Clubs/Activities

Cadet Band
Cadet Band is the entry level concert band.  This ensemble is open to both beginning and experienced students.  The group performs in 2 concerts (one each semester) and has the possibility of a festival 
Junior Varsity Band
Junior Varsity Band is the intermediate level concert band.  This ensemble is made up of students who have a firm grasp on the workings of their instrument, and are able to create a clear, balanced tone.  The group performs in 2 concerts (one each semester) and attends at least one festival in the spring.
Varsity Band
Varsity Band is the advanced level concert band.  This competitive group is comprised of students who exhibit high levels of ability on their instrument, apply musical concepts quickly, and are able to take constructive criticism to continually push towards excellence as both an individual and a group.  The ensemble performs in several concerts, parades, and festivals throughout the year, and represents SMS at the Music in the Parks Festival in Kansas City in the spring.  Acceptance is through audition only.
Jazz Blue
Jazz Blue is the entry level jazz band.  This group, which is only offered during the spring semester, is open to students who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, bass guitar, and guitar.  Due to limited instrumentation, acceptance is audition based.  Jazz Blue performs at one concert and has the possibility of attending a festival in the spring.
Jazz Gold
Jazz Gold is the advanced level jazz band.  This ensemble is comprised of students who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, bass guitar, and guitar.  Due to limited instrumentation, acceptance is audition based.  Jazz Gold performs in several concerts, some school events, several festivals, and represents SMS at the Music in the Parks Festival in Kansas City in the spring.
CHOIR
 Seckman Middle School offers 6 performing ensembles – 3 for females, 2 for males, and one mixed group.  All choir classes are year-long.
Girls Glee
Girls Glee is the beginning level all-female choir.  This ensemble performs at 2 concerts (one each semester) and works on creating a strong foundation in music and singing.
Advanced Women’s Choir
Advanced Women’s Choir is the intermediate level all-female choir.  This group performs at 2 concerts (one each semester) and works on applying music fundamentals to create a full choral sound.
Treble Choir
Treble Choir is the advanced all-female choir.  This ensemble performs 2 concerts and participates in 2 festivals in the spring.  Acceptance is audition based.
Men’s Choir
Men’s Choir is the beginning level all-male choir.  This group performs at 2 concerts (one each semester) and works on creating a strong foundation in music and singing.
Advanced Men’s Choir
Advanced Men’s Choir is the advanced all-male choir.  This ensemble performs at 2 concerts and participates in 2 festivals in the spring.  Acceptance is audition based.
Concert Choir
Concert Choir is the premier vocal ensemble at SMS.  Comprised of 16 boys and 16 girls, this competitive group performs at multiple school and community events, several concerts, participates in a variety of festivals and honor groups, and represents SMS at the Music in the Parks Festival in Kansas City in the spring.  Acceptance is through audition only.

If you have any questions about the SMS Music Program, please contact one of the directors and we will be more than happy to speak with you.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with your student, and hope to see as many as possible join us in our tradition of fun, hard work, and excellence.

Mr. Joe Simino – SMS Band Director Mrs. Rachel Wohlers – SMS Choir Director
SiminoJ@foxC6.org  WohlersR@foxC6.org

INTRAMURALS:  Students have the opportunity to stay after school one day a week for 5-6 weeks and participate in basketball, volleyball, soccer, and track tournaments against the other middle schools in the district.  Mrs. Kasten and Mr. Wucher are the activity sponsors.

POMS(Dance Squad):  The SMS Dance Team is a group of talented dancers here at SMS.  They perform at the middle school intramural championships and school assemblies.  This group of dancers helps to promote school spirit at SMS.  They practice every Monday until 4:30.  Everyone is encouraged to come show their talent, even if you have no prior dance experience.  Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Mueller are the activity sponsors.

CHEERLEADING:  SMS cheerleading is a fantastic after school activity that builds teamwork and helps prepare the students for high school cheerleading.  SMS cheer combines the elements of dance, cheer, and stunts to create routines for all of the intramural games and assemblies.  SMS cheer builds school spirit and supports all of the teams associated with SMS.  Cheer meets once a week to practice.  Mrs. Stokes and Mrs. Wason are the activity sponsors.

RUNNING CLUB:  Running club is a group of students who wants to further the progress that was made during the cross country season.  The middle school students run with high school students under the supervision of the middle school or high school coach.  The focus of the program is less on competition and more on the benefit and love of running.  It is also open to those students who would like to explore running for next season.  Mrs. Heine and Mrs. Williams are the club sponsors.

CROSS COUNTRY:  Cross Country is a sport for both boys and girls and focuses on races ranging from 1.5 to 1.8 miles.  The philosophy is to develop young adults into fit, competitive runners while maintaining positive attitudes with strong regard for citizenship.  Cross country is the only MSHSAA sport offered at this level, and practices usually begin the first week of school and our last meet is usually at the end of October.  Cross country participates in 5-7 meets a season with other area schools.  Mrs. Heine, Mrs. Williams and Mr. Martin are the activity sponsors.


GREEN MACHINE:  Green Machine is an officially recognized Missouri Department of Conservation Stream Team.  We are Stream Team #2817 and have been recognized by the MO Department of Conservation this year for 10 years of service on the SMS campus.  The club is responsible for keeping  Rock Creek clean and monitoring the biological health of the creek.  We meet during the fall and spring, weather permitting, twice a month.  Mrs. Lary is the club sponsor.

SECKMAN HONOR SOCIETY:  The SMS honor society is selected from the student body based on five criteria:  citizenship, service, leadership, scholarship and character.  The chapter works on several community service projects.

The following are the criteria and process for selection into SMS honor society:

Students must have a 3.8 GPA or higher on their 1st semester report card.

  • Students must have scored Advanced on their previous year MAP score in at least one subject area.
  • All students meeting the above academic requirement will receive an application.
  • Teachers will be given a 5 point survey/questionnaire for student evaluation on a student’s character.
  • Teachers should include comments on the questionnaire/survey with evidence that reveals proof when a student scores below 3 points in any area.
  • There will be a 5 member selection committee.