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
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.

Contact Information

SMS Band Directors

Adrian Pocaro- Lead Director

Bill Hughes

Dan Crain

Jason Clemens


Shaker Middle School Band Boosters Rep 

Rachel Gurshman

The Shaker Band Boosters

 15911 Aldersyde Drive,

 Shaker Heights, OH, 44120