Sep 26

Pacific Coast Invitational

For information on the Pacific Coast Invitational marching band competition, please see the “PCI” menu (up top).

Jun 18

2014/15 Info for Parents


Welcome to the 2014/15 Sprague Band year of activities. Two new documents are available.

Introduction to the Band and Colorguard Boosters 2014

2014 Marching Band Fee Contract

Payments are due as follows:
Deposit: July 18, 2014
Paid in Full: August 18, 2014

Apr 18

[Sprague Band News] How to order concert wear

This post contains instructions on how to obtain suitable concert attire.


The Sprague standard black concert dress is available from: “Tuxedo Wholesaler”.
This is the URL for their online order form.
The dress style is “Jordan – Classical”. It must be Black only – not the purple or blue one.
Cost: $57.50 plus shipping.
The web page has a sizing chart and measurement instructions.
This is the required concert dress for Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Symphony. It is also suitable (though not required) for Symphonic Band. Since they’re lightly worn, one concert dress will likely last your entire career at Sprague. It is machine-washable. Since we always use this same dress style, it can be resold to another student after graduation. Your dress will need to be hemmed to length after it is delivered.


The standard concert attire for men (all ensembles) is a plain black tuxedo, black bow tie, and white tux shirt.  No vest or cummerbund. Suspenders are your option. Tuxes can often be found at local formal shops, or vendors such as:
or Uniformal Wearhouse

Costs are comparable to that of a concert dress.

Buy the cheapest plain black tux you can find, and you’ll look fine on stage. You’ll also be in good shape for any formal social event. After you’ve rented a tux once or twice, you might as well have owned one outright.

Please direct any specific personal questions or issues to Dr. Greenwood.


Aug 28

[Sprague Band News] This Saturday & Next Week’s Schedule

Sprague Oly Marching Band Schedule

Saturday, August 29:

8:00          All
new marchers

9:00          All

9:30          Sectionals

11:00        Full Band with percussion

12:00        End

Guard:  8 – 4pm, lunch at noon

**Students might want to bring a change of clothes – in case it rains while we are outside**


August 31 –
Sept. 3:

8:00 am –
4:30 pm

Sept. 4:

8:00 am –

4:30 –
5:00pm  ”Meet the band & guard” for parents, friends, grampa, grama, aunties, uncles, cousins….come see what your students have learned the last two weeks!

After:  Tate Wadworth’s family is hosting an after-party for students at their home – 5903 Aspen Way NE, 97317.  It will begin when we are done with “Meet the Band & Guard”.  Upperclassmen will be offering rides over.

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Aug 27

[Sprague Band News] From the desk of Dr. Greenwood

Due to a facility problem at Sprague, the Marching Oly Band Camp schedule will need to be changed on Friday Aug. 28. Band Camp will begin at 8:00 am as usual.  Ending time will be 2:00 pm.  Bring lunch and water.

We apologize for any inconvenience.  

Be ready for an announcement about the schedule on Sat. Aug. 29.  As soon as the facility availability is clear, we will contact everyone.
Band camp is going super.  Everyone should be proud of their child’s work ethic and accomplishments so far.
Many thanks for all of the great support of music.
Dr. Greenwood

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Aug 26

[Sprague Band News] Show Tee Shirts

I’m putting the order in for the show shirts tomorrow afternoon at 3pm – if you would like an extra one, please let me know by 2pm.


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Aug 25

[Sprague Band News] PCI, 2015

Greetings Band & Guard Parents!

I wanted to take a moment this evening to tell you about one of the best parts of our marching program:  The Pacific Coast Invitational!  (PCI)
What is it?  It’s an NWAPA Circuit Marching Band & Guard Competition – and Sprague Band & Guard Boosters have been hosting it for 34 years!
When is it?  This year, we’ve been awarded October 3, 2015
Who’s coming?  We already have 11 bands entered – and will perform ourselves in exhibition.
Where?  Sprague High School, of course!
Why?  There’s a number of different answers here, but it’s traditionally of our two biggest fundraisers for the year and proceeds go to cover everything from fall marching band to spring wind ensemble and everything in between.
What can I do?  
1.  Get Involved!  Currently, many of the activities that go towards planning this massive event are already underway.  We do need some extra hands though – I specifically need someone to call on a pre-arranged sponsor list and someone to head up parking plans.  Don’t be scared of either position, we will walk you through it and be there all the way – we are all in this together!
2.  Print out some sponsorship forms and give them to businesses you frequent.  Perhaps your dentist?  maybe insurance agent?  how about your boss?  There is sponsorship available from $60!!
3.  Wait by the phone:  Our volunteer coordinator will call you about two weeks prior to PCI to arrange a shift with you – please know that this is an “all hands on deck” kind of fundraiser – we absolutely need you and your help to make this happen. 
For Questions please email directly at:

For Sponsorship info and forms: then click on the PCI tab

Thank you in advance for your help!

We will have a quick meeting on Tuesday, September 1st, at 6:30pm in the portable – the one closest to the tennis courts – See you there!!

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Aug 25

[Sprague Band News] PCI meeting – tonight – changed

To all that were set to attend the PCI meeting tonight- I humbly inform you that I have made the decision to post phone it to next Tuesday, September 1 at 630.

We will meet in the portable at Sprague, nearest the tennis court.
Don’t know what PCI is or how you can help?  Stay tuned for a detailed explanation this evening, and go check, PCI tab for more details!!

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Aug 19

[Sprague Band News] Band Camp Details

From the Desk of Dr. Greenwood…

Sprague Oly Marching Band Camp

Aug. 24 – 29

Aug. 31 – Sept. 4

8:00am – 4:30pm


August 24       Special
Times for this day only

8:00am – 4:30pm     All
new people to the Sprague Band (Color Guard, Percussion, Winds)

9:00am                     All upperclass colorguard

9:00 am – 12:00       All
upperclass battery (snare, tenor, bass drum)

1:00pm – 4:30pm     All
upperclass keyboards,
upperclass winds

What to bring:

Lots of water

Eat Breakfast

A protective hat


Lots of water

Lunch (not on Wednesdays – food crew will handle that)

Good walking\running shoes and socks (no bare
feet or sandals)



Your marching instrument.  Good reeds. 
Mouthpiece.  Valve oil.

A pencil and highlighter

A positive attitude that is ready to try new
things with new friends.

Lots of water


If you are using a school instrument, it will be assigned on
Monday, Aug. 24.  

There is a $25.00 fee
for use of any school owned instrument: snare, tenor drums, bass drum,
keyboards, flute, saxophone, clarinet, trombone, mellophone, baritone,
sousaphone,  trumpet.  

Make checks payable to Sprague High School

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Aug 12

[Sprague Band News] Uniform Fittings

Breaking news about uniform fittings: this year we are going to do things a little differently. 

So as not to interrupt the daily band camp agenda, we are going to fit uniforms in the late afternoon and evening.

Plan for your student to stay after on their scheduled day so the band parents can get them taken care of - 

and please, have them bring or wear tight fitting shorts or leggings to wear under their uniforms for try on. 


Monday, August 24:
2pm: senior class
430 – 8pm: junior class

Tuesday, August 25:
430 – 8pm: sophomore class

Wednesday, August 26:
430 – 8pm: freshman class

Thursday, August 27:
430 – 8pm: anyone remaining

Please make every effort to ensure your student is available for their fitting.  

If one of these times simply won’t work, please email:  Amy Nasset at (she’s a band parent too!)


Guard fittings will be on a different schedule entirely and they will happen on August 22, during the first all day rehearsal.

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Aug 10

[Sprague Band News] Thursday Booster Meeting Reminder

Hey Band & Guard family!

I hope your summer has been great and this email finds you well!
A couple things: 
  • August Band Booster Meeting is this Thursday at 7pm at the Roth’s Sunnyslope coffee area.  The food crew is meeting for planning at 6pm, same place.
  • Band Camp starts August 22 for Guard, and August 24 for Band
  • If you haven’t got your registration in, please contact me ASAP at
Thanks for all your support!  Emails will go out soon for Band Day and PCI volunteering – please keep watch for those as we NEED YOU!!

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Jul 27

[Sprague Band News] Registration Reminder

if your student is going to participate in fall marching band or colorguard, please, please, please go to

1.  click on the documents tab 
2.  download the 2015 forms and print them
3.  fill them out
4.  send them in to the PO Box listed
We need to an accurate count for marching band camp, and would like to have as many as possible get registered prior to band camp.  It’s also important for the drill writer to know how many he is writing drill for!!
If you need to make payment arrangements, that is ok too – get the forms in and then contact: for arrangements.  Don’t hesitate to send in the forms because of payment – we can work with that.
Thanks for helping us get things planned!

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Jul 27

[Sprague Band News] Meeting Reminder for Tomorrow

Just a quick reminder about tomorrow’s (Tuesday, July 28) Booster Meeting – we will meet at 7pm at the Roth’s Sunnyslope coffee area and clear any business from the summer.

Should be short and sweet!  Arrive a few minutes early if you’d like to get a coffee or a snack, so we can start promptly and get done quickly!
Thank you!

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