No early rehearsal for varsity Monday morning. We still have Monday night rehearsal, 6:30PM-8:30PM.
Friday, October 18 – home football game. Typical schedule- band room opens up at 5:00PM, attendance taken on JV field at 6:15PM. This is a required performance for JV and varsity students. At the conclusion of the game, everyone turns in their uniform.
Saturday, Oct. 19- UCM Warrensburg Marching Festival (varsity only)
Itinerary as follows:
11:30AM- load truck/begin uniform disbursement
12:30PM- depart North in full uniform
1:45- arrive @ UCM campus, unload truck
3:30- stage to stadium
4:00- prelim awards ceremony
If we do not make finals:
4:30- load truck, light dinner provided by boosters, return to North
6:30- arrive at North, unload truck, return uniforms
If we make finals:
5:15-8:00- we will either perform again, then eat, or vice versa, depending on when our performance slot is.
8:00- finals awards ceremony
8:15- load truck, return to North
9:45- arrive at North, unload truck, return uniforms
Due to incoming inclement weather, I have just been notified that Friday nights football game has been moved to tomorrow night! I need you to email me today if you cannot make the game. If we have too many absences with the varsity band, we will not be able to do our show. In that case, it would be a pep band, in the stands situation. Varsity, please do what you can to make tomorrow night work. You don’t need to email me that you can go, you just need to email me ASAP if you cannot attend.
I don’t have all of the details, but I think everything would work just like Friday night would have worked, varsity band plays the show before the game, then a shortened halftime show with homecoming festivities
The homecoming parade is still scheduled for Friday afternoon. I will email more as I learn more.
Sept. 16- 6:30-8:30PM. Monday night rehearsal for varsity band. Please bring your own water, we will take more breaks than normal due to forecasted heat.
Sept. 18- Itinerary for Bonner Springs Marching Festival:
No uniform distribution, show shirts only (with dark shorts)
9:05AM- all larger wind players (sousaphone, bone, etc.) should have instruments in cases, on band room floor at the end of block 1 rehearsal.
11:45-All block 2 drumline students should eat 1st lunch and report to band ASAP to begin loading truck. Drill team should eat 1st lunch and change into uniforms
1:10PM- All block 1 varsity wind students should report to block V as usual, and report to the band room at the beginning of block 7, in their show shirts and dark shorts, ready to load the bus.
1:30- depart North to Bonner Springs HS
1:55- arrive at Bonner Springs HS, unload truck
2:30- begin warmup process
3:05- report to back gate
3:50- finish clinic, begin to load truck
4:20- depart Bonner Springs
4:50- arrive back at North, unload truck and dismiss
Parents- the festival is at Bonner Springs High School, in their stadium. The address is 100 McDanield St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012. No admission fee. Everyone is welcome to cheer the Marching Indians in their first festival performance of the year.
Nothing on Friday night or the weekend!
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!
Varsity band- we will be outside Tuesday morning (Sept. 3rd) at 7:40AM.
Friday, Sept. 6th– Away football game @ SM South. North band room opens at 5:45PM, buses depart at 6:10PM. We should be back to North somewhere around 10:00PM. In order to participate with the pep-band, you must ride the band buses to and from SM South. Wear show shirt or school colors. Although this is an optional performance for all varsity and JV band members, students will be awarded lettering points. This is the only away football game opportunity of the year, so join us for a fun-filled night, playing rock tunes in the stands, as we cheer our football team on.
Students- if you’ve received a zero in Skyward for your permission packet, please turn it in Tuesday or ASAP. The sooner it’s turned in, the closer to 50 points you will receive. I’m attaching the packet so you can print, sign and return to me. We definitely need the form turned in before you participate with a band activity, such as this week’s away game, or next week’s (Sept. 13th) home game.
Congrats to Sydney Blake for representing band as our Homecoming nominee!