Itinerary for Saturday, Oct. 28- UCM Warrensburg marching festival (varsity band)
First of all, layer your clothing. Remember you can always take a layer off if you get too warm! Of course, long black socks are still required.
9:30AM- load uniform trailer
10:15- depart North in show shirt and warm clothes
11:30- arrive at UCM, eat lunch (provided by boosters)
12:15PM- change into uniform
12:45- warmup process begins
1:50- depart parking lot to stage
2:30- back to bus, change out of uniforms
3:15- back to stadium to watch other bands
5:30- UCM Marching Mules performance
If we do not make finals:
6:15- load truck
7:00- depart UCM to North, eating sack dinner on way back
8:00- arrive at North, unload truck and uniform trailer
If we make finals:
7:00-9:45- finals performance slots. If we perform early, we will perform, then eat. If we perform late, we will eat, then perform. Everyone should be registered on the Remind app by texting @eg7ha to 81010. All communication will occur through that app.
10:00PM- finals awards
10:15 load truck and buses
11:00- depart UCM to North
12:00AM- arrive at North, unload truck and uniform trailer
MONDAY, OCT. 30TH FINAL MARCHING PERFOMRANCE (JV AND VARSITY)
5:45PM- begin uniform checkout, preset stadium with pit, sound and curtains
6:30- official yearbook photo taken in field house, in full uniform with instruments
6:45- warmup in the rose garden. Parents, as last year you will be our guests to be in the warmup circle in the rose garden. Please join us for our warm up before you walk into the stadium stands
7:00- JV show begins. Varsity show to follow
7:20ish- fundraising packets handed out and individual/small group pictures taken.
-Informal pictures can be taken on the stadium field. However, PEC Sports will be taking official individual and small group photos on the field. Getting your child’s photo on a button, magnet, coffee mugs, etc. as well as a professional picture would be well worth it. In addition, if you preorder your photo by going to www.pecsports.info and using the search words “Shawnee Mission 2017 Band” you will receive discounted prices on all their photo products. Although the professional photograph is optional, it’s well worth it as you remember our marching season years from now!
7:40ish- check uniform back in.
Itinerary for Oct. 17-27:
Friday, Oct. 20th- early rehearsal beginning at 6:45AM.
To clarify, there will NOT be an early rehearsal tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 18th). Also, there is no Monday night rehearsal on Oct. 23rd.
6:45AM early rehearsal next Monday and Friday, Oct. 23rd and 27th.
Next Friday, Oct. 27th– possible away football game. If we play an SMSD football team, we are expected to have a pep-band. If it’s a non SMSD team, we will not have a pep-band. If we have a pep-band, it could still be here at North, as one of the possible opponents is SM Northwest. We should know for sure by next Monday. Football pep-bands are optional for JV and varsity students, but lettering points are awarded.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL 10TH-12TH GRADERS AUDITIONING FOR KMEA District band. The Audition date is Saturday, November 4th, not November 11th, as stated on the band calendar. Auditions will be held at Olathe East high school.
The itinerary for the Warrensburg marching festival (Oct. 28th) will be sent out within a few days. Varsity, please plan on an 8:00AM (or thereabouts) rehearsal, followed by loading, traveling to CMU, and a performance time of 2:15PM. Again, more details to follow.
Monday, Oct. 9th- varsity only, early rehearsal (6:45AM) and and Monday night rehearsal (6:30PM). FYI- this is the only early rehearsal for the entire week!
12:30PM- room opens, load truck (percussion and helpers)
REMIND codes. We use this app for last minute reminders or changes
The band continues to work hard and make progress. Great job everyone! As we practice perfection with the goal of the entire band not being late, here’s where we stand over the course of our 5 rehearsals this week, with 100+ people:
Varsity band: Great 1st week of rehearsals! Remember that our first goal was to be perfect regarding tardies for 2 weeks. As we practice being “perfect” on the goal of no tardies for each section, here’s the breakdown this week (remember this is out of a group of 100 kids):
Thanks everyone for a great band camp! Parents and students all pitched in to create a fantastic beginning to our year.
REMIND Codes: sign up one or more of the following by texting to the # 81010
Varsity marching band @eg7ha
JV marching band @jvmarchi
Drumline battery @fec96a
Student staff (seniors & section leaders) @ck3hhf
We use the Remind codes for important and/or time sensitive information. Please make sure to use the “@” symbol.
JV uniform fitting night:
Monday, August 21st from 6:30-8:30PM in the band room. It’s very important you attend, as our first home game is 10 days later! Please carpool if necessary to attend. You do not have to stay the entire time- once you’re fitted for your uniform, you can leave.
Monday night rehearsals (varsity only) will begin August 21st, and are from 6:30-8:30PM. We will have 6 additional Monday night rehearsals on Aug. 28th, September 11th, 18th, 25th, October 9th and 16th. These are graded rehearsals.
EARLY MORNING REHEARSALS (varsity only): Early morning rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 16st. We will have early morning rehearsals every Monday, Wednesday and FRIDAY morning, until Oct. 27th. Rehearsals begin at 6:45AM on the stadium field, unless otherwise stated or inclement weather. Attendance is taken promptly at 6:45AM, in your attendance block. These are graded rehearsals.
Students: We will play in class for the first time on Tuesday, August 15th. Jazz kids will begin playing their instruments on Monday, August 14th.
Parents: Please check out the “handbook” section of the band website. There is a plethora of information regarding uniforms, grading, lettering, where to sit at football games, etc.
EVERYONE: HOW TO ACCESS AND UPDATE CHARMS. Students, this is your first assignment of the year. Go to www.charmsoffice.com Hover over the green “enter/login” and click “parents/students/members”. Our school code is “smnbands”. Enter your 7 digit SMSD ID# and click “enter”. You are now logged into your Charms account. Click on the “update info” icon and input as much information as possible! The more ways we have to communicate, the better.
PARENTS: HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Please check for an email within the enxt few days with a signup genius. You can email me with questions at any time. ALSO, I
strongly encourage you to visit www.smnorthbands.org for information throughout the school year.