Junior High Band Fundraiser

“Our annual fundraiser will begin TOMORROW. We are excited about the unique opportunity our partnership with Great American offers with the Tuition Rewards Program. More information is available at www.tuitionrewards.com/gao Meanwhile, be on the lookout for the information packets coming home with your students. The fundraiser will be between October 20th and November 3rd. Thank you for your help and support!”

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UIL Marching Contest Wednesday Oct. 18th at 4:00pm and Thursday FB Game

UIL REGION MARCHING CONTEST

October 18, 2017

Mesquite Memorial Stadium

 

 

Itinerary

 

12:08p.m.            All will eat during “A” lunch. Report to the Band Hall after “A” lunch wearing your band shirt and shorts. Load trailer and put on Uniform Bibbers (no coats yet)

1:00p.m.              Depart for Mesquite

2:00p.m.              Unload instruments put on hats and coats

2:55p.m.              Move toward South Warm Up Area

3:10p.m.              Warm Up

3:40p.m.              Move toward Stadium entrance to perform

4:00p.m.              Perform

4:15p.m.              Load trailer – put away entire uniform – move to home stand and sit together

5:45p.m.              Announcement of Scores

6:00p.m.              Load buses and head to Luby’s

3301 Gus Tomason, Mesquite

(MUST WEAR YOUR BAND SHIRT AND SHORTS)

7:45p.m.ish         Depart Mesquite and head to Kemp

8:30p.m.ish         Arrive in Kemp to unload and hang uniforms

 

We will post updates on Remind

 

 

 

 

School                   Warm Up Area                  Warm Up Time                  Leave Warm Up                                Perform

Kemp                    North                                    3:10                                        3:40                                        4:00

 

 

 

REGION 3 MARCHING CONTEST

TICKET/ADMISSION POLICIES

 

  1. ADMISSION PRICE IS $5.00 FOR AGE 6 & OVER; NO CHARGE FOR UNDER 6 YEARS.
  2. SPECTATORS WILL BE GIVEN A WRISTBAND TO WEAR WHICH WILL ALLOW RE-ENTRY INTO THE

STADIUM IF THEY LEAVE AND PLAN TO RETURN DURING THE DAY.

  1. BAND DIRECTORS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, AND SCHOOL BUS

DRIVERS MAY GET IN AT NO CHARGE.

  1. MEMBERS OF A COMPETING BAND WILL NOT BE CHARGED, BUT SHOULD BE IN UNIFORM (OFFICIAL

BAND SHIRTS OKAY) OR ENTER THE STADIUM AS A GROUP WITH THEIR DIRECTOR.

uil marching contest itenerary 2017

 

Football game is at Pleasant Grove Stadium in Dallas this week on THURSDAY.

8228 Maddox St, Dallas, TX 75217

THURSDAY ITINERARY
October 19, 2017
KEMP at DALLAS MADISON, Pleasant Grove Stadium

4:30 pm Report to HS Band Hall and change into bibbers
5:00pm Load Trailer, Buses and Depart for Pleasant Grove Stadium
6:00pm Arrive in Dallas, Unload Equipment
6:45pm Line up and enter Stadium for set up and warm up
7:15pm School Song and Fight Song
7:30pm Kick Off
8:30pmish Half Time
10:15pmish End of Game, Load Equipment
10:45pmish Depart for Kemp ISD
11:45pmish Arrive in Kemp, Unload Equipment, Go Home!

We will post adjusted times on Remind text service.

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Mabank Contest Saturday Oct 14th

Students need to eat breakfast BEFORE they arrive to the band hall.  Students need to bring money for concessions that day.

10:00am arrival at the band hall.  Head to the field for a couple of run throughs.  Then pack up the trailer and head to Mabank.

12:30pm Warm-up

1:15pm performance

Announcements of rankings will be around 3:45-4:15pm

If we make the finals, we will perform again within the window of 5:00 to 6:00pm.  Final rankings would be around 6:45pm.  Students should be home around 8:00pm

If we don’t make finals, we’ll be home around 4:30pm.

Parents may attend.  After final performances, parents may check out their child through the directors.

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Sunnyvale/Mesquite Marching Contest

Sunnyvale/Mesquite Marching Festival (Area Marching Band Competition Style)

October 7, 2017

Sunnyvale High School Stadium

Mesquite Memorial Stadium

 

 

Itinerary

 

8:00a.m.               Arrive at the HS Band Hall (eat breakfast before you come)

Have Band shirt, shorts and black socks already on.

8:30a.m.               Load trailer and put on full uniform

9:00a.m.               Depart for Sunnyvale

9:45a.m.               Arrive, put on hats, unload, get instruments

10:45a.m.            Warm Up

11:15a.m.            Leave Warm Up

11:30a.m.            Performance

11:45a.m.            All help load trailer in quick mode, keep uniforms on, eat sack lunch while loading buses

12:00p.m.            Depart for Mesquite Memorial Stadium

12:30p.m.            Arrive, unload and move to warmup

12:55p.m.            Warmup

1:25p.m.              Leave Warm Up

1:45p.m.              Performance

2:00p.m.              Load trailer, hang up uniforms, return to home stands, watch bands

Bring money for food at concession stand- (dinner food will be here or at Sunnyvale)

??.??p.m.            Possible travel back to Sunnyvale…see below.

6:00p.m.              Exhibition-Northwestern State University Marching Band

6:15p.m.              2A/3A/4A Drum Major Retreat and Awards

 

 

If we DO make finals at Sunnyvale and depending on our draw time…

??:??p.m.            Dinner will be concession stand (bring your own money)

Or, gear up for performance if we are an earlier one.

??:??p.m             Perform and watch finals bands performances, eat dinner at concession (your money)

10:00p.m             Finals Awards and Drum Major Retreat

10:30p.m.            Load buses and return to Kemp

11:30p.m.            Arrive in Kemp to unload/hang up uniforms

 

 

If we don’t make finals…

7:00p.m.              Load buses and return to Kemp

8:00p.m.              Arrive in Kemp to unload

 

Updated times will be posted on remind.

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Two Month Calendar

This was handed out to the students last week. Please plan accordingly. Click the link to download the pdf.

Visual October-November 2017 calendar

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Itinerary for Palmer FB game

FRIDAY ITINERARY September 29, 2017 KEMP at PALMER

3:45 pm Report to HS Band Hall to rehearse

5:00pm Load Trailer, Buses and Depart for Alvarado (Band Shirt, Band Shorts and Tennis Shoes)

6:30pm Arrive in Palmer, Unload Equipment

6:45pm Line up and enter Stadium for set up and warm up

7:15pm School Song and Fight Song

7:30pm Kick Off 8:30pmish Half Time

10:15pmish End of Game, Load Equipment

10:45pmish Depart for Kemp ISD

11:45pmish Arrive in Kemp, Unload Equipment, Go Home!

We will post adjusted times on Remind text service.

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JH Band student in pep rally Thursday Sept. 27

Symphonic Band and Honor Band Drumline Students will be performing at the Pep Rally on Thursday, 9/28/2017, during 9th Period.  Students need to wear their Band Polo’s for this event unless they plan to dress up in Theme Day attire or another organization’s spirit wear.  If your band student does not have a band polo, they may wear another Kemp Spirit t-shirt or school colors (orange, white, or black,) t-shirt.

 

All Band Students received a 2 week Practice Log Assignment last Monday, 9/18/2017.  This is an assignment to encourage at home practice/study time.  6th Grade Beginners/Music Students  have a 60min Goal for each week.  Honor Band, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band Students have 75min Goal for each week.  Students are to log how much time they practice/study their instrument or music each day and add it up at the end of the week where it a line for the total practice time as well as a line for a parent/guardian to initial.  This 2 week Assignment is due this Friday, 9/29/2017 during their class.  Points will be deducted for any late work.  Appropriate time for absentees will given.

 

We have still yet to receive JH Band Student Handbook Paperwork returned from many JH Band Students.  It consists of :

  1. District Drug Testing Form (for 7-12 grade students, front and back page)
  2. Student Travel/Emergency Form (front page)
  3. Student Organization Picture Form (front page with the previous)
  4. Band Handbook Policy Form (backpage of the previous 2)
  5. Band Booster Form (single page)

 

Additional copies of these forms were given to those JH Band/Music students who have yet to turn in these forms.  These forms were given the 1st week of school, and were due the 3rd week of school.  Please fill out and return these forms ASAP by this Friday.  Points will be deducted from Weekly participation grades beginning next week from those students who do not have these forms turned in by Friday.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.  If you have any questions concerning any of these matters, please email anyone of the Band Directors on Staff.

 

Thanks!   Mr. Galope

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Kemp High School Drumline Takes Top Class 3A Honors

The “Pride of the Yellowjackets” Drumline competed in the first annual “Drums On Point” drumline contest this Saturday in Wills Point. Our students earned the Best In Class Award in class 3A! They were also ranked 6th overall in the competition, even beating out a 4A line as well.
We are very proud of the extra work these students have done. Congratulations to Mr. Brandon Manuel and his Percussion group on a job well done! They represented Kemp HS in the finest fashion.
As the best in class winners, the group received a $500 dollar voucher towards percussion equipment from the Vic Firth (sticks/mallets) and Zildian (cymbals) companies along with some other cool percussion swag.
Drumline group 9-23-17

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Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd

The game for this Friday is at home.

The band hall will be open right after school for sectionals and individual practice. Be ready in your band shirt and band shorts. Bring your $5 for your meal deal if you haven’t already. We’ll start full band rehearsal at 4:45. Trooping will begin around 6:45pm. Game starts at 7:30pm. Halftime around 8:15-8:45. Game ends around 10:00-10:30pm. Students need to put away uniform, equipment and clean the band hall before they leave. Please be ready to pick up students in the front of the high school.

 

Saturday the 23rd is for percussion, drum majors and pit crew. This will be at Wills Point high school. Wear your band shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes. Bring 6 dollars for meal deal and/or other money for foods and merchandise.

2:00pm report to band hall

4:00pm load and depart

5:00pm arrive and unload

5:45pm warm up

6:45pm performance

7:00pm load trailer and watch performances

8:50pm awards

9:30 depart for Kemp

10:30pm arrive home, unload and go home

We will post adjusted times on Remind

 

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Friday Itinerary for Mabank.

FRIDAY ITINERARY
September 8, 2017
KEMP at MABANK

Each student needs to bring $5 for their meal deal if they haven’t already.

You need your band shirt, band shorts, long black socks (we have some for $1 if you need a pair). Full uniform tomorrow.

3:40pm Report to HS Band Hall right after school to check out hats, rehearse and change into uniforms.
5:00pm Load Trailer and eat dinner from Chicken Express for those that got meal deal. (Thank you Band Boosters)
6:00pmish Depart for Mabank
6:30pmish Arrive in Mabank, Unload Equipment
6:45pm Line up and enter Stadium for set up and warm up
7:15pm School Song and Fight Song
7:30pm Kick Off
8:30pmish Half Time
10:15pmish End of Game, Load Equipment
10:45pmish Depart for Kemp HS
11:00pmish Arrive in Kemp, Unload Equipment, Go Home!

We will post adjusted times on Remind text service.

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