Tues. 9/6- Fall sports assembly.  All varsity band students report to band room at 8:50AM to prepare for the assembly.  I will send an email to teachers requesting this release time.The assembly is during seminar.
Wed. 9/7- 6:45AM rehearsal for all varsity students.
Thurs. 9/8- nothing band related
Friday. 9/9- HOMECOMING DAY!  6:45AM rehearsal for all varsity students.  We will march through the halls near the end of block 1.  Block 2 drumline, I am excusing you from block 1 since it’s only a 35 minute class period, and you’ll already be outside with the winds before school.
Friday’s Homecoming parade-
Please wear your show shirt as your uniform (any color shorts is fine).  Eat a fast lunch at 12:15 and be in the band room by 12:35PM to warm up and stage for the 1:00PM parade.  The parade will conclude before busses leave at the end of the day.
Friday’s home game-
Band room will open at 5:00PM for uniform distribution.  Attendance taken on upper field at 6:10PM, in full uniform in attendance block.  JV students, this performance can count as one of your two required football game performances.  We will stage to the stadium field at 6:30PM.
PARENTS AND STUDENTS- Due to homecoming festivities during halftime, VARSITY WILL MARCH OUR “HALFTIME” SHOW AT 6:40PM in the stadium, thus before the game begins.  Parents, if possible, please be in the stands (section F) before 6:40PM or you will miss the band performance.  Game begins at 7:00PM.  Varsity will perform the opener of the show at halftime and remain on the field during Homecoming festivities.  At conclusion of game, everyone report to band room and return uniform.  As in the past, students must remain for the entire game, as the band room will be locked and parents will not be there receive your uniform.
Sat. 9/10- Drumline performs cadences at 12:00PM for 100th year anniversary.  Confirm with Ms. Fillingham as to the report time, but it will be around 11:30AM.  We should be finished by 12:30PM.
Finally, a word from our SM North Invitational chairman, Mr. Duckworth-
Dear Parents:
As you may be aware, this year’s Invitational is going to be held on Saturday, October 15th. Like in previous years, it is important to have as many volunteers as possible to ensure that everything runs smoothly. I have created a Sign Up Genius and I would love to see everyone that is able to help out again this year. To make it even easier, here is a link to find a job that would match your talents. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044CACAB2FA2FA7-2022
I am really excited about this year’s event! We are hosting 10 Bands. Of the 10 bands, 5 are from the local metro area. The bands that we will be hosting are: Buhler (repeat), Valley Center (repeat), Topeka West (repeat), Truman, Washburn Rural (repeat), Lee’s Summit North, Olathe North, Olathe Northwest, Olathe South (repeat) and Shawnee Mission East.
As you can see we are going to need everyone that is able to help to sign up and volunteer. If you have questions about something on the list, or suggestions that may have been overlooked, please feel free to reach out to me. The best way to contact me would be by email ([email protected]) or by Texting me at (913) 579-0732.
I hope to see everyone at the Invitational!
This is a big week ahead of us, and we’re really looking forward to it!  Last Friday’s pep-band at SM South had a great time, thank you everyone for a wonderful evening!
Mr. Reed
Ms. Fillingham