Shoals Junior/Senior High School Music Department
Welcome to the website for the Shoals Jr./Sr. High School Music Dept. This website is for the use of Shoals music students and their parents. Here you can find information regarding the music classes offered at Shoals Jr./Sr. High School. You can find current Music Department news. You can find the Calendar of Events for the band and chorus classes. You can find assignments and handouts for the F and P Music classes, etc. Just click on the link on the menu for the class you are looking for.
Please keep in mind, this site is still being built. It is a work in progress...
Music Department News
Elementary Band Sign-Up and Instrument Rental Night
We had a really good turn out for Sign Up Night on May 15. However, there are still some spots that need filled. So...If there's any incoming 6th grader that was not at Sign Up Night but is still interested band, we need some French Horns, trombones, baritones, and tubas. Contact Mr. Weitkamp for details.
Spring Concert Scheduling Conflicts
There have been some scheduling conflicts that have come up recently, so the date for the Spring Concert has changed. It was oringinally scheduled for May 4. However, due to conflicts it will now be held on May 8. Students should be ready to warm up in the band room at 6:15 PM and the concert will begin at 7:00.
High School Band Contest
The High School Band participated in the ISSMA High School Band Contest on Saturday April 22. They performed "Antigua Bay," "Each Time You Tell Their Story," and "Lord of the Dance" and came home with a gold rating.
Junior High Band Contest
On Saturday March 18, the Junior High Band traveled to Tecumseh High School to participate in the ISSMA Junior High Band Contest. They performed "Imperium," "Jefferson County Overture," and "Nocturnal Dances" and came away with a gold rating. Great job, Junior High Band!
End of Pep Band Season
This week brings the end of pep band season for the High School Band. This is a bittersweet week, because while it will be nice for the Band to be less busy, the kids love Pep Band. It will be good to make the switch back to concert band, though. The High School will begin preparing for ISSMA High School Band contest, which is on April 22, and the Spring Concert on May 4. More info to come on those events...
Orleans Pep Band Invitational
The Shoals JR-SR High School Pep Band competed in the Orleans Pep Band Invitational on Saturday, January 21st. Fourteen Bands from schools around the state of Indiana were placed into division A, AA, AAA, and AAAA based on band size. Shoals was placed in AA and came home with first place for that class, and also won the Fan Favorite award. The Shoals Band has done well at this annual event in recent years, including first place in 2013, second place in 2014, first place in 2015, first place in 2016, as well as first place this year.
Other bands that competed were: Tecumseh, Borden, Barr Reeve, Perry Central, Henryville, West Washington, Paoli, BNL, Silver Creek, Crawford County, Austin, Orleans, and Jennings County.
Below is a video of the Band's performance taken by one of our band parents.