Students, testing schedule:
Varsity- “Contact” playing memory test will occur on Friday, Sept. 15th or thereafter.  The entire show playing memory test will occur on Friday, Sept. 22nd or thereafter
JV– warmup 1,2,3, pregame, Louie Louie playing and memory tests as announced in class.  Tomorrow’s test is warmup 1 from memory and warmup 2 using music.  We will add memorization tests as we move along throughout the marching season, as announced in class.
Schedule for the next 2 weeks, Sept. 11th-23rd:
Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, early rehearsal for varsity band, 6:45AM.  Monday evening rehearsals Sept. 11th and 18th from 6:30-8:30PM.
Sept. 14th (this Thursday)-  from 4 to 10pm is the fundraiser night at Hy-Vee Market Grille in Mission.  A portion of the proceeds are donated back to the Marching Indians from that evening.
Sept. 21st- Bonner Springs Marching Festival itinerary (all varsity and JV helpers only):
10:30AM- percussion begins loading truck during seminar.
11:15AM-11:40AM- All students eat 1st lunch, then report to band room.
12:00PM- Begin uniform checkout, finish loading truck.
12:45- depart North for Bonner Springs high school, in full uniform.
1:10- arrive at Bonner springs HS, unload truck and prepare for warm-up.
2:10- begin warmup routine
3:05- report to performance gate
3:20- clinic with K-State staff
3:50- clinic ends, load truck
4:30ish- depart Bonner Springs
5:15ish- return to North, unload truck and check uniforms in.
Parents: the Bonner Springs High School marching festival is at 100 McDanield street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012.  No admission and open to the public.
Sept. 23 (Saturday)- Downtown Overland Park Parade (varsity AND JV)
8:15AM- report to North, begin uniform checkout
9:00AM- depart North in full uniform for downtown OP (74th and Floyd), warm up
10:00- parade begins
11:30ish- parade ends at Overland Park elementary school, load bus and return to North.
11:45- arrive at North, check in uniform.
Parents: If you plan on watching, I would try to get as close as possible to the clock tower in downtown OP.  The parade route runs approx. 80th and Santa Fe, running southwest to the Overland Park elementary school.
Other announcements for parents: 
-please continue to use this link to volunteer for various events throughout the marching season.  We still have needs at games and especially marching festivals.
-anyone that has passed the SMSD Tier I parent training, we need 2 volunteers to ride the bus to the Overland Park parade, as well as to Warrensburg.  Please email me if you are willing to ride the bus to either of those events.
I think everyone has done a great job for a packed first 3 weeks of school.  Congrats to all- keep working hard and getting rest when you can!
Mr. Reed