Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day Parade on 5/25

"The Pride of Shaker Heights" has one final performance on Monday, 5/25, for the Shaker Heights Memorial Day Parade. Here's the timeline for the day:

8 AM- SHHS will be open for students to pick up instruments
8:30 AM- Call time at City Hall
9 AM- Ceremony at City Hall
9:30 AM- Parade steps off
10:30 AM- Parade arrives at Thornton Park

SHHS will be open briefly following the parade.

Dress for the parade is summer uniform (band polo, white pants, black socks, black shoes, and black belt). 190 band students have memorized their music for the parade! Those that have not need to have their flip folders with them.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Spain Tour Info Meeting Links

If you missed the Spain Trip Registration Kick-off Meeting, don’t worry - all is not lost.  We have posted links to all materials needed for the trip on our Shaker Bands Website.  We hope that you’ll join us on our trip to Spectacular Spain!

This contains information about the price of the trip, a tentative itinerary, and registration instructions. 

This contains detailed information including information about our trip process, philosophy, tentative itinerary with high resolution photos, and detailed information about registration instructions.

Registration Website Link
All registrations for the Spain trip will be handled online.  All monies will be sent directly to our tour company GrandTours.  Please do not send any payments to Shaker Heights High School. 
Registration website:
The passcode is 1602

Important Dates
The registration window will close on June 12, 2015.   The initial deposit of $200.00 is due to GrandTours by June 19, 2015.  If you register after the June 12 deadline, you’ll be placed on a waiting list until additional airspace becomes available, and the price of your trip may increase depending on airline ticket fees. 

Family & Friends Tour (Shadow Tour)
The Shadow tour is a separate trip available to parents, family members, and friends who wish to share in the experience of the band’s 2016 tour to Spectacular Spain.  The tour program will mirror the band’s itinerary and participants will attend all concerts performed by the band.  If you are interested in the Shadow Tour, you’ll be able to indicate this by clicking on a box during the student registration.

Chaperone Interest Form
If you are interested in being a chaperone on the trip, please download and complete the Chaperone Interest Form found on the Shaker Bands website.  You may download, scan and e-mail the completed form to Mr. Crain at, or turn it in at Shaker Heights High School Band Office.  Please turn in completed forms by June 12, 2015.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spain Trip Registration Kickoff Meeting

Shaker Heights Marching Band to Tour Spain Spring Break 2016
Spain Trip Registration Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
High School Large Auditorium

The Shaker Heights High School Marching Band will embark on a concert performance tour of Spain during Spring Break 2016!

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the High School Large Auditorium there will be a very important informational meeting for parents, students, and family members interested in the trip.  Information regarding trip dates, price, payment schedule and itinerary will be discussed, as well as registration instructions. 

For more information regarding the band trip, please visit The Shaker Bands website at  If you have questions regarding the band trip, please contact Mr. Crain in the high school band office at 216-295-4233 or at  We hope to see you at the meeting on Tuesday night!

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.