Interested in joining the Robin Hood Festival Marching Band?

Interested in joining the Robin Hood Festival Marching Band? Please email Mr. Stai bstai@sherwood.k12.or.us your name, instrument, and T shirt size (Adult or Ladies sizes available).

The Robin Hood Festival Marching Band is an excellent opportunity for all community members to participate in a musical marching ensemble and share their music making with the Sherwood community. We believe that we should have as many community members involved as possible; our motto is “the more the merrier”.

This year we will be playing two songs: “Rock That!/September” and “Emblems of America”.

T-shirts and hats will be provided.  This year we are rolling out a brand new design for our T-shirts, so everyone will need one; please e-mail your size to bstai@sherwood.k12.or.us.  We ask that you wear a khaki-colored type of shorts or pants, your favorite athletic shoes, and then we will have t-shirts and hats for you.

The parade is Saturday, July 15th in Sherwood. Call time will be announced at rehearsal.

Rehearsals will held in the Sherwood High School Band Room at 6:30pm on Monday, July 10th, Wednesday, July 12th,  and Friday July 14th. Please plan on attending at least 2 of these rehearsals.

Sherwood High School is located at 16956 SW Meinecke Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140

Feel free to forward this email on to others and invite them to join us.

RHFMB Info is always online and update at https://sherwoodbands.org/robin-hood-festival-parade-band/ If you have any questions you can email me, Brant Stai at bstai@sherwood.k12.or.us or call me at 503-825-5575. Looking forward to having you on board!

Help – Looking for video of Concert & Bowmen Bands

Dear Parents & Students, we are applying to various activities for our Spring Break trip at Disneyland and need video of Concert & Bowmen Bands. Does anyone have video they can share with me via dropbox or googledrive? Ideally this would be from our April 20th performances at West Linn HS. The next most ideal video would be from the April concert we had in the PAC. Please contact Mr. Stai at bstai@sherwood.k12.or.us if you can help us out. Thank you!

Jazz I – Openings for 2017-2018

Dear Jazz Band Enthusiasts, Right now we only have two openings in the Jazz I Band for the 2017-2018 school year. We are currently looking for:

  • Trombone
  • Bari Sax

Please contact Mr. Stai – bstai@sherwood.k12.or.us – if you’re interested in auditioning for one of these two spots.

Class Announcements 6/13

Announcements – 6/13
1 SMB Payment #1 PAST DUE

CG Try-It-Outs June 13th & 14th

SMB Forms Due June 16th

Encourage people to get registered online ASAP!

2 SMB – Music & New Warmup Packets Coming this Week
3 SMB – Percussion Camp – June 19-23
4 MCLA – June 23,24,26,27 – Mr. Stai sent out an email w/Itinerary
5 SMB – Winds Mini Camp July 6-7 & August 1-2
6 Drums of Fire – Blue Devils, Blue Knights, Cascades, Crusaders. Friday, July 7th at Hillsboro Stadium.

A message from the President

What a wonderful year we have had as a band program!  A Huge thank you to Dawn Gorski, Dawn Jackson and Leslie Kolb for helping raise money through our fundraisers and sponsorship efforts.  Not an easy task, but for a small group of volunteers we raised Approx. $60,000 this year to support the band!

I have had a few questions about personal fundraising for fees and the upcoming high school spring break California trip.  We do not host or support personal fundraising as a booster organization.  It is not legal for us to do so without running the risk of losing our Non-Profit Status.  We do however, have a letter/list of ideas that you can do on your own to raise money to cover trip and band fees.  I will attach it to this email for those interested!
There is a large ticket item that we are trying to purchase this summer, in time for the Marching Band Season.  As a booster organization, we do not have the funds available for this purchase.If you know of a company or personally would like to help with this purchase please e-mail me at president.sherwoodbands@gmail.com. The item is a new sound board/system.  If you are interested in the specs they are as follows (this becomes somewhat foreign language to me):
Sound System up Grades — $4500
  • Behringer X32 Producer Digital Mixer
  • 2 – Yamaha SW118V Club Series 15” 2-Way Passive Speakers
  • QSC GX5 Stereo Power Amplifier
  • battery back ups
  • digital snake
  • synth monitors
  • router
  • misc. cables
We have been limping through the past 3+ years with our old sound board/system at marching band and winter percussion competitions, I am really hoping that we can raise enough funds to upgrade this system for the upcoming school year.   Thank you for your continued support and assistance in so many ways.  I love this community and our band family.  Some of the most generous and kind people I know.  If you know of any sponsors, or would like to donate any amount towards this upgrade let me know!
Lennae Bishop
Sherwood Band Booster President

Personal Fundraising Letter

Sherwood Youth Band Camp 2017

This message is intended for band students entering grades 7-9…  

Sherwood Youth Band Camp 2017 SMBC_Logo_Crop
Camp Dates: July 10th – 14th
Location: Sherwood High School
16956 SW Meinecke Rd. Sherwood, OR

SYBC 2017 Information Handout
SYBC 2017 Registration Forms

After another great summer, the Sherwood Youth Band Camp is looking forward to it’s 2017 season! This  year’s camp will be July 10-14 at Sherwood High School. Are you a band musician entering grade levels 7, 8, and 9? The Sherwood Youth Band Camp is a great place for you to play your instrument over the summer, develop your musicianship, have fun with others, and put on a summer concert! Students will receive small group instrument specific master classes from our experienced staff.  All Camp members will refine their small ensemble and concert ensemble skills. Camp members will also have the opportunity/option to perform in the Parade Band in the Robinhood Festival Parade here in Sherwood. The 2017 SYCB Camp will be held July 10-14 at Sherwood High School. Please let current middle school students know about this. There is a price break for early registrants. Turn in your registration forms!

Camp Staff:
Brant Stai – Sherwood High School
Mike Dyer – Sherwood & Laurel Ridge Middle Schools
Greg Angeloni – Laurel Ridge Middle School
Steve Kuske – Cascade Middle School (Vancouver, WA)
Denise Westby – Flutes – Linfield Music Faculty
Karen Strand – Oboes – PSU Music Faculty
Dunja Marcum – Clarinets – Lewis & Clark Music Faculty
Nathanael Ankeney – Saxes – GFU Jazz Director & Sax Faculty
Allan Kalik – Trumpets – Kalik Trumpet Studios
Jordan  Paulus – Horns – GFU Horn Grad/Brush Prairie MS
William Karceski – Trombones – Indianna University Music Student
Adam Mullen – Low Brass – UofO Grad. Low Brass Performance