April 16-20 2024

KSHSAA Solo & Ensemble Festival April 13 (Regional)

  • Congratulations to all who participated! Those who earned “I” Ratings will perform Saturday, 4/27 @ Washburn Rural HS in Topeka, KS.
  • Please let a director know ASAP if you cannot participate
  • Soloists: rehearsal locations are available at SME for you and your accompanist (band/choir room/auditorium). Please schedule at least two rehearsals between now and 4/27 with your accompanist!

KSHSAA State Large Group Contest Thursday, April 18

  • Concert Band & Symphonic Band Participating @ Olathe East HS
  • Attire: Concert Black (please report to school in concert wear). Black shoes and black socks were an issue at the pre-festival concerts. Please make sure you have the appropriate footwear Thursday!
  • 7:30am: Concert Band Warmup @ SME
  • 8:05am: Symphonic Band Warmup @ SME
  • Please see detail itinerary here
  • Parent volunteers for the bus ride would be appreciated!

Jazz on the Bridge Friday, April 19 @ SM West HS

  • Blue Knights Perform @6:30pm on “The Bridge”, call time is 6pm in SMW Band Room
  • Blue Notes Perform @7:45pm in the “Jazz Cafe”, call time is 7:15pm in the SMW Orchestra Room
  • Attire: Dress-up casual, similar to PV Jazz Fest Attire. The temp will not be as warm – 60s.

2024 Flower Sale Pickup

  • Flowers will be available for pickup on Thursday, 4/18 from 3pm to the end of the day
  • Pickup location: courtyard outside band room & dropoff circle

East Area Band Festival Wednesday, April 24, 7pm @ SME Main Gym

  • Featuring all band students in the SME attendance area, grades 5-12!

Band End of Year Awards – Applications Due May 1st

Concert & Symphonic Band Spring Concert May 1, 7pm @ SME Auditorium

  • Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Small Ensembles

Jazz Night May 3, 7pm @ SME Auditorium

2025 SME Band Trip to Florida – Save the Dates!

  • March 13-19 2025. Subject to change only due to pricing or unforeseen travel circumstances
  • Performances at Disney and/or Universal, fun in the parks, travel to Clearwater/St. Pete’s Beach, and more!

NEW: SME Band Gear available at SME Team Store

  • Visit Store Here
  • Scroll down, under Design Options click “Arts” and “Band” to customize any SME gear. Band Parent gear, hoodies, polos, jackets, etc.