Greetings band students and parents. We made it through Homecoming week – what a busy time! But I hope you were able to make a lot of great memories. I know our Homecoming king and queen candidates did! Congratulations to Grace Maloney for being selected as one of the runner-ups!
Marching band members – I hope you found some time to practice your music this weekend as we had talked. Our future success depends on your home practice. How well you know every note, articulation, dynamic and inflection of the show determines our outcome at contests. Mr. Hupe and I can look back over the years, and without exception, the bands that did a better job of memorizing and playing the music, scored better at contests. Parents – have you seen or heard your student practicing?
Schedule This Week
Coming up this week (out of the ordinary) – NOTHING!
Tuesday – Dance Team – Dine to Donate Night at Culvers. . Dinner prior to rehearsal maybe?
Marching Band night rehearsal 6-8p (drumline until 9p). As it is getting darker earlier, the hornline may be finished earlier. Our focus is on putting more drill on the field with music.
Mum Sale – (Overland Park Fall Festival) Saturday is the band’s Mum Sale in the Antioch Parking lot from 9a-2p. We need a few more parents throughout the day and some students to help. Students we need just some runners to help put mums in people’s vehicles AND we need a small pep band to play throughout the day. We’ll talk tomorrow in marching band. Freshmen – you too can join us! Please wear your Band T-shirt! Please post the attached graphic on your FB pages and send to friends. We have 300 plants – we have plenty to share with our friends in the community!
Here is a sign-up genius to use for the working slots. Pep Band students – just show up and bring your instrument.
MEGA Car Was $$$ – we’ve only had a handful of students turn in car wash pledge and donation money. Please return that TOMORROW! Jazz students – be sure to notate that you are in the Jazz band and going on the trip so we can properly allocate your profits.
NEWS Flash – NEXT Monday night (October 2) is the SMSD Marching Festival! We need to have the entire show on the field by THIS FRIDAY! We will meet at the band room at 5:30p.m. to dress into uniform and bus to the stadium. You need to eat dinner prior to arrival – dinner will NOT be served this night, and the concessions stand will NOT be open. We are the first band at 7:00p. We will be finished by 8:45. We will need our Roadies, Chaperones, Uniform Moms, and Freshmen Roadies. We will need bottled water to provide to the students after their performance. This is a great evening to see and encourage our sister schools bands. Everyone is working hard as they prepare for the upcoming competition season. Admission is FREE. Parents, please plan on joining us.
NO Tuesday night rehearsal on October 3 since we have a performance on Monday. There WILL be a BAW meeting at 7:00p.m. in the band room.
Are you auditioning for District Honor Band? Dr. Thomas will have a sign-up sheet for you in the front of the band room tomorrow morning. This needs to be filled out this week as he has to submit entries by Wednesday, October 4.
There was a marching festival originally scheduled for Saturday, October 7. It has been canceled. However, the Warrensburg show is confirmed on Saturday, October 28.
Have a great week!