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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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., McKinney, TX 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 903.498.1402.
The game has been moved to Thursday here in Kemp.
Bring you MEAL DEAL money if you ordered a $5 meal deal
Band Hall will be open after school for all band students.
Band shirt, band shorts and black socks for High School students. Band polo, jeans and close toed shoes for 8th grade students.
4:30pm High School Band members need to be here by 4:30 to start getting dressed in uniform, make any needed copies of music for 8th graders and get ready for practice.
8th graders can ride our shuttle bus from the JH band hall over to the HS band hall.
5:00pm We will start practice with our 8th graders for 8th grade band night.
This is Senior Night as well. Band Seniors will be introduced before the game.
Game starts at 7:00pm
Halftime will combine both 8th Grade and High School Bands for a performance followed by our recognition of the Band Seniors.
Game should end around 10pm
We are watching the weather closely. Any changes will be posted on the Band app.
We will feed meal deals to students that ordered them regardless of the rain situation.
Friday Nov. 1st 2019
KEMP at A+ Academy-First Baptist Athletic Complex-7894 Samuell Blvd, Dallas TX 75228
BRING $5 DOLLARS FOR YOU MEAL DEAL!
UPDATE! We are not wearing uniforms on Friday. Wear jeans, band shirt and have any extra warm under layers. Have a coat, hat and gloves. A+ has a grass field that is going to be a mud pool after all the rain. Not going to soil up our brand new uniforms.
4:00pm Report to HS Band Hall
5:00pm Load Buses and depart
6:30pm Arrive at First Baptist Athletic Complex, 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!
The game for this Friday is at home vs Life Oak Cliff.
The band hall will be open right after school for sectionals and individual practice. Be ready in your band shirt, band shorts and black socks.
Bring your $5 for your meal deal if you haven’t already.
We’ll start full band rehearsal at 5:00pm.
Trooping will begin around 6:30pm.
Game starts at 7:30pm.
Halftime around 8:15-8:45.
Game ends around 10:00-10:30pm.
Students need to put away equipment and clean the band hall before they leave.
Please be ready to pick up students in the front of the high school.
UIL Region Marching Contest in Mesquite. Thursday game in Madison. POSSIBLE PRACTICE AFTER SCHOOL ON FRIDAY
UIL REGION MARCHING CONTEST
October 16, 2019
Mesquite Memorial Stadium, 2500 Memorial Blvd, Mesquite, TX 75149
11:30a.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). Please check your pant length.
1:15p.m. Depart for Mesquite
2:00p.m. Unload instruments put on hats, coats, gauntlets
3:25p.m. Move toward South Warm Up Area
3:40p.m. Warm Up
4:10p.m. Move toward Stadium entrance to perform
4:45p.m. Load trailer – put away entire uniform – move to visitors stands and sit together
5:15p.m. Announcement of Scores
5:30p.m. Load buses and head to Cici’s Pizza
1220 Town E Blvd Suite 246, Mesquite, TX 75150
(MUST WEAR YOUR BAND SHIRT AND SHORTS)
7:00p.m.ish Depart Mesquite and head to Kemp
8:00p.m.ish Arrive in Kemp to unload and hang uniforms
We will post updates on the app.
IF WE ARE SUCCESSFUL ON WEDNESDAY, WE WILL BE HAVING A CLINICIAN COMING FRIDAY AFTER THE HALF DAY AND WILL HAVE HIM WORK THE BAND FROM 12:30PM TO 2:30PM SO YOU NEED TO BE AT SCHOOL.
REGION 3 MARCHING CONTEST
- ADMISSION PRICE IS $5.00 FOR AGE 6 & OVER; NO CHARGE FOR UNDER 6 YEARS.
- SPECTATORS WILL BE GIVEN A WRISTBAND OR A STAMP TO WEAR WHICH WILL ALLOW RE-ENTRY INTO THE STADIUM IF THEY LEAVE AND PLAN TO RETURN DURING THE DAY.
- BAND DIRECTORS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, AND SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS MAY GET IN AT NO CHARGE.
- 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.
Football game is at Forester Athletic Stadium in Dallas this week on THURSDAY.
8233 Military Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75227
THURSDAY’S MEAL IS HERITAGE BAKERY SANDWICHES. REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR $5 FOR THE MEAL.
October 17, 2019
KEMP at DALLAS MADISON, Forester Athletic Stadium
3:35 pm Report to HS Band Hall and begin loading the trailer then start getting uniforms and getting dressed bibbers.
4:45pm Load buses and depart for Forester Athletic Stadium
5:45pm Arrive in Dallas, Unload Equipment
7:00pm Kick Off
8:00pmish Half Time
10:00pmish End of Game, Load Equipment
10:45pmish Depart for Kemp ISD
11:30pmish Arrive in Kemp, Unload Equipment, Go Home!
We will post adjusted times on the app.
Get rest. We still need to be at school on Friday. Be ready for a clinic with a guest director right after school.
Saturday Oct. 12th 2019
Whitney Marching Contest
Whitney High School
1400 N Brazos St, Whitney, TX 76692
There is a cold front moving in this weekend. You may want to bring some warmer clothes such as leggings and a jacket.
This is a long day. Please make sure that you eat breakfast before you arrive. The boosters will provide a sack lunch for you. Make sure that you arrive wearing your band shirt, band shorts and black socks. Make sure you bring $6.00 dollars for the Whitney meal that is being catered by the Whitney Band Boosters. Our Boosters will provide water bottles. Students may bring extra cash for souvenirs and other snacks from the concession stand…again…it will be a late night.
9:30am-start getting uniforms and loading the trailer
10:15am-load buses and depart for Whitney
12:30pm-arrive in Whitney, unload, eat sack lunches
1:30pm-Dress out and gear up
2:45pm-move to stadium
3:15pm-load the trailer and change out of uniform-you must remain in your band shirt and shorts.
3:45pm-head back to the stands to watch the other bands
You will be handed a ticket for your meal deal.
5:25pm-Drum Major Retreat & Announcement of Finals
At this point, it is a toss-up for finals. We will find out if we march again by 5:30pm. Our finals run will take place sometime between 7:15pm and 9:15pm depending upon our draw. After that we will pack up again and change.
9:30pm-Awards Ceremony-Drum Major Retreat
10:00pm-Load the buses and go home.
12:00amish-Arrive back in Kemp to unload and go home.
If we do not make finals, we will stick around to get our meal deals so we can eat. We’ll watch a few bands and then head home.
Updates will be posted on the app.