April 22-27 2024

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

  • Student volunteers needed for setup after school Tuesday, 4/23
  • 7:40am – Symphonic Band Rehearsal in gym
  • 8:45am – Elementary students rehearse in gym (SB students welcome and help with kids)
  • 6pm – ALL CONCERT/SYMPHONIC brief combined rehearsal – Devil Dance, Rocketship
  • 6:45PM – Blue Knights (not in CB/SB) call time
  • Attire: Concert Black
  • 7pm – Concert begins. View program here
  • PARENTS: Bring cash for the 50/50 Raffle!

SPIN! Pizza Night – Eat Pizza, Support the Band!

  • Thursday, 4/24, online & in-person 4pm-8pm
  • View Flyer for details
  • Must mention in-store or online with code “giveback”

State Solo & Ensemble Festival Saturday 4/27, Washburn Rural HS

  • 5900 SW 61st St, Topeka, KS 66619
  • View schedule here
  • Students! Have you scheduled rehearsals with your accompanist?
  • Parents/family/friends are encouraged to attend the performance!

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

  • IHMS Jazz, Blue Notes, Blue Knights
  • $10 Entry donation
  • T-Shirts available at the door, $20 each

Concert, Symphonic & Jazz Band Audition videos due Friday, 5/3

Band Awards & Recognition (Banquet) May 6, 6pm, SME Auditorium

  • Senior Slideshow & Recognition: Superlatives, “John Philip Sousa” “Louis Armstrong” Awards
  • For all classes: “Logan Lowrey Spirit Awards”, “Most outstanding Marching/Pep/Concert/Jazz/Symphonic Member”, and more
  • End of year all-band memory slideshow
  • Treats & desserts before/after the ceremony
  • All families/students welcome!

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.