Preparing for Graduation

SM West Band at Graduation Tonight!

Call time is 6:15 at South Stadium to get set up and ready.  We will begin playing shortly after 6:30.  Dress nicely, similar to the Spring Concert.  However, please note it is typically cool when the sun goes down.  You will want long sleeves.  Ladies, you will want something on your legs or a long dress or skirt.  You will also not want to wear heels, maybe wedges, or you will sink into the turf.
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SM West Band Notes, April 28 2019

Notes from Mr. Thomas: Seniors – The BAW Scholarship Packet and essay are due in the band office first thing Monday morning. Seniors – The Kelsie Smith Scholarship was emailed earlier this past week. Tuesday – We have a pep band for the 8th graders that are coming to visit us at 9:00a.m. There is a sign-up sheet in the front of the band room. I need your name on the list by Monday if you are going to play. Drum line we need all of you because you will have a spotlight performance in the auditorium at around 9:30. No need to wear Pep Band shirts unless you want…
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SM West State Solo / Ensemble Results, 2019

From Mr. Thomas - Bravo to everyone. It did my heart well to listen to each solo and group and hear the improvement that has been made. Excellent work! I am proud of each of you and you should be as well. State Ratings, in order of appearance: II - Aiden Parkhurst – Snare Drum Solo II - Grace Loya – Oboe Solo II – Victoria Major – Flute Solo I – Corbin Wise – Clarinet Solo I – Brass Quintet – Nicholas Bern-Hoyt, Nathan Nguyen, Josh Knecht, Luke Demint, Paydn Bettendorf I – Victoria Major – Piccolo Solo I – Tess Coltvet – Clarinet Solo I – Alister Berns-Hoyt…
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Upcoming Band events for your planning

Monday – 6-8p Percussion. We are working on auditions for spots in the marching percussion section. Tuesday – 7p – West Area Band Festival. This involves only the Wind Ensemble and Overland Express along with the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade bands. OE will begin playing by 6:45 so should be in the building by 6:30. Wind Ensemble, please be in your spot by 6:45. This is Concert Dress. Wind Ensemble will have the rehearsal with 5th and 6th graders at 10a. Please get out of class by 9:45 to come to the gym to practice Fidgets. You will go back to class at the end of the hour. West…
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2019 Fall Band Camp

2019 Band Camp Dates:   Times for All camp dates are 8a-4p July 22-24        Percussion Camp July 25             Section Leaders/Drum Majors July 26             SL/DM with New Marchers  July 22-26        Color Guard July 29-Aug 2  FULL Band Camp Aug. 2              Ice Cream Social ALL Band parents and students 9-12 - 6:30p
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Preparing for Graduation

SM West Band at Graduation Tonight!

Call time is 6:15 at South Stadium to get set up and ready.  We will begin playing shortly after 6:30.  Dress nicely, similar to the Spring Concert.  However, please note it is typically cool when the sun goes down.  You will want long sleeves.  Ladies, you will want something on your legs or a long dress or skirt.  You will also not want to wear heels, maybe wedges, or you will sink into the turf.
Read More

SM West Band Notes, April 28 2019

Notes from Mr. Thomas: Seniors – The BAW Scholarship Packet and essay are due in the band office first thing Monday morning. Seniors – The Kelsie Smith Scholarship was emailed earlier this past week. Tuesday – We have a pep band for the 8th graders that are coming to visit us at 9:00a.m. There is a sign-up sheet in the front of the band room. I need your name on the list by Monday if you are going to play. Drum line we need all of you because you will have a spotlight performance in the auditorium at around 9:30. No need to wear Pep Band shirts unless you want…
Read More

SM West State Solo / Ensemble Results, 2019

From Mr. Thomas - Bravo to everyone. It did my heart well to listen to each solo and group and hear the improvement that has been made. Excellent work! I am proud of each of you and you should be as well. State Ratings, in order of appearance: II - Aiden Parkhurst – Snare Drum Solo II - Grace Loya – Oboe Solo II – Victoria Major – Flute Solo I – Corbin Wise – Clarinet Solo I – Brass Quintet – Nicholas Bern-Hoyt, Nathan Nguyen, Josh Knecht, Luke Demint, Paydn Bettendorf I – Victoria Major – Piccolo Solo I – Tess Coltvet – Clarinet Solo I – Alister Berns-Hoyt…
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Upcoming Band events for your planning

Monday – 6-8p Percussion. We are working on auditions for spots in the marching percussion section. Tuesday – 7p – West Area Band Festival. This involves only the Wind Ensemble and Overland Express along with the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade bands. OE will begin playing by 6:45 so should be in the building by 6:30. Wind Ensemble, please be in your spot by 6:45. This is Concert Dress. Wind Ensemble will have the rehearsal with 5th and 6th graders at 10a. Please get out of class by 9:45 to come to the gym to practice Fidgets. You will go back to class at the end of the hour. West…
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2019 Fall Band Camp

2019 Band Camp Dates:   Times for All camp dates are 8a-4p July 22-24        Percussion Camp July 25             Section Leaders/Drum Majors July 26             SL/DM with New Marchers  July 22-26        Color Guard July 29-Aug 2  FULL Band Camp Aug. 2              Ice Cream Social ALL Band parents and students 9-12 - 6:30p
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Preparing for Graduation

SM West Band at Graduation Tonight!

Call time is 6:15 at South Stadium to get set up and ready.  We will begin playing shortly after 6:30.  Dress nicely, similar to the Spring Concert.  However, please note it is typically cool when the sun goes down.  You will want long sleeves.  Ladies, you will want something on your legs or a long dress or skirt.  You will also not want to wear heels, maybe wedges, or you will sink into the turf.
Read More

SM West Band Notes, April 28 2019

Notes from Mr. Thomas: Seniors – The BAW Scholarship Packet and essay are due in the band office first thing Monday morning. Seniors – The Kelsie Smith Scholarship was emailed earlier this past week. Tuesday – We have a pep band for the 8th graders that are coming to visit us at 9:00a.m. There is a sign-up sheet in the front of the band room. I need your name on the list by Monday if you are going to play. Drum line we need all of you because you will have a spotlight performance in the auditorium at around 9:30. No need to wear Pep Band shirts unless you want…
Read More

SM West State Solo / Ensemble Results, 2019

From Mr. Thomas - Bravo to everyone. It did my heart well to listen to each solo and group and hear the improvement that has been made. Excellent work! I am proud of each of you and you should be as well. State Ratings, in order of appearance: II - Aiden Parkhurst – Snare Drum Solo II - Grace Loya – Oboe Solo II – Victoria Major – Flute Solo I – Corbin Wise – Clarinet Solo I – Brass Quintet – Nicholas Bern-Hoyt, Nathan Nguyen, Josh Knecht, Luke Demint, Paydn Bettendorf I – Victoria Major – Piccolo Solo I – Tess Coltvet – Clarinet Solo I – Alister Berns-Hoyt…
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Upcoming Band events for your planning

Monday – 6-8p Percussion. We are working on auditions for spots in the marching percussion section. Tuesday – 7p – West Area Band Festival. This involves only the Wind Ensemble and Overland Express along with the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade bands. OE will begin playing by 6:45 so should be in the building by 6:30. Wind Ensemble, please be in your spot by 6:45. This is Concert Dress. Wind Ensemble will have the rehearsal with 5th and 6th graders at 10a. Please get out of class by 9:45 to come to the gym to practice Fidgets. You will go back to class at the end of the hour. West…
Read More

2019 Fall Band Camp

2019 Band Camp Dates:   Times for All camp dates are 8a-4p July 22-24        Percussion Camp July 25             Section Leaders/Drum Majors July 26             SL/DM with New Marchers  July 22-26        Color Guard July 29-Aug 2  FULL Band Camp Aug. 2              Ice Cream Social ALL Band parents and students 9-12 - 6:30p
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Preparing for Graduation

SM West Band at Graduation Tonight!

Call time is 6:15 at South Stadium to get set up and ready.  We will begin playing shortly after 6:30.  Dress nicely, similar to the Spring Concert.  However, please note it is typically cool when the sun goes down.  You will want long sleeves.  Ladies, you will want something on your legs or a long dress or skirt.  You will also not want to wear heels, maybe wedges, or you will sink into the turf.
Read More

SM West Band Notes, April 28 2019

Notes from Mr. Thomas: Seniors – The BAW Scholarship Packet and essay are due in the band office first thing Monday morning. Seniors – The Kelsie Smith Scholarship was emailed earlier this past week. Tuesday – We have a pep band for the 8th graders that are coming to visit us at 9:00a.m. There is a sign-up sheet in the front of the band room. I need your name on the list by Monday if you are going to play. Drum line we need all of you because you will have a spotlight performance in the auditorium at around 9:30. No need to wear Pep Band shirts unless you want…
Read More

SM West State Solo / Ensemble Results, 2019

From Mr. Thomas - Bravo to everyone. It did my heart well to listen to each solo and group and hear the improvement that has been made. Excellent work! I am proud of each of you and you should be as well. State Ratings, in order of appearance: II - Aiden Parkhurst – Snare Drum Solo II - Grace Loya – Oboe Solo II – Victoria Major – Flute Solo I – Corbin Wise – Clarinet Solo I – Brass Quintet – Nicholas Bern-Hoyt, Nathan Nguyen, Josh Knecht, Luke Demint, Paydn Bettendorf I – Victoria Major – Piccolo Solo I – Tess Coltvet – Clarinet Solo I – Alister Berns-Hoyt…
Read More

Upcoming Band events for your planning

Monday – 6-8p Percussion. We are working on auditions for spots in the marching percussion section. Tuesday – 7p – West Area Band Festival. This involves only the Wind Ensemble and Overland Express along with the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade bands. OE will begin playing by 6:45 so should be in the building by 6:30. Wind Ensemble, please be in your spot by 6:45. This is Concert Dress. Wind Ensemble will have the rehearsal with 5th and 6th graders at 10a. Please get out of class by 9:45 to come to the gym to practice Fidgets. You will go back to class at the end of the hour. West…
Read More

2019 Fall Band Camp

2019 Band Camp Dates:   Times for All camp dates are 8a-4p July 22-24        Percussion Camp July 25             Section Leaders/Drum Majors July 26             SL/DM with New Marchers  July 22-26        Color Guard July 29-Aug 2  FULL Band Camp Aug. 2              Ice Cream Social ALL Band parents and students 9-12 - 6:30p
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Preparing for Graduation

SM West Band at Graduation Tonight!

Call time is 6:15 at South Stadium to get set up and ready.  We will begin playing shortly after 6:30.  Dress nicely, similar to the Spring Concert.  However, please note it is typically cool when the sun goes down.  You will want long sleeves.  Ladies, you will want something on your legs or a long dress or skirt.  You will also not want to wear heels, maybe wedges, or you will sink into the turf.
Read More

SM West Band Notes, April 28 2019

Notes from Mr. Thomas: Seniors – The BAW Scholarship Packet and essay are due in the band office first thing Monday morning. Seniors – The Kelsie Smith Scholarship was emailed earlier this past week. Tuesday – We have a pep band for the 8th graders that are coming to visit us at 9:00a.m. There is a sign-up sheet in the front of the band room. I need your name on the list by Monday if you are going to play. Drum line we need all of you because you will have a spotlight performance in the auditorium at around 9:30. No need to wear Pep Band shirts unless you want…
Read More

SM West State Solo / Ensemble Results, 2019

From Mr. Thomas - Bravo to everyone. It did my heart well to listen to each solo and group and hear the improvement that has been made. Excellent work! I am proud of each of you and you should be as well. State Ratings, in order of appearance: II - Aiden Parkhurst – Snare Drum Solo II - Grace Loya – Oboe Solo II – Victoria Major – Flute Solo I – Corbin Wise – Clarinet Solo I – Brass Quintet – Nicholas Bern-Hoyt, Nathan Nguyen, Josh Knecht, Luke Demint, Paydn Bettendorf I – Victoria Major – Piccolo Solo I – Tess Coltvet – Clarinet Solo I – Alister Berns-Hoyt…
Read More

Upcoming Band events for your planning

Monday – 6-8p Percussion. We are working on auditions for spots in the marching percussion section. Tuesday – 7p – West Area Band Festival. This involves only the Wind Ensemble and Overland Express along with the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade bands. OE will begin playing by 6:45 so should be in the building by 6:30. Wind Ensemble, please be in your spot by 6:45. This is Concert Dress. Wind Ensemble will have the rehearsal with 5th and 6th graders at 10a. Please get out of class by 9:45 to come to the gym to practice Fidgets. You will go back to class at the end of the hour. West…
Read More

2019 Fall Band Camp

2019 Band Camp Dates:   Times for All camp dates are 8a-4p July 22-24        Percussion Camp July 25             Section Leaders/Drum Majors July 26             SL/DM with New Marchers  July 22-26        Color Guard July 29-Aug 2  FULL Band Camp Aug. 2              Ice Cream Social ALL Band parents and students 9-12 - 6:30p
Read More
Preparing for Graduation

SM West Band at Graduation Tonight!

Call time is 6:15 at South Stadium to get set up and ready.  We will begin playing shortly after 6:30.  Dress nicely, similar to the Spring Concert.  However, please note it is typically cool when the sun goes down.  You will want long sleeves.  Ladies, you will want something on your legs or a long dress or skirt.  You will also not want to wear heels, maybe wedges, or you will sink into the turf.
Read More

SM West Band Notes, April 28 2019

Notes from Mr. Thomas: Seniors – The BAW Scholarship Packet and essay are due in the band office first thing Monday morning. Seniors – The Kelsie Smith Scholarship was emailed earlier this past week. Tuesday – We have a pep band for the 8th graders that are coming to visit us at 9:00a.m. There is a sign-up sheet in the front of the band room. I need your name on the list by Monday if you are going to play. Drum line we need all of you because you will have a spotlight performance in the auditorium at around 9:30. No need to wear Pep Band shirts unless you want…
Read More

SM West State Solo / Ensemble Results, 2019

From Mr. Thomas - Bravo to everyone. It did my heart well to listen to each solo and group and hear the improvement that has been made. Excellent work! I am proud of each of you and you should be as well. State Ratings, in order of appearance: II - Aiden Parkhurst – Snare Drum Solo II - Grace Loya – Oboe Solo II – Victoria Major – Flute Solo I – Corbin Wise – Clarinet Solo I – Brass Quintet – Nicholas Bern-Hoyt, Nathan Nguyen, Josh Knecht, Luke Demint, Paydn Bettendorf I – Victoria Major – Piccolo Solo I – Tess Coltvet – Clarinet Solo I – Alister Berns-Hoyt…
Read More

Upcoming Band events for your planning

Monday – 6-8p Percussion. We are working on auditions for spots in the marching percussion section. Tuesday – 7p – West Area Band Festival. This involves only the Wind Ensemble and Overland Express along with the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade bands. OE will begin playing by 6:45 so should be in the building by 6:30. Wind Ensemble, please be in your spot by 6:45. This is Concert Dress. Wind Ensemble will have the rehearsal with 5th and 6th graders at 10a. Please get out of class by 9:45 to come to the gym to practice Fidgets. You will go back to class at the end of the hour. West…
Read More

2019 Fall Band Camp

2019 Band Camp Dates:   Times for All camp dates are 8a-4p July 22-24        Percussion Camp July 25             Section Leaders/Drum Majors July 26             SL/DM with New Marchers  July 22-26        Color Guard July 29-Aug 2  FULL Band Camp Aug. 2              Ice Cream Social ALL Band parents and students 9-12 - 6:30p
Read More
Preparing for Graduation

SM West Band at Graduation Tonight!

Call time is 6:15 at South Stadium to get set up and ready.  We will begin playing shortly after 6:30.  Dress nicely, similar to the Spring Concert.  However, please note it is typically cool when the sun goes down.  You will want long sleeves.  Ladies, you will want something on your legs or a long dress or skirt.  You will also not want to wear heels, maybe wedges, or you will sink into the turf.
Read More

SM West Band Notes, April 28 2019

Notes from Mr. Thomas: Seniors – The BAW Scholarship Packet and essay are due in the band office first thing Monday morning. Seniors – The Kelsie Smith Scholarship was emailed earlier this past week. Tuesday – We have a pep band for the 8th graders that are coming to visit us at 9:00a.m. There is a sign-up sheet in the front of the band room. I need your name on the list by Monday if you are going to play. Drum line we need all of you because you will have a spotlight performance in the auditorium at around 9:30. No need to wear Pep Band shirts unless you want…
Read More

SM West State Solo / Ensemble Results, 2019

From Mr. Thomas - Bravo to everyone. It did my heart well to listen to each solo and group and hear the improvement that has been made. Excellent work! I am proud of each of you and you should be as well. State Ratings, in order of appearance: II - Aiden Parkhurst – Snare Drum Solo II - Grace Loya – Oboe Solo II – Victoria Major – Flute Solo I – Corbin Wise – Clarinet Solo I – Brass Quintet – Nicholas Bern-Hoyt, Nathan Nguyen, Josh Knecht, Luke Demint, Paydn Bettendorf I – Victoria Major – Piccolo Solo I – Tess Coltvet – Clarinet Solo I – Alister Berns-Hoyt…
Read More

Upcoming Band events for your planning

Monday – 6-8p Percussion. We are working on auditions for spots in the marching percussion section. Tuesday – 7p – West Area Band Festival. This involves only the Wind Ensemble and Overland Express along with the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade bands. OE will begin playing by 6:45 so should be in the building by 6:30. Wind Ensemble, please be in your spot by 6:45. This is Concert Dress. Wind Ensemble will have the rehearsal with 5th and 6th graders at 10a. Please get out of class by 9:45 to come to the gym to practice Fidgets. You will go back to class at the end of the hour. West…
Read More

2019 Fall Band Camp

2019 Band Camp Dates:   Times for All camp dates are 8a-4p July 22-24        Percussion Camp July 25             Section Leaders/Drum Majors July 26             SL/DM with New Marchers  July 22-26        Color Guard July 29-Aug 2  FULL Band Camp Aug. 2              Ice Cream Social ALL Band parents and students 9-12 - 6:30p
Read More
Preparing for Graduation

SM West Band at Graduation Tonight!

Call time is 6:15 at South Stadium to get set up and ready.  We will begin playing shortly after 6:30.  Dress nicely, similar to the Spring Concert.  However, please note it is typically cool when the sun goes down.  You will want long sleeves.  Ladies, you will want something on your legs or a long dress or skirt.  You will also not want to wear heels, maybe wedges, or you will sink into the turf.
Read More

SM West Band Notes, April 28 2019

Notes from Mr. Thomas: Seniors – The BAW Scholarship Packet and essay are due in the band office first thing Monday morning. Seniors – The Kelsie Smith Scholarship was emailed earlier this past week. Tuesday – We have a pep band for the 8th graders that are coming to visit us at 9:00a.m. There is a sign-up sheet in the front of the band room. I need your name on the list by Monday if you are going to play. Drum line we need all of you because you will have a spotlight performance in the auditorium at around 9:30. No need to wear Pep Band shirts unless you want…
Read More

SM West State Solo / Ensemble Results, 2019

From Mr. Thomas - Bravo to everyone. It did my heart well to listen to each solo and group and hear the improvement that has been made. Excellent work! I am proud of each of you and you should be as well. State Ratings, in order of appearance: II - Aiden Parkhurst – Snare Drum Solo II - Grace Loya – Oboe Solo II – Victoria Major – Flute Solo I – Corbin Wise – Clarinet Solo I – Brass Quintet – Nicholas Bern-Hoyt, Nathan Nguyen, Josh Knecht, Luke Demint, Paydn Bettendorf I – Victoria Major – Piccolo Solo I – Tess Coltvet – Clarinet Solo I – Alister Berns-Hoyt…
Read More

Upcoming Band events for your planning

Monday – 6-8p Percussion. We are working on auditions for spots in the marching percussion section. Tuesday – 7p – West Area Band Festival. This involves only the Wind Ensemble and Overland Express along with the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade bands. OE will begin playing by 6:45 so should be in the building by 6:30. Wind Ensemble, please be in your spot by 6:45. This is Concert Dress. Wind Ensemble will have the rehearsal with 5th and 6th graders at 10a. Please get out of class by 9:45 to come to the gym to practice Fidgets. You will go back to class at the end of the hour. West…
Read More

2019 Fall Band Camp

2019 Band Camp Dates:   Times for All camp dates are 8a-4p July 22-24        Percussion Camp July 25             Section Leaders/Drum Majors July 26             SL/DM with New Marchers  July 22-26        Color Guard July 29-Aug 2  FULL Band Camp Aug. 2              Ice Cream Social ALL Band parents and students 9-12 - 6:30p
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