2023-2024 Band Audition Information
- Drum Major Auditions – March 21. Prep sessions Feb 14, 17, 21, 22
- Symphonic, Concert & Jazz Band Audition videos due March 24
- Section Leader Interviews – March 21 & 22
- Drumline Auditions – March 23
- Audition materials have been posted to Canvas via Google Drive
Drum Major Help/Prep Sessions with Mr. Smith
- Tuesday, 2/21 – Seminar
- Friday, 2/22 – 7am
Pep Band Tuesday 2/21 and Friday 2/24
- Tuesday: Blue Band, Olathe W. Friday: White Band, SM South
- Call time: 5pm
- Attire: Blue Band shirts — these are not optional! Please plan ahead
KMEA All-State Bands Thurs-Sat
- Congrats to Henry Revare for earning a spot in the All-State Jazz Band!
- Mr. Toepfer, Mr. Starnes & Mr. Smith will be in Wichita for the KS Music Educators’ Convention Thurs & Fri.
- We are lucky to have music subs for class and pep band – all rehearsals and activities will move forward as planned.
Basketball Concessions – Parent and Student Volunteers Needed
- Sign up for shifts here
- Students – earn credit toward your varsity/academic Band Letter (award at end of year)
Spring Fundraiser – Hanging Flower Baskets
NEW fundraiser for 2023. We will be partnering with Louisburg Nursery & Greenhouse in selling hanging spring flower baskets. You can choose sun or shade-loving plants, and baskets can also be converted into sitting porch plants. Before you purchase flowers this spring, see a band member!
Jazz Night 2023
Seeking a student artist to design our Jazz Night t-shirt (May 5). Let Mr. Toepfer know if you are interested! You do not have to be a member of the jazz bands to participate
Wednesday, March 1st 2023 – 7pm
- We do not have a ‘formal’ concert scheduled for the 3rd quarter so we can spend more time working fundamentals, solos & ensembles, and we added a couple festivals for jazz and symphonic band.
- Join us Wednesday 3/1 for an informal ‘pre-contest’ concert featuring both jazz bands and both concert bands. The symphonic band and blue knights are preparing for the UMKC Spring Festival and MNU jazz festival respectively.
Thursday March 9, UMKC Spring Festival – Symphonic Band
- Masterclasses for all instruments & convert observations – 11:30am-2:15pm
- Performance & Clinic: 6:30pm
- Details sent out last week. See itinerary here