Sultan High School Music Parents Association
Sultan High School Music Parents Association
Welcome to our home on the web! We are a parent-run, non-profit group supporting music programs at Sultan High School in Sultan, Washington. If you would like to find out more about who we are and what we do, please visit our about us page. In the meantime, please feel free to browse through our site and email any comments or suggestions to our webmaster.
Shindig, Other Dates
This year's Shindig Parade will take place on Saturday, July 11th, kicking off at 10:30 AM. Important dates are:
Fall marching band rehearsals are underway every Monday evening from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Band Room.
Also, don't forget the Parent Group meeting on Tuesday, July 7th, at 7:00 PM in the band room. See you there!
Music Man DVDs Available
Our very own video master Kjell Levin has produced a limited supply of DVDs of the spring musical, The Music Man. Available directly from Kjell for $7.00 each, you can pick yours up at the upcoming Spring Concert on Tuesday the 24th. If you can't make it, drop Kjell an email at email@example.com. Happy viewing!
Flowers By Karen
Looking for flowers for the holidays or other special occasions? Local Monroe florist Flowers By Karen will donate five percent of all proceeds from orders we generate through this web site to the parent group! Please visit their online store, mention the SHS Music Parents Association, and support businesses that support us! (Thanks, Karen!)
Use the Forums, Luke...
As a shameless ad for the forums, here are two interesting links:
Please feel free to contribute to the forums yourself -- we encourage fostering the online community!
Shirts and Stuff
In addition to the perennial assortment of "Pride of the Valley" items, our apparel wranglers have limited quantities of "West Side Story" and even "On Leave" T-shirts in need of good homes. If you are interested, please visit our new Shirts and Stuff page to indicate your interest!
Note: No payment information will be collected, this is just a means to communicate your interest to our Surplus Elves.
Wenatchee Apple Blossom Parade 2009
If you guys like these (or even if you don't) there might be more of them in the future...!
Sultan High School had 14 entries representing at Saturday's Mt. Pilchuck Music Educators' Solo/Ensemble competition. Students could get a I, II, III, IV or V (I, a "first," is highest). Here are the results:
|Sultan Men's Ensemble||Vocal Group||I||Continuing to state competition!|
|David Vater||Instrumental Solo - Tuba||I||Continuing to state competition!|
|Flute Trio||Instrumental Group||I||1st alternate for state competition!|
|Clarinet Trio||Instrumental Group||I|
|Zara York||Vocal Solo - Soprano||I|
|Cassie Beucherie||Vocal Solo - Soprano||I-|
|Emily Abt||Vocal Solo - Alto||II|
|Anna Flom||Vocal Solo - Mezzo Soprano||II|
|Ryan Fox||Instrumental Solo - Snare Drum||II|
|Michelle McNaughton||Instrumental Solo - Flute||II|
|Maddie Mullen||Vocal Solo - Mezzo Soprano||II|
|McKenzie Sumpter||Vocal Solo - Soprano||II-|
|Amy Cogger||Vocal Solo - Soprano||III|
|Stephanie Morrill||Instrumental Solo - Bassoon||III|
Congratulations to all of the students who competed!
On November 8th, the Sultan Turk Marching Band was one of nearly 30 bands that participated in the annual Veterans' Day Parade and Field Show in Auburn, WA. They placed second in the AA Division for the parade portion of the competition. For the field show portion they came in fourth place, SIX ONE-HUNDREDTHS OF A POINT behind the third place finalist. While many bemoaned the lack of rain (the Turks welcome wet weather as a good omen) the showing was a very good one given the excellent competition: a total of eleven tough AA schools from around the state.
Congratulations on another successful season!
A picture and newsy writeup of recent events in Turk Marching Band history has been published in the Monroe Monitor! The page in question is available as a PDF file. (2.74 MB) Way to go, band!
The Turk Marching band competed on October 25th in Everett and won first place in the A Division! In addition, they won the following caption awards:
They made finals, where they placed just one point behind AA-Division competitor Ferndale. (Ferndale will be in Sultan's division at Auburn on November 8th.)
UPDATE: The fine folks at Jolesch Photography have pictures from Everett available for purchase at their Sultan at Everett 2008 page. Check it out!
It was an ending straight out of Hollywood: a lovable ragtag band of underdogs comes out of preliminaries neck and neck with the home team (that had beaten them the previous year) and winds up taking first place! On October 18, 2008, the Turk Marching Band did just that and a whole lot more, edging out Naches Valley in a sweep of the A division and bringing home the following awards:
With a lead of only 1.3 points (out of 100) coming out of preliminaries, the Turks put on their game faces, dug in and expanded it to a 2.65-point margin in the finals. They even scored higher than all of the AA bands, all but one of the AAA-Small bands, and would have placed third in AAA-Large with the biggest bands. They were fifth overall in an outstanding showing! Full results are posted on the Harvest Festival web site.
At the end of the finals performance the band huddled up around director Jill Sumpter. Instead of heaping excited praise for a job well done, she addressed the band simply and almost inaudibly, saying, "Thank you for this day." This deeply emotional moment spoke volumes about how far the group has come and what focus and determination can bear. It was, in the words of drummer Ryan Fox, "a night to remember."
Congratulations to the band, and thanks to all of the awesome parents who made this all possible!
UPDATE: Drum Major Emily Abt was interviewed for the Yakima Herald and her video has been posted on the AP site!
On September 27th, the Turk Marching Band performed in its first competition of the year, outscoring all of the Division A bands and even one in Division AAA! Unfortunately, the Turks were placed in a very tough AA Division, where they placed fifth. We have a whopping two photos in the gallery so please submit more if you have them!
August 12-16 was a sweltering one in Sultan, but that didn't stop the Turk Marching Band from having a great band camp! Lots of pictures are in the gallery. If you have any pictures of band camp (or anything else throughout the year) please burn them to a CD and get them to Mr. Pardue to be uploaded -- and spread the word!
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