SMB – Thank You, Banquet, And More

A big thank you to the Sherwood HS Marching Band & Colorguard who concluded this season with earning 3rd place in the AAA Division, and Top 5 in the Northwest! It took an enormous team effort to get us to the caliber of finals level performance that we enjoyed at finals this past Saturday. A huge thanks to all students, parents, and staff who made it all happen.

I am very proud of our students. They have worked hard and done everything their staff has asked of them to put this demanding and artistic product on the field. This year was so much fun for me. I love these kids, this staff, and the parent team we had working for us; yes the days were long and the season gets exhausting, but it was time well spent with some great people creating an incredible product! At the end of it all, we created several amazing performances that will last each one of these students for a lifetime. My hope is that my students will go on in life to pursue their skills and passions whether it be architecture, building rocketships, curing illnesses, serving others, etc. all while still retaining that appreciation of individual hard work and team sacrifice. Our students continues to usher in a new levels of accomplishment, class and humility and I couldn’t be more proud of them for that.

It takes a community to create a marching band show, instruct a marching band show, and support a marching band show. A huge debt of gratitude to our design staff who went to the drawing board again and again and again. A colossal debt of gratitude to our instructional staff who put in countless hours of rehearsal trying to connect with each student and teach and elevate them to higher levels. And then of course, another huge debt of gratitude to our parent volunteers who put in gargantuan hours showing up early and staying late to help facilitate, create props, cook, haul, set up, tear down, and commute distances and put in long hours to support this program and each student. It takes all of these people to make our show what it was. It takes all of these people to create those memorable performances that will last a lifetime. Take away any of these elements and we are merely a fraction of what we were able to accomplish.

Thank you all very much and congratulations on a successful season!!!

One Additional Thank You. The show we hosted on campus Saturday, October 30 was beautiful and ran smoothly. This is was all made possible by Pat Allen & Leslie Kolb, and their incredible team of volunteers, many of whom were Sherwood HS Band Parent Alumni. The gift of a smoothly run show on a beautiful campus was a gift that benefited all students involved. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and helped make the Sherwood Fall Showcase happen!

Now to some important details…

Tuesday, November 9th – SMB Banquet – We will have our Marching Band & Colorguard Banquet on Thursday, November 7th at 7pm in the SHS Commons. There will be dessert involved, pictures, certificates,  and video production of our show. The dessert is a potluck dessert so please check your email for communication from our boosters regarding those details. I hope to see you all there!

Home Playoff Games – We don’t have a home football playoff game scheduled at this time. If that situation changes, I will let you know!

Is the marching band show over? Yes! We are done rehearsing and performing our halftime show. Enjoy the newly acquired time off and the satisfaction that comes with a job well done!