Weekly Announcements 10/23/2017

SME Bands
Weekly Announcements
10/23 – 10/28 2017
Bell Schedule:
Mon: 7p Tue:
7p Wed:
ODD Thurs:
EVEN (late start) Fri:
7p

*After this week we are finished with
daily 7am rehearsals. We will begin Tuesday 7am pep-band rehearsals on 11-14-17.*

Band room:
For security reasons (and for the sanity of the band directors), students please vacate the band room by 3:00pm unless participating in a prior-scheduled ensemble, or obtain permission ahead of time. The band room will be locked at 3:20pm; students in after-school
activities need to make arrangements to access lockers ahead of time, or check out a hallway locker. The room will generally be unlocked 30 minutes before each call time.

Mole Day Monday 10-23: Good News!
Mr. Bardwell & Mr. Appier have informed us that the 6:02am activities will be finished
prior to the 7am rehearsal Monday, so all students will be able to participate in the Mole Day activities AND marching band rehearsal.

Full Band Rehearsal Tuesday, 10/24, 6pm @ SME.
This is our last Tuesday night commitment of the marching season

District Audition clinic with Mr. Toepfer & Ms. Babcock
Wednesday 10/25, 2:50-4:20
for students auditioning for district honor band. We will go over audition music, help prepare for day-of procedures, provide audition tips.

This week’s football game has been moved to THURSDAY,
10/26. We have repeatedly pleaded for Friday games but it’s beyond the control of the band/cheer/dance staff. All remaining football playoff games will be on Thursdays
as well. We thank you so much for your flexibility this year. Call time: 5pm. Full halftime show
Drumline show & glow show: Thursday, November 2nd
After this week, we will follow a “pep band only” format for football games. No field show or 7am rehearsals.

Kansas Bandmasters’ State Marching Championships Saturday, 10/28, Washburn
University (Topeka, KS). Detail itinerary coming soon.
Call time: 7:30am, SME
Preliminary performance: 11am
If we make the top 12, we will perform again in finals

Parent Volunteer Sign-Up:
Playoff Game #1, Thursday 10/26:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080C4CAFAD23A64-smevstbd
Saturday Festival, Saturday 10/28:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080C4CAFAD23A64-topeka

Jazz Combo/Jam Session starting
NEXT
Thursday 11/3, 2:50-4:20.
Open call for any student wanting to learn jazz improvisation, small group playing in an instructional jam-session setting. Combos will be split on experience and ability
level. No jazz experience necessary

Italy Trip Committee Volunteers needed.
Thanks to those who have already signed up, it’s looking like a great crew. Contact Chris Clevenger at
ccjayhawk@yahoo.com
if you are interested

Harry Potter Show Shirts still available.
If you have not paid, please bring $15 (check made out to SME Band Boosters, or cash).

Absence form:
Any student that misses a band activity outside of school must fill out the following absence request form (parent can fill out as well). Absences during the school day are
still entered through the office like normal — this just helps us keep track of excused/unexcused absences from activities. 2 ways to access form:
http://www.smelancerbands.com
— click ‘absence form’ on home page
https://goo.gl/forms/GeydkOEVTsZonzzM2
— direct link

Water bottles for festivals & travel.
Each family is requested to donate 1 case (24-36 pack) of water bottles for festivals, travel, etc. Please bring to the band room ASAP. Thank you!

Weekly Announcements 10/16/2017

SME Bands
Weekly Announcements
10/16 – 10/20 2017
Bell Schedule:
Mon:7p Tues:7p Wed:ODD
Thurs: EVEN (late start)
Fri: 7p

Congratulations & THANK YOU for your hard work this weekend.
Congrats to the band & parent volunteers for their work in making the SMN festival a success, despite the rain. We received so many good comments from the
attending band directors, judges, & spectators. I’m very proud of the progress the group has made!

Italy Trip Committee Volunteers needed.
We are looking for a few great band parents to help with getting the kids on a trip of a lifetime! If you are looking forward to sharing this incredible adventure with the band and want to help them get there please e-mail Chris Clevenger at ccjayhawk@yahoo.com to sign up for the committee.

Indian Hills MS band concert Monday: 7pm,
IHMS gym. Come watch and support your future lancer band members!

Harry Potter Show Shirts:
Have arrived. If you have not paid, please bring $15 (check made out to SME Band Boosters, or cash). They look great!

Home Football Game Thursday, 10/19, SM NORTH stadium:
Call time @ SME: 5:15pm. Full uniform
Volunteer sign-up:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4cafad23a64-band

District Honor Band Audition Masterclass: 10/22/17
For all students auditioning for district honor bands, this is a fantastic opportunity to receive expert instruction on your auditions. Registration is due by tomorrow, www.mnu.edu/masterclass Some of the best private teachers in the metro area are participating: Gina Hart-Kemper, Kim Krutz, Dieter
Koch, Tim Timmons, & more. Only $6 to enter.

Absence form:
Any student that misses a band activity outside of school must fill out the following absence request form (parent can fill out as well). Absences during the school day are still entered through the office like normal — this just helps us keep track of excused/unexcused absences from activities. 2 ways to access form: http://www.smelancerbands.com
— click ‘absence form’ on home page
https://goo.gl/forms/GeydkOEVTsZonzzM2
— direct link

Water bottles for festivals & travel.
Each family is requested to donate 1 case (24-36 pack) of water bottles for festivals, travel, etc. Please bring to the band room ASAP. Thank you!

Weekly Announcements 10/9/2017

SME Bands

Weekly Announcements
10/9 ‐ 10/14 2017
Bell Schedule: Mon:7p Tues: ODD Wed: Testing/Lip Dub Thurs: EVEN (late start) Fri: NO SCHOOL (2pm Rehearsal)

  1. Drumline rehearsal for SM Education Foundation Breakfast Monday, 3‐5pm. Bus will pick up students at SME & transport to Overland Park Convention Center. Bus will leave at 3pm. Students will return by 5:30pm. Drumline needs to be at SME by 5:50am Tuesday morning. Perform in full uniform Tuesday.
  2. Jazz Concert Tuesday, 7pm, SME Auditorium: Blue Notes dress: slacks/button down, dress/blouse/etc, no tennis shoes or jeans. Blue Knights dress: Suit Coat/Blazer, slacks, button‐down, tie optional. Dresses/dress pants/skirts/etc.

a. Call time: 6:30pm. Blue Notes on stage, Knights in band room.

  1. Harry Potter Show Shirts: They will be in this week. If you did not order a show shirt, we are still taking orders (there was a problem with the Charms order form, so please contact us). Bring $15 check (SME Band Boosters) or cash to the band office by Friday of this week. They are not required; just for fun. Contact Susan Nitsch (snitsch@kc.rr.com) or Gwen Wurst (gewurstt@gmail.com)
  2. KMEA District Honor Band/Jazz Band Auditions ‐‐ Sign‐up deadline is this Wednesday. All sophomores through seniors are encouraged to audition! Auditions are at Olathe East on November 4th. Students earning a spot in the all‐district band will be eligible to try out for all‐state. All‐District & All‐State students are much more likely to receive college scholarships, & it is a tremendous honor to be selected! In other words, it’s a big deal.Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/i4tech1BBfozZXqb2
  3. Wednesday Schedule: NO zero hour or marching band. Testing schedule all day. Blue Knights lip dub in afternoon (wear blue band shirts or SME spirit wear). Marching band, great job in lip dub opener last week!
  4. Parent Volunteers needed for TWO events this week: Parent volunteers are crucial to our success! Please help if you can.
    1. Thursday (senior night @ SM South)www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080C4CAFAD23A64­smevlawrence
    2. Saturday (SMN Marching Festival)www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080C4CAFAD23A64­allday
  5. Home Football Game Thursday, 10/12, SM SOUTH stadium: Call time @ SME: 5pm. Full uniform
  6. Pre‐Festival Rehearsal Friday, 10/13, SME: 2:00‐3:30pm. Attendance is very important: it’s our lastrehearsal before the big festival Saturday
  7. Shawnee Mission North Invitational Marching Festival Saturday, 10/14, SM NORTH Stadium. This is an all day commitment consisting of performing, watching other bands, eating meals provided by band boosters, and hanging out with all your band friends. It will be a fun, exciting day! Detail itinerary coming soon.

a. Call time: 10am, SME

  1. Prelim Performance: 12:30pm
  2. Drawing for finals placement: 1:45 pm
  3. Watch participating bands: 2‐4pm
  4. Finals performance: between 5‐8pm
  5. Awards: 8:30‐9:00pm
  6. Back to SME: 9:30pm

10. Absenceform:Anystudentthatmissesabandactivityoutsideofschoolmustfilloutthefollowing absence request form (parent can fill out as well). Absences during the school day are still entered through the office like normal ‐‐ this just helps us keep track of excused/unexcused absences from activities. 2 ways to access form:

  1. http://www.smelancerbands.com ‐‐ click ‘absence form’ on home page
  2. https://goo.gl/forms/GeydkOEVTsZonzzM2 ‐‐ direct link

11. Waterbottlesforfestivals&travel.Eachfamilyisrequestedtodonate1case(24‐36pack)ofwater bottles for festivals, travel, etc. Please bring to the band room ASAP. Thank you!

Weekly Announcements 10/2/17

SME Bands

Weekly Announcements

10/2-10/6 2017

Bell Schedule: Mon:7p  Tues: 7p Wed: ODD Thurs: EVEN (late start) Fri: 7p

 

  • Marching Band: SMSD Marching Festival Exhibition Monday, 7pm (Marching Lancers only) , SM South
    1. Full Uniform: Marching shoes, black socks (crew/long length), blue band t-shirt, pants/top, garment bag/hat box/etc. Plumes and gauntlets handed out pre-performance
    2. Call time: 5:00pm @ SME. Load equipment, change into uniforms, load buses
    3. Percussion, large instruments assist with loading truck before changing into uniforms
    4. All students assist with unloading truck
    5. Performance location: SM SOUTH district stadium: 5800 W 107th St, Overland Park, KS 66207
    6. Performance order, starting @ 7pm: East, West, North, South, Northwest
    7. Bands will sit in assigned stadium seating immediately after performance. Due to the stadium remodel and seating changes, parents will most likely not be able to sit directly behind the band.
    8. The event is FREE and open to the public. Bring your family and friends!
    9. Cadet band members are welcome to come, sit with the band, help with props,etc.
  • Full Band Sectionals/Rehearsal — Tuesday, 10/3, 6-8pm. Meet in band room
  • Band Booster Meeting Wednesday, 7pm, Band Room. Topics: Fundraising, Italy Trip & more

 

  1. Absence form: Any student that misses a band activity outside of school must fill out the following absence request form (parent can fill out as well). Absences during the school day are still entered through the office like normal — this just helps us keep track of excused/unexcused absences from activities. 2 ways to access form:
    1. http://www.smelancerbands.com — click ‘absence form’ on home page
    2. https://goo.gl/forms/GeydkOEVTsZonzzM2 — direct link

 

  • Water bottles for festivals & travel. Each family is requested to donate 1 case (24-36 pack) of water bottles for festivals, travel, etc. Please bring to the band room ASAP. Thank you!

 

Upcoming Events

  1. Jazz Band Concert Tuesday, 10/10, 7pm
  2. Home Football Game Thursday, 10/12 @ SM SOUTH Stadium
  3. Pre-Festival Rehearsal Friday, 10/13 @ SME, 2pm
  4. Shawnee Mission North Marching Festival Saturday, 10/14 @ SMN, All day (perform in prelims at 12:30pm, then between finals are between 5-9pm TBA)

Weekly Announcements 9/25/17

SME Bands

Weekly Announcements

9/25-9-29 2017

Bell Schedule: Mon:7p  Tues: 7p Wed: ODD Thurs: EVEN (late start) Fri: 7p

 

  1. Marching Band: Full Band Stadium rehearsal @ SM North, Wednesday, 9/27/17, 6-8pm (Marching Lancers only) No bus; please arrange rides/drive, arrive @ SM North Stadium by 5:45pm. Percussion & Tubas, assist with loading truck after school.

 

  1. PEP BAND  vs. SM North, @ SM North, Friday 9/29

    1. This is our final “away game” vs. an in-district opponent. If you were not in attendance for the last away game, please attend this one.

    2. ALL students are welcome! (cadet band, those who have already attended, etc…)

    3. No halftime show or uniforms — wear blue band shirt, shorts, etc.,

    4. Call time for bus riders: 5:45pm @ SME. Bus & equipment truck leave @6pm

    5. Students with driving permission: arrive @ SMN by 6:15pm.

    6. Bus will be returning to SME by approximately 9:45pm.

 

  1. Outstanding Band Fees

    1. We still have a number of families who have not paid their band fees. Please take care of that ASAP or make arrangements with the boosters — please contact Susan Nitsch with any questions. snitsch@kc.rr.com. Thank you!!

 

  1. Snap-Raise Fundraiser Ending Tuesday

    1. Parent/Guardian & Student At-Home instructions:

    2. Log-in to student Snap Raise account: https://app.snap-raise.com/fundraisers/32548

    3. Enter a minimum of 20 e-mail addresses of friends, family, etc.,

    4. Follow the steps in the pop-up share wizard to share via Facebook and Text Message

    5. E-mails should be entered through the students’ SnapRaise account in order to be properly credited to their account.

 

Upcoming important events:

  1. SMSD district marching festival, Monday, 10/2, 7pm, SM South Stadium

  2. Full band sectionals Tuesday, 10/3, 6-8pm

  3. Band Booster Meeting Wednesday, 10/4, 7pm

  4. Jazz Band Concert Tuesday, 10/10, 7pm

  5. Home Football Game Thursday, 10/12 @ SM SOUTH Stadium

  6. Pre-Festival Rehearsal Friday, 10/13 @ SME, 2pm

  7. Shawnee Mission North Marching Festival Saturday, 10/14 @ SMN, All day (perform in prelims at 12:30pm, then between finals are between 5-9pm TBA)