The 7th and 8th Grade band members will be travelling to Canton High School this Wednesday, March 27th to compete at UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest. Only eligible students will be travelling with us. 7th grade will be competing in the morning and 8th grade will compete in the afternoon. Please check the appropriate list for the students that will be out at each designated time. This is a required event and will count as a test grade. Ineligible students will be completing an alternate assignment in order to fulfill this grade.
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If you have any questions or concerns, please email Ms. Delgado: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Christy: email@example.com
Pre-UIL contest is upon us! The 7th and 8th Grade Bands will be competing at Pre-UIL Friday Morning at Kemp High School. Only eligible students are allowed to compete. The list of eligible students is attached.
**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.
7:30 am- Report to Junior High Band Hall for attendance
7:45 am- Load truck/trailer with instruments
8:00 am– Head to Kemp High School
8:30 am– 7th Grade stage performance
8:55 am– 8th Grade stage performance
9:15 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!
Tuesday March 5th-Symphonic Band
Practice in the band hall 1st and 2nd period. Load trailer and change into uniforms.
10:00am Depart for Canton High School
11:00am Warm up
12:30pm Load up and return to Kemp
1:30pm Unload, hang up uniforms, eat lunch.
The cafeteria will cook school pizza for us at lunch. Those who do not wish to have pizza may have their own lunch that you have brought to school that morning. We will return to class after you are done eating.
Wednesday March 6th-Honor Band
Practice in the band hall 1st. Load trailer and change into concert blacks.
9:00am Depart for Canton High School
10:00am Warm up
11:30am Load up and return to Kemp
12:30pm Unload, hang up uniforms, eat lunch during “B” lunch. We will return to class after you are done eating.
SOLO AND ENSEMBLE SATURDAY FEB. 2nd
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. Christy will be on hand to do so. Please see that you have his cell number.
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.
2018-2019 Region Clinic and Concert
Clinic Dates: January 18-19, 2019
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.
10:00-12:00 – MS Rehearsal at Canton Junior High
10:00-12:00 – HS Rehearsal at Canton High School
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
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
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 the12th. 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.
Junior High Band Fundraiser will be delivered this coming Monday, Dec. 17th. We currently have a delivery window from 9:00am to 2:00pm. As soon as all items are delivered I will be sending Remind messages to all our junior high classes. If you have not subscribed to our Remind App all the codes are listed below.
*Please sign up for Remind101 to receive all band updates*
Text to the number: 81010
8th Grade Band: @kempband2
7th Grade Band: @kempband3
Concert Band: @kempband4
6th Grade Band: @kempband5
*Please only subscribe to your student’s corresponding class*
If you have any further questions, please contact Miss Delgado by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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