BRAVO JAZZ BANDS at PSU yesterday!
Jazz Lab received I’s from both judges and OE received a I and a II (they had some technical struggles with electronics on the stage). These students received Outstanding Musicianship awards: OE trumpet section (Carver Hartl, Hannah Caudillo, Hannah Silverstein, Lauren Houghton), Curtis Schnitzer, Corbin Wise, Tess Coltvet, Maddie Crowder, Zoey Isom and Kyle Clow. BRAVO – we’re PROUD of you!
Monday – Percussion rehearsal from 6-8p. Still working on percussion concert coming up. We are looking for a new date. It was on the calendar for March 10 due to the play the week after Spring Break. Stay tuned for a new performance date.
Wednesday – Wind Ensemble performance at the Kauffman Center. See attached scheduled. ATTENTION – we need 4 parent chaperones for the Symphonic Band buses. This group will most likely depart the Kauffman prior to the final performance by the Youth Symphony being back at West around 3:30. The Wind Ensemble will stay until the end and be back at West around 4:45-5:00. Please reach out to Bill Thomas via email billthomas@smsd ASAP. Thanks. I have tickets for you. 🙂
Scale Tests – All bands wil have scale tests either this week or the week after spring break. Fr. Band 6 scales, Symphonc band (first period) 9 scales, Wind Ensemble 12 scales.
London Meeting – ALL London travelers and parents and those thinking about joining. Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m. in the West Cafeteria. Next payment is due by April 20. Your account balance should be $1,350 by this time.
Notice from London Parade regarding Coronavirus.
With the current concerns over the spread of the new Coronavirus (COVID 19) I thought important that I write to you about any affects there might be on your forthcoming Performance Tour with our organization.
First and foremost, the most important thing to say is that the World Health Organization and all competent and respected international authorities on viruses do not anticipate the outbreak to extend beyond the early summer of 2020. Therefore, your travels in December/January will be completely unaffected.
The spread of the virus peaked within 8 weeks of its discovery in its country of origin, China, and we have no reason to believe that pattern will not be followed in Europe. Given that the first cases appeared in Europe in mid-February, it would therefore be reasonable to anticipate that it would peak in mid-April.|
We therefore believe, and our belief is supported by every competent authority, that you can continue to confidently plan to bring your group to Europe over the 2021 New Year period.
Should there be any major change I will, of course, let you know immediately.
London New Year’s Day Parade
Bill Thomas and Kevin Hupe
Shawnee Mission West H.S.