Monday, Sept 24-  Monday night rehearsal for varsity band, 6:30-8:30PM.


Friday, Sept. 28- home football game/feeder night/lights show:

4:30PM- Band room opens.  Please wear show shirt and shorts underneath uniform PLUS LONG BLACK SOCKS.  All upperclassmen assigned to a middle school student should report by 4:40PM- that list of upperclassmen should be up by Wednesday or sooner.  Once the middle school students arrive by 5:00PM, assigned upperclassmen and middle school students will eat together in the band parking lot (hamburgers/hotdogs or something of that nature).

5:15- full band (varsity and JV) report for uniform checkout.

6:00– full band in full uniform on JV field for attendance.  We will practice the pregame show (4 corners, making the big “N” on the field) while integrating the middle students.

6:40- pregame show begins, including varsity, JV and middle school students.

7:00- game begins.

7:45ish- halftime show, which includes varsity as well as JV students who are helping with the 8’X8’ props crew.  At the conclusion of halftime, ALL band members report to the band room to return uniforms, and prepare for the varsity bands Light Show, which will occur after the football game concludes.  We will NOT have props on the field for the Light Show.

Light Show specifics:  All varsity students should wear dark clothing (the one exception you can wear jeans).  ALL VARSITY MEMBERS SHOULD BRING AT LEAST 2 FLASH LIGHTS, WITH FRESH BATTERIES.  Band boosters will provide duct tape.  Varsity members are encouraged to be creative and bring additional lighting.  Be advised, don’t bring something really bright, as that detracts from everyone’s show.  At the conclusion of the Light Show, everyone is dismissed, as uniforms are already hung up for the night.


Saturday, Sept. 29- Overland Park Parade- JV and varsity. 

8:15AM- Everyone reports to SM North for uniform checkout, varsity and JV.

8:45- All varsity and JV students will depart on bus to staging area, approx. 78th and Floyd.  PARENTS: I haven’t heard from OP if we’re near the beginning, middle or end of the parade, but get as close to the clock tower in downtown OP, and you will have a great seat!  The parade begins around 80th and Floyd, over to Santa Fe, through downtown OP and concludes by Overland Park elementary school.  At the conclusion, we will travel via bus back to North and return uniforms.  Everything should be completed by 12:00PM or sooner.


Monday, Oct. 1- SMSD Marching Festival @ SM South.  All varsity plus JV props crew

2:40PM- load percussion/equipment truck after school.  Anyone who is available to help, but all percussionists unless you have another school activity/practice after school.  Once truck is loaded, those students should eat dinner/rest.

5:00PM- band room opens for uniform checkout

5:40- depart North in full uniform.

6:05- arrive at SM South, warm up and stage for performance.

7:00- festival begins.  The order of performance is: West, East, North, Northwest, South.  All band students stay for the entirety.  Should wrap up by 8:15 or so.

8:15ish- load truck, return to North via bus.

8:45- unload truck, return uniform.

PARENTS: this event is free to the public.  The North community should try to sit as close to the 40 yard line (the one on the left if you’re looking at the field from the home stands) as possible.


JV PARENTS AND STUDENTS, please look for an email soon about confirming individual JV students traveling with the varsity kids, helping with the props crew.  This is a wonderful and non-pressure way to see what varsity band would be like.  All the parents will be very grateful for JV students who can serve in this capacity.  JV students will earn lettering points, will be fed and will receive a huge THANK YOU from the varsity kids!


A busy upcoming 10 days!  It must be October soon…

Mr. Reed & Ms. Fillingham