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Posted in Uncategorized on June 21, 2017
Congrats to Kemp JH Honor Band for one of their UIL recordings making it to the state level of OPS! Congrats also to director, Mr. Saldaña and to Miss Delgado and Miss Lee for their assistance. “Armory”, by Randall Standridge, was performed by the JH Honor Band on April 6th at the Region 3 UIL concert contest in Canton TX. That selection placed 1st out of Region and then came out 1st from Area as well!
The Outstanding Performance Series (OPS) is a recorded contest conducted by our parent organization, the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB). Each band may send in songs from their UIL performances which are then judged by a panel of band directors and ranked into order by performance preference. This happens first at a Region level (there are 33 regions in the state of Texas), then the top performances move on to the Area level (there are 5 areas) and those that make the top cut are then sent to the State level which will be judged at our annual summer convention in San Antonio July 20th.
Please download and print off this schedule. This is an updated copy from the one you receieved at the end of the school year. It is important to plan for all the practices coming up. We have already made arrangements with the coaches and cheer sponsors to work together with our times. Please contact Mr. Christy if you have any questions or are having trouble downloading the file. 903-802-0515
Please continue to check the band website for updates throughout the summer. Subscribe to it by entering your email address to the box at the top so you can get notifications when updates occur.
Kemp Band Percussion students attended the 4th annual Cedar Creek Summer Drummin’ Camp held at Mabank Junior High on June 5-7. Participants learned technical warm ups, fundamental practices and drum cadences along with making new percussion friends from other school districts during the camp. On the last day, the campers had a showcase performance of the skills they had learned during the week.
From left to right front row
We are very proud of our 40 students that participated in the TSSEC over memorial weekend. It was very nice to have such a large number of our band students qualify to the state level. Congrats to…
Lucas Acuña, Andrea Beasley, Kasey Beauchamp, Joe Becerra, Kaytlin Beck, Abbigail Bynum, Wyatt Bynum, Patricia Castro, Jaylin Contreras, Stephen Duvall, Matt Floyd, Rebeca Galvez, Matt Gilbert, Alex Glass, Alex Gonzalez, Rhonda Harper, Savannah Henderson, Veronica Herrera, Case Huckaby, Donna Hyde, Savannah Jones, Kason McDougald, Erica McGill, Kaden McSpedden, Hunter Miles, Evelyn Mireles, Maria Mireles, Dalton Powell, Jordan Rabon, Jesus Ramirez, Brittany Sehion, Amanda Sparks, JT Spears, Alex Tanner, Savannah Thompson, Chloe Treadaway, Justin Tyler, Maricruz Villanueva, Zach Wilson.
A HUGE congrats needs to go to the Percussion Ensemble for earning a Division One on their performance of Viennese Musical Clock! We are very proud of you! Congratulations!
High School members-Rhonda Harper, Amanda Sparks, Savannah Jones, Erica McGill, Alex Tanner, Joe Becerra, Maria Mireles, Brittany Sehion and Chloe Treadaway.
Junior High members-Alex Gonzalez, JT Spears and Case Huckabay
2017 UIL STATE SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTEST
When: May 26-27
Where: Round Rock / Pflugerville
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR
Regular clothes during normal travel hours. School Dress Code Applies! Overnight bag with toiletries.
NICE clothes to perform in. (Sunday dress not Prom!) School Dress Code Applies!
Shopping/Movie/Snack Money (you will be getting meal money from school)
12:00p.m. – HS Band Hall to load trailer and bus
3:30p.m. – Check in to Hotel
Austin Marriott North | 2600 La Frontera Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78681
5:00p.m. – Dinner (there will be choices)
7:00p.m. – Movie at Round Rock Cinemark
10:00p.m. – Back at Hotel
11:00p.m. – Lights out
7:00a.m. – Breakfast at Hotel
7:30a.m. – Depart for Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville
9:00a.m. – Brass 1 E111 C. Hurt
9:30a.m. – Flute Choir B103 S. Deppe
10:06a.m. – Percussion Ens. Dance C. Fischer
10:10a.m. – Brass 2 E111 C. Hurt
12:00p.m. – Music Theory E101 D. Ninov
1:00p.m. – Depart Pflugerville
1:30p.m. – Lunch and Shopping at Round Rock Outlet Mall
3:30p.m. – Depart
5:00p.m. – Waco for dinner
8:00p.m. – Arrive in Kemp
Updates on arrival time via Remind.
GRADUATION INFO FOR HS BAND
TUESDAY, May 23, 2017
Terrell Performing Arts Center
3:00pm – Arrive at HS Band Hall in NICE DRESS CLOTHES and load trailer
4:00pm – Load bus and depart for Terrell
4:30pm – Arrive at CiCi’s Pizza (FREE) in Terrell
5:45pm – Arrive at Terrell Performing Arts Center to unload, setup, and rehearse
7:00pm – Graduation Ceremony (School Song, Star Spangled Banner, Pomp and
9:00pm – Load and head for Kemp
9:30pm – Arrive at HS Band Hall to unload.
Guys: Dress pants and a tie
Girls: Modest dress (if your dress is not modest you will wear Concert Uniform Dress)
Posted in Uncategorized on May 10, 2017
Percussion Concert May 11th at the High School Auditorium. Start time is 6:30pm
HS students arrive at 5:30pm. JH students arrive at 6:00pm
HS students wear jeans and band shirt. JH students wear jeans and polo.
Posted in Uncategorized on April 14, 2017
As the end of the year approaches, band gets busy! Please make sure you are checking the calendars of each band. They are posted under their tabs at the top of the web page. Here is a quick run down.
REMEMBER THAT ALL CONCERTS ARE SEMESTER TEST FINALS AND ARE REQUIRED OF EACH STUDENT.
April 21st, HS band pictures for the mass picture board during 1st period. If you want an individual pic package, students need to pick up an envelope from the band hall.
April 24th, HS band concert, 6:30pm at the HS auditorium
April 25th, 6th grade band concert, 6:30pm at the HS auditorium
April 27th, 7th/8th grade bands concert, 6:30pm at the HS auditorium
May 3rd, HS Drum Major tryouts after school.
May 5th, HS Band Banquet, Church of Christ, Kaufman, 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale now. $5 for students, $10 for adults
May 11th, HS/JH/6th Percussion concert, 6:30pm at the HS auditorium
May 18th, JH/6th solo and ensemble contest. This is held at the JH during the day from Noon until completed.
May 23rd, HS gradation. Select members of the HS band will perform for the graduation.
May 26th/27th, State Solo and Ensemble contest in Austin. Details as we get closer. All state bound groups and music theory testers will be performing/testing
June 5,6,7th Summer Drummin Camp for all percussionists.
July 8th-15th, SWOSU summer band camp.
Posted in Uncategorized on March 6, 2017
Those that made the all-region band and their invited guests will be traveling to see the Dallas Wind Symphony on the evening of March the 7th. Students will need to dress as formal as they can-nice dress clothes. Students can bring those clothes to school and change at the end of school if they wish or just come to school dressed up looking sharp for the day. We will load up at the high school band hall right after school (I will get kids that have theatre practice after they are done). They will need to bring money for dinner. We typically go to El Fenix in Downtown Dallas. Usually around 10-15 dollars…a 20 would be sufficient. The concert ticket is already paid for by the region organizers. We would plan to be back around the 11:00pm-12:00pm hour. We’ll post arrival estimate on remind. Please don’t hesitate to contact a director if you have questions.