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

Student and Parent/Guardian Informational Meeting

Mr. Stahly and Mrs. Kennedy will be providing a GoogleMeet Informational Meeting at 6:00pm on Wednesday, August 5th, in place of the in-person meeting originally scheduled. Our handbook, Charms, cookie dough, and Winter Park updates will be discussed. Please plan on attending virtually. If you are unable to do so, a recorded version will be available at a later time.

  • Link to join the meeting: https://meet.google.com/dwr-hxqb-dis
  • Disable your audio and video once you join.
  • Should you have any questions, please utilize the chat feature and we will address them.

We had a wonderful morning with our leadership, percussion, and ADT students today. We look forward to seeing our incoming freshmen and transfer students tomorrow morning. Here is a quick reminder of what to expect when you arrive and what to bring:

  1. Camp begins at 8am and concludes at 10am.
  2. $40 camp fee in either cash, check made to “Seaman Bank,” or PayPal.
  3. NO INSTRUMENTS are needed tomorrow, but we will play on Wednesday.
  4. Masks must be worn to and from vehicles and when not actively marching on the field.
  5. Students will be greeted with hand sanitizer by our leadership and will give them a “bubble” on the track to put personal belongings and stay distant as we wait for all to arrive.
  6. Have a water bottle with you.
  7. Wear tennis shoes and school appropriate outdoor wear.

It’s going to be a beautiful morning to spend time with each other and remember how to move our bodies! There might even be an opportunity for someone to win $5 cash money. Can we say Sonic Happy Hour?

See you tomorrow!

Camp Payment Clarification

We have had some questions about the camp payment and want to make sure that everyone understands how it works for this year.

“I am attending camp.”

The total cost is $40. This includes the white TNR T-shirt and insurance. Shirt sizes were collected at the end of the spring semester so we are able to distribute the first day of camp after payment is received. Funds in your Charms account may not be used for this payment. Please choose to submit your payment via PayPal (directions found in our last camp email), send cash, or a check written to “Seaman Bank.”

“I am not attending camp but have enrolled for the fall.”

You will be charged a separate $10 white TNR shirt fee through Charms, but no camp fee. Please notify Mr. Stahly at cstahly@usd345.com if this is your decision.

Marching Camp Update

We appreciate your patience as our staff and administration navigated the logistics of holding our marching camp during this unprecedented time.

Good news is………CAMP IS ON! Linked to this post you will find a PDF of the revised schedule and important procedures that will be taken before, during, and after our rehearsals. It is imperative that all students and parents/guardians take a moment to read this together to know what to expect and how to participate correctly.

Any questions you may have can be directed to myself or Mr. Stahly at cstahly@usd345.com. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GUNGLUW7tY6NQMQDh_9upvGshk62WuDR/view

Student Leadership Announced

2020–2021 Leadership Positions

Drum Major
Kaden Fox

Assistant Drum Major
Leah Forrer
Ellie Noble

Alternate
Amberly Sadler
Megan Bloom

Woodwinds

Flute
Head – Karsyn Russell
Music – Megan Bloom (pic)
Music – Brynn Parrett (flute)
M&M – Lizzie Cain

Clarinet
Head – Sam Feleay
Music – Maddison Hahn
M&M – Reece Adams

Alto
Head – MaKenna Dechand
Music, M&M – Konner Wells

Tenor
Emily Harmon

Uniform Managers
Sam Feleay – Head
Lana Denny
Lauren Feleay
Tanner McNutt
Aaron Orozco
Rachel Smith
Austin Stahl
Trenton Wallace

Brass & Percussion

Trumpet
Head – Molly McClimans
Music – Natalie Shehi-Ohmes
M&M – Emma Simpson

Horn
Samantha Myers

Trombone/Baritone
Head – Carter Stahly
Music – Corbin Mott
M&M – Aaron Orozco

Tuba
Stephen Reed

Percussion
Front Line – Riley Senne & Tuan Vu
Snare – Elise Schreiner
Tenors/Head – Samantha Viera
Bass – Veronica Martin