A reminder about tonight’s (Monday, Feb. 11th) booster meeting, 5:30-6:30PM in the band room. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Tuesday, Feb. 12- Double header b-ball game. Report time of 5:30PM in the band room.
Wednesday, Feb. 13- Crimson Tribe Jazz Ensemble rehearsal on stage, 7-8PM.
Tuesday, Feb. 19- Double header b-ball game. Report time of 5:30PM in the band room.
Wednesday, Feb. 20- Crimson Tribe Jazz Ensemble rehearsal on stage, 7-8PM. Parents, if you want to see our music set, you’re more than welcome to drop by from 7:30-8:00PM. Having said that, we still have about 10 spots left on the bus for Wichita the following morning. Please contact me if you’re interested. Details about this trip were sent in an email a few weeks ago.
Friday, Feb. 22- Double header b-ball game. Report time for 5:30PM in the band room. This is the final regular season game of the season!
Details for next week’s taco dinner concert, which is now a pancake dinner!
5:30PM- dinner will be available in the cafeteria, especially students who are performing later in the evening.
5:45- official time to serve. $5 all you can eat pancakes, which includes sausage and orange juice, catered by Chris Cakes!
6:00PM- jazz bands will begin playing in the cafeteria as everyone is eating pancakes.
6:40ish- everyone heads over to the auditorium, for the 6th grade honor band, freshman, concert and symphonic band performances. Concert should end by 7:30PM.
Admission is free, but we are encouraging EVERYONE to eat with us, as this is a fund raiser, yet the price is really low. Besides, no school chili this year, pancakes!
Parents, we will need a dozen or so helpers with setup and serving. Please use the link below, which shows our needs for next Tuesday night’s dinner/concert.
Casual/formal attire for all performing band members, no specific color coordination.
FYI- the spring calendar can now be found online at www.smnorthbands.org under the calendar link
Jan. 24th– North area band festival. Symphonic band and Crimson Tribe only. Report time of 6:30PM in the band room, in full uniform and ready to play. Concert is in the field house at 7:00PM, should last one hour.
SYMPHONIC BAND- please remember we have a required rehearsal at 7:40AM in the field to run our program this same morning, and to run the finale with the elementary school students. ALSO, we need as many hands as possible at 7:00AM to sling 350+ chairs, get percussion/sound equipment from the band room to the field house.
Jan. 29th– b-ball game, double header. Report time of 5:30PM
Feb. 1st– b-ball game double header. Report time of 5:30PM
Feb. 5th– Our annual Chili supper has now been changed to a TACO DINNER! Tacos catered via Don Chilitos, yummy! $1/taco, purchase as many as you like. Admission is free, but PLEASE plan on eating some tacos with us as the jazz bands play.
5:45PM- will begin serving dinner in the cafeteria
6:00- both jazz bands will play in cafeteria while people are eating
6:40ish- Everyone moves to auditorium. Order of performance is 6th grade honor band, freshman band, concert band, symphonic band.
All students should wear casual formal, no specific color coordination.
Congratulations to the following students who auditioned for the state level band/orchestra/jazz, with the following results:
Jada Green- 3rd chair flute (orchestra)
Kaeleen Kronawitter- 6th chair flute
Asa Martin- 6th chair trombone
Thomas Parnell- jazz piano alternate
Evan West- 1st chair trumpet
A special shout out to Jada, as she has been selected all three years, the first band student from North to do so in over a decade!
Monday, Jan. 14- pep-band basketball game. Room opens at 6:00PM and warm up at 6:15. Single game, not a double header.
Tuesday, Jan. 15- band booster meeting. 5:45-6:45PM in the band room. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Thursday/Friday, Jan. 17th/18th– symphonic band uniform fittings 2:45-5:15PM. Block I students, please sign up for a precise fitting time by the band office. PARENTS, we need 3 parents both afternoons to help with uniforms fittings. Please contact Ms. Jordan if you are available to help either afternoon. Parents, thanks in advance for your help.
Looking forward to a great start to the spring semester and the new year!
A special shout out and thank you to the KU hearing and Speech department, under the leadership of Dr. Tiffany Johnson, for the donation of a FREE pair of Etymotic ear filters for all SM North band students! They’re normally $18 retail. We’ve often received the “adopt-a-band” price of $8 in the past, but this year they are free of charge. Again, a huge thank you to KU and Dr. Johnson!
Pep-band rehearsals during seminar the next two Thursdays during seminar. Please report to your seminar for attendance or you will be counted absent. The first game is Friday, Dec. 7th, with a report time of 6:15PM in the band room. Please arrive as early as 5:45PM, as we will hand out the new pep-band shirts that evening. Percussion, please look for a pep-band percussion schedule from Ms. Fillingham soon.
Dec. 13th– Winter concert for ALL band students. The orchestra/band concert will begin at 7:00PM in the North auditorium. There will be a California trip meeting at the conclusion of the concert for those participants. Causal formal attire for band students, no specific color coordination. This is a required concert for all band students. The concert should last about 40 minutes.
Dec. 20th- b-ball pep-band double header. Report time of 5:30PM in the band room.
We’re looking forward to a final 4 weeks of fun with everyone!
Drum Major Audition
Any students interested in auditioning to be a SM North Marching Indians drum major should sign up by the band office. Additional information, help, and applications are now available.
Pep-Band Information 2018-19
Tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 8th) is the final day to sign up to get your free 2018-19 SM North pep-band shirt! Of course, you need to sign up by the band office. Pasted below are the pep-band dates and times. 20 lettering points are awarded for perfect attendance to all games.
12/7 Boys-6:15PM BV North
12/20 DH-5:30 Olathe South
1/8 DH-5:30 SM Northwest
1/14 Girls- 6:15 Washburn Rural
1/29 DH-5:30 Olathe West
2/1 DH- 5:30 SM West Hall of Fame
2/12 DH-5:30 SM South
2/19 DH-5:30 BV Northwest
2/22 DH- 5:30 Olathe East Senior Night
Symphonic Band Auditions Next Week
Symphonic band auditions begin next week, Nov. 12th-15th after school. Please sign up for an audition time if you would like to be a part of the spring semester SM North symphonic band. As per SMSD guidelines, all students must audition to stay enrolled for this class.
-If anyone has information on a car that was inadvertently hit while parked (around 61st and Newton) on the day of our marching invitational, please let me know. Thank you!
-parents and students, several of the Charms passwords were changed in class, as students needed to update information, but I had to reset their password because they forgot them OR a parent changed them. Bottom line, if you cannot login to CharmsOffice, please check with your parent or child to get the new password. If you are at a complete block, please email me, and I can revert the password back to the students 7 digit SMSD ID#.
OCT. 26th-29th BAND ANNOUONCEMENTS:
Friday, Oct, 26th– “Away” football game vs. SM Northwest HS. We are the “away” team but the game is actually at our North stadium. This is an optional event, but worth lettering points, lots of fun, and easy since it’s on our own campus.
6:00PM- band room opens
6:15- begin warm up, play a couple pep-band tunes
6:30- walk over to the away stands, ready to go before SM NW plays the national anthem at 6:45
7:00- game begins, play in the stands
9:30ish- game ends and dismiss for the weekend
Monday, Oct. 29th final marching band concert AND official yearbook photo
This is a graded event for all band students:
5:00- band room opens
5:10PM- begin uniform handout and report to the field house for INDIVIDUAL band pictures, with instrument. Parents, it’s cool this year the photography company is taking individual pics of ALL band members (see link below to order).
5:30- attendance taken in field house for ALL band students
6:10- begin assembling for full yearbook photo, varsity, JV and drill team students.
6:30- official yearbook picture taken
6:40- warmup outside in rose garden. PARENTS, you are invited “IN THE WARMUP CIRCLE” in the rose garden. You get to hear what we do every day…it’s really fun!
7:00- show begins in the stadium. JV will perform first, followed by the varsity marching band
7:30- show concludes, take some informal pictures, and enjoy the final time on the field as a 2018 SM North Marching Indian! See the link below to preorder pictures of your child.
SM North Band Parents
Band pictures will be Monday night the 29th. Please use the following link to take advantage of pre order packages and free shipping back to the school. Also, look for a paper order form to come home next week. Feel free to use either method to place your order.
Thank you for your attention to this event. Please let us know if you have any questions.
First off, a big thank you to the SM North booster Club for donating $700 towards the production of our show, thank you SMN booster club!
Results from Lee’s Summit North Indoor performance:
Overall, we were 7th out of 12 in overall music, less than 2 points away from 5th
Percussion scored 4th out of 12
Drill team tied for 2nd out of 12
As you can imagine, we will be focusing on music this week, which I believe can be vastly improved this week and next. I was pleased with everyone’s flexibility performing indoors, as that’s something we are rarely asked to do. Great job everyone!
Schedule for SMN Bands: Oct. 8th-20th
Monday, Oct 8- NO EARLY REHEARSAL FOR VARSITY BAND. We will be inside or outside at 7:40AM. Be ready to go outside, but depends on weather.
We will have our regularly scheduled evening rehearsal, from 6:30PM-8:30PM in the band room, NOT outside.
Tuesday: Regular 7:40AM rehearsal, unless the forecast changes, probably inside.
Wednesday: National day of testing, no morning rehearsals.
Thursday: T Day, plan to go outside during block I. FYI, this is not a late start day.
THURSDAY NIGHT: AWAY GAME @ SM South vs. SM West. THIS IS FOR ALL VARSITY AND JV STUDENTS. This is an optional performance for all band members. See itinerary below. All students will receive lettering points. All participating students ride the bus there and back. Wear school colors, as it will be chilly.
6:00PM- band room opens
6:15- busses to depart for SM South
7:00- game begins, band plays in the stands.
9:30ish- band will return back to North.
Friday: No school, however, varsity band rehearsal from 9AM-noon (this rehearsal has been on your band calendar), as stated on band calendar. If raining, will start inside.
Saturday: SM NORTH MARCHING INVITATIONAL. I’m attaching the current assignment of students jobs. Parents, please click the link below to sign up for a shift if you have not already done so. We have still have significant needs, particularly for parent help in concessions and parking lot/traffic control. As you scroll down on the link below, there are plenty of jobs available. Thank you so much to parents who have already signed up. Again, this is an “all hands on deck” for all families. I will send a final email later in the week, but all parents will be given a volunteer shirt. This is a really fun day. It’s great-to be- an SMN Indian!
The online SMN invitational program is already active, so you can see how the day/evening will go.
Parent signup for invitational:
The week AFTER the Invitational:
Oct. 15th, 17th and 19th are the final 3 early rehearsals for varsity band!
To get this on everyone’s radar, this is a preliminary schedule for Saturday, Oct. 20th festival at Washburn University. It’s unfortunate for varsity cross country runners. I wish there was something I could do. I will support all decisions from students in varsity band and cross country.
Saturday, Oct. 20th:
Truck will be loaded from night before, hopefully
6:00AM- band room opens, uniform checkout
6:45- depart North in full uniform
8:00- arrive @ Washburn university, unload truck, warmup begins
9:45- load busses, return to North. Equipment truck stays at Washburn. Students would be free until 4:45PM
4:45PM- awards presentation at Washburn, entire band on standby @ SM North. If we DO NOT make finals, everyone is dismissed for the weekend. If we DO make finals, we would find out our performance time, which would be between 7:00-10:00PM. At that time, we would depart SM North back to Washburn (depending on finals performance time) and perform the 2nd round. Finals awards are at 10:15PM, then we would return to North.
So…the final two weeks of the competitive season is upon us. Remember that when you’re tired, so is everyone else. These are the times that “try marching band student’s souls”. OK, that’s a little dramatic! Having said that, once the season is over, we don’t want the feeling that we could have done more when given the chance. We need to push through, strive for excellence, and remember that 120+ people are counting on YOU to give your absolute best! Looking forward to an exciting two weeks!