Important Band Information

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SME All Sports Booster Club

SME Band Fans — Want an opportunity to save money on entrances to games, support the band and all SME athletic team? Become an SME All-Sports Booster Club Fan!

You’ll get entrances to all football, basketball, and more to see the Marching/Pep bands, as well as support several more sports. Great for multi-sport families, there are options for upgrades and fan banners/yard signs as well. The sports boosters make a generous yearly donation to the band program for halftime shows and pep band music. Please consider signing up!

https://www.smesports.org


Logan Lowrey Care Fund

Logan Lowrey, a sophomore saxophone in Band and member of the Blue Notes Jazz Ensemble, was diagnosed last year with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Logan has been courageously fighting the cancer for a year and a half, and is now facing extensive chemo treatments, double lung surgery, and possible arm surgery.

Logan is caring, with a huge heart and spirit. Despite her illness, Logan has been a dedicated member of the Band, and cherishes her role in it.

A caring fund has been set up to help the family with expenses, as Gina (mom) is nearly living at the hospital with Logan, while Logan’s younger brother (Garrett) stays at home with a nanny. The family of three try to eat dinner at the hospital together each evening.

If you would like to contribute to assist in Logan’s care, please donate to:

LOGAN LOWREY CARE FUND
C/O FIRST NATIONAL BANK
4200 W. 83 RD ST., SUITE 100
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KANSAS 66208


Use Amazon? Want an easy way to help to the band?

If you shop on Amazon, you can support your SME Lancer Band Boosters at the same time.

We have set up the Shawnee Mission East Band Boosters Club as an Amazon Smile charity. So if you shop on Amazon through Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to the Band Boosters.

Our direct Amazon Smile link is: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-4016327

Also…feel free to share our Amazon Smile link with your family and friends. Thanks for your support of the SME Band!

Note:
– Currently, Amazon Smile is not supported within any Amazon Shopping phone app. To use Amazon Smile, you need to access Amazon\Amazon Smile via your web browser. This can be the web browser on your phone, tablet, or laptop\desktop computer.


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
    • ○  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 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

    ○  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