November 14-18 2022

This Week

Pit Orchestra Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

  • 3:00-4:30pm, band room

All London Travelers – Mandatory meeting Monday, 11/14, 7:00pm – Band room

  • All travelers must attend, or at least each student and a parent/guardian. Itinerary, Chaperone groups, flight/hotel assignments, roommates, “next steps” will be discussed.

London Chaperones: Final SMSD MVP Certification Tuesday 11/15, 9am @ SME

  • Location TBA (likely Library or Office Conference Room)
  • This is REQUIRED by the district to be a chaperone.

Concert & Symphonic Band Chair Placement Auditions Tuesday, Seminar

  • These will determine personnel and chair placement in spring concert bands. 
  • Live auditions Tuesday, November 15th, Seminar
  • Audition instructions
  • Excerpt cuts have been posted to Canvas

6th Grade Honor Band Wednesday, 3:30-5pm

  • Students interested in volunteering please contact Mr. Starnes

Blue Knights perform at Baker Jazz Festival Friday, 11/18

  • Rice Auditorium, Baker University – Baldwin City, KS
  • Performance time: 10:55am. Free and open to the public
  • Attire: dress darks – coats, button down, slacks, etc. no tie necessary
  • Students dismissed from class @8:45am. Leave SME @9am.
  • Post-performance clinic: 11:20am with adjudicator
  • Lunch: 12pm (bring $$)
  • Return to SME by 2:15pm

NEW & Upcoming

SME Band Holiday “Ugly Sweater” Concert December 1, 7pm, SME Auditorium

  • Blue Notes, Blue Knights, Marching (sit-down) Band.
  • Attire: wear your most festive ‘ugly sweater’! Must be school-appropriate and not be distracting to other students/audience members (i.e. no flashing lights, etc)

London Trip Announcements: Please read, several new and ACTION items

Repeat Information

Marching Band Souvenirs

Photos & Videos of the Band

Amazon Wish List

  • Has been updated here.
  • Random question…Did someone send a bunch of dog food and treats to the band room via Amazon? Let us know…