Upcoming events:
Monday, Feb. 5th– band booster meeting at 5:45PM in the band room.  Everyone is invited to attend!  We always keep the meetings to one hour.
The next item is a copy/paste from last week, but it’s regarding this Tuesday’s concert:
Tuesday, Feb. 6th Pancake Dinner/Concert itinerary:
5:45PM- everyone meet in the cafeteria to start eating pancakes.  The cost is $8 a person.  I know it’s a little more than in the past, but all of our costs have gone up.  Although it’s optional to eat, PLEASE make plans to eat with us…it’s a really fun night to share dinner together!
6:00- both jazz bands will play in the cafeteria as everyone is eating
6:45ish- everyone walks over to the auditorium for the concert.  All bands will play two songs, in the following order: 6th grade honor band, freshman band, concert band, symphonic band.  The concert will conclude around 7:30PM.  Students, this is a graded event.
Students, concert attire is business/Sunday best.  Slacks, button down shirt or sweater, dress, etc.  No specific color coordination.
The following copy/paste was also from last week’s email, pertaining to this Friday basketball game:
Feb. 9th– pep-band basketball game.  Report time of 6:00PM.  We’re starting a little earlier because it’s band feeder night.  This is an “all hands-on deck” game since we’ve invited all 6th-8th graders.  Please email me if you have a scheduling conflict.
New Items:
Symphonic band, we are good to go for our 3 Monday night rehearsals, Feb. 12th, 19th (Presidents Day) and 26th.  We will start at 6:30PM and go to 8:30PM.
One final note regarding the Feb. 19th rehearsal…the Jazz Ensemble will play their KMEA state concert set in the auditorium from 6:30-6:55PM.  Everyone is invited to attend, parents/students/family members, everyone!  Their KMEA state performance will be Friday, Feb. 23rd at 4:25PM at the Wichita Hyatt Regency Hotel, ballrooms D-G.
Finally, I will have more detailed information regarding symphonic band’s March 4th Kauffman center performance at a later time.  I’m waiting to get the link so you can get your free tickets.  Having said that, the concert is from 6-8PM.  Everyone is invited to attend- stay tuned regarding obtaining free tickets.
Some big events coming up, continue to get some rest!
Mr. Reed