Weekly Announcements 5/21/2018

SME Finals Schedule: http://smeast.smsd.org/news.aspx?id=6011

  • ●  8th Graders:
    • ○  Please bring all music, folders, and school‐owned instruments to class for check‐in.
    • ○  Those students wishing to check out an instrument over the summer must fill out a rental form by Thursday, 5/24. Price is $30, checks made payable to SMSD.
  • ●  SME: Concert Wear turn‐in
    • ○  Remaining students must turn in all items, dry‐cleaned, for inventory purposes. This includes tuxedo shirts, skirts, and blouses. Students often need to exchange sizes for the next year and it’s easiest to have all items on hand pressed and wrinkle‐free. Please do not machine‐wash items.
    • ○  Deadline is Thursday, 5/24
    • ○  Keep marching shoes at home!
    • ○  We have heard mixed reports about the discount at Pride Cleaners. Please ask about a discount at the store when dropping off uniforms.
  • ●  Summer instrument rental: Students can check out school instruments Wednesday‐Friday. Price is $30, checks made payable to SMSD.
  • ●  Italy Trip participants: Please RSVP via the sign‐up genius for the June 9th fundraiser ASAP. Students must be 15 (or turning 15 soon) to work. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B084CADAA2FA4FE3‐carnival
  • ●  Band Calendar 2018‐2019 Please note our band camp dates in July/August, and our two marching festival dates in October (6th/20th)
    • ○  View the calendar online: https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=c21zZC5vcmdfY2xhc3Nyb29tODhkYTdiMTFAZ3JvdXAu Y2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
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Weekly Announcements 5/14/2018

  • Thanks to the parents & students who made the kickball tournament a success!

○ Congratulations to “Team ‘merica”, who won a Waldo Pizza party.

  • Graduation Band, SM North Stadium, Tuesday 5/15

    ○  Call time: 5:30pm @ SM North. Please secure own rides; there is no district transportation for this event. Parking is available in the North lot. Please meet by the south scoreboard (just like pregame for football)

    ○  Large instruments (tubas) and percussion will have help with transportation

    ○  Attire: Dress‐up. Please wear slacks/button down/nice dresses/skirts/etc. NO jeans or tennis shoes.

    ○  We will be Live‐Streamed via SMSD website, as well as appearing on local news stations.

    Appropriate attire is a must!

  • Concert Wear turn‐in

    ○  Remaining students must turn in all items, dry‐cleaned, for inventory purposes. This includes tuxedo shirts, skirts, and blouses. Students often need to exchange sizes for the next year and it’s easiest to have all items on hand pressed and wrinkle‐free. Please do not machine‐wash items.

    ○  Deadline is Thursday, 5/24

    ○  Keep marching shoes at home!

    ○  Pride Cleaners in Prairie Village offers a discount for SME band students/parents. Fairway and Nall are supposed to have a discount as well, but please check with them before turning anything in. we’ve heard mixed reports from them.

  • Band Calendar 2018‐2019 Please note our band camp dates in July/August, and our two marching festival dates in October (6th/20th)

    ○  View the calendar online: https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=c21zZC5vcmdfY2xhc3Nyb29tODhkYTdiMTFAZ3JvdXAu Y2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

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Weekly Announcements 5/7/2018

  • Concert Wear turn‐in
    • Seniors must turn in all items dry‐cleaned, aside from shirts (which they own) by MAY 11th. No senior check‐out sheets will be signed without a uniform in‐hand. All other students are due by May 21st.
    • Remaining students must turn in all items dry‐cleaned for inventory purposes. If they wish to then keep their shirts over the summer, that is their option, but we have found it easier to keep it all together over the summer : ) Please be sure student (not parent) name on receipt. Donated shirts are appreciated.
    • Keep marching shoes at home!
    • Feel free to use discount at Pride Cleaners
  • Band Banquet Tuesday, 5/8, 6pm, SME Cafeteria

○ If you have not RSVP’d for a meal, there are a few spots left. Arrive early to pay at check‐in.

  • Symphonic Band: Perform for Corinth Elementary Walk/Bike to school day Wednesday, 5/9

○ We will need to be set up and in place BY 7:40am. Please arrive at SME by 7:15am to get pep band instruments, OR take them home with you Tuesday night. Please carpool or arrange own rides.

  • Italy Trip Fundraisers

1st Annual SME Kickball Fundraiser, May 12, 2:30‐8pm, SME Athletic Fields

Each team must consist of 10 people, 5 guys and 5 girls. For a $50 registration fee Prizes: 1st prize, Pizza party from Waldo Pizza and 2nd place wins a small concrete for each team member from Foo’s Fabulous Café. The team in the best costumes wins 2 pizzas from Pizza 51 West.
Pick up the team registration forms and waivers that must be signed to participate in the tournament outside the office. All team captains must email smebandtrip@yahoo.com by May 8th to get their team on the bracket.

“Kiss” a Senior Goodbye, May 7‐10

SME Band will be selling Kiss a Senior Goodbye/Kiss the School Year Goodbye slips for $1 during lunch and after school May 7‐9. Send some Hershey’s Kisses to your favorite Seniors or your friends as we wrap up another year of school and are looking forward to the summer! The Kisses will be delivered on Thursday May 10.

Red Robin SME Band Night

Do you like to eat? Do you want a night off from cooking? Like a clean kitchen? Then come out and join us for a Bounce Back Night on Thursday May 10th at Red Robin 7111 W. 95th St (95th and Metcalf) for good food and good times. Just show the attached flyer to your server and they will donate a portion to the SME Lancer Band Trip to Rome. So pass the flyer on to your friends. Red Robin….yummmmmmmmm

  • Band Calendar 2018‐2019 Please note our band camp dates in July/August, and our two marching festival dates in October (6th/20th)○  View the calendar online: https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=c21zZC5vcmdfY2xhc3Nyb29tODhkYTdiMTFAZ3JvdXAu Y2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

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Weekly Announcements 4/23/2018

Mon: 7p Tues: 7p Wed: ODD Thurs: EVEN (Late Start) Fri: 7p

● Band Banquet RSVPs are due 4/24 ‐‐ Event is Tuesday, May 8 from 6‐8 p.m. in the school cafeteria $15 per person.

10 years of age & under $7 per person
Please RSVP so we can get an accurate headcount for food. Very important!
Reservations are required. Banquet Flyer attached. Band Banquet

●  Percussion Ensembles: Missouri Western University Percussion Festival Tuesday, 3/24 Bus leaves at 12pm, returns at 8:30pm

Permission slips sent home last week. Please return by Tuesday

●  Pep Assembly: Thursday, 4/26, Seminar. This was rescheduled from last week. Go directly to the band room after 2nd hour. Most of our marching brass instruments are at the shop for summer repair. No mellophones or baritones. Students can use concert instruments or sit out.

●  Jazz Night 2018: Friday, 4/27, SM East Auditorium, 7pm

Annual jazz fundraiser and showcase of our talented musicians

Reserve your jazz night t‐shirts here: https://goo.gl/forms/tB0DTvyb49NbKTkh1

We need a few parent and student volunteers to help sell tickets or provide baked goods for the post‐concert reception. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f48a8ad2ba31‐jazz

●  Italy Trip 2018‐2019: Payment due

Payment #3 due Friday, 4/27, $1000. Please see the Italy trip section of the website for details. http://smelancerbands.com/?page_id=363

●  State Solo & Ensemble Festival: Saturday, April 28th

○ 5900 SW. 61st St, Topeka, KS, 66619

We are sending 10 solos and 4 Ensembles. Very good year!
Performance times will be released tomorrow
Students/parents will need to provide their own transportation or carpool.

●  2018‐2019 Symphonic, Concert and Jazz Band Auditions

Audition materials posted in google classroom. Please submit videos no later than Sunday, April 29, 11:59pm

●  Senior slideshow

We are beginning construction of the 2018 slideshow for viewing at the band banquet and we need your pictures!

Please also ask your student if they have any pictures that could be used. We’re looking for all kinds of pictures ranging from serious to silly. Anything band‐related or with band kids in it is great.

You can either email your pics to blackwaltzingbear@gmail.com or place them in the Google Drive below: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1opP3pq6WiL045KcEjhK6dfzQ2XAav1A2 Please send your photos before May 1st if you would like them included in the slide show. We will make every effort to include as many pictures as possible!

●  Band Varsity Letter Applications

Now being accepted. Pick one up in the band office. Applications are due 4/27

●  Italy Trip Fundraiser: 1st Annual SME Kickball Fundraiser, May 12, 2‐8pm, SME Athletic Fields Could the Freshmen soccer players be victorious over the Seniors? What about the Harbinger Staff beating the Basketball teams? How bad could the Debate team beat the faculty? Throw it down on the kickball field and find out in the 1ST Annual Band Kickball Tournament Saturday May 12th starting at 2:30. Each team must consist of 10 people, 5 guys and 5 gals. For a $50 registration fee compete for the top prize of a pizza party from Waldo Pizza and 2nd place wins a small concrete for each team member from Foo’s Fabulous Café. The team in the best costumes wins 2 pizza’s from Pizza 51 West. Pick up the team registration forms and waivers that must be signed to participate in the tournament outside the office. All team captains must email smebandtrip@yahoo.com to get their team on the bracket. Registration fees go toward sending our very own Marching Lancers to Rome, Italy for the New Years Day Parade. Who will win bragging rights?

●  Band Calendar 2018‐2019 Please note our band camp dates in July/August, and our two marching festival dates in October (6th/20th)

View the calendar online:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=c21zZC5vcmdfY2xhc3Nyb29tODhkYTdiMTFAZ3JvdXAu Y2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

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