Seaman High School
Topeka, Kansas


Posted: Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Great Topeka Duck Race—The Seaman High School Band needs your help to sell ducks for the Sertoma Clubs of Topeka. The Great Topeka Duck Race is held on September 12th. Below is how it works:

Ducks are being sold for $5.00 each. The band receives $2.50 of that purchase. The remaining amount is distributed to local programs throughout Topeka. (TARC, Boys and Girls Club, and The Capper Foundation, for example.) Each child in the band is challenged to try to sell at least 10 ducks each. Forms can be filled out and sent in or they can be ordered online. Forms will be sent home with each family at the cookout, but you can contact Stacy Colhouer/Booster President for more. Our team name online is Seaman Band Boosters. The deadline for purchasing a duck is September 10th with the race on Sept. 12th. Will you be a lucky duck and win one of the numerous prizes?

Website for ordering:

BWW Home Team Advantage—Each teammate has received a “Teammate Card” and every time they show this card at the sponsoring Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, we will donate 10% of their total bill (less promotional discounts and unless otherwise specified) back to your program.

Here is how the program works:

  1. Bring your Teammate Card into your sponsoring restaurant, during your season. Details are on your card.
  2. Show your card, on a mobile device or via printed copy, to your server and let them know you are part of the Home Team Advantage Program.
  3. The server will add 10% of your total sales to your team’s running total. It’s that easy!
  4. At the end of the season (June 1, 2016), Buffalo Wild Wings will donate the 10% of sales that your entire team generated throughout the season back to your team.

Click here for an electronic PDF copy of the card you can keep in your phone.

Band Contract

Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015

We ask that parents and band members complete and submit the 2015–2016 Band Contract. This online form is due no later than Friday, August 28th. Failure to submit by August 28th will result in a 0 for this assignment without the possibility of making the grade up.

Pit Crew

Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015

We are looking for a group of parents willing to sponsor and assist in setting up the field for each of our 4 festivals. If you are interested in helping us this year, please click here to sign up! This will be first-come-first-served.

Marching Camp Details

Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015


Monday, July 27–Thursday, August 6, 2015

July 27Band room (Staff, leadership, percussion, color guard, & drill team only)
July 28Band room (Above plus new students and freshmen)
July 29–31Band room (Full band)
August 3–6Band room (Full band)
August 6th at 6:00p Cookout with family and friends in SHS commons, followed by handbook information in auditorium and marching exhibition in stadium (approximately 7:30p)


Marching camp is held to get a head start on marching fundamentals, pre-game and half-time show prep, and for the band members to become familiar with each other in a band of about 220 members. It is imperative that all members are present every day of camp! When just one student is missing, it creates an empty spot on the field and becomes difficult for other students to learn movements, not to mention the missing student will be forced to catch up. Each student will be taught over 20 moves on the field and learn more than 10 songs in just 6 to 8 days of camp!

If a student is unable to attend camp for any reason, then it is requested that a parent e-mail Mr. Stahly ( as soon as possible so other practice arrangements can be made for the band during the student’s absence. Yes, it’s that important.


Instrument, music and marching folder. If the student’s instrument is one that is rented from the school, please make arrangements with Mr. Dease to get the instrument during the summer or exchange the SMS instrument at the beginning of camp. It will be very warm weather, so please wear appropriate clothing, bring a water bottle and wear tennis shoes!

***Registration is $30 upon check-in first day*** A white practice band shirt and insurance will be included in the camp fee. This cannot be paid from a student’s band account.


Each student will be provided his/her own marching folder before the end of the current school year and should begin working on playing the music. It is important to get the cobwebs out and be able to play most of the music prior to the first day of camp. Please note that it is expected that students will have all music memorized for the first football game. Don’t worry about memorization over the summer, just be sure to practice!


Director of BandsMr. Cary Stahly(785) 224-3843
Assistant DirectorMs. Anna Kennedy(913) 530-8263
Director of PercussionMr. Emory Dease(913) 530-2932
Front Line InstructorMr. David Liston(785) 393-0058
Leadership DirectorMs. Anna Reb(785) 221-1061
Color GuardCoachMrs. Sarah Brinkley(913) 424-3105
Drill Team CoachMs. Josie Price-Dease(785) 221-4162

2015–2016 Student Leadership Announced

Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Congratulations to the following students for their selection to the student leadership positions:

Drum Major
Molly Mulqueen
Assistant Drum Major
Jordan Hayes
Brett Broadbent
Cassidy Harden
WoodwindsBrass & Percussion
Head: Michelle SieveHead: Ryan Brown
Music: Michelle SieveMusic: Courtney Wohletz
M&M: Cassidy HardenM&M: Andrew Gill
Head: Maggie PuderbaughHead: John Baeten
Music: Maggie PuderbaughMusic: John Baeten
M&M: Audrey VanDyke, Leann IsaacsonM&M: Amanda McCommon
AltoLow Brass
Head: Natalie BrodineHead: Jordy Rowe
Music: Natalie BrodineMusic: Jordy Rowe
M&M: Nick Brady, Logan RuddyM&M: Bryce Teaford
Head: Sam RissenHead, Music, M&M: Dawson Johannes
Music: Sam Rissen 
M&M: Scott MonkPercussion
 Front Line: Elayna Bonnewell
 Snare: Alix Fisk
 Tenors: McKenna Miller
 Bass: Colton Brennan
 Cymbals: McKenna Deck

Using Charms

Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015

How to access parent/student information in Charms:

  1. Log on to, and click the “ENTER/LOGIN” link at upper right.
  2. Locate the “PARENT/STUDENT/MEMBERS LOGIN” section of the web page.
  3. Login to your child’s program account using the following school code: “SeamanHSBand”
  4. This will bring up the main parent page. This will allow you to look at the public calendar for your organization, event list, handouts, and other files.
  5. Clicking on an event on the calendar brings up the details for that event—such as times, attendance requirements, volunteer opportunities, and other event details. Note that if a calendar event is specifically assigned to your child, it may NOT show up on this calendar—check the “Student” calendar after entering the student’s ID number.
  6. When you enter your child’s ID NUMBER (provided by your director) as a Student Area Password, another more detailed screen appears with even more options to view your student’s uniform assignments, music assignments, financial records, forms, and inventory. Once you have first entered this ID number, you may create your own, unique password by clicking on the “lock” (Change Password) icon.
  7. Two areas in which you can help the director maintain his/her records:
    • Update Personal Information—if the director has allowed it, you may help make changes to your child’s student information page (such as updating phone numbers and email addresses if they change) to help the teacher communicate with you more effectively. Click the Personal Info button.
    • If your program has setup online payments, you can make credit card payments for fees, trips, and deposits to your student’s account. If credit card payment is activated, you will see blue buttons in the four main areas of the financial statement indicating your ability to make online payments.
  8. You will also see links to enter Practice Logs, view Grades, and use the Recording Studio if the teacher has enabled these options.
  9. Most importantly, the parent page assists both you and the teacher to communicate with each other. Stay up to date on what’s going on with your student!