Schedule Change for Tonight

Slight change to tonight’s schedule due to weather: the marching demonstration will now be at 6:30 in the stadium, followed by the parent meeting at 7:30 in the auditorium. Food trucks will still start serving at 5.

Charms Order Information

Students were instructed today on how to submit their Charms apparel order for the season and what specific items they need. I will be providing the same information here.

Each member is required to have the items listed below to complete their uniform. “Yearly required items” must be purchased each fall for every student. “If needed items” are required to have each year, but can be reused yearly once initially purchased. “Extra items” are just for fun.

Family members are encouraged to purchase shirts, sweatshirts, or sweatpants to wear. Any parent intending on sponsoring or becoming part of our pit crew will need to have a show shirt.

Yearly Required Items:

  • 2019 Short-sleeved show shirt
  • 1 pair of marching gloves (Woodwinds and brass only)
  • Auxiliary Dance Team Tunic (ADT only)

If Needed Items:

  • Marching Shoes – donated shoes are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Marching Shorts – must be the ones we offer.
  • Dance pants (ADT only)
  • Jazz shoes (ADT only)

Extra Items (Not required to purchase):

  • Hoodie
  • Sweatpants
  • Drawstring Bag
  • Team Jacket (ADT only)
  • Team Bag (ADT only)

Charms Order Payment

There are multiple options to take care of payment for your order:

  1. PayPal – you will be redirected to PayPal and complete your payment there.
  2. Charms account balance – select “Bill and Print” as the payment option and I will transfer the funds over. If you would like to use a portion of your Charms balance or don’t have enough to cover the full cost, just bring the remaining cost in the form of cash or check to me.
  3. Cash or check to “Seaman Bank” – select “Bill and Print” and deliver the payment directly to me.

ORDERS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7TH!
PAYMENTS ARE DUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH!

Camp Fee Clarification

On all previous Spring correspondence, the camp fee was correctly listed at $35. In the last two updates, it was incorrectly listed at $30. Please be aware that all students are to bring their $35 camp fee the first day they come this week to receive their white TNR shirt. Cash or check made out to “Seaman Bank” are accepted. Fundraising accounts may not be used as a form of payment. Sorry for any confusion.

News from the Booster Club

“Snack and Yak” July 31st, Beginning at 7:45 a.m.

Band booster club president, Kristin Greig, will be in the commons area available to answer any parent’s questions about the Booster Club and provide information about how parents can become involved. Snacks will be provided!

August 7th Demo Night

  • Please bring a case of water to donate for the marching band season. Donations can be dropped off in the commons.
  • The following food trucks will be in the SHS bus loop at 5 p.m.
    • Hy-Vee (Mexican)
    • KB’s Smokehouse
    • Engroff Catering (Desserts)
    • Kona Ice
  • Each are donating a percentage of sales to the band booster club so please come and support our band and auxiliary!
  • Drawings for free band merchandise will be given away during the demonstration.

Good afternoon!

We have heard through our leadership that a great many of our students had not received the show music for this fall. To help remedy the situation, we have uploaded all show music to Charms. You should be able to find everything for “Warped” under the documents tab when you log in.

Camp is three weeks away. Are you ready?

Kennedy

Student Leadership Announced

2019–2020 Leadership Positions

Drum Major
Eric Patterson, Jr.

Assistant Drum Major
Leah Forrer
Eva Noble

Alternate
Molly Biggs
Kaden Fox

Woodwinds

Flute
Head – Molly Biggs
Music – Ellie Noble
Marching – Sierra Hahn

Clarinet
Head – Alexis Desch
Music – Peyton Sannan
Marching – Jade Essman

Alto
Head – Ian Filby
Music – Konner Wells
Marching – MaKenna Dechand

Tenor
Head, Music – Aleks Westjord
Marching – Tyler White

Brass & Percussion

Trumpet
Head – Molly McClimans
Music – McKenzie Szopinski
Marching – Blake Smith

Horn
Head, Music – Cara Dister
Marching – Samantha Myers

Low Brass
Head – Cameron Smith
Music – Kaden Fox
Marching – Carter Stahly

Tuba
Joseph Marr

Percussion
Front Line – Rachel Wilson
Snare – Kendyl Burks
Tenors – Austin Feldkamp
Bass – Veronica Martin

Marching Camp Details

SEAMAN VIKING MARCHING BAND CAMP

Monday, July 29–Wednesday, August 7, 2019
8:00am–12:00pm

July 29
Band room (Staff, leadership, percussion, color guard, & drill team only)

July 30
Band room (Above plus new students and freshmen)

July 31–August 2, and August 5–7
Band room (Full band)

August 7th at 6:00pm
Enjoy food trucks with family & friends in bus loop and commons, followed by handbook information in auditorium and marching exhibition in stadium (approximately 7:30pm).
*start of cookie dough fundraiser

CAMP FEE

A white practice band shirt and insurance will be included in the camp fee. This cannot be paid from a student’s band account. The $35 fee will be due on the student’s first day. Cash or checks made out to “Seaman Bank.”

CAMP INFO

Marching camp is held to get a head start on marching fundamentals, pre-game and halftime show prep, and for the band members to become familiar with each other in a band of about 180 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 20 songs in just 6 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 (cstahly@usd345.com) as soon as possible so other practice arrangements can be made for the band during the student’s absence. Yes, it’s that important.

WHAT TO BRING

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!

MARCHING MUSIC

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 pre-game and halftime music memorized for the first football game. Don’t worry about memorization over the summer, just be sure to practice!

CONTACT INFO

Director of Bands
Mr. Cary Stahly
cstahly@usd345.com
(785) 224-3843

Assistant Director
Mrs. Anna Kennedy
akennedy@usd345.com
(913) 530-8263

Director of Percussion
Mr. Emory Dease
edease@usd345.com
(913) 530-2932

Assistant Percussion Instructor
Mr. David Liston
david.liston@washburn.edu
(785) 393-0058

Leadership Director
Ms. Anna Reb
areb@usd345.com
(785) 221-1061

Auxiliary Dance Coach
Ms. Tara Hurt
thurt@usd345.com
(410) 474-6901

Assistant Dance Coach
Ms. Maggie Isaacson
(785) 221-4184