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Results from Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest

Congratulations to all of our Kemp High School Band Students that competed at TSSEC in Austin on June 3rd!

Erica McGill-Marimba Solo-earned the silver medal for her performance.

Percussion Ensemble-Division I performance. Each student earned a medal-Joe Becerra, Joel Erikson, Erica McGill, Maria Mireles, Jazmin Montoya, Jesus Portillo, Nathan Salazar, Brittany Sehion, J.T. Spears, Alex Tanner, Chloe Treadaway and Raven Ayers.

Brass Ensemble-Division I performance. Each student earned a medal-Marcus Aguilar, Ali Alcasey, Andrew Haertel, David Sparks and Daisy Villanueva.

We are excited and proud of these students. They represented Kemp High School in superb fashion!



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Graduation Performance May 31st. State Solo & Ensemble June 2nd-3rd.

Graduation May 31st

Band hall doors will open around 3:30pm-be here by 4:00pm

Dress appropriately for this occasion.

Nice dress (not short skirts) or dress pants/blouse for the ladies.

Dress pants, shirt/tie or polo for the men.

We will stop at Ci-ci’s pizza in Gunbarrel before heading on to Athens.

Graduation starts at 7:00pm at the new athletic complex at Athens High School.

We will return around the 10:00pmish hour.

If you need a ride to the school, please contact Mr. Christy.


State Solo and Ensemble June 2nd-3rd

Please have bags packed for two days. Bring all of your toiletries.

We will meet at 11:00am.

The school is providing you with $45 for meals. We would suggest you bring more. Also bring extra money for snacks and shopping at the outlet mall if you wish.

Austin Marriott North, 2600 La Frontera Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78681

Performances are on Monday at Hendrickson High School, 19201 Colorado Sand Dr, Pflugerville, TX 78660

11:18-Percussion Ensemble

11:40-Brass Ensemble

12:00-Marimba Solo

After all of our scores are in we will head to Round Rock Outlet Mall for shopping.

Waco for dinner and home Monday evening.

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Ford Test Drive Fundraiser

Band Families and Friends!!!

Come to Tri-County Ford this Saturday, May 11th from 9-3 to test drive a new Ford vehicle. One per household.

Sign a quick form (they will not bug you will sales calls), take a spin for a few miles, and the band earns $20 dollars from Ford for each test drive! Easiest fundraiser in the world!!!! Test drive the new Edge too and the band gets another $10 dollars!

All you have to do is show up!

There will be door prizes and food! Come down for a few minutes this Saturday and support you Kemp Band program!

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High School Band Banquet

Tickets are still on sale for the band banquet. They are 5 dollars for a student ticket and 10 dollars per adult ticket

Last day to purchase tickets is this Wednesday, May 8th as we need to get a head count on food for the caterers.

You may still attend the awards part of the ceremony without having to eat dinner if you wish

Banquet location is

Kaufman Church of Christ, 27 Oak Creek Dr, Kaufman, TX 75142

Dinner 7:00pm, Awards 8:00pm


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High School Spring Concerts

Kemp High School Band Spring Concert

Monday, April 29th


Kemp High School Auditorium

Come support our amazing students in celebration of their accomplishments as they entertain you with musical excellence!

Kemp Percussion Concert

Tuesday, May 7th


Kemp High School Auditorium

This concert features all of our percussion students. A night of drumming and percussive arts is something you don’t want to miss!

Don’t forget to come check out our Junior High Bands as well! Times are listed on the post below.

Thank you for supporting you Kemp Bands! “The Pride of the Yellowjackets”!

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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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