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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JH UIL-Symphonic 3/27- Honor 3/28

UIL contest will be this week for both of our competing Junior High groups.

Symphonic Band competes Tuesday 3/27; Honor Band competes Wednesday 3/28.

**What to wear: Band polo, black pants/black jeans, and closed-toed shoes

**Black pants/black jeans have been on the supply list since the beginning of the year. Please have these for contest in order for the whole group to be uniform.


Symphonic Band – Tuesday 3/27

8:30 am– Students will be release from class and report to the Band Hall

8:45 am– Load trailer/bus

9:00 am– Depart to Canton High School Auditorium

10:30 am– Enter Warm-up

11:00 am– Stage Performance

11:30 am– Sightreading

12:00– Load trailer/bus

12:30 pm– Return to Kemp

1:00ish– Arrive in Kemp and unload

**Due to our return time students will either need to bring their own lunch or request a sack lunch from the cafeteria.


Honor Band- Wednesday 3/28

7:30 am– Report to the Band Hall

7:45 am– Load trailer/bus

8:00 am– Depart to Canton High School Auditorium

9:30 am– Enter Warm-up

10:00 am– Stage Performance

10:30 am– Sightreading

11:00 am– Load trailer/bus

11:30 am– Return to Kemp

12:00ish– Arrive in Kemp and unload

**Due to our return time, all students will eat during B Lunch.


Contest Address: 1110 TX-243, Canton, TX 75103

Contest is free and open to the public. We ask that you quietly enter the building as bands are warming up, performing or sightreading throughout the day.


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JH Pre-UIL Tomorrow- Symphonic/Honor

Pre-UIL contest is upon us! The Junior High Symphonic and Honor Bands will be competing at Pre-UIL tomorrow morning at Kemp High School. Only eligible students are allowed to compete in Pre-UIL contest. The list of eligible students is attached.

Attire- Black pants/black jeans, Band Polo, and closed-toed shoes

7:45 am- Report to Junior High Band Hall for attendance

8:00 am- Load truck/trailer with instruments

8:15 am- Head to Kemp High School

8:55 am- Symphonic Band stage performance

9:20 am- Honor Band stage performance

10:15 am- Head to Kemp Junior High for the rest of the school day

All parents are welcome to attend contest, it is free and open to the public. There will be bands performing throughout the day and a schedule has been attached for your convenience.

Make sure to be on time and present in the proper attire! Make sure to have your instrument and music!

Pre-UIL Student List

Contest Schedule

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High School UIL concert contests Feb 28th

Both High School Bands will be traveling to contest on Wednesday the 28th. The contest is held at Canton High School Auditorium. All concerts are free to the public.

Symphonic Band performs at 12:15pm and sight reads at 12:45pm.
This group will miss 2nd period through about 6th/7th period approximately.
Honor Band performs at 5:30pm and sight reads at 6:00pm.
This group will be released when we return with Symphonic Band and will be gone the rest of the day.  We will return around the 7:00pm hour.

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Solo and Ensemble contest itinerary for Saturday.



We will be meeting at the high school band hall at 6:00am this Saturday for Solo and Ensemble Contest.  Please be on time and make sure you have had breakfast.

Student 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 Old Mesquite High School like usual.

300 E Davis St, Mesquite, TX 75149

Performances start promptly at 8:00am and run through the 10:00am hour. Hopefully, all scores will be in our hands by 11:00ish and we would be home around noon to 1:00pm.  If there is any change, we will send out a Remind Text.

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. Manuel will be the first director available for check out around 9:45amish.

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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All-Region Band info

2017-2018 Region Clinic and Concert

Clinic Dates: January 19-20, 2018

Clinic Site: Canton High School


Friday-Bring food money for lunch-$20 should be enough. Normal school clothes. We will leave at the end of first period. We’ll be back home around 6:00pmish.

Saturday-meet at HS at 7:30am. Normal clothes. JH, bring nice dress clothes to change into for concert. HS bring concert blacks for performance.

All concerts are free to the public. Parents/Family-we ask that you attend to hear your students’ performance and then you may check them out after they are done.


Friday 1/19/2018

10:00-12:00 – MS Rehearsal

10:00-12:00 – HS Rehearsal

12:00-1:45 – MS Lunch (On Your Own)

12:00-2:00 – HS Lunch (On Your Own)

1:45-4:45 – MS Rehearsal

2:00-5:00 – HS Rehearsal


Saturday 1/20/2018

9:00-12:00 – MS/HS Rehearsal

(HS Concert Band on Stage/HS Symphonic Band in Band Hall)

9:15 – Directors Meeting


12:00-12:30 – MS Lunch provided by region

12:30 – MS Change into Concert Attire

1:00 – MS Bus to HS for Concerts and gather in Commons area


12:00-1:00 – HS Lunch provided by region

1:00 – HS Change into Concert Attire

1:30 – HS Report to Auditorium


1:30 – MS Concert band on stage, MS Symphonic band in large band hall

2:00 – MS Concert Band Concert

2:30 – MS Symphonic Band Concert

3:00 – HS Concert Band Concert

3:30 – HS Symphonic Band Concert

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High School Area Auditions

For those going to area auditions…we will be meeting at the band hall at 7:00am to load up to head to Argyle High School this Saturday the13th.  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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JH Band Parent Meeting

Just a reminder there is a JH Band Parent Meeting scheduled for, Tuesday, 1/9/2018, at 6:30pm in the JH Cafeteria.

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AT&T Stadium Tour 12/18

Our V.I.P. AT&T Stadium Tour is tomorrow 12/18. Students eligible for the trip were given a letter last week containing information about our trip. A list of students is attached to this post.

**Make sure to bring a sack lunch**


9:30am– Load bus and head to AT&T Stadium

11:30am– Tour begins

-Bring football (if you have one), sack lunch, and money for the NFL Pro shop.

1:45/2:00pm– Load bus and head back to Kemp

We will arrive back in Kemp before school is out.

We will keep you updated through remind101.


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