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2019-20 Sumner HS Spartan Band & Color Guard

(Updated 8/3/19) 

Even though we'll be on the White Rock Trip as we have this e-mail BLAST, I needed to get it out early so you'll have it when you get home.  Again, I want to thank everyone so much for a very successful 29th Annual Sumner HS Summer Marching Band.  We had great performances in Bonney Lake, West Seattle, Olympia, Sumner, Downtown Seattle, and White Rock, BC.  As we head our own separate ways, remember the outstanding performances we had and make your 2019-20 year better for what you've done.  For students heading to colleges, thank you for being a part of the group and continued success in the future (and please stay in touch).  
For students heading back to Middle Schools, you will ALL be leaders in your groups - your directors will definitely be impressed by your improvement and excellence (and remember that we want you to be a part of the Summer MB next year as well).  Now, for the 2019-20 Sumner HS Band students, take a couple of weeks off and enjoy some time away from the Band (just so you know, Mrs. Carl and I will be out of town for a while so we'll be practicing what we preach - and there will be NO e-mail BLAST information from me until I return in Mid-August).  Get re-charged and ready for a very busy and exciting 2019-20 year coming up.  How busy???  I'm attaching the Sumner HS Band Program Calendar for August, September, October, November, and December to this BLAST so you can make plans, get organized and to see how many things we'll be doing right off the bat, which include:
  • District Convocation is on Monday August 26th and yes, like the calendar says, we have the Pre-Convocation rehearsal at 6:00PM on Sunday August 25th - the day after our annual Midnight Madness rehearsal.  We also have a one-day MB-CG Uniform Night on Wednesday August 21st so plan on making it to SHS for our first meeting on Tuesday August 20th!
  • We've got the Annual Washington State Fair Rodeo Parade on the 4th day of school this year - Friday September 6th - along with our first Home FB Game on that night as well!
  • Check out the very important Saturday Field Show rehearsals we have both on September 14th and November 2nd!
  • None of you have ever been to the Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival Parade in Leavenworth, WA - in fact, it's been 10 years or so since we've attended, so it's going to be a lot of fun to be a part of something new (unfortunately, the Vancouver Holiday Parade won't happen this year due to scheduling problems, but maybe next year).  It'll be fun to have an early overnight trip for us!
  • We always support our local Sumner area, and we will again as we perform at the annual "Come Walk With Me" Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Saturday October 5th!
  • We've got 3 BIG Field Show Competitions again this year:  the Harvest MB Competition on Saturday October 19th, our own Home Sunset Festival of Bands Competition on Saturday October 26th, and the BIG ONE - the Auburn Veterans Day Parade and Field Show Championships on Saturday November 9th - will this be our year??
  • Look at all the Home Basketball Pep Band and Wrestling Pep Band performances we have before the holidays this year - I think it's the most ever!  Don't forget to remind any alumni of our BIG Full-Group Alumni Pep Band Game on Friday December 20th (and this year it's even against Bonney Lake HS, so it'll be giant!)
We like to keep you busy and do amazing things, and I know we're going to do that this year, and we haven't even talked yet about the incredible first-ever HAWAII TRIP in March and the return to Portland later next Spring as the DEFENDING PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL GRAND FLORAL PARADE SWEEPSTAKES WINNER performing in the Starlight Parade!  What a year we have coming up for our Sumner HS Band Program!
So, enjoy a short break and get ready for a quick start to our 2019-20 year.  PLEASE Support our first-ever SBPA Garage Sale on August 9th and 10th (read the SBPA information) and thank you again for being a part of a GREAT Sumner HS Band Program!

Sumner HS Band Program Staff: 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Sumner High School Band Director    

Ellen Carl, Sumner High School Color Guard Advisor 

Emmanuel OlaiyaSumner High School Band Para-Pro and DrumLine Instructor

Sumner High School, 1707 Main Street, Sumner, WA  98390

  • (253) 891-5565: Band Office
  • (253) 891-5500: Sumner HS Main Office  (7:00AM-3:30PM)
  • (253) 891-5585: Sumner HS FAX
  • (360) 889-0080: Carl Home
  • (253) 307-5705: Mr. Carl‘s Cell
  • (253) 307-5706: Mrs. Carl‘s Cell
  • (509) 987-3350: Mr. Olaiya's Cell


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