March 28-April 1, 2022

SMSD Symphonic Band Festival Tuesday, 3/29, 7pm @ SME

  • All 5 SMSD Symphonic bands performing. Dr. Paul Popiel, Director of Bands at KU, will be in attendance to provide feedback. He will work with our band 1st hour Wednesday morning.
  • Call time: 6:15
  • Dress: Concert Black (& gold Logan Lowrey pins)

Jazz Bands perform at Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival Friday, 4/1 @ Washburn University

  • Dress: Concert Black (& gold Logan Lowrey pins)
  • Dismissed @ 10:15am from 3rd hour classes
  • Depart 10:30am, arrive in Topeka @ 12pm
  • Lunch in Topeka – Students bring $10-20 for lunch
  • Blue Knights perform @ 3pm, clinic immediately follows
  • Blue Notes perform @ 4:30pm, clinic immediately follows
  • Return by 7:30pm

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Upcoming Band Events: Please check your calendar, the band calendar, and let us know if there are any questions or conflicts!

  • Tuesday, 3/29, 7pm @ SME: SMSD Symphonic Band Showcase (Symphonic Band only)
  • Friday, 4/1, dismiss at 10:15, return at 7pm: Washburn Jazz Festival (Blue Notes and Blue Knights)
  • Thursday, 4/7, 7pm @ SMNW: SMSD Concert Band Showcase (Concert Band only)
  • Saturday, 4/9, all day @ Olathe South HS: Regional Solo & Ensemble Festival
  • Tuesday, 4/12, 6:30pm @ SME: 5th Annual Mattress Sale parent/student kickoff meeting
  • Wednesday, 4/13, various times @ Blue Valley SWHS: State Large Groups (Concert, Symphonic Band)
  • Wednesday, 4/20, 6:30pm @ SME: East Area Band Festival (all bands)
  • Friday, 4/22, TBA @ SM West: Jazz on the Bridge
  • Friday, 4/29, 6:30pm @ SME: Jazz Night 2022
  • Saturday, 4/30, TBA @ Washburn Rural HS (Topeka): State Solo & Ensemble Festival
  • Sunday, 5/1, 10am-5pm @ SME: 5th Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser
  • Friday, 5/6, 6pm @ SME: Mr. Stinky Feet/SME London Trip Fundraiser
  • Wednesday, 5/11, 7pm @ SME: Spring Band Concert
  • Monday, 5/16, 6pm @ SME: Band Banquet & Awards
  • Tuesday, 5/17, 5pm @ SMN: Graduation (all 9th-11th graders in Concert/Symphonic Band)

Mr. Stinky Feet & SME Band London Trip Fundraising Concert 5/6/2022

  • Mark your calendars! The SME Band will be teaming up with renowned musician Jim Cosgrove, also known as “Mr. Stinky Feet” (also an SME Band Dad!)
  • Members of the SME Music Theory class are adapting some of his hit songs that he performed with the Kansas City Symphony for the SME band, and we will be performing together in the SME Auditorium
  • Event will feature guest artists, concessions, games, and fun family-oriented activities
  • All proceeds from the event will go toward the SME Lancer Band trip to London in December
  • Volunteers will be needed! Please email Phaedra, if you are interested in helping us run this awesome event
  • See Jim’s info here: