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SMB Parent Volunteers

Good evening MB families –

Our first competition is just days away and we have a fleet of amazing new sideline screens that need to be primed and painted to prevent rust.  A huge thank you to Tim Voorhies and his business SteelTek and Scott Cordier for making these screens!

We will be under the football stadium starting at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday, so when you are dropping off your student for rehearsal, park your car and come help us out.

Here are the items we hope to accomplish Saturday:

–  prime and hopefully paint sideline screens.  (Sponge brushes will be provided, if you prefer paintbrushes, please bring one).

– shift track hurdles over so our prop fits right inside the gate for easy access.  (Bring Work gloves)

Thank you for helping us with these final days of preparation.  Report to Scott Cordier for instructions and assignments.

**on another note…if you have signed up to assist with pit crew at football games or competitions, please be watching for an email for instructions and a training session next Wednesday night.  IF YOU ARE NOT NOTIFIED OF THAT MEETING by Sunday night, please reach out to me or Erich so you don’t miss any information.

Thank you for helping us be prepared for the first marching band competition of the season!  These are exciting times!!

From Nathanael Ankeny

I’m excited to be hosting a Jazz Jam at the Tualatin Island Greens (20400 SW Cipole Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062) on Friday, Sept 21 from 6:00-8:00pm.
This is a great opportunity for you or your students to play! Come sit in on a tune, or just come and see what a “jam” is like. This is an encouraging, friendly session.
I’ve attached a list of tunes to get the jam started. You can call other tunes at the session as well:
My Little Suede Shoes (E-flat)
Summertime (D minor)
Blues in the Closet (B-flat blues)
Watermelon Man (F)
Take the “A” Train (C)

All the best,
Nathanael Ankeny
Assistant Professor of music
George Fox University


SMB: Weekly Itineraries

Saturday, September 15th – Band Day! Call time is 8:30am. We will be done by 3:00pm.

Friday, September 14th
4th/5th Period – Get music Stands out & tape off bleachers.3:15 – Baseball Field Rehearsal – Warmup, On & Off Process Reviewed – Chunk Through Show.
4:45 – Transition back to band room
5:00 – Dinner
6:00 – Uniforms
6:30 – Gather in Arcs in Aux Gym in full uniform, instrument, music.
6:40 – Line Up/Pick Up Shako and go to Bleachers
6:45 – Drumline goes to Locker rooms & Band goes to tunnels with SL’s – duts.
6:55 – National Anthem & Fight Song
7:00 – Game Starts
9:15 – Approx. Game Over/Packup
9:30 – Go Home

Wednesday, September 12th   – Rehearsal 5:30-9:00

Tuesday, September 11th   – Rehearsal 3:15-6:15

Class Announcements 9/10

Announcements – 9/10
1 Jazz Band Auditions continue thru Wednesday. First Rehearsal Friday.
2 Instrument Rental Forms Returned to Stai. Rental Check placed in deposit box.
3 Playing Proficiency #1 – Due October 1st

·    Email:

·    Subject: Name – Playing Proficiency #

Late Proficiencies or Do-Overs must be made up by next proficiency due date.

4 •    All doors, except the main entry doors should be locked and closed from 8:00am-2:50pm.

•    No door should be propped open at any time.

•    All exterior portable doors must be locked during class times. They should not be propped open either.

•    Students should not let anyone into the building during class times.


New School Year Band Info for Parents

Dear Parents, Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year! Excited to have you all aboard and ready for the journey and fantastic performances to be made this year. If you are new to the SHS Band, you are in for a treat; our band room is a family, we support one another, and we work hard and make great music!

Below are details, documents, and dates that have been distributed and discussed this week. I will continue to discuss and walk through dates & grades & expectations in class continually. If you ever have any questions, please reach out to me at

SHS Band Handbook 2018-2019

Performance Dates 2018-2019 – Concert & Jazz Bands

Bowmen Band

Concert Band

Wind Ensemble

Proficiency Timeline

  1. October 1
  2. October 22
  3. November 13
  4. December 10
  5. January 14
  6. February 6
  7. March 4 – (Solo & Ensemble Recital Recording)
  8. April 8
  9. April 22 (Concert & Bowmen Bands Only)
  10. May 13 (Concert & Bowmen Bands Only)

Band Day! Please help us out!

Dear Parents of Band Students


Band students will either play in ensembles,  at a few business locations in town, or travel through-out the neighborhoods to talk to, or play for, our Sherwood residents.  They will collect donations which we use to fund our music program. It will be a fun and fulfilling day for all involved.

We have the bulk of our drivers signed up, but we still need a few more…  Please go to the link and sign up by the end of this week.

We have a signup link:

Please volunteer.
I will need all signup spots filled by Friday September 7th so that I can communicate instructions and organize groups.

Volunteers also need to complete the background check, if you haven’t already done so: .

Please sign up and we will see you on September 15th!!!

Jean Hilt

JeanMarie Hilt
VP Fundraising
Sherwood Band Boosters