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 or Mr. Stai at 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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W.E. @ State 2019

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 and the W.E. members were treated to a standing ovation. This year we earned 7th place overall, 3rd place in the sight reading room and several music educators in the audience were highly complimentary of our performance. 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. Being in the top 10 for all of these consecutive years is a challenging task. Without booster support, we wouldn’t be able to climb as high as we have!

Working on getting some video to share and will post on youtube channel as soon as I have it!


Wind Ensemble – State Preview Concert – Thursday, May 9 at George Fox University

The Wind Ensemble will be giving a State Preview Concert in Bauman Auditorium at George Fox University this Thursday at 7:55pm. The facility change (originally scheduled at Mountainside HS) happened due to a complication with the Mountainside HS stage schedule. A big thank you to Dr. Dwayne Corbin and the GFU Performing Faculty for making Bauman Auditorium available to us! Call time for W.E. members is 6:25pm, ready to listen to Mountainside & Southridge at 6:45. We will practice getting on and off a foreign stage using other people’s equipment and playing through our festival set.

Students – Our responsibility is cleanup crew. However, if I have a few students available to help Mountainside students with the setup, that would be great. Students are responsible for transporting their own equipment and music after school.

Percussion – The typical large percussion will be provided. You will need to pack items we need after school today and transport to GFU.

May 9 Schedule:  

6:25 – Call time for Sherwood HS Students at GFU
6:45 – Mountainside Performance
7:20 – Southridge Performance
7:55 – Sherwood Performance

8:25 – Cleanup

The Wind Ensemble is also performing at the OSAA Band Contest on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30pm. The location is the La-Salle Stewart Center on OSU’s campus in Corvallis.

2019 SMB Leadership Applications

Sherwood Marching Band 2019 Leadership Applications are below. All applicant details, dates and expectations are in the applications. All applications are due by Tuesday, May 14 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, Work Ethic, Initiative and Musical Ability are prized attributes for our 2019 Sherwood Band Leadership Team. Best wishes to all applicants.

Field Conductor Application 2019 
Section Leader Application 2019 
Colorguard Captain Application 2019

Class Announcements 5/1

Announcements – 5/1
1 Matthew Maslanka will be here on Friday, May 3rd during classes.

Thursday, May 2nd 6:00pm at Mountainside – Open session – Signup if you plan on attending. Trying to figure out how much space/chairs we will need.

2  Mt. Hood Jazz Festival – Saturday, May 4 – Itinerary Online, Bring Sack Lunch
3  W.E. Upcoming Events:

·    May 3 – 3:15-5:15 Rehearsal on Traveler with Matthew Maslanka

·    May 7 – Mr. Stai Gone with LRMS/SMS Festival

·    May 8 – 1:15-3:15 Early Release Rehearsal

·    May 9 – Perform for Choir during Class

·    May 9 – Perform at George Fox University

·    May 11 – OSAA 6A Band Contest – Itinerary Online

4 Next Performances:

·    OSAA Preview Concert – Thursday, May 9 @ Bauman Auditorium – WE

·    OSAA Band Contest – Saturday, May 11 @ LaSelles Stewart Center

·    Finale Concert – Monday, May 20 @ George Fox – BB, CB, WE