May Newsletter ~ SHS Band

Mt. Hood Jazz Festival – Saturday, May 10th – Jazz I & Jazz II – at Mt. Hood Community College The itinerary is posted online. Call time for jazz students is 7:40am in concert attire at SHS. We will return at 1:15pm. Students should bring snacks or a sack lunch to eat on the way home.  

OSAA State Band Contest – Friday, May 16th – Wind Ensemble – OSU – LaSalle-Stewart Center We will not know our performing time for another day or so. Students should plan to be absent from school the entire day and we will remain in Corvallis through the awards ceremony.

Summer Concert – Tuesday, May 20th at 7pm – Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Bowmen Band – in the SHS PAC –This is our final concert. We will play some lighter musical selections & honor our graduating seniors.

Stella by Starlight – Tuesday, May 27th at 6:30pm – Jazz I & Jazz II – Stella Olsen Park Come one, come all to our outdoor jazz concert at Stella Olsen park! This will feature all of the high school and middle school jazz bands in the Sherwood School District.

Thursday, May 29th 6:30pm – Fall 2014 Marching Band & Colorguard – All Members Meeting – at Laurel Ridge Middle School. We will talk about the marching calendar from June thru November, fees, what to expect, and unveiling the 2014 competitive marching show.  This is a mandatory meeting and it will be held in the Laurel Ridge Middle School Commons area.

No Starlight Parade this year. We will be taking on a larger leadership role in the Robin Hood Festival Parade.  Because the Sherwood HS Band performed in the Starlight Parade last year, we were not accepted into the participating group this year. We will try again next year.

With lemons comes some lemonade, some of the SHS Marching Staff will work toward taking over the leadership role from Kevin Noreen with the coordination of the Robinhood Festival Parade Band. The parade band will still be a “come one, come all” ensemble that is open to all middle school and high school band members and community members with instrumental experience. We will have three rehearsals leading up to the parade. Band members are encouraged to participate if they wish to do so.

Band Fun Night – Wednesday June 4th at 6-8pm – all current 8th grade band students, 8th grade students interested in participating in band or colorguard & all SHS Band members in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades – in the Sherwood HS Band Room. This night is open to all 8th grade band members, 8th graders interested in participating in band and cologuard, and all current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade SHS band members and will be hosted by our 2014 student marching leadership team. Also, parents of 8th grade band students are welcome to come ask any band related questions to Mr. Stai or a booster board member.

Graduation Ceremony – Friday, June 6th – All SHS Band Members – SHS Football Field All band members will be performing at the SHS graduation ceremony. Time and itinerary are yet to be determined.

Marching Percussion Auditions & Precamp – June 9th – 14th – All Marching Percussionists – in the Sherwood HS Band Room. Any student that is interested in being in the 2014 Marching Band Percussion Section (Drumline & Front Ensemble). Please plan on attending these dates & times for auditions and precamp. Audition materials will be available in class Monday, May 19th. See specific times/dates online on the band calendar.

Metro-Capital Leadership Academy – June 18th-20th – Section Leaders, Drum Majors, and Colorguard Captains – at Sherwood High School. This is for all 2014 Fall Section Leaders, Drum Majors, and Colorguard Captains. 

Summer Camps & Lesson Info – https://sherwoodbands.org/lessons-camps/