Mt. Hood Jazz Festival – Saturday, May 4 – Jazz I, Jazz II, Jazz Combo

Mt. Hood Jazz Festival @ Mt. Hood Community College – Saturday, May 4th    

  • 7:15 – Call Time/Meeting in Band Room
  • 7:45 – Load Bus
  • 8:00 – Depart from Sherwood
  • 9:00 – Arrive
  • 9:30 – Jazz II Warmup
  • 10:00 – Jazz II Performs (Location: AC1005) – Jazz I Observe
  • 11:00 – Combo Warmup
  • 11:30 – Combo Performance (Location: AC1309) – Jazz I & II Observe
  • 11:30 – Lunch (Bring a Sack Lunch or money for concessions)
  • 12:30 – Peter Martin Masterclass (Location: AC2102)
  • 1:00 – Jazz I Warmup
  • 1:30 – Jazz I Performance (Location: AC2102) – Jazz II Observe
  • 2:00 – Observe Mountainside & Sunset
  • 3:00 – Load Buses
  • 3:20 – Depart
  • 4:25 – Arrive at Sherwood HS

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Chaperones – I could use a driver or two for equipment so. I could also use a couple of chaperones to hang out and be on hand for the day. For chaperones, I will have free admission tickets for you. Please let me know if you plan on riding the bus or driving (we will be tight on space in the bus).

Rhythm Section – Read the note to you below from the festival director regarding what is being provided and what is not being provided for equipment.

From the Festival Director: This year’s guest artist is pianist Peter Martin. Peter has toured and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Betty Carter, Christian McBride and Josh Redman. I invited him not only because of his incredible musicianship, but because he is the CEO of Open Studio, an online resource for jazz education. He runs the “You’ll Hear It” podcast/YouTube channel and is doing amazing things for jazz education! Prior to your visit to our festival, please share these resources with your students. I have purchased an all-access pass for my department and students and have it available on computers in the department for them to study under some of the leading artists on the scene right now!

You will notice that in addition to performances by over 70 jazz ensembles that day, your students (and you!) can have exposure to 50-minute masterclasses with local jazz giants in a hands-on environment. Your students are invited to bring their instruments where appropriate (probably not for the drum set one for obvious reasons….). Space is limited, so it will fill on a first-come, first-served basis. There are suggestions in the Director’s Packet on how to help your students schedule their day so they get a little bit of everything.

Instrumentalists Needed for VPA Concert

VPA Concert Instrumentalists needed! Come see Mr. Stai if you are interested.


  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Synth
  • Violin


  • Drumset
  • Cabasa
  • Shekere
  • Tambourine
  • Djembes
  • Congas

Rehearsal – Tuesday, May 14th:

4:00-4:30 pm: Drum kit, Bass, Guitar, Synth, Violin

5:00-7:30 pm: Percussion: Cabasa, Shekere, Tambourine, Djembes, Congas

Dress Rehearsal – Wednesday, May 15th 

Dress rehearsal from 6:15-8:30

Performance – Friday, May 17th:

7:00 pm performance

State Small Ensemble Contest – Friday, April 26 at Pacific University

Congratulations to the ensembles that both qualified and were scheduled to perform at the State Small Ensemble Contest. Here is the schedule for the OMEA State Small Ensemble Contest at Pacific University on Friday, April 26. Please make sure you have your three original copies of music for the adjudicators to use (there are three adjudicators in each room).

Time Ensemble Category Ensemble Name Room
9:00 Small Woodwind Ensemble Sherwood Flute Quartet Church Sanctuary
1:50 Large Brass Ensemble Sherwood Trumpet Quintet Multi-purpose Rm (Basement Washburn)
2:00 Large Brass Ensemble Sherwood Horn Quintet Multi-purpose Rm (Basement Washburn)
2:40 Large Woodwind Ensemble Sherwood Clarinet Choir Church Sanctuary
3:30 Large Percussion Ensemble Sherwood Percussion Quintet Music Building Stage
4:30 Awards Presentation Music Building Stage

Concert Band & Bowmen Band – Festival at West Linn HS – Thursday, April 18

Dear Concert Band & Bowmen Band Parents & Students – We are taking our groups to the West Linn HS Band Festival on Thursday, April 18. I could use help with parent chaperones and transporting of larger equipment.  Please let me know if you are available to help out.  This festival will be taking place at West Linn HS in their beautiful auditorium.  The festival is open for all who would like to attend and observe.

Students, please bring: Sack Lunch, Come to school in Concert Attire, Instrument & Music.

  • 8:00 – Call Time in Band Room in Concert Attire for Woodwinds & Brass. Percussion Pack up Equipment
  • 8:30 – Trip Meet in Band Room
  • 9:05 – Load Buses
  • 9:20 – Depart from Sherwood
  • 9:45 – Arrive & Unload
  • 10:10 – Bowmen Band Warmup (Concert Band Observing Bands)
  • 10:35 – Bowmen Band Perform (Concert Band Observing Bands)
  • 11:00 – Bowmen Band Clinic (Concert Band Observing Bands)
  • 12:00 – Eat Sack Lunch
  • 12:45 – Concert Band Warmup (Bowmen Band Observing Bands)
  • 1:10 – Concert Band Performance (Bowmen Band Observing Bands)
  • 1:35 – Concert Band Clinic (Bowmen Band Observing Bands)
  • 2:00 – Load Bus & Depart SHS
  • 2:35 – Arrive at SHS

Sherwood Youth Band Camp 2019

This announcement is for any band students entering grades 7-9 with at least one year of band experience on their instrument. 

Come Join Us! 

Sherwood Youth Band Camp 2019 –
Camp Dates: July 15th – 19th
Location: Sherwood Middle School
21970 SW Sherwood Blvd – Sherwood, OR

SYBC 2019 Information Handout
SYBC 2019 Registration Forms

The Sherwood Youth Band Camp is looking forward to it’s 2019 season! This  year’s camp will be July 15-19 at Sherwood Middle 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. Please let current middle school students know about this. There is a price break for early registrants. Turn in your registration forms!

Wind Ensemble @ Northwest Regional Concert Band Festival – Saturday, April 13

Saturday, April 13 
Northwest Regional Concert Band Festival
Mountainview High School – 1500 SE Blairmont Drive – Vancouver, WA 98683

The NWRCBF performance will be at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 13. Afterward we receive a clinic from a world class musician. Students should bring  a lunch to eat on the bus ride to the festival. Parents, please let me know if you are available to chaperone or help out at all. This festival is open and free to attend for audience members.

10:00am – Call Time in Band Room/ Warmup
10:35 – Pack Up
10:55 – Load Buses – Buddy Check, Music, Instrument, Mutes, Percussion Equipment
11:10 – Depart from Sherwood/Eat Sack Lunch En Route to Festival
12:20 – Arrive & Unpack
1:00 – Observe Mountlake Terrace, Mountainside
2:20 – Warmup
3:00 – Performance
3:40 – Clinic
4:30 – Load Bus & Depart
5:45 – Arrive at SHS

Saturday, April 20th Perf Clinic 1v1 time Done
Band 1 – MVHS 8:20 9:00 9:50 10:05
Band 2 – Southridge 9:00 9:40 10:30 10:45
Band 3 – Union 9:40 10:20 11:10 11:25
Band 4 – Buchannan 10:20 11:00 11:50 12:05
Band 5 – Wilson 11:00 11:40 12:30 12:45
Band 6 – Evergreen 11:40 12:20 1:10 1:25
Band 7 – Mountlake Terrace 1:00 1:40 2:30 2:45
Band 8 – Mtn Side 1:40 2:20 3:10 3:25
Band 9 – Olympia 2:20 3:00 3:50 4:05
Band 10 – Sherwood 3:00 3:40 4:30 4:45
Band 11 – Chiawana 3:40 4:20 5:00 5:15
Band 12 – Heritage 4:20 5:00 5:40 5:55

Wind Ensemble – Updated Schedule for PAC League Festival Today

Thursday, April 11 
Pacific Conference Band Festival
Liberty High School – 7445 NE Wagon Drive – Hillsboro, OR 97124 

Our PAC Festival performance will be at 4:15pm (updated time) on Thursday, April 11. This year’s festival is at Liberty HS. Students should bring snacks & homework. Parents, please let me know if you are available to chaperone or help out at all. This festival is open and free to attend for audience members.

11:00 – Warmup in Class
11:50 – Load Buses
12:00 – Depart from Sherwood
12:50 – Arrive & Unload
1:30 – Observe Liberty, Newberg, McMinnville, Forest Grove
3:45 – Warmup
4:15 – Performance
4:45 – Sight Reading Room
5:15 – Pack up Equipment
5:40 –  Load Bus & Return
6:35 – Arrive at SHS

Updated 2019 Pacific Conference League Band Schedule

Band Warmup Perform Sight reading
Liberty 1:00 1:30 2:00
Newberg 1:30 2:00 2:30
McMinnville 2:00 2:30 3:00
Forest Grove 2:30 3:00 3:30
Break (15) 3:00 3:30 4:00
Glencoe 3:15 3:45 4:15
Sherwood 3:45 4:15 4:45
Century 4:15 4:45 5:15
Westside 4:45 5:15 NA

5th Grade Instrument Night Monday 4/15 from 6:30 to 8:00 @ Laurel Ridge MS

This correspondence is directed toward students & parents entering either SMS or LRMS.
Our SMS/LRMS Beginning Band Instrument Night is on Monday 4/15/19 at Laurel Ridge Middle School. You are welcome any time between 6:30 & 8:00 to have your student try out any of these instruments. This event is for all fifth graders in Sherwood, regardless of which MS they’ll attend.
Mr. Dyer (SMS), Mr. Angeloni (LRMS) & Mr. Stai (SHS Band) will be there to answer questions. You and your student will be assisted by one of twenty-six amazing Sherwood High School band members.
MS Band Teachers: Mr. Dyer & Mr. Angeloni
Mr. Mike Dyer is the beginning band teacher at SMS. You may contact Mr. Dyer at
Mr. Greg Angeloni is the beginning band teacher at LRMS. You may contact Mr. Angeloni at
The forecasting sheet asks for you to select your band instrument when you sign up for band. Our instrument night is intended to help you with that process of choosing.

We hope to see you and your child at instrument night as well as next year in middle school band!! Remember it’s Monday night 4/15 from 6:30 to 8:00 at LRMS.

Info about how to get instruments, cost, etc. can be found at Instrument night, and is included in the attached Instrument Night FAQ.  If cost would keep your child from band, please contact a band teacher or school counselor.  We can help.

Please let Mr. Dyer or Mr. Angeloni know if you have any questions.