Band announcement: May 3-15

Friday, May 3rd– Pizza Jazz, 6-10PM both jazz bands.  Both jazz bands report by 6PM, all other announcements have been made in class.  This event is free to the public in the North cafeteria, while North Relays is held.  All-you-can-eat Papa John’s pizza for $6, including drinks and some dessert while they last.  Bands from Shawnee Mission, Blue Valley and Olathe will be performing.

Saturday, May 4th– Drumline auditions, 9AM-noon in the North band room.  All interested percussionists wanting to participate with varsity marching band should attend.

Tuesday, May 7th– SPRING BAND CONCERT, North auditorium @ 7:00PM.  7th/8th grade Hocker bands, along with North’s freshman, concert and symphonic band.  No admission cost, concert should last until around 8:30PM.  Seniors, please remember to turn in any remaining music and/or uniform parts after the concert.  This is a graded rehearsal.  All high school students should report to the band room by 6:40PM, proper concert attire (as discussed in class) and ready to play.

Thursday, May 9th– BAND BANQUET!  Food service will begin close to 5:30PM in the North cafeteria, and will continue serving until about 6:20PM.  Program will begin around 6:20PM or so.  This is an optional event, but one of the most special nights of the year!  Recognitions, lettering recipients, awards, senior memories and video will be seen.  Dinner is $9 (to be paid at the door), which I know is a little pricey…but food is being catered by Italian Delight, fantastic food!  Don’t miss this special evening, held in the North cafeteria.  The program lasts until about 8:30PM.

PARENTS, we still need additional help with this event, please click this link to show needs.  If you’re going anyway, it would be a big help to pitch in, thanks in advance.


Wednesday, May 15th– SM North Graduation.  All band students from blocks 1,2 and 7 are in this group (except percussion from concert/freshman band).  Report time of 6:15PM in the North band room, dressed business casual or better.  We will be on TV, so look nice!  You can bring homework, as I know many of you are preparing for finals.  Watch the weather and dress accordingly.  Also, please consider bring several clothes pins, so your music doesn’t fly off of your stands!

Another email with May 20th indoor rehearsal (ALL returning students for next year) as well as the May 29th/30th varsity rehearsal will go out later, but keep these dates open, as per the band calendar, posted online at