London Update 12/9/17
Packing Party: Sat., Dec. 16, 2p to 5p.
Television Coverage. Fox4 has featured the London group on its "Reaching 4 Excellence" segment!
Day-of-Parade Viewing. Check www.lnydp.com for a link. It's at 6 a.m. local time, and West will one of the first few groups, so don't miss the beginning of the parade!
One of the band parents has researched and come up with this information:
The parade will be broadcast on RFD TV,
* Channel 568 and 1568 HD on AT&T UVerse.
* 345 on DirectTV
* Channel 231 and 231 HD on DISH
It is NOT available on Consolidated Communications.
It MAY be streamed live on their website
Flight and hotel details -- Mr. Thomas has emailed those as well as his packing list and tips, which are posted in the London section (see link in left navigation menu).
Find Your Role in Band Aides West
A role where we need help is the person who'll chair this year's Jazz on the Bridge.
Band-Aides has just a couple of roles open now if you'd be willing to help, and a few more coming up for the 2018-2019 year.
Open Jobs Now
Dine-to-Donate Chair -- You reach out to restaurants to arrange dates upon which some of the day's income goes to our program.
Jazz on the Bridge -- This is our annual dinner and multi-school jazz program featuring a special guest artist. You'd coordinate the ticket sales and the barbecue dinner (purchased at a local restaurant).
2018-2019 Initial Roles to Fill
Officers: Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
Chair for Band Camp snacks
Chair for Band Camp ice cream social
Chair for Uniforms
Chair for Spaghetti Dinnner & Auction
Publicity, Website, Social Media team
... And more. Be thinking of where you can use your talents on behalf of our students. Let Jennifer Silverstein know your area of interest. As Mr. Thomas is fond of saying, "We couldn't do it without you!"
Mon., Dec. 11 Percussion Rehearsal
Tues., Dec. 12 Band Concert, all bands, SM West, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 16 London Packing, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Band Room
Mon., Dec. 18 Percussion Rehearsal (Monday evenings leading up to March 20 percussion concert)
12/21 - 1/3/18 Holiday Break - No School
12/27 - 1/3/18 London Trip
No January Band-Aides West meeting
Thurs., Jan. 4 School Resumes
Sat., Jan. 6 State Band Auditions, Salina
Sat., Feb. 3 Piano Festival
Tues., Feb. 6 Band-Aides Meeting, 7 p.m., Band Room
Sat., Feb. 17 State Piano Festival
2/22-2/24 KMEA State Music Convention, Wichita
Fri., Mar. 2 PSU Jazz Festival, Pittsburg, KS. - Overland Express, Jazz Lab
Tues., Mar. 6 Band-Aides Meeting, 7 p.m., Band Room
Wed., Mar. 7 Regional Solo & Ensemble Entries Due
Tues., Mar. 20 Percussion Concert
Tues., Mar. 27 Wind Ensemble Festival, Shawnee Mission East
MON., April 2 Band-Aides Meeting, 7 p.m., Band Room
Thurs., April 5 Solo & Ensemble Recital, 6 p.m.
Sat., April 14 Regional Solo & Ensemble Festival
Wed., April 18 State Large Group Festival
Fri., April 20 Jazz on the Bridge, 6 p.m., SM West
Tues., April 24 West Area Band Festival - Wind Ensemble and Overland Express
Sat., April 28 State Solo & Ensemble Festival, Washburn Rural High School, Topek
Tues., May 1 Band-Aides Meeting
Wed., May 2 Lettering Points Due
Fri., May 4 North Pizza Jazz, Shawnee Mission North High School, 6 p.m.
Sat., May 5 Everything on Wheels Car Show, SM West
Mon., May 7 Spring Band Concert, SM West Auditorium
Mon., May 14 Band Banquet, SM West Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
Thurs., May 17 SM West Graduation, SM South High School
You can also find the complete SM West Band Events on Charms.