Oct 2-7 2023

Welcome to Bandtober!! Only THREE WEEKS left in the marching season. Let’s finish strong!

SMSD Marching Showcase Monday, October 2, 7pm @ SM South Stadium

Featuring all 5 SMSD high school marching bands performing their 2023 field shows. Parents, friends & families are strongly encouraged to attend (it’s free)! This is a great preview of what our marching festivals are like. View the festival memo here

  • 5:15pm: Call time @SME. Dress into full uniforms (blue band shirts underneath); bring garment bag, gauntlets, etc.. NO HATS
  • 5:30pm: Depart for SM South
  • 6pm: Visual & Musical Warmup
  • 7pm: Event begins (we are 3rd)
  • 8:15pm: event finishes; load & return to SME
  • 9pm: Band room closed

Parent volunteer signup:


Tuesday, 10/3, All Day – Meddy’s Prairie Village Fundraiser

  • Lunch OR Dinner — dine at Meddy’s in Corinth Square. Must mention SME Band when ordering.
  • See the flyer here

Thursday, 10/5 – Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:30pm-7:30pm @ SME

Friday, 10/6 – Final Football Game & GLOW SHOW @ SM SOUTH Stadium

Call time: 5:15pm @SME. FULL UNIFORM. Dress in uniform bottoms, speedsters/black socks & show shirts before leaving SME. Bring overlays, hats & garment bags with you to SMS.

  • 5:45pm: Depart SME
  • 6:45: Pregame
  • 1st-2nd Quarter: Play in stands
  • Halftime: Full show run
  • 3rd Quarter: Break
  • 4th Quarter: Play in stands/prep for glow show
  • 10 Minutes after game ends: Perform FULL SHOW!

Glow Show Detials: Students will dress in lights (battery-powered LEDs work best), glowsticks, etc, and we will perform the show in the dark after the football game!

Volunteer Signups: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4DAEA622ABF94-44766454-fbgame

Saturday, 10/7 — Olathe Marching Invitational.

Ongoing Events & Info

Concessions Volunteers

  • This year we are in charge of nearly all home sporting event concession stand sales at SME. it’s a tremendous money-making opportunity for the program, but we need your help! If all students and parents worked at least 1 shift, we would have every shift covered. Please sign up here
  • Thank you to all who have volunteered so far!

KSMEA All-District Honor Band Tryouts

Auditions are quickly approaching (first weekend in November). Below are the materials that were passed out in May. If you have not begun preparing, please do so now!

From the Band Boosters

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?

Thanks to Mr. Stinky Feet for sponsoring the 2023 Marching Lancers!