KMEA & SYMPHONIC BAND ANNOUNCEMENTS
KMEA AND SYMPHONIC BAND MUSIC IS READY! Please drop by the band room to pick up a copy of audition music for symphonic band and/or KMEA district honor band. As a reminder (as per SMSD guidelines) all student must audition to be in symphonic band, even if you were in the ensemble last year. The audition also serves as a seating placement test.
KMEA audition signup by band office. The actual audition is on Saturday, November 11th at Olathe East HS. As per KMEA rules, this is only open to 10th-12th graders. This audition is for the district honor band, which also allows you to audition for the state band in January (if selected).
Sept. 23rd- OP PARADE UPDATES
Due to heat conditions, we are altering tomorrow’s Overland Park parade attire and itinerary.
All marchers, varsity and JV, please wear your show shirt, black shorts (or very dark), as well as your black marching shoes and black socks. We will NOT be in full uniform tomorrow. As a reminder, this is a graded/required performance.
8:15AM- band room opens, load busses
9:00- depart North
9:15- arrive 76th and Floyd, warm up
10:00- parade begins. PARENTS, WE ARE ENTRY #58 OUT OF ABOUT 120. The clock tower in DT OP is a great viewing spot!
11:15ish- we finish the parade, load busses and head back to North
11:30ish- arrive at North.
Sept. 25th-October 2nd announcements:
early rehearsals for varsity on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:45AM.
Monday night rehearsal, Sept. 25th from 6:30-8:30PM
SEPT. 29TH- HOME FOOTBALL GAME, also Feeder night, PARENT MEETING FOR SMN INVITATIONAL AND SENIOR RECOGNITION
4:45PM- juniors/seniors (for big brothers/sisters) arrive to greet middle school students, who are arriving at 5:00PM.
5:00- middle school and big brother/sisters eat in parking lot at 5:00PM.
5:15- begin handing out uniforms to all JV and varsity marchers
6:00- ALL JV and varsity marchers rehearse pregame with middle school students on JV field behind the stadium
6:45- pregame show begins
7:00- game begins
7:45ish- halftime show AND senior recognition. All parents (or escorts) of senior parents should report to the track before halftime begins, in order to watch the show from the track. We will give you a flower to hand to your child at the conclusion of the halftime show.
AT CONCLUSION OF HALFTIME/SENIOR RECOGNITION, ALL PARENTS SHOULD REPORT TO THE BAND ROOM FOR A MEETING ABOUT THE OCT. 14TH SMN MARCHING INVITATIONAL! As we are hosting over 2,000 visiting marchers (yes, over 2,000!) we need around 100 parents to make sure everything is covered. We are looking for all parents to volunteer about 4 hours of their time on Oct. 14th. We will cover everything in the meeting during 3rd quarter. The meeting will adjourn before 4th quarter begins.
10:00ish- turn in uniform at conclusion of the game.
OCT. 2ND- SMSD MARACHING FESTIVAL @ SM SOUTH STADIUM (varsity performs, but JV encouraged to ride on bus and help)
2:40PM- drumline and other helpers, load truck after school, then eat dinner on own
5:00- varsity reports for uniform checkout, should have already eaten dinner
5:40- depart North for SM South
6:10- arrive at South, unload truck, warm up
7:00- festival begins. Performance order is East, West, North, South, Northwest
8:15- festival ends
Parents- no admission charge. Seating for North families is the northern most part of the home stands, or on the left hand side if you are looking at the field. Again, JV students are strongly encourage to attend, this is a great evening!
REMIND codes. We use this app for last minute reminders or changes
text one or more of the following codes to the number 81010
Finally, parents, if you have any old towels that are fairly big and you no longer use them, we are looking for a a dozen or so to protect sound equipment in the truck when we travel to various marching bands.