This week:
Monday, Aug. 7- varsity band camp 7AM-3PM
Tuesday, August 8- varsity camp 7AM-1PM (we will release two hours earlier since they’re coming back the same night).
Also on this night, we will host our “Pop into our Preview Performance!”
6:00PM- we will serve free popcorn for everyone in the cafeteria.  Just to hang out and everyone can visit.
6:30- varsity students report to the stadium to warm up.
6:45- everyone reports to the stadium to watch what we’ve been doing at band camp for the past several days.
7:30- preview performance ends
7:45- ALL band parents, please report to the choir room for our first band booster meeting.  We would be thrilled to have ALL band parents attend so we can talk about various needs the band program has throughout the year.  Parents, this is a GREAT way to get plugged into the band program!
Upcoming expenses:
$125- varsity band members (blocks 1@2)
$75- JV band (block 7)
$50- dance team
You can pay online at and click “group member payments” or submit a check made out to “Shaw-Mi-No” and mail to:
Wenonah Carmody- booster treasurer
11403 W 67th ST
Shawnee, KS 66203
Seniors- we are so excited that all of you will have individual banners with your picture on it for home football games.  Furthermore, it’s yours to keep after the season ends.  The cost is only $25!  You can submit a check to the address listed above or pay online using group member payments.  You can use the misc. payment option at the bottom.
Band shirts:
If you haven’t done do already, please use the link below to order your band shirt by Tuesday, Aug. 8th so we can begin production.  Students, this cost is already included in your band fee.  Parents, if you are ordering additional shirts, they are $18 each. Payment can be made as explained above.  We’ve already received orders from over 120 people, so we’re almost there!  Here’s the link:
Varsity early morning rehearsal/Monday night schedule:
First early morning rehearsal will be Friday, Aug. 18th at 6:45AM in the stadium.  Moving forward, we will have early morning rehearsals every Monday/Wednesday/Friday beginning at 6:45AM in the stadium.  The first Monday night rehearsal will be Aug. 21st from 6:30-8:30PM.  We basically have Monday night rehearsals through Oct. 23rd, as seen on the band summer/fall calendar (see attached).
First day of school:
We will NOT play during class the first day of school for blocks 1,2 and 7, but both jazz bands (blocks 3 and 4) will play the first day of school.
Students: Please double check your schedule to make sure you are in the correct band class.  We have leeway to fix this over the course of this week, but once school begins, my hands are tied!
New staff: I’m looking forward for everyone to meet the new associate band director, Ms. Maddy Beasley!  Please introduce yourself soon, she’s looking forward to meeting all of you.
ReMind codes:
Varsity band students, last name A-L: @ bison231
Varsity band students, last name M-Z: @bison232
JV band students: @bisonjv23
Drumline: @bdrum23
Student staff (section and seniors): @bstaff23
Parents and students, please text one or more of the following codes to the phone number 81010 (be sure to include the “@” character.  We use this for last minute announcements, such as changes due to weather, etc.  PLEASE NOTE: this is a one-way communication system.  Please do not reply to ReMind texts as I don’t check them.  Please email, text or call me if you need to get in touch with me.
This is already shaping up to be a fantastic year!  The kids are working hard, having fun and making tremendous progress.  As always, if you have any question, please contact Mr. Reed at [email protected]
Thanks everyone-
Mr. Reed
Ms. Beasley