Robin Hood Festival Marching Band 2018

Join the Robin Hood Festival Marching Band! The More the Merrier!

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: “Boogie Shoes” and “Emblems of America”.

T-shirts and hats will be provided; please e-mail your size to  We ask that you wear a khaki-colored or tan shorts or pants & your favorite athletic shoes. T-shirts and hats will be distributed at Friday’s rehearsal.

The parade is Saturday, July 21st 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 16th, Wednesday, July 18th,  and Friday July 20th. 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. The More the Merrier!

RHFMB Info is always online and update at If you have any questions you can email me, Brant Stai at or call me at 503-825-5575. Looking forward to having you on board!

ID Mentor Fundraiser

Sherwood HS Band Students:

We are partnering with ID Mentor to launch a new Band Booster fundraiser which will help hiring clinicians and purchasing music and more instruments for our growing bands. I’m very excited about this partnership as it looks to provide a valuable service for friends and families while being a good fundraising source for the band.

Today we launched an ID Protection fundraising campaign to protect your family. The programis being made available to our families at a 15% discount.

Your objective over the next four (4) weeks is to talk to 10 family members and/or neighbors about what you learned this week about the risk and impact of identity theft and to get them interested in learning more about protecting themselves and their families. Be sure to keep a log of the names, email addresses and date of your conversations to show your efforts and progress.  You will need to turn this log in to me by July 16th to qualify for a drawing for a great prize!

Your personal goal is to have 3 families or friends protect themselves by enrolling in MyIDCare identity protection.  Send an email to your family and friends requesting a call to talk to you about what you learned about the risk and impact of identity theft.  Use the sample email below to set up that call.


Brant Stai
Sherwood HS Band Director

Sample email from students to family and friends requesting a call:


Dear ______

I am learning about how to protect my digital identity and would like to share what I have learned with you.  One thing I learned is 1 out 10 children in the US are unknowing victims of identity theft according to a study by Carnegie Mellon.  Kayla, one of our own band students recently found out she was a victim of identity theft when she was applying for a job. So, I now know that this can even happen to me, or you.  Click here to read her story.

The Band Boosters are also running a fundraiser offering MyIDCare identity protection from ID Mentor which will help with hiring clinicians and purchasing music and more instruments for our growing bands.  This is a special offer for our families and friends at 15% off of the retail price.  ID Mentor will donate 20% of the membership fees collected to the band every month.  Here is the link to the ID Mentor and Sherwood Band Boosters website to learn more about MyIDCare identity protection and enroll in the program:  Click Here to Enroll Yourself or Your Entire Family!.

P.S. Here is a link to see as short video on identity theft and MyIDCare

Can I call you tonight when you get home?



ID Protection Campaign Log:

Student Name:______________________

List of people you shared the ID Protection information with (name, email address, and date)  Also indicate if they said they would sign up for MyIDCare to help with your goal of three (3) memberships.











Marching Band & Colorguard Forms Due Monday, June 11th

Dear Students & Parents, Our Marching Band & Colorguard Forms are due on Monday, June 11th. Forms and information is located at

Max Logan will start writing drill shortly thereafter, so forms submitted will equate to dots/spots on the field. If forms are turned in late, we will work students into the 2nd and 3rd movements of the production as quickly as the creative process allows.

We are really looking forward to another amazing SMB production!

Jazz I Auditions & Openings

Dear Students, Here are our openings in the Jazz I Band for the 2018-2019 school year. We are currently looking for:

  • Alto Sax – 1
  • Tenor Sax – 1
  • Bari Sax – 1
  • Trumpet – 2
  • Trombone – 1
  • Piano – 1
  • Bass – 1

Auditions will take place in early September (read audition info packet for specifics).

Regular Jazz I Rehearsals will begin Friday, September 14th at 7:00am

Jazz Band Audition Music is the same as ALL NW 2019 Audition Music – PDF of ALL Audition Music

Piano & Guitar – Aebersold 2 – Track 5 – Treble Clef
Bass – Aebersold 31 – For Once I Loved – Bass Clef

Jazz Ensemble 2 will begin mid-November with no audition necessary as long as you are enrolled in a band class.

Graduation Band 2018

Dear Parents & Students – Our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade band students which comprise the Graduation Ceremony Band (aka Mega Band) need to have one rehearsal to get on the same musical page for graduation. We are going to rehearse in the band room at 7am on Friday. This is one rehearsal to get 45 minutes worth of music reigned in across three different bands. Call time for students Friday morning is 6:50am. Please arrive on time so you can navigate the crowd in the band room and set up. BRING A PORTABLE MUSIC STAND IF YOU OWN ONE. Thank you!

Graduation Ceremony Ensemble – All Band Members who are not seniors
Friday, June 8th at SHS Main Field


  • Wear Concert Attire
  • SHS parking lot will be very busy both when you arrive and when you leave.

Evening Itinerary:

  • 5:50 – Call Time (Anticipation: Parking lot will be a bit chaotic)
  • 6:10 –Set, Warmup, Tune, Walk Out Together
  • 6:30 – Perform Background Music
  • 6:50 – Staff Music
  • 7:00 – Ceremony Begins, National Anthem
  • 8:30 – Approx. Ceremony Over – Cleanup
  • 8:45 – Approx. Band students go home

Can Drive in 5 Days!

Every year we do fund raisers to support our kids in the Band Program.   We have had a wonderful and successful year of performances!   We would not have that without the support of all of you who volunteer your time and donate resources.  This keeps the program running!!
In only a few days we will have our last 2018 major fundraiser:  Our May Recycling Drive.  It is held at Middleton Elementary School.   It will be this upcoming Saturday June 2nd.    Today we are only at 47% filled for spots.  This is of concern as the event takes a lot of time and volunteers to manage.  As you all know:  Many Hands make light work!!!
PLEASE volunteer a couple of hours of your time!
Here is the link:

Please go in today and sign up.

Thank you and SEE you on Saturday
JeanMarie Hilt

VP Fundraising

Sherwood Band Boosters