Shawnee Mission South High School offers band members a good basic
band program. The Boosters and our school club account are the
sources for all enhancements beyond that basic program. Many of
these enhancements are considered part of the band's standard
offering but, in truth, we must fund them. Such things as Drum
Major Camp for our student leaders, percussion instruction for
marching and concert band, busses for our third contest, the marching
bands drill design, our guest soloist in May, hosting the German
students to Overland Park, many of our school owned marching
instruments, projection and sound systems for the band room, etc,
etc. have all been provided completely or in part by the boosters and
club account. As you can see, the band program would not be the same
without this non-district financial support. The band would survive
without these things, but they make for a much better experience for
Please consider continued support to the band programs funding
by participating in one or more of the projects the Band Boosters
sponsor. The organization makes every effort to offer projects that
will be of interest and value to those who support us. Each is
picked by parents with the thought that they will be welcome and easy
for our membership and profitable for the program.
Please explore the website to learn about all of the different
opportunities. Of course, another option is to simply support the
program through a tax-deductible donation to the SMS Band Boosters or
SMS Band (school account).
We all saw the resources on display by many of the bands at our
contests last year. Lots of effort by many people goes into
supplying programs with that kind of equipment. I don't think we
need an 18-wheeler, but I do want our kids to have the best
equipment and instruction that can be reasonably be made available.
Listed below is my current wish list for the band. Thank you
for your continued support.