April 17-21 2023

April 11 Booster Meeting Recap

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

2023 Band Camp Registration

  • We still have about 25 upperclassmen who need to register for the 2023 Band Camp. Please do so here!

Regional Solo & Ensemble Recap

  • Congrats to all of our students who prepared solos & ensembles for regionals yesterday.
  • Those who earned “I” ratings will play at the state festival on 4/29 at Washburn Rural HS in Topeka

State Large Group Festival Wednesday 4/19 – Symphonic & Concert Bands

  • Students are excused from classes all day. Both SB and CB will rehearse 1st hour
  • Buses depart for Blue Valley SW @ 9:45am
  • CONCERT BAND performs at 11:20am
  • SYMPHONIC BAND performs at 12:00pm
  • Performances are FREE and OPEN to the public
  • Bring money $$ for Lunch OR please pack a lunch. We will go eat after Symphonic Band performs
  • Return to SME by 2:15-2:30pm
  • Students should reach out to teachers to arrange makeups for tests, labs, etc…students may use class time Thursday or Friday to visit teachers for makeups.

Flower Fundraiser Pickup – Thursday, 4/20, 3-7pm

  • Flower baskets may be picked up from 3pm-7pm in the courtyard outside the band room. In the case of inclement weather, we will move inside to the cafeteria.
  • We sold approximately 170 flower baskets with a net profit of approximately $3,000. Great job!

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

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.