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.
2018 Middle School Band Concerts
Nov. 14 Fall Concert 1
Nov. 15 Fall Concert 2
Jan. 17 MS/WO Jazz Concert
Jan. 30 Winter Concert 1
Jan. 31 Winter Concert 2
Apr. 17 Spring Concert 1
Apr. 18 Spring Concert 2
All concerts begin at 7 pm and are held in the Middle School auditorium.