Friday, April 14th– Jazz on The Bridge performances @ SM West.  Block 4 jazz band plays 6:00-6:20PM on the SM West “bridge”.  Call time of 5:30 for this group and should stay for block 3’s performance.  Block 3 Jazz band plays at 7:30PM in the SM West cafeteria.  Call time of 6:00PM for this group to hear block 4 play on the bridge.  Jazz students should wear jazz shirts and black pants.  Admission is free, but they have BBQ on sale.
Saturday, April 15th– Regional solo/ensemble festival.  See schedule outside of band office.
Monday, April 17th– Contest Concert for Symphonic and Concert band.  Concert begins at 7:00PM in the auditorium.  Blocks 1 and 2 should wear their concert uniforms with a call time of 6:30PM in the band room.  The concert should last about 1 hour.  Both groups will perform their state contest literature.
Wednesday, April 19th– State contest for Symphonic and Concert band.  Both bands perform at Blue Valley Southwest HS and it’s free to the public.  Concert band performs at 11:40AM and Symphonic band performs at 2:30PM.  Students should bring their uniforms to school and change into regular clothes when they arrive back at school.  Transportation to and from BVSW will be provided to students via charter bus!
Other items:
-Symphonic band, your playing test is due Monday, April 17th via Canvas.
Parents, we are looking for a fund raising chair for next year. If you’re available to help with that project or other projects, please email Ms. Keller at [email protected]
Parents, we are looking for two additional parents to help on Saturday, April 15th for a few hours at the solo/ensemble festival at Olathe South.  If you can, please use this signup and then email me that you’ve signed up.  We really need at least two more parents.  Thanks in advance.  Thank you to Ms. Gunn and Ms. Menendez who have already signed up to help!  Here’s the link:
It’s a very busy and important 7 days for the band program.  Students, please continue to be on time and ready for action for every rehearsal!
Mr. Reed
Ms. Fillingham