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UIL contests this week

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

11:30am Performance

12:00pm Sight-read

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

10:30am Performance

11:00am Sight-read

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.




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Solo and Ensemble results from Saturday

32 Kemp High School Band Students competed in the Region 3 Solo and Ensemble Competition this past Saturday at Mesquite High School.  Students either performed an individual solo or was a member of a small group of similar instruments.  Some competed in both categories as well.
The students perform their music for one judge who then gives that performance a rating.  The rating score ranges from Division 1, which is the highest score you can achieve, down through Division 5.  Each solo or ensemble is classified into 3 groups.  Class 1 is the most difficult, Class 2 is of a medium range and Class 3 is on an easier level.
Here is the list of students that earned a Division 1 rating from their judges…
Class 3 solo Division 1 winners
Aiyana Jackson-Clarinet
Kevin Tyler-Alto Sax
Class 2 solo Division 1 winners
Haley Jackson-Flute
Saber Powell-Clarinet
Brody Becker-Bass Trombone
Jazmin Montoya-Marimba
Brittany Sehion-Snare
Class 1 solo Division 1 winners
Marcus Aguilar-French Horn
Brody Becker-Trombone
David Sparks-Tuba
Joe Becerra-Multi Percussion
This next group of students received a Division 1 on their Class 1 solo or ensemble and will be advancing to the STATE SOLO AND ENSEMBLE COMPETITION IN MAY!
Erica McGill-Marimba- solo-performed from memory
Brass Quintet
Marcus Aguliar
Ali Alcasey
Andrew Heartel
David Sparks
Daisy Villanueva
Percussion Ensemble
Joe Becerra
Jack Cantrell
Joel Erikson
Erica McGill
Maria Mireles
Jazmin Montoya
Jesus Portillo
Brittany Sehion
J.T. Spears
Alex Tanner
Chloe Treadaway
We are very proud of all who participated in the competition.  It takes months of hard work to prepare for this contest.  Congrats again to all of our Kemp kiddos success!

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Saturday Feb 2nd-Solo and Ensemble Contest



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.

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All-Region Band info for HS and JH


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.


Friday 1/18/2019

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


Saturday 1/19/2019

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 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.

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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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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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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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