Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, Severna Park, MD 21146

  Today's Date
        5 Jul, 2015

July 29
DCI Competition field trip
Annapolis

August 10-14
Band Camp
Performance on Friday


Click HERE for the full calendar.

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BAND AND ORCHESTRA NEWS

Band camp will be August 10-14.    

Check out the Tabs at the top of the page.  More information is coming soon, but right now you can find...

-  Forms:  permission slip for July 4 parade, info and forms for Band Camp and DCI Drum Corps Field Trip, background check form for chaperones

-  Fundraising: info about the Program Ad Sales for the Home Show

Parents:  There are many committee chair vacancies for next year.  Check the May Newsletter or the BOB Org page (in the Member area - email the webmaster, webmaster@sphs.org if you need the password)

Also:  If you have *NOT* been receiving emails from the SPHS BOB Secretary, please email Tracye Wood at SPHSBOBSecretary@gmail.com and let her know your current email address. Emails are sent out approximately once a week with important and timely information regarding band &/o orchestra to all incoming & concurrent band and orchestra 2015-2016 families. (E-blasts began in June for 2015-2016)

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Welcome to the Severna Park Band and Orchestra Booster web page. Here you will find a plethora of information about the band and orchestra at Severna Park High School. While we will do our best to keep the calendar posted on this web site up to date, the official calendar is posted in the band room.

The 2015-2016 school year is going to be an exciting one at Severna Park. Mr. Eric Kilby is the new band and orchestra director. We have heard good things about him and are excited to work with him this year.

Severna Park’s music program is made up of the orchestra, marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, outdoor and indoor guard and a number of other musical groups and ensembles. The band and orchestra boosters work very hard to support the program and facilitate the students participation in the many events and competitions.

Severna Park Marching Band
For students, the year begins in early August when they report to band camp. Band camp is held at the school. It is a fun time, where the students learn to march with the marching band and perform with the symphonic band. At the end of the week the students perform at their first concert of the season.

Throughout August, until school starts, the marching band will rehearse several days a week. After school starts they will continue to rehearse after school. The marching band performs at every “home” football game and they will compete at many competitions in the area on Saturdays (and some Sundays) through early November. The SPHS marching band has earned a reputation of discipline, musicianship and excellence during its 40 plus years of competing.
Severna Park High School Marching Band

Severna Park hosts a marching band competition each year. Because of the construction at Severna Park, our home show will be held at Broadneck High School. This year the date is October 24th. Many local marching bands compete at our home show as well as marching bands from up and down the east coast.

Throughout the remainder of the school year, the orchestra and symphonic band performs several concerts. Many students participate in All County Band and Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Side-By-Side and other solo and ensemble festivals. Many of the students also perform with the Windjammers, Severna Park’s jazz band under the direction of Mr. Wilbur Hildebrand. The Windjammers are often invited to perform at special events in the county. During the winter months the Severna Park Winter Guard rehearses and competes in regional competitions throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania.

In April, the band and orchestra goes on a “Spring Trip” to an exciting destination. The students will perform in concerts and march in parades as well as enjoy what the area has to offer. They are also treated to a “mystery dinner” and surprise special event.

Severna Park High School Marching Band

In order to fund the many activities the students do at Severna Park, we hold a number of fundraisers throughout the year. We ask every band and orchestra family to become a member of the boosters and support the students by being actively involved. It takes a tremendous amount of money, planning, manpower, effort and commitment to pull off each year’s schedule of events. Every student makes lifelong friendships and develops lifelong skills. The same can be said for the parents that are involved as well.

Please attend our monthly booster meetings, held in the band room at 7:30 on the first Wednesday of every month. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me at president@sphsmusic.org.

Michele Bradshaw
SPHS Band and Orchestra President 2015-2016