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.
Welcome back everyone! Lots of information below, so please keep this email.
Final announcements for 2016-17 school year:
April 29- State solo/ensemble festival, Washburn Rural HS, as scheduled. This affects 8 students, and they have their schedules. Make sure you have your 2 original copies, one of which that has numbered measures. Do not assume anyone has those two originals.
May 1st & 3rd- drumline clinic/help session, 3:30-4:30 in band room. Percussionists interested in auditioning for varsity percussion should please attend.
May 3- 5th/6th grade concert @ Hocker, 7:00PM. Ms. Fillingham would like more HS players, please sign up by band office.
May 5- Pizza Jazz, cafeteria, 5:30-9:30PM. 3rd block jazz plays 6:40-7:10PM, Crimson Tribe plays at 9:10PM. This is a graded event for jazz students. All jazz students should stay for duration, and wear jazz uniform. EVERYONE encouraged to attend. Free admission. $6.00 all you can eat pizza (from Papa Johns) or $2.00 per slice. Come and go, as you watch North Relays, which occurs at the same time.
May 6- Drumline varsity auditions. All students interested in battery/front ensemble need to attend. 9AM-noon, in band room.
May 9- Spring Concert, 7:00PM in auditorium. All band students should report no later than 6:30PM in band room. No specific color coordination for clothing. Should last about 80 minutes. This is a graded event for all band students.
May 11- Band Banquet! Dinner served in cafeteria around 5:50PM. Arrive no later than 6:15PM for food. Program begins around 6:30PM and usually wraps up around 8:45ish. This is a VERY SPECIAL evening for everyone, including awards, letter recipients, senior memories, band video, etc. Although not a required event, we usually have 250+ in attendance. Cost is $9.00 for dinner (catered by Don Chilitos buffet). Please dress business casual. Front seats are reserved for 12th graders and their families. Although you’re not required to eat in order to attend, please plan on eating with us…again, a very memorable night! Everyone pays at the door, no advance tickets.
May 17- Graduation Band. Roll taken at 6:15PM in band room for all 9th-11th graders. This is a graded event. Dress nice! Guys, shirt/tie, ladies, appropriate dress/shirt. This will be on TV! Graduation begins at 7:00PM. Parents of 9th-11th graders, there is not an expectation for you to attend, as this is a service 9th-11th grade students perform for graduating seniors. Usually lasts until 9:00PM.
May 22- Indoor marching band rehearsal. Section leaders report no later than 5:30PM. All other varsity AND JV students should report no later than 6:30PM. Calendars and music will be handed out to everyone. All 8th-11th graders will play next year’s pep-band music! The first time the 2017 Marching Indians get together! We feed current 8th graders and section leaders at 6:00PM. SUMMER RENTALS completed on this night. Checks for $27 made out to SMSD (not Shaw-Mi-No) and contract need to be signed before taking instruments home for the summer. Although school is out for the summer, this is a fun night…please make sure you can attend!
May 24th/25th- Required varsity marching rehearsal, 4:00-8:00PM on stadium field. No instruments needed, just marching, with marching expert, Mark Schleish. Again, required for next year’s varsity participation…the first step in another award winning marching season! Please contact Mr. Reed if there is a scheduling conflict. The marching drill will be created after these rehearsals.
Remember kids, we never wind down a school year, we ramp up to the end!