What a great day yesterday at the Music Festival and then at Worlds of Fun! The Wind Ensemble received a Superior rating for their work and the Symphonic Band received an Excellent rating. Very proud of both groups. Then judging from the smiles, everyone who attended Worlds of fun had a great day as well.
Chocolate Bar Sale
We have one student who has sold over six boxes and several students who have sold two or more. Did you realize that you can’t purchase a candy bar at Quick Trip for less than a dollar anymore? I think it is actually like $1.50. Our candy bars are a GREAT deal. How about everyone checks out a box and sells it? Help us prepare for the next marching season.
All school instruments must be returned
If you would like to check out an instrument for the summer, the cost is $30. If you would like to go ahead and check out for the next school year, you may do that as well. That cost is $60. The total for summer and next school year is $90. Checks can be made out to SMSD.
All band students who are not seniors will play in the graduation band on Wednesday, May 18. This is a required performance. Call time is 6:20 at the SM South stadium. Dress is nice spring-like dress clothes like our final concert.
Thursday morning, the 8th graders from Westridge are coming to tour West. We will have a pep band outside to greet them in the morning. We’ll have a signup sheet tomorrow. Following that, the drumline will perform on stage in the auditorium for them. Be thinking about what cadence(s) you want to play. You can march in and down the isles if you want. Please wear your Band Shirt everyone
Remember to complete an application for the BAW scholarship. Information was emailed out late last week again. It is due by Tuesday.
Summer Band and Jazz Camp
Underclassmen students, be on the lookout for an application for Summer Band Camp and Jazz Camp. BAW pays for one student to attend each of these events. The scholarships will be awarded at the banquet on Tuesday, May 17. Make plans now to attend!
Band Recognition Banquet
Join us on Tuesday, May 7 to honor our amazing band students at our end-of-the-year banquet with desserts. We are asking each family to bring a dessert/snack to share (see below for what we would like you to bring). If it is a pan of something, please have it cut into serving sizes and ready to serve. Please label your serving dish and utensils (remember to pick them up at the end of the event).
- Seniors-Something sweet
- Juniors-Something sweet
- Freshmen-Something salty
We look forward to seeing you and celebrating our wonderful 2021-2022 band season!
SM West Band Camp Dates
- July 25-27 – Percussion
- July 27 – Section leaders/Student Staff
- July 28 – Section leaders and Rookie Marchers
- July 29 – FULL Band Camp
- August 1-4 – Full Camp
- All camp dates are 8a-4p.
- We’ll take lunch breaks from 11:30-12:30.
- Thursday, August 4, we’ll have an exhibition and Ice Cream social at 7p.