Free Master Class @ Mountainside HS – Tuesday, February 6th 7:00pm

On Tuesday, February 6th Mountainside High School – along with Dr. Carol Smith – will be hosting a master class event for local trumpet, clarinet, flute, and trombone students who are preparing for their district solo contests.
Please share this event with your students and encourage them to participate in this FREE master class!

Our clinicians for the event include

  • Jeff Work, principal trumpet for the Oregon Symphony and Fred Sautter, retired principal trumpet for the Oregon Symphony
  • Dr. Barbara Heilmair, clarinet professor at Portland State University
  • Dr. Sydey Carlson, flute professor at Portland State University
  • Dr. Ron Babcock, trombone professor at Portland State University.

This event has been an awesome opportunity for students to perform their solo repertoire in front of an audience and get invaluable feedback from outstanding musicians and performers. Many local teachers have also found benefit from hearing the feedback provided by our clinicians.

This event is FREE, both for performers and for audience members. Please encourage your students to participate and/or attend as audience members.

It will be held at Mountainside High School’s beautiful performing arts department on Tuesday, February 6th starting at 7pm.

Do you have any students who would be interested in performing? Students who are interested in performing should contact Dr. Carol Smith and smithca@comcast.net and provide her with the following information:

  • The student’s name
  • The title and composer of their performance piece
  • The accompanist’s name
  • The name of the student’s private lesson teacher, if applicable
  • The student’s school

All high school-age students are welcome to participate!

Class Announcements 1/17

Announcements – 1/17
1 Playing Proficiency #5 Due Yesterday

·       Email: sherwoodbandtests@gmail.com

·       Subject: Name – Playing Proficiency #

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

2 Swingin’ with Spaghetti TICKET ENVELOPES WENT HOME – Saturday, January 27th:

·       Everyone is involved either as a server or as a performer.

·       Dinner Tickets $15

·       Raffle Tickets $10 – Samsung 55” UHD Smart TV

·       Ticket Envelopes are due Monday, January 22nd

If you were absent when tickets were passed out, please see Mr. Stai.

3 Unified Game February 6th at 6:00pm – Signup in Band Room
4 Chocolate Envelopes are due back Friday, January 26th
5 Music in May Applications Due by February 1st
6 Jazz Bands – Jazz Festival at West Salem HS – Saturday, Feb. 10th All Day

Swingin’ with Spaghetti is coming up Saturday Jan. 27th, 2018!

Dinner tickets are $15 each.  This includes entree, salad, bread, beverage and dessert.  All of our middle and high school jazz ensembles will be performing throughout the evening.  It’s a lot of fun!!
 
This year, we are going to sell raffle tickets for the chance to win a 55” TV!!  This is a Samsung UHD TV, 8 Series, 4K with a Smart HUB!  Tickets are $10 each.
SHS students have received dinner and raffle tickets to sell Please have them sell their tickets to you if you are attending, they are accountable for returning all unsold tickets or the cash equivalent  for the tickets by Monday, January 22!
– Middle school families who are interested in purchasing dinner or raffle tickets may do so through any SHS band student, or by communicating with Mr. Dyer or Mr. Angeloni, who will have tickets on hand for purchase.
– There are volunteer opportunities for those that want to help out with this fun event.  Please see this link:    http://signup.com/go/tTLOVOT  and sign up for your spot now.  It’s a fun night of volunteering, and if your student is performing, we will make sure you are able to enjoy their performance.  In general, middle school jazz bands perform in the first half of the evening, and SHS jazz bands perform in the second half.  The volunteer positions are only for a portion of the evening, so there is plenty of time to enjoy your friends and family at dinner, and check out the auction items.
-See’s Chocolate Sales are also happening right now.  Your high school band students have the order forms in their backpacks.  Up to 50% of your chocolate purchase will be donated to the band.  Please sell chocolate at your places of work and friends and neighbors!  The orders will be delivered to you student on February 5 so that they can deliver to their buyers in time for Valentine’s Day!  See’s will also be at Swingin’ with Spaghetti to sell chocolates.
– We have been collecting some amazing auction items from some very generous band supporters!!  NEW this year:  we will be doing an online Auction catalog..  Watch for that link. There is truly something for everyone.  More details coming on auction items next week.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the 27th!
JeanMarie Hilt

VP Fundraising

Sherwood Band Boosters
503 995 0060

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Class Announcements: 1/9

Announcements – 1/9
1 MUSICAL SIGN UP SHEET FRONT OF ROOM – WEST SIDE STORY
2 Tuesday, January 9th – Basketball Double Header

·      5:45pm Game(4:45 Call Time)

·      7:15pm Game (6:30pm Call Time)

3 Friday, January 12th – 7:00pm Basketball Game – Casey Crane (Winter Percussion Instructor) will be the sub during class that day and will be directing the basketball band that evening.
4 Swingin’ with Spaghetti TICKET ENVELOPES WENT HOME – Saturday, January 27th:

·      Everyone is involved either as a server or as a performer.

·      Dinner Tickets $15

·      Raffle Tickets $10 – Samsung 55” UHD Smart TV

·      Ticket Envelopes are due Monday, January 22nd

·      If you were absent when tickets were passed out, please see Mr. Stai.

5 Playing Proficiency #5 Due Tuesday, January 16th

·      Email: sherwoodbandtests@gmail.com

·      Subject: Name – Playing Proficiency #

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

6 Chocolate Envelopes are due back Friday, January 26th

Class Announcements – 1/5

Announcements – 1/5
1 Game Tonight!  Reminders: Call Time at 6:00pm, Wear Bowmen Gear or Colors, No Food or Drink allowed except water. No phone use, must interact like it’s 1989.
2 MUSICAL SIGN UP SHEET FRONT OF ROOM – WEST SIDE STORY
3 Playing Proficiency #5 Due Tuesday, January 16th

·      Email: sherwoodbandtests@gmail.com

·      Subject: Name – Playing Proficiency #

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

FOCUS MOVING FORWARD

Dear Students & Parents – We have 4 focal points regarding our concert bands as we move into January:

  1. Basketball Band Music & Performances
  2. Solo & Ensemble Music, Recital, and District Festival
  3. Festival Music – March & April Performances
  4. Disneyland Repertoire Preparation

“Mom & Dad, I don’t have anything to practice right now.” – This is a phrase that you will not hear out of a Sherwood Band student’s mouth.

Practice your proficiencies, Practice your Basketball Music (Remember you have a Basketball Band Binder Assignment Due on January 3rd!), Practice your Solo & Ensemble music, Practice Festival Music.

Next Proficiency Due January 16th.

Basketball Band –  We have 12 games the band is performing at during the basket ball season. Remember that you must attend 6 games (Yes, you are more than welcome to attend more than 6 if you would like to).

Solo & Ensemble Recital – This week we have started talking about Solo & Ensemble in class. All students are expected to find a 3-5 minute piece of music to perform as a soloist or as a small ensemble (Duet, Trio, Quartet, etc.). We have a ton of literature here in the Sherwood Band Room to select from. We then put on a recital night on Thursday, March 1st as a band program. We will have approx. 5-6 rooms running with performances throughout the course of the evening.

Students actively engaged in lessons most likely already have their literature selected, and it is most likely in the ballpark of 5-7.5 minutes in duration.

Anyone who has gone through this process will testify that you grow exponentially as a musician when you prepare and perform a solo or ensemble piece of music. It is a priceless experience for our young musicians who are looking for a challenge and to push themselves beyond the average day of music class.

Soloists who are looking for Piano Accompanists:

Basketball Band Binder 15 point Assignment – Due January 3rd – All Music must be organized in alphabetical order in plastic sheets.

  1. National Anthem
  2. Sherwood HS Fight Song – New Colonial March
  3. SMB Stands Tunes 2017 – Wind Parts Only
  4. 24K Magic
  5. Can’t Stop the Feeling
  6. Don’t Stop Believin’
  7. Downtown
  8. The Greatest
  9. Handclap
  10. Hooked on a Feeling (Basketball Only)
  11. I Want You Back (Basketball Only)
  12. Runaway Baby (Basketball Only)
  13. Stadium Jams 6 (#1 & #3 Only)
  14. Take on Me
  15. Uptown Funk