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Act Now! Auction Items Needed

Our annual Silent Auction, coupled with a Pancake Breakfast, is Saturday, October 21. This Band-Aides sponsored event is a huge fundraiser for us.

We ask each family to donate one auction item. Please begin now to collect donations, due Oct. 16. Use the attached form with donors. Suggested items include cash toward the music program, or merchandise or gift certificates that we can use for the silent auction that occurs during the pancake breakfast.

Funds are used to support all Band and Jazz programs, and we must have the support of EVERY band household to make this a successTHANK YOU for your support!


Important Dates

Thank you so much to those who have already volunteered to help support our students. We always have a great time, and we couldn't do it without you. 

Mon., Oct. 2       Shawnee Mission Marching Festival, 5 p.m. Call Time. 7 p.m. Performance
Wed., Oct. 4       District Honor Band Entries Due
Sat., Oct. 7        Central States Marching Festival, Kansas State University, Manhattan. Schedule.
Mon., Oct. 9       RAIN DATE for Shawnee Mission Marching Festival
Thurs., Oct. 12   Homecoming Parade from SM West into Old Overland Park, 1:30 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 13        Homecoming pregame and halftime
Mon., Oct. 16     Begin Red Wheel Fundraiser
Sat., Oct. 21       Band Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction at SM West
Sat., Oct. 28       Kansas Bandmasters Assn. Marching Competition, Washburn University, Topeka.
Mon., Oct. 30     Turn in Red Wheel fundraising

Please check the packet that came home with your student for a full schedule of 2017-2018 activities. You can also find the complete list of dates on charms.

See you at the next Band Aides meeting on October 3.


Congrats, National Merit Semifinalists!

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Wow, what a fantastic honor for our band senior Rachel Silverstein!

Of the 1.6 million National Merit® Scholarship Program entrants, about 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores qualify for Semifinalist or Commended recognition in the program. The top third, or about 16,000, qualify as a semifinalists.

Way to represent the band program, SM West and the state of Kansas, and congrats to Erin Smith as well!


Can You Assist?


There are a few places where we could REALLY use your help with IMPORTANT Band-Aides roles: 


  • Auction chair, and roles including games chair and freshman outreach. Jennifer promises that "Volunteers won't have to do too much soliciting. I do need some organizers, though."
  • Jazz on the Bridge 
  • Dine to Donate
  • Car show committee

Contact Jennifer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like more information. Thank you!


Spirit Wear

We have a couple of new items now, with more to come. See the attachment for designs and ordering information. We'd like to get the order in promptly, so respond right away.

We need to have at least 10 orders for each of these two shirts to get an economical print cost.

Contact Angela Masters-Quick with any questions. 913-963-9471. Send in your form and payment in an envelope labeled "Spirit Wear" to Mr. Thomas.


Share, and Share Alike


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!




Please take note of our sponsors, whose logos are at the top of this home page (and here). The West Pride Bands are grateful to have these establishments support the music and color guard programs.


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