Good morning everyone. I hope you are staying safe. Mr. Hupe and I miss being around you all and making music together.
Please, spend time practicing your instrument, and music for the fall marching band show. That link to the music was sent a month ago. You can go online and find “fun” music to practice for your instrument as well. That can be Disney, some pop song on the radio, etc. If you are playing by yourself, it doesn’t even have to say it is written for trumpet, flute, sax, tuba or anything else. Playing by yourself, it doesn’t have to match up with anyone, so ANY music will work! Have Fun!
Don’t forget about BAND CAMP starting in July. See dates below. All times are 8a-4p, at West.
July 20-22 – Percussion (with auditions) and colorguard
July 23 – Student Staff and colorguard
July 24 – Student Staff, Rookies (first year marchers) and colorguard
July 27-31 – FULL Band Camp with ALL marchers
Obviously, if you are ill, or have been around someone with Covid-19, we don’t want you at camp. If you or someone in your family is at high risk, we also do not want you at camp. Our first priority is for everyone to be safe.
We’ll talk more as we get closer. We miss you guys!
Dr. Bill Thomas
Director of Bands – Shawnee Mission West High School