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


Dear Wind Ensemble Parents & Students, We learned this past week that the Sherwood HS Wind Ensemble was selected to perform LAST at the OSAA 6A Band Contest on Saturday, May 12th. This is a HUGE honor. It’s a terrific honor to even be selected to perform at state, and it will be an INCREDIBLE experience to get to perform in the evening block on stage. The house will be packed and the energy will be huge. These kids will most likely never play for an audience like this ever again. We’re going to embrace the 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!

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

OSAA State Band Contest Itinerary

  • 12:30 – Call Time in Concert Attire in SHS Band Room
  • 12:40 – Warm Up & Rehearsal
  • 1:20 – Percussion Start Pack up
  • 1:25 – Pack up
  • 1:45 – Load Bus
  • 2:00 – Depart
  • 3:45 – Arrive & Store Instruments
  • 4:15 – Observe Roseburg & Westview
  • 5:15 – Dinner – Served by Band Boosters
  • 6:00 – Listen to West Salem
  • 6:30 – Get instruments out & take picture
  • 6:45 – Line up for Warmup Room
  • 7:00 – Warm Up
  • 7:30 – Perform
  • 8:00 – Sight Read
  • 8:30 – Put Instruments Away, go out to stage
  • 8:45 – Awards
  • 9:20 – Load Bus & Depart
  • 11:15pm – Arrive at SHS


  • Snacks
  • Instrument
  • Music
  • Concert Attire

OSAA Solo Competition Results 2019

Bravo to our OSAA Soloist Contestants who performed at the the State Solo Competition this weekend at Pacific University. The top Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Strings, and Vocalists from all over the state converged on one location to perform. So many amazingly talented students giving many performances in a short span of time. It was incredible! Bravo to our 12 soloists! It’s a huge honor to be invited to perform at such a prestigious event. A big thank you to the private teachers, parents, and accompanists who help make this happen.

Additional congratulations are due to students who placed in the top 5 in state. Congrats to:

  • Regan Palmer – 5th Place Euphonium
  • Cole Emery – 5th Place Low Clarinet
  • Ashley Ma – 5th Place Low Saxophone
  • Nathan Shipman – 3rd Place Rudimental Snare
  • Ethan Spencer – 2nd Place Timpani
  • Shannon Jackson – 4th Place Timpani

Recap is listed at http://www.osaa.org/docs/sol/2019results.pdf

State Chamber Ensemble Results

Bravo to our SHS Band Members who received the opportunity to perform in the 2019 Oregon State Chamber Ensemble Festival at Pacific University this past Friday. The top Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Strings, and Vocalists from all over the state converged on one location to perform. So many amazingly talented students giving many performances in a short span of time. It was incredible! Bravo to our 5 Sherwood Band ensembles who performed!

This particular event is a perfect merge of student musical ability and student leadership. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the beautiful music that I had nothing to do with, other than opening up the band room and music library from time to time 🙂 These performances were made possible by talented students who know how to organize themselves and lead themselves in rehearsals. Bravo to the students who organize these small chamber groups!

Blind Recap can be found here

Top 5 Placers:

  • W.E. Percussion Ensemble – 1st Place in Large Percussion – Shannon Jackson, William Jensen, Ian Kleditz, Ethan Spencer, Nathan Shipman.
  • Clarinet Choir – 1st Place in Large Woodwinds – Niall Alboro, Grace Applegate, Andrew Bae, Cole Emery, Brooke Guthrie, David Hilt, Sidney Sproul, Jacob Taylor, Robert Weener
  • Flute Quartet – 5th Place in Small Woodwinds – Camryn Porter, Addie McCoy, Anneka Prigodich, Rianna Upton.

OSAA Solo Contest Info – Saturday, April 27

Congratulations to the soloists that both qualified and were scheduled to perform at the State Solo Contest. Here is the OSAA Solo Schedule for Saturday, April 27 at Pacific University in Forest Grove. Below is also a map. Please make sure you have your three original copies of music for the adjudicators to use (there are three adjudicators in each room). Email Mr. Stai if you have any questions.

The Flute room location has moved to Taylor Meade. No other changes have been made that I have noticed.

OSAA Solo Music Map 2019 

Adrian Emery Low Clarinet Marsh-206 8:30 AM
Camryn Porter Flute Taylor Meade 9:20 AM
Andrew Bae Clarinet Marsh-206 9:40 AM
Regan Palmer Euphonium Jefferson 224 10:20 AM
Jon Laus High Saxophone UCC-Chapel 10:40 AM
Robert Weener Clarinet Marsh-206 11:30 AM
Travis Matlock French Horn UCC Church-Sanctuary 1:40 PM
Ashley Ma Low Saxophone Marsh-206 2:20 PM
Nathan Shipman Rudimental Snare Music Bldg-Stage 2:40 PM
Shannon Jackson Timpani Music Bldg-Stage 3:50 PM
Ethan Spencer Timpani Music Bldg-Stage 4:20 PM
Josh Busby Trombone Jefferson 224 4:30 PM

Exciting News – Guest Artist Matthew Maslanka May 2 & 3

Dear Band Students & Parents, On May 2 & 3 we are co-hosting Matthew Maslanka, son of David Maslanka, with Mountainside High School. This is something I’ve been working on coordinating for about a year now and am excited for the experience.

Matthew will be working with Mountainside HS on Thursday, May 2. However, there will be an open forum at 6:00pm at Mountainside HS where Matthew will be talking about his father’s music and about his experience working in the music industry in New York.

On May 3, Matthew will be spending time in class with the Bowmen Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble. After school from 3:15-5:15, Matthew will be working with the Wind Ensemble on David Maslanka’s Traveler.

This is going to be such an awesome experience and a type of experience that I have not yet been able to provide for our students. I would like to thank our amazing Sherwood Band Boosters for making this experience possible for our students.

More info regarding Matthew can be found below.

202A8878Matthew Maslanka is a clinician, publisher, music engraver, performer, and composer. Matthew is the foremost authority on his father David Maslanka’s music and is in demand as a clinician and educator worldwide. He publishes his father’s music through Maslanka Press and heads the David Maslanka Foundation. As a music engraver and copyist, he regularly works on such hit films and video games as Shazam!, The Incredibles 2, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. With performance degrees from Michigan State University and Indiana University, he has performed as a euphoniumist and trombonist on Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof and with New York’s Chelsea Symphony.