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Congrats to JH Honor Band on advancing to STATE OPS!

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.

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High School Band Summer Practice Schedule for next season

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.

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Kemp Percussion Students attend Cedar Creek Summer Drummin’ Camp

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

6th graders Haley Barnett, Josh Floyd, Joseph McClung, Tristan Jackson
back row l to r
JT Spears 8th grade, Daniel Hicks 7th grade, Sarah Kent 8th grade and high school sophomores Erica McGill and Maria Mireles

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Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest Results

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


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Schedule for State Solo and Ensemble May 26-27




When:  May 26-27

Where: Round Rock / Pflugerville



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.

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Graduation Group for May 23rd


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)

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Percussion Concert May 11th or ALL Kemp Band Percussionists

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.

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SoundPost/Splash Kingdom

6th Grade

Date: Friday, May 12th

Time: 6:30 A.M.

Where: Junior High Band Hall then traveling to Canton High School to Perform.

After performance we take you to the water park. We will gather everyone back at 2:30 p.m. then return home and should be back around 3:30 p.m. You will need to have a ride home because that day is early release so there will be no buses taking you home. 

7th/8th Grade

Date: Monday, May 15th

Time: 6:30 A.M.

Where: Junior High Band Hall then traveling to Canton High School to Perform.

After performance we take you to the water park. We will gather everyone back at 2:15 p.m. then return home and should be back before school is out that day.


6th/7th/8th Grade Attire


Performance: Orange Polo and BLUE jeans

Water Park: You may wear a 1 piece or if it is a 2 piece you will have to wear a shirt over it.


Performance: Orange Polo and BLUE jeans

Water Park: Trunks

Bring your own towel and wear sunscreen!

Checking Out Details: 

If you wish to pick up your child in Canton after the water park the parent should turn in a note to the office Thursday May 11th from legal guardian(s) only. This goes for 6th/7th/8th grade, parent notes are due May 11th. If we do not have a note May 11th (prior to contest) we won’t allow students to be checked out.

Eligible Students:

You are eligible if you have passed your 9 weeks or have regained eligibility at progress report. You will also ONLY be eligible to go if you pay your $20 which includes your meal at the water park. I need that money asap. Do not wait until last minute to pay or we will not add you to the roster that will be going.  We cannot take you if you do not pay prior to the trip, no exceptions. Bring extra money to the water park if you wish to buy extra. 



Are welcomed to attend the performance at Canton High School auditorium. The water park is only opened for participating band members only. The water park is not open for the public that day.



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A Full Lot of Events coming up for HS, JH and 6th Bands!

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.


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.

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