Early rehearsals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:45AM in the stadium
Block 7 band students, for Oct. 4th, 9th, 16th and 30th, please email me if you’re interested in traveling with the varsity group to help with props and other important aspects of the show.  You can participate with some or all of the events.  These dates are on the summer/fall band calendar.  Again, this is optional for block 7 band students.
PARENTS- we are looking for additional help on festival dates and football game for our props, which will now be utilized for all remaining shows.  Please use the signup genius link to help with either football game (Oct. 8 and/or 15th) or our festivals (Oct. 4th, 9th, 16th and 30th). We need 6-8 additional helpers for our props!  Use this link to sign up, and thank you in advance!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c44a8aa22a13-october1
Monday, Oct. 4th SMSD marching festival @ SM South (varsity only)
Students, please arrive wearing a  T-shirt, shorts AND LONG BLACK SOCKS. BRING OWN WATER BOTTLE.
4:00PM- begin loading truck, hopefully finished by 4:45, then break for an early and short dinner.
5:00- band room opens, distribute uniforms
5:30- busses depart for SM South
6:00- unload truck, begin warmup
6:55- head to stadium
7:00- performances begin.  There is no admission charge for this festival.  Order is West, East, North, Northwest, South. Parents, there is assigned seating by school.  If you’re looking at the field from the home stands, we’re around the 35-40yard line on the right hand side of the field.  Parents, we encourage all of you to stay for the duration…it’s really fun to watch those last two shows!
8:15ish- all 5 shows end, load truck and busses depart for North.
9:00ish- return to North, unload truck, turn in uniforms, dismiss.
Students need to stay for the duration and return back on bus, as this is a graded event (unless other arrangements have been made ahead of time).
Friday, Oct. 8th Homecoming parade AND football game- ALL band members
1:00ish- varsity band members report to band room, in show shirt and pants/shorts for parade.  Students, if you need to participate with another group other than band, please let Mr. Reed know.  You should be back to the school before 2:40PM in case you ride the bus.  Parade starts @ North, runs east on Johnson drive and ends at Lamar.
5:00PM- band room opens, distribute uniforms- BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE AND LONG BLACK SOCKS
6:15- attendance taken on upper field in full uniform, ready to go.
6:40- “Halftime” show, followed by national anthem and fight song/school song.  PARENTS- WE ARE PERFORMING THE SHOW BEFORE THE GAME, NOT AT HALFTIME due to Homecoming queen crowning festivities at halftime.  We strongly encourage you to be in the stands before 6:40PM so you can watch the full show.  By the way, we have the entire show on the field now, very exciting!
7:00- game begins, band plays in stands
7:45ish- varsity band will play one song at the beginning of halftime and then stand for homecoming queen crowning ceremony.
9:15ish- game concludes, turn in uniforms, dismiss.
Saturday, Oct. 9th– Olathe Marching Festival (varsity only)
9:00AM- band room opens, percussion loads truck
10:00- full band arrives, distribute uniforms, place empty uniform bag in trailer
10:45- depart SM North in full uniform
11:15- arrive @ Olathe NW, unload truck
12:05- physical warmup in parking lot
12:30- travel to warmup area
12:40- music warmup
1:10- move to stadium
1:20- on deck
1:40 back to busses
1:50- turn in uniform with @ uniform trailer in parking lot.  Eat sack lunch, load truck, back to stadium to watch other performances.
4:00- awards ceremony
4:15- back buses, depart for SM North
5:00- return to North, unload truck, return uniforms, dismiss.
Students, as this is the same day as the Homecoming dance, you may leave with a parent as soon as we’re finished performing, provided you’ve made your intentions known in this G doc (originally sent Sept. 19th).  Please do not make “day of” changes to the itinerary above, as this is a graded event.  Students, you do NOT need to fill this out if you are not leaving early.  Here is the G doc for Homecoming plans: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRxJvkSXX9ZiQrG3roCeQt8zLK2G3OhiZs_zl02jU6QGjWWQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Parents, Olathe Northwest is located at 21300 College Blvd. Olathe, KS.  There is a $10 cash only admission charge (students and senior citizens $5, children 4 and under are free) to be paid at the gate.  Parent helpers, we can get 10 of you in for free, but please plan on paying as we have more than 10 helpers.
Looking forward to a busy yet exciting week in band!
Mr. Reed
Ms. Fillingham