The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

First-year band director aims to restore program to former greatness


April 5, 2016

ELIJAH HEIDE gets set to teach his band class Monday morning.

For the first time in more than a decade, Sweet Home band members last week participated in a band festival.

“It was new,” said senior Sarcon Majors, who’s been in band since sixth grade.

“We haven’t done anything like that before.”

“It was good,” said Shiloh Moore, also a senior. “We performed and we got to work with a professor.”

Elijah Heide, who took over the program at the beginning of this school year, said the visit to the the Great Western Music Championships held at Western Oregon University, in which participating bands are judged by college professors, is...

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