W.E. 2nd Place @ State!

Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble members who prepared so well and performed fantastic on stage at the OSAA Band Contest on Saturday. It was a packed house, John Mackey was in the hall listening, and the W.E. members were treated to a standing ovation. Earning 2nd place is a HUGE deal and humbling honor. Bravo to our student musicians!

Thank you to our section coaches and lessons teachers for helping us to get here and for the guest clinicians who worked with the Wind Ensemble throughout the year.

Thank you to the Band Boosters whose support allow us to have all of the instruments, music, and support staff we need to elevate to this level. Without booster support, we wouldn’t be able to climb as high as we have!

Here is a video link of the performance: https://youtu.be/pRr3CJHn0XQ

Good Luck W.E. @ State!

Good Luck Wind Ensemble @ the State Contest tomorrow! At this point all of the work is done. Saturday is going to be long day, so get a good night’s rest, sleep in, hydrate, eat well, so that you can enjoy your day tomorrow and be at your very best! Saturday is a celebration of hard work and dedication. Create as many musical moments on stage as possible and walk off with no regrets. It’s a huge honor to play in the evening block. Its rare to have the opportunity to play last.  The house will be packed and the energy will be huge. Embrace every moment and savor it!

Location: LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR.

Ticket prices are $8 or $5 for students. They are good for the whole day and ALL of the bands sounds great!

Seating will be challenging as the house will be full (or close to full). Do not walk in expecting to find a seat right away.  Spectators might need to get their seats a few groups early. The entire evening block of bands (Sam Barlow (2nd last year), Southridge (5th last year), and West Salem (1st last year) are all phenominal groups. You will get your money’s worth in great music!!!

Digital Program: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/osaa-digital-programs/2017+OSAA+Band-Orchestra+Program.pdf

Spectator Info can be found at http://www.osaa.org/docs/bnd/bandspecinfo.pdf

Official Contest Schedule can be found at  http://www.osaa.org/docs/bnd/6APerformanceOrder.pdf

SHS Band Itinerary – Saturday, May 13th 
12:15 – Call Time
12:30 – Warm Up & Rehearsal
1:20 – Pack up
1:40 – Load Bus
2:00 – Depart
3:45 – Arrive & Store Instruments
4:15 – Observe Cleveland & David Douglas
5:30 – Dinner – Served by Band Boosters
6:30 – Get instruments out & take picture
6:50 – Line up for Warmup Room
7:00 – Warm Up
7:30 – Perform
8:00 – Sight Read
8:30 – Put Instruments Away and Go out to stage
8:45 – Awards
9:15 – Load Bus & Depart
11:10pm – Arrive at SHS

New Sherwood HS Colorguard Staff Announcement

Dear Sherwood Band & Colorguard Students, Parents, and Fans, Please help me in welcoming our new Sherwood HS Colorguard staff members Jeffrey Capponi & Tippy Jackson!  More information can be found below regarding their backgrounds below.

In addition to work with Fall & Winter Colorguard at Sherwood HS, they will be creating a MS colorguard for the Jr. Rose Parade to march with the Laurel Ridge MS Band this spring!

IMG_7496Colorguard Director & Designer ~ Jeffrey Capponi – Jeff’s performance experience includes Century High School (2004-2008), NxNW (2009), Oregon Crusaders (2005-2006), Cascades (2007), Madison Scouts (2009), Blue Devils (2010-2012) and was a premiere performer and choreographer for OC Indoor (2011-2013). He has designed for a number of groups throughout the US and Canada including Maui High School, Dartmouth High School, Lux Independent Winterguard, Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, Southridge HS, Grants Pass HS, Friendswood HS (Houston), Signature Independent (Denver), Encorps Independent Winterguard (Calgary) and Escalade Independent Winterguard (Calgary.) Most recently is the Co-Director of Colorguard at Century high school (2008-2014), Co-Director of Oregon Crusaders Independent (Compass Rose) Winterguard (2014-2017), Director and Designer of Colorguard at Tigard High School (2009-present) and is currently the Director of Colorguard at Evergreen High School (2014-Present.) Jeff is very excited to join the Sherwood High School Marching Band and Colorguard staff.

tippyjackson-100Colorguard Instructor & Designer ~ Tippy Jackson is a colorguard designer, choreographer, and instructor with a passion for excellence. She has performance experience spanning ten years as a member of the Bluecoats Colorguard, Oregon Crusaders Indoor visual ensemble, and Oregon Crusaders Independent Winterguard. Tippy has taught at many programs in the Northwest, most recently as the director and designer for Westview High School, as director at Tigard High School, and on staff with Compass Rose Independent. She also works with several bands across the country as a flag, uniform, and prop designer. Tippy constantly seeks to expand her understanding of all aspects of the pageantry arts and is an advocate for arts education.

Season Finale Concert – May 23rd


Dear Band Students & Parents, Our Season Finale Concert will be held at the Sherwood Center for the Performing Arts. Concert starts at 7:00pm & Doors open for general audience members at 6:30pm. We are asking for $5 for tickets to host a concert in this space, however we want everyone to be able to attend so financial/ticket assistance is provided. Please read details below.

Link for Tickets – https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KYAPHNRQVTH4Q

The Ticket Link is a paypal donate button, and we will assume that the donation increments in $5 are tickets that are being purchased. You will receive a confirmation email from our boosters confirming that we received your payment. If you would like to donate extra money to support the band, you may indicate number of tickets you intended to purchase when the confirmation email is sent to you.  Thank you for supporting our bands!

SMB Leadership Applications 2017

2017 Marching Leadership Applications are below. All applicant details, dates and expectations are in the applications. All applications are due by Tuesday, May 16 at 3:00pm.

“It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

All leadership positions are positions of service; the ensemble comes first. Attitude, Communication, Organization, Initiative and Musical Ability are prized attributes for our 2017 Sherwood Band Leadership Team. Best wishes to all applicants.

Drum Major Application 2017

Section Leader Application 2017

Can Drive May 20th – We need You to Volunteer!

Good afternoon band families!

We need your help!  To date, we only have 23 people signed up to assist us on Saturday, May 20th at the can drive.  This is the last fundraiser of the year for the boosters.  We can potentially make up to  $6000 at a can drive now that Oregon has increased the return rate to $0.10/can.  We are not asking for any money from you for this fundraiser .. we just need your TIME (Parents and students).  We are about $7000 dollars away from our annual school year fundraising goal so this needs to be a successful can drive.  Please follow the volunteer spot link below and sign up for a shift or two.  Please ask your band student if they have signed up to distribute flyers the week of the can drive as well.  We live in a really supportive community and if they learn that we are having the drive, they will support us!  Thank you!
Volunteer spot link is:  http://signup.com/go/PPfTzRn
Lennae Bishop
Band Booster President

Jazz I & Jazz II – Sat. May 20 State Jazz Contest Itinerary

State Jazz Festival – Mt. Hood CC

6:30am – Meet in Concert Attire
6:45 – Take Roll, Buddy Check
7:00 – Load Busses
7:15 – Depart from Sherwood
8:10 – Arrive at Mt. Hood CC
8:30 – Jazz II Warmup (Jazz I – Wait for Warmup Room)
9:00 – Jazz II Performance (Jazz I Warmup)
9:30 – Jazz I Performance (Jazz II Observe)
10:00 – Both groups observe Westview
10:30 – Pack up Gear & Load Bus
11:00 – Depart Mt. Hood
12:00 – Arrive at SHS & Unload
12:15 – Students Go Home

More spectator information to come in the near future as it becomes available. This event will be taking place at Mt. Hood Community College.