SM West Band Notes, 30-Jan-2020

Pep Band Friday morning.  Get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room to prepare.  We will begin playing at 9:15.   Wear RED to support the Chiefs! Chili Supper tickets were given to the students on Tuesday.  They should have taken them home.  Parents, please help them sell ALL 10 tickets!  We need your help here.  ALL Ticket envelopes need to be returned February 6 with the money in the envelope and/or unsold tickets.  DO NOT lose them! Senior Pep Band members - Your Senior night is coming up on Tuesday, February 18.   If you have anything new to add to your bio, you need…
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Band Notes, Jan 20, 2020!

Hello everyone.  We’re looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow after a long 4-day weekend. We’re VERY proud of our students who auditioned for All-State band on Saturday.  We won’t find out for a few more days if they are in or not, but it is the journey that is most important.  The journey of improvement.  Being accepted into this All-State band or getting a I at contest, or getting scholarships, those all give incredible feelings, but they come when someone else sees fit to bestow them.  Feeling good about yourself and your accomplishments no one can give or take away! So what is coming up you ask – well I’m glad you asked!…
Read More

2019 KBA Marching Festival Schedule – SM West

From Mr. Thomas: Saturday:  KBA Marching Festival - STRANGE schedule.  Not my desire, but due to a packed performance schedule (28 bands), we must leave the campus at noon (fire marshal’s declaration), then if we are in finals, we will drive back.  Please eat breakfast prior to arrival in the morning.  You can eat lunch when we arrive back in KC.  Similarly, if we make it into finals, please eat before arrival back at West to return.  6:15a - Call time – come in T-shirt, shorts, socks, marching shoes etc.   Change into uniform, upon arrival at school. 6:45     Bus departs West 8:00     Bus arrives at Topeka Washburn University             Warm-up 9:30     Preliminary performance 9:50     Change into street clothes to watch other bands…
Read More
SM West Drum Majors at Kansas Bandmasters Association

2019 Kansas Bandmasters Competition Schedule

Kansas Band News has announced the schedule for the 2019 Kansas Bandmasters Marching Band Competition - Shawnee Mission West Pride will be marching at 9:30 AM! Step-off Band (Class) 8:00 AM Bishop Carroll Screamin' Eagles (Gold) 8:15 AM McLouth High School Marching Band(Gold) 8:30 AM Wichita East Marching Blue Aces (Gold) 8:45 AM De Soto High School Marching Wildcats (Blue) 9:00 AM Olathe Northwest Raven Pride (Blue) 9:15 AM Blue Valley Southwest High School Band (White) 9:30 AM Shawnee Mission West Marching Band (White) 10:00 AM Free State High School Band (White) 10:15 AM GCHS Marching Stampede (Blue) 10:30 AM "The Pride of Southwest Kansas" (Blue) 10:45 AM EHS Band…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Homecoming Parade

2019 Homecoming Parade

The SM West homecoming parade will begin at approximately 1:30 pm in the circle drive of Shawnee Mission West High School.  The parade proceeds down 85th Street to Santa Fe Drive and concludes at Overland Park Elementary School.  Parents and guests are invited to attend or watch along the parade route. Stay tuned to the SM West Band Facebook page for any updates or changes for weather.
Read More

Hair Dye Time!

The band did so well at their car wash this year they beat the goal set by Mr. Thomas - so he held up his end of the deal and had his hair dyed pink! Mr. Hupe too! All of the photos, in full resolution without watermark are available on our Smugmug photo site; feel free to download, reuse, but do give credit to the photographer.
Read More

Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band

Shawnee Mission West Pride Band is proud of these four Freshman. This summer, they were selected to participate in the Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band this past July. Students from all over Kansas applied and only 90 were selected for this one day event conducted by national renowned conductor and teacher Erin Cole from Cobb County Georgia. L-R Quinlan Hall – Trombone Will Calhoun – Trumpet Kamryn Yates – Alto Sax Maddie Crowder – Clarinet
Read More

Quick Notes from Sept. BandAides West Meeting

Quick notes from the BandAides West meeting: Carwash - over $3,000 collected at the carwash locations! Still tallying count of cars and donations for total cars washed. For reimbursements of expenses, please use the BAWDisbursementForm.pdf from Charms, or have all approvals in an email, and turn that into Renee Loya, Treasurer; you can contact her at treasurer@bandaides.org Help is needed loading on to the field for the home football games. Sign up to help out, work out who grabs what to run speakers, flags and such on the field. You can reach out to Dawn Schnake, vprez@bandaides.org to find out more! Upcoming events: https://bandaides.org/wp/events/ 9/13: First home game vs South!…
Read More

Enroll in SMWest Area 5th/6th Grade Band

Welcome back to school! Like what you see our High School band doing with marching on the football field, championship competitions and brilliant concerts during the year? Well, it's easy to get started on that by enrolling in 5th or 6th grade band with Mr. Hupe! To enroll in 5th or 6th grade band simply fill out this online form! It's available to all students attending Apache, Comanche, McAuliffe, Overland Park, Pawnee, Rising Star, and Sunflower elementary schools! Again, to get started just fill out this simple form on Google Docs! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17no0aRvb3JTkAu5Barj6kPMeBi6fvxorWhDaXNviK28/edit?uiv=1
Read More

SM West Band Notes, 30-Jan-2020

Pep Band Friday morning.  Get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room to prepare.  We will begin playing at 9:15.   Wear RED to support the Chiefs! Chili Supper tickets were given to the students on Tuesday.  They should have taken them home.  Parents, please help them sell ALL 10 tickets!  We need your help here.  ALL Ticket envelopes need to be returned February 6 with the money in the envelope and/or unsold tickets.  DO NOT lose them! Senior Pep Band members - Your Senior night is coming up on Tuesday, February 18.   If you have anything new to add to your bio, you need…
Read More

Band Notes, Jan 20, 2020!

Hello everyone.  We’re looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow after a long 4-day weekend. We’re VERY proud of our students who auditioned for All-State band on Saturday.  We won’t find out for a few more days if they are in or not, but it is the journey that is most important.  The journey of improvement.  Being accepted into this All-State band or getting a I at contest, or getting scholarships, those all give incredible feelings, but they come when someone else sees fit to bestow them.  Feeling good about yourself and your accomplishments no one can give or take away! So what is coming up you ask – well I’m glad you asked!…
Read More

2019 KBA Marching Festival Schedule – SM West

From Mr. Thomas: Saturday:  KBA Marching Festival - STRANGE schedule.  Not my desire, but due to a packed performance schedule (28 bands), we must leave the campus at noon (fire marshal’s declaration), then if we are in finals, we will drive back.  Please eat breakfast prior to arrival in the morning.  You can eat lunch when we arrive back in KC.  Similarly, if we make it into finals, please eat before arrival back at West to return.  6:15a - Call time – come in T-shirt, shorts, socks, marching shoes etc.   Change into uniform, upon arrival at school. 6:45     Bus departs West 8:00     Bus arrives at Topeka Washburn University             Warm-up 9:30     Preliminary performance 9:50     Change into street clothes to watch other bands…
Read More
SM West Drum Majors at Kansas Bandmasters Association

2019 Kansas Bandmasters Competition Schedule

Kansas Band News has announced the schedule for the 2019 Kansas Bandmasters Marching Band Competition - Shawnee Mission West Pride will be marching at 9:30 AM! Step-off Band (Class) 8:00 AM Bishop Carroll Screamin' Eagles (Gold) 8:15 AM McLouth High School Marching Band(Gold) 8:30 AM Wichita East Marching Blue Aces (Gold) 8:45 AM De Soto High School Marching Wildcats (Blue) 9:00 AM Olathe Northwest Raven Pride (Blue) 9:15 AM Blue Valley Southwest High School Band (White) 9:30 AM Shawnee Mission West Marching Band (White) 10:00 AM Free State High School Band (White) 10:15 AM GCHS Marching Stampede (Blue) 10:30 AM "The Pride of Southwest Kansas" (Blue) 10:45 AM EHS Band…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Homecoming Parade

2019 Homecoming Parade

The SM West homecoming parade will begin at approximately 1:30 pm in the circle drive of Shawnee Mission West High School.  The parade proceeds down 85th Street to Santa Fe Drive and concludes at Overland Park Elementary School.  Parents and guests are invited to attend or watch along the parade route. Stay tuned to the SM West Band Facebook page for any updates or changes for weather.
Read More

Hair Dye Time!

The band did so well at their car wash this year they beat the goal set by Mr. Thomas - so he held up his end of the deal and had his hair dyed pink! Mr. Hupe too! All of the photos, in full resolution without watermark are available on our Smugmug photo site; feel free to download, reuse, but do give credit to the photographer.
Read More

Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band

Shawnee Mission West Pride Band is proud of these four Freshman. This summer, they were selected to participate in the Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band this past July. Students from all over Kansas applied and only 90 were selected for this one day event conducted by national renowned conductor and teacher Erin Cole from Cobb County Georgia. L-R Quinlan Hall – Trombone Will Calhoun – Trumpet Kamryn Yates – Alto Sax Maddie Crowder – Clarinet
Read More

Quick Notes from Sept. BandAides West Meeting

Quick notes from the BandAides West meeting: Carwash - over $3,000 collected at the carwash locations! Still tallying count of cars and donations for total cars washed. For reimbursements of expenses, please use the BAWDisbursementForm.pdf from Charms, or have all approvals in an email, and turn that into Renee Loya, Treasurer; you can contact her at treasurer@bandaides.org Help is needed loading on to the field for the home football games. Sign up to help out, work out who grabs what to run speakers, flags and such on the field. You can reach out to Dawn Schnake, vprez@bandaides.org to find out more! Upcoming events: https://bandaides.org/wp/events/ 9/13: First home game vs South!…
Read More

Enroll in SMWest Area 5th/6th Grade Band

Welcome back to school! Like what you see our High School band doing with marching on the football field, championship competitions and brilliant concerts during the year? Well, it's easy to get started on that by enrolling in 5th or 6th grade band with Mr. Hupe! To enroll in 5th or 6th grade band simply fill out this online form! It's available to all students attending Apache, Comanche, McAuliffe, Overland Park, Pawnee, Rising Star, and Sunflower elementary schools! Again, to get started just fill out this simple form on Google Docs! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17no0aRvb3JTkAu5Barj6kPMeBi6fvxorWhDaXNviK28/edit?uiv=1
Read More

SM West Band Notes, 30-Jan-2020

Pep Band Friday morning.  Get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room to prepare.  We will begin playing at 9:15.   Wear RED to support the Chiefs! Chili Supper tickets were given to the students on Tuesday.  They should have taken them home.  Parents, please help them sell ALL 10 tickets!  We need your help here.  ALL Ticket envelopes need to be returned February 6 with the money in the envelope and/or unsold tickets.  DO NOT lose them! Senior Pep Band members - Your Senior night is coming up on Tuesday, February 18.   If you have anything new to add to your bio, you need…
Read More

Band Notes, Jan 20, 2020!

Hello everyone.  We’re looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow after a long 4-day weekend. We’re VERY proud of our students who auditioned for All-State band on Saturday.  We won’t find out for a few more days if they are in or not, but it is the journey that is most important.  The journey of improvement.  Being accepted into this All-State band or getting a I at contest, or getting scholarships, those all give incredible feelings, but they come when someone else sees fit to bestow them.  Feeling good about yourself and your accomplishments no one can give or take away! So what is coming up you ask – well I’m glad you asked!…
Read More

2019 KBA Marching Festival Schedule – SM West

From Mr. Thomas: Saturday:  KBA Marching Festival - STRANGE schedule.  Not my desire, but due to a packed performance schedule (28 bands), we must leave the campus at noon (fire marshal’s declaration), then if we are in finals, we will drive back.  Please eat breakfast prior to arrival in the morning.  You can eat lunch when we arrive back in KC.  Similarly, if we make it into finals, please eat before arrival back at West to return.  6:15a - Call time – come in T-shirt, shorts, socks, marching shoes etc.   Change into uniform, upon arrival at school. 6:45     Bus departs West 8:00     Bus arrives at Topeka Washburn University             Warm-up 9:30     Preliminary performance 9:50     Change into street clothes to watch other bands…
Read More
SM West Drum Majors at Kansas Bandmasters Association

2019 Kansas Bandmasters Competition Schedule

Kansas Band News has announced the schedule for the 2019 Kansas Bandmasters Marching Band Competition - Shawnee Mission West Pride will be marching at 9:30 AM! Step-off Band (Class) 8:00 AM Bishop Carroll Screamin' Eagles (Gold) 8:15 AM McLouth High School Marching Band(Gold) 8:30 AM Wichita East Marching Blue Aces (Gold) 8:45 AM De Soto High School Marching Wildcats (Blue) 9:00 AM Olathe Northwest Raven Pride (Blue) 9:15 AM Blue Valley Southwest High School Band (White) 9:30 AM Shawnee Mission West Marching Band (White) 10:00 AM Free State High School Band (White) 10:15 AM GCHS Marching Stampede (Blue) 10:30 AM "The Pride of Southwest Kansas" (Blue) 10:45 AM EHS Band…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Homecoming Parade

2019 Homecoming Parade

The SM West homecoming parade will begin at approximately 1:30 pm in the circle drive of Shawnee Mission West High School.  The parade proceeds down 85th Street to Santa Fe Drive and concludes at Overland Park Elementary School.  Parents and guests are invited to attend or watch along the parade route. Stay tuned to the SM West Band Facebook page for any updates or changes for weather.
Read More

Hair Dye Time!

The band did so well at their car wash this year they beat the goal set by Mr. Thomas - so he held up his end of the deal and had his hair dyed pink! Mr. Hupe too! All of the photos, in full resolution without watermark are available on our Smugmug photo site; feel free to download, reuse, but do give credit to the photographer.
Read More

Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band

Shawnee Mission West Pride Band is proud of these four Freshman. This summer, they were selected to participate in the Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band this past July. Students from all over Kansas applied and only 90 were selected for this one day event conducted by national renowned conductor and teacher Erin Cole from Cobb County Georgia. L-R Quinlan Hall – Trombone Will Calhoun – Trumpet Kamryn Yates – Alto Sax Maddie Crowder – Clarinet
Read More

Quick Notes from Sept. BandAides West Meeting

Quick notes from the BandAides West meeting: Carwash - over $3,000 collected at the carwash locations! Still tallying count of cars and donations for total cars washed. For reimbursements of expenses, please use the BAWDisbursementForm.pdf from Charms, or have all approvals in an email, and turn that into Renee Loya, Treasurer; you can contact her at treasurer@bandaides.org Help is needed loading on to the field for the home football games. Sign up to help out, work out who grabs what to run speakers, flags and such on the field. You can reach out to Dawn Schnake, vprez@bandaides.org to find out more! Upcoming events: https://bandaides.org/wp/events/ 9/13: First home game vs South!…
Read More

Enroll in SMWest Area 5th/6th Grade Band

Welcome back to school! Like what you see our High School band doing with marching on the football field, championship competitions and brilliant concerts during the year? Well, it's easy to get started on that by enrolling in 5th or 6th grade band with Mr. Hupe! To enroll in 5th or 6th grade band simply fill out this online form! It's available to all students attending Apache, Comanche, McAuliffe, Overland Park, Pawnee, Rising Star, and Sunflower elementary schools! Again, to get started just fill out this simple form on Google Docs! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17no0aRvb3JTkAu5Barj6kPMeBi6fvxorWhDaXNviK28/edit?uiv=1
Read More

SM West Band Notes, 30-Jan-2020

Pep Band Friday morning.  Get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room to prepare.  We will begin playing at 9:15.   Wear RED to support the Chiefs! Chili Supper tickets were given to the students on Tuesday.  They should have taken them home.  Parents, please help them sell ALL 10 tickets!  We need your help here.  ALL Ticket envelopes need to be returned February 6 with the money in the envelope and/or unsold tickets.  DO NOT lose them! Senior Pep Band members - Your Senior night is coming up on Tuesday, February 18.   If you have anything new to add to your bio, you need…
Read More

Band Notes, Jan 20, 2020!

Hello everyone.  We’re looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow after a long 4-day weekend. We’re VERY proud of our students who auditioned for All-State band on Saturday.  We won’t find out for a few more days if they are in or not, but it is the journey that is most important.  The journey of improvement.  Being accepted into this All-State band or getting a I at contest, or getting scholarships, those all give incredible feelings, but they come when someone else sees fit to bestow them.  Feeling good about yourself and your accomplishments no one can give or take away! So what is coming up you ask – well I’m glad you asked!…
Read More

2019 KBA Marching Festival Schedule – SM West

From Mr. Thomas: Saturday:  KBA Marching Festival - STRANGE schedule.  Not my desire, but due to a packed performance schedule (28 bands), we must leave the campus at noon (fire marshal’s declaration), then if we are in finals, we will drive back.  Please eat breakfast prior to arrival in the morning.  You can eat lunch when we arrive back in KC.  Similarly, if we make it into finals, please eat before arrival back at West to return.  6:15a - Call time – come in T-shirt, shorts, socks, marching shoes etc.   Change into uniform, upon arrival at school. 6:45     Bus departs West 8:00     Bus arrives at Topeka Washburn University             Warm-up 9:30     Preliminary performance 9:50     Change into street clothes to watch other bands…
Read More
SM West Drum Majors at Kansas Bandmasters Association

2019 Kansas Bandmasters Competition Schedule

Kansas Band News has announced the schedule for the 2019 Kansas Bandmasters Marching Band Competition - Shawnee Mission West Pride will be marching at 9:30 AM! Step-off Band (Class) 8:00 AM Bishop Carroll Screamin' Eagles (Gold) 8:15 AM McLouth High School Marching Band(Gold) 8:30 AM Wichita East Marching Blue Aces (Gold) 8:45 AM De Soto High School Marching Wildcats (Blue) 9:00 AM Olathe Northwest Raven Pride (Blue) 9:15 AM Blue Valley Southwest High School Band (White) 9:30 AM Shawnee Mission West Marching Band (White) 10:00 AM Free State High School Band (White) 10:15 AM GCHS Marching Stampede (Blue) 10:30 AM "The Pride of Southwest Kansas" (Blue) 10:45 AM EHS Band…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Homecoming Parade

2019 Homecoming Parade

The SM West homecoming parade will begin at approximately 1:30 pm in the circle drive of Shawnee Mission West High School.  The parade proceeds down 85th Street to Santa Fe Drive and concludes at Overland Park Elementary School.  Parents and guests are invited to attend or watch along the parade route. Stay tuned to the SM West Band Facebook page for any updates or changes for weather.
Read More

Hair Dye Time!

The band did so well at their car wash this year they beat the goal set by Mr. Thomas - so he held up his end of the deal and had his hair dyed pink! Mr. Hupe too! All of the photos, in full resolution without watermark are available on our Smugmug photo site; feel free to download, reuse, but do give credit to the photographer.
Read More

Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band

Shawnee Mission West Pride Band is proud of these four Freshman. This summer, they were selected to participate in the Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band this past July. Students from all over Kansas applied and only 90 were selected for this one day event conducted by national renowned conductor and teacher Erin Cole from Cobb County Georgia. L-R Quinlan Hall – Trombone Will Calhoun – Trumpet Kamryn Yates – Alto Sax Maddie Crowder – Clarinet
Read More

Quick Notes from Sept. BandAides West Meeting

Quick notes from the BandAides West meeting: Carwash - over $3,000 collected at the carwash locations! Still tallying count of cars and donations for total cars washed. For reimbursements of expenses, please use the BAWDisbursementForm.pdf from Charms, or have all approvals in an email, and turn that into Renee Loya, Treasurer; you can contact her at treasurer@bandaides.org Help is needed loading on to the field for the home football games. Sign up to help out, work out who grabs what to run speakers, flags and such on the field. You can reach out to Dawn Schnake, vprez@bandaides.org to find out more! Upcoming events: https://bandaides.org/wp/events/ 9/13: First home game vs South!…
Read More

Enroll in SMWest Area 5th/6th Grade Band

Welcome back to school! Like what you see our High School band doing with marching on the football field, championship competitions and brilliant concerts during the year? Well, it's easy to get started on that by enrolling in 5th or 6th grade band with Mr. Hupe! To enroll in 5th or 6th grade band simply fill out this online form! It's available to all students attending Apache, Comanche, McAuliffe, Overland Park, Pawnee, Rising Star, and Sunflower elementary schools! Again, to get started just fill out this simple form on Google Docs! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17no0aRvb3JTkAu5Barj6kPMeBi6fvxorWhDaXNviK28/edit?uiv=1
Read More

SM West Band Notes, 30-Jan-2020

Pep Band Friday morning.  Get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room to prepare.  We will begin playing at 9:15.   Wear RED to support the Chiefs! Chili Supper tickets were given to the students on Tuesday.  They should have taken them home.  Parents, please help them sell ALL 10 tickets!  We need your help here.  ALL Ticket envelopes need to be returned February 6 with the money in the envelope and/or unsold tickets.  DO NOT lose them! Senior Pep Band members - Your Senior night is coming up on Tuesday, February 18.   If you have anything new to add to your bio, you need…
Read More

Band Notes, Jan 20, 2020!

Hello everyone.  We’re looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow after a long 4-day weekend. We’re VERY proud of our students who auditioned for All-State band on Saturday.  We won’t find out for a few more days if they are in or not, but it is the journey that is most important.  The journey of improvement.  Being accepted into this All-State band or getting a I at contest, or getting scholarships, those all give incredible feelings, but they come when someone else sees fit to bestow them.  Feeling good about yourself and your accomplishments no one can give or take away! So what is coming up you ask – well I’m glad you asked!…
Read More

2019 KBA Marching Festival Schedule – SM West

From Mr. Thomas: Saturday:  KBA Marching Festival - STRANGE schedule.  Not my desire, but due to a packed performance schedule (28 bands), we must leave the campus at noon (fire marshal’s declaration), then if we are in finals, we will drive back.  Please eat breakfast prior to arrival in the morning.  You can eat lunch when we arrive back in KC.  Similarly, if we make it into finals, please eat before arrival back at West to return.  6:15a - Call time – come in T-shirt, shorts, socks, marching shoes etc.   Change into uniform, upon arrival at school. 6:45     Bus departs West 8:00     Bus arrives at Topeka Washburn University             Warm-up 9:30     Preliminary performance 9:50     Change into street clothes to watch other bands…
Read More
SM West Drum Majors at Kansas Bandmasters Association

2019 Kansas Bandmasters Competition Schedule

Kansas Band News has announced the schedule for the 2019 Kansas Bandmasters Marching Band Competition - Shawnee Mission West Pride will be marching at 9:30 AM! Step-off Band (Class) 8:00 AM Bishop Carroll Screamin' Eagles (Gold) 8:15 AM McLouth High School Marching Band(Gold) 8:30 AM Wichita East Marching Blue Aces (Gold) 8:45 AM De Soto High School Marching Wildcats (Blue) 9:00 AM Olathe Northwest Raven Pride (Blue) 9:15 AM Blue Valley Southwest High School Band (White) 9:30 AM Shawnee Mission West Marching Band (White) 10:00 AM Free State High School Band (White) 10:15 AM GCHS Marching Stampede (Blue) 10:30 AM "The Pride of Southwest Kansas" (Blue) 10:45 AM EHS Band…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Homecoming Parade

2019 Homecoming Parade

The SM West homecoming parade will begin at approximately 1:30 pm in the circle drive of Shawnee Mission West High School.  The parade proceeds down 85th Street to Santa Fe Drive and concludes at Overland Park Elementary School.  Parents and guests are invited to attend or watch along the parade route. Stay tuned to the SM West Band Facebook page for any updates or changes for weather.
Read More

Hair Dye Time!

The band did so well at their car wash this year they beat the goal set by Mr. Thomas - so he held up his end of the deal and had his hair dyed pink! Mr. Hupe too! All of the photos, in full resolution without watermark are available on our Smugmug photo site; feel free to download, reuse, but do give credit to the photographer.
Read More

Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band

Shawnee Mission West Pride Band is proud of these four Freshman. This summer, they were selected to participate in the Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band this past July. Students from all over Kansas applied and only 90 were selected for this one day event conducted by national renowned conductor and teacher Erin Cole from Cobb County Georgia. L-R Quinlan Hall – Trombone Will Calhoun – Trumpet Kamryn Yates – Alto Sax Maddie Crowder – Clarinet
Read More

Quick Notes from Sept. BandAides West Meeting

Quick notes from the BandAides West meeting: Carwash - over $3,000 collected at the carwash locations! Still tallying count of cars and donations for total cars washed. For reimbursements of expenses, please use the BAWDisbursementForm.pdf from Charms, or have all approvals in an email, and turn that into Renee Loya, Treasurer; you can contact her at treasurer@bandaides.org Help is needed loading on to the field for the home football games. Sign up to help out, work out who grabs what to run speakers, flags and such on the field. You can reach out to Dawn Schnake, vprez@bandaides.org to find out more! Upcoming events: https://bandaides.org/wp/events/ 9/13: First home game vs South!…
Read More

Enroll in SMWest Area 5th/6th Grade Band

Welcome back to school! Like what you see our High School band doing with marching on the football field, championship competitions and brilliant concerts during the year? Well, it's easy to get started on that by enrolling in 5th or 6th grade band with Mr. Hupe! To enroll in 5th or 6th grade band simply fill out this online form! It's available to all students attending Apache, Comanche, McAuliffe, Overland Park, Pawnee, Rising Star, and Sunflower elementary schools! Again, to get started just fill out this simple form on Google Docs! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17no0aRvb3JTkAu5Barj6kPMeBi6fvxorWhDaXNviK28/edit?uiv=1
Read More

SM West Band Notes, 30-Jan-2020

Pep Band Friday morning.  Get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room to prepare.  We will begin playing at 9:15.   Wear RED to support the Chiefs! Chili Supper tickets were given to the students on Tuesday.  They should have taken them home.  Parents, please help them sell ALL 10 tickets!  We need your help here.  ALL Ticket envelopes need to be returned February 6 with the money in the envelope and/or unsold tickets.  DO NOT lose them! Senior Pep Band members - Your Senior night is coming up on Tuesday, February 18.   If you have anything new to add to your bio, you need…
Read More

Band Notes, Jan 20, 2020!

Hello everyone.  We’re looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow after a long 4-day weekend. We’re VERY proud of our students who auditioned for All-State band on Saturday.  We won’t find out for a few more days if they are in or not, but it is the journey that is most important.  The journey of improvement.  Being accepted into this All-State band or getting a I at contest, or getting scholarships, those all give incredible feelings, but they come when someone else sees fit to bestow them.  Feeling good about yourself and your accomplishments no one can give or take away! So what is coming up you ask – well I’m glad you asked!…
Read More

2019 KBA Marching Festival Schedule – SM West

From Mr. Thomas: Saturday:  KBA Marching Festival - STRANGE schedule.  Not my desire, but due to a packed performance schedule (28 bands), we must leave the campus at noon (fire marshal’s declaration), then if we are in finals, we will drive back.  Please eat breakfast prior to arrival in the morning.  You can eat lunch when we arrive back in KC.  Similarly, if we make it into finals, please eat before arrival back at West to return.  6:15a - Call time – come in T-shirt, shorts, socks, marching shoes etc.   Change into uniform, upon arrival at school. 6:45     Bus departs West 8:00     Bus arrives at Topeka Washburn University             Warm-up 9:30     Preliminary performance 9:50     Change into street clothes to watch other bands…
Read More
SM West Drum Majors at Kansas Bandmasters Association

2019 Kansas Bandmasters Competition Schedule

Kansas Band News has announced the schedule for the 2019 Kansas Bandmasters Marching Band Competition - Shawnee Mission West Pride will be marching at 9:30 AM! Step-off Band (Class) 8:00 AM Bishop Carroll Screamin' Eagles (Gold) 8:15 AM McLouth High School Marching Band(Gold) 8:30 AM Wichita East Marching Blue Aces (Gold) 8:45 AM De Soto High School Marching Wildcats (Blue) 9:00 AM Olathe Northwest Raven Pride (Blue) 9:15 AM Blue Valley Southwest High School Band (White) 9:30 AM Shawnee Mission West Marching Band (White) 10:00 AM Free State High School Band (White) 10:15 AM GCHS Marching Stampede (Blue) 10:30 AM "The Pride of Southwest Kansas" (Blue) 10:45 AM EHS Band…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Homecoming Parade

2019 Homecoming Parade

The SM West homecoming parade will begin at approximately 1:30 pm in the circle drive of Shawnee Mission West High School.  The parade proceeds down 85th Street to Santa Fe Drive and concludes at Overland Park Elementary School.  Parents and guests are invited to attend or watch along the parade route. Stay tuned to the SM West Band Facebook page for any updates or changes for weather.
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Hair Dye Time!

The band did so well at their car wash this year they beat the goal set by Mr. Thomas - so he held up his end of the deal and had his hair dyed pink! Mr. Hupe too! All of the photos, in full resolution without watermark are available on our Smugmug photo site; feel free to download, reuse, but do give credit to the photographer.
Read More

Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band

Shawnee Mission West Pride Band is proud of these four Freshman. This summer, they were selected to participate in the Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band this past July. Students from all over Kansas applied and only 90 were selected for this one day event conducted by national renowned conductor and teacher Erin Cole from Cobb County Georgia. L-R Quinlan Hall – Trombone Will Calhoun – Trumpet Kamryn Yates – Alto Sax Maddie Crowder – Clarinet
Read More

Quick Notes from Sept. BandAides West Meeting

Quick notes from the BandAides West meeting: Carwash - over $3,000 collected at the carwash locations! Still tallying count of cars and donations for total cars washed. For reimbursements of expenses, please use the BAWDisbursementForm.pdf from Charms, or have all approvals in an email, and turn that into Renee Loya, Treasurer; you can contact her at treasurer@bandaides.org Help is needed loading on to the field for the home football games. Sign up to help out, work out who grabs what to run speakers, flags and such on the field. You can reach out to Dawn Schnake, vprez@bandaides.org to find out more! Upcoming events: https://bandaides.org/wp/events/ 9/13: First home game vs South!…
Read More

Enroll in SMWest Area 5th/6th Grade Band

Welcome back to school! Like what you see our High School band doing with marching on the football field, championship competitions and brilliant concerts during the year? Well, it's easy to get started on that by enrolling in 5th or 6th grade band with Mr. Hupe! To enroll in 5th or 6th grade band simply fill out this online form! It's available to all students attending Apache, Comanche, McAuliffe, Overland Park, Pawnee, Rising Star, and Sunflower elementary schools! Again, to get started just fill out this simple form on Google Docs! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17no0aRvb3JTkAu5Barj6kPMeBi6fvxorWhDaXNviK28/edit?uiv=1
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SM West Band Notes, 30-Jan-2020

Pep Band Friday morning.  Get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room to prepare.  We will begin playing at 9:15.   Wear RED to support the Chiefs! Chili Supper tickets were given to the students on Tuesday.  They should have taken them home.  Parents, please help them sell ALL 10 tickets!  We need your help here.  ALL Ticket envelopes need to be returned February 6 with the money in the envelope and/or unsold tickets.  DO NOT lose them! Senior Pep Band members - Your Senior night is coming up on Tuesday, February 18.   If you have anything new to add to your bio, you need…
Read More

Band Notes, Jan 20, 2020!

Hello everyone.  We’re looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow after a long 4-day weekend. We’re VERY proud of our students who auditioned for All-State band on Saturday.  We won’t find out for a few more days if they are in or not, but it is the journey that is most important.  The journey of improvement.  Being accepted into this All-State band or getting a I at contest, or getting scholarships, those all give incredible feelings, but they come when someone else sees fit to bestow them.  Feeling good about yourself and your accomplishments no one can give or take away! So what is coming up you ask – well I’m glad you asked!…
Read More

2019 KBA Marching Festival Schedule – SM West

From Mr. Thomas: Saturday:  KBA Marching Festival - STRANGE schedule.  Not my desire, but due to a packed performance schedule (28 bands), we must leave the campus at noon (fire marshal’s declaration), then if we are in finals, we will drive back.  Please eat breakfast prior to arrival in the morning.  You can eat lunch when we arrive back in KC.  Similarly, if we make it into finals, please eat before arrival back at West to return.  6:15a - Call time – come in T-shirt, shorts, socks, marching shoes etc.   Change into uniform, upon arrival at school. 6:45     Bus departs West 8:00     Bus arrives at Topeka Washburn University             Warm-up 9:30     Preliminary performance 9:50     Change into street clothes to watch other bands…
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SM West Drum Majors at Kansas Bandmasters Association

2019 Kansas Bandmasters Competition Schedule

Kansas Band News has announced the schedule for the 2019 Kansas Bandmasters Marching Band Competition - Shawnee Mission West Pride will be marching at 9:30 AM! Step-off Band (Class) 8:00 AM Bishop Carroll Screamin' Eagles (Gold) 8:15 AM McLouth High School Marching Band(Gold) 8:30 AM Wichita East Marching Blue Aces (Gold) 8:45 AM De Soto High School Marching Wildcats (Blue) 9:00 AM Olathe Northwest Raven Pride (Blue) 9:15 AM Blue Valley Southwest High School Band (White) 9:30 AM Shawnee Mission West Marching Band (White) 10:00 AM Free State High School Band (White) 10:15 AM GCHS Marching Stampede (Blue) 10:30 AM "The Pride of Southwest Kansas" (Blue) 10:45 AM EHS Band…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Homecoming Parade

2019 Homecoming Parade

The SM West homecoming parade will begin at approximately 1:30 pm in the circle drive of Shawnee Mission West High School.  The parade proceeds down 85th Street to Santa Fe Drive and concludes at Overland Park Elementary School.  Parents and guests are invited to attend or watch along the parade route. Stay tuned to the SM West Band Facebook page for any updates or changes for weather.
Read More

Hair Dye Time!

The band did so well at their car wash this year they beat the goal set by Mr. Thomas - so he held up his end of the deal and had his hair dyed pink! Mr. Hupe too! All of the photos, in full resolution without watermark are available on our Smugmug photo site; feel free to download, reuse, but do give credit to the photographer.
Read More

Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band

Shawnee Mission West Pride Band is proud of these four Freshman. This summer, they were selected to participate in the Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band this past July. Students from all over Kansas applied and only 90 were selected for this one day event conducted by national renowned conductor and teacher Erin Cole from Cobb County Georgia. L-R Quinlan Hall – Trombone Will Calhoun – Trumpet Kamryn Yates – Alto Sax Maddie Crowder – Clarinet
Read More

Quick Notes from Sept. BandAides West Meeting

Quick notes from the BandAides West meeting: Carwash - over $3,000 collected at the carwash locations! Still tallying count of cars and donations for total cars washed. For reimbursements of expenses, please use the BAWDisbursementForm.pdf from Charms, or have all approvals in an email, and turn that into Renee Loya, Treasurer; you can contact her at treasurer@bandaides.org Help is needed loading on to the field for the home football games. Sign up to help out, work out who grabs what to run speakers, flags and such on the field. You can reach out to Dawn Schnake, vprez@bandaides.org to find out more! Upcoming events: https://bandaides.org/wp/events/ 9/13: First home game vs South!…
Read More

Enroll in SMWest Area 5th/6th Grade Band

Welcome back to school! Like what you see our High School band doing with marching on the football field, championship competitions and brilliant concerts during the year? Well, it's easy to get started on that by enrolling in 5th or 6th grade band with Mr. Hupe! To enroll in 5th or 6th grade band simply fill out this online form! It's available to all students attending Apache, Comanche, McAuliffe, Overland Park, Pawnee, Rising Star, and Sunflower elementary schools! Again, to get started just fill out this simple form on Google Docs! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17no0aRvb3JTkAu5Barj6kPMeBi6fvxorWhDaXNviK28/edit?uiv=1
Read More

SM West Band Notes, 30-Jan-2020

Pep Band Friday morning.  Get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room to prepare.  We will begin playing at 9:15.   Wear RED to support the Chiefs! Chili Supper tickets were given to the students on Tuesday.  They should have taken them home.  Parents, please help them sell ALL 10 tickets!  We need your help here.  ALL Ticket envelopes need to be returned February 6 with the money in the envelope and/or unsold tickets.  DO NOT lose them! Senior Pep Band members - Your Senior night is coming up on Tuesday, February 18.   If you have anything new to add to your bio, you need…
Read More

Band Notes, Jan 20, 2020!

Hello everyone.  We’re looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow after a long 4-day weekend. We’re VERY proud of our students who auditioned for All-State band on Saturday.  We won’t find out for a few more days if they are in or not, but it is the journey that is most important.  The journey of improvement.  Being accepted into this All-State band or getting a I at contest, or getting scholarships, those all give incredible feelings, but they come when someone else sees fit to bestow them.  Feeling good about yourself and your accomplishments no one can give or take away! So what is coming up you ask – well I’m glad you asked!…
Read More

2019 KBA Marching Festival Schedule – SM West

From Mr. Thomas: Saturday:  KBA Marching Festival - STRANGE schedule.  Not my desire, but due to a packed performance schedule (28 bands), we must leave the campus at noon (fire marshal’s declaration), then if we are in finals, we will drive back.  Please eat breakfast prior to arrival in the morning.  You can eat lunch when we arrive back in KC.  Similarly, if we make it into finals, please eat before arrival back at West to return.  6:15a - Call time – come in T-shirt, shorts, socks, marching shoes etc.   Change into uniform, upon arrival at school. 6:45     Bus departs West 8:00     Bus arrives at Topeka Washburn University             Warm-up 9:30     Preliminary performance 9:50     Change into street clothes to watch other bands…
Read More
SM West Drum Majors at Kansas Bandmasters Association

2019 Kansas Bandmasters Competition Schedule

Kansas Band News has announced the schedule for the 2019 Kansas Bandmasters Marching Band Competition - Shawnee Mission West Pride will be marching at 9:30 AM! Step-off Band (Class) 8:00 AM Bishop Carroll Screamin' Eagles (Gold) 8:15 AM McLouth High School Marching Band(Gold) 8:30 AM Wichita East Marching Blue Aces (Gold) 8:45 AM De Soto High School Marching Wildcats (Blue) 9:00 AM Olathe Northwest Raven Pride (Blue) 9:15 AM Blue Valley Southwest High School Band (White) 9:30 AM Shawnee Mission West Marching Band (White) 10:00 AM Free State High School Band (White) 10:15 AM GCHS Marching Stampede (Blue) 10:30 AM "The Pride of Southwest Kansas" (Blue) 10:45 AM EHS Band…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Homecoming Parade

2019 Homecoming Parade

The SM West homecoming parade will begin at approximately 1:30 pm in the circle drive of Shawnee Mission West High School.  The parade proceeds down 85th Street to Santa Fe Drive and concludes at Overland Park Elementary School.  Parents and guests are invited to attend or watch along the parade route. Stay tuned to the SM West Band Facebook page for any updates or changes for weather.
Read More

Hair Dye Time!

The band did so well at their car wash this year they beat the goal set by Mr. Thomas - so he held up his end of the deal and had his hair dyed pink! Mr. Hupe too! All of the photos, in full resolution without watermark are available on our Smugmug photo site; feel free to download, reuse, but do give credit to the photographer.
Read More

Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band

Shawnee Mission West Pride Band is proud of these four Freshman. This summer, they were selected to participate in the Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band this past July. Students from all over Kansas applied and only 90 were selected for this one day event conducted by national renowned conductor and teacher Erin Cole from Cobb County Georgia. L-R Quinlan Hall – Trombone Will Calhoun – Trumpet Kamryn Yates – Alto Sax Maddie Crowder – Clarinet
Read More

Quick Notes from Sept. BandAides West Meeting

Quick notes from the BandAides West meeting: Carwash - over $3,000 collected at the carwash locations! Still tallying count of cars and donations for total cars washed. For reimbursements of expenses, please use the BAWDisbursementForm.pdf from Charms, or have all approvals in an email, and turn that into Renee Loya, Treasurer; you can contact her at treasurer@bandaides.org Help is needed loading on to the field for the home football games. Sign up to help out, work out who grabs what to run speakers, flags and such on the field. You can reach out to Dawn Schnake, vprez@bandaides.org to find out more! Upcoming events: https://bandaides.org/wp/events/ 9/13: First home game vs South!…
Read More

Enroll in SMWest Area 5th/6th Grade Band

Welcome back to school! Like what you see our High School band doing with marching on the football field, championship competitions and brilliant concerts during the year? Well, it's easy to get started on that by enrolling in 5th or 6th grade band with Mr. Hupe! To enroll in 5th or 6th grade band simply fill out this online form! It's available to all students attending Apache, Comanche, McAuliffe, Overland Park, Pawnee, Rising Star, and Sunflower elementary schools! Again, to get started just fill out this simple form on Google Docs! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17no0aRvb3JTkAu5Barj6kPMeBi6fvxorWhDaXNviK28/edit?uiv=1
Read More

SM West Band Notes, 30-Jan-2020

Pep Band Friday morning.  Get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room to prepare.  We will begin playing at 9:15.   Wear RED to support the Chiefs! Chili Supper tickets were given to the students on Tuesday.  They should have taken them home.  Parents, please help them sell ALL 10 tickets!  We need your help here.  ALL Ticket envelopes need to be returned February 6 with the money in the envelope and/or unsold tickets.  DO NOT lose them! Senior Pep Band members - Your Senior night is coming up on Tuesday, February 18.   If you have anything new to add to your bio, you need…
Read More

Band Notes, Jan 20, 2020!

Hello everyone.  We’re looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow after a long 4-day weekend. We’re VERY proud of our students who auditioned for All-State band on Saturday.  We won’t find out for a few more days if they are in or not, but it is the journey that is most important.  The journey of improvement.  Being accepted into this All-State band or getting a I at contest, or getting scholarships, those all give incredible feelings, but they come when someone else sees fit to bestow them.  Feeling good about yourself and your accomplishments no one can give or take away! So what is coming up you ask – well I’m glad you asked!…
Read More

2019 KBA Marching Festival Schedule – SM West

From Mr. Thomas: Saturday:  KBA Marching Festival - STRANGE schedule.  Not my desire, but due to a packed performance schedule (28 bands), we must leave the campus at noon (fire marshal’s declaration), then if we are in finals, we will drive back.  Please eat breakfast prior to arrival in the morning.  You can eat lunch when we arrive back in KC.  Similarly, if we make it into finals, please eat before arrival back at West to return.  6:15a - Call time – come in T-shirt, shorts, socks, marching shoes etc.   Change into uniform, upon arrival at school. 6:45     Bus departs West 8:00     Bus arrives at Topeka Washburn University             Warm-up 9:30     Preliminary performance 9:50     Change into street clothes to watch other bands…
Read More
SM West Drum Majors at Kansas Bandmasters Association

2019 Kansas Bandmasters Competition Schedule

Kansas Band News has announced the schedule for the 2019 Kansas Bandmasters Marching Band Competition - Shawnee Mission West Pride will be marching at 9:30 AM! Step-off Band (Class) 8:00 AM Bishop Carroll Screamin' Eagles (Gold) 8:15 AM McLouth High School Marching Band(Gold) 8:30 AM Wichita East Marching Blue Aces (Gold) 8:45 AM De Soto High School Marching Wildcats (Blue) 9:00 AM Olathe Northwest Raven Pride (Blue) 9:15 AM Blue Valley Southwest High School Band (White) 9:30 AM Shawnee Mission West Marching Band (White) 10:00 AM Free State High School Band (White) 10:15 AM GCHS Marching Stampede (Blue) 10:30 AM "The Pride of Southwest Kansas" (Blue) 10:45 AM EHS Band…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Homecoming Parade

2019 Homecoming Parade

The SM West homecoming parade will begin at approximately 1:30 pm in the circle drive of Shawnee Mission West High School.  The parade proceeds down 85th Street to Santa Fe Drive and concludes at Overland Park Elementary School.  Parents and guests are invited to attend or watch along the parade route. Stay tuned to the SM West Band Facebook page for any updates or changes for weather.
Read More

Hair Dye Time!

The band did so well at their car wash this year they beat the goal set by Mr. Thomas - so he held up his end of the deal and had his hair dyed pink! Mr. Hupe too! All of the photos, in full resolution without watermark are available on our Smugmug photo site; feel free to download, reuse, but do give credit to the photographer.
Read More

Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band

Shawnee Mission West Pride Band is proud of these four Freshman. This summer, they were selected to participate in the Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band this past July. Students from all over Kansas applied and only 90 were selected for this one day event conducted by national renowned conductor and teacher Erin Cole from Cobb County Georgia. L-R Quinlan Hall – Trombone Will Calhoun – Trumpet Kamryn Yates – Alto Sax Maddie Crowder – Clarinet
Read More

Quick Notes from Sept. BandAides West Meeting

Quick notes from the BandAides West meeting: Carwash - over $3,000 collected at the carwash locations! Still tallying count of cars and donations for total cars washed. For reimbursements of expenses, please use the BAWDisbursementForm.pdf from Charms, or have all approvals in an email, and turn that into Renee Loya, Treasurer; you can contact her at treasurer@bandaides.org Help is needed loading on to the field for the home football games. Sign up to help out, work out who grabs what to run speakers, flags and such on the field. You can reach out to Dawn Schnake, vprez@bandaides.org to find out more! Upcoming events: https://bandaides.org/wp/events/ 9/13: First home game vs South!…
Read More

Enroll in SMWest Area 5th/6th Grade Band

Welcome back to school! Like what you see our High School band doing with marching on the football field, championship competitions and brilliant concerts during the year? Well, it's easy to get started on that by enrolling in 5th or 6th grade band with Mr. Hupe! To enroll in 5th or 6th grade band simply fill out this online form! It's available to all students attending Apache, Comanche, McAuliffe, Overland Park, Pawnee, Rising Star, and Sunflower elementary schools! Again, to get started just fill out this simple form on Google Docs! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17no0aRvb3JTkAu5Barj6kPMeBi6fvxorWhDaXNviK28/edit?uiv=1
Read More

SM West Band Notes, 30-Jan-2020

Pep Band Friday morning.  Get out of class at 8:45 to come to the band room to prepare.  We will begin playing at 9:15.   Wear RED to support the Chiefs! Chili Supper tickets were given to the students on Tuesday.  They should have taken them home.  Parents, please help them sell ALL 10 tickets!  We need your help here.  ALL Ticket envelopes need to be returned February 6 with the money in the envelope and/or unsold tickets.  DO NOT lose them! Senior Pep Band members - Your Senior night is coming up on Tuesday, February 18.   If you have anything new to add to your bio, you need…
Read More

Band Notes, Jan 20, 2020!

Hello everyone.  We’re looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow after a long 4-day weekend. We’re VERY proud of our students who auditioned for All-State band on Saturday.  We won’t find out for a few more days if they are in or not, but it is the journey that is most important.  The journey of improvement.  Being accepted into this All-State band or getting a I at contest, or getting scholarships, those all give incredible feelings, but they come when someone else sees fit to bestow them.  Feeling good about yourself and your accomplishments no one can give or take away! So what is coming up you ask – well I’m glad you asked!…
Read More

2019 KBA Marching Festival Schedule – SM West

From Mr. Thomas: Saturday:  KBA Marching Festival - STRANGE schedule.  Not my desire, but due to a packed performance schedule (28 bands), we must leave the campus at noon (fire marshal’s declaration), then if we are in finals, we will drive back.  Please eat breakfast prior to arrival in the morning.  You can eat lunch when we arrive back in KC.  Similarly, if we make it into finals, please eat before arrival back at West to return.  6:15a - Call time – come in T-shirt, shorts, socks, marching shoes etc.   Change into uniform, upon arrival at school. 6:45     Bus departs West 8:00     Bus arrives at Topeka Washburn University             Warm-up 9:30     Preliminary performance 9:50     Change into street clothes to watch other bands…
Read More
SM West Drum Majors at Kansas Bandmasters Association

2019 Kansas Bandmasters Competition Schedule

Kansas Band News has announced the schedule for the 2019 Kansas Bandmasters Marching Band Competition - Shawnee Mission West Pride will be marching at 9:30 AM! Step-off Band (Class) 8:00 AM Bishop Carroll Screamin' Eagles (Gold) 8:15 AM McLouth High School Marching Band(Gold) 8:30 AM Wichita East Marching Blue Aces (Gold) 8:45 AM De Soto High School Marching Wildcats (Blue) 9:00 AM Olathe Northwest Raven Pride (Blue) 9:15 AM Blue Valley Southwest High School Band (White) 9:30 AM Shawnee Mission West Marching Band (White) 10:00 AM Free State High School Band (White) 10:15 AM GCHS Marching Stampede (Blue) 10:30 AM "The Pride of Southwest Kansas" (Blue) 10:45 AM EHS Band…
Read More
Shawnee Mission West Homecoming Parade

2019 Homecoming Parade

The SM West homecoming parade will begin at approximately 1:30 pm in the circle drive of Shawnee Mission West High School.  The parade proceeds down 85th Street to Santa Fe Drive and concludes at Overland Park Elementary School.  Parents and guests are invited to attend or watch along the parade route. Stay tuned to the SM West Band Facebook page for any updates or changes for weather.
Read More

Hair Dye Time!

The band did so well at their car wash this year they beat the goal set by Mr. Thomas - so he held up his end of the deal and had his hair dyed pink! Mr. Hupe too! All of the photos, in full resolution without watermark are available on our Smugmug photo site; feel free to download, reuse, but do give credit to the photographer.
Read More

Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band

Shawnee Mission West Pride Band is proud of these four Freshman. This summer, they were selected to participate in the Kansas Bandmasters Honor Band this past July. Students from all over Kansas applied and only 90 were selected for this one day event conducted by national renowned conductor and teacher Erin Cole from Cobb County Georgia. L-R Quinlan Hall – Trombone Will Calhoun – Trumpet Kamryn Yates – Alto Sax Maddie Crowder – Clarinet
Read More

Quick Notes from Sept. BandAides West Meeting

Quick notes from the BandAides West meeting: Carwash - over $3,000 collected at the carwash locations! Still tallying count of cars and donations for total cars washed. For reimbursements of expenses, please use the BAWDisbursementForm.pdf from Charms, or have all approvals in an email, and turn that into Renee Loya, Treasurer; you can contact her at treasurer@bandaides.org Help is needed loading on to the field for the home football games. Sign up to help out, work out who grabs what to run speakers, flags and such on the field. You can reach out to Dawn Schnake, vprez@bandaides.org to find out more! Upcoming events: https://bandaides.org/wp/events/ 9/13: First home game vs South!…
Read More

Enroll in SMWest Area 5th/6th Grade Band

Welcome back to school! Like what you see our High School band doing with marching on the football field, championship competitions and brilliant concerts during the year? Well, it's easy to get started on that by enrolling in 5th or 6th grade band with Mr. Hupe! To enroll in 5th or 6th grade band simply fill out this online form! It's available to all students attending Apache, Comanche, McAuliffe, Overland Park, Pawnee, Rising Star, and Sunflower elementary schools! Again, to get started just fill out this simple form on Google Docs! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17no0aRvb3JTkAu5Barj6kPMeBi6fvxorWhDaXNviK28/edit?uiv=1
Read More