Band announcements, Sept. 9th-13th
-Seniors, anyone interested in participating in the Shooting Stars scholarship program, please see me ASAP to discuss.
-There is a booster meeting this Tuesday, September 10, from 5:45 to 6:45PM in the band room. Everyone is welcome to attend. Parents, this is a great way to get plugged into our booster organization.
-All band students, the homecoming bonfire is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 7:45 to 8:45PM. This is an optional event, in which the band plays pep band tunes during the bonfire.
Itinerary for Friday night’s home football game (Sept. 13):
5:00PM- band room opens for uniform distribution. You don’t have to be in the band room right at 5:00PM, but please don’t wait until 5:50, as you will not be ready in time for attendance.
6:00- Drumline warms up in rosegarden.
6:15- all bandmembers, JV and varsity, in full uniform on the football field behind the stadium. Please be on time, as this is when attendance is taken for the game.
6:45- Full band performs pregame on the stadium field.
7:00- football game begins and the full band is in the stands for the duration of the game playing pep band tunes.
7:45ish- varsity band will perform the halftime show.
At the conclusion of half time, The SM North Marching Invitational parent meeting will be held during 3rd quarter of the football game! Parents, we highly encourage you to attend this meeting in the band room during 3rd quarter. The meeting will conclude before fourth quarter begins so you can continue to watch the band perform in the stands. The SM North Marching Invitational, to be held October 12, is THE biggest event we host all year. We generally need over 100 parents to fill a small role during the day. We will host over 1,400 visiting marching band students from Kansas and Missouri, and we need everyone’s help! This is definitely an “ALL HANDS ON DECK” day for parents. Trust me, you will have a lot of fun on Oct. 12, it’s a very festive day. 😊
9:30ish- football game will end, and everyone returns their uniform before leaving.
Students, please make sure you wear long black socks to the football game. I would also encourage you to wear shorts and a light T-shirt to wear underneath the band uniform. Please do not wear jeans, or pants that we could see underneath your uniform. Lighter clothing such as shorts and T-shirts will also make sure you don’t get too hot.
-Finally, parents, thank you so much for taking care of your band fee this year. About 80% of you have paid the yearly fee. If you haven’t done so, please submit a check to “Shaw-Mi-No”, or go to www.smnorthbands.org, click group member payments. There is an online form that will then direct you to PayPal. Again, thank you! Drill team fees are $50, JV fees are $75 and varsity fees are $125. This fee pays for uniform cleaning, shoes, music/lyre, show shirt, and a host of other expenses incurred over the school year.
Looking forward to our first home game, to show all of the hard work the band kids have been doing!