August 14-19 2023

Welcome, Mr. Rucker – Student Teacher

We have a student teacher with us this fall: Tabor Rucker, from Fort Hays State University! He is a percussionist, originally from Hoxie, KS, and will be working with all of our ensembles and classes this semester.

Freshmen LINK Day, Pep Band/Drumline: Tuesday, August 15

ALL FRESHMEN — when you get to school (between 7:15am-7:35am) report to the band room on your way to the Cafeteria and pick up your Blue SME Band Shirt and some goodies! View the freshmen first day details here


  • 7am: Drumline report.
  • 7:15am-7:40am: Drumline performs for students as they arrive
  • 7:45am: Drumline dismissed. Freshmen & Seniors head to LINK day locations
  • 12pm: Pep Band Report — Section Leaders, upper classmen
  • 12:20-12:40: Perform for Pep Rally in Gym
  • 1:25: Pep rally ends
  • 1:30: Dismissed

Band Rehearsals & Schedules Upcoming

  • View the Official SME Bell Schedule Here
  • Wednesday, August 16: All Bands, 7-period day. Bring instruments.
  • Thursday, August 17, EVEN Class day. Bring instruments.
  • Thursday, August 17 – MARCHING BAND – 6pm-8pm rehearsal. Please arrive no later than 5:45pm to set up. (Percussion 5:15pm).
  • All Bands — Friday, August 18: ODD Class day. Bring instruments.
  • All Bands — Saturday, August 19: Car Wash (see below)
  • Marching Band — Monday, August 21 — 7am rehearsals (Zero Hour) begin. 7am rehearsals run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday during Marching Band season (thru mid-October)

Band Car Wash Saturday, August 19, 9am-1pm

  • Saturday, August 19, 9am-1pm: SME Band Annual Car Wash
  • 10am: Pep Band Performance for Lancer Dancer Breakfast
  • 10:30am: Drumline Performance for Lancer Dancer Breakfast
  • All students expected to participate in at least 1 shift (signups in class)
  • Parent helpers, donations needed. Sign-up for donations and shifts here
  • Event flyer attached here – please help us advertise!
  • Tickets were handed out at the Marching Showcase and will be available in the band room for pickup. Each student is expected to sell 5 tickets — turn in envelopes with cash/check or leftover tickets
  • Parents who have buckets, towels, etc at home from last year – please bring to band room the week of the event
  • Support the Lancer Dancers by promoting and attending the annual Pancake Breakfast! Flyer Attached Here

Band Senior Pictures Tuesday, 8/22, 6-8pm

  • Location TBA. ALL Seniors – Marching, Concert, Jazz. Dress: Concert Black

From the Band Boosters

Planning Ahead

Lancer Day 2023 Parade & Home Football Game #1 is quickly approaching! It’s early this year — THURSDAY, August 31st (times are tentative)

  • 1pm — Parade from SME to PV Shops. Band costume theme for parade: Chess Game Pieces (see section leaders for details)
  • 2:30pm — students dismissed for dinner
  • 5pm: Call time @ SME for students & volunteers
  • 5:30pm: Travel to SM North Stadium
  • 6:50pm: Pregame Performance
  • 8:00pm: Halftime Show (Movement 1 & 2)

Volunteer signups for bus chaperones, prop & equipment helpers, water crew, etc., coming soon!

Join the Band App!

  • Please make sure everyone has downloaded the Band App — ‘real-time’ announcements, schedules, information
  • Students & Parents may also post pictures & videos
  • Please use (real) full name, photo in your profile
  • Join the Band App here
  • Have you paid your band fees for 2023-2024?