Symphonic band students, as discussed in class, sectionals schedule as follows- all sectionals begin at 7:10AM in the band room, so be a few minutes early.

Wednesday, March 20:

Alto sax, Horn, Tuba

Low woodwinds

Friday, March 22:

Tenor sax, low brass

Monday, March 25:


Tuesday, March 26:

Flutes, clarinets


Tuesday, March 26- SMSD Symphonic Band Festival, SM East high school (symphonic band only).  Report time for symphonic band students is 6:30PM in the SM EAST choir room, in full uniform, ready to play.  I would plan for 6:15PMish, which will give you time to park and get settled.  Concert begins at 7:00PM in the SM East auditorium.  No admission cost, and the concert should last about 80 minutes or so.  Parents, please stay for the duration (as students are required to).


Thursday, March 28- Symphonic band festival clinic, during 11:10AM, during block IV.  This is required, so please make sure your 4th block teachers knows you will be absent next Thursday.


Saturday, April 6th– Regional solo/ensemble festival at Olathe South high school (students who have signed up to participate).   Precise times have not been announced by the festival host as of yet.


PARENTS: We have been requested to provide at least 6 six parents to work a 3 hour shift at Olathe South’s solo/ensemble festival.  If you child is performing, please sign up for a shift to work.  If you sign up for a shift that ends up being when your child performs, it will not be an issue to watch your child perform, then continue your 3 hour shift.  So…since many of you will be there anyway, PLEASE consider volunteering.  Olathe South will continue to host this huge event, as long as schools continue to volunteer on average at least 6 parents.  ALSO, PLEASE email me that you volunteered so I know we’re getting out quota of parents!  Here is the link to volunteer:



STUDENTS: If you are looking for additional service points for lettering, please use the link above to volunteer at the solo/ensemble festival.



Attention all trombone players:

I would like to invite you to a master class by John Engelkes, bass trombonist of the San Francisco Symphony.

The class will be held this Thursday, March 21, 3:00 p.m., at Central United Methodist Church. The church is located at 5144 Oak Street, KCMO, and the class will be in the sanctuary. PLEASE ENTER ON THE WEST SIDE of the building. The east doors will be locked.