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.


Nov 21

[Sprague Band News] Amazon and Holiday Shopping


Remember, if you are holiday shopping on this season, PLEASE click on FIRST!!  Follow our link to Amazon, and the band gets a small donation from Amazon.

Doesn’t cost you any more, same great service, same prices, same everything – you just have to click THROUGH our site and the band earns a little extra cash.  Even gift card purchases are eligible!!


pssst – pass it on!!  Post it on your FaceBook?  How about telling your favorite sister who does ALL her shopping online now?  Maybe remind Aunt Sue to use the link when she’s checking out the black Friday deals after turkey dinner next Thursday?

tip:  Even if you fill your cart, and forgot to click on the link, there is still hope!!  Exit your browser, go back in and go to and follow the Amazon link – your cart should still be there with all your goodies!!  As long as you haven’t completed the transaction, you can still link through the website.

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Nov 19

[Sprague Band News] reminder for tomorrow

Just a reminder that the booster meeting is rescheduled for tomorrow – Thursday night at 7pm in the Forum.  We we do a quick fall wrap up and discuss plans for Winterguard!

Please join us!

Also – if you loaned tables or pop ups for PCI or the marching season, Diane will be in the field house from 6:30 – 6:55 pm tomorrow evening so that you can pick them up!  Remember, if you need them for extra people at Thanksgiving, this is your chance to get them!!  Thanks!!

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Nov 16

[Sprague Band News] Reminders for this week

Don’t forget that marching Band & Colorguard fall awards are Monday evening in the Library at 7pm.

Also – the postponed booster meeting will be at 7pm on Thursday in the Forum.
Start thinking about concert wear – there is a link at featuring the girl’s dress that our students use.  Guys wear a tuxedo – tux pants, white tux shirt, cummerbund & tie with jacket.  There are several online resources, as well as local retailers that should be able to help you out.
If you need help or have any questions on concert wear – please email
PS – FORMER students:  If you are no longer in need of your concert wear and would like to donate it back to the program, please get in touch with me.  We have a very small inventory and would like to continue building on that for emergencies and loaners!  THANK YOU!

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Nov 13

[Sprague Band News] Meeting Tonight – cancelled for weather

Greetings all,

Tonight’s meeting has been cancelled due to weather – the tops of the trees are still frozen from last night, and it’s supposed to snow for the next couple of hours.  It’s not worth it for anyone to be out in this. 
We will postpone the meeting to next Thursday, November 20th at 7pm in the Forum.  You can also pick up any loaned tables and pop ups before the meeting starting at 6:30 in the field house.
Thanks for your attention – stay warm and safe!
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Nov 11

[Sprague Band News] Thursday Evening – Band & Guard Booster Meeting


You are all invited to come to the Sprague Band & Colorguard Booster business meeting on Thursday evening at 7pm in the Forum (the boardroom right across from the main office at Sprague).
We’d love to have you – the meeting will be brief and the agenda includes:  Winterguard & a fall season wrap up.
Please consider stopping by – there will be offices to fill at the end of this school year, as there are many boosters with graduating seniors.  Come see what you might want to volunteer for during the 2015 -2016 school year!
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Nov 08

[Sprague Band News] Need Photos


Jeffry Beach is putting together the annual slide show for the band awards next week – if you have fun band & guard pics from this season please forward them to:


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Nov 06

[Sprague Band News] Field House Open this Friday for pop up/table pick up

If you’ve loaned the band your tables or pop ups this season, the field house will be open on Friday from 5:30 or 6:15pm for you to stop by and collect your items.

Thanks for letting us borrow them!

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Nov 03

[Sprague Band News] Friday’s Game

Notes for Friday’s Playoff game at Sprague:

6:00 pm arrive at band room

No uniforms. Wear warm, dry clothes.  
No halftime performance

Go Olys!

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Nov 03

[Sprague Band News] Marching Band Awards Night

Tonight’s Marching Band Awards have been postponed to Monday, November 17 from 7pm to 8 pm in the Library.

Please join us for a fun evening to celebrate the students and their season!!
Thank you!

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Oct 30

[Sprague Band News] Reminders/News for this weekend

A couple of things about tomorrow night:

1. Dinner at 4:30

2. Band will not wear uniforms.  Students may “dress up” for Halloween with the following guidelines
  • a.  students may not wear anything that impedes their best marching, choreography, dance, spinning,
    drumming, or playing instruments. This is during halftime, in the stands, and march to stadium.
  • b.  No Masks
  • c.  Wear only shoes that are good for marching
  • d.  Students will be given a rain jacket to wear in the stands
  • e.  Students may wear hats in the stands.
3. Students will leave the game at halftime and load trucks for Saturdays performance

4. Rehearsal Friday is 2:45 – 3:30 on the field

5. Rehearsal continues in the band room from 3:45 – 4:15
Saturday‘s schedule:

6:30 am -On the field (Woodwind instruments on field.  All others on truck)
7:45 am – Buses depart
9:00 am – Arrive Hillsboro and have food.  Dress into uniforms
10:00 am – Move to warm up area
11:07 am – Performance
4:15 pm – Prelim Awards

The remainder of the schedule is uncertain. It is based on the students’ performance, compared to other
schools, in prelims.

Thank you,
Dr. Greenwood

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