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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Weekly Announcements 4/16/2018

  • Regional Solo & Ensemble festival: April 14th, Olathe South HS
    • ○  Congratulations to all who participated: 27 entries, 45 students, all receiving “1” (Superior) or “2” (Excellent) ratings!
    • ○  Those receiving “1” ratings will perform Saturday 4/28 in Topeka at Washburn Rural HS. Please let Mr. Toepfer know ASAP, via e-mail, any conflicts or scheduling accommodations needed.
  • ●  Band Leadership 2018-2019 Interviews begin Monday 4/16

○ Please arrive early/on-time for your slot. Review or sign-up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4aadaf23a5fb6-leadership

  • ●  KSHSAA
    • ○  Symphonic Band: Leave SME a t 7:40, return from Blue Valley HS by 9:30 (Performance time is 8:50am)
    • ○  Concert Band: Leave SME at 9:45am, return from Blue Valley Southwest HS by 11:30am (Performance time is 10:55am)
    • ○  Symphony Orchestra (Romeo & Juliet people): Leave SME at 2:15pm, Return from Blue Valley Northwest by 5:30pm — arrange rides home from Blue Valley NW if you need to leave earlier. Performance time is 3:40pm.
    • ○  All students must wear full concert-wear. Symphonic Band, please arrive at SME by 7:20am in concert wear. Bring a change of clothes for the rest of the day. Concert Band, you will have time to change clothes before you leave.
    • ○  Parents are welcome to attend the concerts (Free and open to the public)
  • ●  Pep Assembly Thursday, 4/19, Seminar.

○ 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 on the Bridge Friday, 4/20, SM West High School
    • ○  Fun night featuring all SMSD jazz bands. BBQ dinner & live jazz music in 2 locations
    • ○  Please bring $5-10 per person for dinner if you plan on eating
    • ○  Knights performance: 6:30pm (Bridge)
    • ○  Notes performance: 7:15pm (Cafeteria)
  • ●  Middle School Solo & Ensemble Festival Saturday, 4/21, Indian Woods MS. 8am-noon

○ Students in need of NHS volunteer hours or band letter points, please see Mr. Toepfer to sign up

● 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 ● Italy Trip 2018-2019

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

● 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 starting Monday. Applications are due 4/27

  • ●  Jazz Night 2018: Friday, 4/27, SM East Auditorium
    • ○  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
  • ●  Reserve your seat now for the Shawnee Mission East Lancer Band Banquet Tuesday, May 8 from 6-8 p.m. in the school cafeteria! Link here Band Banquet
    • ○  $15 per person.
    • ○  10 years of age & under $7 per person
    • ○  Reservations are required. Banquet flyer is attached.
  • ●  Italy Trip Fundraiser: 1st Annual SME Kickball Fundraiser, May 12, 2-8pm, SME Athletic Fields
    • ○  Start getting your teams together now. Invite your band friends, non-band friends, even teachers

      (who thinks they can beat a SME Faculty team??)

    • ○  $50 entry per team (teams of 10)
    • ○  Details coming soon
  • ●  Band Calendar 2018-2019 is being finalized! 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=c21zZC5vcmdfY2xhc3Nyb29tODhkYTdiMTFAZ3JvdXA uY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
    • ○  Add the calendar to your device in iCal format: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/smsd.org_classroom88da7b11%40group.calendar.go ogle.com/public/basic.ics

Weekly Announcements 4/9/2018

  • ●  Solo & Ensemble Practice/Run‐thrus Monday 4/9, after school, band room
    Mr. Toepfer, Ms. Babcock & Ms. Brabant available for coaching help
    Play your solos/ensembles for an audience before Saturday. It will help tremendously!
  • ●  Regional Solo & Ensemble festival: April 14th, Olathe South HS
    Thank you to the parents who have signed up to help! The band has met their volunteer requirements. If you’d still like to help (Orchestra and Choir still need more volunteers), please sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4ba4a62ea64‐regional1
    Those who earn “1” ratings will move on to the State Festival on 4/28 in Topeka
  • ●  Jazz on the Bridge, 4/20, SM West High School
    Fun night featuring all SMSD jazz bands. BBQ dinner & live jazz music in 2 locations Please bring $5‐10 per person for dinner if you plan on eating
    Knights performance: 6:30pm (Bridge)
    Notes performance: 7:15pm (Cafeteria)
  • ●  Jazz Night 2018: Friday, 4/27, SM East Auditorium
    • ○  Annual jazz fundraiser and showcase of our talented musicians
    • ○  Reserve your jazz night t‐shirts here: https://goo.gl/forms/tB0DTvyb49NbKTkh1We 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
  • ●  Reserve your seat now for the Shawnee Mission East Lancer Band Banquet Tuesday, May 8 from 6‐8 p.m. in the school cafeteria!
  • $15 per person.
  •  

    10 years of age & under $7 per person

  • Reservations are required. Banquet flyer is attached.
  • Band Banquet (Link for flyer)

● Band Calendar 2018‐2019 is being finalized! 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 4/3/2018

Mon: No School Tues: 7p Wed: ODD Thurs: EVEN (Late Start) Fri: 7p

●  Full Orchestra: Festival Tuesday, 4/3, 7pm, SM WEST Auditorium (85th & Antioch) Call time: 6:15 pm
Attire: Concert wear

●  Booster Meeting Wednesday, 4/4, 7pm, Band Room

This will be the last formal booster meeting of the year! We will have an abbreviated meeting during the band banquet in May.

●  Leadership applications posted in Google Classroom

Students interested in Drum Major, section leader, equipment & librarian duties please apply by Friday, 4/6. Link: https://goo.gl/forms/gf37LaYq0UWDjDiy2

●  Regional Solo & Ensemble festival: April 14th, Olathe South HS

Parents, please sign up for volunteer shifts. Each school is required to have at least 3 parent volunteers. We need at least one more. Please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4ba4a62ea64‐regional1

Staff accompanist Susan Parsons is available (very reasonable fee): 913‐522‐2342

Students: Solo/ensemble coaching/performance after school Monday, 4/9. Those who earn “1” ratings will move on to the State Festival on 4/28 in Topeka

●  Jazz Bands

Jazz on the Bridge, SM West, 4/20/18.
SME Jazz Night, 4/27/18

●  Reserve your seat now for the Shawnee Mission East Lancer Band Banquet Tuesday, May 8 from 6‐8 p.m. in the school cafeteria!

$15 per person.
10 years of age & under $7 per person
Reservations are required. Banquet flyer is attached.

Band Banquet

●  Band Calendar 2018‐2019 is being finalized! 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 3/26/2018

Mon: 7p Tues: 7p Wed: ODD Thurs: EVEN (Late Start) Fri: NO SCHOOL

● SMSD Symphonic Band Festival Tuesday, 3/27, 7pm, SME Auditorium
Featuring all 5 SMSD Symphonic Bands playing their contest pieces. Concert band please come watch
Attire: Formal Concert Wear
Call time: 6:30pm

○ Dr. Joe Parisi (UMKC) will be in attendance. Symphonic band will be rehearsing with Dr. Parisi 7th hour Wednesday (3‐28). You will be excused from your 7th hour class. Please get any makeup work done ahead of time. Tests or quizzes can be made up 1st hour with approval.

●  Drumline Performing for Royals Opening Day Tailgate Party, Thursday 3/29, Kauffman Stadium Permission slips will be sent home Monday. Students will miss 4th & 6th hour Thursday. Bus will leave at 11:45am and return by 3:00.

●  Italy Trip

Hen House Grocery Fundraiser Friday 3/30 & Saturday 3/31. Students sign up to sack/deliver groceries. Sign up for as many shifts as you want. Students need to bring a tip jar, write a little blurb about who they are and how the money will be used.. Tips go directly towards your Italy trip! Parents: help students manage money: can be turned in with next payment or kept as spending money for the trip. Sign up in Google Classroom, or click here: https://goo.gl/forms/6vhRZowlSFPglvaB3

Get those passports going! It is recommended that you let the post office take your passport photo in case it is not up to “spec”. The passport fee is increasing by $10 effective April 1st.

●  Regional Solo & Ensemble festival: April 14th, Olathe South HS

Parents, please sign up for volunteer shifts. Each school is required to have at least 3 parent volunteers. We need at least one more. Please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4ba4a62ea64‐regional1

Staff accompanist Susan Parsons is available (very reasonable fee): 913‐522‐2342

●  Concert Wear:

With the Concert Wear‐ing season now officially upon us, we wanted to let you know about special prices we have arranged with Pride Cleaners:

Formal wear = $4.49 per item (jacket; pants; skirt; top)
Men’s tuxedo shirt = $2.49
Cummerbund = $2.00
Tie = $2.00

These discounted prices will be in effect not only for required dry‐cleaning at the end of Concert season, but also if you are in need of getting items cleaned between now and then.

***Please mention SM‐East Band discount when you drop items off***

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●  Band Boosters

Become more involved with Band! Parent Booster positions are available for the 2018‐2019 school year. Please email Jake Hood at jakehood01@kc.rr.com if interested.

●  Communication & Social Media Resources ‐‐

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/smeband/ ‐‐ private Facebook group for group communication

https://www.facebook.com/smelancerband/ ‐‐ public Facebook group for SME Band Fans and PR

http://www.twitter.com/smelancerbands

Instagram: @smeband