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ABOUT SIMDE

 

Southridge Instrumental Music and Dance Ensembles (SIMDE) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that exists to support Southridge High School's wide variety of instrumental and dance ensembles through education and performance.

 

SIMDE helps provide a superior instrumental music and dance experience in education through a comprehensive program based on teaching music through performance. Students perform varied literature and study instrument technique, elements of musicianship, disciplines, theory, history and composition. High academic and performance standards are set for every student and every ensemble strives for the highest level of excellence possible. The goal is to challenge students to reach beyond their current abilities in an effort to promote growth both personally and musically. It is our mission for each student to receive a rewarding and enriching experience through music and dance. We also support and encourage students to perform independently in their own small ensembles or as soloists.

SIMDE raises funds and provides logistical and volunteer support to make the music and dance programs at Southridge High School successful and rewarding for our students. It is our hope that these programs will prompt growth and create responsible students who, through their participation in our ensembles, will experience personal growth that will benefit themselves, their family and their community.


SIMDE supports many ensembles including:

  • Concert Band

  • Symphonic Band

  • Wind Ensemble

  • Jazz Band

  • Marching Ensemble

  • Pit Orchestra

  • Basketball (Pep) Band

  • Winter Percussion

  • Youth Percussion Ensemble

  • Dance and Guard Ensembles

UPCOMING EVENTS
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NWAPA CHAMPIONSHIPS

OCT 30, 2021 - TIGARD HIGH SCHOOL

Come see the Southridge Marching Ensemble compete against some of the top marching bands in the Northwest! Details on the SIMDE Calendar.

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MARCHING ENSEMBLE AWARDS NIGHT

NOV 16, 2021 - 7:30pm - FISHBOWL @ SRHS

Please bring a store-bought dessert and come celebrate our incredibly successful Marching Ensemble season! Students and their families should both attend!

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INDOOR PERCUSSION AUDITIONS

DEC 1, 2021 - 4pm-8pm BAND ROOM @ SRHS

Everyone gets a place in the ensemble; auditions only determine who will be on each instrument. The show will be revealed as well, so be sure to be there!

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INDOOR PERCUSSION - 1st REHEARSAL

DEC 8, 2021 - 4pm-8pm BAND ROOM @ SRHS

Beaverton HS will be joining us for our Indoor Percussion season this year! This is going to be a fun and exciting show that you definitely want to be a part of!

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PIT ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

EARLY DECEMBER - DETAILS TBA

Pit Orchestra auditions for our spring musical Mamma Mia! (which features the music of ABBA) will be held in early December. Details coming soon.

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WINTER CONCERT

DEC 14, 2021 - 7:00pm - SRHS AUDITORIUM

Our concert ensembles (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band) are having their first concert in nearly two years! Don't miss it!!!

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Cameron Jerde - Director of Bands

Cameron Jerde is in his third year as Director of Bands at Southridge High School. Prior to his time at Southridge, Mr. Jerde taught high school band for three years at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, OR. He holds two degrees from the University of Oregon: a Bachelor of Music in Music: Pre-Teacher Licensure (Class of 2014), and a Master of Music in Music Education (Class of 2016). While a graduate student, Mr. Jerde was on the instructional staff of the Oregon Athletic Bands as a Graduate Teaching Fellow, working with the Oregon Marching Band, the Oregon Basketball Band, and the Oregon Campus Band.

 

Mr. Jerde's responsibilities at Southridge include instructing and directing the Marching Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Bands, Pit Orchestra, and AP Music Theory course. He is a member of the Oregon Music Education Association (OMEA), the Oregon Band Directors Association (OBDA), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Please click the Donate button below to make your tax deductible donation to SIMDE. 100% of all donations go directly to benefitting the students by purchasing and repairing instruments, providing supplemental instruction, paying for entry fees for competitions, busing and transportation costs to get to competitions, marching band show designs, props and many other needs for the program. Thank you for your support!

If you would prefer to donate by check, please make your check out to SIMDE and mail it to:

SIMDE

14845 SW Murray Scholls Dr Suite 110 PMB 108

Beaverton, OR 97007

DONATE TO SIMDE