Monday, Oct. 2nd– 6:45AM early rehearsal for varsity students.
ALSO on this day is the SM Marching Festival:
This will be held at SM South stadium.  Parents, performance times begin at 7:00PM and the order of bands is West, North, East, Northwest, South.  This is a free event to the public.  All seating is on the west side of the stadium (closest to Lamar, further away from the school).  SM North fans should sit just south of the 50 yard line.  It will look like it does when you’re sitting in our North stadium.  Students, this is a graded event and you need to stay for all 5 bands, and travel back on the bus to North.
Here’s the itinerary:
3:00PM- load percussion/equipment trucks after school.  All percussion and anyone else that wants to earn lettering points, please help after school.  Once loaded, everyone breaks for dinner.
4:45- band room opens, begin uniform checkout
5:30- busses depart for SM South
6:00- unload truck, begin warmup process
7:00- performances begin.
8:15ish- performances conclude.  Load trucks and busses and depart for SM North
9:15ish- arrive at North, unload trucks, turn in uniforms
Wed- 6:45AM early rehearsal for varsity students
6:30PM- also on Wednesday, there is a “block party” organized by pep-club.  Drumline has been asked to play.  Probably a call time of around 6:00PM, we will discuss this in class.
Fri- 6:45AM early rehearsal for varsity students
12:30PM- band dismiss from class to prepare for Homecoming parade.  Wear your show shirt and black or brown shorts.
1:30- PARADE begins.  Band dismiss after parade.
5:00- band room opens, distribute uniforms
6:00- varsity/JV attendance on upper football field, in full uniform, ready to play.
6:35- FULL “HALFTIME” SHOW PERFORMANCE BEFORE GAME.  Parents, please be in your seats by 6:30PM so you don’t miss the marching band show.
7:00- game begins
7:45ish- we may or may NOT play our first song for halftime, still no final word.  Regardless, Homecoming crowning occurs at halftime.
9:30ish- game concludes, turn in uniforms
8:00AM- band room opens to load trucks and uniform trailers with garment bags, as we will wear our uniforms on bus.  All percussion and those wanting to earn lettering points should arrive at 8AM.
9:15- all varsity members at North, change into uniform
9:50- depart SM North
10:15- arrive at Olathe NW, unload trucks
12:00PM- begin warmup.
12:50- on deck
1:15- change out of uniform, eat lunch and load trucks/uniform trailer.
2:15ish- busses depart back to North
2:45ish- busses arrive, unload equipment, return uniform bags
Happy Homecoming night!
Parents, there is a $10 admission ticket to enter the stadium.  Although we get 10 free parent helper admission tickets, there’s WAY more than 10 of you helping…so please just plan on purchasing a $10 admission ticket, even if you’re helping.  There’s a $5 student/child admission ticket charge as well.
PARENTS, the following sign-up genius links have gone out, but here they are in one place.  There might be one for the Homecoming game out later this week.
Oct. 14th SMN Marching Invitational volunteer link:
The next four weeks will test out ability to get rest when we can, and to understand how much EVERYONE is depending on EVERYONE to do their best and be on time, ready to work.  Kids, you’ve all worked really hard, I can’t wait to see your efforts in a performance.  😊
Mr. Reed