October 14, 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 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.
(As of July 2017, basketball pep band dates have been added at bottom of page. Green/Gold assignments to come late fall.)

September 22  Signature Page (from band handbook) assignment due for all FB, SyB, & WE students.

October 9-12    Registration packets for spring marching band available (Victoria Trip)
October 19-20  Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kickoff (during band classes)!
October 20       Home Football vs. Edmonds - Woodway (HOMECOMING)
                              No rehearsal
                              In stands, in uniform, ready to play at 4:30p
October 27        Home Football vs. Mountlake Terrace
                              Rehearsal 5:00pm at SC Field
                              In stands, in uniform, ready to play at 7:30pm


Wind Ensemble:
Academic Plan Signature Form, due Friday, September 22
Gonna Fly Now playing assignment, due Wednesday, October 11

Symphonic Band:
Academic Plan Signature Form, due Friday, September 22
Gonna Fly Now playing assignment, due Wednesday, October 11

Freshman Band:
"Easy Peasy Hello" video assignment, due Monday, September 18
Academic Plan Signature Form, due Friday, September 22
Major Scale Assignment #1, due Sunday, October 8
Major Scale Assignment #2, due Sunday, October 22
Major Scale Assignment #3, due Sunday November 5

Jazz Band:
Transcription Assignment (Soul Station), due Friday, November 10

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:

Variations on Scarborough Fair    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyEmfTZYRZQ
Sea Songs                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67eu-zjf1ps
The Boys of Wexford                    https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=boys+of+wexford
Eclipse                                          not available

Freshman Band:
Ascend                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzOfzvnfAlw
In Late November      https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=in+late+november
Burma Patrol              https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=burma+patrol
Highland Cathedral    https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10074229

Symphonic Band:

Jazz Band:
Just A Minor Thing     https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2463529
Mr. Timmons              mp3 on Documents page
A New Standard        mp3 on Documents page
Apple Turnover          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uU3j3NHHco
Just Friends               https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2467967
The Count Is In          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxwE-stpqqY
Main Street News      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttTm8TiQjVM
The Count Steps Out TBA

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