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Several events are around the corner for our 2018-2019 Color Guard tryouts! We're looking forward to having our returning students for tryouts, and we're hoping everyone will spread the word among other students who also would enjoy performing at fall football games, parades and competitions, and in LONDON! 
Wednesday, Feb. 21 - Informational Meeting. 6:30p, Band Room.
Monday - Wednesday, Feb. 26-28 - Camp. 2:45p to 4:15p.
Thursday, March 1 - Auditions. 3p - 4:30p.
The most important factor in getting a good flag corps is our current folks talking it up, so spread the word! Here's a flyer to share. 

Find Your Role in Band Aides West

 2016 Jazz on Bridge

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!" 


Important Dates

Wed., Feb. 21  Color Guard Info Meeting, 6:30p, Band Room
Feb. 22-24         KMEA State Music Convention, Wichita
M-W Feb. 26-28 Color Guard Camp 2:45p to 4:15p
Thurs., Mar 1     Color Guard Auditions, 3p to 4:30p
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.


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Actually, it's Like, and Share and Share!

Please check out our Facebook page, and Like/Follow us. You can also indicate you'll attend the events and by all means, SHARE THE EVENTS such as our car wash, mattress sale, etc., on your personal Facebook pages! Thank you for helping to spread the word and drum up attendance!




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