It’s going to be a busy and exciting next couple of weeks for the Shawnee Mission West Pride Band! We have several performances coming up; marching festivals and a celebration for the excellent work you did at the Mega Car Wash! Bookmark this post so you have it for reference in the next couple of weeks!
Normal rehearsal. At 7:00a we will begin by bringing out the trees and stumps to practice with them.
Pit will also come out. Everyone has a job in the morning – please be on time.
RED WHEEL is due in the morning. Please return your order forms with everything totaled and checks or cash included in the envelope – with your name on the outside of the envelope.
SMSD Marching Festival – Call time is 5:00p in the band room to change into uniform. Make sure to communicate with your coaches PRIOR to practice tomorrow. Busses depart West at 5:30. Be sure to eat dinner BEFORE you arrive at the band room. We perform first right at 7:00 p.m. We will start the night by playing the National Anthem. Parents, we do need water bottles, chaperones, uniform moms, and certainly roadies. We will be taking the trees tomorrow night, so that needs to be planed into the load of the truck. After our performance, we will stay and enjoy the other SMSD bands. The show will be over at about 8:30p. We’ll be back in the band room shortly after 9p. Parents – admission is free. PLEASE come and cheer on your students…and all the bands. Everyone is working so hard after last year’s Covid challenges.
Normal Tuesday night rehearsal – we need to finish our drill. BUT to start the night we will begin with a hair coloring party! Anyone who wants to see Dr. Thomas get his hair colored needs to be at the practice field at 6:00p.m. Congrats for raising over $12,000 on the MEGA Car Wash! No props for this rehearsal.
BAW Meeting: 7:00p in the band room. Parents, please join us as we talk about the upcoming marching festivals, and Freshman and Jazz concert. We NEED your help to become our very best! Dr. Thomas will make an appearance at about 7:30ish to talk about our competitions.
Seniors, this is the last day to turn in any changes to your bios for Senior night. PDF is attached.This is the last day to turn in your information if you are auditioning for the District Honor Band. Use this link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiBlaeafo0HrpG5iSglKOSzQtSPJZ7YQeg1aFVi6lxhvLp0w/viewform?usp=sf_link (only works on an SMSD computer / account)
Friday – Game Day
Call time is 4:00 p.m. in the band room to change into uniform. Busses depart at 4:30. We rehearse from 5:00-5:30 at the stadium. Dinner is at 5:45. Pregame starts at 6:30 this week. Parents, you’ve done a great job picking up your students after the game in a timely manner. THANK YOU!
Oct. 15 – Teacher workday/end of the first quarter – No School for students
Oct. 20 – PT Conferences after school
Oct. 21 – Concert Band and Jazz Bands concert – 7:00p.m. in the auditorium
Oct. 22 – No School for students (PT Conferences) Home FB – Light Show/Senior Night
**Oct. 23 – K-State Marching Festival – Clinic 2:00p, Performance 6:30p, Departure time TBD
Oct. 25 – MONDAY?????? – night rehearsal (because Tuesday is a choir concert????)
Oct. 27 – Red Wheel Delivery 2:45-5:00p.m. in the band room
Oct. 30 – KBA Marching Band Championships – @ KU. 9:30a preliminary performance. Finals???? After 6:30p.m. IF our score is high enough. Call time TBD
Nov. 1 – Relax a bit. BAW meeting due to election night.
Nov. 2 – 7:00a. Pep Band rehearsal for ANY West Band student that wants to be involved
** Time to start purchasing glow sticks. Talk to your upperclassmen friends about how this works. Maybe we can all talk about it on Wednesday. NO blinking lights.
Thanks to everyone who helped work on the trees. You all have made a tremendous difference in our show by helping our General Effect score. THANK YOU!Penelope Oliver, Eyassu Mongalo, Bethany Mongalo, Kaitlyn Anderson, Logan Bristow, Derek Foster, Maddie Crowder, Olivia Bodenstab, Maddie Crowder, Calista Loss, Abby West, Belinda Hyland, Carrie Johnson, Garic Abendroth I HOPE I remember everyone. If I left someone off it was NOT on purpose! Please let me know.
Thank you – Dr. Bill Thomas