About the Shaker Middle School Band Program

This year, there are 431 students at Shaker Middle School playing in one of the following bands:

7th Grade Bands

Symphonic Band: This is the most advanced 7th grade band, directed by Mr. Pocaro with help from Mr. Hughes.

Concert Winds: This band is directed by Mr. Crain and Mr. Hughes.

Concert Bands: These bands are directed by Mr. Clemens and Mr. Pocaro and band staff.

Jazz Ensemble: This band meets after school during Raider Time and is directed by Mr. LeeGrand.

8th Grade Bands

Symphonic Winds: This is the most advanced 8th grade band playing high school level pieces of music. It is directed by Mr. Pocaro and Mr. Hughes.

Concert Winds: This band is directed by Mr. Clemens, assisted by Mr. LeeGrand.

Concert Band: This band is directed by Mr. Clemens.

Jazz Ensemble: The Jazz Ensemble is a music enrichment class which meets daily during Raider Time after school and is directed by Mr. Pocaro.


Contact Information

SMS Band Directors

Adrian Pocaro - Lead Director

Bill Hughes

Dan Crain

Jason Clemens

 

Shaker Middle School Band Boosters Rep 

Rachel Gurshman

2019-20 Middle School Band Concerts

Nov. 12     Fall Concert 1

Nov. 13     Fall Concert 2

Jan. 15      MS/WO Jazz Concert

Jan. 29     Winter Concert 1

Jan. 30      Winter Concert 2

Apr. 7 Jazz Fest

Apr. 21      Spring Concert 1

Apr. 23      Spring Concert 2

All concerts begin at 7 pm and are held in the Middle School auditorium.