Hello SMN band family-
Before we get into this week’s schedule, congratulations Shawnee Mission North varsity marchers, for a placing 2nd (out of 4) in the blue division at the Olathe Marching Invitational! Another huge shout out to the parents who were helping yesterday, running onto the field, holding our props up in a 30 mile an hour wind gust… Thanks for stepping in there when we needed you!
OK, this week’s quirky schedule:
Monday (Oct. 11th)- No EARLY rehearsal, get an extra hour of sleep. We’ll start in the band room. *Seniors, help me remember to get the name of your escort for senior night, during this rehearsal. Monday night rehearsal is as normal, 6:30-8:30PM.
Tuesday is an “O” day, classes 1/3/5/7. Varsity wind players will begin in the stadium promptly at 7:40AM warming up and rehearsing.
Wednesday- National day of testing, no rehearsal for anyone.
Thursday- “E” day (late start, 2, seminar,4,6). Varsity percussion will begin in the stadium promptly at 8:50AM.
Friday- No school. As stated on the summer/fall calendar, but we have a marching rehearsal from 9:00AM-noon on the stadium field. This is a graded rehearsal. So basically, we have Monday night and Friday morning, as we prepare for our final football game and marching festival this Saturday.
Continuing with Friday…
Home football game itinerary:
5:00PM- band room opens
6:15- report to upper field in full uniform, ready to go
6:45- perform our normal pregame show
7:00- game begins
7:45ish- perform halftime.
SENIOR NIGHT RECOGNITION: At conclusion of halftime performance, we will recognize senior band and dance team students. Parents (or escorts of seniors), near the end of the 2nd quarter, we will ask you to move down to the track, and we’ll line you up in alphabetical order (by student’s last name) and give you a flower for your child. When we call your child’s name, you will walk onto the field to meet them, give them a hug and a flower and stand by them until we call everyone’s name.
LIGHT-SHOW DETAILS: At the conclusion of halftime/senior recognition, ALL band members will report to the band room and turn in their uniforms. Varsity marchers will then prepare for the Light show, which happens at the end of the game. Students should at the very least, bring 2 flash lights (with fresh batteries) plus any other appropriate illumination, and report to the southwest corner of the stadium, wearing jeans and dark clothing. You will them tape illumination to yourself. At the conclusion of the game, we will perform our annual Lightshow. We basically turn off all the stadium lights, and march our show in the dark, while individuals are illuminated. It’s a lot of fun!
Saturday, Oct. 16- SMN MARCHING INVITATIONAL! I will send out another email later this week with additional details. Having said that, all varsity marchers should begin getting their uniform around 5:30PM. Warmup begins at 6:15, and our performance is at 7:00. Again, I’ll send a separate email with additional details. Parents, please continue to sign up for job assignments, using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4da4a72ba46-smnband
Another busy and exciting week ahead of us. Go Marching Bison!
PS- we will not have early rehearsal on Monday, Oct. 18th, but we will have our evening rehearsal from 6:30-8:30PM.