Archived Announcements 9:2:19Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We are thrilled to introduce our new communication platform — The Jump App. The app will streamline activities, make it easy to find answers to questions and help the ONW band family stay connected. We will discuss this exciting communication tool at Meet the Band Night but want to give you the chance to download it before the meeting!
We’ve created specific Olathe Northwest Jumps, please follow the link that makes the most sense for you:
The Raven Pride Marching Band is coming off their most successful season in school history. Members of the Marching Band can join this Jump to stay in the loop. https://plm4.app.link/urxTo1FzPY
Members of the ONW Concert Band will want to join this Jump to keep up with home concerts, music festivals and other extracurricular concert band events. https://plm4.app.link/j7vvAADzPY
The four-time National Championship winning Raven Dance Team doubles as a color guard to perform at halftime with the band. Dance Team members can sync up here. https://plm4.app.link/FQbFdnHzPY
As the school year goes on, we will add on basketball, jazz band, and any other jumps that may be useful!
Or you can learn more by visiting https://thejump.com/ravenbands/
This Saturday, 25 of our Ravens band students have qualified to audition for All-State. These students have been working hard on a very competitive audition, and I know they will represent our school exceptionally well. Best wishes, and GO RAVENS!
Welcome back! For tomorrow’s game (Tuesday), I need to adjust the call time. The calendar shows 3:30, PLEASE ARRIVE BY 4:00 INSTEAD! I apologize, I am double booked with professional development meetings. You are welcome to come early and warm up, I’ll be sure the room is open and available to you. Excited to begin the new year!
Looks like we’re going to have another huge and awesome pep band this year! Thanks so much to everyone who signed up for this season. A couple of you have reached out asking if you can still sign up. Absolutely! The more the merrier! Join us and see if you like it. Veteran students, please be sure to wear your pep band shirt. New members, I have SOME of them in. Wear your favorite Raven spirit wear, I should be able to outfit most of you. We’ll have all the shirts in by our next game.
The ONW Area Band Festival will begin at 7:00 PM on Tuesday 2/4. All students perform in the gymnasiums with special guests from Prairie Trail and Summit Trail Middle Schools. Call time for the evening for performers will be 6:30, students are to dress in concert uniform (tuxes / dresses). If you have not picked up your concert uniform, please stop by this week during power 50 on THURSDAY, or I may need to ask you to purchase / rent your own. More to follow on the concert as the date gets closer.
It is an incredible achievement by our students to have two groups performing at this year’s Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) convention in Wichita this year! On Wednesday of this week, Raven Winds and Jazz I will be discussing what our preparations will look like as we start the new semester. I will send electronic copies of this information home asap. For now, please mark these important dates!
Tuesday February 25th: Send off concert (evening)
Friday February 28th: Convention performances in Wichita! (We will depart the day before on Thursday February 27th).
More to follow! Looking forward to exciting and musically rewarding performances!