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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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Junior High Spring Concerts

We only have a few more weeks of school left and quite a few events for our Junior High students. Please make arrangements for your child on the dates that apply to them. All of these events will be in the evening.

Tuesday, April 30th @ 6:30pm 6th Grade Spring Concert @ Kemp High School

Thursday, May 2nd @ 6:30pm- 7th/8th Grade Spring Concert @ Kemp High School

Tuesday, May 7th @ 6:30pm- ALL Percussion Concert @ Kemp High School

**Please arrive at the High School Band hall no later than 6:00pm. Wear your band polo, black pants/black jeans, and closed-toed shoes.

If you have any questions regarding any of these events, please contact one of the directors via email or phone 903.498.1402.

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7th/8th Grade UIL Contest- March 27th

The 7th and 8th Grade band members will be travelling to Canton High School this Wednesday, March 27th to compete at UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest. Only eligible students will be travelling with us. 7th grade will be competing in the morning and 8th grade will compete in the afternoon. Please check the appropriate list for the students that will be out at each designated time. This is a required event and will count as a test grade. Ineligible students will be completing an alternate assignment in order to fulfill this grade.

*All students must be wearing their Orange Band Polo, Black pants/black jeans, and closed-toed shoes. We cannot afford to leave anyone behind due to not wearing the proper attire.
7th Grade Band
Students will be called out of class at 8:15 am and return by the end of 4th period in order to make their designated lunch period.
7th Grade Band
1 Aguilar Nathan 20 Holstien Jayden
2 Ascencio Maria 21 Horton Trey
3 Barnett Danica 22 Jordan Jayci
4 Bookman Kaden 23 McMullen Elizabeth
5 Bowie Aaliyah 24 Nail Livie
6 Brooks Zoe 25 Norton Austin
7 Carrizales Leonardo 26 O’Pry Madison
8 Cruz Jr. Ricardo 27 Ornelas Adolfo
9 Davila Xavier 28 Reed Shelbi
10 Davis Jr. Gary 29 Sherrill Tye
11 Dunn Kylah 30 Snell Jessica
12 Fields Caleb 31 Tally Liberti
13 Flores Miguel 32 Villanueva Fatima
14 Garvin Madison 33 Vincent Ethan
15 Gentzler Carlee 34 Vorana Belle
16 Gonzalez Yardley 35 Wallace Alexis
17 Greenlee Jason 36 Watson Alyssa
18 Haley Collin 37 Zanella Leonel
19 Harms Emily 38 Zaragoza Daniel
8th Grade Band
Students will report to 6th period band and be with us until the end of the day. We will not return until 4:00pm at the earliest. These students will need to arrange transportation for after school transport home.
8th Grade Band
1 Avant Jadin 20 Pedersen William
2 Barnett Haley 21 Perry Gracie
3 Becerra Joel 22 Pfister Damion
4 Cabrera Kimberly 23 Powell Amity
5 Cleary Spencer 24 Quezada Aaron
6 Franklin Elijah 25 Ramirez Violet
7 Galindo-Soto Juan 26 Randolph Amir
8 Gibbons Brayden 27 Rogers Yasmine
9 Hernandez Marlen 28 Salazar Nathan
10 Hull Andrew 29 Simon Jeremy
11 Jackson Tristan 30 Stevenson Hayden
12 Jones Constance 31 Strong Matison
13 Jones Joshua 32 Suarez Erik
14 Little Amelia 33 Tackett Elijah
15 Mcdougald Haley 34 Thompson Deacon
16 Medellin Crystal 35 Vargas Vanessa
17 Morgan Jason 36 Weeks Landin
18 Murphy Ian 37 White Noelani
19 Oldenkamp Austin

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Ms. Delgado: or Mr. Christy:

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Pre-UIL Contest (7th & 8th Grade)

Pre-UIL contest is upon us! The 7th and 8th Grade Bands will be competing at Pre-UIL Friday Morning at Kemp High School. Only eligible students are allowed to compete. The list of eligible students is attached.

**What to wear: Band polo, black pants/black jeans, and closed-toed shoes

**Black pants/black jeans have been on the supply list since the beginning of the year. Please have these for contest in order for the whole group to be uniform.

7:30 am- Report to Junior High Band Hall for attendance

7:45 am- Load truck/trailer with instruments

8:00 am– Head to Kemp High School

8:30 am– 7th Grade stage performance

8:55 am– 8th Grade stage performance

9:15 am Head to Kemp Junior High for the rest of the school day

All parents are welcome to attend contest, it is free and open to the public. There will be bands performing throughout the day and a schedule has been attached for your convenience.

Make sure to be on time and present in the proper attire! Make sure to have your instrument and music!

Student Participants

C4 Schedule 2019

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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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JH Fundraiser Delivery

Junior High Band Fundraiser will be delivered this coming Monday, Dec. 17th. We currently have a delivery window from 9:00am to 2:00pm. As soon as all items are delivered I will be sending Remind messages to all our junior high classes. If you have not subscribed to our Remind App all the codes are listed below.

*Please sign up for Remind101 to receive all band updates*

Text to the number: 81010

8th Grade Band: @kempband2

7th Grade Band: @kempband3

Concert Band: @kempband4

6th Grade Band: @kempband5

*Please only subscribe to your student’s corresponding class*

If you have any further questions, please contact Miss Delgado by email:

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