First of all, congratulations to the Marching Indians for an incredibly successful day in Warrensburg. A huge thank you to all the parents that attended and helped, we had a fantastic crew! It was a dream come true to place 3rd out of 21 bands in prelims! Then placing fifth in finals, which is the best showing we’ve had in over two decades, well done! As we push forward for one more week of intensity, students, keep the intensity until we’re finished next Saturday night. No regrets if you continue to work hard!

Our last two early rehearsals for varsity will be Monday and Wednesday of this week. The final Monday night rehearsal is this week as well.

Friday, Oct. 25th- no school.  Home football game: Feeder night, Senior night, Light show.

Feeder night details:

4:45PM- any junior or senior that’s been assigned a middle school little brother or sister, please be at North ready to greet middle school students. The list of little/big brother/sister will be posted by the band office by Wednesday. We will feed you dinner once middle school students arrive.

5:00- All varsity and JV students should check out their uniform.

6:00- rehearsal on the JV field with varsity, JV, and middle school band students.

6:45- shortened pregame show, including middle school students.

7:00- game begins

7:45ish- halftime show and senior recognition.  Parents/escorts of seniors, we will have you report to the track the last couple minutes of the 1st half and arrange you in alphabetical order, by students last name.  We will provide a flower that you will give to your child at the conclusion of the halftime show.  Casual/business attire is usually worn by parents.  At the end of halftime, all students report to the band room to return uniforms to prepare for the LIGHT SHOW!  Varsity band members, wear jeans and/or dark clothes for the light show.  You should definitely bring two moderate sized flash lights WITH FRESH BATTERIES.  Additional lighting is optional but encouraged.  Boosters will provide duct tape to attach your flashlights to your legs.

9:30ish- The band will perform the light show 12 minutes after the game concludes.  At the conclusion of the light show, everyone should go home, getting a good night’s rest in preparation of the Olathe Marching festival the following day.

Saturday, Oct. 26- Olathe Marching Festival


10:45AM- band room opens, load truck, check out uniforms

12:15PM- depart North in full uniform

12:45- arrive at Olathe Northwest HS

2:00-begin warmup

2:45- stage to gate


3:30- return to buses, take off uniforms, remain in show shirt, return to stadium to watch bands.

5:15- prelim awards in stadium

5:30-10:30- all bands march in the 2nd round.  The order of booster provided dinner, getting back in uniform, performance time, will be determined on when we perform.  We will find that out at the prelim awards ceremony.

10:45- finals awards

11:00- return to bus.  Departure/arrival back at North will depend on a variety of things.  My ballpark guess is that we’re back to North around midnight.

Parents, I haven’t heard how much tickets are, but I’m assuming $10 per person.  Of course, our kids as well as probably 15 parent helpers get in free.  HELPERS- please have cash on you in case you need to purchase additional tickets.  Both performances are in the Olathe Northwest stadium.


Monday, Oct. 28- Final marching performance/yearbook picture.  North stadium.

5:00PM- begin uniform distribution.

5:30- ALL varsity/JV students should report to the field house.  Individual/small group pictures will be taken in the field house from 5:30-6:15PM.  The official yearbook picture will be taken at 6:15, then warmup begins.

6:45- PARENTS- you are invited to be in the rose garden to be in the middle of our warmup circle.  It’s a lot of fun!  You get to hear what the kids do before every performance.

7:00- JV will perform their show in the stadium, followed by the final performance of the varsity band.  All students then return uniforms.  Then the 2019 marching season will be in the books!