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Band Notes – April 9th

First of all, congratulations to the jazz students and parents for a successful and wonderful trip to New Orleans this past weekend.  I am hearing lots of great stories.  I’m so glad that we can provide this opportunity to you to broaden your horizons of jazz history and culture! (Apologies from your webmaster for the delay in posting this!) Next Thursday is the State Large Group Music Festival at Olathe East (for the bands).  Here is our schedule for this day. 9:15a – Load busses 9:30 – Depart West 10:00 – Arrive O. East/Unload 10:20 – Sym. Band warm-up (Wind Ens. Listen to SM East) 10:45 – Sym. Band performs…
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Band Notes, March 31, 2024

Busy week ahead, lots of schedule notes! Lets see what the band has going on for this first week of April! Tomorrow – Pep Assembly for Spring Sports and Prom King and Queen.  I will send an excused list for everyone on the pep band list to join us tomorrow.  Please get out of class at 9:30 to come to the band room, play a couple of tunes and head to the gym.  Marching Brass – I just sent tubas and baritones to be cleaned and repaired.  Bring your concert euphoniums if yours is not in your locker.  I left three sousaphones; we can get a brass if needed.  Please…
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Band Notes, March 24th 2024

We are firmly entering into the band’s competition season and several dates and events are coming up.  Keep reading for more information. Let's start with congratulations to both the Jazz Lab Ensemble and Overland Express for Superior Ratings at the Pitt State Jazz Festival a couple of weeks ago.  Well done eveyone!  We're proud of your accomplishments! Tuesday (Mar. 26). Wind Ensemble performs at SM East in the Shawnee Mission Wind Ensemble Festival.  The concert begins at 7:00p.  The Wind Ensemble members should be in the choir room at 6:00por shortly thereafter.  The concert will last until about 8:30 or shortly after.  This event is a precursor to the State…
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Band Notes, Feb 11th, 2024

First – Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs, Superbowl Winners! This is concert week for us.  Saturday is the Pancake Breakfast and Concert.  This is a fundraising event for BAW to raise funds to continue to provide opportunities for our bands and our students.  Please invite family, friends, and co-workers.

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Band Notes, Dec 11th 2023

Tomorrow night there is an orchestra concert in which many band students will be performing with the strings to create a "Full Orchestra."  Therefore, we will not have a pep band play at tomorrow night’s basketball games.  We just will not have enough players to field a qualitative, representative group.   Thursday night is the December band concert beginning at 7:00p.m.  We will take our yearbook pictures prior to the concert at 6:00p for the Wind Ensemble and 6:15 for the Symphonic (Concert) Band.  Students need to be onstage at their appointed time with their instrument. Remember, concert dress is ALL BLACK.  Women can wear a long black dress or dress pants…
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Band Notes 11-24-2023

Hello everyone - I hope you are enjoying some time away from school and with family and friends.  During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, let me say how thankful I am to work beside such a kind and caring staff, wonderful, hard-working students, and caring parents.  It is a joy to come to school each and every day! (more…)
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Band Notes – April 9th

First of all, congratulations to the jazz students and parents for a successful and wonderful trip to New Orleans this past weekend.  I am hearing lots of great stories.  I’m so glad that we can provide this opportunity to you to broaden your horizons of jazz history and culture! (Apologies from your webmaster for the delay in posting this!) Next Thursday is the State Large Group Music Festival at Olathe East (for the bands).  Here is our schedule for this day. 9:15a – Load busses 9:30 – Depart West 10:00 – Arrive O. East/Unload 10:20 – Sym. Band warm-up (Wind Ens. Listen to SM East) 10:45 – Sym. Band performs…
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Band Notes, March 31, 2024

Busy week ahead, lots of schedule notes! Lets see what the band has going on for this first week of April! Tomorrow – Pep Assembly for Spring Sports and Prom King and Queen.  I will send an excused list for everyone on the pep band list to join us tomorrow.  Please get out of class at 9:30 to come to the band room, play a couple of tunes and head to the gym.  Marching Brass – I just sent tubas and baritones to be cleaned and repaired.  Bring your concert euphoniums if yours is not in your locker.  I left three sousaphones; we can get a brass if needed.  Please…
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Band Notes, March 24th 2024

We are firmly entering into the band’s competition season and several dates and events are coming up.  Keep reading for more information. Let's start with congratulations to both the Jazz Lab Ensemble and Overland Express for Superior Ratings at the Pitt State Jazz Festival a couple of weeks ago.  Well done eveyone!  We're proud of your accomplishments! Tuesday (Mar. 26). Wind Ensemble performs at SM East in the Shawnee Mission Wind Ensemble Festival.  The concert begins at 7:00p.  The Wind Ensemble members should be in the choir room at 6:00por shortly thereafter.  The concert will last until about 8:30 or shortly after.  This event is a precursor to the State…
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Band Notes, Feb 11th, 2024

First – Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs, Superbowl Winners! This is concert week for us.  Saturday is the Pancake Breakfast and Concert.  This is a fundraising event for BAW to raise funds to continue to provide opportunities for our bands and our students.  Please invite family, friends, and co-workers.

Read More
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Band Notes, Dec 11th 2023

Tomorrow night there is an orchestra concert in which many band students will be performing with the strings to create a "Full Orchestra."  Therefore, we will not have a pep band play at tomorrow night’s basketball games.  We just will not have enough players to field a qualitative, representative group.   Thursday night is the December band concert beginning at 7:00p.m.  We will take our yearbook pictures prior to the concert at 6:00p for the Wind Ensemble and 6:15 for the Symphonic (Concert) Band.  Students need to be onstage at their appointed time with their instrument. Remember, concert dress is ALL BLACK.  Women can wear a long black dress or dress pants…
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Band Notes 11-24-2023

Hello everyone - I hope you are enjoying some time away from school and with family and friends.  During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, let me say how thankful I am to work beside such a kind and caring staff, wonderful, hard-working students, and caring parents.  It is a joy to come to school each and every day! (more…)
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Band Notes – April 9th

First of all, congratulations to the jazz students and parents for a successful and wonderful trip to New Orleans this past weekend.  I am hearing lots of great stories.  I’m so glad that we can provide this opportunity to you to broaden your horizons of jazz history and culture! (Apologies from your webmaster for the delay in posting this!) Next Thursday is the State Large Group Music Festival at Olathe East (for the bands).  Here is our schedule for this day. 9:15a – Load busses 9:30 – Depart West 10:00 – Arrive O. East/Unload 10:20 – Sym. Band warm-up (Wind Ens. Listen to SM East) 10:45 – Sym. Band performs…
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Band Notes, March 31, 2024

Busy week ahead, lots of schedule notes! Lets see what the band has going on for this first week of April! Tomorrow – Pep Assembly for Spring Sports and Prom King and Queen.  I will send an excused list for everyone on the pep band list to join us tomorrow.  Please get out of class at 9:30 to come to the band room, play a couple of tunes and head to the gym.  Marching Brass – I just sent tubas and baritones to be cleaned and repaired.  Bring your concert euphoniums if yours is not in your locker.  I left three sousaphones; we can get a brass if needed.  Please…
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Band Notes, March 24th 2024

We are firmly entering into the band’s competition season and several dates and events are coming up.  Keep reading for more information. Let's start with congratulations to both the Jazz Lab Ensemble and Overland Express for Superior Ratings at the Pitt State Jazz Festival a couple of weeks ago.  Well done eveyone!  We're proud of your accomplishments! Tuesday (Mar. 26). Wind Ensemble performs at SM East in the Shawnee Mission Wind Ensemble Festival.  The concert begins at 7:00p.  The Wind Ensemble members should be in the choir room at 6:00por shortly thereafter.  The concert will last until about 8:30 or shortly after.  This event is a precursor to the State…
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Band Notes, Feb 11th, 2024

First – Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs, Superbowl Winners! This is concert week for us.  Saturday is the Pancake Breakfast and Concert.  This is a fundraising event for BAW to raise funds to continue to provide opportunities for our bands and our students.  Please invite family, friends, and co-workers.

Read More
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Band Notes, Dec 11th 2023

Tomorrow night there is an orchestra concert in which many band students will be performing with the strings to create a "Full Orchestra."  Therefore, we will not have a pep band play at tomorrow night’s basketball games.  We just will not have enough players to field a qualitative, representative group.   Thursday night is the December band concert beginning at 7:00p.m.  We will take our yearbook pictures prior to the concert at 6:00p for the Wind Ensemble and 6:15 for the Symphonic (Concert) Band.  Students need to be onstage at their appointed time with their instrument. Remember, concert dress is ALL BLACK.  Women can wear a long black dress or dress pants…
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Band Notes 11-24-2023

Hello everyone - I hope you are enjoying some time away from school and with family and friends.  During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, let me say how thankful I am to work beside such a kind and caring staff, wonderful, hard-working students, and caring parents.  It is a joy to come to school each and every day! (more…)
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Band Notes – April 9th

First of all, congratulations to the jazz students and parents for a successful and wonderful trip to New Orleans this past weekend.  I am hearing lots of great stories.  I’m so glad that we can provide this opportunity to you to broaden your horizons of jazz history and culture! (Apologies from your webmaster for the delay in posting this!) Next Thursday is the State Large Group Music Festival at Olathe East (for the bands).  Here is our schedule for this day. 9:15a – Load busses 9:30 – Depart West 10:00 – Arrive O. East/Unload 10:20 – Sym. Band warm-up (Wind Ens. Listen to SM East) 10:45 – Sym. Band performs…
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Band Notes, March 31, 2024

Busy week ahead, lots of schedule notes! Lets see what the band has going on for this first week of April! Tomorrow – Pep Assembly for Spring Sports and Prom King and Queen.  I will send an excused list for everyone on the pep band list to join us tomorrow.  Please get out of class at 9:30 to come to the band room, play a couple of tunes and head to the gym.  Marching Brass – I just sent tubas and baritones to be cleaned and repaired.  Bring your concert euphoniums if yours is not in your locker.  I left three sousaphones; we can get a brass if needed.  Please…
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Band Notes, March 24th 2024

We are firmly entering into the band’s competition season and several dates and events are coming up.  Keep reading for more information. Let's start with congratulations to both the Jazz Lab Ensemble and Overland Express for Superior Ratings at the Pitt State Jazz Festival a couple of weeks ago.  Well done eveyone!  We're proud of your accomplishments! Tuesday (Mar. 26). Wind Ensemble performs at SM East in the Shawnee Mission Wind Ensemble Festival.  The concert begins at 7:00p.  The Wind Ensemble members should be in the choir room at 6:00por shortly thereafter.  The concert will last until about 8:30 or shortly after.  This event is a precursor to the State…
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Band Notes, Feb 11th, 2024

First – Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs, Superbowl Winners! This is concert week for us.  Saturday is the Pancake Breakfast and Concert.  This is a fundraising event for BAW to raise funds to continue to provide opportunities for our bands and our students.  Please invite family, friends, and co-workers.

Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Dec 11th 2023

Tomorrow night there is an orchestra concert in which many band students will be performing with the strings to create a "Full Orchestra."  Therefore, we will not have a pep band play at tomorrow night’s basketball games.  We just will not have enough players to field a qualitative, representative group.   Thursday night is the December band concert beginning at 7:00p.m.  We will take our yearbook pictures prior to the concert at 6:00p for the Wind Ensemble and 6:15 for the Symphonic (Concert) Band.  Students need to be onstage at their appointed time with their instrument. Remember, concert dress is ALL BLACK.  Women can wear a long black dress or dress pants…
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Band Notes 11-24-2023

Hello everyone - I hope you are enjoying some time away from school and with family and friends.  During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, let me say how thankful I am to work beside such a kind and caring staff, wonderful, hard-working students, and caring parents.  It is a joy to come to school each and every day! (more…)
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Band Notes – April 9th

First of all, congratulations to the jazz students and parents for a successful and wonderful trip to New Orleans this past weekend.  I am hearing lots of great stories.  I’m so glad that we can provide this opportunity to you to broaden your horizons of jazz history and culture! (Apologies from your webmaster for the delay in posting this!) Next Thursday is the State Large Group Music Festival at Olathe East (for the bands).  Here is our schedule for this day. 9:15a – Load busses 9:30 – Depart West 10:00 – Arrive O. East/Unload 10:20 – Sym. Band warm-up (Wind Ens. Listen to SM East) 10:45 – Sym. Band performs…
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Band Notes, March 31, 2024

Busy week ahead, lots of schedule notes! Lets see what the band has going on for this first week of April! Tomorrow – Pep Assembly for Spring Sports and Prom King and Queen.  I will send an excused list for everyone on the pep band list to join us tomorrow.  Please get out of class at 9:30 to come to the band room, play a couple of tunes and head to the gym.  Marching Brass – I just sent tubas and baritones to be cleaned and repaired.  Bring your concert euphoniums if yours is not in your locker.  I left three sousaphones; we can get a brass if needed.  Please…
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Band Notes, March 24th 2024

We are firmly entering into the band’s competition season and several dates and events are coming up.  Keep reading for more information. Let's start with congratulations to both the Jazz Lab Ensemble and Overland Express for Superior Ratings at the Pitt State Jazz Festival a couple of weeks ago.  Well done eveyone!  We're proud of your accomplishments! Tuesday (Mar. 26). Wind Ensemble performs at SM East in the Shawnee Mission Wind Ensemble Festival.  The concert begins at 7:00p.  The Wind Ensemble members should be in the choir room at 6:00por shortly thereafter.  The concert will last until about 8:30 or shortly after.  This event is a precursor to the State…
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Band Notes, Feb 11th, 2024

First – Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs, Superbowl Winners! This is concert week for us.  Saturday is the Pancake Breakfast and Concert.  This is a fundraising event for BAW to raise funds to continue to provide opportunities for our bands and our students.  Please invite family, friends, and co-workers.

Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Dec 11th 2023

Tomorrow night there is an orchestra concert in which many band students will be performing with the strings to create a "Full Orchestra."  Therefore, we will not have a pep band play at tomorrow night’s basketball games.  We just will not have enough players to field a qualitative, representative group.   Thursday night is the December band concert beginning at 7:00p.m.  We will take our yearbook pictures prior to the concert at 6:00p for the Wind Ensemble and 6:15 for the Symphonic (Concert) Band.  Students need to be onstage at their appointed time with their instrument. Remember, concert dress is ALL BLACK.  Women can wear a long black dress or dress pants…
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Band Notes 11-24-2023

Hello everyone - I hope you are enjoying some time away from school and with family and friends.  During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, let me say how thankful I am to work beside such a kind and caring staff, wonderful, hard-working students, and caring parents.  It is a joy to come to school each and every day! (more…)
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Band Notes – April 9th

First of all, congratulations to the jazz students and parents for a successful and wonderful trip to New Orleans this past weekend.  I am hearing lots of great stories.  I’m so glad that we can provide this opportunity to you to broaden your horizons of jazz history and culture! (Apologies from your webmaster for the delay in posting this!) Next Thursday is the State Large Group Music Festival at Olathe East (for the bands).  Here is our schedule for this day. 9:15a – Load busses 9:30 – Depart West 10:00 – Arrive O. East/Unload 10:20 – Sym. Band warm-up (Wind Ens. Listen to SM East) 10:45 – Sym. Band performs…
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Band Notes, March 31, 2024

Busy week ahead, lots of schedule notes! Lets see what the band has going on for this first week of April! Tomorrow – Pep Assembly for Spring Sports and Prom King and Queen.  I will send an excused list for everyone on the pep band list to join us tomorrow.  Please get out of class at 9:30 to come to the band room, play a couple of tunes and head to the gym.  Marching Brass – I just sent tubas and baritones to be cleaned and repaired.  Bring your concert euphoniums if yours is not in your locker.  I left three sousaphones; we can get a brass if needed.  Please…
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Band Notes, March 24th 2024

We are firmly entering into the band’s competition season and several dates and events are coming up.  Keep reading for more information. Let's start with congratulations to both the Jazz Lab Ensemble and Overland Express for Superior Ratings at the Pitt State Jazz Festival a couple of weeks ago.  Well done eveyone!  We're proud of your accomplishments! Tuesday (Mar. 26). Wind Ensemble performs at SM East in the Shawnee Mission Wind Ensemble Festival.  The concert begins at 7:00p.  The Wind Ensemble members should be in the choir room at 6:00por shortly thereafter.  The concert will last until about 8:30 or shortly after.  This event is a precursor to the State…
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Band Notes, Feb 11th, 2024

First – Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs, Superbowl Winners! This is concert week for us.  Saturday is the Pancake Breakfast and Concert.  This is a fundraising event for BAW to raise funds to continue to provide opportunities for our bands and our students.  Please invite family, friends, and co-workers.

Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Dec 11th 2023

Tomorrow night there is an orchestra concert in which many band students will be performing with the strings to create a "Full Orchestra."  Therefore, we will not have a pep band play at tomorrow night’s basketball games.  We just will not have enough players to field a qualitative, representative group.   Thursday night is the December band concert beginning at 7:00p.m.  We will take our yearbook pictures prior to the concert at 6:00p for the Wind Ensemble and 6:15 for the Symphonic (Concert) Band.  Students need to be onstage at their appointed time with their instrument. Remember, concert dress is ALL BLACK.  Women can wear a long black dress or dress pants…
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Band Notes 11-24-2023

Hello everyone - I hope you are enjoying some time away from school and with family and friends.  During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, let me say how thankful I am to work beside such a kind and caring staff, wonderful, hard-working students, and caring parents.  It is a joy to come to school each and every day! (more…)
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Band Notes – April 9th

First of all, congratulations to the jazz students and parents for a successful and wonderful trip to New Orleans this past weekend.  I am hearing lots of great stories.  I’m so glad that we can provide this opportunity to you to broaden your horizons of jazz history and culture! (Apologies from your webmaster for the delay in posting this!) Next Thursday is the State Large Group Music Festival at Olathe East (for the bands).  Here is our schedule for this day. 9:15a – Load busses 9:30 – Depart West 10:00 – Arrive O. East/Unload 10:20 – Sym. Band warm-up (Wind Ens. Listen to SM East) 10:45 – Sym. Band performs…
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Band Notes, March 31, 2024

Busy week ahead, lots of schedule notes! Lets see what the band has going on for this first week of April! Tomorrow – Pep Assembly for Spring Sports and Prom King and Queen.  I will send an excused list for everyone on the pep band list to join us tomorrow.  Please get out of class at 9:30 to come to the band room, play a couple of tunes and head to the gym.  Marching Brass – I just sent tubas and baritones to be cleaned and repaired.  Bring your concert euphoniums if yours is not in your locker.  I left three sousaphones; we can get a brass if needed.  Please…
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Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, March 24th 2024

We are firmly entering into the band’s competition season and several dates and events are coming up.  Keep reading for more information. Let's start with congratulations to both the Jazz Lab Ensemble and Overland Express for Superior Ratings at the Pitt State Jazz Festival a couple of weeks ago.  Well done eveyone!  We're proud of your accomplishments! Tuesday (Mar. 26). Wind Ensemble performs at SM East in the Shawnee Mission Wind Ensemble Festival.  The concert begins at 7:00p.  The Wind Ensemble members should be in the choir room at 6:00por shortly thereafter.  The concert will last until about 8:30 or shortly after.  This event is a precursor to the State…
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Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Feb 11th, 2024

First – Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs, Superbowl Winners! This is concert week for us.  Saturday is the Pancake Breakfast and Concert.  This is a fundraising event for BAW to raise funds to continue to provide opportunities for our bands and our students.  Please invite family, friends, and co-workers.

Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Dec 11th 2023

Tomorrow night there is an orchestra concert in which many band students will be performing with the strings to create a "Full Orchestra."  Therefore, we will not have a pep band play at tomorrow night’s basketball games.  We just will not have enough players to field a qualitative, representative group.   Thursday night is the December band concert beginning at 7:00p.m.  We will take our yearbook pictures prior to the concert at 6:00p for the Wind Ensemble and 6:15 for the Symphonic (Concert) Band.  Students need to be onstage at their appointed time with their instrument. Remember, concert dress is ALL BLACK.  Women can wear a long black dress or dress pants…
Read More
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Band Notes 11-24-2023

Hello everyone - I hope you are enjoying some time away from school and with family and friends.  During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, let me say how thankful I am to work beside such a kind and caring staff, wonderful, hard-working students, and caring parents.  It is a joy to come to school each and every day! (more…)
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Band Notes – April 9th

First of all, congratulations to the jazz students and parents for a successful and wonderful trip to New Orleans this past weekend.  I am hearing lots of great stories.  I’m so glad that we can provide this opportunity to you to broaden your horizons of jazz history and culture! (Apologies from your webmaster for the delay in posting this!) Next Thursday is the State Large Group Music Festival at Olathe East (for the bands).  Here is our schedule for this day. 9:15a – Load busses 9:30 – Depart West 10:00 – Arrive O. East/Unload 10:20 – Sym. Band warm-up (Wind Ens. Listen to SM East) 10:45 – Sym. Band performs…
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Band Notes, March 31, 2024

Busy week ahead, lots of schedule notes! Lets see what the band has going on for this first week of April! Tomorrow – Pep Assembly for Spring Sports and Prom King and Queen.  I will send an excused list for everyone on the pep band list to join us tomorrow.  Please get out of class at 9:30 to come to the band room, play a couple of tunes and head to the gym.  Marching Brass – I just sent tubas and baritones to be cleaned and repaired.  Bring your concert euphoniums if yours is not in your locker.  I left three sousaphones; we can get a brass if needed.  Please…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, March 24th 2024

We are firmly entering into the band’s competition season and several dates and events are coming up.  Keep reading for more information. Let's start with congratulations to both the Jazz Lab Ensemble and Overland Express for Superior Ratings at the Pitt State Jazz Festival a couple of weeks ago.  Well done eveyone!  We're proud of your accomplishments! Tuesday (Mar. 26). Wind Ensemble performs at SM East in the Shawnee Mission Wind Ensemble Festival.  The concert begins at 7:00p.  The Wind Ensemble members should be in the choir room at 6:00por shortly thereafter.  The concert will last until about 8:30 or shortly after.  This event is a precursor to the State…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Feb 11th, 2024

First – Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs, Superbowl Winners! This is concert week for us.  Saturday is the Pancake Breakfast and Concert.  This is a fundraising event for BAW to raise funds to continue to provide opportunities for our bands and our students.  Please invite family, friends, and co-workers.

Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Dec 11th 2023

Tomorrow night there is an orchestra concert in which many band students will be performing with the strings to create a "Full Orchestra."  Therefore, we will not have a pep band play at tomorrow night’s basketball games.  We just will not have enough players to field a qualitative, representative group.   Thursday night is the December band concert beginning at 7:00p.m.  We will take our yearbook pictures prior to the concert at 6:00p for the Wind Ensemble and 6:15 for the Symphonic (Concert) Band.  Students need to be onstage at their appointed time with their instrument. Remember, concert dress is ALL BLACK.  Women can wear a long black dress or dress pants…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes 11-24-2023

Hello everyone - I hope you are enjoying some time away from school and with family and friends.  During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, let me say how thankful I am to work beside such a kind and caring staff, wonderful, hard-working students, and caring parents.  It is a joy to come to school each and every day! (more…)
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Band Notes – April 9th

First of all, congratulations to the jazz students and parents for a successful and wonderful trip to New Orleans this past weekend.  I am hearing lots of great stories.  I’m so glad that we can provide this opportunity to you to broaden your horizons of jazz history and culture! (Apologies from your webmaster for the delay in posting this!) Next Thursday is the State Large Group Music Festival at Olathe East (for the bands).  Here is our schedule for this day. 9:15a – Load busses 9:30 – Depart West 10:00 – Arrive O. East/Unload 10:20 – Sym. Band warm-up (Wind Ens. Listen to SM East) 10:45 – Sym. Band performs…
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Band Notes, March 31, 2024

Busy week ahead, lots of schedule notes! Lets see what the band has going on for this first week of April! Tomorrow – Pep Assembly for Spring Sports and Prom King and Queen.  I will send an excused list for everyone on the pep band list to join us tomorrow.  Please get out of class at 9:30 to come to the band room, play a couple of tunes and head to the gym.  Marching Brass – I just sent tubas and baritones to be cleaned and repaired.  Bring your concert euphoniums if yours is not in your locker.  I left three sousaphones; we can get a brass if needed.  Please…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, March 24th 2024

We are firmly entering into the band’s competition season and several dates and events are coming up.  Keep reading for more information. Let's start with congratulations to both the Jazz Lab Ensemble and Overland Express for Superior Ratings at the Pitt State Jazz Festival a couple of weeks ago.  Well done eveyone!  We're proud of your accomplishments! Tuesday (Mar. 26). Wind Ensemble performs at SM East in the Shawnee Mission Wind Ensemble Festival.  The concert begins at 7:00p.  The Wind Ensemble members should be in the choir room at 6:00por shortly thereafter.  The concert will last until about 8:30 or shortly after.  This event is a precursor to the State…
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Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Feb 11th, 2024

First – Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs, Superbowl Winners! This is concert week for us.  Saturday is the Pancake Breakfast and Concert.  This is a fundraising event for BAW to raise funds to continue to provide opportunities for our bands and our students.  Please invite family, friends, and co-workers.

Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Dec 11th 2023

Tomorrow night there is an orchestra concert in which many band students will be performing with the strings to create a "Full Orchestra."  Therefore, we will not have a pep band play at tomorrow night’s basketball games.  We just will not have enough players to field a qualitative, representative group.   Thursday night is the December band concert beginning at 7:00p.m.  We will take our yearbook pictures prior to the concert at 6:00p for the Wind Ensemble and 6:15 for the Symphonic (Concert) Band.  Students need to be onstage at their appointed time with their instrument. Remember, concert dress is ALL BLACK.  Women can wear a long black dress or dress pants…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes 11-24-2023

Hello everyone - I hope you are enjoying some time away from school and with family and friends.  During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, let me say how thankful I am to work beside such a kind and caring staff, wonderful, hard-working students, and caring parents.  It is a joy to come to school each and every day! (more…)
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Band Notes – April 9th

First of all, congratulations to the jazz students and parents for a successful and wonderful trip to New Orleans this past weekend.  I am hearing lots of great stories.  I’m so glad that we can provide this opportunity to you to broaden your horizons of jazz history and culture! (Apologies from your webmaster for the delay in posting this!) Next Thursday is the State Large Group Music Festival at Olathe East (for the bands).  Here is our schedule for this day. 9:15a – Load busses 9:30 – Depart West 10:00 – Arrive O. East/Unload 10:20 – Sym. Band warm-up (Wind Ens. Listen to SM East) 10:45 – Sym. Band performs…
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Band Notes, March 31, 2024

Busy week ahead, lots of schedule notes! Lets see what the band has going on for this first week of April! Tomorrow – Pep Assembly for Spring Sports and Prom King and Queen.  I will send an excused list for everyone on the pep band list to join us tomorrow.  Please get out of class at 9:30 to come to the band room, play a couple of tunes and head to the gym.  Marching Brass – I just sent tubas and baritones to be cleaned and repaired.  Bring your concert euphoniums if yours is not in your locker.  I left three sousaphones; we can get a brass if needed.  Please…
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Band Notes, March 24th 2024

We are firmly entering into the band’s competition season and several dates and events are coming up.  Keep reading for more information. Let's start with congratulations to both the Jazz Lab Ensemble and Overland Express for Superior Ratings at the Pitt State Jazz Festival a couple of weeks ago.  Well done eveyone!  We're proud of your accomplishments! Tuesday (Mar. 26). Wind Ensemble performs at SM East in the Shawnee Mission Wind Ensemble Festival.  The concert begins at 7:00p.  The Wind Ensemble members should be in the choir room at 6:00por shortly thereafter.  The concert will last until about 8:30 or shortly after.  This event is a precursor to the State…
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Band Notes, Feb 11th, 2024

First – Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs, Superbowl Winners! This is concert week for us.  Saturday is the Pancake Breakfast and Concert.  This is a fundraising event for BAW to raise funds to continue to provide opportunities for our bands and our students.  Please invite family, friends, and co-workers.

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Band Notes, Dec 11th 2023

Tomorrow night there is an orchestra concert in which many band students will be performing with the strings to create a "Full Orchestra."  Therefore, we will not have a pep band play at tomorrow night’s basketball games.  We just will not have enough players to field a qualitative, representative group.   Thursday night is the December band concert beginning at 7:00p.m.  We will take our yearbook pictures prior to the concert at 6:00p for the Wind Ensemble and 6:15 for the Symphonic (Concert) Band.  Students need to be onstage at their appointed time with their instrument. Remember, concert dress is ALL BLACK.  Women can wear a long black dress or dress pants…
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Band Notes 11-24-2023

Hello everyone - I hope you are enjoying some time away from school and with family and friends.  During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, let me say how thankful I am to work beside such a kind and caring staff, wonderful, hard-working students, and caring parents.  It is a joy to come to school each and every day! (more…)
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