10/23 – 10/28 2017
Mon: 7p Tue:
EVEN (late start) Fri:
*After this week we are finished with
daily 7am rehearsals. We will begin Tuesday 7am pep-band rehearsals on 11-14-17.*
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:
Saturday Festival, Saturday 10/28:
Jazz Combo/Jam Session starting
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
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).
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:
— click ‘absence form’ on home page
— 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!