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 ‐‐

Please “like/share/retweet” to help get the word out! http://www.smelancerbands.com‐‐ announcements, calendar, handbook, general info

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

Weekly Announcements 3/19/2018

Weekly Announcements: 3/19 ‐ 3/24 2018

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

●  East Area Band Festival Tuesday, 3/20/18, 7pm, SME Main Gymnasium Featuring bands 5th‐12th grade, plus Blue Knights

Attire: Formal Concert Wear

Please arrive between 6:15‐6:30pm

●  Salty Iguana SME Band Night

This Wednesday, 3/21, 5pm‐close. A percentage of all sales will be donated to the Italy Trip Boosters!

●  General Band Fundraising

Mattress Fundraiser: Saturday, 3/24. Please help our ad campaign! “Like/Share/Retweet” our social media posts. Tell your friends. Put up yard signs. Pass out flyers.

If you are an Amazon shopper, don’t forget about the SME Band’s Amazon Smile. Info here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81‐4016327

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

Sign‐ups are past‐due. Please contact Mr. Toepfer if there are any additions or cancellations New for 2018: Each school is required to have at least 3 parent volunteers. Please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4ba4a62ea64‐regional1

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

●  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.

●  Italy Trip

Get those passports going! We’ve had conflicting reports that Grandview, Stillwell and Martin City accept walk‐ins, so it’s best to call to verify before making a long drive.

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.

●  Communication & Social Media Resources ‐‐

Please “like/share/retweet” to help get the word out!

http://www.smelancerbands.com‐‐ announcements, calendar, handbook, general info

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

Weekly Announcements 3/5/2018

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

Italy Trip Meeting Monday, 3/5/18, 7pm, Band Room

Topics: Trip update, Itinerary Information, Chaperone MVP Training, Fundraising & Finance update
For important information, forms, payment schedules & updates, please visit the trip info section of our website: https://www.facebook.com/smelancerband/
It’s not too late to join! Contact Chris or Gina if interested. Smebandtrip@yahoo.com
Popsockets still being sold: $10. smepopsockets@gmail.com

Regional Solo & Ensemble festival: April 14th, Olathe South HS ○ Students sign up here (Deadline is THIS FRIDAY 3/9)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8yQim_OiRSndJqvra_mq5Ef1TB4u7khC9UjUzhEm rr8bORQ/viewform
New for 2018: Each school is required to have at least 3 parent volunteers. Please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4ba4a62ea64‐regional1

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

Band Boosters

NO meeting Wednesday. Attend the SME Orchestra Concert!

Become more involved with Band! Parent Booster positions are available for the 2018‐2019 school year. See attachment for next year’s positions. Please email Susan Nitsch at snitsch@kc.rr.com if interested! We encourage all future Freshman parents to become involved!

Band Booster positions 2018-19

Orchestra Collage Concert Wednesday, 3/7, 7pm, SME Auditorium

  • Select band members performing “Introduction & Finale from Romeo & Juliet” Tchaikovsky with SME Symphony Orchestra
    Participating band members: Formal Concert wear
    Adults $6, Students $5. Help support their big fundraising night!

    General Band Fundraising

    Mattress Fundraiser: Saturday, 3/24. Please help our ad campaign! “Like/Share/Retweet” our social media posts. Tell your friends. Put up yard signs. Pass out flyers.

    If you are an Amazon shopper, don’t forget about the SME Band’s Amazon Smile. Info here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81‐4016327

    Communication & Social Media Resources ‐‐

    Please “like/share/retweet” to help get the word out! http://www.smelancerbands.com‐‐ announcements, calendar, handbook, general info

    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


    Instagram: @smeband

Weekly Announcements 2/26/2018

  • Spring All-Band Meeting Monday, 2/26, 7pm, Band room

    ○  Topics: Enrollment and audition updates. Performance assessments, Pep Band postseason, concerts/contests, and the mattress sale.

    ○  Mattress Sale introduction incentive: If 100 parents attend the meeting tomorrow, the band will earn $500. All you have to do is show up!

    Concert, Symphonic and Jazz Concert Wednesday

    ○  Blue Notes, Blue Knights, Concert Band, Jazz Band

    ○  Call time: 6:30pm. Concert starts at 7pm, SME Auditorium

    ○  Dress: Formal concert attire. Those who have not yet picked up their concert-wear, please do so!

    No uniform: no performance.

    ○  Students in jazz band but not concert, please wear concert black or black/white.

    ○  The Charms calendar date was incorrect. The concert is indeed Wednesday! Apologies for the error.

    Pep Band

○ We will be hosting Wednesday and possibly Friday. Due to the concert Wednesday we will not have pep band, but may need to run concessions. Info will come as soon as I receive it.

Italy Trip

○  Mandatory Parent/Student/Chaperone meeting: Monday, March 5, 7pm, band room. Important financial/fundraising updates, chaperone info & more

○  For important information, forms, payment schedules & updates, please visit the trip info section of our website: https://www.facebook.com/smelancerband/

○  It’s not too late to join! Contact Chris or Gina if interested. Smebandtrip@yahoo.com

○  Popsocket Fundraiser: we are selling Shawnee Mission East-themed Popsockets for $10 each! Cash or Check written to “SME Band Trip Fund”. Students will sell this week during lunch.

○  Parents Night out this Saturday, 3/3. Parents we need your help! We are holding a Parents Night Out to raise money for the Italy Trip. Please consider volunteering or donating snacks for the night.

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b084cadaa2fa4fe3-parents

General Band Fundraising

○  Mattress Fundraiser: Saturday, 3/24.

○  If you are an Amazon shopper, don’t forget about the SME Band’s Amazon Smile. Info here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-4016327

Communication & Social Media Resources —

Please “like/share/retweet” to help get the word out! http://www.smelancerbands.com — announcements, calendar, handbook, general info

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

Instagram: @smeband

**Congratulations to our All-State Musicians: Nat (Flute), Shelby (Oboe), Davis (Clarinet), Becker (Bassoon) and Annie (Clarinet). They represented SME in the State Honor Band and Honor Orchestra Thursday-Saturday in Wichita & did an amazing job!

Weekly Announcements 2/12/2018

2/12 ‐ 2/16 2018
Mon: 7p Tues: 7p Wed: ODD Thurs: EVEN (Late Start) Fri: 7p

Pep Band

  • Tuesday: 7am rehearsal. Final rehearsal of the season!
  • Concession Stand Parent Volutneer Sign‐Up (last game is 2/20): http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dacaa22aafb6‐smebasketball

     “Curtains!” The Musical

     

  • Congratulations to everyone in the cast, crew & pit on a very successful run! We are very proud of everyone who participated.

    Italy Trip

     

  • Payment #2 no later than February 19, 2018. Contact smebandtrip@yahoo.com or ginaleelowrey@gmail.com for payment inquiries. Please send payments to the address listed in the e‐mail sent out to travelers last week.
  • Please do not send payments to school from now on. Thank you!

    Fundraising

     

  • Mr. Goodcents Night This Thursday, February 15, 3pm‐9pm, in The Village Shops. A portion of the afternoon & evening sales will benefit the SME Band Italy Trip! Please mention SME Band Italy Trip when ordering.

     

  • Mattress Fundraiser Meeting ‐‐ Monday, 2/26, 7pm in the band room. The band will receive a $500 bonus from the company if 100 parents show up!
    Coming soon: the Italy Trip students will be selling Shawnee Mission East‐themed Popsockets for $10 each. Stay tuned for more info! http://bfy.tw/GQDB
  •  If you are an Amazon shopper, don’t forget about the SME Band’s Amazon Smile! Info here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81‐4016327