April 27, 2017

Welcome to the website of the Shorecrest High School Band program, home of the Highlanders! This site is intended to be a communication tool for band students and parents. Please bookmark this page and check back regularly throughout the year for information regarding the SC bands. Typically, the site will be updated at the beginning of each month.

Other sources of communication are the "Shorecrest Music Program" page on Facebook and the REMIND text service (details below about registering for the free text service).

The performance calendar for the 2016-17 school year is posted under the "Announcements" tab of this site in a list format. It is each student’s responsibility to be keep track of his/her SC Band commitments. Parents, anything you can do to keep your student organized and on time is appreciated! PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW. Remember, "Early is on time. On time is late. Late is unacceptable."


UPCOMING SC BAND EVENTS: See Announcements page for complete 2016-17 band calendar.


IMPORTANT - The UPDATED (as of 2/3/17) rehearsal schedule for spring marching band (Portland
trip preparation) is posted on the Documents page. Please download and/or add these dates to your personal and family calendars.

April 1              
Payment #3 (final) due for spring marching band trip to Portland.
                          List posted in band room shows amounts for each student with an outstanding balance.

May 1
                spring marching band rehearsal 6 - 8pm
May 15              spring marching band rehearsal 6 - 8pm
May 22              spring marching band rehearsal 6 - 8pm
May 23              spring marching band rehearsal 6 - 7pm
May 24              auditions for 2017-18 Wind Ensemble 3 - 5pm in band room (sign up for time slot in band room)
May 25              auditions for 2017-18 Wind Ensemble 3 - 5pm in band room (sign up for time slot in band room)
May 26              auditions for 2017-18 Wind Ensemble 3 - 5pm in band room (sign up for time slot in band room)

May 31              Band Awards Concert
                          7:00pm call time. 7:30pm start

June 1
               spring marching band rehearsal & load equipment truck 6 - 7:30pm
June 2-4            Portland trip
June 18             SC Commencement Ceremonies @ Comcast Arena (Everett)
                          3:45pm call time. 4:00pm departure on buses. 6:00pm start.
                          See Documents page for complete itinerary.

                              

ASSIGNMENTS:

Wind Ensemble: Major Scale set #1: Bb-Eb-Ab-Db. Assignment posted in CANVAS.
                             Major Scale set #2: Gb-B-E-A. Assignment posted in CANVAS.
                             Major Scale set #3: D-G-C-F. Assignment posted in CANVAS.

Symphonic Band: Major Scale set #1: Bb-Eb-Ab-Db. Assignment posted in CANVAS.
                                Major Scale set #2: Gb-B-E-A. Assignment posted in CANVAS.
                                Major Scale set #3: D-G-C-F. Assignment posted in CANVAS.

Freshman Band: Set 1, Option 4 from Foundations for Superior Performance. Assignment posted in CANVAS.
                             Set 2, Option 4 (1) from Foundations for Superior Performance. Assignment posted in CANVAS.
                             Major Scale set #1: Bb-Eb-Ab-Db. Assignment posted in CANVAS.
                             Major Scale set #2: Gb-B-E-A. Assignment posted in CANVAS.
                             Major Scale set #3: D-G-C-F. Assignment posted in CANVAS.


Jazz Band: Ch. 3 Theory, Question #5. Assignment posted in CANVAS.
                    Ch. 5 Theory, Page 46.Assignment posted in CANVAS.
                    Ch. 6 Theory, Question #9. Assignment posted in CANVAS
                    Ch. 6 Theory, Questions #10-24. Assignment posted in CANVAS.
                    Ch. 7 Theory, Question #6. Assignment posted in CANVAS.



All video assignments MUST be uploaded to CANVAS.
A sample video has been posted on the documents page of this website as reference. Students that play large instruments such as tuba, bari sax, or percussion can record in a practice room during lunch, Highlander Home, or before/after school. Any student is also welcome to play the assignment for me live (instead of on video) during those times.

Reference Recordings:

Wind Ensemble:

Freshman Band:


Symphonic Band:


Jazz Band:


REMIND text message service:
To add yourself to the REMIND distribution list, send the appropriate text message to this phone number: 206-557-6503.
Depending on which group(s) you are enrolled in, the message will be as follows:
     @sc9band  (for freshman band members)
     @scsymband (for symphonic band members)
     @scwindens (for wind ensemble members)
     @scjazzband (for jazz band members)
     @scotparent (for band parents)
After you send the text, you should a receive a message asking for your first and last name.
After sending your name, you will be added to the communication list and should receive any future text updates from Mr. Caruso.

   

Onward!

Mr. Caruso