Calendar for August and September-Print it off and post it on your fridge!

Click the link below to see the 2 month calendar…also…scroll down and read recent posts!

Visual August-September 2019 calendar


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High School Summer Band

Here we go folks! 2019-2020 is here! We are really excited for the start of the year. Many things have gone into preparing for the year.

Please access the calendar on the HS Band tab at the top of the page. Make sure you are aware of times for practices. All practices are required as we get ready to take the field by storm with this year’s show…”On the Brink…”

Remember students-you need to hydrate hydrate hydrate. This helps you stay healthy and ready to participate. Water up always…especially before you go to bed at night. Bring your own water jug if you have one!


School appropriate shorts, shirt and shoes during practice. Tennis shoes…no open toes, flipflops, boots, vans, crocks…whatever else there is…just plain old regular shoes.

SUNSCREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring it…Wear it!


If you haven’t done your physical yet…you have until July 31st according to UIL rules for this year. Please get it turned in right away.


If you need a ride to anything we have…to here or back home…contact Mr. Christy on his cell-903-802-0515.

Bring money for lunches. Transits will run for those that need to do fast food. You may bring your lunch as well. Yes…we have a refrigerator and microwaves.

Holler if you have any questions.

Mr. Christy 903-802-0515


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Please Welcome Mr. Mahlandt-DCI-The Colts are coming!-Leadership training

Please welcome Mr. Taylor Mahlandt to the Kemp Band Family. He comes to us from the Dallas area-originally from Missouri. He is a brass specialist and his primary instrument is French Horn. We are happy to have him aboard.

Those going on the DCI trip. Please meet at the band hall at 3PM. We want to try and leave by 3:30 to attend the “Kick Start” program that is being sponsored over at the West Mesquite High School auditorium. Bring money for dinner/snacks/souvenirs at the stadium.

The Colts Drum Corps will be invading Kemp America for 2 days! Come watch how the big dogs get ready! All of their practices are open to the public. For more information about DCI, visit their website.

Leadership training and work day for Officers, Section Leaders and Seniors is on Tuesday the 23rd. We will start around 9:00am and finish around 6pm.



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Results from Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest

Congratulations to all of our Kemp High School Band Students that competed at TSSEC in Austin on June 3rd!

Erica McGill-Marimba Solo-earned the silver medal for her performance.

Percussion Ensemble-Division I performance. Each student earned a medal-Joe Becerra, Joel Erikson, Erica McGill, Maria Mireles, Jazmin Montoya, Jesus Portillo, Nathan Salazar, Brittany Sehion, J.T. Spears, Alex Tanner, Chloe Treadaway and Raven Ayers.

Brass Ensemble-Division I performance. Each student earned a medal-Marcus Aguilar, Ali Alcasey, Andrew Haertel, David Sparks and Daisy Villanueva.

We are excited and proud of these students. They represented Kemp High School in superb fashion!


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Graduation Performance May 31st. State Solo & Ensemble June 2nd-3rd.

Graduation May 31st

Band hall doors will open around 3:30pm-be here by 4:00pm

Dress appropriately for this occasion.

Nice dress (not short skirts) or dress pants/blouse for the ladies.

Dress pants, shirt/tie or polo for the men.

We will stop at Ci-ci’s pizza in Gunbarrel before heading on to Athens.

Graduation starts at 7:00pm at the new athletic complex at Athens High School.

We will return around the 10:00pmish hour.

If you need a ride to the school, please contact Mr. Christy.


State Solo and Ensemble June 2nd-3rd

Please have bags packed for two days. Bring all of your toiletries.

We will meet at 11:00am.

The school is providing you with $45 for meals. We would suggest you bring more. Also bring extra money for snacks and shopping at the outlet mall if you wish.

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

Performances are on Monday at Hendrickson High School, 19201 Colorado Sand Dr, Pflugerville, TX 78660

11:18-Percussion Ensemble

11:40-Brass Ensemble

12:00-Marimba Solo

After all of our scores are in we will head to Round Rock Outlet Mall for shopping.

Waco for dinner and home Monday evening.

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Bandtastic Band Party!

The following students have earned their ticket to the first annual Bandtastic Band Party! These students participated and fulfilled requirements for our Band Olympics that started back in January. Only the students on the list will be able to attend.

Date: Wednesday, May 22nd

Time: 4:00pm- 7:00pm (students do not have to stay the whole time)

Location: Junior High Band Hall

**Please view the edited list**

Bandtastic Party

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SoundPost Results

All three Junior High bands did a fantastic job at SoundPost music festival this week. Just like our UIL contest, bands do not compete against each other but are rated from 1 to 5.

6th grade band received a Division 2 = Excellent

7th grade band received a Division 1 = Superior

8th grade band received a Division 1 = Superior

Please be sure to congratulate our Junior High band members on a fantastic job!

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Ford Test Drive Fundraiser

Band Families and Friends!!!

Come to Tri-County Ford this Saturday, May 11th from 9-3 to test drive a new Ford vehicle. One per household.

Sign a quick form (they will not bug you will sales calls), take a spin for a few miles, and the band earns $20 dollars from Ford for each test drive! Easiest fundraiser in the world!!!! Test drive the new Edge too and the band gets another $10 dollars!

All you have to do is show up!

There will be door prizes and food! Come down for a few minutes this Saturday and support you Kemp Band program!

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High School Band Banquet

Tickets are still on sale for the band banquet. They are 5 dollars for a student ticket and 10 dollars per adult ticket

Last day to purchase tickets is this Wednesday, May 8th as we need to get a head count on food for the caterers.

You may still attend the awards part of the ceremony without having to eat dinner if you wish

Banquet location is

Kaufman Church of Christ, 27 Oak Creek Dr, Kaufman, TX 75142

Dinner 7:00pm, Awards 8:00pm


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6th Grade SoundPost/Splash Kingdom

Our 6th Grade SoundPost Music Festival/Splash Kingdom trip is quickly approaching. Please make sure to read all the information thoroughly and carefully.

Date: May 16th, 2019

Arrival at Kemp Junior High: 7:00 am

Depart for Canton High School: 7:15 am

Arrive in Canton: 7:45 am

Performance time: 8:15 am- open to the public

What to wear: Orange band polo, blue jeans, and close-toed shoes

EligibilityIf your child passed their most recent report card, they are good to go. If they didn’t pass their report card but passed all their classes on their most recent progress report, they are now good to go.

Other RequirementsTickets must be paid for by May 10th. All students must have a Medical Form on file with the band program and turn in the District Bus Code of Conduct form.

**If your child normally rides the bus, you will need to make arrangements in order for them to arrive at the Junior High in time. We MUST be at Canton High School before 8:00am**

As soon as we finish up with our performance we will load the buses and head to Splash Kingdom.

Splash Kingdom AttireStudents will have time to change into swimsuits when we arrive at Splash Kingdom. Students MUST wear appropriate attire for swimming. Have an extra change of clothes for the trip back to Kemp.

What to bring: swimwear, extra change of clothes, sun screen, towel, flip flops or water shoes, hat, sunglasses, extra money for snacks, food, and drinks. No outside food or drinks are allowed in the park.

We will arrive back at Kemp Junior High around 3:30 pm.

Chaperones: We are in need of 5 adult chaperones/volunteers (parent or grandparent) for this trip. There are requirements that the district has in order to be a chaperone. If you are interested in helping, please contact me no later than Wednesday, May 8th. This will be on a first-come first-serve basis.

If you have any questions please contact me at


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