Monday, October 20, 2014

Uniform Care after rainy game

Thank you to all of our fans who braved the elements on Saturday, we hope our new show was worth sitting in the rain for!  After this rainy game, please make sure uniforms and rain jackets are hung-up so they can dry out, not left in bags or rolled up.  Once dry, any mud on the pant legs can simply be brushed off or wiped away with a slightly damp rag.  Dry cleaning is not necessary.  Pants and shoes should be mud free for Friday night's game at North Royalton.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Game #8 on 10/18, starting at 2 PM

"The Pride of Shaker Heights" returns home this Saturday, October 18, in a game against Elyria.  We will have a brand new show on the field with a couple of surprises, so this will be a game you don't want to miss!  Please note that kickoff for the game has been moved to 2 PM to accommodate testing that is going on that morning.  Call time is noon on the practice field in full uniform with raincoats.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The International Band Trip Fundraiser has begun!

The fundraiser provides Band Students the opportunity to raise money to help pay for their International Band Trip, which usually occurs every three years. The next trip is scheduled to be in the Spring of 2016 (location TBA.)

The cost for previous trips has been around $3,000. Students in grades 7 through 11 are encouraged to participate in this fundraiser. Even though 7th graders will not be included in the 2016 Band Trip, they can begin to raise money for the trip they would take in their Junior year.

Students will be selling Malley's candy and Indian River Groves fruit. All sales are conducted online; no forms to fill out! Fruit may be sold from October 7 - November 8, and candy may be sold October 7 - December 14. Profits range from about 33 - 46% depending on product sold.

To get started, go to and follow the prompts to register for the fruit and/or candy sales. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions there. Students who have participated in the past received a letter mailed home indicating their current trip fund balance.

For questions about the candy fundraiser contact Jen Proe at For questions about the fruit fundraiser contact Susan Rotatori at Best of luck with your selling!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Game #6 at Mentor

"The Pride of Shaker Heights" is heading to Mentor on 10/2 for another game under the lights.  Call time is 5 PM, location TBD, in full uniform, including black socks, black shoes, hat/beret and gloves.  We will head to the busses quickly and leave as soon as possible.  The game starts at 7 PM and we expect to be home around 10 PM.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Game 5, Alumni/Community Band

Game 5 on Saturday, 9/27, is Homecoming and Alumni/Community Band Day. All participants should meet on the practice field at 11 AM. Band members should wear full uniform, but no hats or gloves. Halftime should take place at 2 PM. Music and further information can be found on the homepage.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

"The Pride of Shaker Heights" on reporter Maura Zurick was at the Normandy game and posted a story about the band, including over 20 photos from Friday night's performance!  The article will run in print in Thursday's Sun News.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Alumni/Community Band on 9/27

We will once again host the Alumni/Community Band at Homecoming on 9/27.  Anyone with a Shaker connection is welcome to join us on the field for both pre-game and halftime.  You can find more information in a letter from the directors, and you can also print your own halftime music.  Band students are given extra credit or honors credit for sponsoring participants, so be sure to let the directors know if a student is of help to you.