Welcome to Nieman Elementary Bands
Monday, Sept. 12th–
6:45AM rehearsal for all varsity members.
6:30-8:30PM rehearsal for all varsity members
Tuesday- regular day.
Trash bag pick up 4-6PM. See note below.
6:45AM rehearsal for all varsity members
Thursday- Home Game Day!
5:00PM- band room will open for uniform distribution. Attendance taken on upper field at 6:15PM, in full uniform in attendance block. JV students, this performance can count as one of your two required football game performances. We will stage to the stadium at 6:30PM for a 6:45PM pregame performance. Game begins at 7:00PM and varsity will perform at halftime. Return uniforms at the end of the game.
Friday- NO early rehearsal due to the football game on Thursday.
Here’s a note from our fundraising chairperson, Ms. Kronawitter:
Hello North Band Families,
For those of you that participated in the recent trash bag fundraiser, ORDERS ARE IN AND CAN BE PICKED UP AT MY HOUSE ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, FROM 4PM-6PM. OUR ADDRESS IS 9617 HOCKER DRIVE, MERRIAM, KS (Please note that our driveway is accessed off of Knox). If you have any questions, or need to make different arrangements, you can e-mail me at [email protected].
Congrats on a busy Homecoming week, you were all great! Looking forward to learning the next part of our show, leading up to the drum break!
Interesting schedule for band students this week, please see below:
Monday, Aug. 22- 6:45am rehearsal for varsity band. I will also try to wrap up giving out show shirts after school on Monday. Evening rehearsal for varsity band students from 6:30-8:00PM.
Also, if there are any block 7 JV band students that can show up between 6:30-8:30PM in the band room, we would like to get many of you fitted for your band uniform. These uniforms will be worn at home football games, as well as in Florida.
Tuesday- KMBC “Banding Together” performance. Report time of 6:30am on stadium field. See below for more details.
Wednesday- NO early rehearsal due to early call times on Monday AND Tuesday. Varsity winds will start on the field at 7:40am.
Thursday- two thing:
-Fall Sports Kickoff performance. Report time of 7:00 in stadium, performance at 7:10. Should last 10 minutes playing pep-band tunes, and we’re done! This is an optional performance, but you will receive lettering points.
Instrument petting zoo for incoming 5th graders. 5:30PM-7:30PM in cafeteria. This is an optional event for upperclassmen, to help Ms. Fillingham recruit 5th graders and trying new instruments. Lettering points given to those who help. Yes, students can do both events on Thursday night…we’ll make it work!
Friday- 6:45am rehearsal for varsity band.
Tuesdays KMBC “Banding Together” event! Report time of varsity band is 6:30 AM, feel free to wear your show shirt, but you don’t have to. At 6:45AM, were being recorded by KMBC TV station, playing pep-band tunes. At 6:52, Johnny Rowlands flys over the stadium in the helicopter, showing video of the band in a “9” formation! 7:15 AM Johnny gives a live feed presentation on air, saluting the teachers and band students getting back into the school year. So parents, spread the word the varsity band students will be on TV this Tuesday at 7:15AM!
Friday, Aug. 26th– This is the deadline for any new band students who have NOT signed up for the trip. After this date, we cannot add additional band students or chaperones. ALSO, we will need to remove students who do not have any funds in their account. We have 15-20 students who turned in a letter of intent but have not made any payments. You can view your Florida account as follows:
Go to www.charmsoffice.com
Our school code is smnbands
Enter your password, and then click the finances button. If this is your first-time logging in, you will be asked to reset your password. If you have any technical difficulties, please call CharmsOffice at 972-485-1912.
That’s it for now. The band students are off to a great start!
Beginning tomorrow (July 26th), all rehearsals (except the two evening varsity drumline rehearsals) will begin in the stadium. In case of inclement weather, we will use the ReMind app to notify everyone we’re moving into the band room. If you don’t get a text, we will always plan to meet in the stadium.
Things to do/bring/wear for outdoor rehearsals:
-A one gallon (hopefully somewhat insulated) water container, filled with ice and water.
-shorts and T-shirt
– tennis shoes with socks(NO flip flops or sandals, you can’t really march in those)
– sunscreen, to be applied before rehearsal begins
-Also, PLEASE eat some sort of breakfast before arriving. Protein is best, as little sugar as possible. If necessary, I would suggest no more than one cup of coffee. Also, I would suggest little to no soda drinks.
– get a full night of sleep before rehearsals, and hydrate when you get home.
-Beginning this Thursday (July 28th), varsity marchers should bring a lunch, or money to eat at local fast food near North. Students can either ride with other students, or walk. Students will have 90 minutes for lunch each day.
-Please bring your instrument every day. If you don’t have your marching instrument yet, we will get that to you upon arrival. You will also receive new music upon arrival.
-JV/new marchers students, we plan on splitting time outside with playing in the shade or even indoors, depending on temperature.
– varsity students, we plan to be outside in the morning, and inside in the afternoon. If it gets too hot in the morning, we’ll move to shaded areas.
Please feel free to email or text me with any questions or updates (car trouble, feeling sick, etc). Please do NOT respond to a ReMind text.
-Another reminder to give us your T-shirt size with this G form. Parents, you can order additional shirts with the same link:
– Please take care of your band expense ASAP if you haven’t done so already. (VARSITY $125, JV $75, dance team $50). The easiest way is to play online at www.smnorthbands.org and click “group member payments”.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in the coming days…we’re so excited to see everyone and make some music.
Hello students, happy summer to you all!
Everyone is invited to the FREE Ice cream social on July 23rd. Your child will receive their 2022 band shirt (different designs every year) if they have a fully paid band account.
Although the July 26th/27th new marchers camp is optional for JV band members, please consider going to these fun two mornings! It’s always great to reconnect with everyone. New varsity marchers and section leaders are expected to participate these two mornings.
All varsity drumline members are expected to participate during drumline camp, and ALL varsity marchers are expected to participate during the July 28-Aug. 4th camp (no weekends). I cannot stress how important these rehearsals are, as we learn a significant portion of our competitive show during summer camp. Communication is the key- if there is a scheduling conflict with any of those dates, please let me know ASAP. We can have students share a spot if we know they’re going to be gone for a portion of camp. We can make other arrangements as well, but communication is the key.
We frequently use ReMind texts for last minute changes or reminders. If you have not done so already, please sign up for the appropriate ReMind class, so you will be in the loop! Students AND parents can sign up. Make sure to use the “@” sign.
Also, this is a one way communication device. If you need to contact me regarding a ReMind text, please email me at [email protected] or text me on my phone if I’ve given you that number. To attain the Remind codes, please reference an email I sent on June 2nd. If you didn’t receive an email, then email me at [email protected]
Hoping you’re all having a great start to your summer!