2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
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Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
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Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
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Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
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Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
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SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
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Band Notes Feb 2, 2020

We have started our group lessons during band classes.  YAY!  Thank you Mr. Hupe for setting these up this year.  Thank you Band~Aides for supplying the money to make this a reality! Monday – Percussion rehearsal 6-9p Tuesday – Pep Band (Black)  Call time 5:30p              Band~Aides meeting at 7:00p.  This week we are talking about the upcoming Chili Supper Concert.  Parents - we need your help! Wednesday – Parent Teacher Conferences.  Parents, feel free to join us for conversations about your wonderful students. Thursday – Chili Supper Ticket Envelopes due back in the office.  You may return them early.  PLEASE don’t return them late.  EVERY Ticket Envelope MUST be returned.  Preferably with all tickets sold; if not, then with unsold tickets.  You only need the…
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
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Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
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Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
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SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
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Band Notes Feb 2, 2020

We have started our group lessons during band classes.  YAY!  Thank you Mr. Hupe for setting these up this year.  Thank you Band~Aides for supplying the money to make this a reality! Monday – Percussion rehearsal 6-9p Tuesday – Pep Band (Black)  Call time 5:30p              Band~Aides meeting at 7:00p.  This week we are talking about the upcoming Chili Supper Concert.  Parents - we need your help! Wednesday – Parent Teacher Conferences.  Parents, feel free to join us for conversations about your wonderful students. Thursday – Chili Supper Ticket Envelopes due back in the office.  You may return them early.  PLEASE don’t return them late.  EVERY Ticket Envelope MUST be returned.  Preferably with all tickets sold; if not, then with unsold tickets.  You only need the…
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
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Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
Read More
SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
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Band Notes Feb 2, 2020

We have started our group lessons during band classes.  YAY!  Thank you Mr. Hupe for setting these up this year.  Thank you Band~Aides for supplying the money to make this a reality! Monday – Percussion rehearsal 6-9p Tuesday – Pep Band (Black)  Call time 5:30p              Band~Aides meeting at 7:00p.  This week we are talking about the upcoming Chili Supper Concert.  Parents - we need your help! Wednesday – Parent Teacher Conferences.  Parents, feel free to join us for conversations about your wonderful students. Thursday – Chili Supper Ticket Envelopes due back in the office.  You may return them early.  PLEASE don’t return them late.  EVERY Ticket Envelope MUST be returned.  Preferably with all tickets sold; if not, then with unsold tickets.  You only need the…
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
Read More

Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
Read More
SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
Read More

Band Notes Feb 2, 2020

We have started our group lessons during band classes.  YAY!  Thank you Mr. Hupe for setting these up this year.  Thank you Band~Aides for supplying the money to make this a reality! Monday – Percussion rehearsal 6-9p Tuesday – Pep Band (Black)  Call time 5:30p              Band~Aides meeting at 7:00p.  This week we are talking about the upcoming Chili Supper Concert.  Parents - we need your help! Wednesday – Parent Teacher Conferences.  Parents, feel free to join us for conversations about your wonderful students. Thursday – Chili Supper Ticket Envelopes due back in the office.  You may return them early.  PLEASE don’t return them late.  EVERY Ticket Envelope MUST be returned.  Preferably with all tickets sold; if not, then with unsold tickets.  You only need the…
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
Read More

Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
Read More
SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
Read More

Band Notes Feb 2, 2020

We have started our group lessons during band classes.  YAY!  Thank you Mr. Hupe for setting these up this year.  Thank you Band~Aides for supplying the money to make this a reality! Monday – Percussion rehearsal 6-9p Tuesday – Pep Band (Black)  Call time 5:30p              Band~Aides meeting at 7:00p.  This week we are talking about the upcoming Chili Supper Concert.  Parents - we need your help! Wednesday – Parent Teacher Conferences.  Parents, feel free to join us for conversations about your wonderful students. Thursday – Chili Supper Ticket Envelopes due back in the office.  You may return them early.  PLEASE don’t return them late.  EVERY Ticket Envelope MUST be returned.  Preferably with all tickets sold; if not, then with unsold tickets.  You only need the…
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
Read More

Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
Read More
SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
Read More

Band Notes Feb 2, 2020

We have started our group lessons during band classes.  YAY!  Thank you Mr. Hupe for setting these up this year.  Thank you Band~Aides for supplying the money to make this a reality! Monday – Percussion rehearsal 6-9p Tuesday – Pep Band (Black)  Call time 5:30p              Band~Aides meeting at 7:00p.  This week we are talking about the upcoming Chili Supper Concert.  Parents - we need your help! Wednesday – Parent Teacher Conferences.  Parents, feel free to join us for conversations about your wonderful students. Thursday – Chili Supper Ticket Envelopes due back in the office.  You may return them early.  PLEASE don’t return them late.  EVERY Ticket Envelope MUST be returned.  Preferably with all tickets sold; if not, then with unsold tickets.  You only need the…
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
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Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
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SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
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Band Notes Feb 2, 2020

We have started our group lessons during band classes.  YAY!  Thank you Mr. Hupe for setting these up this year.  Thank you Band~Aides for supplying the money to make this a reality! Monday – Percussion rehearsal 6-9p Tuesday – Pep Band (Black)  Call time 5:30p              Band~Aides meeting at 7:00p.  This week we are talking about the upcoming Chili Supper Concert.  Parents - we need your help! Wednesday – Parent Teacher Conferences.  Parents, feel free to join us for conversations about your wonderful students. Thursday – Chili Supper Ticket Envelopes due back in the office.  You may return them early.  PLEASE don’t return them late.  EVERY Ticket Envelope MUST be returned.  Preferably with all tickets sold; if not, then with unsold tickets.  You only need the…
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