– Congratulations to Jada Green and Chloe Mears for their audition and selection to the Kansas Honor Band, which will perform in Wichita, KS in late February.  Kudos to everyone who participated with auditions at the district and state level…you are all better players because of you commitment to practicing!

-pep-band calendar change.  No game tomorrow night (Monday, January 16th).  Game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 17th.  Report time of 6:15PM, NOT 5:45PM.  It’s a not a double header, just a single game vs. Blue Valley NW.

-clarification of band calendar.  There are two dates which do not line up with what you see on the North master calendar, but the band calendar is correct.  Chili supper is Tuesday, Feb. 7th, NOT Feb. 9th.  Symphonic band festival is Monday, April 3rd, NOT April 4th.  Please remember the REQUIRED Colorado trip meeting on Monday, March 27th, for all participants on this trip.  All students must attend, in addition to one parent (guardian).  There are several legalities to cover, which require a student and parent together.

-symphonic band AND freshman band students.  There are a few of you that did not complete the listening assignment which was due Friday, January 13th.  To receive partial points, please enroll for the class (codes listed below) and follow the directions.  If you are completing this assignment late, in addition to completion of the assignment on Google classroom, you must ALSO email me completion of this assignment, as the Google classroom doesn’t notify me when someone submits a late assignment.  Please remember, this is important, yet should be fun.  If turning in late, please do so ASAP, so you can receive more points.

symphonic band google classroom code: 3le3yg  (notice the l is a lower case L, NOT a 1.

freshman band google classroom code: 975bym

PARENTS- if you are interested in serving on the 2017-18 band booster board in some capacity (including helping, but are flexible with your service) please email me.  If you are willing to serve with the boosters in some capacity, even if you do not have a preference for your service, we will make sure you are not over extended.  Continuing needs with uniforms, fund raising, and at-large board members (attending meetings) are all needed.  We would like to solidify next year’s slate of booster members within the next couple weeks.

Also parents, please email Ms. Clifford at  [email protected]  if you are willing to help serve food at the Feb. 7th chili supper.

Finally, please remember to view the band calendar and other items on the band website  www.smnorthbands.org  there’s always good information.  I hope to have the rest of the semester’s calendar uploaded by the end of the day.

I hope everyone is enjoying the extra time off this weekend.  Go Chiefs!

Mr. Reed