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.


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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Jan 06

[Sprague Band News] Booster Meeting this Thursday

Happy New Year!

We are having a regular business meeting of the Sprague Band & Colorguard Boosters this Thursday, January 8 at 7pm in the Forum (that’s the board room across from the main office).

All are welcome to attend – agenda items are few and it should be a quick meeting!

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Dec 16

[Sprague Band News] Concert

Holiday Greetings to all,

Just a quick reminder that the Winter concert is tonight at 7pm in the Pantheon.  Student call time is 6:30.
Pam will be in the front hall outside the Pantheon with buttons and t shirts from PCI – if you missed the opportunity to check these items out at PCI, now is your opportunity!
Amy will also be there with tickets for a 50/50 cash raffle – some lucky person is going home with half the cash collected this evening!!
I wish you all a happy Holiday season – thank you to all the wonderful volunteers of this program for making it great!  We couldn’t do it without you!!
Enjoy and Be Merry,

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Dec 12

[Sprague Band News] Call time and details for the parade & concert

Parade Details:

Call time at Sprague:  3:30 pm (if you are one of the few that need a uniform, show up at 2:45)
Return to Sprague:  approximately 9:00 pm
We will depart Sprague at about 4:15 and head to McNary where the staging is.  
The students will be given a light snack – water, string cheese, trail mix and a treat – and step off for the parade sometime after 7:00 pm depending on the order of the procession.  
Guard captains have information on what guard is wearing.
We have lights on all the uniforms, and extras for percussion – if you’d like to light up your instrument, please bring your own battery pack lights and batteries!!  I’ve seen them at Walmart, Fred Meyer and even the Dollar Store.
The route winds through Keizer, and you can find more information here:
Don’t forget to bring your black sox to wear with your uniform and please make sure you’re fed, hydrated and ready to have a good time!!  
The dress rehearsal scheduled Monday evening has been cancelled.  Please join us for the Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 16th at 7:00 pm.  (student call time 6:30 pm)

Thank you!

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Dec 12

[Sprague Band News] Fundraiser Reminder

The butter braid fundraiser is due Saturday at parade call time.  The order will be put through Saturday evening for delivery next Friday.  

If you have an order ready to go, please make sure to give it directly to Amy Nasset tomorrow at parade call time!!!
If you have questions, or need help, please email:

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