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.


Jun 15

[Sprague Band News] Marching Band Packet available Online

Greetings Band & Guard Family,

I’ve just updated to include information about next fall’s marching season.  
Under the “documents” tab is the new marching band contract, some booster information and a schedule of events.
Please download what you need and take care of your paperwork now – we need to know who’s coming to band camp, so we are ready!
If you have any questions, please email me at:
Thanks all and have a great summer!
Anne Nelson

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Jun 11

[Sprague Band News] Updates Available

Greetings Band & Guard Family,

First off – Best wishes to our graduating seniors!!
  • For those looking forward to summer and next season, I’ve updated the calendar online at  It has summer guard rehearsals, football games, marching band competitions and weekly rehearsals as well!
  • Marching Band Fair Share Forms will be out next week – and I’ll post them onto the website as well.  If you need a new booster shirt – the order form will be posted as well
  • If you haven’t already joined the Facebook group, search for “Sprague High School Band and Colorguard” and then request membership to the closed group.  Since a lot of us are on Facebook daily, or it updates to our phones, I thought we would try posting information there as well – get yourself signed up!!
Thanks for a great year, and we’ll see you soon,
Anne Nelson

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Jun 02

[Sprague Band News] June Booster Meeting

Hey Band Family!

There will be no Booster meeting in June!  Just wanted everyone to know – we will resume in July and get ready for BAND CAMP & Marching Season!
Thank you all for a great year,
Anne Nelson

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May 30

[Sprague Band News] many thanks and many apologies

Greetings Band Family,

Tonight at jazz night (which was fabulous by the way!!), someone mentioned to me that they had sent me an email that I didn’t get – which is strange, because as many of you know, I’m fairly constantly on my phone checking for email and texts!  
In digging through the website email to find the problem, I discovered that email was accumulating in another place and not forwarding on to me.  It’s all fixed now, but please accept my apologies for not responding if you emailed me trying to volunteer, donate or otherwise help out the band in the last couple months!!  If you replied to any email that I’ve sent to the group from the president address, it kicked it over to this other address.  As you can imagine, I’m fairly mortified.
Many thanks for all your patience – the problem is fixed now!!  Thanks to that someone for letting me know – and have a great end to a great school year!
See you at band awards on Monday Night at 6:30 in the band room!
Anne Nelson

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May 30

[Sprague Band News] Wind Ensemble Photos

If you have any photos of Wind Ensemble this year, Jeffrey Beach would like to have a copy for the slide show.  

Please email them to him by SUNDAY evening, May 31 at:
Thanks Jeffrey for taking on this project!!

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May 26

[Sprague Band News] Save the Date – Band Awards

Please save the date!

Band awards will be hosted by the student leadership in the band room on Monday, June 1 at 6:30pm!
Please join us for a celebration of concert season and some cake!

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May 26

[Sprague Band News] Jazz night at Sprague

Greetings Band Family - 

I need some help with Jazz night!  This is a whole band fundraiser (meaning that it’s going to benefit everyone, not just the jazz band) that our own Jazz Band is playing for. 
We need a few volunteers and perhaps a donation or two….read on:
When:  7pm – 9pm
Where:  Courtyard at Sprague – the concrete/treed area at the Main Office entrance
Suggested donation:  $3/individual – $10 Family
Bring:  Picnic Dinner & lawn chairs/blankets, your cell phone for selfies and some $$ for raffle tickets, drinks & sweets
Invite:  everyone you’d like to – alumni, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, everyone welcome!
What we need for volunteers:
Some set up volunteers:  4pm – 7pm
Some tear down volunteers:  9pm until it’s done
Someone to work with students at “admission” & collect donations
Please consider volunteering at this fun, casual event – we would appreciate it very much!!
Items that we need:
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – if you have handy access to your bucket of Christmas lights, we would love to borrow them! 
Items you can donate:
Can’t make it to the event, but still want to help?
We would love to have you sponsor some sweets and Raffle prizes!
$5 – sponsor a pie or a dozen cookies
$7 – sponsor a dozen cupcakes
$10 – lemonade stand sponsor
$15 – sponsor a gift basket for raffle
Have something else you’d like to donate?  Get in touch with me and we’ll make it happen!!  We can give you a tax receipt for cash and “in kind” donations!

Thank you for taking time to help make this event fantastic!!

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May 20

[Sprague Band News] Jazz Night Information – Mark your calendar

Sprague Band & Guard Boosters Present…

A Jazz
Picnic in the Courtyard

Pack a picnic and
join us for an evening of Jazz in the Courtyard at Sprague High School


May 30, 2015 from 7pm – 9pm

Donation:  $3 Individual/$10 Family

Bring:  your picnic and lawn chairs/blankets

On the
evening’s Agenda:

Jazz selections played
by Sprague’s very own Jazz Band

Photo Booth:  we’ll bring the props; you bring the cameras
(or phones) for selfies!!  $3 donation
for 3 minutes in the booth

Silly raffle
prizes:  $1/ticket or YOUR arm’s length
for $10

Drinks and Sweets
for sale

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May 20

[Sprague Band News] Reminder: Band & Guard Booster Annual Meeting Thursday at

Just a brief reminder that the Annual Meeting of the Band & Guard Boosters is Thursday, May 21 at 6pm in the Forum.  

We will elect new officers and work on the budget for our new year starting June 1st.  Anyone and Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!! 
Thank you!

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May 14

[Sprague Band News] Annual Meeting of Band & Guard Boosters – next Thursday, May

Greetings Band & Guard Family,

It’s time again for the annual meeting of the Band & Colorguard Boosters.  It will be held Thursday, May 21st in the Forum at 6pm.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
What’s an annual meeting versus a regular one?   Well, at the annual meeting, everyone present will elect new officers to the board for the term starting July 1, 2015.
Here’s the current list of folks who have volunteered to take on various duties:
President – Anne Nelson
Vice President – Angeline Kemme
Secretary – Melissa Buyserie
Fundraising Chair – Amy Nasset
Parent Liaison/Webmaster – open position**
Treasurer – Brian Nelson
Band Parent – Bitsy Bullock & Amy Nasset
Equipment – Diane DeZee & Brian Nelson**
Food Crew – open position – have volunteers, need leader**
Colorguard Parent – Pam Stroebel
**Open positions or positions that we would like to have a few more volunteers
Please feel free to email me if there is something on this list you are interested in helping out with!  We will find you a place to call your own.  I would love to talk with you and give you more information!
Meanwhile – we hope to see you at the annual meeting – we’ll elect the officers & appointments for next year and take a look at the budget I’ve been working on.  The coming year promises a very fun marching show (with props!) and a great concert season.  Thanks for all each and every one of you have done to make this school year great – and here’s to looking forward to next!
Anne Nelson

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