solo & Ensemble is one of the most challenging things we do. The growth that is demonstrated from each musician through the journey helps constitute what we are able to achieve in our larger ensembles. I hope you all grew musically and learned something through the process.
In particular, the mentorship I’ve witnessed this year of older students coaching younger students was been exceptional. Also, the initiative of students to run their own ensembles at a very high level is also very commendable.
I will have adjudicator feedback forms & scores for students on Monday.
I’m only posting OSAA Solo & Ensemble State Contest Qualifying results. I will explain what all of this means in class on Monday (lots of numbers and other variables come into play when listing who goes to the next level; only people who the judge recommends move on to state OR earn alternate titles).
Congrats to everyone who earned the adjudicator’s nod to be considered “state contest worthy”.
2019 District Solo Results by Room
- Camryn Porter – District 3rd Place – 1st Alternate STATE
- Anneka Prigodich – District 5th Pace
- Robert Weener – District Champion – STATE
- Andrew Bae – District 2nd Place – STATE (more than 15 in category)
- Cole Emery – District Champion – STATE
- Jon Laus – District Champion – STATE
- Ashley Ma – District Champion – STATE
- Ryan Fillinger-Palotay – District 2nd Place – 1st Alternate STATE
- Nora Robertson – District 4th Place – 2nd Alternate STATE
- Jonathan Wakefield – District 5th Place
- Travis Matlock – District 2nd Place – 1st Alternate STATE
- William Scypinski – District 3rd Place – 2nd Alternate STATE
- Josh Busby – District Champion – STATE
- Luke Soto – District 3rd Place – 2nd Alternate STATE
- Regan Palmer – District 2nd Place – 1st Alternate STATE
- Cody Layne – District 2nd Place – 1st Alternate STATE
- Ethan Spencer – District Champion – STATE
- Shannon Jackson – District 2nd Place – STATE
- Ian Kleditz – District 3rd Place – 2nd Alternate STATE
- Nathan Shipman -District Champion – STATE
- Logan Vaughn – District 3rd place – 2nd Alternate STATE
- William Jensen – District 4th place
- Ethan Spencer – District 5th place
- Nathan Badouli – District 6th place
- Andrew Al-Sheikhly – District 7th place
- Shannon Jackson – District 8th place
Percussion Ensemble Large
- Wind Ensemble Percussion Ensemble – District Champion – STATE
Woodwind Ensemble Small
- W.E. Flute Quartet – District Champion – STATE
- W.E. Sax Quartet – District 3rd Place – 2nd Alternate STATE
Woodwind Ensemble Large
- WE Clarinet Choir – District Champion – STATE
Brass Ensemble Large
- WE Trumpet Quintet – District Champion – STATE
- WE Horn Quintet – District 2nd Place – 1st Alternate STATE
Warning – This email is ONLY for students who signed up to perform their solo or ensemble piece on Saturday, March 2nd at West Linn High School. This is a separate event than the recital night we are having this Friday, March 1st.
Students – DON’T FORGET YOUR INSTRUMENT OR MUSIC (And Adjudicator)
Map – Performing Arts Center
Map – WLHS Main Buidling
GROW – SHARE YOUR TALENT – BE CLASSY – HAVE FUN – SUPPORT EACH OTHER!
March 2nd Solo & Ensemble Information, Reminders, and Good Ideas
- Show up to West Linn HS about 45 minutes ahead of time so that you can:
- Figure out parking, which isn’t ideal out there.
- Warm up in the Commons/Cafeteria Area
- Find your room and be there 10 minutes before you perform.
- There is NO REGISTRATION TABLE for this event. Follow the signs in the hallways.
- Room Name defines where the kids are playing. Consult the maps for where rooms are located or follow signs when on site.
- Make sure you bring an original copy of music (pencil mark free) for the adjudicator to read off of. (Do not bring a photocopy unless it’s an emergency).
- Coordinate with your accompanist. Make sure you are on the same page with your performance schedule.
- Performance scores will be posted anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours after the performance.
- Wear Attire that is Classy (Err on the side of formal).
- Make the performing space (stands, chairs) comfortable for your needs.
- Optional – Tune to the piano in the room IF you are good at making tuning adjustments and ONLY IF you have plenty of time (your solo or ensemble piece is not too long).
- Another Good Idea – Once you are done performing and are at peace with the world. Stay and listen to other musicians in your performing area, you can learn a lot and will be amazed by what other musicians are doing in our region.
- ALSO – go listen to and support and clap for other Sherwood soloists and ensembles performing. Use the attached schedule to find them!
GROW – SHARE YOUR TALENT – BE CLASSY – HAVE FUN – SUPPORT EACH OTHER!