Band Sponsorships

Dear Sherwood Band and Guard Families,

Thank you to all who attended our Premier Performance Wednesday evening — the excitement of the season is just beginning! The Marching Band and Guard have worked so hard the last few weeks to put on an amazing show. This show wouldn’t be possible without your generous support.

Did you know that as a family of a band or guard member, you’re a Booster, too? Welcome!

Sherwood Band Boosters support the band programs at Sherwood High School, Sherwood Middle School and Laurel Ridge Middle School. We support Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Bowmen Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, all Middle School Bands, Percussion Ensemble and Colorguard. That’s a lot of band!

Sponsorship contributions go directly into the Sherwood Band Boosters General Fund. This provides essential support to all band programs while supporting the mission of the band by funding Band Camp, extra instructors (as needed), equipment, props and flags, maintenance, competition and registration fees, leadership, scholarships and much more.

Please consider helping our award-winning band programs to continue providing positive, quality learning experiences for all our band students in Sherwood. Sponsors receive high visibility and positive exposure – not only in Sherwood, but also throughout the Metro area and around the state, as we travel to sporting events and competitions.

Please take a look at the attached brochure for details of sponsorship opportunities and consider supporting the arts in our community with a donation.

To sponsor our program, please complete the form below and return it to the address below with your donation or check payable to  ” Sherwood Band Boosters “.

Thank you!

Jeff Shipman and Tiffani McCoy
Sherwood Band Boosters Sponsorship sponsorship.sherwoodbands@gmail.com
Sherwood Band Boosters
Attn: Sponsorship
21370 SW Langer Farms Parkway, Suite #142 / Box #256 Sherwood, OR 97140
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Contact Name:  __________________________________________________________________________________________
Phone:  _____________________________ | Email:  __________________________________________________________ I would like to support Sherwood Bands by:
Indicate Level   ( see attached flier ) :     Title Sponsor |     Platinum |     Gold |     Silver |     Bronze |      Amount Enclosed:  $ ___________
Sherwood Band Booster Club Mission Statement:   To promote a better understanding and maintain an enthusiastic interest for all Bands and Guard programs among parents and guardians, student members, instructors, the Sherwood School District administration and Board members, the surrounding community and businesses. To promote activities of interest and music education for student members of Sherwood High School band programs through volunteer and fundraising efforts.

2018 Sponsorship Flier

2018 Band Sponsorship Parent Letter

All State & All NW Audition Info

Dedicated SHS Band Musicians Seeking a Challenge – Music & Info for All-State AND All-Northwest Auditions (Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra) are as follows:

Band & Symphony Orchestra – Winds & Percussion Audition Materials

Jazz Band Audition Materials

You’ll notice that all music is online and synced with the WMEA website. Auditions for both ALL-NW & All-State are identical. See Mr. Stai if you need him to print you a hard copy. This is a great opportunity for all dedicated musicians to submit a recorded audition. It will be even more of an opportunity if you get into an ensemble and have the opportunity to play under a guest conductor with the other top musicians in the state of Oregon and in the Northwest.

RECORDINGS ARE DUE TO MR. STAI BY SEPTEMBER 28TH SO HE CAN SUBMIT THEM ALL AT ONCE ONLINE PRIOR TO THE OCTOBER 1ST DEADLINE. This is always a data-entry time consuming process for Mr. Stai, so on time, well labeled and organized is appreciated and ensures that audition will be submitted correctly.

The cost to audition for All – NW is $20. The cost to audition for All-State is $13.

Audition Fees must be paid to Debi Bear in advance of September 28th date and the receipt must be handed directly to Mr. Stai. Please let Mr. Stai know if you have any questions.

If submit auditions to both All-State and All-NW and you make it into multiple groups, you will need to select one group to participate in. Cost for All-NW is approx. $410. Cost for All-State is approx. $375.

All-Northwest/All-State occurs in Portland, Oregon February 15-17, 2019.

Jazz I Auditions & Openings

Dear Students, Here are our openings in the Jazz I Band for the 2018-2019 school year. We are currently looking for:

  • Alto Sax – 1
  • Tenor Sax – 1
  • Bari Sax – 1
  • Trumpet – 2
  • Trombone – 1
  • Piano – 1
  • Bass – 1

Auditions will take place in early September (read audition info packet for specifics).

Regular Jazz I Rehearsals will begin Friday, September 14th at 7:00am

Jazz Band Audition Music is the same as ALL NW 2019 Audition Music – PDF of ALL Audition Music

Piano & Guitar – Aebersold 2 – Track 5 – Treble Clef
Bass – Aebersold 31 – For Once I Loved – Bass Clef

Jazz Ensemble 2 will begin mid-November with no audition necessary as long as you are enrolled in a band class.

SMB Apparel Order

Band families!

Ordering is open!!  The First Marching Band Apparel order is due on September 7!  Order now!  (There will be a second run of apparel the beginning of October.)

If you are a parent or student with an account:

Online ordering instructions
1.  Go to www.charmsoffice.com
2. Locate the “PARENT/STUDENT/MEMBERS LOGIN” section of the web page on the top right corner.
3.  Login to your account using school code sherwoodbands or create one if you have not done so.  To create an account:  the default password to login will be your student’s Sherwood school District ID (which can be found on ParentVue).  You will be prompted to change the password to one of your choosing.
4.  Click on the “On-line Store” icon.  Select the items you wish to purchase.
5.  Click on “Check-out” to complete your purchase using PayPal or a credit card.

***Please note: if you will NOT be paying by PayPal and want to use a regular credit card, please see the following…within the PayPal portal you may select your option to pay with a credit card or your PayPal account.

If you need assistance with ordering or have questions, send an email to apparel.sherwoodbands@gmail.com.

For friends and family who would like to order our Sherwood High School band apparel follow the instructions below.
To shop as a guest on Charms:
1.  Click on the link to the website:
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/shop.asp?s=SherwoodBands
2.   Load up cart with items you want to purchase.  Then click on “logon to check out”
3.  Next, click on ‘parent/student’ or NO
4.  Either log in to your account or click on the third option (highlighted blue) to open an account to finish your transaction.

Thank you for your support!!!

Band Day – September 15th

Dear Parents of Band Students

Now that Marching band camp is over and the start of school and band is soon upon us we are ready for more fundraising!!

Band Day is an important fund raising activity for us.  It is mandatory for all of the band students.  This event is going to happen on Saturday September 15th.  We hope you have already marked your calendars for this.

Band students will either play in ensembles,  at a few business locations in town, or travel through-out the neighborhoods to talk to, or play for, our Sherwood residents.   They will collect donations which we use to fund our music program.
It will be a fun and fulfilling day for all involved.

That being said, we will need some volunteers to help make this event a success.  We will need parent drivers to bring kids through the neighborhoods and at store locations.   We also need some help at ‘command Central’ at the high school that day.
Thank you to those that have already signed up.  Drivers are needed!!

We have a signup link:

http://signup.com/go/ZizSXUB

Please review the list and volunteer.  If you could do this soon, and fill up the signup sheet, our numbers of reminder emails could be less in the next few weeks.   In addition, I will need all signup spots filled by Friday September 7th so that I can communicate instructions and organize groups.

Volunteers also need to complete the background check, if you haven’t already done so:    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSey-RmtVwNnpc8DT2SrzrNnHih_B0KFyN1-77EOj5oQb5AroA/viewform .

Please sign up and we will see you on September 15th!!!

JeanMarie Hilt
VP Fundraising
Sherwood Band Boosters

SMB Itineraries for Wednesday & Friday

Dear SMB Parents & Students, here are the itineraries for this Wednesday & Friday’s performances:

Friday, August 31st    

1:00 – Baseball Field Rehearsal – Warmup, On & Off Process Reviewed – Chunk Through Show.
4:30 – Transition back to band room
5:00 – Dinner
5:45 – Uniforms
6:40 – Line Up/Pick Up Shako and go to Bleachers
6:45 – Drumline goes to Locker rooms & Band goes to tunnels with SL’s – duts.
6:55 – National Anthem & Fight Song
7:00 – Game Starts
9:15 – Approx. Game Over/Packup
9:30 – Go Home

Wednesday, August 29th

11:00-3:15 – Rehearsal
5:40 – Call Time for Performance
5:45 – Uniform Presentation
6:30 – Independent Warmups
7:00 – Show Begins: Director Welcome, Winds, Colorguard, Percussion, Show
7:45 – Pack-up
8:05 – Approx. student’s dismissed

SMB Premier Performance – 8/29 at 7:00pm

A huge congrats & kudos to our Sherwood marching band members who made it through the rigor of band camp these past couple of weeks. It’s always a huge endeavor for all involved, students & staff, and our team looks really good going into the 2018 season. Attitudes & Work Ethic from all students involved are exceptional. The SMB Staff and design team is phenomenal. This is going to be an exciting year and show!

We have our Premier Performance this Wednesday evening, August 29th at 7:00pm on the Stadium Field at SHS.  Our rehearsal on Wednesday will be 11:00am-3:00pm that day. Students will have a nice long break after rehearsal (go home, rest, relax, etc) and then have a 5:30pm call time.  At 5:30 we will learn how to put on uniforms and care for uniforms on performance days.

While students are preparing to perform, we would like to invite the parents to join the Booster Board in the PAC for a brief parent informational meeting.  The meeting will take place from 6:00 p.m.-6:40 p.m.  We will then dismiss in time to enjoy the premier performance in the stadium.

URGENT UPDATE: Students have a 12:00-7:00pm rehearsal on Monday, August 27th (not the time as previously advertised). We will take a rest/meal/snack break between 3:00-4:00pm.

Reminder: We have a football game on Friday, August 31st. Call time for students that day is 1:00pm. I will send out a more detailed itinerary regarding Friday early this coming week.

All are invited to attend the Premier Performance on Wednesday at 7:00pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Scheduling Mistakes – EVERYONE PLEASE READ

Dear ALL Band Parents & Students, Every  year when students receive their schedules there are approximately one third of the band that either is mistakenly enrolled in the wrong band or not in band at all. I’m not sure why this happens each year, but I wanted to reach out directly and let everyone know to just be patient and work through the official schedule change process with your counselor to get enrolled in the correct band.

If you have any questions about which band you should be enrolled in, please contact Mr. Stai.