Sprague High School

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Charles A. Sprague High School
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Address
2373 Kuebler Rd S
Salem, Oregon, Marion County, 97302
 United States
Coordinates 44°53′13″N 123°04′40″W / 44.886988°N 123.077743°W / 44.886988; -123.077743Coordinates: 44°53′13″N 123°04′40″W / 44.886988°N 123.077743°W / 44.886988; -123.077743
Information
Type Public
Opened 1972
School district Salem-Keizer School District
Principal Curtiss Scholl[1]
Grades 9-12[1]
Number of students 1765[2]
Color(s) Orange/Black   [3]
Athletics conference OSAA Central Valley Conference 6A-7[3]
Mascot Olympians[3]
Team name Olympians[4]
Newspaper 'The Torch'
Website

Charles A. Sprague High School, known as Sprague High School, is a high school in the Sunnyslope neighborhood of Salem, Oregon, United States. The school is named after Charles A. Sprague, who served as Oregon's governor from 1939 to 1943.

Academics[edit]

In the 2007-2008 school year, 95.4% of Sprague's seniors received their high school diploma compared to a state-wide rate of 84.0%. Of 389 students, 371 graduated and 18 dropped out.[5]

In 2008-2009, 92% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 398 students, 365 graduated, 16 dropped out, 1 received a modified diploma, and 16 are still in high school.[6][7]

Music Activities[edit]

Grammy Signature School recognition[edit]

Sprague has been recognized as a Grammy signature school in many years.[8] The GRAMMY Signature School program is designed to honor exceptional public high school music programs across the country.

  • 2009: GRAMMY Signature Schools[8]
  • 2008: GRAMMY Signature Schools[9]
  • 2001: GRAMMY Signature Schools[8]
  • 2000: National GRAMMY Signature School[8]
  • 1999: GRAMMY Signature Schools Gold[8]

Orchestra[edit]

Since the Orchestral program was created in 1986, Sprague's Camerata Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra have won a combined 25 OSAA State Championships. In addition, Sprague is the only high school in Oregon to have won state championships in all four OSAA music categories (String Orchestra, Full Orchestra, Choir, and Band) in a single year (1998).[10] Beginning in 1993, and every fourth year since then (1997, 2001, 2005), Sprague's Orchestra Program journeys to Austria, where the Camerata has been named the "Top High School String Orchestra in the World"[citation needed] on multiple occasions after winning the Vienna Youth and Music Festival in 1997 and 2005.[citation needed]

Choir[edit]

[when?]. Choir director Russ Christensen was named the 2006-2007 Oregon Music Educator of the year. The choir placed or tied for first in OSAA state choir championships in 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2012. The choir is now directed by Dr. Robert David Brown.[11]

Bands[edit]

Sprague High School Marching Band and Color Guard won the Oregon state championship in 1984, 1985, and 1986. They won the Kelso Highlander Marching band competition in 1983. The marching band also competed in the California state championships in San Jose 1984, coming in second place by only 3/4 of a point. They also took first place at the Marching Bands of America regional championship in Moscow, Idaho 1985. The color guard, named the Starlighters Winterguard, won the Western Dream Pageant Scholastic division with the highest score up to that point in 1986, having an undefeated season.[citation needed]

The band is a member of Northwest Association of Performing Artists[12] and Oregon School Activities Association

They have hosted the Pacific Coast Invitational, a marching band competition, at Sprague since 1982.

Concert Band[edit]

Sprague band has participated in several Heritage Festivals in Anaheim and San Francisco, California over the years. Below is list of the accomplishments by participation year:

Year Event Band Ranking
2008 Heritage Festivals, Anaheim Wind Ensemble Gold 1st
2008 Heritage Festivals, Anaheim Wind Symphony Silver
2001 Heritage Festivals, Anaheim Wind Ensemble Gold 1st
2001 Heritage Festivals, Anaheim Symphonic Band Silver 1st
2001 Heritage Festivals, San Francisco Jazz Band I Gold 1st
2000 Heritage Festivals, San Francisco Jazz Band Gold 1st
2000 Heritage Festivals, San Francisco Jazz Band Gold 2nd
2000 Heritage Festivals, San Francisco Wind Ensemble Gold 1st
2000 Heritage Festivals, San Francisco Concert Band Gold 1st

Marching band accolades[edit]

The first two months of each school year is marching band season. To start the season off, two weeks in August are devoted to marching band camp. Members of Sprague Band assemble with the Color Guard practice drills, straighten lines and create a show for competition with other high school marching bands within Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho. Most are members of the Northwest Association of Performing Artists.

Year[13] Event Class Rank Class Captions Event Rank Event Captions
2013 Pride of the Northwest 1st in A[14] High General Effect
High Visual
High Auxiliary
1st[15] High Music
High Visual
High Auxiliary
2013 McKenzie Classic 2nd in A[16] High General Effect 8th[17] -
2013 Southridge Spectacle of Sound 2nd in A[18] - 12th[19] -
2012 U of O Festival of Bands 3rd in A[20] High Music 10th[21] -
2012 Century Showcase 1st in A[22] High General Effect
High Music
High Visual
High Auxiliary
10th[23] -
2011 U of O Festival of Bands 3rd in A[24] - 13th[25] -
2011 Century Showcase 2nd in A[26] - 5th[27] -
2010 U of O Festival of Bands (Championships) 7th in A[28] - - -
2010 Pride of the Northwest 2nd in A[29] High Music
High Auxiliary
7th[30] -
2010 Pacific Coast Invitational 1st in A[31] High Music
High Auxiliary
5th[32] -
2009 OSU Marching Band Competition (Championships) 1st in A[33]
Note:
West Salem 1st in AA
South Salem 1st in AAA
Southridge 1st in Open
High Music
High Auxiliary
9th[34] -
2009 Pride of the Northwest 1st in A High General Effect
High Music
High Visual
High Auxiliary
2nd[35] High Auxiliary
2008 U of O Festival of Bands (Championships) 2nd in A
2008 OSU Marching Band Competition 1st in A High General Effect
2008 McKenzie Classic 2nd in A High Music
2007 OSU Marching Band Competition (Championships) 2nd in AA High General Effect
2007 Puget Sound Festival of Bands 1st in AA High General Effect
High Music
High Visual
High Percussion
High Auxiliary
4th
2007 Sunset Classic 2nd in AA High Music
High Auxiliary
3rd High Music
2006 Pride of the Northwest 2nd in AA High Music
2005 U of O Festival of Bands 7th
2005 Sunset Classic 1st in AA High General Effect
High Music
High Visual
High Auxiliary
3rd High Music
2004 U of O Festival of Bands (Championships) 1st in A
2004 Sunset Classic 1st in A High General Effect
High Music
High Auxiliary

Athletics[edit]

Sprague has won ten state championships in various sports, including six Directors Cup[clarification needed] trophies for league standings in all sports throughout a school year.

During the 2004-2005 school year, Sprague won both the football and baseball state championships, marking the first time since 1998[36][37] that a major Oregon high school was a state champion in two of the "Big 3" (Football, Basketball, Baseball) during the same year. Sprague has also had a very successful tennis program. Between the years 2006 and 2009, the boys tennis team won the team state championship and had a player in the singles final three out of four years (2006, 2007, 2009).

State Championships

  • Football: 2004[38]
  • Boys tennis: 1977, 1993, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2009[39]
  • Baseball: 1995, 2005[40]
  • Softball: 2003
  • Racquetball: 2010 (* Club Sport)

National Champions

  • Racquetball: 2011, 2010, 2008,2007,2006 (* Club Sport)

References[edit]

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