4/24-29 2023

NEW: SME Band Fan Merchandise

  • Stock up on your Lancer Band fan gear! We are partnered with FanCloth for a limited-time merchandise store.
  • Opportunity for you to purchase fan-gear for the fall ahead of time, avoid the back-to-school money crunch
  • This is not required attire for the kids — it’s for parents, friends, families, students, neighbors, ANY Lancer Band Fan!
  • Limited time offer. Incentives for kids who refer the most business
  • $$ for the band — the band receives $4-6 per item sold
  • Visit the merchandise store here

KSHSAA State Large Group Recap

  • Congratulations to the Concert and Symphonic Bands. Both groups played wonderfully! Concert Band earned a “2” Rating and Symphonic Band earned a “1” Rating.

Combined Concert/Symphonic Band Rehearsal Tuesday 4/25

  • Please report to band room when passing time begins

East Area Band Festival – Wednesday 4/26, 7pm @ SME Gym

  • 5-8th grade bands, Blue Knights Jazz Ensemble, Combined Concert/Symphonic Band
  • Call time for all groups: 6:30pm
  • Seminar combined SB/CB rehearsal on Tuesday 4/25, band room

State Solo & Ensemble Festival Saturday 4/29, all day @ Washburn Rural HS (Topeka KS)

  • Performance times will be sent to you as soon as they are received
  • Students/Parents please secure rides. We do not have district transportation available

Final Band Concert Wednesday, 5/3, 7pm @ SME Auditorium

  • Featuring: Small Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphonic Band
  • Call time for all students: 6:30pm

SME Jazz Night Friday, 5/5, 7pm @ SME Auditorium

  • Featuring the IHMS Jazz Band, SME Jazz Bands & WPQ Combo, and special guests: SME Chamber Singers
  • Tickets: Adults $10 @ the door – cash, card or venmo. Students free w/ SMSD ID

Band Banquet Monday 5/8, 6pm @ SME Auditorium

  • Senior Recognition, Band Awards, reception w/ “Chill in the Village” ice cream truck and desserts
  • Watch for more details in the coming weeks!

Marching Lancers Kickoff 5/15, 6:30pm @ SME Band room

  • Meet your 2023 Marching Lancer Drum Majors, Section Leaders and Section Musicians
  • Sight read pregame, pep-band and 2023 marching show music
  • Organize summer activities with your sections
  • Get hyped for 2023!

SME Graduation Band 5/16, 5:30pm @ SM NORTH Stadium

  • Concert and Symphonic Band members will perform a pre-graduation concert, perform “Pomp & Circumstance” for the procession, and the SME School Song for the Seniors.
  • Required concert for all concert/symphonic band members
  • Attire: Dress Nice — no jeans, sneakers, or t-shirts. Slacks, dress pants, dresses, dress shirt, blouse, polo, etc.
  • More details coming soon.