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
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.
ENROLLMENT FOR NEXT YEAR, EXPLANATION OF CLASSES:
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
-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: