Jazz band announcements- final 3 performances for April/May

You are receiving this email if your child is in block III or block IV jazz band.  The final 3 performances of the year are as follows:


Friday, April 20- SM West “Jazz on the Bridge” festival. No admission and everyone is encouraged to attend.


Block III band has a report time of 6:20PM (in the West band room) to warm up.  Their performance time is 6:50PM in the West cafeteria.  They should then stay for the Block IV performance, which is at 8:00PM on the West “bridge”.  Although all students are encouraged to stay, students may leave after that performance.  Wear your jazz shirt and black pants/shoes.


Block IV (Crimson Tribe) band has a report time of 6:30PM to watch Hocker Grove and block III band in the cafeteria.  Warmup at 7:30PM and performance at 8:00PM on the bridge.  Wear jazz shirt and black pants/shoes.  Although all students are encouraged to stay, students may leave after that performance.


Thursday, April 26th– KCKCC Jazz Summit festival  No admission and everyone is encouraged to attend.  Google KCKCC Jazz Summit for address if you’re interested in going.


All jazz students should report to North no later than 7:00AM.  Both bands will depart North via school bus by 7:10AM.  Rhythm section students should arrive earlier to load equipment.  All jazz students should wear their jazz shirt, black pants and shoes.  Block III performs at 8:15AM in the KCKCC auditorium.  Crimson Tribe performs at 10:45AM in the KCKCC auditorium.  Both bands will continue to watch other groups and eat lunch at KCKCC.  Bus will return to North no later than 2:15PM.  Please bring money for lunch.


Friday, May 4th– SM North Pizza Jazz  No admission and everyone is encouraged to attend.  North boosters will sell pizza by the slice or “all you can eat” pizza for $6.  Both groups should plan on staying for the duration, which is 6-10PM.  Performance times will be announced soon, but block III will perform around 7:00PM and Crimson Tribe around 9:30PM.  All performances are in the SM North cafeteria.  All jazz students should wear jazz shirt and black pants/shoes.

April 9th-16th Lots of information on a variety of subjects…

Monday, April 9thbooster meeting from 5:45-6:45PM in the band room.  Everyone is welcome!  Will cover upcoming events, California details and other exciting things.


Friday, April 13thDeadline for all seniors to turn in 3-6 candid pics for the senior video.  Maybe a baby pic, elementary middle school and a couple HS shots pics?  Send via email to: [email protected]


Sunday, April 15thGrocery Sacking at Hen House fund raiser.  Students, this is a chance to raise some “sweat equity” funds for your California trip!  Click on the link below for more information and to sign up.  First come, first serve!    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4caeaf2dab9-california


Monday, April 16thsymphonic and concert band state contest concert AND California trip meeting.  Report time for Block I and II is 6:30PM in the band room, in your symphonic or concert band uniform, ready to play.  The concert should last less than 30 minutes.  At the conclusion of the concert, there will be a CALIFORNIA TRIP MEETING (more details in an upcoming email.  Although block VII band students are not performing, they should attend the 7:30PM trip meeting if they are traveling to California.  PARENTS: The band boosters will be given $5 for EVERY parent that attends the meeting!



solo/ensemble festival schedule for Saturday, April 14th  at Olathe South HS.  Hard copies of the schedule can be picked up in the band room.

Symphonic band festival, S/E help and senior pictures deadline

Tuesday, March 27th– SMSD Symphonic band festival at SM East HS auditorium.  Symphonic band performing.  Report no later than 6:30PM in full uniform and ready to play in the SM East choir room (close to their stage, just follow the crowd).  Concert begins at 7:00PM, no admission cost.  This is a required concert for symphonic band, and everyone is welcome to attend.  The concert should last until about 8:30PM.



Parents- We still need 2 more volunteers, minimum, in order to satisfy requirements for SM North band students to participate in the solo/ensemble festival on Saturday, April 14th.  Please consider volunteering for a 4 hour slot on April 14th.  Please use the following link to volunteer, and then please email me so I know we’ve reached our requirement.  Thanks in advance.




BAND BANQUET- Also parents, please let me know if you are available to help with decorating the evening of the band banquet, May 10th.  From 4-6PM or along those times.  Again, thank you.


SENIORS- Please email 4-6 pictures that you would like to have included in the banquet video to me.    The deadline for all picture submissions is Friday, April 13th!  Ms. Cassie Davis, a student in North’s film production class is graciously giving her time to make this video for the band.  Please give her a huge thank you if you see her in the hallways!  Seniors, an even better thank you is to have your pictures submission by the deadline- it’s a tough job producing the video when you have all the materials, so let’s help her out.


Welcome back everyone!

Spring Swing this Friday, March 2nd!

A reminder about the big party this Friday night, March 2nd, in the cafeteria from 6:30-8:30PM.  Both North jazz groups and Hocker Grove will perform jazz/dance music.  We will also have appetizers, including our famous CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN and other desserts!  Group dance lessons are also included.





Performing jazz students and one Hocker Grove parent receives free admission.  This is a fund raiser for the jazz department.  Although it’s $7/student, it’s well worth it!  Lots of fun, music, friends and food.  North band students will also receive 2 lettering points for attending and staying for the entire event.


Any attire is welcome, although many choose to dress up a little.  The music and food begins at 6:30PM this Friday…see you there!

band events Jan. 23-Feb. 15. CA trip, enrollment and fund raising

Tuesday, January 23rd–  pep band basketball game.  Report time of 6:30PM.  This is a single game, not a double header.

Tuesday, January 30th– North area band festival.  Symphonic band and Crimson Tribe only. Report time of 6:30PM in the band room, in full uniform for attendance and warmup.  Concert begins at 7:00PM in the field house, including band members, grades 5-8.  Concert should last one hour, no admission charge.

Tuesday, February 6th– CHILI SUPPER.  ALL band students will perform.  Everyone is strongly encouraged to eat in the cafeteria from 5:45-6:30PM as the jazz bands play.  At 6:30, we will all walk over to the auditorium to listen to the 6th grade honor band, freshman band, concert band and symphonic band.  The concert should finish by 7:30PM.  There is no admission price to attend, however, if you eat with us (and please do so) dinner is $5/person, or $3 for children ages 3-8 (kids younger than 3 are free).  Dinner includes chili, cheese, condiments, hotdogs, and possibly dessert.  We are preparing 240 servings of chili, so we are looking forward to seeing everyone around 5:45PM in the cafeteria for dinner!

-California letters of intent are due next Friday, January 26th.  The first installment is not due until February 15th.  Please see the email I sent in December if you need another copy.

-Students, we will need helpers for the chili supper (Feb. 6th) and the SMSD 8th grade band festival (Feb. 15th) to direct traffic in the parking lot, as well as foot traffic inside the building. Lettering points awarded to those students who help.  Please see Mr. Reed if you are available one/both nights to help with traffic.

This is a note from our fundraising chairperson:

Dear SMN Parents and Students,

We have decided to continue with the Yankee Candle Sale Online for Spring–now through July 10th.  It is a simple way to continue to raise funds for your trip to California in Dec. 2018.  The trip (and payments) will be here before you know it!!

You can share this link below

 SMN Band California Trip Fundraiser Shopping Page

You can also Download the MOBILE APP and  follow the steps on your mobile phone to share it in a variety of ways throughout the sale.

Step 1 – Download the app (search Yankee Fundraising, it is a blue symbol)

Step 2 – Sign up!  Your group code is 990103793.  You must register again, even if you registered in the fall.

Step 3 – Get the word out.  It allows you to share via text, email, and multiple social media sites.

All orders ship direct to your customer. No deliveries for you!  Share multiple times especially a few weeks before Easter and Mother’s Day.



TITLE                                      What we call it                                    Prerequisite:

Marching band                    varsity marching band                       audition- fight song

Instrumental music              varsity drumline                                 audition in May-

Band                                    JV marching band                             none

Jazz 1 (all year)                    Baby jazz                                         enrollment in regular band

Jazz 2 (all year)                    Crimson Tribe                                  audition in May/also in band

Music Theory (all year)      Music Theory                                       juniors/seniors


TITLE                                      What we call it                                    Prerequisite:

Symphonic band                 Symphonic band                                    audition in November

Concert band                       Concert band                                       10th-12th grade

Freshman band                   freshman band                                      none

band announcements Jan. 15th-22nd

-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]

Symphonic band:

-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

band announcements, Jan. 11th

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!

Mr. Reed

Oct. 28th Warrensburg updated itinerary AND Oct. 30th final marching performance schedule

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

5:45- awards


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



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.