Hello Shawnee Mission North band family!
I hope everyone’s had a restful and eventful summer. As we begin to get the machinery of high school band going, I want to welcome everyone back, as well as welcome all the incoming freshman. Several topics, so let’s get rolling.
Reminder of upcoming events:
July 19th– 9AM-4PM Student staff (section leader/seniors) training and work day. Section leaders, don’t forget to bring your instruments. Jazz combo, let’s plan on rehearsing at 2:00PM, getting ready for our Aug. 1st combo gig.
July 20- 8AM-4PM- varsity percussion rehearsal in band room.
July 20- 4PM- ICE CREAM SOCIAL, cafeteria. This would be for everyone. Free ice cream is served as families pay the yearly band expenses (more info below), hand out 2019 show shirts, volunteer lists for parents, calendar distribution, etc.
BAND EXPENSES: Varsity students $125/year, JV students $75/year, Drill team $50/year. These funds should be made payable to Shaw-Mi-No (not SMSD) and preferably paid at the ice cream social. Students will receive their band show shirt if this expense is paid. You can pay by check at the ice cream social, or anytime at www.smnorthbands.org then click group member payments and select the appropriate fee (there’s a slight amount that PayPal charges). As a parent, I realize how expense the month of August can get. All proceeds pays for show shirts, uniform cleaning, flip folders, shoes, lyres, music and other expenses incurred throughout the year that is not covered by the district. Payment plan forms are available at the ice cream social. Bottom line, we will work with you, especially if you’re new to the program and you didn’t know about this expense!
July 22-24- Varsity percussion camp- 5-9PM
July 23/24- JV & new marchers camp- 8:00AM-11:30AM-
July 25-Aug. 2 (no weekends) 8AM-4PM- Varsity marching camp
Aug. 2- BAND CAMP PICNIC (varsity and JV) everyone eats @ 6:00PM in cafeteria, band demonstration in stadium @ 7:00PM . Picnic food is $6, to be paid that night. Participating students pay as well, we’re just trying to recover our cost of food.
-All rehearsals will begin in stadium (except percussion camp) unless inclement weather. In which case, will begin in band room.
REMIND codes: text applicable codes to 81010 to sign up for Remind tool, which will be used for last second announcements.
Varsity band: @3edbb9
JV band: @2019jvma
– PARENTS: please use the link below to volunteer helping at band camp. We would like parents helping with water…we want to keep our kids safe!
– all students, please make sure you to register for school outside of rehearsal hours- there are plenty of opportunities.
– last year’s Crimson Tribe, if you have a garment bag at home, please bring it back.
WHAT TO BRING AND PREPARE FOR OUTDOOR REHEARSALS:
– light clothing
– 1 gallon container of ice water
– tennis shoes w/ socks. NO flip flops
– eat breakfast/ protein
– at least 8 hours of sleep
– continue acclimating outside before camp arrives- this is crucial!
Looking forward to seeing everyone shortly. Welcome back, it’s going to be another great year in band at SM North!