Wind Ensemble Premiere Performance for All State Conference

Dear Wind Ensemble Students & Parents,

I’ve made one important adjustment to our itinerary on Tuesday, January 14th. There is no bus available to take us to GFU that afternoon at the timeline that works for both bus departure and our rehearsal performance schedule.  Therefore I am asking students to arrange for transportation after school to GFU.

Parents – If anyone is available to either help carpool students without transportation and/or help move some of our large instruments to the site, please contact Mr. Stai.

Student Itinerary:

  • 3:30 – Arrive at GFU and setup on Stage & Warmup
  • 4:15 – Full Rehearsal in Bauman w/Antiphonal Brass
  • 5:00 – Premier Performance Runthrough
  • 5:40 – Concert Over – Cleanup & Dismissed

All friends and family are welcome to attend this premier performance. We will only be performing this music set two times (January 14 at GFU and on January 17 in Eugene).

We have a wonderful & reputable program prepared and are encouraging our membership to recruit an audience from local community members who appreciate classical music and might not normally come to an SHS band concert or might be deterred by the lack of space at our SHS PAC. Please help us fill seats with enthusiastic music connoisseurs and patrons. There is no charge for this event as we were able to get the auditorium that afternoon free of charge.

Our Concert Program:
March of the Mogul Emperors – From the Crown of India (Op.66), Edward Elgar (1912)
Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon, Simon Yau Yuen-hing (traditional Chinese folksong)
Smoulder, Andrea Reinkemeyer (2019)
Finale from Symphony No. 1, Vasily Kallinkov (1895) – Accompanied by brass students from PSU & OSU

Summary:

What: Sherwood HS Wind Ensemble – All State  Premier Performance
Location: Bauman Auditorium – George Fox University
Concert Start Time: 5:00pm (Student Call Time 3:30pm)

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Brant Stai

Wind Ensemble Itinerary January 14th at GFU

Dear Wind Ensemble Students & Parents,

I’ve made some adjustments to our Tuesday, January 14 schedule. In order to get a rehearsal with Pat Vandehey and the PSU Brass in conjunction with Larry Johnson and the OSU brass, we will take a bus to George Fox University after school that day for a rehearsal followed by a premier performance.

All friends and family are welcome to attend this premier performance. We will only be performing this music set two times (January 14 at GFU and on January 17 in Eugene).

Student Itinerary is as follows:

3:10 – Load Bus & Depart for GFU
3:30 – W.E. Setup on Stage & Warmup
4:15 – Full Rehearsal in Bauman w/Antiphonal Brass
5:00 – Premier Performance Runthrough
5:40 – Concert Over – Cleanup & Dismissed

There is no charge for this event as we were able to get the auditorium that afternoon free of charge.

SPE Students – This timeline has already been communicated to SPE Staff. I expect there will be no SPE rehearsal that day for Wind Ensemble students.

Please contact Mr. Stai if you have any questions.

Band Pictures – Wednesday, December 11 during class

Angie Windheim Photography will be taking SHS Band Ensemble photos on Wednesday, December 11th during regular class time. Jazz 1 and 2 photos will be taken during zero period.  All students need to be in their concert attire for photos.  Please wear or bring all of your concert attire that day (don’t forget black socks!!)  Jazz photos will be full ensemble only, not by section.  Buddy shots and special requests honored as time permits.

Payment and order forms are due on date photos taken. Angie Windheim Photography accepts cash, check, or credit. For credit cards you will receive a payment link in your email from Square. Credit payments must be received within 72 hours. Photos orders will be delivered to the SHS Band Room. Buddy shots and special requests honored as time permits but not a part of pre-orders. They will be made available online for viewing and ordering after pre-orders are delivered. Note that shipping fees will apply except on digital downloads for orders placed online. Prints will be delivered to the shipping address provided.

PICTURE ORDER FORM

 

December 5 Concert Info

This is a repost from last month…

Dear Band Students & Parents, I run into the same dilemma each year we try to have a concert in our SHS Auditorium. We are limited to 275 seats, which limits students to approx. 1.9 guests per student (1.9 guests per 1 student). Due to this complication we are making the same shift again this year with our Winter Concert as the past two years. In contrast to what is actually stated on the performance calendar handed out at the beginning of the year; we will be giving two performances total that day. We also will be selling tickets to these performances. Please read the following carefully.

We’ve had seating capacity issues with our Auditorium at SHS. Last year we solved this seating issue by having two performances of our December concert, and then again in the spring moving our April concert to the main gym, and also moving our May Finale concert to George Fox University.  All of these solutions worked well for us and we plan on recreating these solutions again this year.

For the December 5th concert we are going to have 2 showings. There will be a matinee performance at 5:15pm and an evening performance at 7:30pm. We will feed the band members in between performances. The evening will progress as follows:

4:45pm – Student Call time in Concert Attire
5:15pm – Matinee performance – Bowmen Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble
Dinner provided to students after each band’s performance through boosters.
7:30pm – Evening performance – Jazz Band, Bowmen Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble
9:15pm – Approx. Concert Over

Tickets – To be sold online at http://Sherwoodbands.ludus.com and also at the door. We will sell up to 250 tickets per show:

  • Matinee (5:15pm) Price is $5 per ticket
  • Evening (7:30pm) Price is $10 per ticket

We want everyone to be able to attend so financial/ticket assistance is provided. Please contact Mr. Stai for 2 complimentary matinee tickets. Proceeds will go toward Bauman Auditorium rental and student dinner.

Basketball Band 2020

Greetings Band Students & Parents! Our Basketball Band (comprised of Bowmen, Concert, and Wind Ensemble members) will be performing at the majority of boys & girls home league basketball games this year. This is another great opportunity for students to show off their music skills, add to our school culture, and earn points toward lettering in band.  It is fun music and a great environment to perform in!

Our Basketball Band will be performing at a total of 11 home games this year. We have signup sheets posted in the band room and I’ve asked each student to sign up for 5 different games. There will be a Performance Participation grade assigned to 5 basketball band performances by each student.

You’ll notice that this year there are four dates with double header games (1/31, 2/7, 2/18, 2/21). At the double header games there will be a band performing at each game, and a separate sign-up sheet for each game is posted. Each of those games counts as one game, so participating in both games of a double header would count toward two different games. I do not recommend signing up for BOTH games of a double header unless you are ok with playing for a long span of time which creates endurance issues with chops & we don’t get a food break. The games go right from one to the other with about 10 minutes of break before we start playing again.

Basketball Band Games:

  • 1/15 – Wednesday @7:00pm Boys vs. Liberty
  • 1/21 – Tuesday @7:00pm Girls vs. McMinnville
  • 1/31 – Friday @5:45pm Girls vs. Glencoe
  • 1/31 – Friday @7:15pm Boys vs. Glencoe
  • 2/7 – Friday @5:45pm Girls vs. Newberg
  • 2/7 – Friday @7:15pm Boys vs. Newberg
  • 2/12 – Wednesday @7:00pm Boys vs. McMinnville
  • 2/18 – Tuesday @4:00pm Unified Game*
  • 2/18 – Tuesday @7:00pm Girls vs. Liberty*
  • 2/21 – Friday @5:45pm Girls vs. Century
  • 2/21 – Friday @7:15pm Boys vs. Century

* 2/18 is technically a double header but there will be approx. 90 minutes in between the two games.

On Tuesday, December 10th there will be a basketball band binder assignment due. All of these tunes must be loaded into a binder with plastic sheets in this order:

  1. National Anthem
  2. Sherwood HS Fight Song – New Colonial March
  3. SMB Stands Tunes 2019
  4. 24K Magic
  5. Africa
  6. Believer
  7. Bye Bye Bye
  8. Can’t Stop the Feeling
  9. Don’t Stop Believin’
  10. Downtown
  11. The Greatest Show
  12. Handclap
  13. Hooked on a Feeling
  14. I Want You Back
  15. The Middle
  16. Runaway Baby
  17. Stadium Jams 6
  18. Take on Me
  19. Uptown Funk

The assignment will be worth 19 points (1 point per piece of music).

SMB: Tree Lighting Parade – Saturday, December 7th

Dear Marching Band Students & Parents, I hope everyone enjoyed a well-deserved Thanksgiving week away from school. The Sherwood Tree Lighting Parade is this Saturday, December 7th. We will be wearing black uniform parkas (provided) and Santa Hats (not provided) for the parade. Below is the itinerary for the afternoon. Please let Mr. Stai know if you have any questions.

2:15pm – Call Time/Put on Uniform (Rain Jackets if wet)
2:40pm – Warmup

  • Formation
  • What to do when at tree
    • Formation close to crowd
    • Guard on top row
    • Drumline on middle row
    • No one on bottom row
    • Don’t talk when Santa is talking
  • Walking back in 2s

3:20pm – Load Buses & Depart from SHS
3:35pm – Arrive & Line Up
3:45 – Lineup
4:00 – Parade Begins
4:35 – Parade Over/Walk back to SHS
5:00 – Turn in Uniform/Cleanup
5:30 – Estimated Time Students will be excused

December 5 Concert Update – Two Showings & Tickets

Dear Band Students & Parents, I run into the same dilemma each year we try to have a concert in our SHS Auditorium. We are limited to 275 seats, which limits students to approx. 1.9 guests per student (1.9 guests per 1 student). Due to this complication we are making the same shift again this year with our Winter Concert as the past two years. In contrast to what is actually stated on the performance calendar handed out at the beginning of the year; we will be giving two performances total that day. We also will be selling tickets to these performances. Please read the following carefully.

We’ve had seating capacity issues with our Auditorium at SHS. Last year we solved this seating issue by having two performances of our December concert, and then again in the spring moving our April concert to the main gym, and also moving our May Finale concert to George Fox University.  All of these solutions worked well for us and we plan on recreating these solutions again this year.

For the December 5th concert we are going to have 2 showings. There will be a matinee performance at 5:15pm and an evening performance at 7:30pm. We will feed the band members in between performances. The evening will progress as follows:

4:45pm – Student Call time in Concert Attire
5:15pm – Matinee performance – Bowmen Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble
Dinner provided to students after each band’s performance through boosters.
7:30pm – Evening performance – Jazz Band, Bowmen Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble
9:15pm – Approx. Concert Over

Tickets – To be sold online at http://Sherwoodbands.ludus.com and also at the door. We will sell up to 250 tickets per show:

  • Matinee (5:15pm) Price is $5 per ticket
  • Evening (7:30pm) Price is $10 per ticket

We want everyone to be able to attend so financial/ticket assistance is provided. Please contact Mr. Stai for 2 complimentary matinee tickets. Proceeds will go toward Bauman Auditorium rental and student dinner.Capture