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:


  • ●  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

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