-The following students auditioned and were selected to participate in the Kansas all-state band! Out of 1,000+ students auditioning across the state, these musicians made the band, and will perform at the state music convention in Wichita in late February. Congratulations for all your hard work and effort!
Kaeleen Kronawitter- flute
Jada Green- flute
Chloe Mears- trumpet
-Attention parents of JAZZ STUDENTS- we are looking for parents who can help with the Spring Swing (Friday, March 2nd). This is the biggest jazz event of the year, and we could use additional help with food purchasing, set-up, serving and tear down. Please contact Sheryl Jordan if you are available to help in any way. Thanks in advance. [email protected]
-a reminder that your Google classroom is due by midnight tonight (Jan. 12th).
As agreed upon in block 1, here is the schedule for symphonic band sectionals, which will begin (set up and ready to play) at 7:20AM in the band room:
Wednesday, January 17th– all low winds, trumpets and horns
Friday, January 19th– flutes
Monday, January 22nd– tenor sax
Tuesday, January 23rd– clarinets
Wednesday, January 24th– alto sax
Happy New Year everyone!
-All pep-band members: we are playing at the pep-assembly tomorrow (Friday, January 12th). Due to January 11th snow day, Friday’s schedule will be block II, seminar (pep-assembly), block IV, block VI. You will be excused from seminar, so feel free to report directly to the band room after block II.
-Tomorrow night, January 12th is a double-header basketball game vs. Lawrence. Report time in the band room at 5:30PM to warm up. It’s important you are on time, as around 5:45, we will discuss how to make this a great and positive game. Remember to wear your pep-band shirt.
-Symphonic band members, final chance to be fitted for your symphonic band uniform is TOMORROW, Friday, January 12th, from after school until the pep-band game begins. Many of you were fitted at the first b-ball game. Remember that the earlier you get fitted, the more likely your uniform will fit better.
-Parents, anyone interested serving on the band booster board or taking a larger role with the and program, please contact me. We have positions that take virtually no time, to bigger commitments, such as uniforms, sound system, fund raising and band camp help. Thanks in advance for the countless hours you have committed to far! Parents, please consider contacting me by January 31st via email.
Stay safe today!
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):