First off, thanks to the great work everyone did at the OP Parade last weekend! All of you represented SMS very well! ...and we stayed dry!
This week is Homecoming week! We will have 5th hr AM practice Wednesday morning between 7 and 7:30 to work on pregame and a little change we put in it for Homecoming. If it is raining, we will do an indoor rehearsal with 1st and 5th hr together.
Friday is a very busy day for us! There is a pep assembly during the day and 1st hour has a feature segment where we will go out on the gym floor and perform part of halftime then 5th hour will join us to play Soul Finger. We will wear band shirts for the pep assembly.
After lunch, 1st and 5th hours will be dismissed from class to come to the band room and put on your FULL MARCHING BAND UNIFORM for the Homecoming Parade. Make sure to bring all uniform parts (including black shoes and socks) to school. You can hang them in the band room. You'll get your shako, plume, gauntlets and gloves at school. Make sure to keep track of all uniform parts. It can get a little chaotic in the band room on this day.
Then we meet in the auditorium at 6PM in full uniform to get ready for the game. Pregame is earlier than usual because the Homecoming announcements are in between Pregame and the game. I plan to step off outside the bandroom at 6:25. After that, it is a normal game. Good luck to the band's candidates, Kate and Julian! The Indian Woods 8th grade band will also be joining us in the stands so they can see what this whole high school band thing is all about. Please be excellent ambassadors! Yep, its a busy day!
First hour has the Shawnee Mission Marching Festival next Monday night. Warm-up in full uniform at 6PM, festival at 7, we play 4th out of 5 groups. 5th hour gets extra credit if you attend to watch!