January 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.

January 19   Pep Band
January 20   Big Band Swing Dance (tickets available here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3201026)
January 31   Pep Band

February 3    SKMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival (Lynnwood HS, all day)
February 5    Pep Band
February 9    Dr. Powell (PLU) at Wind Ensemble rehearsal
February 12  Eastside Band Festival (Fall marching band performs in uniform.)
February 16-19  WMEA All-State Band (Yakima, WA)


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:

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:
Just A Minor Thing     https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2463529
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 Steps Out TBA
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

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