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SMB Updated Calendar – Important

SMB Students & Parents – Our marching calendar has had a few major shifts in it due to some building calendar decisions that were made in the past two weeks. The only changes were on Fridays & Saturdays in September & October. Below is the updated calendar.

Marching Band Calendar – Updated 6.12.19

Major changes include:

  • Homecoming Game & Parade
  • Performing at Sunset Competition instead of PCI (homecoming)
  • Friday & Saturday rehearsal schedules that were affected by those changes.

Please contact Mr. Stai if you have any questions.

SMB Registration Process – Due June 10

Dear Students & Parents, Our Marching Band & Colorguard Forms are due on Monday, June 10th. Our roster is already looking great and we’re looking for more to join in with our amazing 2019 season.

TO REGISTER YOUR STUDENT FOR MARCHING BAND, COMPLETE THE FOUR BELOW ITEMS.

1) STUDENT/FAMILY INFORMATION

https://tinyurl.com/smbregistration

Before you begin the questionnaire you will need your student’s Sherwood School District ID number.  This number is how we identify your student in the band program’s database called Charms.

2) STUDENT MEASUREMENTS

https://tinyurl.com/smbmeasurements

It’s important that all students – even returning marching band students – provide their current measurements.  You will need a fabric tape measure, current weight and current height before you begin. Our marching band uniform inventory consists of 1,550 pieces all of varying sizes, enough for 140 students.  The available inventory is matched up to each student based on the measurements that you provide. On August 11 each student will try on their uniform to fine-tune the fit of each piece.

3) ANNUAL RELEASE DOCUMENT – We will email you this electronic form directly within two days of receiving your email address through the student/family information link.

You will receive an email via docusign that can be completed electronically.  This document will request your permission relating to the following topics: 1) Medical  2) Travel 3) Photographs 4) Uniform Care 5) Liability. If you do not receive this email within two days, please email data.sherwoodbands@gmail.com.

The information you will need to complete this form includes:  1) Name of student’s health insurance company 2) Group number of student’s health insurance policy  3) Name of Student’s Physician 4) Phone number of Student’s Physician 5) Date of Student’s most recent tetanus shot  6) Any allergies or other health concerns 7) Any prescription medications that your student is currently taking.

4) BAND CAMP SUPPLIES ORDER FORM

https://tinyurl.com/SMBSTORE  –  If this is your first time logging into your secure Charms portal, the DEFAULT password is your student’s Sherwood school district ID.  You will be prompted to choose a permanent password, keep record of your password since it will be required when you log in going forward.  If you have forgotten your password, email data.sherwoodbands@gmail.com to request that your password be reset back to the default (SSD ID).

Items that will be necessary for band camp will be available to purchase until June 30 from the Charms online store.  Click on “Check-Out” to complete your purchase using PayPal or a credit card. Your order will be available to pick up on August 11, which is uniform fitting day in the high school band room.  Band camp begins on August 12.

More information is located at https://sherwoodbands.org/marching-band/

Graduation Band 2019

Dear Parents & Students – Our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade band students which comprise the Graduation Ceremony Band (aka Mega Band) need to have one rehearsal to get on the same musical page for graduation. We are going to rehearse in the band room at 7am on Friday, June 7. This is one rehearsal to get 50 minutes worth of music reigned in across three different bands. Call time for students Friday morning is 6:50am. Please arrive on time so you can navigate the crowd in the band room and set up. BRING A PORTABLE MUSIC STAND IF YOU OWN ONE. Thank you!

Graduation Ceremony Ensemble – All Band Members who are not seniors
Friday, June 7 at SHS Main Field

Reminders:

  • Wear Concert Attire
  • SHS parking lot will be very busy both when you arrive and when you leave.

Evening Itinerary:

  • 5:55 – Call Time (Anticipation: Parking lot will be a bit chaotic)
  • 6:10 – Set, Warmup, Tune, Walk Out Together
  • 6:30 – Perform Background/Prelude Music
  • 6:55 – Staff Processional Music
  • 7:00 – Ceremony Begins, National Anthem
  • 8:30 – Approx. Ceremony Over – Cleanup
  • 8:45 – Approx. Band students go home

Reminder: SMB Stepoff Meeting Friday, May 31 6:00pm in the SHS PAC

Greetings Band Families, The Sherwood HS Marching Band is having its stepoff info meeting on Friday, May 31 at 6pm in the Performing Arts Center at Sherwood High School.

This meeting serves to provide some basic info regarding the marching band season. We talk about the calendar, what involvement looks like for both students and parents, and also we debut the music and concept for the 2019 show.

Reminder: current band members or non-band members can participate in Colorguard. If you don’t play an instrument, it is a great way to get involved with our wonderful program. You can contact our colorguard staff at Sherwoodcolorguard@gmail.com, our colorguard booster liaison at guard.sherwoodbands@gmail.com.

Hope to see you on Friday, May 31 at 6:00pm at Sherwood HS! 

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2019-2020 Jazz I Auditions

Dear Students, Here are our openings in the Jazz I Band for the 2019-2020 school year. We are currently looking for:

  • Alto Sax – 1
  • Tenor Sax – 1
  • Trumpet – 2
  • Trombone – 1
  • Bass – 1
  • Drumset – 1

Auditions will take place June 11-12 and again September 9-10 (if needed or there are spots still available; read audition info packet for specifics). Regular Jazz I Rehearsals will begin Monday, September 16 at 7:00am

Jazz Combo – Combo rehearsals will start right away.We are already amassing gigs to play at. Please contact Mr. Stai if you are interested in Jazz Combo.  

Jazz Ensemble 2 will begin mid-November with no audition necessary as long as you are enrolled in a band class.

Stella by Starlight – Tuesday, May 28th 6:00PM @ Stella Olsen Park

Stella by Starlight 2019

Jazz Band Members – Remember we are moving equipment down to park after school on Tuesday, May 28th. We will also move equipment BACK to SHS at conclusion of concert. If everyone moves one piece, then it will go fast!

Jazz Combo will be playing some prelude music prior to the official start, followed by SMS, LRMS, SHS Jazz II and SHS Jazz I. There is no official call time or warmup for this one so consider doing a musical warmup at home and then show up just in time to hear MS bands perform at 6:00pm. Looking forward!

Marching Band 2019 Stepoff Meeting

Greetings Band Families, The Sherwood HS Marching Band is having its stepoff info meeting on Friday, May 31 at 6pm in the Performing Arts Center at Sherwood High School.

This meeting serves to provide some basic info regarding the marching band season. We talk about the calendar, what involvement looks like for both students and parents, and also we debut the music and concept for the 2019 show.

We are also having Colorguard Try-it-Outs May 22 & 23 from 4:30-6:00 at Sherwood High School. Either current band members or non-band members can participate in Colorguard. If you don’t play an instrument, it is a great way to get involved with our wonderful program. You can contact Sherwoodcolorguard@gmail.com or Mr. Stai at bstai@sherwood.k12.or.us for more specific info.

Hope to see you on Friday, May 31 at 6:00pm at Sherwood HS! 

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Finale Concert – 7:00pm May 20 – George Fox University

Finale Concert!
Monday, May 20
Performance: 7:00pm (Doors Open 6:30pm)
Location: Bauman Auditorium, George Fox University

Please join us at George Fox Bauman Auditorium on May 20th at 7:00 p.m. for our final high school band concert of the season. There are plenty of seats available for any and all that want to attend. The boosters were able to cover the cost of renting the auditorium so all seating is free (no tickets). 

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