July 20, 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 2, basketball pep band dates have been added at bottom of page. Green/Gold assignments to come late fall.)

August 28         Marching uniform fittings 2:00 - 6:30pm
                          Band Camp 6:30 - 9:00pm
August 29         Band Camp 6:30 - 9:00pm
August 30         Marching uniform fittings 5:00 - 6:30pm
                          Band Camp 6:30 - 9:00
August 31         Fall Kickoff 6:30 - 7:30pm

September 8
    Home Football vs. Kingston
                          Rehearsal on the field at 5:00 - 5:45pm
                          In stands, ready to play at 6:30pm.
September 11
  Jazz placement auditions begin
                          7:00am in band room
September 12  Band Parent Information Meeting 7:00pm in band room
September 15  Home Football vs. Meadowdale
                          Rehearsal on the field at 5:00 - 5:45pm
                          In stands, ready to play at 6:30pm.
September 19  Clarinet masterclass with Ray Chapa (during Freshman Band)
September 20  Clarinet masterclass with Ray Chapa (during Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band)
September 22  Signature Page (from band handbook) assignment due for all FB, SyB, & WE students.
September 29  Home Football vs. SW
                          Rehearsal on the field at 5:00 - 5:45pm
                          In stands, ready to play at 6:30pm.

                              

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:

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