December 11, 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.

NOTICE: The basketball Pep Band schedule and Green/Gold Band assignments have been posted in the band room AND on the Documents page of this website! Get those dates on your calendars ASAP.

November 30    Registration (incl. copy of passport or enhanced ID!) & deposit due for spring marching band.
                              Deposit checks ($100) payable to "Shorecrest HS" and given to Ms. Denney at ASB window.
December 13    Cookie Dough delivery day!! (Pick-up any time between 9:30am - 3:30pm.)
December 15    Basketball Pep Band
December 19    SKMEA Solo & Ensemble registration forms & fees due to Mr. Caruso. Registration forms can be picked up from the band room or can downloaded from the Documents page of this website. (If you cannot meet this deadline, your only other option is to turn it in to Mr. Caruso on the day we return from winter vacation - Wednesday, January 3.)


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
Bb Chromatic Scale, due Monday, December 11
Set 2, option 1 snare drum roll exercise (percussionists only), Thursday, December 14 (in class)

Jazz Band:
Transcription Assignment (Soul Station), due Friday, November 13-14

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:
Just A Minor Thing
Mr. Timmons              mp3 on Documents page
A New Standard        mp3 on Documents page
Apple Turnover
Just Friends     
The Count Is In
Main Street News
The Count Steps Out TBA
Lil' Darlin          
Queen Bee      
Duke Ellington's Sound of Love
I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues

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