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Jazz I – PAC League Jazz Festival – Wednesday, November 14

Jazz I Students Bring: Jazz Attire, Sack Lunch

PAC Jazz Festival – Wednesday, November 14 

7:15am – Meet in Band Room
7:30am – Warmup/Rehearsal
8:15am – Load Bus
8:30 –Depart
8:45 – Arrive
9:00 – Observe Bands
11:00 – Lunch
12:15 – Get Gear Out
12:30 – Warmup
1:00 – Perform
1:30 – Clinic
2:00 – Gear Away
2:30 – Awards
2:50 – Load Bus & Go Home
3:20 – Arrive at Sherwood HS

Gary Riler (Cleveland HS)
Kevin Egan (West Linn HS)
Stuart Welsh (West Albany HS)

Parents – If you’d like to come along in the role of chaperone, please let me know. Thank you!

Important SMB Updates

Thursday, November 8th – SMB Banquet – We will have our Marching Band & Colorguard Banquet on Thursday, November 8th at 7pm in the SHS Commons. There will be dessert involved, pictures, certificates,  and video production of our 2018 show. The dessert is a potluck dessert so please check your email for communication from our booster president regarding those details. I hope to see you all there!

Friday – We will not be traveling to perform at the away playoff game this Friday, November 9th. We will be on a week by week standby for future performing opportunities depending how deep we go into the OSAA playoff bracket.

Christmas Tree Lighting Parade – On Saturday, December 2nd the marching band and colorguard will be performing in the Sherwood Christmas Tree Lighting Parade. I will send out a detailed itinerary sometime next week.

Class Announcements 11/7

Announcements – 11/7
1 No Playoff Game Travel for Friday. We will not be traveling to Sheldon HS due to a conflict (play performance) on site at Sheldon close to the football field.
2 Tonight! Restaurant Fundraiser Night – 11:00-9:00 Panda Express
3 SMB Banquet – Thursday, Nov 8th @ 7:00pm in Commons
4 Poinsettia & Wreaths Forms due back Nov. 8th
5 Jazz I – League Festival on Nov. 14th During School
6 SPE First Audition Rehearsal – Nov. 15th, 3-6, band room
7 Jazz II Rehearsals begin Nov. 15th 7:00am in PAC
8 Playing Proficiency #3 – Due Tuesday, November 13th

·    Email:

·    Subject: Name – Playing Proficiency #

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

Poinsettia/Wreath Sale Forms Due Thursday, Nov. 8th

Dear Parents, It is the final week of our Poinsettia/ Wreath Sales!  Hopefully your kids have been out selling!  This is a really fun, and great smelling, holiday thing to do!
Please remind them to take their forms and sell!
Checks made out to Sherwood Band Boosters!
Reminder:  The forms are due back to the Band Rooms on or before Thursday November 8th.
Vouchers for Poinsettia’s will come home early in the week of November 12th. Distribution to those who purchased them should be done that week since redemption starts on Friday Nov. 16th!!
Wreaths will be available for pickup on Wednesday Nov 28th from 500 until 630.    At Sherwood High School in the hallway next to the Band Room!
Thank you!!!
JeanMarie Hilt

VP Fundraising

Sherwood Band Boosters

December 6 Concert Update – Two Showings & Tickets

Dear Band Students & Parents, we are making a big shift again with our Winter Concert. In contrast to what is actually stated on the performance calendar handed out at the beginning of the year; we will be giving two performances total that day. We also will be selling tickets to these performances. Please read the following carefully.

We’ve had seating issues with our Auditorium at SHS, which holds 275 people. Last year we solved this seating issue by having two performances of our December concert, and then again in the spring moving our April concert to the main gym, and also moving our May Finale concert to George Fox University.  All of these solutions worked well for us and we plan on recreating these solutions again this year.

For the December 6th concert we are going to have 2 showings. There will be a matinee performance at 5:00pm and an evening performance at 7:30pm. We will feed the band members in between performances. The evening will progress as follows:

4:30pm – Student Call time in Concert Attire
5:00pm – Matinee performance – Bowmen Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble
6:30pm – Dinner provided to students through boosters & ticket sales.
7:30pm – Evening performance – Jazz Band, Bowmen Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble
9:15pm – Approx. Concert Over

Tickets – To be sold online (soon) and at the door. We will sell up to 250 tickets per show:

  • Matinee (5:00pm) Price is $7 per ticket
  • Evening (7:30pm) Price is $10 per ticket

We want everyone to be able to attend so financial/ticket assistance is provided. Please contact Mr. Stai for 2 complimentary matinee tickets. Proceeds will go toward band program and student dinner.

Winter Concert 2018

Friday, November 2 – Football Playoff Itinerary

Friday, November 2nd – Playoff Itinerary

4th/5th Period – Get music Stands out & tape off bleachers.
5:55 – Call Time/Setup (Eat before you come here, no booster dinner).
6:05 – Arcs in Gym – Warmup & Pep Rehearsal w/Music Stands
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
Halftime Production – Turn in Uniforms at End
9:20 – Approx. Game Over/Packup
9:35 – Go Home

We have a home playoff game this Friday against Sandy HS. We will NOT be wearing uniforms. Bring warm gear to wear for whatever weather is. We are not performing our halftime show.  Non marching band students are able to join us in the stands for playoff games (students need to talk to Mr. Stai in advance so he knows to add you to the roster).

The late call team means no dinner provided.

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!

Jazz II Info & Signups

Jazz II begins on Thursday, November 15th at 7am in the PAC (There will also be a second rehearsal on Friday, November 16th). I am excited to say that Nathanael Ankeny, professor of saxophone and jazz studies at George Fox University, will be leading our Jazz II program again.

Jazz II will meet 2 times per week, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00-7:50am. This ensemble will also meet 1-2 Fridays per month (Friday schedule TBD).

We are not holding auditions for this ensemble. Jazz II is open for currently enrolled band students who are interested in learning or developing their skills on a jazz instrument. We are looking for students who have a good attitude, willing to practice, and show up on time.

Jazz II will perform about 4 times during the school year in 2019. Our first performance will be at the West Salem Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 9th.  Other performances will be Swingin’ the Green (March 2), Mt. Hood Jazz Festival(May 4), and Stella by Starlight(May 28).

If you are interested, please sign up on the signup sheet located on the cabinet inside the band room. 

Looking forward to getting jazz going again! See you the morning of Thursday, November 15th at 7am in the PAC!