March 2nd Solo & Ensemble Times

Warning – This email is ONLY for students who signed up to perform their solo or ensemble piece on Saturday, March 2nd at West Linn High School. This is a separate event than the recital night we are having this Wednesday, February 27th.




March 2nd Solo & Ensemble Information, Reminders, and Good Ideas

  • Show up to West Linn HS about 45 minutes ahead of time  so that you can:
    • Figure out parking, which isn’t ideal out there.
    • Warm up in the Commons/Cafeteria Area
    • Find your room and be there 10 minutes before you perform.
    • There is NO REGISTRATION TABLE for this event. Follow the signs in the hallways.
    • Room Name defines where the kids are playing. Consult the maps for where rooms are located or follow signs when on site.
  • Make sure you bring an original copy of music (pencil mark free) for the adjudicator to read off of. (Do not bring a photocopy unless it’s an emergency).
  • Coordinate with your accompanist. Make sure you are on the same page with your performance schedule.
  • Performance scores will be posted anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours after the performance.
  • Wear Attire that is Classy (Err on the side of formal).
  • Make the performing space (stands, chairs) comfortable for your needs.
  • Optional – Tune to the piano in the room IF you are good at making tuning adjustments and ONLY IF you have plenty of time (your solo or ensemble piece is not too long).
  • Another Good Idea – Once you are done performing and are at peace with the world. Stay and listen to other musicians in your performing area, you can learn a lot and will be amazed by what other musicians are doing in our region.
  • ALSO – go listen to and support and clap for other Sherwood soloists and ensembles performing. Use the attached schedule to find them!


Recital Night 2019 – Wednesday, February 27th 6:00-8:00pm

For Anyone New to SHS Band – “The Band Recital Night is a Band Concert… sort of.”

Students & Parents, our Solo & Ensemble Recital is Wednesday, February 27 at SHS at 6:00pm. All Bowmen Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble members will be performing a solo or an ensemble piece at this recital. This will be a major event as we have approx. 110 performances throughout the course of the evening! We will have performances happening simultaneously in six separate spaces: 1) PAC, 2) Choir Room, 3) Commons Classroom, 4) Classroom E10, 5) Classroom E13, and 6) Classroom E14.


Students are responsible for:

  • Knowing Their Performance Location & Order.
  • Communicating performance location & order to parents.
  • Warming up prior to performance in the band room.
  • Listening to at least 6 other SHS solo or ensemble performances throughout the evening.
  • Wearing Concert Attire.
  • Practicing & preparing their music to a high level so that it is enjoyable for the audience members.
  • Signing up & participating in either the event setup process after school (25 minutes)  OR the cleanup process after the event (20 minutes).

Parents – It will be a great evening with lots of student-prepared music. CHECK WITH YOUR STUDENT SO YOU KNOW WHAT ROOM THEY ARE PERFORMING IN & WHAT ORDER THEY ARE PERFORMING. Each performance length is different; some students have 3 minute performances, others go as long as 9 minutes. Good advice would be to check in with your performance area early to see where they are at on the schedule. There will be performance orders and numbers posted outside each room indicating which musician(s) is/are currently performing.

PLEASE DO NOT THINK OF THIS AS A TRADITIONAL CONCERT. THINK OF THIS AS MORE OF A MUSICAL ART GALLERY. You are allowed to sample from room to room and come and go at an appropriate time that works for your schedule. Please enter and exit performing spaces only during transitions. It will still be a formal performance setting, just more along the lines of a true Solo & Ensemble Festival.

Swingin’ Extension Through Monday

Thank you to those who have purchased tickets to attend our annual auction fundraiser! We discovered we are able to extend the ticket sales to next Monday, February 18! If you have not had a chance to purchase your ticket(s), please follow the link below by Monday night.

If you are not able to attend, please follow the link below to purchase raffle tickets and check out our auction items. The auction and raffle tickets are online, you do not have to be present to bid on the auction or win the raffle prize (which is a really exciting choice of three travel destinations!)

Please support our band program, we have something special going on here.

Thank you, Lennae Bishop Sherwood Band Booster President

Sherwood Winter Showcase & WGI

Good afternoon Band Parents –

The annual Sherwood Winter Showcase has become a fan favorite over the years and this looks to be our biggest year yet. The Showcase is a big fundraiser for the entire band program and this year we will be hosting 43 different Colorguard, Percussion and Winds units from around the Northwest. In order to provide a memorable experience for all of our guests and their friends and family WE NEED YOUR HELP . Each year, to make this show a success, we need 167 volunteers to help with everything from concessions to door monitors to parking lot guides. We need help with setting up before the eventon Friday night and cleaning up after the awards on Saturday. We are looking for someone who wants to be in charge of specific functions as well as support people to fill in for a couple of hours before your students performance. Students can earn volunteer credit as well.

In addition to the Winter Showcase, this year Sherwood will be the show hosts for the WGI Regional Competition being held at Liberty High School on March 23. Because Sherwood will be the show hosts this year. we are looking to our wonderful Volunteer Army to help organize the volunteers from the other schools. We are specifically looking for someone to help coordinate the following volunteer spots:

  • Door Monitors
  • Parking Lot Guides
  • Ticket Sales
  • Judge/Director Hospitality
  • Greeter/Director Liaison

Let me know if your interested in heading up one of our volunteer coordinator spots and please consider signing up to help at one or both events. 100% of the money earned goes directly back into our band programs but we need all hands on deck to be successful.

Here is the link to sign up to help with Sherwood Winter Showcase on March 15/16:

Here’s the link to help with the WGI Competition March 22/23:

Thank you for your support!

Kate Al-Sheikhly Sherwood Winter Showcase/WGI Event Coordinator

Last week to Purchase Tickets for Swingin’ The Green!

March 2, 2019 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, join us for the biggest fundraiser of the year and support our very own award winning Sherwood Band Program.

Same tradition, new location. The Oregon Golf Club in West Linn (only 20 minutes away) will be the venue for Swingin The Green featuring four Sherwood Jazz Bands.

Enjoy an evening of Dinner, cocktails, silent auction, and amazing entertainment. A lovely sit down dinner of chicken, salmon or vegetarian will be served by the Oregon Golf Club staff.

This is the final week to purchase tickets for this event. Please follow the link below to purchase tickets, select your meal choice, and purchase raffle tickets! Thank you for supporting the bands in Sherwood! Ticket sales conclude on February 16.

Tickets are available for $75 each. Ticket sales conclude 2 weeks prior to the event. Enjoy the option of reserving your own seat at a table of your choosing (availability will be limited, buy your tickets early). No need to arrive early in order to save a good seat.

Light cocktail attire. (church-wear up to simple cocktail dress)

Please support our band program, we have something special going on here.

No Jazz Festival Today

Greetings Jazz Band Student, Just wanted to send another confirmation email that we are not able to travel to West Salem today. I sent out an email last night but figured I’d leave the message on the website as well. I’ll be in touch if there is any rescheduling for jazz festivals. Hope everyone has a good weekend!