SMB left the Mackenzie stadium field with a new found sense of pride and accomplishment along with a couple of trophies! The band was able to improve upon their last performance by almost 10 points! Their performance secured a 2nd place finish in the preliminary competition behind Tigard with only 1.4 point margin between the two bands. The band continued their run to the top by surpassing more bands in the finals to wrap up 7th place overall.
It was an amazing day for Sherwood students, parents and staff who made this success possible. We have begun this week with the determination to keep improving through our last performance. Here is the schedule for this week
MONDAY 3:15-5:30 Full Rehearsal
TUESDAY 7-8am Sectionals TBA by section leaders
WEDNESDAY 4:30-5:45 full music rehearsal
THURSDAY Sectionals TBA
FRIDAY 3pm Load the U-haul and trailer
SATURDAY – FESTIVAL OF BANDS COMPETITION CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
The following students were accepted to the Western International Band Clinic which will be held in Seattle during November.
They will join over 300 other students from the northwest to play music and work with some of the best conductors and composers in the nation. Go to WIBC to find out more about this great opportunity. If you are not one of these students, I hope you will take the time to practice and audition for next year!
Come on out for a night of fun! The Band Departments from both Sherwood Middle School and Laurel Ridge Middle School are hosting a Bingo Night, Wednesday, November 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons of Laurel Ridge Middle School. The Bingo Night proceeds will go toward equipment, music, staffing, and transportation for a Laurel Ridge & Sherwood Middle School Percussion Ensemble and Drumline. Please bring friends, family, neighbors and your lucky charms!
The SHS band had a great first run of our fall show at Sunset. The students performed well and the parent volunteers did an amazing job keeping them warm and fed.Overall, I could not have been more proud of what they were able to accomplish. The drumline placed 1st in prelims and the band was able to place 1st in individual music and 2nd in ensemble music.Lets keep it up Sherwood!!!
Pictures CLICK HERE
Finals performance CLICK HERE
If you are a student wanting to audition for WIBC in addition to All State you will need to do the following before midnight tomorrow:
1. Record your all state material in MP3 format
2. Go to WIBC registration site CLICK HERE
3. Follow instructions and upload your files.
4. Send me a confirmation email stating you were successful.
The Marching Band has all of the show on the field as of last night! Tonight (6-9pm) we will work on cleaning the drill and adding music to the 4th MVT. Friday from 9-1 we will focus on all the aspects of getting on and off the field and making sure everything is ready to go for Saturday!
After the rehearsal on Friday, we will load all of the gear onto the u-haul and trailer. We will need extra help, so if you are available, please contact me if you can help if you have not done so already.