Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Info Packet Forms Due/ Band Office Relocated

The forms from the Information Packet were due earlier this week. They can be mailed to the High School "Attn: Band Department" or turned in to the box in the Main Office. If you have not already done so, it is important that we receive those forms as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly for the number of students in the band, as well as arrange squad and instrument assignments.

Due to maintenance going on in the Band Room, the Band Office will be relocated to the High School Library Conference Room for the next week.  We should have access to our regular phone there, 216-295-4233, as well as email if you have any questions.

Marching instruments, for those players who need them, and music will be ready for pick-up some time next week.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

2014-2015 Information Packet

The 2014-2015 Information Packets have been mailed and should have arrived in homes this week.  If you or someone you know did not receive a packet, please email either Mr. Pocaro,, or Mr. Clemens,, and we will get one out to you.  The Academy Music Order Form and the Squad Leader Application not included in the packet, copies of all of the forms, as well as the band guidelines and grading policies, can be found on the Marching Band Page of  All forms in the packet are due to the band office by July 28.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the band directors through email or call  the band office at (216) 295-4233.  We will be in the office periodically for the next few weeks and will begin working daily on weekdays starting July 28.  Have a  great rest of your summer!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Memorial Day Parade, 5/26

"The Pride of Shaker Heights" will put on its final performance of the school year this Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, in the Memorial Day Parade.  Times are slightly different from last year.  The High School will be open at 8:00 to 8:25 AM for those who need to pick up instruments.  Call time for all band members is 8:30 AM near the garage doors at City Hall.  We will then line up, perform at the ceremony which now begins at 9:00 AM, and step off at 9:30 AM.  The parade route is down Van Aken Blvd. to Farnsleigh and then ending at Thornton Park around 10:30 AM.  The High School will be open following the parade until 11:00 AM.

Band members need to arrange transportation to City Hall and home from Thornton Park, including those with large instruments.  There will be no equipment bus.  Dress for the parade will be summer uniform (band polo, white pants (not khaki), black belt, all-black shoes, black socks).  Be sure to try on those uniforms, it's been a while!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ice Cream Social in North Gym

This evening's Ice Cream Social will be held in the North Gym starting at 6:30.  Ice cream will be sold in the gym lobby for $1.  Call time is 5:30 for Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band and 6:15 for Concert Groups.  Concert Group members will need to stay after the concert to tear down.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Ice Cream Social Concert, 5/6

The High School Bands will be performing at the 25th Annual Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, May 5 beginning at 6:30 PM.  The concert will either be held on the High School front lawn (weather permitting) or in the North Gym.  The combined Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands will perform first, followed by the combined Concert Groups.  Both groups will be playing a program of pops music featuring music from movies such as "Star Wars" and "Frozen," musicals like "West Side Story" and "Phantom of the Opera," and much more.  Be sure to bring $1 for an ice cream sundae!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Senior Banquet Tonight, 4/28

Just a reminder that the Senior Banquet is tonight, 4/28.  Seniors and their families are welcome to join us at 7 PM in the Lower Cafeteria for a dessert reception, followed by a slideshow and awards down in the Small Aud as we say goodbye to the class of 2014 and wish them luck.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Rehearsals at 11:15 on Wednesday

All bands will be starting rehearsals at 11:15 AM on Wednesday, 3/12, before the scheduled time for first period, to make the most of our final days of before contest this Friday.  Those students taking tests should take their time and do well on the test, eat their lunch quickly (in their rehearsal areas if possible), then make their way to rehearsal as early as possible.