Symphonic band/KMEA music has been out for some time.  Please pick up after school anytime you like.  The deadline to signup for KMEA honor band auditions is this Wednesday, Oct. 5th after school.  Signup by band office.  Signups for symphonic band auditions will go up in late October, with auditions held November 14th-17th.
FLORIDA ANNOUNCEMENT: roommate signups will go up tomorrow after school.  If you are attending the Florida trip, please start talking about who you want to room with.  If you don’t sign up, I would be happy to assign your roommates for you.  4 students per room. 2 chaperones per room.  Chaperones, if you want to request a roommate, please email me and I’ll make that happen.  The deadline for roommate signups is next Monday, Oct. 10th.
Oct. 3rd-8th band announcements:
Oct. 3rd– 6:45AM rehearsal for varsity band.  Also on Oct. 3rd, SMSD Marching Band Festival!  Parents, this is in the SM South stadium, and free to the public.  Varsity students, this is a graded event, and all students must ride the bus to and from SM South. The order of performance is: West/North/East/Northwest/South.  PARENTS, we will sit on the north side of the home stands (closer to 103rd ST).
2:40PM- percussion students and anyone who wants to help (lettering points awarded), begin loading truck by band room.  Once loaded, break for dinner.
4:30- parents loading props/fronts into trailer.
5:00- band room opens, get in full uniform.
5:30- load bus and leave for SM South stadium.
6:00- arrive at South, get props ready and warm up.
7:00- Festival begins.
8:30ish- festival concludes.  Load truck/trailer, back to SM North.
9:00ish- unload truck, return uniforms and dismiss.
Oct. 4th– normal day of school with one exception.  Hocker Grove bands and block IV jazz concert.  Report time for block IV is 6:15PM, concert begins at 7:00PM and should be over by 8:00PM.  Block IV students, I would really appreciate some help at 6:00PM setting up the stage for Hocker Grove.
Oct. 5th– 6:45AM rehearsal for varsity band
Oct. 6th– normal day of school
Oct. 7- 6:45AM rehearsal for varsity band.
Oct. 8th– Varsity band’s Olathe Marching Festival @ Olathe NW HS.  Parents, this is a ticketed event.  Participating varsity students get in free.  All parents need to pay a $10 fee at the gate CASH ONLY.  Senior citizens and visiting students pay $5.  Children 5 and under are free.
Oct. 8rd itinerary:
Students should wear show shirt throughout the day and underneath uniform.  Don’t forget long black socks.
7:45AM- band room opens- load truck/props trailer
8:30- change into uniform, load garment bags into uniform trailer
9:20- depart SM North in full uniform to Olathe Northwest
9:45- arrive @ Olathe NW- unload trucks/trailers
10:50- begin stretching/physical warmup
11:20- move to warmup area
11:25- musical warmup
11:55- move to stadium
12:05PM- on deck
12:30- back to busses, change out of uniforms, eat lunch in parking lot (provided by boosters) and return to stadium to watch bands.
3:45- prelim awards- everyone should be sitting together in stands, watch ReMind app
5:30-9:15PM- 2nd round of performances.  We won’t know our schedule until after prelim awards ceremony.  In that time, we will get back into uniform, warm up and perform.  Students, please bring money for a dinner via their concession stands.  Since we’re one of the smaller bands, I’m guessing we would perform between 5:30-7:00PM.
9:30- Olathe North performance in exhibition
9:45- finals awards
10:00- back to busses- load truck/trailers.  Depart for SM North.  Upon arrival home, unload truck/trailers/uniforms and depart.
Announcements beyond Oct. 8th
Oct. 13th final home game (on Thursday night)
Oct. 14th– varsity marching rehearsal 10:00AM-12:30PM on stadium field.  There is no school this day
Oct. 15th– SM North Marching Invitational!  There will be another email regarding this huge event.
Oct. 21st varsity marching rehearsal 9-11AM. There is no school this day
Oct. 22nd– UCM Warrensburg marching festival. We don’t know performance times yet, hopefully early afternoon and evening.
We’re looking forward to a wonderful 3 weeks!  Thanks again to Shaw-Mi-No parents who helped last Friday night…the kids had a great first time run of the entire show!
Mr. Reed
Ms. Fillingham