Hello everyone!

At your convenience, could you please review the list of varsity band students, sent in an email today.  Please let me know if:
1) you are not on the list and thought you should be (it seems I may have left someone off within the percussion section)
2) your name is on there but are not intending to march with the varsity group.
If you name is not on this list, that means we are looking forward to working with you in the JV band this fall.  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT to clarify, as the drill writer is starting the process of writing our show.  We want to make sure everyone has a spot, but we don’t want holes in the show either.
JV students, new varsity marcher and all percussion– we’re looking forward to seeing you on July 25/26 from 8:00-11:30AM at the stadium.  This is your first opportunity to earn JV lettering points, as well as getting to know how band works in high school.  Although the 2 morning rehearsals are not attached to your grade, we strongly encourage students to attend…we make it fun, and you will feel better about band as the new school year begins.  Please let me know if you cannot attend one or both rehearsals.  FYI- I realize some of you may not be able to participate due to summer school.  Again, just let me know.  🙂
Varsity– We are looking forward to seeing the FULL varsity group on Thursday, July 27th at the stadium.  The 7 days of full rehearsal (as per the band calendar) are required for all varsity members, as we begin working on the show the first day!  Please let me know of any potential conflicts ASAP, if you have not already done so.
Percussion and student staff- please review the summer/fall calendar for other dates that would pertain to you.  You can find summer camp dates on the home page of www.smnorthbands.org   OR you can now visit the online calendar on the band website, as the entire fall semester is now online.
As you relax: 
Remember to acclimate by being outside on a regular basis, even if it’s sitting by the pool.  Try to exercise outside when you can.  Now that our Kansas weather is warming up, this is a great chance to acclimate over a period of time.
I hope you’re enjoying your summer, recharging those batteries and getting a well deserved break!
Mr. Reed