A big congratulations to the following students who participated in the NE KMEA mini convention this Saturday:  James Barton, Henry Duff, Jack Eaton, Sofia McGhee and Anahi Silva.  They are now slated to audition on January 7th for the state band!


A reminder that our Winter Concert will be held Tues. Dec. 13th.  Note, this concert will start at 6:30PM, NOT 7:00PM as the calendar states.  The order of performances is: percussion ensemble, orchestras, bands. ALL band students should report to the band room by 6:10PM.


FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS: At the conclusion of this concert, we will have a required meeting.  All participants and at least one parent should attend.  We are required to take attendance.  We will cover legalities, precise itineraries and we will introduce all chaperones.  The meeting will last about 45 minutes.



Lettering opportunity for any band students: Hocker Grove has their Winter concert Monday, Dec. 5th at 7PM in the field house.  If anyone can either help set up at 5:45PM or help get equipment back to the band room at 8:00AM, we would be thrilled to meet you in the field house.  Lettering points awarded for this service.  Thank you!


Both jazz classes, we have our yearbook photo at 7:45AM this Tuesday, Dec. 6th, in the field house.  Please remember to bring your jazz shirt for this photo.



Now a note from our fund raising chairperson, Ms. Kronawitter-

Hello North Band Families,

Reminder for those that participated in the Fundraiser – Pickup is Tuesday, December 6, from 3:30pm-6:00pm, in the North Auditorium lobby. Please make arrangements to pick up your orders during this time. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected], or 913-522-6163.

Also, please be advised that online sales are still open through the end of the year (Ship to Home option only), so if you missed the deadline, or want to raise some more funds, you can visit the website, www.clubschoicefundraising.com; School code – SHAW35. Please be advised that any funds raised at this point CAN NOT be used for the upcoming Florida trip, but can be used for future band fees and/or trips.

Maureen Kronawitter


That’s it for now.  I hope everyone is enjoying December!

Mr. Reed

Ms. Fillingham