A message from the President

What a wonderful year we have had as a band program!  A Huge thank you to Dawn Gorski, Dawn Jackson and Leslie Kolb for helping raise money through our fundraisers and sponsorship efforts.  Not an easy task, but for a small group of volunteers we raised Approx. $60,000 this year to support the band!

I have had a few questions about personal fundraising for fees and the upcoming high school spring break California trip.  We do not host or support personal fundraising as a booster organization.  It is not legal for us to do so without running the risk of losing our Non-Profit Status.  We do however, have a letter/list of ideas that you can do on your own to raise money to cover trip and band fees.  I will attach it to this email for those interested!
There is a large ticket item that we are trying to purchase this summer, in time for the Marching Band Season.  As a booster organization, we do not have the funds available for this purchase.If you know of a company or personally would like to help with this purchase please e-mail me at president.sherwoodbands@gmail.com. The item is a new sound board/system.  If you are interested in the specs they are as follows (this becomes somewhat foreign language to me):
Sound System up Grades — $4500
  • Behringer X32 Producer Digital Mixer
  • 2 – Yamaha SW118V Club Series 15” 2-Way Passive Speakers
  • QSC GX5 Stereo Power Amplifier
  • battery back ups
  • digital snake
  • synth monitors
  • router
  • misc. cables
We have been limping through the past 3+ years with our old sound board/system at marching band and winter percussion competitions, I am really hoping that we can raise enough funds to upgrade this system for the upcoming school year.   Thank you for your continued support and assistance in so many ways.  I love this community and our band family.  Some of the most generous and kind people I know.  If you know of any sponsors, or would like to donate any amount towards this upgrade let me know!
Lennae Bishop
Sherwood Band Booster President

Personal Fundraising Letter

Sherwood Youth Band Camp 2017

This message is intended for band students entering grades 7-9…  

Sherwood Youth Band Camp 2017 SMBC_Logo_Crop
Camp Dates: July 10th – 14th
Location: Sherwood High School
16956 SW Meinecke Rd. Sherwood, OR

SYBC 2017 Information Handout
SYBC 2017 Registration Forms

After another great summer, the Sherwood Youth Band Camp is looking forward to it’s 2017 season! This  year’s camp will be July 10-14 at Sherwood High School. Are you a band musician entering grade levels 7, 8, and 9? The Sherwood Youth Band Camp is a great place for you to play your instrument over the summer, develop your musicianship, have fun with others, and put on a summer concert! Students will receive small group instrument specific master classes from our experienced staff.  All Camp members will refine their small ensemble and concert ensemble skills. Camp members will also have the opportunity/option to perform in the Parade Band in the Robinhood Festival Parade here in Sherwood. The 2017 SYCB Camp will be held July 10-14 at Sherwood High School. Please let current middle school students know about this. There is a price break for early registrants. Turn in your registration forms!

Camp Staff:
Brant Stai – Sherwood High School
Mike Dyer – Sherwood & Laurel Ridge Middle Schools
Greg Angeloni – Laurel Ridge Middle School
Steve Kuske – Cascade Middle School (Vancouver, WA)
Denise Westby – Flutes – Linfield Music Faculty
Karen Strand – Oboes – PSU Music Faculty
Dunja Marcum – Clarinets – Lewis & Clark Music Faculty
Nathanael Ankeney – Saxes – GFU Jazz Director & Sax Faculty
Allan Kalik – Trumpets – Kalik Trumpet Studios
Jordan  Paulus – Horns – GFU Horn Grad/Brush Prairie MS
William Karceski – Trombones – Indianna University Music Student
Adam Mullen – Low Brass – UofO Grad. Low Brass Performance


All Sherwood Band Students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11 are invited to come on out to the band room this Wednesday, June 7th from 4:30-7pm. We will be hanging out together, playing games and eating pizza. See you then!

Good Luck at the Jr. Rose Parade on Wednesday to our LRMS Marching Titans band students! Enjoy the parade performance & have fun!


Dear Parents & Students – Our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade band students which comprise the Graduation Ceremony Band (aka Mega Band) need to have one rehearsal to get on the same musical page for graduation. We are going to rehearse in the band room at 7am on Friday. This is one rehearsal to get 45 minutes worth of music reigned in across three different bands. Call time for students Friday morning is 6:50am. Please arrive on time so you can navigate the crowd in the band room and set up. Thank you!

Graduation Ceremony Ensemble – All Band Members who are not seniors
Friday, June 9th at SHS Main Field


  • Wear Concert Attire
  • SHS parking lot will be very busy both when you arrive and when you leave.

Evening Itinerary:

  • 6:00 – Call Time (Anticipation: Parking lot will be a bit chaotic)
  • 6:10 –Set, Warmup, Tune, Walk Out Together
  • 6:30 – Perform Background Music
  • 6:50 – Staff Music
  • 7:00 – Ceremony Begins, National Anthem
  • 8:30 – Approx. Ceremony Over – Cleanup
  • 8:45 – Approx. Band students go home

2018 California Trip Payment Due June 1

Dear Band Parents & Students Grades 8-11,

The Sherwood HS Band Program will be taking a trip to Southern California on March 26-30, 2018. During this trip we plan to: spend a couple of days in Disneyland & California Adventure Parks, participate in a cinematic studio recording experience with a professional Disney musician/composer (who will then place our recording to animation), perform on one of the main stages in the Disneyland Park, and observe the L.A. Philharmonic.

The Total Cost is $1200.  This cost will include: Airfare, Charter Bus, Hotel, park and activity admissions, breakfast everyday and one other meal each day.  Your student will be responsible for bringing money for souvenirs, and food /snacks for at least one meal a day.

Payment Due Dates:

  • June 1 – $100 (Non-Refundable – Hotel Deposit)
  • September 1 – $220
  • October 1 – $220
  • November 1 – $220
  • January 1 – $220
  • February 1 – $220

Please follow this payment process carefully:

  • Turn in payment to lockbox inside band room.
  • Make checks payable to Sherwood High School (NOT the band boosters).
  • In Memo section, write Student Name – California Trip