Band Notes, 3/22: Instruments and classes

Hello, Shawnee Mission West Band Students!   You will need to get your instrument and get signed up online for the final quarter classes. Please complete both requests so we can get back in action with the band! Instrument Pickup from Shawnee Mission West I need to know who needs to pick up instruments from the band room - your personal or school-owned.  If possible, we would like everyone to have their instrument at home.   We are going to try to do some playing!  Percussion, if you do not have a snare or bell kit at home, we will pass out what we have for you.  Please see your email for…
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Wow! Latest Band News, 3-18-20

Are you as shocked as I am?  This is crazy, but here we are.  I know you have lots of questions, as do we as teachers and parents. Let me give you what I know at this point about our band. KSHSAA events (Solo and Ensemble & State Large Group) events have been canceled, right along with school.  Soloists, I have heard of some of our local colleges will be hosting virtual festivals in which you can record yourself and send to them for feedback.  More to come. London - Do not worry at this time.  We are still months away.  Direction will be coming. Flower fundraiser - many of…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, 3-14 2020

GREAT job Wind Ensemble at the Kauffman on Wednesday!   I was so incredibly proud of you and your performance.  That will be a great memory for me, I hope it will be for you as well.  Thank you to Chadwick Taylor and Rachel Silverstein for chaperoning the Sym Band for us.  Sym Band and Freshman Band, thatnks for joining us as a family for the event.  It was a wonderful day getting to hear all of those great groups and wonderful music that was played. (more…)
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Mar 7, 2020

BRAVO JAZZ BANDS at PSU yesterday!    Jazz Lab received I’s from both judges and OE received a I and a II (they had some technical struggles with electronics on the stage).  These students received Outstanding Musicianship awards: OE trumpet section (Carver Hartl, Hannah Caudillo, Hannah Silverstein, Lauren Houghton), Curtis Schnitzer, Corbin Wise, Tess Coltvet, Maddie Crowder, Zoey Isom and Kyle Clow.  BRAVO – we’re PROUD of you! (more…)
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2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
Read More

Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
Read More
SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
Read More

Band Notes, 3/22: Instruments and classes

Hello, Shawnee Mission West Band Students!   You will need to get your instrument and get signed up online for the final quarter classes. Please complete both requests so we can get back in action with the band! Instrument Pickup from Shawnee Mission West I need to know who needs to pick up instruments from the band room - your personal or school-owned.  If possible, we would like everyone to have their instrument at home.   We are going to try to do some playing!  Percussion, if you do not have a snare or bell kit at home, we will pass out what we have for you.  Please see your email for…
Read More

Wow! Latest Band News, 3-18-20

Are you as shocked as I am?  This is crazy, but here we are.  I know you have lots of questions, as do we as teachers and parents. Let me give you what I know at this point about our band. KSHSAA events (Solo and Ensemble & State Large Group) events have been canceled, right along with school.  Soloists, I have heard of some of our local colleges will be hosting virtual festivals in which you can record yourself and send to them for feedback.  More to come. London - Do not worry at this time.  We are still months away.  Direction will be coming. Flower fundraiser - many of…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, 3-14 2020

GREAT job Wind Ensemble at the Kauffman on Wednesday!   I was so incredibly proud of you and your performance.  That will be a great memory for me, I hope it will be for you as well.  Thank you to Chadwick Taylor and Rachel Silverstein for chaperoning the Sym Band for us.  Sym Band and Freshman Band, thatnks for joining us as a family for the event.  It was a wonderful day getting to hear all of those great groups and wonderful music that was played. (more…)
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Mar 7, 2020

BRAVO JAZZ BANDS at PSU yesterday!    Jazz Lab received I’s from both judges and OE received a I and a II (they had some technical struggles with electronics on the stage).  These students received Outstanding Musicianship awards: OE trumpet section (Carver Hartl, Hannah Caudillo, Hannah Silverstein, Lauren Houghton), Curtis Schnitzer, Corbin Wise, Tess Coltvet, Maddie Crowder, Zoey Isom and Kyle Clow.  BRAVO – we’re PROUD of you! (more…)
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
Read More

Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
Read More
SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
Read More

Band Notes, 3/22: Instruments and classes

Hello, Shawnee Mission West Band Students!   You will need to get your instrument and get signed up online for the final quarter classes. Please complete both requests so we can get back in action with the band! Instrument Pickup from Shawnee Mission West I need to know who needs to pick up instruments from the band room - your personal or school-owned.  If possible, we would like everyone to have their instrument at home.   We are going to try to do some playing!  Percussion, if you do not have a snare or bell kit at home, we will pass out what we have for you.  Please see your email for…
Read More

Wow! Latest Band News, 3-18-20

Are you as shocked as I am?  This is crazy, but here we are.  I know you have lots of questions, as do we as teachers and parents. Let me give you what I know at this point about our band. KSHSAA events (Solo and Ensemble & State Large Group) events have been canceled, right along with school.  Soloists, I have heard of some of our local colleges will be hosting virtual festivals in which you can record yourself and send to them for feedback.  More to come. London - Do not worry at this time.  We are still months away.  Direction will be coming. Flower fundraiser - many of…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, 3-14 2020

GREAT job Wind Ensemble at the Kauffman on Wednesday!   I was so incredibly proud of you and your performance.  That will be a great memory for me, I hope it will be for you as well.  Thank you to Chadwick Taylor and Rachel Silverstein for chaperoning the Sym Band for us.  Sym Band and Freshman Band, thatnks for joining us as a family for the event.  It was a wonderful day getting to hear all of those great groups and wonderful music that was played. (more…)
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Mar 7, 2020

BRAVO JAZZ BANDS at PSU yesterday!    Jazz Lab received I’s from both judges and OE received a I and a II (they had some technical struggles with electronics on the stage).  These students received Outstanding Musicianship awards: OE trumpet section (Carver Hartl, Hannah Caudillo, Hannah Silverstein, Lauren Houghton), Curtis Schnitzer, Corbin Wise, Tess Coltvet, Maddie Crowder, Zoey Isom and Kyle Clow.  BRAVO – we’re PROUD of you! (more…)
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
Read More

Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
Read More
SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
Read More

Band Notes, 3/22: Instruments and classes

Hello, Shawnee Mission West Band Students!   You will need to get your instrument and get signed up online for the final quarter classes. Please complete both requests so we can get back in action with the band! Instrument Pickup from Shawnee Mission West I need to know who needs to pick up instruments from the band room - your personal or school-owned.  If possible, we would like everyone to have their instrument at home.   We are going to try to do some playing!  Percussion, if you do not have a snare or bell kit at home, we will pass out what we have for you.  Please see your email for…
Read More

Wow! Latest Band News, 3-18-20

Are you as shocked as I am?  This is crazy, but here we are.  I know you have lots of questions, as do we as teachers and parents. Let me give you what I know at this point about our band. KSHSAA events (Solo and Ensemble & State Large Group) events have been canceled, right along with school.  Soloists, I have heard of some of our local colleges will be hosting virtual festivals in which you can record yourself and send to them for feedback.  More to come. London - Do not worry at this time.  We are still months away.  Direction will be coming. Flower fundraiser - many of…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, 3-14 2020

GREAT job Wind Ensemble at the Kauffman on Wednesday!   I was so incredibly proud of you and your performance.  That will be a great memory for me, I hope it will be for you as well.  Thank you to Chadwick Taylor and Rachel Silverstein for chaperoning the Sym Band for us.  Sym Band and Freshman Band, thatnks for joining us as a family for the event.  It was a wonderful day getting to hear all of those great groups and wonderful music that was played. (more…)
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Mar 7, 2020

BRAVO JAZZ BANDS at PSU yesterday!    Jazz Lab received I’s from both judges and OE received a I and a II (they had some technical struggles with electronics on the stage).  These students received Outstanding Musicianship awards: OE trumpet section (Carver Hartl, Hannah Caudillo, Hannah Silverstein, Lauren Houghton), Curtis Schnitzer, Corbin Wise, Tess Coltvet, Maddie Crowder, Zoey Isom and Kyle Clow.  BRAVO – we’re PROUD of you! (more…)
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
Read More

Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
Read More
SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
Read More

Band Notes, 3/22: Instruments and classes

Hello, Shawnee Mission West Band Students!   You will need to get your instrument and get signed up online for the final quarter classes. Please complete both requests so we can get back in action with the band! Instrument Pickup from Shawnee Mission West I need to know who needs to pick up instruments from the band room - your personal or school-owned.  If possible, we would like everyone to have their instrument at home.   We are going to try to do some playing!  Percussion, if you do not have a snare or bell kit at home, we will pass out what we have for you.  Please see your email for…
Read More

Wow! Latest Band News, 3-18-20

Are you as shocked as I am?  This is crazy, but here we are.  I know you have lots of questions, as do we as teachers and parents. Let me give you what I know at this point about our band. KSHSAA events (Solo and Ensemble & State Large Group) events have been canceled, right along with school.  Soloists, I have heard of some of our local colleges will be hosting virtual festivals in which you can record yourself and send to them for feedback.  More to come. London - Do not worry at this time.  We are still months away.  Direction will be coming. Flower fundraiser - many of…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, 3-14 2020

GREAT job Wind Ensemble at the Kauffman on Wednesday!   I was so incredibly proud of you and your performance.  That will be a great memory for me, I hope it will be for you as well.  Thank you to Chadwick Taylor and Rachel Silverstein for chaperoning the Sym Band for us.  Sym Band and Freshman Band, thatnks for joining us as a family for the event.  It was a wonderful day getting to hear all of those great groups and wonderful music that was played. (more…)
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Mar 7, 2020

BRAVO JAZZ BANDS at PSU yesterday!    Jazz Lab received I’s from both judges and OE received a I and a II (they had some technical struggles with electronics on the stage).  These students received Outstanding Musicianship awards: OE trumpet section (Carver Hartl, Hannah Caudillo, Hannah Silverstein, Lauren Houghton), Curtis Schnitzer, Corbin Wise, Tess Coltvet, Maddie Crowder, Zoey Isom and Kyle Clow.  BRAVO – we’re PROUD of you! (more…)
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
Read More

Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
Read More
SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
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Band Notes, 3/22: Instruments and classes

Hello, Shawnee Mission West Band Students!   You will need to get your instrument and get signed up online for the final quarter classes. Please complete both requests so we can get back in action with the band! Instrument Pickup from Shawnee Mission West I need to know who needs to pick up instruments from the band room - your personal or school-owned.  If possible, we would like everyone to have their instrument at home.   We are going to try to do some playing!  Percussion, if you do not have a snare or bell kit at home, we will pass out what we have for you.  Please see your email for…
Read More

Wow! Latest Band News, 3-18-20

Are you as shocked as I am?  This is crazy, but here we are.  I know you have lots of questions, as do we as teachers and parents. Let me give you what I know at this point about our band. KSHSAA events (Solo and Ensemble & State Large Group) events have been canceled, right along with school.  Soloists, I have heard of some of our local colleges will be hosting virtual festivals in which you can record yourself and send to them for feedback.  More to come. London - Do not worry at this time.  We are still months away.  Direction will be coming. Flower fundraiser - many of…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, 3-14 2020

GREAT job Wind Ensemble at the Kauffman on Wednesday!   I was so incredibly proud of you and your performance.  That will be a great memory for me, I hope it will be for you as well.  Thank you to Chadwick Taylor and Rachel Silverstein for chaperoning the Sym Band for us.  Sym Band and Freshman Band, thatnks for joining us as a family for the event.  It was a wonderful day getting to hear all of those great groups and wonderful music that was played. (more…)
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Mar 7, 2020

BRAVO JAZZ BANDS at PSU yesterday!    Jazz Lab received I’s from both judges and OE received a I and a II (they had some technical struggles with electronics on the stage).  These students received Outstanding Musicianship awards: OE trumpet section (Carver Hartl, Hannah Caudillo, Hannah Silverstein, Lauren Houghton), Curtis Schnitzer, Corbin Wise, Tess Coltvet, Maddie Crowder, Zoey Isom and Kyle Clow.  BRAVO – we’re PROUD of you! (more…)
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2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
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Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
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Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
Read More
SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
Read More

Band Notes, 3/22: Instruments and classes

Hello, Shawnee Mission West Band Students!   You will need to get your instrument and get signed up online for the final quarter classes. Please complete both requests so we can get back in action with the band! Instrument Pickup from Shawnee Mission West I need to know who needs to pick up instruments from the band room - your personal or school-owned.  If possible, we would like everyone to have their instrument at home.   We are going to try to do some playing!  Percussion, if you do not have a snare or bell kit at home, we will pass out what we have for you.  Please see your email for…
Read More

Wow! Latest Band News, 3-18-20

Are you as shocked as I am?  This is crazy, but here we are.  I know you have lots of questions, as do we as teachers and parents. Let me give you what I know at this point about our band. KSHSAA events (Solo and Ensemble & State Large Group) events have been canceled, right along with school.  Soloists, I have heard of some of our local colleges will be hosting virtual festivals in which you can record yourself and send to them for feedback.  More to come. London - Do not worry at this time.  We are still months away.  Direction will be coming. Flower fundraiser - many of…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, 3-14 2020

GREAT job Wind Ensemble at the Kauffman on Wednesday!   I was so incredibly proud of you and your performance.  That will be a great memory for me, I hope it will be for you as well.  Thank you to Chadwick Taylor and Rachel Silverstein for chaperoning the Sym Band for us.  Sym Band and Freshman Band, thatnks for joining us as a family for the event.  It was a wonderful day getting to hear all of those great groups and wonderful music that was played. (more…)
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Mar 7, 2020

BRAVO JAZZ BANDS at PSU yesterday!    Jazz Lab received I’s from both judges and OE received a I and a II (they had some technical struggles with electronics on the stage).  These students received Outstanding Musicianship awards: OE trumpet section (Carver Hartl, Hannah Caudillo, Hannah Silverstein, Lauren Houghton), Curtis Schnitzer, Corbin Wise, Tess Coltvet, Maddie Crowder, Zoey Isom and Kyle Clow.  BRAVO – we’re PROUD of you! (more…)
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
Read More

Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
Read More
SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
Read More

Band Notes, 3/22: Instruments and classes

Hello, Shawnee Mission West Band Students!   You will need to get your instrument and get signed up online for the final quarter classes. Please complete both requests so we can get back in action with the band! Instrument Pickup from Shawnee Mission West I need to know who needs to pick up instruments from the band room - your personal or school-owned.  If possible, we would like everyone to have their instrument at home.   We are going to try to do some playing!  Percussion, if you do not have a snare or bell kit at home, we will pass out what we have for you.  Please see your email for…
Read More

Wow! Latest Band News, 3-18-20

Are you as shocked as I am?  This is crazy, but here we are.  I know you have lots of questions, as do we as teachers and parents. Let me give you what I know at this point about our band. KSHSAA events (Solo and Ensemble & State Large Group) events have been canceled, right along with school.  Soloists, I have heard of some of our local colleges will be hosting virtual festivals in which you can record yourself and send to them for feedback.  More to come. London - Do not worry at this time.  We are still months away.  Direction will be coming. Flower fundraiser - many of…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, 3-14 2020

GREAT job Wind Ensemble at the Kauffman on Wednesday!   I was so incredibly proud of you and your performance.  That will be a great memory for me, I hope it will be for you as well.  Thank you to Chadwick Taylor and Rachel Silverstein for chaperoning the Sym Band for us.  Sym Band and Freshman Band, thatnks for joining us as a family for the event.  It was a wonderful day getting to hear all of those great groups and wonderful music that was played. (more…)
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Mar 7, 2020

BRAVO JAZZ BANDS at PSU yesterday!    Jazz Lab received I’s from both judges and OE received a I and a II (they had some technical struggles with electronics on the stage).  These students received Outstanding Musicianship awards: OE trumpet section (Carver Hartl, Hannah Caudillo, Hannah Silverstein, Lauren Houghton), Curtis Schnitzer, Corbin Wise, Tess Coltvet, Maddie Crowder, Zoey Isom and Kyle Clow.  BRAVO – we’re PROUD of you! (more…)
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
Read More

Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
Read More
SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
Read More

Band Notes, 3/22: Instruments and classes

Hello, Shawnee Mission West Band Students!   You will need to get your instrument and get signed up online for the final quarter classes. Please complete both requests so we can get back in action with the band! Instrument Pickup from Shawnee Mission West I need to know who needs to pick up instruments from the band room - your personal or school-owned.  If possible, we would like everyone to have their instrument at home.   We are going to try to do some playing!  Percussion, if you do not have a snare or bell kit at home, we will pass out what we have for you.  Please see your email for…
Read More

Wow! Latest Band News, 3-18-20

Are you as shocked as I am?  This is crazy, but here we are.  I know you have lots of questions, as do we as teachers and parents. Let me give you what I know at this point about our band. KSHSAA events (Solo and Ensemble & State Large Group) events have been canceled, right along with school.  Soloists, I have heard of some of our local colleges will be hosting virtual festivals in which you can record yourself and send to them for feedback.  More to come. London - Do not worry at this time.  We are still months away.  Direction will be coming. Flower fundraiser - many of…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, 3-14 2020

GREAT job Wind Ensemble at the Kauffman on Wednesday!   I was so incredibly proud of you and your performance.  That will be a great memory for me, I hope it will be for you as well.  Thank you to Chadwick Taylor and Rachel Silverstein for chaperoning the Sym Band for us.  Sym Band and Freshman Band, thatnks for joining us as a family for the event.  It was a wonderful day getting to hear all of those great groups and wonderful music that was played. (more…)
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Mar 7, 2020

BRAVO JAZZ BANDS at PSU yesterday!    Jazz Lab received I’s from both judges and OE received a I and a II (they had some technical struggles with electronics on the stage).  These students received Outstanding Musicianship awards: OE trumpet section (Carver Hartl, Hannah Caudillo, Hannah Silverstein, Lauren Houghton), Curtis Schnitzer, Corbin Wise, Tess Coltvet, Maddie Crowder, Zoey Isom and Kyle Clow.  BRAVO – we’re PROUD of you! (more…)
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
Read More

Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
Read More
SM West Color Guard Performing

2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
Read More

Band Notes, 3/22: Instruments and classes

Hello, Shawnee Mission West Band Students!   You will need to get your instrument and get signed up online for the final quarter classes. Please complete both requests so we can get back in action with the band! Instrument Pickup from Shawnee Mission West I need to know who needs to pick up instruments from the band room - your personal or school-owned.  If possible, we would like everyone to have their instrument at home.   We are going to try to do some playing!  Percussion, if you do not have a snare or bell kit at home, we will pass out what we have for you.  Please see your email for…
Read More

Wow! Latest Band News, 3-18-20

Are you as shocked as I am?  This is crazy, but here we are.  I know you have lots of questions, as do we as teachers and parents. Let me give you what I know at this point about our band. KSHSAA events (Solo and Ensemble & State Large Group) events have been canceled, right along with school.  Soloists, I have heard of some of our local colleges will be hosting virtual festivals in which you can record yourself and send to them for feedback.  More to come. London - Do not worry at this time.  We are still months away.  Direction will be coming. Flower fundraiser - many of…
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, 3-14 2020

GREAT job Wind Ensemble at the Kauffman on Wednesday!   I was so incredibly proud of you and your performance.  That will be a great memory for me, I hope it will be for you as well.  Thank you to Chadwick Taylor and Rachel Silverstein for chaperoning the Sym Band for us.  Sym Band and Freshman Band, thatnks for joining us as a family for the event.  It was a wonderful day getting to hear all of those great groups and wonderful music that was played. (more…)
Read More
Decorate notes on a musical staff

Band Notes, Mar 7, 2020

BRAVO JAZZ BANDS at PSU yesterday!    Jazz Lab received I’s from both judges and OE received a I and a II (they had some technical struggles with electronics on the stage).  These students received Outstanding Musicianship awards: OE trumpet section (Carver Hartl, Hannah Caudillo, Hannah Silverstein, Lauren Houghton), Curtis Schnitzer, Corbin Wise, Tess Coltvet, Maddie Crowder, Zoey Isom and Kyle Clow.  BRAVO – we’re PROUD of you! (more…)
Read More
2020-21 Color Guard

2020-21 Color Guard Announced!

After excellent tryouts and a hard set of decisions, the Shawnee Mission West Pride Color Guard has been chosen! Congratulations to: Bettendorf, Samantha (Captain) Buckley, AngelinaBush, MadisonGlean, Natalie (Captain) Hansen, Signe Holmes, Elexus Johnson, Maggie Kloster, Gracie (Officer) Lendos-Chinchilla, Alex Roundtree, Curtis Spivey, Jewel Wagner, Kira andWillis, Olivia Thank you to all who auditioned. We look forward to an excellent season! The revised date for the team meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the SMW band room.
Read More

Spiritwear Design Contest

The Band-Aides booster club for the Shawnee Mission West Band is sponsoring a Spiritwear design contest. The winner gets their design on the next round of Spiritwear! Deadline: Turn in to Dr. Thomas, Mr. Hupe, or email to dawnschnake@gmail.com by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd. That is two weeks away! Format: jpg, pdf, or drawn by hand. Large enough to put on a shirt. Guidelines: Identify the school. West or Shawnee Mission WestUse 3 colors or fewer and include school colors. Background color of the shirt can be white, black, grey, or gold.No dates. For example, don’t use 2020-2021 in the design.Humor is okay, but keep it positive. Full band program, not just…
Read More

Band Notes, Feb 16 2020

Hello Shawnee Mission West Pride Band Students and Parents! First off – good concert everyone.  It is always such fund to see the West Community come together for this concert. The Chili Supper event, is something special and somewhat unique for many bands.    I hope you enjoy being able to perform in a more relaxed manner.  Sorry it fell this year on a long weekend.  Wasn’t my first choice either. Jazz Lab – your recordings will be posted in the Google Classroom.  Please listen to them so you know what to practice as we look forward to the Pitt State Jazz Festival on Friday, March 6.   Wind Ensemble – Your recordings are in your Google Classroom.  If you have…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Band at the Chili Supper

Section Battle Winners!

Tonight at the Chili Supper and Concert the BAW had a SECTION BATTLE!  The purpose was to raise money to purchase a trailer for the band to haul equipment on the field for marching festivals and performances.  Donation tubs were on the table in the gym.  Bills counted towards the total, and coins added to the tubs subtracted from the total for each section.  The winning section will receive a donut party during sectional practice. (more…)
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Band Notes 2-9-2020

Greetings everyone.  My how fast the time is flying by.  Here are this weeks notes.  There is a lot of information here.  Monday morning is the Heart of the West Pep Assembly.  It will be at the normal time between 2nd and 3rd periods.  Feel free to dress up for pajama day.  Please get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room just like last time if you are a pep band member. Monday night – Percussion rehearsal.   Mr. Viking is just around the corner.  I need a list of names for the program please.  Curtis and Sean, will you coordinate and provide to me?  Thank you. Tuesday – Color Guard Pre-Audition Meeting for students and parents.  7:00p in the…
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2020 Color Guard Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process! Pre-Audition Meeting We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information!  If you have questions, ask them on the 11th!  If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask! Pre-Audition Clinic The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you…
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