There is a lot going on right now in the band program! Here are a couple of reminders to keep all of you wonderful band parents in the loop.
– Fundraiser Order Forms are due THIS THURSDAY. No money needs to be collected at this time, only the orders. If your student is done selling, they may turn it in earlier than Thursday. A lot of our classes are VERY close to their goal and will be getting a class party!
– Band Shirt Tshirt money is due THIS WEEK! Our Band Shirt is part of our uniform here at KJHS (along with blue jeans and tennis shoes) and are required at all concerts and contests. Band Shirts are $10. Parents/Grandparents/Family may order a band shirt as well to show some KJHS Band Pride!
– There is a grade check next Monday for only those students who did not pass all classes at the 9 week report card. If those students are passing by Monday, they will become eligible to participate in extra curricular activities (basketball, all region, UIL academics, etc) for the next 6 weeks. Please check your student’s grade through Parent Portal here.
– All-Region Auditions are on December 4 at Sunnyvale Middle School. Honor Band and select Symphonic Band students will be competing in these auditions for a spot in the ATSSB Region 3 All-Region Band. We will be traveling to Sunnyvale after school and will return to Kemp when all auditions are over. WE WILL NEED SOME PARENT CHAPERONES ON THIS TRIP! Please contact the band directors if you are available to attend.
-7th/8th Grade Christmas Concert is December 16th @ 6:30pm in the High School Auditorium. Concert Band will meet @ 6pm on the Auditorium Stage. Symphonic Band will meet @ 6pm in the High School Band Hall. And Honor Band will meet in the auditorium @ 6:30pm. This is a Mandatory Concert for all band students and is their semester test. The concert will be over by 7:30pm.
– 6th Grade Christmas Concert is December 18th @ 6;30pm in the High School Auditorium. Students will need to meet at the High School Band Hall @ 6pm that night, wearing their band shirt, jeans, and optional Christmas decor (christmas hats/elf hats/reindeer ears). This is a Mandatory Concert for all 6th graders and is their semester test. The concert will be over by 7pm.
And that should get us through the first semester of the school year! As always, please contact the band department with any questions. Thanks!