February 19, 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.

March 7          Spring Band Concert @ SC Theater
                                7:00pm call time
                                7:30pm start
March 14         SKMEA Band I Festival (Wind Ensemble) @ Edmonds Center for the Arts
                                During the school day
March 15         SKMEA Band II Festival (Freshman & Symphonic Bands) @ Edmonds Center for the Arts
                                During the school day
March 21          Jazz Concert @ Third Place Commons
                                 6:45pm call time
                                 7:15pm start
March 23-25
     Jazz Band trip to Spokane for Mead HS Jazz Festival
March 27          First rehearsal for spring marching band 6 - 8:30pm


Wind Ensemble:
CHESTER Assignment #1 DUE Wednesday, January 31
Your video MUST be uploaded to CANVAS before class starts on Wednesday, Jan. 31 or you play live in class.
        Woodwinds & Horns: 90-101 @ 76+ bpm
        Brass: 101-125 @ 86+ bpm
        Percussion: 220-228 @ 86+ bpm

CHESTER Assignment #2 DUE Friday, February 9
Your video MUST be uploaded to CANVAS before class starts on Friday, Feb. 9 or you play live in class.
        Woodwinds: 197-211 @ 92+ bpm
        Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba: 195-209 @100+ bpm
        Trumpet & Woodblock: 185-195 @100+ bpm
        Percussion: 125-136 @ 100+ bpm

Symphonic Band:

Freshman Band:
LEXINGTON MARCH Assignment DUE Thursday, February 15
Your video MUST be uploaded to CANVAS before class starts on Friday, Feb. 15 or you play live in class.
          Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Bari Sax, Tuba: 55 - end @ 100-116 bpm
          Flute, Trumpet, Horn, Timpani, Bells: 5-22 @ 100-116 bpm
          Trombone, Euphonium, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals: 22-39 @ 100-116 bpm
          Tenor Sax: 39 - 55 @ 100-116 bpm

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:

Chester                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4MMikzRROk
Dancing in Air            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-sfvtrCOe4
Wayfaring Stranger   https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10535895

Freshman Band:
Lexington March                        https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2323632
When The Stars Began to Fall  https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2274314
Counterbalance                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwVv8Vq8QRc

Symphonic Band:
Lords of Greenwich     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWoXcFGH-AA
Nettleton                      https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10051812
Charm                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p_vc1GhYoc

Jazz Band:
Lil' Darlin                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKWvFyLSsJM
Queen Bee             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk6CkZcxJhk
Duke Ellington's Sound of Love        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaFNHjqqWnc
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
Main St. News       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttTm8TiQjVM
Big Dipper              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwwu0WPpPw0 AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGHPeheYlvE
This I Dig of You    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVS9pHHsGjg AND https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10283038
Won't You Be My Neighbor?             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKnCWGTpvXw

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.



Mr. Caruso