The SHS band program is excited to implement Smartmusic, an interactive music software technology, this year to improve student learning and achievement in the instrumental arts.
You are invited to attend a demonstration of Smartmusic this Wednesday at 8:15pm in the band room (immediately following open house).
With Smartmusic interactive music software
- students practice at home with background accompaniments
- they get instant feedback about each performance.
- they get personalized instruction and encouragement from their teacher.
- students perform better,their confidence grows, and they have more fun.
CLICK HERE for smartmusic informational video
CLICK HERE for a letter to parents from Mr. Petrik
IF YOU MISSED THE FIRST ORDER, HERE IS A CHANCE TO GET SHS BOWMEN BAND GEAR!
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JAZZ I AUDITION MATERIAL IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Jazz I auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday September 19th and 20th. There are openings for the following:
2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes, 1 bari sax, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, piano, bass, guitar, and drums.
Jazz II will also be an option for those students who do not make Jazz I, are new to jazz or would like to pick up a secondary instrument.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Place: University of Oregon School of Music and Dance
12 – 12:30: Registration
12:30 – 1pm: Making an Impression – Session with UO faculty on how to prepare for an all-state audition. Tips on efficient and productive practicing habits, and on preparing for the recording process. We will also walk you through the things for which committees will listen when they hear a student recording or an audition.
1pm – 3pm: Master Classes – by instrument/voice classification conducted by UO faculty
3 – 3:30: Break
3:30 – 4pm How to make a Great Recording on a Shoestring – Session with UO Recording Engineer on how to make a high quality/low cost recording. Useful advice for those making their own recording for all-state, as well as future recordings for college auditions and summer festivals.
4 – 6pm: Optional Private Lessons (sign-up will be available)
- Cost: FREE
- What to bring: you, your instrument, music and a pencil
- An instrument repair representative will be ready on site to look over instruments, to make sure they are ready for your audition. Select instrument accessories will be available for sale.
High school students, parents and teachers are welcome!
Registration Deadline: September 15th
The Marching Bowmen will be on the field this Friday ready to entertain the crowd and support our team!
Due to the amount of planning needed for the first game, we will begin our preparation for the night right after school. Our food committee will provide students with dinner. Please make sure all students have proper attire for underneath the uniforms (shorts, black t-shirt, black socks)
||Band to the baseball field
||– Section leaders here at 3pm to set-up- Pit to the baseball field
||Head back to the band room
||– Do this by sections to allow for section leaders to help- Drum Majors first to be dressed
||Warm-up in the band room
||– Have section leaders check uniforms- Bring stands to bleachers
– Set up percussion in the stands
||Go to the field
||Perform “Shout it Out”
||– Immediately go to tunnel set-up following song- Percussion to the locker room
||Quickly set up for National Anthemafter team enters field
||Go to the stands
Preparing for Band Day
THIS SAUTRDAY, Sept 10th from 9am-4pm
Meeting at the Band Room for breakfast from Sesame Doughnuts at 9:00am and heading out at 10am.
All kids will be assigned their teams after marching band practice on Wed. 9/7
Here is what to bring with you:
* Bring a sac lunch and water bottle
* Wear your 2011 show shirt. Students will likley be wearing uniforms, weather permitting
* Wear comfortable shoes
* Band bring your instrument, Color Guard Bring your practice flags and rifles
* Bring Pep-band music, Generations Show music and anything else you would like to play at the community. If you have any solo music, bring that too. This is the fun part of Band Day and anything you want to play, you are free to do so!
3rd ANNUAL BAND DAY!!!!
SEPT. 10th 9am-4pm
Marching band and colorguard members will go door to door asking for donations from 10 am-4 pm. If you miss them in your neighborhood, you will have an opportunity to donate at businesses around the town, including Albertsons, where you will also get a sampling of the upcoming marching band show music “The Greatest Generation”. This year the show will have a jazz feel with a focus on the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s Americana.
Funds are used for expenses including uniforms, instruments, music, transportation, competition fees and scholarships for the growing band programs.
To see more of their upcoming performance, watch for them at the home SHS VarsityFootball half-time shows throughout the season.
Our goal this year is to raise over $6,000. The boosters will be asking for parent drivers and chaperones for that day. Please look for sign ups at the BBQ.
All funds go to support the Marching Band and other department performing groups.
Please contact Corrie Fewx if you are interested in
volunteering for Band Day.
If you sew and have extra time, the colorguard needs flags sewn. Ms. Jack will have the fabric ready for pick up at our Wednesday rehearsal (7th).