Sep 12

[Sprague Band News] Disney Trip

It came to my attention that several people did not receive the original information regarding the Disney Trip during Spring Break 2018. Below is that email.

The following information describes our trip to Disneyland during Spring
Break, 2018 March 22nd – March 27th. Cost estimates are preliminary and
the final cost will be included in the trip contract.

trip is for all individuals that are participating in any band
ensemble. Senior students will receive priority should that become
necessary however, all means will be made to include all that want to
come. It is also dependent on the mixture of instruments.  For example,
we cannot have only trumpets and drums.  It will not make for a good
performance. Again, all means will be taken to include everyone.
Travel to Disneyland in Anaheim, California to participate in two
Disney Performing Arts Workshops and perform in a 30 minute concert on
stage at a Disney venue.
Proposed Itinerary:
March 22nd.  Depart from Sprague at approximately 9:00 pm and drive to
Anaheim. Sleeping on the bus.  Stop in the am for breakfast.
March 23rd.  Arrive in Anaheim. Lunch on their own at local
restaurants.  Swim or rest at hotel.  Friday night – Dinner and show at
Medieval Times.
Saturday March 24th.  Park day 1 with workshop/concert.
Sunday March 25th.  Park day 2 with workshop/concert.
March 26th.  Park Day 3 with workshop/concert.  Depart Monday night at
approximately 8:00 pm and drive to Salem.  Sleeping on bus
Tuesday March 27th.  Arrive to Sprague in the am.
Trip Notes:
Trip fee includes bus, hotel, park admission, and noted meals.
Lodging is based on quad occupancy in each room for 3  nights.  Queen beds.
$10 allotment for breakfast on Friday morning.  Breakfast at hotel
each day and group dinners at a Downtown Disney restaurant.  Students
are on their own for lunches and snacks.
Two Disney Performing Arts workshops and a performance at a Disney venue in full dress.
A SK district background check must be completed and passed one month
prior to travel.If you are interested in being a chaperone, please
contact Laura Linder @
individual cost is $800. If it is less there may be a refund, credit or
discounted last payment.  We cannot book hotels and bus services until
we get initial payments, so it is important for the group to get
payments in on time. The first payment will be due Sept 15th for $200,
Oct 15th for $300, and Nov 15th for $300.  Payment arrangements can be
made if you would like to pay all at once or change the total of the
payments to work for your schedule.
Please contact Laura Linder, trip coordinator, or Janelle Woodring,
treasurer,  for alternative payment arrangements.
For questions contact Laura Linder, trip coordinator at


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Sep 12

[Sprague Band News] Band Booster Meeting

The September Band Booster Meeting will be Thursday September 14 at 7pm at McMenamin’s Thompson Public House on Liberty. Look forward to seeing you there.

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Sep 11

[Sprague Band News] The Band is going to Disneyland



Payments are coming due for the Disneyland trip.


Sept 15th $200


Oct 15th $300


Nov 15th $300


You can mail your check to Sprague Band Boosters;P.O. Box 1021; Salem, OR 97308 or you can turn them in to the band box in the band room.  Please make sure your student’s name is on the check and Disneyland.  If you need to make payment arrangements or apply for scholarships please contact Janelle Woodring at or Laura Linder at  Thank-you.  We hope you are as excited about this trip as we are!!!

Sep 11

[Sprague Band News] Information Update

Dr. Greenwood was just informed that the Administration has asked that the Marching Band students perform at the SK Education Foundation event this Tuesday September 12. The Sprague Choir will also be performing.

Here is the schedule:

10:00 am – Students move to band area and change into uniform
10:45 am – Depart Sprague High School
11:15 am – Arrive Salem Conference Center
12:00 noon – Perform
1:00 pm – Arrive Sprague

No colorguard or pit (front ensemble) but percussion is included
Students MUST wear LONG BLACK socks
Please plan on bringing food for lunch
Administrators have assured us that students will  be allowed to make up any missed work without penalty.

Sorry for the short notice but we were just informed of this.

Also, up coming rehearsal reminders
Wednesday 5:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday 2:45pm-5pm
Saturday 8:30am-11:30am

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Sep 08

[Sprague Band News] Band Day Information

Band Day is tomorrow. All band, percussion and colorguard members are expected to participate unless other arrangements have already been discussed with Dr. Greenwood. Please be a t Sprague at 8am to get into uniform. Those students participating who do not have uniforms will be issued a Sprague Band shirt to wear for the day. There will be a meeting at 8:30 and we will be on the road at 9:00. We will return to Sprague for lunch at noon and then head back out. We anticipate being done about 4pm and the kids will change out of uniform and be released to go home.

Please be sure to bring a reusable water bottle and we will have water available during lunch. We will also try to make sure that each vehicle has some water and snacks to help get through the day. Drivers are all adults and will be required to submit proof of insurance before they are allowed to leave. They have also all completed their background checks with the Salem/Keizer School District. Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of your student. No student will be allowed to alone during the time we are out collecting donations. All students will be in a groups of two or three (minimum) at all times.

The weather looks to be amazing for the day with temperatures expected in the low 70s and no rain in the forecast.

Thank you in advance for participating in this event.


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Aug 07

[Sprague Band News] Band Parent Meeting

All Band Parents

Attached is a flyer for a Parent Night we have planned for this year. Each year we hear from parents who are confused, concerned or otherwise in the dark. We are going to try out best this year to handle all these issues early in the season. Come join us for our Parent Night and meet your Band Boosters Board, sign up for volunteer opportunities (PCI, food crew, chaperoning, equipment crew, etc), and ask questions about what the season looks like. We will be there to help and clear up any confusion.

We look forward to seeing you.

Hey Band Parents

Aug 07

[Sprague Band News] Schedule Update

Attached is an updated schedule for Marching Band. There is one change and it is for Saturday August 26. The rehearsal has been changed to 9am to 1pm due to a conflict for the field. I apologize for the change but in order to practice on the field it is necessary.

Also, first year marchers should have all received a phone call today regarding the rehearsals next week. Those are also listed on the attached schedule. If you have not already notified us of which days your student will be attending please do so by replying to this email. Each new marcher should plan on attending two of the three sessions but are welcome to attend all three if they choose. Again, I apologize for the short notice but we discovered a couple people were missed during the initial notification.

We appreciate your flexibility on this and we hope to minimize the changes to the schedule in the future.

2017 Marching Band Schedule

Aug 05

[Sprague Band News] The Band is going to Disneyland

The Band is going to Disneyland

Aug 01

[Sprague Band News] August News

Good morning -

A few quick items to start August.

1) A reminder to new marchers that there will be rehearsal beginning the wee=
k of August 14. I have attached a copy of the schedule again. If you are new=
to marching, not just a Freshman, please plan on attending two of the three=
sessions listed. You are more than welcome to attend all three if you choos=
e. If you cannot make it due to schedule conflicts please contact Dr. Greenw=
ood at so he can plan accordingly.
2) August Band Booster Meeting will be Thursday August 10 at 7 pm at McMen=
amin’s Thompson Brewery and Public House on Liberty.

3) Band Day is S=
aturday September 9. We need volunteers to drive students through the Spragu=
e neighborhoods that day to collect money and cans/bottles. If you are avail=
able please mark your calendar now and we will be sending more information o=
n this specific event soon. You will need to have a background check on file=
with the district. These checks can take up to a couple weeks to complete s=
o if you haven’t done one please do it now. You will need one on file for an=
y volunteering you do where students are involved. This will include PCI, ch=
aperoning competitions, serving food, etc. Here is the link to the district =
webpage to start the process:

4) Band camp begins Tuesday August 22. Again, the cu=
rrent schedule is attached.

5) We will be fitting students for Marchi=
ng Band uniforms soon. There will be multiple sessions available and more in=
formation will follow shortly.

6) We are looking for community sponso=
rs for the 2017/2018 school year. If you won your own business or work for a=
business you think would be interested in sponsoring the band please contac=
t me or pass along my contact information. Sponsors will be recognized at al=
l band concerts for the season, PCI and will be listed on the banner that wi=
ll be displayed at each event for the year. We can’t do this without your su=

7) If you have not returned your 2017/2018 Contract and paymen=
t please do that as soon as possible. If you have questions or concerns on t=
his please contact me.

Thank you again for your continued support and=
we are looking forward to a great season.


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Jul 25

[Sprague Band News] Percussion Sectional

All -

Percussion sectional for Saturday July 29 has been canceled. There is a district wide moratorium on contact between coaches/directors and students the week of July 23-29 according to OSAA rules.

The next Percussion sectional will be Saturday August 5 from 2pm to 5pm


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