Friday, March 27, 2015

2016 International Trip

We are very excited to announce the destination for our next Shaker Bands trip!  Spring Break 2016 the Shaker Heights High School Marching Band will travel to Spectacular Spain!  Online registration for the trip is due by June 12, 2015 and the initial deposit of $200.00 is due by June 19, 2015. 

All band members and families are invited to attend our Registration Kickoff Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the High School Large Auditorium.  At the meeting you’ll get to see a wonderful presentation showcasing our Spanish destinations as well as receive important information about the planning of the trip.  Trip registration will be open from May 12 – June 12, 2015. 

When travelling with a group the size of ours, the biggest challenge is securing enough airspace for the flights.  If you register for the trip by June 12, 2015 we can guarantee your seat and the price.  If you register after the deadline, you’ll be put on a waiting list until additional flights become available, and the price of your trip may increase depending on the airline ticket fees.

Please download the Trip Flyer from the Shaker Bands Website for further information.  We look forward to seeing everyone in Spectacular Spain!

Friday, February 27, 2015

OMEA Contest Times

The Shaker Bands will be performing next weekend at Kenston High School for the OMEA District VII Large Group Adjudicated Event.  Each group has a different call time and performance time over the course of the weekend.  A detailed letter with a full schedule and tips has been sent home, but here is a quick overview of call, performance, and departure times for the weekend:

Friday, March 6
Wind Ensemble- Call: 2:08 PM (during 10th Period), Perform: 4:55 PM, Leave Kenston: 7:15 PM
Symphonic Band- Call: 3:00 PM, Perform: 6:05 PM, Leave Kenston: 7:45

Saturday, March 7
Concert Ensemble (Clemens)- Call: 10:45 AM, Perform: 1:30 PM, Leave Kenston: 3:15 PM
Concert Winds (Kulikowski)- Call: 11:45 AM, Perform: 2:30 PM, Leave Kenston: 4:15 PM
Concert Band (Pocaro)- Call: 1:00 PM, Perform: 3:45 PM, Leave Kenston: 5:30 PM

Driving Directions to Kenston High School- (17425 Snyder Rd. Chagrin Falls, 44023)

The students have been working so hard, we hope you are able to join us for some great music making!

Take I-271 S to Rt. 422 E (exit 27A) - you will take 422 E for about 10 miles.  Take the Rt. 306 exit, stay in the middle lane and turn left onto Rt. 306 N.  Turn right onto Bainbridge Road – you will take this road for about 2 miles.  You will travel through two stop lights and Kenston High School is on your left just after the second stop light.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal on 2/25 at 7:45 AM

Even with the adjusted Tuesday schedule being used on Wednesday, 2/25, the Wind Ensemble will begin their rehearsal with Mr. Curfman at 7:45 AM in the Large Aud. Freshmen are excused from the rehearsal for testing. Please see the previous post for the complete schedule for all bands.

Band Concert Cancelled 2/24

Unfortunately, due to school being closed, the Contest Preview Concert has been cancelled for 2/24 and will not be rescheduled.  In order to continue our preparations for Contest, one of our Guest Adjudicators, Scott Curfman, has agreed to come in during 1st period over the next week to work with our groups in a Master Class set-up during band class.  Each group will be assigned a day to come to school about 20 minutes early to prepare and perform, then spend the rest of the period working with the Mr. Curfman.  The schedule is as follows:

2/25: Wind Ensemble (Hughes), Meet 7:45 in the Large Aud
2/26: Concert Ensemble (Clemens), Meet 7:45 in the Large Aud
2/27: Symphonic Band (Crain), Meet 7:45 in the Choir Room
3/2: Concert Winds (Kulikowski), Meet 7:45 in the Large Aud
3/3: Concert Band (Pocaro), Meet 8:30 in the Large Aud

Parents will be able to see this music performed at OMEA Contest at Kenston on Friday, 3/6 (Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band) and Saturday, 3/7 (All three Concert Groups).  Performance times and a full schedule for the weekend will be available soon.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Contest Preview Concert

Even with our weather challenges, the Shaker Bands will be performing their Contest Preview Concert on Tuesday, February 24, beginning at 7 PM in the SHHS Large Auditorium.  We will be operating in contest format for the evening, with each band having a different call, performance and dismissal time.  Call and performance times are as follows:

Concert Ensemble (Clemens): Call Time- 6:20 in Band Room, Perform- 7:00
Concert Winds (Kulikowski): Call Time- 6:45 in Choir Room, Perform- 7:25
Concert Band (Pocaro): Call Time- 7:10 in Band Room, Perform- 7:50
Symphonic Band (Crain): Call Time- 7:30 in Choir Room, Perform- 8:15
Wind Ensemble (Hughes): Call Time- 7:40 in Balcony, Perform- 8:45

All groups, except Wind Ensemble. will watch the performance of the group that follows them.  Wind Ensemble will watch Concert Band's performance before going to warm up.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fruit Order Update

Good Afternoon Band Members 

If you ordered Shaker band fruit and have not received an e-mail/phone call from Susan Rotatori, please contact her immediately.  Susan did reach out to all people who ordered fruit through an email/call.  (The delivery date is Monday, Dec.15th.) 

Susan Rotatori
Cell - 216-288-7158
Home - 216-491-0788

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Important: Fruit Delivery Date Change

The fruit delivery for those who sold during the fundraiser has a new delivery date of Monday Dec. 15th from the scheduled date of Friday, Dec. 12th.  The pick up time of 4:00 PM and the location at the middle school's auditorium doors remains the same.  Students who sold fruit must either be present to help unload the truck or send a representative that did not sell fruit themselves.  The date change is due to the grower cannot pack wet fruit and they have been experiencing a lot of rain.  
All fruit must be picked up by Monday Dec. 15th by 5:45 PM.  We will have of copy of your order.  Should you have an issue you must contact Susan Rotatori on cell number - 216-288-7158.