Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Band Camp Day #2 and Donato's Fundraiser

Band Camp is off to a great start! The whole show is on the field and we have plenty more rehearsal before our Preview Show at noon on Friday. We will start on Wednesday at the Practice Field at 8:30 AM, and Freshmen Uniform Fittings for students with last names starting with A through L are tomorrow in the High School Multipurpose Room.

We are also pleased to announce Donatos' support for our Band Boosters with their Donato Doughnations.  The Shaker Donatos on Van Aken will be "doughnating" 20% of sales on during designated hours during our marching band season and band concerts.  Look for more details to come soon.  In the meantime, please support Donatos.  Their grand opening at their new Van Aken location (20116 Van Aken) is today, August 16!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Rookie Day & Percussion Camp Schedule

Rookie Day is Friday, 8/11! All freshmen (except percussion) and those members who are new to "The Pride of Shaker Heights" will meet at 8:30 AM in the Middle School auditorium to start preparing for the 2016-2017 marching season!

-Be on time
-Eat breakfast
-Bring water and a lunch
-Wear close-toed shoes (no flip flops allowed)
-Dress comfortably and be prepared to be outside (and yes, it will be hot!)

All percussion will meet at the High School at 8:30 AM for rehearsal and uniform fittings. Lunch will be provided for the drumline and Radierettes at 11:30 AM by the Band Boosters. After lunch, the percussion section will load up their equipment and head over to the Middle School. Students will need to arrange transportation (with each other or a parent) around noon once the equipment is loaded. After equipment is unloaded at the Middle School, percussionists will be free to leave, around 1 PM. Raiderettes may be ending rehearsal early as well.

Here we go!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Senior Banquet & Uniform Collection

The Shaker Bands will honor the Class of 2016 at the Senior Recognition Banquet on Monday, 4/18, at 7 PM in the Lower Cafeteria.  A letter with information has been sent home to all senior families, so please contact the band office if you did not receive one.

Senior Survey forms were passed out last week and are due as soon as possible. Also, any pictures that you would like to be included in the Senior Slideshow (the older the better!) should be emailed to shakerbandpics@gmail.com before Friday, 4/15.

While the official uniform collection is over, there are several uniforms and pieces that are still outstanding. Those pieces are due to the band office immediately, and should be returned in a marked bag.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Uniform Collection Tuesday 4/12

Uniform collection for all outstanding uniforms is Tuesday, 4/12, before class in the Multi-Purpose Room. All uniform parts, including raincoats and hats, will be collected except for gloves and berets.  Students who are participating in testing should arrive at 7:30 AM to return their uniform before going to their testing location. Please be early so we can start band class at 8:47 AM as scheduled.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tour Preview Concert, 3/21 at 7 PM

Members of the Shaker Band will perform the Spain Tour Preview Concert on Monday, March 21, at 7 PM in the SHHS North Gym.  Call time for band members is 6:15 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room with in full uniform, including jackets, pants, long black socks and all black shoes (no hats, berets or gloves). The concert portion should last about an hour, and will be followed by a meet and greet between parents and chaperones. Everyone is invited to see the 264 members of the band who will be travelling this spring break in their only U.S. performance!

Monday, March 14, 2016

SHHS Band on News Channel 5

Leon Bibb and a camera crew stopped by our trip rehearsal on Tuesday last week and put together a great piece on the band and our upcoming Spain Tour.  See the video here.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Rehearsal and Uniform Exchange, 3/1

A reminder that rehearsal begins as 7:55 AM on Tuesday, 3/1, even with the late start Tuesday schedule. Also, the final uniform exchange is after school. All tuba players and any others with major uniform issues need to meet in the uniform room at 3:30 PM with the uniform parts they need to exchange.