Band Pictures – Wednesday, December 11 during class

Angie Windheim Photography will be taking SHS Band Ensemble photos on Wednesday, December 11th during regular class time. Jazz 1 and 2 photos will be taken during zero period.  All students need to be in their concert attire for photos.  Please wear or bring all of your concert attire that day (don’t forget black socks!!)  Jazz photos will be full ensemble only, not by section.  Buddy shots and special requests honored as time permits.

Payment and order forms are due on date photos taken. Angie Windheim Photography accepts cash, check, or credit. For credit cards you will receive a payment link in your email from Square. Credit payments must be received within 72 hours. Photos orders will be delivered to the SHS Band Room. Buddy shots and special requests honored as time permits but not a part of pre-orders. They will be made available online for viewing and ordering after pre-orders are delivered. Note that shipping fees will apply except on digital downloads for orders placed online. Prints will be delivered to the shipping address provided.

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December 5 Concert Info

This is a repost from last month…

Dear Band Students & Parents, I run into the same dilemma each year we try to have a concert in our SHS Auditorium. We are limited to 275 seats, which limits students to approx. 1.9 guests per student (1.9 guests per 1 student). Due to this complication we are making the same shift again this year with our Winter Concert as the past two years. In contrast to what is actually stated on the performance calendar handed out at the beginning of the year; we will be giving two performances total that day. We also will be selling tickets to these performances. Please read the following carefully.

We’ve had seating capacity issues with our Auditorium at SHS. Last year we solved this seating issue by having two performances of our December concert, and then again in the spring moving our April concert to the main gym, and also moving our May Finale concert to George Fox University.  All of these solutions worked well for us and we plan on recreating these solutions again this year.

For the December 5th concert we are going to have 2 showings. There will be a matinee performance at 5:15pm and an evening performance at 7:30pm. We will feed the band members in between performances. The evening will progress as follows:

4:45pm – Student Call time in Concert Attire
5:15pm – Matinee performance – Bowmen Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble
Dinner provided to students after each band’s performance through boosters.
7:30pm – Evening performance – Jazz Band, Bowmen Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble
9:15pm – Approx. Concert Over

Tickets – To be sold online at http://Sherwoodbands.ludus.com and also at the door. We will sell up to 250 tickets per show:

  • Matinee (5:15pm) Price is $5 per ticket
  • Evening (7:30pm) Price is $10 per ticket

We want everyone to be able to attend so financial/ticket assistance is provided. Please contact Mr. Stai for 2 complimentary matinee tickets. Proceeds will go toward Bauman Auditorium rental and student dinner.

Basketball Band 2020

Greetings Band Students & Parents! Our Basketball Band (comprised of Bowmen, Concert, and Wind Ensemble members) will be performing at the majority of boys & girls home league basketball games this year. This is another great opportunity for students to show off their music skills, add to our school culture, and earn points toward lettering in band.  It is fun music and a great environment to perform in!

Our Basketball Band will be performing at a total of 11 home games this year. We have signup sheets posted in the band room and I’ve asked each student to sign up for 5 different games. There will be a Performance Participation grade assigned to 5 basketball band performances by each student.

You’ll notice that this year there are four dates with double header games (1/31, 2/7, 2/18, 2/21). At the double header games there will be a band performing at each game, and a separate sign-up sheet for each game is posted. Each of those games counts as one game, so participating in both games of a double header would count toward two different games. I do not recommend signing up for BOTH games of a double header unless you are ok with playing for a long span of time which creates endurance issues with chops & we don’t get a food break. The games go right from one to the other with about 10 minutes of break before we start playing again.

Basketball Band Games:

  • 1/15 – Wednesday @7:00pm Boys vs. Liberty
  • 1/21 – Tuesday @7:00pm Girls vs. McMinnville
  • 1/31 – Friday @5:45pm Girls vs. Glencoe
  • 1/31 – Friday @7:15pm Boys vs. Glencoe
  • 2/7 – Friday @5:45pm Girls vs. Newberg
  • 2/7 – Friday @7:15pm Boys vs. Newberg
  • 2/12 – Wednesday @7:00pm Boys vs. McMinnville
  • 2/18 – Tuesday @4:00pm Unified Game*
  • 2/18 – Tuesday @7:00pm Girls vs. Liberty*
  • 2/21 – Friday @5:45pm Girls vs. Century
  • 2/21 – Friday @7:15pm Boys vs. Century

* 2/18 is technically a double header but there will be approx. 90 minutes in between the two games.

On Tuesday, December 10th there will be a basketball band binder assignment due. All of these tunes must be loaded into a binder with plastic sheets in this order:

  1. National Anthem
  2. Sherwood HS Fight Song – New Colonial March
  3. SMB Stands Tunes 2019
  4. 24K Magic
  5. Africa
  6. Believer
  7. Bye Bye Bye
  8. Can’t Stop the Feeling
  9. Don’t Stop Believin’
  10. Downtown
  11. The Greatest Show
  12. Handclap
  13. Hooked on a Feeling
  14. I Want You Back
  15. The Middle
  16. Runaway Baby
  17. Stadium Jams 6
  18. Take on Me
  19. Uptown Funk

The assignment will be worth 19 points (1 point per piece of music).

SMB: Tree Lighting Parade – Saturday, December 7th

Dear Marching Band Students & Parents, I hope everyone enjoyed a well-deserved Thanksgiving week away from school. The Sherwood Tree Lighting Parade is this Saturday, December 7th. We will be wearing black uniform parkas (provided) and Santa Hats (not provided) for the parade. Below is the itinerary for the afternoon. Please let Mr. Stai know if you have any questions.

2:15pm – Call Time/Put on Uniform (Rain Jackets if wet)
2:40pm – Warmup

  • Formation
  • What to do when at tree
    • Formation close to crowd
    • Guard on top row
    • Drumline on middle row
    • No one on bottom row
    • Don’t talk when Santa is talking
  • Walking back in 2s

3:20pm – Load Buses & Depart from SHS
3:35pm – Arrive & Line Up
3:45 – Lineup
4:00 – Parade Begins
4:35 – Parade Over/Walk back to SHS
5:00 – Turn in Uniform/Cleanup
5:30 – Estimated Time Students will be excused

December 5 Concert Update – Two Showings & Tickets

Dear Band Students & Parents, I run into the same dilemma each year we try to have a concert in our SHS Auditorium. We are limited to 275 seats, which limits students to approx. 1.9 guests per student (1.9 guests per 1 student). Due to this complication we are making the same shift again this year with our Winter Concert as the past two years. In contrast to what is actually stated on the performance calendar handed out at the beginning of the year; we will be giving two performances total that day. We also will be selling tickets to these performances. Please read the following carefully.

We’ve had seating capacity issues with our Auditorium at SHS. Last year we solved this seating issue by having two performances of our December concert, and then again in the spring moving our April concert to the main gym, and also moving our May Finale concert to George Fox University.  All of these solutions worked well for us and we plan on recreating these solutions again this year.

For the December 5th concert we are going to have 2 showings. There will be a matinee performance at 5:15pm and an evening performance at 7:30pm. We will feed the band members in between performances. The evening will progress as follows:

4:45pm – Student Call time in Concert Attire
5:15pm – Matinee performance – Bowmen Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble
Dinner provided to students after each band’s performance through boosters.
7:30pm – Evening performance – Jazz Band, Bowmen Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble
9:15pm – Approx. Concert Over

Tickets – To be sold online at http://Sherwoodbands.ludus.com and also at the door. We will sell up to 250 tickets per show:

  • Matinee (5:15pm) Price is $5 per ticket
  • Evening (7:30pm) Price is $10 per ticket

We want everyone to be able to attend so financial/ticket assistance is provided. Please contact Mr. Stai for 2 complimentary matinee tickets. Proceeds will go toward Bauman Auditorium rental and student dinner.Capture

Jazz II Info & Signups

Jazz II begins on Wednesday, November 13th at 7am in the PAC. I am excited to say that Nathanael Ankeny, professor of saxophone and jazz studies at George Fox University, will continue leading our Jazz II program again this year.

Jazz II will meet 2 times per week. We will start on Mondays & Wednesdays from November 13-December 4 from 7:00-7:50am. Then, starting on December 10th we will begin meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays for the remainder of the year. This scheduling shift is due to Nathanael’s GFU teaching schedule. This ensemble will also potentially meet on a Friday as they near performances (Friday schedule TBD).

We are not holding auditions for this ensemble. Jazz II is open for currently enrolled band students who are interested in learning or developing their skills on a jazz instrument. We are looking for students who have a good attitude, willing to practice, and show up on time.

Jazz II will perform about 3-4 times during the school year in 2020. Our first performance will be at the West Salem Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 8th.  Other performances will be Swingin’ the Green (March 7), and Stella by Starlight (May 26). There also may be one other performance TBD.

If you are interested, please sign up on the signup sheet located on the cabinet inside the band room. 

Looking forward to getting jazz going again! See you the morning of Wednesday, November 13th at 7am in the PAC!