The Shaker Bands 









About the Shaker Band Program
  • The fine and performing arts are considered essentials in the Shaker Heights City School District.
  • All 5th and 6th graders in the district are required to play an instrument as part of the music program.  Students may choose to play in the band or the orchestra.There are 8 different bands at Woodbury as well as a jazz band.
  • Students who choose to continue with band for their music education at the Shaker Middle School can play an instrument in one of the 6 bands and 3 jazz bands. 
  • Superior performance and in-depth study are hallmarks of the performing arts at Shaker Heights High School. Performances are supplemented by participation in festivals, state and national competitions, and international tours.
  • There are 5 concert bands, the marching band and 3 jazz groups at the High School.
  • Shaker’s numerous High School and Middle School bands consistently receive top ratings at regional and state competitions, such as the Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA). Shaker has been named a “Best Community for Music Education” by the NAMM Foundation for eight consecutive years. 
Come to the Half-time Preview Show and Support Fernway!

The Shaker Heights Marching Band would like to show our support for the Fernway community by having goodwill donation buckets benefiting the Shaker Schools Foundation's Fernway Fund at our annual preview-halftime show. The show will start at noon on Friday, August 17 at SHHS stadium and there will be no charge to see the show, but we do encourage audience members to donate as they enter.


We will also take time during the show recognize those band members who are Fernway alumni, along with current and former Fernway students in the audience, to let them know the band community supports them during this year of unexpected change. We invite the entire Shaker community to come together as "The Pride of Shaker Heights" takes the field for the first time in 2018. We look forward to seeing you at the preview show! 

Follow Us On:

The Shaker Band Boosters

 15911 Aldersyde Drive

Shaker Heights, OH, 44120