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).