Basketball Band 2023

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 10 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 each of the dates given for Girls & Boys games are “Double Header” games (Varsity games scheduled back to back). 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 typically 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.

On Thursday, January 5th 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:

The assignment will be worth 13 points (1 point per piece of music).

  1. National Anthem – Star Spangled Banner
  2. Sherwood HS Fight Song – New Colonial March
  3. SMB Stands Tunes 2022
  4. 24K Magic
  5. Africa
  6. Bye Bye Bye
  7. Don’t Stop Believin’
  8. Downtown
  9. Handclap
  10. Hooked on a Feeling
  11. I Want You Back
  12. Take on Me
  13. Uptown Funk