Band Day 2011- A HUGE SUCCESS

with many “Thank You’s” in order!

As you may have heard, Band Day 2011 was a tremendous success totaling over $7000.00 to support our program. This is a record year, almost doubling, what we earned last year. Thank you to each and every student and family member for putting their time and energy forward on a VERY HOT Saturday.
Band Day this year was beyond a fundraiser, but also a community event raising awareness to our program and showcasing our talented students.
Aside from top $$$ earnings this year, here are some other impressive moments:
* While door-knocking, a group of students brightened up someones birthday by playing a special song
* Decorated cars with balloons and “I’m With the Band” written on them drove the streets of Sherwood all day long
* Several kids stepped up to do more door-knocking to cover territory we missed although they had been going door-to-door all morning
* Each group took an active part in the day by arranging playing groups, coming up with music to play and sharing innovative ideas (one group put up a “Requests for $1” sign at Symposium Coffee)
* Enthusiastic kids waved signs, flags, and danced while they collected donations as cars honked in support and crowds gathered to watch
* Many parent volunteers (mostly the moms) watched the students perform with tear filled eyes
* The drum line and brass groups willingly moved their heavy instruments to several locations in order to find the best spot
* Every student came back at the end of the day with energy, group hugs, and smiles after 6 long hours in the 95-degree heat
We are all very lucky to be part of this amazing band family. Thank you again to everyone that made Band Day a memorable and successful event.
Mr. Petrik and SHS Band Booster Club

Smartmusic Demonstration

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








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.


All-State Prep Day at U Of O

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Place: University of Oregon School of Music and Dance

Online Registration

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)


3:15pm Band to the baseball field –          Section leaders here at 3pm to set-up-          Pit to the baseball field
4:15pm Head back to the band room
4:30pm Dinner
5pm Uniform demonstration
5:15pm Issue uniforms –          Do this by sections to allow for section leaders to help-          Drum Majors first to be dressed
6pm Warm-up in the band room –          Have section leaders check uniforms-          Bring stands to bleachers

–          Set up percussion in the stands


6:20pm Go to the field
6:40pm Perform “Shout it Out” –          Immediately go to tunnel set-up following song-          Percussion to the locker room
6:45pm Tunnel Quickly set up for National Anthemafter team enters field
6:50pm National Anthem 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!

Contact Corrie Fewx with any questions: