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Saturday – Band Room Security

There will be a vocal festival happening this Saturday at SHS. The band room will be in use and we will have several visitors in and out of the room that day. If you have valuables, please plan on locking them in your cubby or taking them home with you for the weekend.

The band room will be closed at 3:15pm on Friday so that we can setup for this festival.

Thursday, February 22nd Notes

Thursday, February 22nd Notes:
  • No Jazz Band Classes Today – Commute Safely!
  • Basketball Band is Tonight! Call Time is 6:15pm
Sherwood HS Schedule for Thur. Feb. 22
Advisory — 10:00-10:28
Early Lunch — 10:28-11:05
Period 3A — 10:33-11:44
Period 3B — 11:10-11:20 (Wind Ensemble)
Late Lunch — 11:43-12:20
Period 4 — 12:25-1:35 (Bowmen Band) 
Period 5 — 1:40-2:50

March 3rd Solo & Ensemble Times

Warning – This email is ONLY for students who signed up to perform their solo or ensemble piece on Saturday, March 3rd. This is a separate event than the recital night we are having this Thursday, March 1st.

SHERWOOD – March 3rd – SHERWOOD

DON’T FORGET  YOUR INSTRUMENT OR MUSIC (And Adjudicator)

GROW – SHARE YOUR TALENT – BE CLASSY – HAVE FUN – SUPPORT EACH OTHER!

March 3rd Solo & Ensemble Information, Reminders, and Good Ideas

  • Show up to West Linn HS about 45 minutes ahead of time  so that you can:
    • Figure out parking, which isn’t ideal out there.
    • Warm up in the Commons/Cafeteria Area
    • Find your room and be there 10 minutes before you perform.
    • There is NO REGISTRATION TABLE for this event. Follow the signs in the hallways.
    • Room Name defines where the kids are playing. Consult the maps for where rooms are located or follow signs when on site.
  • Make sure you bring an original copy of music (pencil mark free) for the adjudicator to read off of. (Do not bring a photocopy unless it’s an emergency).
  • Performance scores will be posted anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours after the performance.
  • Wear Attire that is Classy (Err on the side of formal).
  • Make the performing space (stands, chairs) comfortable for your needs.
  • Optional – Tune to the piano in the room IF you are good at making tuning adjustments and ONLY IF you have plenty of time (your solo or ensemble piece is not too long).
  • Another Good Idea – Once you are done performing and are at peace with the world. Stay and listen to other musicians in your performing area, you can learn a lot and will be amazed by what other musicians are doing in our region.
  • ALSO – go listen to and support and clap for other Sherwood soloists and ensembles performing. Use the attached schedule to find them!

GROW – SHARE YOUR TALENT – BE CLASSY – HAVE FUN – SUPPORT EACH OTHER!

Basketball Band Update

The Basketball Game that was supposed to happen tonight (Tuesday) is rescheduled for Wednesday. If for some reason the game is cancelled again, it will be scheduled for Thursday.  Mr. Stai will continue to provide clarity on this as we’re day to day at this point.

SHS Band Recital Night – Thursday, March 1st 6-8PM

For Anyone New to SHS Band – “The Band Recital Night is a Band Concert… sort of.”

Students & Parents, our Solo & Ensemble Recital is Thursday, March 1st at SHS at 6:00pm. All Bowmen Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble members will be performing a solo or an ensemble piece at this recital. This will be a major event as we have approx. 125 performances throughout the course of the evening! We will have performances happening simultaneously in six separate spaces: 1) PAC, 2) Choir Room, 3) Commons Classroom, 4) Classroom E10, 5) Classroom E13, and 6) Classroom E14.

FYI – THE PROGRAM ORDER FOR MARCH 1ST IS STILL BEING CREATED. MR. STAI IS STILL WAITING TO GET ALL AVAILABLE DATA FROM STUDENTS. IT WILL BE POSTED BY THE END OF THE DAY FRIDAY.

Students are responsible for:

  • Knowing Their Performance Location & Order.
  • Communicating performance location & order to parents.
  • Warming up prior to performance in the band room.
  • Listening to at least 6 other SHS solo or ensemble performances throughout the evening.
  • Wearing Concert Attire.
  • Practicing & preparing their music to a high level so that it is enjoyable for the audience members.
  • Signing up & participating in either the event setup process after school (25 minutes)  OR the cleanup process after the event (20 minutes).

Parents – It will be a great evening with lots of student-prepared music. CHECK WITH YOUR STUDENT SO YOU KNOW WHAT ROOM THEY ARE PERFORMING IN & WHAT ORDER THEY ARE PERFORMING. Each performance length is different; some students have 2 minute performances, others go as long as 9 minutes. Good advice would be to check in with your performance area early to see where they are at on the schedule. There will be performance orders and numbers posted outside each room indicating which musician(s) is/are currently performing.

PLEASE DO NOT THINK OF THIS AS A TRADITIONAL CONCERT. THINK OF THIS AS MORE OF A MUSICAL ART GALLERY. You are allowed to sample from room to room and come and go at an appropriate time that works for your schedule. Please enter and exit performing spaces only during transitions. It will still be a formal performance setting, just more along the lines of a true Solo & Ensemble Festival.

Bowmen Band & Wind Ensemble Members

Please proof the attached solo data and ensemble data for March 1st’s schedule:

  • Make sure your piece is listed.
  • Make sure your accompanist is correct.
  • Make sure anything else Mr. Stai needs to know, he knows.

IF ANY CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE, EMAIL MR. STAI ASAP. Mr. Stai will be creating this schedule tonight. This is last chance to give updated details!

Solo Data 2018 – Sheet1 (1)

Ensemble Data 2018 – Sheet1 (1)

Sherwood Winter Showcase Ads and Sponsors for sale!

Good Afternoon Band Parents,

  Sherwood Winter Showcase is just around the corner… On March 17th Sherwood Band Boosters will be hosting the 5th Sherwood Winter Showcase. This is an all day Band and Colorguard competition at Sherwood High school.
   As part of our fundraising efforts, the Sherwood Band Boosters are soliciting trophy sponsorship’s and program advertising for the event. Click here  for more information about how you can become a trophy sponsor, or place an ad in the program.
Program Ad’s: We will be creating a program that will have information including  the days schedule, teams participating, and ads from businesses and families. This is a great way for families to show how proud they are of their students.
Trophies: There will also be 20+ trophies handed out to the participants. As a trophy sponsor you have the opportunity to hand out a trophy to one of the winning teams at the awards ceremony!
Sherwood Band Boosters Sponsorships
P.S… There are also many volunteer needs for the day of the event.
Follow the link to find a  volunteer slot that’s right for you: you:http://signup.com/go/HuEEdP

2016 Winter Showcase parent letter