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Band Notes -- Week of April 8th-14th

April 7, 2019






Jazz Band will meet at their regularly schedule times this week.

Tuesday - 7am, Wednesday - 7am, Friday - 7am 









2019 Drumline Audition Callbacks are Monday evening.

Percussion Ensemble will meet Tuesday evening.



 KSHSAA State Large Group Festival - Thursday, April 11th


This Thursday, our large choral, orchestra, and band ensembles will perform for adjudicators as part of our state assessment.  Students should make sure they know their bus assignments and departure times.  Performances are open to the public and are times are listed below.


Symphonic Band - Performs at 1:30pm in the Olathe South Auditorium

Wind Ensemble - Performs at 12:45pm in the Olathe South Auditorium

Symphonic Orchestra - Performs at 2:50pm in the Olathe Northwest Auditorium




Symphonic Band Students:

Eat Lunch EHT A, Pack & Load during EHT B

12:35pm - Depart ON for OS

1:10pm - Warmup

1:30pm - Performance

Students should be back to school at ~2:05pm



Wind Ensemble Students:

Bring $$ for Brunch

Stay in the Band Room for Advisory

10:10am - Load Buses & Depart ON for Big Biscuit

10:30am - Arrive and Eat at Big Biscuit

11:55am - Depart Big Biscuit for OS

12:25pm - Warmup

12:24pm - Performance

Non-Full Orchestra Students (Bus 1) - Load Bus and Depart for ON (arrive ~1:20pm)

Full Orchestra Students (Bus 2) - Load Bus and Depart for ONW

2:25pm - Full Orchestra Warmup

2:50pm - Full Orchestra Performance

The bus will pick us up after they finish their after-school routes.  Times are unknown.

 KSHSAA Regional Solo & Small Ensemble - Saturday, April 6th

Congratulations to all of our Solos and Ensembles that participated in great performances on Saturday!

Excellent Rating (II)
ON Flute Quintet
ON Clarinet Quartet
ON Woodwind Quartet
Ryan Butenhoff - Marimba
Kimma Edwards - Trombone
Mason Francis - Flute
Aaron Gssen - Euphonium
Brandon Holzmark - Marimba
Drew Holzmark - Trombone
Brooklyn Reynoso - Bassoon

Superior Rating (I)
ON Trombone Trio
ON Saxophone Quartet
'Rotating Brains' Percussion Quartet
'Ceremonium' Sym Band Percussion Ensemble
'Eye Irascible' Wind Ens Percussion Ensemble
Camden Brady - Snare Drum
Maddie Cain - Clarinet
Stevie Davis - Bass Clarinet
Claire Genis - Flute
Jenna Hall - Clarinet
Brandon Holzmark - Snare Drum
Halle Jones - Trombone
Cordelia Krapes - Alto Saxophone
Luke Martin - Snare Drum
Emma Mitchell - Bassoon
Sofia McCoy - Flute
Grace Zhu - Flute
Kaleb Zhu - Oboe

Congratulations to Nathaniel Martin and Jude Stapf, members of the Fountain City Youth Brass Band, for winning their FIFTH consecutive North American Brass Band Association Youth Championship this week!

Nathaniel Martin was also in the 1st Place Youth Ensemble Competition as a member of a tuba quartet, and the winner of the Youth Low Brass Solo Competition!























Our annual band banquet is on May 6th from 5:30pm-6:45pm prior to the concert.

It will be catered by Hy-Vee - Pastas, sauces, salad, and bread sticks

There will also be gluten free and vegetarian options as well.