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.


Apr 09

[Sprague Band News] Rummage sale info!!

Spring Greetings to all!

Saturday, May 9th is Sprague Band & Colorguard Boosters Annual Rummage Sale!

We need your donations!

This is a big part of our spring fundraising effort, so please pack up your donation boxes, your extra clothes bags and your useable household goods that you don’t’ need anymore.  We will find them a good home, and help the Band & Colorguard program in the process!!!  

*****NO T.V.s – thank you!!!*****

Please drop of donations at Sprague, in the commons, between 3 pm and 6 pm on FRIDAY, May 8th.  If you need help with larger items, we have a truck at the ready, so please email if you need it.  The guys are arranging pick up on Friday afternoon as well.  

We will also have tax deductible donation receipts available at drop off.

We need adult & student volunteers to help with set up and clean up help! The student sign-up sheet will be in the band room. These are the volunteer shifts.  


Friday May 8th, set up - 2:30 pm to finished 

Saturday May 9th, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm shift 

Saturday May 9th, 12:00 pm to 5 pm shift 

Saturday May 9th - clean up 4:00 pm to finished


Adults, email Amy Nasset at: if you are able to help or if you have any questions. 

Thank you SO much for your generosity – and remember that if you can’t donate or volunteer – come by on Saturday and score some treasure!!!!


Please contact if you have any questions.

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Apr 09

[Sprague Band News] This just in – urgent need

We are in need of two parents to ride the buses tomorrow afternoon with the wind ensemble to West Salem High School.  You may stay and watch the performance, or go at your leisure.  Call time at Sprague is 1:15.   Please email me asap if you can help out!

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Apr 06

[Sprague Band News] Rehearsal tonight/performance Friday

Tonight‘s is a rehearsal from 6:00 – 7:30.  Parents are welcome to attend and listen to this piece. We perform it again at Central Valley League Festival on Friday at 3:00 pm on West Salem’s stage.  Otherwise parents will not get to hear this exciting piece.

Dr. Greenwood

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Apr 02

[Sprague Band News] Booster Meeting Next Thursday, 7pm

Greeting Band & Guard Family,

You are cordially invited to attend the next regular business meeting of the Boosters.  It will be held on Thursday April 9, at 7pm in the forum.  
Agenda items include:
Rummage Sale update
Budget notes
Future Planning
Thanks for your attention and we hope to see you there!
If you have questions – please email: for more info!
Board members:  if you have additional agenda items, would you please email me?!  Thanks!

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Mar 25

[Sprague Band News] Spring break reminder from Dr. Greenwood

To all wind ensemble and percussion –

When we return from spring break, two important events are upon us:

April 6 – Monday evening rehearsal with percussion  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

April 10 – Central Valley League Performance 1:00 pm  – 8:30 pm

Happy Spring Break

Dr. Greenwood

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Mar 09

[Sprague Band News] Need a truck driver

Greetings all - 

We are in need of someone to rent and drive a truck to the Wind Ensemble gig on Friday, March 13.  
Ideally, the truck would be picked up from the rental place and taken to Sprague on Thursday afternoon, loaded up, and then will follow the buses to the gig in Portland Friday morning.  Departure Time:  615am – Arrive back at Sprague around 11am.  The truck rental and gas will be paid already – we just need the driver!!  There’s lots of extra percussion equipment for the piece they are performing and it simply won’t fit on the bus.
If this is something you can help with, PLEASE EMAIL me ASAP!!

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Mar 09

[Sprague Band News] Band/Guard Booster Meeting this Thursday

Please join us for a regular business meeting of the Sprague Band & Colorguard Boosters.  The meeting will be this Thursday, March 12th, at 7pm, in the Forum at Sprague (the boardroom by the main office entrance).

Agenda items include Annual Rummage Sale Planning!  Get your donations ready to go – stay tuned for more info.  The date will be the 9th of May – details coming soon!!
Thanks for making time to stop in and see how the band/guard boosters work – we need some extra hands on deck, as we have lots of senior parents ready to pass the reigns. Please email for more info.  We want YOU to be a booster!!
Anne Nelson

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Feb 05

[Sprague Band News] band/Guard Booster Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder and invitation to our monthly Booster meeting on Thursday, February 12th at 7pm in the Forum (the boardroom across from the main office).

Please join us – should be a short meeting and agenda items include:
Reports from the treasurer and fundraising chair’
Winterguard Update
Rummage Sale Planning
Jazz Cabaret Planning
Please don’t hesitate to email me for more info – or just come to the meeting!  Plenty of senior parents are moving on this year, and we have a host of volunteer positions to fill for next year – please consider lending a hand!!  It’s really fun and rewarding –  and personally – I’ve had the opportunity to hang out with some great people over the years, all the while cheering our students on!!  Win/Win!!
Anne Nelson

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Feb 04

[Sprague Band News] Pictures for the Yearbook

Hello Band family!

If you have any pictures of band activities this year, would you please email them to:
Jeffrey Beach is gathering some for the yearbook.

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Jan 26

[Sprague Band News] Wind Ensemble Camp THIS weekend

Greetings Band Family,

Our Wind Ensemble is having camp this weekend, with a guest director!!  Dr. Greenwood has sent information home a few times with students, but here’s a quick summary:
Friday January 30:  2:30pm – 4:30pm, Band Room

Saturday, January 31:  9:00am – 3:00pm, Band Room
Lunch will be provided on Saturday.  

Please get your $50.00 payment into the band box ASAP – thank you!!

Thank you!

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