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Howdy folks. I hope y’all are doing well. I am passing along the next round of info that the school has asked us to share with you.

On Tuesday April 7th we will have a drop off of the current activity logs and pick-up for the new activity logs at the High School Campus from 10am-2pm and 3-7pm.  KISD is still offering meals to students 18 years of age or under, but starting today it will be from 10:30am-noon but only at the Primary Campus. Remember that all teachers are available via email should you have any questions or need assistance with the activities.

Please contact me if you have any questions or needs.
I would also like to get school owned and personal instruments into all students’ hands so we can be able to play through music for events coming up hopefully AND to be able to play through our Marching Show that is already in the works! Keep an eye out for that soon!
Again, we miss you and miss making music with all of you. Stay safe and we’ll chat with you soon.
Mr. C

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School plan update March 24th 2020

Good morning.

Our administration has asked that teachers reach out to our students to share the following information.

Students will be completing Academic Conformation Logs for core subjects.  All high school students will be completing the same activities sheets, and should plan to take about 30 minutes for each subject.These will be available online through the Kemp Webpage starting Wednesday March 25th.

They may also be picked up at one of the 4 locations on Wednesday afternoon between 4-7pm.  We will also have school supplies and books available if needed as well.

Spring Market-221 South State Hwy 274-Kemp, Texas (across from KHS)

Cedar Creek Plaza-Northwest Corner Intersection of State Hwy 274 and FM 85-Seven Points, Texas

Dollar General-18385 FM 148 Kemp, Texas (Just West of Lively Store)

Calvary Baptist Church-State Hwy 274 at Kaufman County Road 4044-County Line Road

Kemp ISD is also providing bagged breakfast and lunch for any students 18 years of age or younger beginning Wednesday March 25th for curbside pickup at Kemp JH or Kemp Primary between 10:30-11:30 each day. Either location is an option for your family.


We are also having a Read-A-Thon.

Please see upcoming living tree posts for more detailed information.

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Please continue to check the school website for more information also.

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High School UIL Concert Contests March 3rd and 4th

Tuesday March 3rd-Symphonic Band

Practice in the band hall 1st and 2nd period. Load trailer and change into uniforms.

9:45am Depart for Canton High School

11:00am Warm up

11:30am Performance

12:00pm Sight-read

12:30pm Load up and return to Kemp

1:15pm Unload, hang up uniforms, eat lunch.

The cafeteria will remain open for us for lunch. If you don’t want cafeteria food, make sure you bring your own in the morning.


Wednesday March 4th-Honor Band

Practice in the band hall 1st. Load trailer and change into concert blacks.

9:45am Depart for Canton High School

11:00am Warm up

11:30am Performance

12:00pm Sight-read

12:30pm Load up and return to Kemp

1:15pm Unload, hang up uniforms, eat lunch.

The cafeteria will remain open for us for lunch. If you don’t want cafeteria food, make sure you bring your own in the morning.

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UIL Solo & Ensemble results from Sat February 1st. 2020

40 Kemp High School Band Students competed in the Region 3 Solo and Ensemble Competition this past Saturday at North Garland High School.  Students either performed an individual solo or was a member of a small group of similar instruments.  Some competed in both categories as well.
The students perform their music for one judge who then gives that performance a rating.  The rating score ranges from Division 1, which is the highest score you can achieve, down through Division 5.  Each solo or ensemble is classified into 3 groups.  Class 1 is the most difficult (including the “Virtuoso Class” which does not require memorization to advance to state), Class 2 is of a medium range and Class 3 is on an easier level.
Here is the list of students that earned a Division 1 rating from their judges…
Class 3 solo Division 1 winners
Skyler Kilgore-Trumpet
Ian Murphy-Trumpet
Hunter Barnett-Trombone
Jason De la Garza-Trombone
Martin Torres-Baritone
Class 2 solo Division 1 winners
Manuel Diaz-Trumpet
Tyler Gilbert-Trumpet
Catherine Gaishin-French Horn
Maggie Wright-French Horn
KC Chandler-Trombone
Esteban Ramirez-Baritone
Noe White-Baritone
Bobby Aguilar-Tuba
Class 1 solo Division 1 winners
Heather McDougald-Flute
Garrett Overton-Tenor Sax
Daisy Villanueva-Trumpet
Marcus Aguilar-French Horn
David Sparks-Tuba
This next group of students received a Division 1 on their Class 1 solo or ensemble and will be advancing to the STATE SOLO AND ENSEMBLE COMPETITION IN MAY!
Jayda Simon-Clarinet solo-virtuoso class
Brittany Sehion-Snare solo-performed from memory
Jazmin Montoya-Marimba solo-performed from memory
Brass Quintet
Marcus Aguilar
Bobby Aguilar
KC Chandler
Tyler Gilbert
Daisy Villanueva
Percussion Ensemble
Jack Cantrell
Collin Haley
Jazmin Montoya
Gracie Perry
Jesus Portillo
Nathan Salazar
Brittany Sehion
J.T. Spears
We are very proud of all who participated in the competition.  It takes months of hard work to prepare for this contest.  Congrats again to all of our Kemp kiddos success!

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Solo and Ensemble Contest Saturday February 1st.



We will be meeting at the high school band hall at 5:45am this Saturday for Solo and Ensemble Contest.  Please be on time and make sure you have had breakfast.

Students need to be dressed in appropriate contest performance clothing and must follow the dress code.  Nice dress/blouse/dress pants for the ladies.  Slacks/dress pants/button down and tie or polo shirt for the guys.

We will be at North Garland High School this year.

2109 W Buckingham Rd, Garland, TX 75042

Performances start promptly at 8:00am and run through the 1-2pm hour. Hopefully, all scores will be in our hands by 3:00ish and we would be home around 4 to 5:00pm.  If there is any change, we will send out a message.

Parents may check out their children if they have finished with their performances if they wish.  They must check out in person with their child face to face with a director. Mr. Christy will be on hand to do so. Please see that you have his cell number.

There will be concessions at the contest site.  I would urge the students to have enough money for snacks and lunch as this can be a long day of waiting.

Students may bring a change of clothes for after their performance.  Again, it must be dress code.

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High School Area Auditions

For those going to area auditions…we will be meeting at the band hall at 6:45am to load up to head to Argyle High School this Saturday the11th.  You need to bring food money for the day…concession stand while we are there and enough for a nice sit down meal after we are done.  We will be back around late afternoon/early evening depending on how quickly tryouts go.

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All Region band results from Monday Dec 9th

Kemp High School Band students had a great showing in the Association of Texas Small School Bands (A.T.S.S.B.) Region 3 All-Region auditions on Monday December 9th. Over 20 1A-4A school districts compete in Region 3 with approximately 600+ students in attendance. We had 20 students compete in the contest and had several of them earn a chair in one of the All–Region Bands.  These students will be traveling to Canton in January to be a part of one of the greatest region bands in the state.  Please congratulate these students on a very fine job.
Jayda Simon-1st chair Symphonic Band-Alto Clarinet
Kevin Tyler-4th chair Concert Band-Alto Sax
Garrett Overton-2nd chair Symphonic Band-Tenor Sax
Marcus Aguilar-5th chair Symphonic Band-French Horn
Esteban Ramirez-5th chair Concert Band-Baritone
David Sparks-4th chair Symphonic Band-Tuba
Robert Aguilar-7th chair Concert Band-Tuba
Jazmin Montoya-10th chair Concert Band-Percussion
In addition…
These 8 students will be representing Kemp High School at the AREA LEVEL (all of North Texas) at Argyle High School on January 11th.
These students will be gunning for a chance to advance to the ALL-STATE Band in February down in San Antonio.
Please give all of our kiddos a huge pat on the back for their GREAT accomplishment!

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Mattress Palooza! Kemp Band’s Fundraiser. Sunday December 8th 11am-6pm at Kemp High School.

Referral Coupon Flier for the Kemp High School Band Mattress Fundraiser

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Visit our Facebook event – Click “GOING”! INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! SHARE OUR POSTS!

Check out this cool video to see how it works:

Please help spread the word by sharing this information!

Kemp Band 2019 Referral Flier (1)

Thank you!

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Playoff game Thursday Nov. 14th in McKinney vs. Pottsboro

Bring your meal deal money. For those that paid for the full regular season, that has expired. All students that made an order needs to bring $5 for our Heritage Bakery sandwiches.

No uniforms this week. Come dressed for the colder weather.

We will be meeting right after school to get loaded up and ready to roll out as soon as we get our buses. We need to get on the road as quick as possible due to the distance and the route we are taking to avoid most of Dallas rush hour traffic.

Game time starts at 7:00pm. We are at the new McKinney ISD stadium and will be the visiting team.

4201 S. Hardin Blvd., McKinneyTX 75070

We will be combining with the Pottsboro band for our halftime performance. It’s always a great time for the students and the crowd loves it.

Halftime will be around 8:00-8:30

Game will end around 10:00ish

Estimated time back will be around 11:30pmish

We will send an update via the app when we are on the road back home.

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8th Grade Band Night-Reminder

Original post: made through LivingTree on 11/4/19

8th grade night is this Thursday, November 7th. This is an amazing and fun opportunity for the 8th graders to experience playing at a Varsity football game with the High School Band.

What is 8th Grade Band Night?

  • An opportunity for 8th grade students to experience what it’s like to be in the High School Band.
  • Creates friendships that carry on throughout their High School Careers.
  • Helps bridge the gap between Junior High and High School Band.
  • Students will experience performing on the football field alongside the High School Band.

All eligible 8th graders are expected to be in attendance. This event counts as a performance (test) grade. Ineligible students will need to complete an alternate assignment in order to meet the grade requirement. The only students that are ineligible are those that failed any of their classes on their most recent report card.

Transportation will be provided after school for those students that do not have a ride to the High School. All students must be at the High School Band Hall no later than 5:00pm. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to pick up their child after the game.

Date: THIS Thursday, October 7th

Time (estimate): 5:00pm to 10:30pmish- end time depends on the pace of the game

**Students will be allowed to check out with their parent/guardian when they are finished eating their meal during 3rd quarter.

**Parents/guardians are responsible for picking up their child after the game.

Half time: 8th graders will perform “The Hey Song” on the football field with the HS band

Location: Kemp High School

Attire: Orange Kemp JH Band Polo, blue jeans, and tennis shoes

Tickets: Student entry is FREE. Parents will need to purchase tickets to the game.

Food: The cost is $5 and covers an option of a hamburger/cheeseburger/2 hot dogs, chips, candy, and water. Students wanting to purchase a meal deal will need to turn in an order form. Money is due by Thursday.

*If you have any questions or concerns please email: or call: 903.498.1402.


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