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JH December Practice Log and Theory Activity

JH Band Parents,

The December Practice Log and Theory Activity Assignment is now due on Monday, 12/18/2017, due to school being cancelled for Friday, 12/15/2017.

Please email or call the Jh Band Office should you have any questions.  Thanks!

 

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Playoff game #5 vs. Brock at AT&T Stadium

On to the next round! Here are the details we have so far.

The playoff game will be this THURSDAY at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. We are the “home” team. Game time starts at 7:00pm, however, we will need to get on the road very quickly due to a very large crowd in tow and Dallas traffic.

You will need $5 for meal deal. Looks to be Papa John’s pizza either 3rd quarter or right after the game before we go home. Details still unfolding.

Have your Kemp Band shirt and or a Christmas sweater and jeans…that’s right…no uniforms!

Send-off is at 1:45pm.

School will be released at 2:00pm. We will load the trailer after the send off and school is released.

We are being fed a meal at 3:00pm in the cafeteria by Kemp Alumni and Boosters. Feel free to eat lunch at your normal time as well…be well fed.

As soon as meal is done we will load the buses and leave by 4:00pm (hopefully sooner) to fight traffic and arrive at the stadium by 6:00pm if not earlier.  Kickoff at 7:00pm

We’ll be combining with Brock HS band and our Drill Team to play songs at halftime.

We should arrive back to Kemp late…somewhere around the midnight hour.  We’ll post updates on remind.

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7th and 8th Grade Honor Band & Symphonic/Concert Band Date Change

Parents,

We are now rescheduling the concert for next Tuesday night because of the playoff game.  Please read the updated information below.

7th and 8th Grade Honor Band & Symphonic/Concert Band

 When: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Where: Kemp High School Auditorium

Doors Open: 6:30pm

Call Time for Students: 7:00pm

Concert Begins: 7:30pm

Performance Attire

All Students will need to wear the following for the performance: JH Band Polo, Black Pants or Black Jeans, and closed toed shoes.  Band Polo’s are $12 and can be purchased through a Band Director.

All Performance Dates, Performance Requirements, and Performance Attire information was given at then beginning of the year, and can be found on the Kemp Band Webpage.

Please call or email the JH Band office should you have any questions.  Thanks!

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JH Band Christmas Concert Information

Good Morning JH Parents!

It’s hard to believe, but Christmas Concerts are only days away!  Please read the information below concerning When, Where, and times.  Also, please remember this is a Performance Grade.  It is a requirement for all JH Band Students and Music Appreciation Students to Perform at their appropriate Concert.

6th Grade Beginning Band with Music Appreciation Classes

When: Tuesday, December, 12, 2017

Where: Kemp High School Auditorium

Doors Open: 5:30pm

Call Time for Students: 6:00pm

Concert Begins: 6:30pm

7th and 8th Grade Honor Band & Symphonic/Concert Band

 When: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Where: Kemp High School Auditorium

Doors Open: 6:30pm

Call Time for Students: 7:00pm

Concert Begins: 7:30pm

Performance Attire

All Students will need to wear the following for the performance: JH Band Polo, Black Pants or Black Jeans, and closed toed shoes.  Band Polo’s are $12 and can be purchased through a Band Director.

All Performance Dates, Performance Requirements, and Performance Attire information was given at then beginning of the year, and can be found on the Kemp Band Webpage.

Please call or email the JH Band office should you have any questions.  Thanks!

 

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Playoff game #4 in Midlothian vs. Grandview.

On to the next round! Here are the details we have so far.

The playoff game will be this Friday at Midlothian Athletic Complex. We are the “home” team. Game time starts at 7:30pm, however, we will need to get on the road very quickly due to a very large crowd in tow.

You will need $5 for meal deal. Get your form filled out quick.

Have your Kemp Band shirt and or a Christmas sweater and jeans…that’s right…no uniforms!

We will meet after school to start loading the trailer. We are planning on being on the road before 5:00pm. Mrs. Hyde will have the concession stand open after school for snacks.

We’ll be combining with Grandview HS band to play songs at halftime.

We should arrive back to Kemp late…somewhere in the 11:00 to midnight hour.  We’ll post updates on remind.

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HS All-region results from Mabank Monday Dec 4th

Kemp High School Band students had a great showing! We had several make 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.
Kaden McSpedden-1st Chair Concert Band-Flute
Alex Glass-2nd chair Concert Band-Bass Clarinet
Donna Hyde-4th chair Symphonic Band-Trumpet
Jordan Rabon-1st chair Concert Band-French Horn
Matt Gilbert-3rd chair Concert Band-French Horn
Ali Alcasey-3rd chair Symphonic Band-Trombone
Esteban Ramirez-5th chair Concert Band-Baritone
Stephen Duvall-2nd chair Symphonic Band-Tuba
David Sparks-3rd chair Concert Band-Tuba
In addition…
Kaden McSpedden, Alex Glass, Donna Hyde, Jordan Rabon, Matt Gilbert, Ali Alcasey, Esteban Ramirez and Stephen Duvall will be representing Kemp High School at the AREA LEVEL (all of North Texas) in January at Argyle.
These students will be gunning for a chance to advance to the All-State Band in February down in San Antonio.
Please give all our kiddos a huge pat on the back for a GREAT showing for Kemp HS!

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MS All Region Results

On Thursday, Nov. 30th, 600 students from Region 3 middle schools auditioned for the All Region Bands in Ferris. Students are split into two bands, the first being Symphonic Band and the second is Concert Band. We had two students make the All Region bands, Dalton Overton made 12th chair Symphonic Band and Robert Aguilar made 4th chair Concert Band. Students that made either of the bands will take part in a clinic and concert on January 19th and 20th in Canton. A list with all our student results is attached to this post. Congratulations to all the students that auditioned and for representing our school well!

all region results

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High School All Region Tryouts at Mabank on Monday Dec 4th

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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MS All-Region Auditions

Middle School All Region Auditions are tomorrow at Ferris High School. Participant lists are attached to this post. Only eligible students are allowed to participate in All Region Auditions. All the students listed are currently eligible and were asked to get any work they may owe any of their teachers.

Day of Auditions:

**All directors will be judging and should only be contacted in case of emergency**

**Students will be monitored by parent chaperones while auditions take place**

**Students need to wear their Kemp Band Polo and blue jeans**

 

11:15am– Students dismissed from class to eat “A” lunch

Noon- Depart for Ferris High School

Address: 1025 E. 8 th St., Ferris, TX 75125

2:30pm– Auditions Begin

Each student auditions at different times and will be given a random number and letter to identify them at the audition.

9:00pmish– Return to Kemp and pick up students at the Junior High Cafeteria

**Arrival time is estimated and is subject to change**

 

**Please sign up for Remind101 to receive updates as the day progresses**

Text to the number: 81010

Symphonic/Concert Band: @kempband3

Honor Band: @kempband2

**If you have any questions please contact us via email or at the band hall office**

MS All Region Participants – 7th Grade

MS All Region Participants – 8th Grade

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Playoff game number 3 at Emory-Rains

On to the next round! Here are the details we have so far.

The playoff game will be this Friday at Emory-Rains High School. We are the “visitors”. Game time starts at 7:30pm, however, we will need to get on the road very quickly due to First Monday traffic and the potential for having a very large crowd in tow.

You will need $5 for meal deal. We are doing Heritage Bakery this week. Get your form filled out quick.

Have your Kemp Band shirt or a playoff shirt in addition to band shorts/black socks like always.

We will meet after school to start loading the trailer and getting into uniform. We are planning on being on the road before 5:00pm. Mrs. Hyde will have the concession stand open after school for snacks.

We’ll be combining with Commerce HS band to play songs at halftime.

We should arrive back to Kemp late…somewhere in the 11:00 to midnight hour.  We’ll post updates on remind.

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