Season Apparel Order

All students will need to order specific items to outfit them for the season. Please read the following information so you are aware of what exactly is required of each student.

All students are required to have the following (ADT excluded):

  • Short-sleeve show shirt – purchased yearly
  • Gloves (percussionists excluded) – purchased yearly
  • Black marching shoes – purchased once and replaced if needed
    • We have many donated marching shoes from graduating seniors that students are welcome to for free, so please check out our uniform closet to get hooked up!
  • Black marching shorts – purchased once and replaced if needed
  • Crew Length black socks – purchased on your own as needed

To complete your order, please visit our store using this link. Online payment is not available at this time. When submitting your order please indicate how you will remit payment. Options available are the student’s fundraising account, checks, cash, or sending via PayPal.

Regarding PayPal: send to Seaman Viking Bands as “a friend.” If you send us money to the account as a merchant, we lose a percentage due to fees. This way I avoid having to charge you extra to cover the fees. Feel free to use the following graphics as reference when submitting payment in this way. Failure to do so will result in me cancelling the payment and asking you to send it again.

Payment is due by Tuesday, August 10th. This date is our first Tuesday Night Rehearsal (TNR) so physical payments can be dropped off on my desk then.

Parent/Guardian Meeting and Demonstration Night – Wednesday, August 4

One week from today is our parent/guardian meeting and demo night. It is highly encouraged for all to attend our 7pm meeting as we will discuss our handbook, fundraising, Winter Park, and answer any questions you may have about the upcoming school year.

We will begin our camp demonstration at 8pm in the stadium. The students will highlight the techniques learned at camp and show you a portion of the first movement from our competitive show. We hope to see a large turn out next Wednesday. The weather isn’t supposed to be infernal, so it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy some quality entertainment outdoors!

Senior Band Accounts

Any remaining funds in your accounts will need to go through the processes below. Please let me know your preference if you haven’t already done so:

  1. Funds will either be transferred to or held for siblings joining the program within 2 years.
  2. Transferred to a preferred student as a donation.
  3. A donation to the program to help students in need.

Returning School-Owned Instruments

If you are graduating or not returning next year and have a school-owned instrument, you are required to have it professionally cleaned and returned to us in proper condition in a timely manner. If you have more than one, choose what has been used the most to clean and repair. Transcripts and diplomas will be held until the instrument(s) is/are returned.

Band Booster Club Officers

As we return to a sense of normalcy in the fall, our Booster Club is going to get its engine up and running again! We are looking for volunteers to help organize water donations, marching festival meal prep and service, hosting the NEKMEA District Band Festival, and a few fundraising endeavors. The more parent help we can get to support the kids, the easier and more successful these large scale events can be. Sign up here!

Current openings are:

  • President – runs meetings, oversees operations, direct contact with directors
  • Vice President – facilitates volunteer opportunities
  • Treasurer – handles financial records and transactions
  • Secretary – takes minutes of the meetings and maintains/retains meeting records
  • “Pit Crew” – accompanies us to Marching Festivals and helps prepare the field, podiums, and front line equipment before our performances
  • Volunteer – no obligations, just ready and willing to help when asked

Summer Fireworks Sales

The fireworks stand online schedule is ready! Please click on the link below to sign up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4CA4AE22AA8-seaman1

This year we will start out only allowing each student to have TWO slots allocated to them. Those two slots may be filled as listed below. Please choose an option that works best for your student(s):

  • A student works two different time slots
  • A student and a parent/adult work together for a time slot
  • A parent/adult works two different time slots
  • Two parents/adults work together for a time slot

If you have any questions, please contact Vicky Smith at terry-vickysmith@cox.net.

Thank you!

Goodbye Charms…Hello Cut Time!

Our contract is coming to a close with Charms Office Assistant. I have decided that we will not renew and instead support a new program called Cut Time provided by people within the music industry. I understand that it is “another thing to remember a password for,” but we appreciate your willingness to help us communicate with you efficiently and keep up your financial accounts. Part of the student’s assignment for today was to register their profile. I ask that you, the Parents/Guardians, create your profile by following these steps:

  1. Go to www.cuttime.net (note: .NET not .COM) and select “Student/Parent Sign Up” at top of screen.
  2. Follow the instructions to fill out the registration form.
    • Choose your position as Student/Performer or Parent.
  3. Click the “Register Now” button.

I will receive an email with your request to join the group’s Cut Time account. Once approved, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to create a username and password. I will send instructions in next week’s weekly update on how to customize your profile and link yourself to your student’s profiles.

Over the course of the next few weeks I will be transferring the financial data over from Charms into Cut Time. We will no longer use Charms after January 1.

Class Expectations and GoogleMeet

Due to the size limitations on GoogleMeet (and every other platform), we have asked that all Seniors log into class at 8:15am so we can stagger instruction. All percussionists, no matter the grade level, need to log into the percussion-specific link at the regular start of class to meet with Mr. Dease.

Staff will instruct students on the content needed for that day’s playing/theory lesson. Students will then have the remainder of the period to complete their assignments. Students need to communicate with me or Stahly if assignments can not be completed on time.

Volunteer Basketball Pep Band

Due to social distancing restrictions, we are taking a volunteer pep band for the basketball games in December. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the volunteer form here: Volunteer Band.

December
4 – Fri – BBall v. Junction City
11 – Fri – BBall v. Emporia
15 – Tue – BBall v. Highland Park

We will be postponing any participation in basketball games until further notice.

All-District Musicians

Congratulations to the following Seaman musicians that auditioned and made the Northeast Kansas All-District ensembles. They are now eligible to audition for the Kansas All-State ensembles in January.

Orchestra
Riley Senne – Violin
Olivia Oliva – Cello
Tristan Vila – Bass

Concert Band
Molly McClimans – Trumpet
Emily Harmon – Tenor Sax
Natalie Shehi-Ohmes – Trumpet
Brynn Parrett – Flute
Samantha Viera – Percussion

Jazz Band
Riley Senne – Guitar
Tristan Vila – Bass
Molly McClimans – Trumpet
Corbin Mott – Trombone