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

 SMN Band California Trip Fundraiser Shopping Page

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.



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