SMB – Thank you, Banquet, Football Playoffs

A big thank you to the Sherwood HS Marching Band & Colorguard who concluded this season with earning 4th place in the Northwest! It took an enormous team effort to get us to the caliber of finals level performance that we enjoyed at finals this past Saturday. A huge thanks to all students, parents, and staff who made it all happen.

I am very proud of our students. They have worked hard and done everything their staff has asked of them to put this demanding and artistic product on the field. This year was so much fun for me. I love these kids, this staff, and the parent team we had working for us; yes the days were long and the season gets exhausting, but it was time well spent with some great people creating an incredible product! At the end of it all, we created several amazing performances that will last each one of these students for a lifetime. My hope is that my students will go on in life to pursue their skills and passions whether it be architecture, building rocketships, curing illnesses, serving others, etc. all while still retaining that appreciation of individual hard work and team sacrifice. Our students continues to usher in a new levels of accomplishment, class and humility and I couldn’t be more proud of them for that.

It takes a village to create a marching band show, instruct a marching band show, and support a marching band show. A huge debt of gratitude to our design staff who went to the drawing board again and again and again. A colossal debt of gratitude to our instructional staff who put in countless hours of rehearsal trying to connect with each student and teach and elevate them to higher levels. And then of course, another huge debt of gratitude to our parent volunteers who put in gargantuan hours showing up early and staying late to help facilitate, create props, cook, haul, set up, tear down, and commute distances and put in long hours to support this program and each student. It takes all of these people to make our show what it was. It takes all of these people to create those memorable performances that will last a lifetime. Take away any of these elements and we are merely a fraction of what we were able to accomplish.

Thank you all very much and congratulations on a successful season!!!

Here is a video link of the show from our prelims run (there will be a finals video released at some point too) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0FXtvBHRvQ 

Now to some important details…

Friday, November 2nd  – We have a home playoff game this Friday against Sandy HS. We will NOT be wearing uniforms. Bring warm gear to wear for whatever weather is. We are not performing our halftime show.  Non marching band students are able to join us in the stands for playoff games (students need to talk to Mr. Stai in advance so he knows to add you to the roster).

Is the marching band show over? Yes! We are done rehearsing and performing our halftime show. Enjoy the newly acquired time off and the satisfaction that comes with a job well done!

Thursday, November 8th – SMB Banquet – We will have our Marching Band & Colorguard Banquet on Thursday, November 8th at 7pm in the SHS Commons. There will be dessert involved, pictures, certificates,  and video production of our 2018 show. The dessert is a potluck dessert so please check your email for communication from our booster president regarding those details. I hope to see you all there!

SMB: NWAPA Championships @ Autzen Stadium – Saturday, October 27

Hey Everyone. Thank you for a great season. I’m really impressed with our students, leadership, staff, and the army of volunteers that make it all go. When I step back and look at it from the bird’s eye view, it’s really incredible. Great People & Great Music. I couldn’t be happier with our team.

Saturday is going to be a celebration of the wonderful feats achieved by our students, designers, and parent volunteers. Weather it be Sun, Wind, Rain, Monsoon… Be in the moment & savor every minute.

Pun intended.

Here is the student schedule for the NWAPA Championships/Festival of Bands at Autzen Stadium this Saturday, October 27. Some items to note:

  • Students will be fed throughout course of the day. There will also be concessions sold at Autzen Stadium.
  • Students need to bring black socks & show shirts and anything else associated with their uniform.
  • Bring weather appropriate clothing to change into when out of uniform.
  • Girls/Guys with long hair need to put their hair up into a bun to fit into shako.
  • Students can/should bring homework to do on the bus. There will be times throughout the bus ride and day where students can complete homework. There will also be moments in the day where the student in the role of a “performer” and also in the role of an “audience member” in an educational setting. Homework is allowed during the “free times”.
  • Parents: They do charge $15 tickets at the gate to view performance.
  • Parents: There is a $5 fee for parking at Autzen Stadium

Championships Schedule – Student Version 

Time Description
8:35 Buns & Braids
8:45 Call Time/Attendance/Announcements
9:10 Load Buses
9:30 Buses depart Sherwood
11:40 Arrive at Autzen Stadium (Percussion Prep Equipment)
12:00 Lunch
12:35 Percussion Uniforms On/Shakos/Plumes – EARLIER START DUE TO TRAVEL (10 Min)
12:35 Props Ready for testing
12:55 Percussion Move to Warmup Area & Begin Warmup
1:05 Winds Uniforms On/Shakos/Plumes – EARLIER START DUE TO TRAVEL (5 Min)
1:25 Winds Move to Warmup Area
1:40 Winds Begin Warmup
1:55 Water Delivered to Percussion/Winds/Guard (in this order)
2:10 Pit Crew & Helpers w/Percussion
2:40 End Percussion Ensemble, Break-down Front Ensemble
2:45 Move to Gate, Prop Coordination, Pit moves to gate
2:55 Gate
3:05 Prelims Performance
3:23 Pictures
3:40 Return to Camp, Out of Uniforms, Back to Stands.
4:10 Prelim Awards
4:40 Camp Meeting – Discuss Prelims Performance & Finals Schedule
4:50 Relax/Dinner (Snacks Available up until putting on uniform)
5:45 Percussion Uniforms/Shakos/Plumes, Personal Items on Bus
5:45 Props ready for testing
6:05 Percussion Move to Warmup Area
6:30 Winds Uniforms/Shakos/Plumes, Personal Items on Bus
6:50 Winds Move to Warmup Area
7:02 Wind Begin Warmup
7:38 Water delivered to Percussion/Winds/Guard (in this order)
7:53 Recall time for pit crew/begin camp tear down
8:23 End Percussion Ensemble, Break-down Front Ensemble
8:28 Move to gate, prop coordination, pit moves to gate
8:38 Gate
8:48 Performance
9:03 Return to Camp, Debrief, Out of Uniforms, Pack Gear, Back to Stands.
9:40 Watch OMB & Finals Awards Ceremony
10:25 Return to camp, help with tear-down
10:40 Board buses/attendance, trucks leave for SHS
10:50 Buses leave for SHS
1:00am Buses arrive at SHS, Students Help with Unload Process
1:20am Students available for pickup

SMB trip to LRMS on Wednesday, October 24

Dear SMB Members & Families, On Wednesday, October 24 the Sherwood Marching Band & Colorguard will be traveling to Laurel Ridge Middle School to perform for their assembly. Members will need to leave class at 8:40am. They will be returning to classes around 11:10am.

I have two parents already helping with equipment transportation and feel confident about logistics. That being said, if someone else wants to come along, I’d take another volunteer or two. If anyone else wants to join in with helping us with this trip, please contact Mr. Stai directly.

Class Announcements 10/22

Announcements – 10/22
1 Festive Small Ensembles are coming! Community always asks for performances. Prepare approx. 15-20 minutes of music, dress classy. Sign up!
2 Boys – Pick up Concert Attire on Rack in Band Room.
3 Turned in Proficiency Late? Want Mr. Stai to Grade it?

1.                  Face to Face Conversation

2.                  Broom of Redemption

3.                  Sticky Note on Desk

4.                  Mr. Stai will grade at earliest opportunity

4 Poinsettia & Wreaths:

·     Start selling right away and hand their forms back to the band rooms on or before November 8th.

·     You need to fill out the forms with enough information to remember who they sold them to, as they will be delivering them after pickup.  Also, collect the money!   Checks to the BAND BOOSTERS!

·     Wreaths will be handed out for distribution on Wed Nov 28th.  5-630 PM at the Band room SHS.

·    Poinsettia Vouchers will be distributed the week of Nov 12th.  Voucher redemption starts on Friday Nov 16th at Al’s Garden Center.

5 ID Mentor – 10 Conversations to enter drawing for $50. 3 subscriptions to enter drawing for $100.
6 SMB – BRING RAIN GEAR AND WARM REHEARSAL CLOTHING THIS WEEK

·    Saturday – 8:45am Call Time. Dismissed approx. 1:20am

·    Friday – 3:20 Rehearsal, Senior Recognition (6:00pm in PAC), Bring Warm Clothes to wear for 2nd half of game (we will most likely change out of uniforms after halftime).

·    Wednesday – 5:30-9:00 – Rookie Run-through

·    Tuesday – 3:15-6:15

·    Monday – Percussion

7 Playing Proficiency #2 – Due TODAY

·    Email: sherwoodbandtests@gmail.com

·    Subject: Name – Playing Proficiency #

Late Proficiencies or Do-Overs must be made up by next proficiency due date.

8 #thesherwoodway

Announcements 10/18

Announcements – 10/18
1 Boys – Pick up Concert Attire on Rack in Band Room (clearly marked with your name on it).
2 Turned in Proficiency Late? Want Mr. Stai to Grade it?

1.                  Face to Face Conversation

2.                  Broom of Redemption

3.                  Sticky Note on Desk

4.                  Mr. Stai will grade at earliest opportunity

3 Poinsettia & Wreaths:

·     Start selling right away and hand their forms back to the band rooms on or before November 8th.

·     You need to fill out the forms with enough information to remember who they sold them to, as they will be delivering them after pickup …  Also, collect the money!   Checks to the BAND BOOSTERS!

·     Wreaths will be handed out for distribution on Wed Nov 28th.  5-630 PM at the Band room SHS.

·    Poinsettia Vouchers will be distributed the week of Nov 12th.  Voucher redemption starts on Friday Nov 16th at Al’s Garden Center.

4 ID Mentor – 10 Conversations to enter drawing for $50. 3 subscriptions to enter drawing for $100.
5 SMB – Itineraries are all online.

·    Saturday – 9:00am Call Time. Dismissed approx. Midnight.

·    Friday – 4:00-8:00 – Rehearsal & Equipment Load – Dinner Provided

6 Playing Proficiency #2 – Due October 22

·    Email: sherwoodbandtests@gmail.com

·    Subject: Name – Playing Proficiency #

Late Proficiencies or Do-Overs must be made up by next proficiency due date.

7 #thesherwoodway

SMB: Century Showcase, Oct. 20 @ Hillsboro Stadium

Here is the student schedule for the Century Showcase, October 20 at Hillsboro Stadium. Some items to note:

  • Students will be fed throughout course of the day. There will also be concessions sold on site.
  • Students need to bring black socks & show shirts and anything else associated with their uniform.
  • Bring weather appropriate clothing to change into when out of uniform. It gets cold!
  • Girls/Guys with long hair need to put their hair up into a bun to fit into shako.
  • Students can/should bring homework to do on the bus. There will be times throughout the bus ride and day where students can complete homework. There will also be moments in the day where the student in the role of a “performer” and also in the role of an “audience member” in an educational setting. Homework is allowed during the “free times”.
  • Parents: They do charge $15 tickets at the gate to view performance.

Important: Students must meet grade expectations in order to perform.

Important: Students must have completed all due Naviance assignments in order to perform.

Important: Students must have SMB fees paid in full in order to compete.

Century Schedule.v3 – Student Version

Time Description
9:00 Call Time/Attendance/Announcements
9:30 Load Buses
9:50 Buses depart Sherwood
10:35 Arrive at Hillsboro Stadium (Percussion Prep Equipment)
10:45 Brunch Meal
11:25 Percussion Uniforms On/Shakos/Plumes
11:25 Props Ready for testing
11:45 Percussion Move to Warmup Area & Begin Warmup
11:45 Winds Uniforms On/Shakos/Plumes
12:05 Winds Move to Warmup Area
12:15 Winds Begin Warmup
1:20 End Percussion Ensemble, Break-down Front Ensemble
1:25 Move to Gate, Prop Coordination, Pit moves to gate
1:35 Gate
1:45 Prelims Performance
2:00 Return to Camp, Debrief, Out of Uniforms, Back to Stands.
2:45 Prelim Awards
3:05 Back to Camp/Relax
4:00 Dinner (Snacks Available up until putting on uniform)
6:10 Percussion Uniforms/Shakos/Plumes, Personal Items on Bus
6:30 Percussion Move to Warmup Area
6:40 Winds Uniforms/Shakos/Plumes, Personal Items on Bus
7:00 Winds Move to Warmup Area
7:10 Wind Begin Warmup
8:15 End Percussion Ensemble, Break-down Front Ensemble
8:20 Move to gate, prop coordination, pit moves to gate
8:30 Est. Gate
8:40 Est. Performance
8:55 Return to Camp, Debrief, Out of Uniforms, Pack Gear, Back to Stands.
9:45 Finals Awards Ceremony
10:10 Return to camp, help with tear-down
10:30 Board buses/attendance, trucks leave for SHS
10:40 Buses leave for SHS
11:30 Buses arrive at SHS, Students Help with Unload Process
12:00 Students available for pickup

Poinsettia and Wreath Sales

Hello Band Parents, It is time to sell our Wreaths and Poinsettias.  Forms will be coming home with your students early this week.

The kids should start selling right away and hand their forms back to the band rooms on or before November 8th.  They need to fill out the forms with enough information to remember who they sold them to, as they will be delivering them after pickup …  Also, collect the money!   Checks to the BAND BOOSTERS!
I am hearing rumors of other groups already selling their wreaths, so we should get going on ours!!!
If you have any questions, my contact information is listed below!
JeanMarie Hilt
VP Fundraising
fundraising.sherwoodbands@gmail.com

Sherwood Band Boosters

wreath sale sheet
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