Christmas Concerts

Merry Christmas Everyone! Kemp Band Christmas Concerts are here! All concerts are in the high school auditorium and begin at 6:00pm.

We are taking donations of baked goods, crafts, etc. to auction off as part of our annual Band Booster Christmas Auctions during the concerts. Please bring your item to the school before the concert or concerts of your choice. Thank you for supporting the kiddos!

Make sure you are getting all the remind updates. These include what to wear, times to meet, things to bring, etc. If you need to get on remind for your student’s band, please look at the info under the appropriate tab at the top of the website or call the school and a director can help you. 903-498-1334 for JH, 903-498-9234 for HS

 

6th Grade-Dec 13th

High School-Dec 17th

7th/8th Grade-Dec 18th

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AT&T Stadium Award Trip 12/7/18

The following students have earned a reward trip to AT&T Stadium for their fundraiser earnings. This trip will take place next Friday, December 7th. We will be leaving at 10:00am and returning before the end of the school day. They must be passing all of their classes by Thursday in order to go on this trip.
*All students must bring a sack lunch and any money for souvenirs.
6th Grade
Doss, Lane
Espinosa, Julian
Mewbourn, Kohl
Prince, Annabelle
Starnes, Emma
Tankursley, Eli
7th Grade
Genzler, Carlee
Greenlee, Jason
Nail, Livie
Norton, Austin
Reed, Shelbi
8th Grade
White, Noelani
If you have any questions, please contact me via email: natali.delgado@kempisd.org

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A.T.S.S.B. Region 3 HS All-region audition results from Mabank on Monday Dec 3rd

Kemp High School Band students had a great showing in the Association of Texas Small School Bands (A.T.S.S.B.) Region 3 All-Region auditions on Monday December 3rd. Over 20 1A-4A school districts compete in Region 3 with approximately 500 students in attendance. We had 23 students compete in the contest and had several of them earn a chair in one of the AllRegion Bands.  These students will be traveling to Canton in January to be a part of one of the greatest region bands in the state.  Please congratulate these students on a very fine job.
Melissa Martinez-4th chair Concert Band-Clarinet
Jayda Simon-2nd chair Symphonic Band-Alto Clarinet
Marcus Aguilar-2nd chair Concert Band-French Horn
Ali Alcasey-1st chair Symphonic Band-Trombone
Brody Becker-2nd chair Symphonic Band-Bass Trombone
Esteban Ramirez-4th chair Concert Band-Baritone
Emory Edwards-6th chair Concert Band-Baritone
Robert Aguilar-3rd chair Concert Band-Tuba
David Sparks-5th chair Concert Band-Tuba

Erica McGill-7th chair Symphonic Band-Percussion

Jazmin Montoya-11th chair Concert Band-Percussion
In addition…
These 11 students will be representing Kemp High School at the AREA LEVEL (all of North Texas) at Argyle High School on January 12th.
These students will be gunning for a chance to advance to the ALL-STATE Band in February down in San Antonio.
Please give all of our kiddos a huge pat on the back for their GREAT accomplishment!

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High School All Region Tryouts at Mabank on Monday Dec 3rd

All Region students will head to the band hall after 6th period and load the trailer and bus.

Bring money for concession stand money. School dress code is in effect.

Auditions will be at Mabank High School and will last from 3:30 to 10ish/11ish.

Your parents may check you out after your audition is complete if you wish. Parents must check out their student through Mr. Christy for visual confirmation and text for digital record. Otherwise, students will remain with us until all members have auditioned.

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JH All Region Auditions 11/29/18

The students listed below will be competing at All Region Band Auditions tomorrow 11/28/18 at Ferris High School. These students are the only ones that will be auditioning. All entries were submitted two weeks ago and it is too late to add anyone else.

*Students will need to wear their Kemp Band Polo or a Kemp shirt. This is a request not only from us but the host school and region coordinators.

**Bring money for concession stand and snacks. 

Itinerary

  • All students need to report to ‘A’ lunch
  • 11:45am– Load truck/trailer and bus
  • 12:15pm– Leave Junior High and head to Ferris High School
    • Ferris High School Address: 1025 E 8th St, Ferris, TX 75125
  • 1:15pm– Arrive in Ferris and unload instruments
  • 1:30pm– Check-in for auditions
  • 2:30pm– Auditions begin (students audition in random order)
  • 8:00/8:30pm– Leave Ferris and return to Kemp
  • 9:00/9:30pm– Arrive in Kemp

*Arrival time is estimated and is subject to change.*

Additional Information:

  • The Kemp Directors will be judging the contest and should only be contacted in case of emergency.
  • Students will be monitored by chaperones.
  • If you are planning on  checking your student out after they audition, you must make arrangements with a director before November 29th. Please bring a signed note or email us no later than November 28th.

*Please sign up for Remind101 to receive updates as the day progresses*

Text to the number: 81010

8th Grade Band: @kempband2

Audition List 11-29-18

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Junior High All Region Auditions

ATSSB Region 3 Junior High School All-Region Auditions are this Thursday, November 29th at Ferris HS.

*Students will need to wear their Kemp Band Polo and jeans.

Itinerary

  • All students need to report to ‘A’ lunch
  • 11:45am– Load truck/trailer and bus
  • 12:15pm– Leave Junior High and head to Ferris High School
    • Ferris High School Address: 1025 E 8th St, Ferris, TX 75125
  • 1:15pm– Arrive in Ferris and unload instruments
  • 1:30pm– Check-in for auditions
  • 2:30pm– Auditions begin (students audition in random order)
  • 8:00/8:30pm– Leave Ferris and return to Kemp
  • 9:00/9:30pm– Arrive in Kemp

*Arrival time is estimated and is subject to change.*

What is All-Region? All-Region Band is an honor band that is made up of the top students in the local area. The All-Region Band annually works with a professional clinician and performs a concert of high level music.

Who can audition? Only current 7th and 8th graders can audition.

How do auditions work? Students prepare music and come to All-Region auditions to compete. Instruments will audition anonymously for five judges, playing cuts from the All-Region Music and ATSSB Scales. Each student is given a score based on playing ability. The top percent from each instrument are then put into the All-Region Band.

Additional Information:

  • The Kemp Directors will be judging the contest and should only be contacted in case of emergency.
  • Students will be monitored by chaperones.
  • If you are planning on  checking your student out after they audition, you must make arrangements with a director before November 29th. Please bring a signed note or email us no later than November 28th.

*Please sign up for Remind101 to receive updates as the day progresses*

Text to the number: 81010

8th Grade Band: @kempband2

If you have any questions that we can answer, please contact us via phone or email.

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Playoff Game #2 Friday Nov 23rd

Hey we go! The next round of Playoffs is this week. Here are the details we know

Friday Nov. 23rd.

We are playing Atlanta ISD. We are the “Home” team.

Tyler Rose Stadium. 609 Fair Park Dr, Tyler, TX 75702

Make sure you have your band shirt (or playoff shirt if you have one), band shorts, black socks…just like any other game.

8:00am Band Hall open. Get dressed out in bibbers quickly.

8:30am Short warm up before send off.

9:00am Send off for the team…load trailer immediately after send off is over.

9:30amish Load buses and depart.

11:00amish Arrive in Tyler and eat lunch.

11:30am unload and get ready for game.

12:30pm Game starts

2:00pmish Halftime performance: Either on our own playing stand tunes to both side or combine with Atlanta-plans are yet to be determined.

4:00pmish Game ends. Pack up and head home.

5:30pmish Arrive back in Kemp, unload and go home.

We will post updates on Remind.

 

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Playoff Game number 1 in Royse City

The first playoff game will be this Thursday at Royse City High School at 7:00pm.

700 FM 2642, Royse TX 75189

Students will need their band shorts, black socks and can wear either their band shirt or a playoff shirt if they bought one.

Wear thermals…IT’S GOING TO BE COLD. Gloves, beanies, coats…bring them…wear them.

Band hall will be open after school. Call time is 4:30pm to dress out in uniform (not wearing our band hats) and load the trailer. We’ll depart round 5:15pm.

Bring your 5 dollars for meal deal.

Should be home before midnight…updates will be posted on remind text service.

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Veteran’s Day Parade on Saturday, Malakoff FBG on Friday.

Saturday Nov. 10th. Veteran’s Day Parade.

ALL students are able to march this parade in honor of our Veterans and their service to our country.

Doors will open at 9:30am. We will load and depart for 7 Points.

Parade will start at 11:00am through 7 Points and end up at the VFW.

The VFW will provide lunch and a program.

We should be back in Kemp around 2:00pm

 

Friday Nov. 9th. Malakoff Game

3:40pm Doors will be open for individual/group practices.

5:00pm Load and dress out in full uniform

7:30pm Game starts

8:30pmish Halftime

Game end time depends on game play. Please check remind for updates on return time.

This is for the District Championship. Go Jackets!

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JH Fundraiser Reminder!

Parents, we are midway through our fundraiser! We need everyone’s participation to reach our goal! Your support is not limited to the brochures. Go to www.gaschoolstore.com and use our ID# 4180659 to support us through online shopping. Let’s make this our best fundraiser yet!

All fundraisers are due Next Friday, November 9th.

Remember: Our partnership with Great American creates a future benefit for your student. Through the COLLEGE TUITION REWARDS PROGRAM your student can earn up to $2500 in College Tuition Rewards. This is an amazing opportunity to prepare and plan for the future while reducing the financial burden.

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Delgado by email- natali.delgado@kempisd.org.

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