Parents, we have next year’s slate of officers ready to go, with one exception. We’re still in need of one or two parents to serve as the uniform chair or co-chair. Please contact Mr. Reed if you would consider helping in this capacity, thanks in advance!
To continue fundraising for this December’s trip to Florida, we will have a mattress sale on Sunday, May 15th. More information to follow, but if you’re in the market for a new mattress, please consider waiting until this date. Please begin to tell friends and family! All profits go directly toward your individual trip expenses.
March 29- Symphonic band festival, at Shawnee Mission East. Concert begins at 7 PM. Report time for symphonic band is 6:30 PM in their band room, in full uniform and ready to play. Parents, there is no admission for this event. All five high school symphonic bands in Shawnee Mission will play, and we are third. This is a required performance for symphonic band members, as well as staying for the entire concert. Students must provide their own transportation.
March 31- Symphonic band clinic, guest conductor, Dr. Popiel, Director of bands from KU. Students will miss block four for this event. This is a required clinic, unless prior notice has been given.
April 5- band booster board meeting at 5:45 PM in the band room. We always keep the meeting to less than an hour. Parents, this is a great way to get plugged into the parent organization… The more the merrier!
April 7- Concert band festival, at Shawnee Mission Northwest. Concert begins at 7 PM. Report time for concert band is 6:30 PM in their band room, in full uniform and ready to play. Parents, there is no admission for this event. All five high school Concert bands in Shawnee Mission will play, and we are second. This is a required performance for Concert band members, as well as staying for the entire concert. Students must provide their own transportation.
April 9- Regional solo/ensemble festival, held at Olathe South. Precise performance times will be posted as soon as we know them. Parents, we still need two more volunteers to work at this festival. Please use this link to sign up, and then email me when you have done so, so I know we have enough parents there!
Parent Solo/Ensemble signup link:
April 11- Contest concert, 7 PM in the North auditorium. Symphonic band and Concert band will play their contest pieces. Report time of 6:40 PM in the band room, in full uniform, ready to play.
April 13- KSHSAA large group contest. Symphonic band and concert band will travel to a Blue Valley school to perform their concert pieces for a panel of adjudicators. This will happen during the school day. Busses will be provided. More information to follow.
So, a busy 4 weeks for band families…and we’re looking forward to ALL of it!