When the SASD Music Department let it be known that they needed some branding help, the art department was glad to assist. With it's 14th Annual Evening of Jazz event approaching, the Music Department had something special in mind: getting out big crowds to benefit the Shippensburg Arts and Athletics Council. Art students in the high school's Digtal Graphic Design course developed a design questionnaire and collaborated with the district's music educators to develop exciting imagery for the event.
Eventually, 11 sample posters were sent to the music department's representatives who had some tough choices on their hands. Junior Emily McMichael's trumpet design was selected as the image to represent the event. It was reproduced in posters, flyers, and electronic publications, and was hand-painted on a 10 foot by 16 foot cloth backdrop for the concert. Emily and members of the National Art Honor Society spent many hours, both after school and over weekends, laying out and painting the piece.
McMichael is a past president of the high school's National Art Honor Society chapter, is the Vice-President of the SASHS Drama Club and is their lead set painter. She was recognized for her logo design at the March 10th Evening of Jazz by music teacher Mark Wilson.