High School Band Fundraiser starts today.

“Our annual fundraiser begins today, August 9th. 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. Thanks!”

Remember that band fees are 75 dollars. This is a great way to help pay for those and to add to your band account for future supply needs and other events.

Fundraiser info 2018 Kemp HS Band Parent Letter

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Updated Summer Schedule 2018

Visual July-August 2018 calendar

Here’s the latest version of the calendar. Please review in detail. We will post any changes as they may happen. Let us know if you have any questions or need a ride…everyone needs to be here to make a successful season.

 

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DCI Mesquite and the Seattle Cascades’ visit to Kemp High School

MONDAY JULY 23rd

Those who signed up for DCI (Drum Corps International) tickets will meet at the HS band hall at 4:30pm to depart for Mesquite. You will need dinner funds and any souvenir/concession stand cash you wish to bring. The show will start at 7:00pm at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. We will be home late…plan around 11:00pm-Midnight for our return home. We will use remind for updates.

The Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps will be in Kemp all day Monday to prepare for their show at Mesquite. This is a great opportunity for all of us to get a small taste of Marching Band’s Major League! They will be rehearsing for their performance all across our high school campus.

The level of work these students do is quite the impressive sight to behold. These students leave their homes for roughly 3 months, travel from city to city across the US, practice for long hours each day and perform their show in front of new crowds almost every night. They compete with other Drum Corps from other parts of the country and get scored at each venue. They continue to do this throughout the summer until finals in August at the DCI world championships.

Practices are open to the public and visitors are welcome to watch what they do in preparation. I encourage you to swing by if you have a few minutes and check it out. We are very honored to have be asked to be a host school. This will be a great experience for Kemp High School, our community and our students.

For more information about DCI, you may visit their website at…

http://www.dci.org

There are also a ton of videos from multiple years and multiple corps online in places such as youtube. Take a look!

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Summer Band Schedule 2018

Students who are signed up for high school band were handed a calendar for summer practices at the end of the year. Here is that schedule again if you need to print off a new copy. Please contact Mr. Christy if you have any questions or are having any trouble opening the PDF file.

Thanks and have a great rest of your summer. Looking forward to the new season!

Visual July-August 2018 calendar

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Graduation Performance Itinerary May 31st

GRADUATION INFO FOR HS BAND

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018

Terrell Performing Arts Center

 

Band Hall will open at 1:00pm-arrive in your NICE DRESS CLOTHES!

2:00PM – Rehearse-American Elegy, Pomp, Star Spangled Banner, School Song

3:00pm – Load trailer, load bus and depart for Terrell

4:00pm – Arrive at CiCi’s Pizza (FREE) in Terrell

5:00pm – Arrive at Terrell Performing Arts Center to unload, setup, and rehearse

7:00pm – Graduation Ceremony

9:00pmish – Load and head for Kemp

9:30pmish – Arrive at HS Band Hall to unload.

 

Guys: Dress pants shirt and tie

Girls: Modest dress/outfit (if your dress is not modest you will wear Concert Uniform Dress)

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Schedule for State Solo and Ensemble May 25-26

2018 UIL STATE SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTEST

INFO SHEET

 

When:  May 25-26

Where: Round Rock / Pflugerville

 

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR

Regular clothes during normal travel hours. School Dress Code Applies!  Overnight bag with toiletries.

NICE clothes to perform in. School Dress Code Applies!

Shopping/Movie/Snack Money (you will be getting some meal money from school)

 

FRIDAY

12:00p.m. – HS Band Hall to load trailer and bus

3:30p.m. – Check in to Hotel

Austin Marriott North | 2600 La Frontera Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78681

5:00p.m. – Dinner (there will be choices)

7:00p.m. – Swimming at the hotel or movie

10:00p.m. – Back at Hotel/back in rooms

11:00p.m. – Lights out

 

SATURDAY

7:00a.m. – Breakfast at Hotel

8:00a.m. – Depart for Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville

 

9:50a.m. – Jordan Rabon             C103       C. Steiger

10:10a.m. – Matt Gilbert              C103      C. Steiger

10:50a.m. – Brass Ensemble         E109      K. Taylor

11:20a.m. – Donna Hyde              C101     B. Cannon

11:40a.m. – Flute Quartet             B105     C. Beatty

12:00p.m. – Music Theory            E101      S. Schuler

 

1:00p.m. – Depart Pflugerville

1:30p.m. – Lunch and Shopping at Round Rock Outlet Mall

3:30p.m. – Depart

5:00p.m. – Waco for dinner

8:00p.m. – Arrive in Kemp

Updates on arrival time via Remind.

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6th Grade SoundPost/Splash Kingdom

Monday, May 21st- Soundpost Music Festival and Splash Kingdom Water Park

Eligible 6th graders that paid for their ticket will be travelling to SoundPost Music Festival and Splash Kingdom Waterpark on Monday, May 21st.

Itinerary:

  • 2nd Period: Students will report to the Band Hall
  • 8:45 amLoad truck and trailer
  • 9:15 am: Depart for Canton High School
  • 9:45 amArrive in Canton
  • 10:15 amWarm up time
  • 10:30 amPerformance time
  • 11:00 am: Load up buses and head to Splash Kingdom
  • 11:15 am: Change into swimwear and have a fun time at the waterpark
  • 2:30 pm: Change back into normal clothes and start loading buses
  • 2:45 pm: Depart for Kemp Junior High
  • 3:20 pm: Arrive in Kemp and unload truck and trailer
  • We will arrive before school is out. Students will be able to go home with normal transportation.

What to wear:

  • Concert Attire: Band polo, black pants or black jeans, and closed-toed shoes.
  • Splash Kingdom Attire:
    • Boys: swimming trunks and a shirt
    • Girls: One piece or two piece bathing suits with a shirt.
  • Recommended things to bring: sunscreen, towel, sunglasses or hat, sandals or flip flops, extra change of clothes and some extra money.
  • Each student will receive a meal token. As soon as these are passed out, they are responsible if they lose it. There are no extra meal tokens.

***Parents are welcome to attend the Concert performance at Canton High School Auditorium. If you have any questions please contact Miss Delgado at natali.delgado@kempisd.org or Mr. Christy at marc.christy@kempisd.org.

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7th/8th Grade- SoundPost/Splash Kingdom

Friday, May 18th SoundPost Music Festival and Splash Kingdom Water Park

Eligible 7th/8th graders that paid for their ticket will be travelling to SoundPost Music Festival and Splash Kingdom Waterpark on Friday, May 18th.

Itinerary:

  • First BellStudents will report to the Junior High Band Hall for 1st period.
  • 8:00 am: Load truck and trailer
  • 8:15 am: Depart for Canton High School
  • 8:45 am: Arrive in Canton
  • 9:25 amWarm up time- Symphonic Band
  • 9:40 amPerformance time- Symphonic Band
  • 9:50 amPerformance time- Honor Band
  • 10:30ish: Load up buses and head to Splash Kingdom
  • 10:45 am: Change into swimwear and have a fun time at the waterpark
  • 2:30 pm: Change back into normal clothes and start loading buses
  • 2:45 pm: Depart for Kemp Junior High
  • 3:20 pm: Arrive in Kemp and unload truck and trailer
  • We will arrive before school is out. Students will be able to go home with normal transportation.

What to wear:

  • Concert Attire: Band polo, black pants or black jeans, and closed-toed shoes.
  • Splash Kingdom Attire:
    • Boys: swimming trunks and a shirt
    • Girls: One piece or two piece bathing suits with a shirt.
  • Recommended things to bring: sunscreen, towel, sunglasses or hat, sandals or flip flops, extra change of clothes and some extra money.
  • Each student will receive a meal token. As soon as these are passed out, they are responsible if they lose it. There are no extra meal tokens.

***Parents are welcome to attend the Concert performance at Canton High School Auditorium. If you have any questions please contact Miss Delgado at natali.delgado@kempisd.org or Mr. Christy at marc.christy@kempisd.org.

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JH Band- Upcoming Events

We only have a few more weeks of school left and quite a few events for our Junior High students. Please make arrangements for your child on the dates that apply to them. Some events will be in the evening and some will take place during the school day.

Spring Concerts are right around the corner. Please check the date that apply to your student. These are performances and count as performance grades.

Tuesday, April 24th @ 6:30pm- 6th Grade Spring Concert @ High School

Thursday, April 26th @ 6:30pm- 7th/8th Grade Spring Concert @ High School

**Please arrive at the High School Band hall no later than 6:00pm. Wear your band polo, black pants/black jeans, and closed-toed shoes.

 

Other performances for 6th Grade & All Percussion are also coming up soon.

Friday, April 27th @ 2:00pm- 6th grade performance for the 5th graders- this will take place during school at the Junior High.

Tuesday, May 8th @ 6:30pm- Percussion Concert @ High School

**Wear your band polo, black pants/black jeans, and closed-toed shoes.

 

Soundpost/Splash Kingdom will take place in May for all Junior High bands. The cost is $25 per student and must be paid no later than May 4th. We must submit final numbers by the end of that afternoon. The cost covers the ticket to Splash Kingdom and lunch.

Friday, May 18th (All Day)- 7th/8th grade Soundpost/Splash Kingdom in Canton.

Monday, May 21st (All Day)- 6th grade Soundpost/Splash Kingdom in Canton.

If you have any questions regarding any of these events, please contact one of the directors via email or phone 903.498.1334.

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High School Band Picture Day Monday April 2nd.

Just in case parents want to get photos, I have attached a copy of the packages offered by the company…in the event your student forgot to bring one home. 🙂

Picture Envelope Info

You can send a check made out to Henington School Services for the amount. Please write the package letter and quantity in the memo line of the check. You may send cash with a note if you wish…check would be safer. Call us if you have any questions.

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