Shaker Heights Middle School Bands

About the Shaker Middle School Band Program

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

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.

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.

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

Band Concert I Nov. 15
Band Concert II Nov. 16
Woodbury/Middle School  Jazz Concert        Jan. 18
Band Concert I Jan. 24
Band Concert II Jan. 25
Jazz Fest Apr. 12
Band Concert I Apr. 18
Band Concert II Apr. 19

Contact Information

SMS Band Directors

Adrian Pocaro- Lead Director

Bill Hughes

Dan Crain

Jason Clemens


Shaker Middle School Band Boosters Rep 

Elizabeth Roeder

The Shaker Band Boosters

 15911 Aldersyde Drive,

 Shaker Heights, OH, 44120