Band Announcements 9/9

Dear Parents, Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year! Excited to have you all aboard and ready for the journey and fantastic performances to be made this year. If you are new to the SHS Band, you are in for a treat; our band room is a family, we support one another, and we work hard and make great music!

Below are details, documents, and dates that have been TALKED about but not yet distributed (waiting on print shop; we should have these in our hands this week). I will continue to discuss and walk through dates & grades & expectations in class continually. If you ever have any questions, please reach out to me at

Band Day Reminders for Saturday, September 14th:

  • Band & Colorguard students should report to the High School Band Room at 8:30am.
  • Students will be assigned to drivers or ensembles and will go to their locations around 9:00am
  • Parents who are volunteering as a driver will be contacted this week with specific instructions but should report to the High School at 8:30am.
  • This will go until approximately 3:15
  • Attire:  Students should wear jeans/shorts and their Sherwood Band Tee Shirt. If you don’t have a Band Tee, wear Bowmen Gear OR colors.

Concert Attire Flyer for Boys 

Marching Band Schedule for this Week: 

  • Link to SMB Calendar Dates 2019 (updated 6.12.19)
  • Rehearsal/Performance Reminders:
    • Monday Percussion Only 3:15-6:15
    • Tuesday 3:15-6:15
    • Wednesday 5:30-9:00
    • Friday 3:15-9:30 (Football Gm, Wear Show Shirts to sch., Dinner Served)

2020 All State Band & Jazz Audition Info

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

All State Audtion Info Packet & Application –

Band & Symphony Orchestra –

Jazz Band Audition Music –

Jazz Band Audition Audio Files 

You’ll notice that all music is online and synced with the OMEA website. 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.


The cost to audition is $13. Audition Fees must be paid to Debi Bear in advance of September 27th date and the receipt must be handed directly to Mr. Stai. Please let Mr. Stai know if you have any questions.

All State Occurs in Eugene, Oregon January 17th through January 19th of 2020.

SMB Premier Performance – 8/28 at 7:00pm – SHS Stadium Field

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 2019 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 28th at 7:00pm on the Stadium Field at SHS.  Our rehearsal on Wednesday will be 10:45am-3:00pm that day. We will be on turf between 11-2pm and will utilize stadium shade for breaks. From 2:00-3:00 we will do some meetings inside and packing up of gear. Students will have a nice long break after rehearsal (go home, rest, relax, etc) and then have a 5:45pm call time.  At 5:45 we will learn how to put on uniforms and care for uniforms on performance days (FYI – We will perform in shorts, athletic shoes, and show shirts that will be handed out at rehearsal; we will not be performing in full uniform)

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

SMB Premier 2019

Booster Board Position to fill Immediately

It is unbelievable how quickly the summer has passed and we are gearing up for another exciting and eventful school year. The band program is thriving and growing more and more every year. I am grateful to the amazing parent volunteers who help our Band Directors and the High School and Middle Schools. As a team of parents and directors, we are creating unforgettable musical opportunities. Our program has grown/doubled in the five years I have served as Booster President. It takes a lot of work to raise enough funds to support our growing band program. I have a hard working board who do their jobs fabulously, I certainly could not do all of this alone.

At this time, I am making an urgent request to fill a board position. This position is key in keeping our goal to raise money for all of the amazing opportunities we have planned for the band program for this year. I need a new VP of Sponsorship. As a board, we are trying to create more manageable positions and spread the workload for each board member. This year we are trying to create a “Sponsorship Committee”, and Ken McCoy was our Lead. He has recently changed roles and is now the VP of Marching Band. Ken has done an amazing job organizing and kicking off our Sponsorships for this year, and has already reached out to sponsors, and is getting responses back from some. I need someone to relieve Ken of this responsibility so that he can focus on Marching Band. We live in an amazing community with very generous supporters. Please consider joining us on the Band Boosters Board to keep our goals on target.

Please respond to this email if you have any further questions or would like to discuss the position with me or Ken. Thank you for helping us keep the band program running successfully.

Lennae Bishop Sherwood Band Booster President

Raffle Tickets for Inn At Otter Crest – Band Fundraiser

Win a 2 Night/3 Day Stat at the Inn At Otter Crest

$20 per ticket / only 500 tickets are being sold.

The winner will be drawn during halftime at the football game on September 13th. You don’t have to be present to win. No expiration date. Dates available year round.

Follow this link  and pay $20 to receive a ticket that will be emailed directly to you (pay in $20 increments to receive more than one ticket that will be emailed directly to you).

Proceeds go to benefit the efforts of our Sherwood Band Boosters and Sherwood High School Percussion Ensemble’s trip to the 2020 World Championship.


Questions? Contact Kate at

Seeking Donations For Large Items

There is a large ticket item that we as a program are trying to purchase this summer in time for the Marching Band Season; we are trying to replace our speakers, carts, and cables. They’ve served us well since 2008 but it is time of move on!

For this season we are trying to raise $4600 to replace speakers, carts and cables.

In future seasons we are looking to raise an additional $7500 to replace woofers, soundcart cabinet, and create a center speaker channel for our fall and winter productions.

As a booster organization, we do not have the funds available for this purchase. If you know of a company or personally would like to help with this purchase please e-mail me at Thank you for your continued support and assistance in so many ways. I love this community and our band family. Some of the most generous and kind people I know. If you know of any sponsors, or would like to donate any amount towards this upgrade let me know!

***I have a private donor willing to match up to $2000 to any donation I acquire for this purchase. Is anyone willing and able to donate for new speakers? Thank you for your generosity!****

Lennae Bishop Sherwood Band Booster President

August 12 Parking Update

Dear SMB Members & Parents, I have an important update for you regarding parking on Monday, August 12. There will be a way access the SHS parking lot, however it will be off of Villa Rd. There is a gate on the south side that is typically closed off; however, it will be unlocked and open giving drivers access to the parking lot. The gate runs behind the Stadium Stands and is on the southside of the school accessible by Villa Rd.

I am hoping this makes commuting and parking a little simpler than originally stated a few days ago. Please make sure to give yourself a few extra minutes to get to the band room Monday morning.

We will have our camp meeting in the PAC at 9am. Can’t wait to see you all!


August 12 – Band Camp – No Parking Lot Access

Greetings Marching Band Members & Parents,

Our first day of band camp, on August 12, there will be NO SHS PARKING LOT ACCESS. The city has decided to repave Meinecke road which will render the SHS parking lot inaccessible on Monday, August 12.  SMB Members, Parents & Staff will need to utilize the area around Villa Rd. and neighborhood for parking and drop off/pick up. I’ve attached a picture for your convenience.  Due to this, please give yourself an extra 10 minutes in your commute to deal with this one time change. There are several sports practices and activities happening as well in addition to it being the first day that the front office of SHS is open, so there will literally be hundreds of people trying to find parking and building access that day without accessing Meinecke.

On Tuesday, August 13th there should be one lane that is available to get into and out of the parking lot. This will still add to your commute as there are several sports/activities practicing and meeting at the same time we are.

On Wednesday, August 14 we SHOULD be back to normal and driving on fresh pavement 🙂

Sorry for the hassle! I met with admin on this topic and this was the best course of action we were able to devise.

Below is my highly technical drawing:

August 12