April 11, 2018

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 2017-18 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 2017-18 band calendar.



NOTICE: The SPRING MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE has been posted in the band room AND on the Documents page of this website! Get those dates on your calendars ASAP.


April 23        spring marching band  6 - 7:30pm
April 24        spring marching band  6 - 7pm
                     UNIFORM FITTING & CHECKOUT (for spring marching band) 7:00 - 8:30pm

April 26        Arts Assembly (During school. Jazz Band & Stage Band perform)
April 30        spring marching band  6 - 7:30pm

May 1           spring marching band  6 - 7pm
May 7           spring marching band  6 - 7:30pm
May 8           UNIFORM FITTING & CHECKOUT (for spring marching band) 6:00 - 7:30pm (everyone else and part swaps)

May 14         spring marching band  6 - 7:30pm
May 17         spring marching band performs in Ballard Parade
May 18         spring marching band loads equipment truck after school
May 19-21    spring marching band trip to Victoria, BC
May 30         Band Awards Concert
                            7:00pm call time
                            7:30pm start

June 6          Jazz Concert
                            7:00pm call time
                            7:30pm start
June 17        Graduation @ Everett Events Center
                            TBD meet at SC, bus to Everett
                            2:00pm Graduation ceremony (about 90 minutes long, then bus back to SC)
June 22        Last Day of School


                              
ASSIGNMENTS:

Wind Ensemble:


Symphonic Band:

Freshman Band:


Jazz Band:



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:

Wizard of Oz                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdt5Th95mVQ
Semper Fidelis                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgABUZ4i9co
Serenade for a Picket Fence    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLuLC65DeVI
Light Cavalry Overture             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_XLnFGNhL0 (Berlin Philharmonic)
                                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlftHupSLDk (US Marine Band)

Freshman Band:
Teddy Trombone                      https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10368094
Hawkeye Festival Overture     https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2480973
Highland Cathedral                  https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10074229
                                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAsdo0zMUyA (orchestra w/ bagpipes!)
Ancient Aires & Dances           https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10032937
                                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_DlXAJ7zpM (original orchestral version)

Symphonic Band:
The Walking Frog                     https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2284206
Joy Revisited                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKWU-u0LlrE
Travelin' Music                          https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10604500

Jazz Band:
I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Oph3TgDwiQ
Sunset Glow               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZPe9_NqFuM AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fG5P3rQLdk
Won't You Be My Neighbor?             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKnCWGTpvXw
Blackjack                                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSxY4OwV8vg
Trofeo de Bolos                             https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10028159
I Mean You                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A369iF8vQwE (Thelonius Monk on piano)
                                                        https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10033678
Hot House                                       https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2467892
                                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFFfoLhxgmI (Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker)
They Can't Take That Away From Me  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUnGFRuxFMw

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