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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Junior High UIL Contest

Symphonic Band

When – Wednesday

Time – Show up at the band hall for first period then we will load up shortly and get on the bus to go. 10:00 a.m. is warm up time and performance is at 10:30 a.m.

Where – Canton High School Auditorium

Attire – Band Polo and BLUE jeans

Symphonic Band will be back around B lunch.

Honor Band

When – Thursday

Time – Show up to the Junior High Band Hall at 7:15 a.m. We will load up as soon as possible and take off. EAT BREAKFAST BEFORE YOU GET TO THE BAND HALL. You will not have time to eat once you get to the band hall. We warm up on stage at 9 a.m. and performance is at 9:30 a.m.

Where – Canton High School Auditorium

Attire – Band Polo and BLUE jeans

Honor Band will be back by A lunch.

Get plenty of rest the night before. Good Luck to everyone!

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Pre-UIL Contest Friday March 31st

Junior High Symphonic Band and Honor Band will have contest this Friday (March 31st). Symphonic and Honor band need to arrive at the Junior High Band Hall at 7:30 a.m. We will quickly load the trailer with instruments and head over to the High School. Please eat breakfast BEFORE you get to school because you will not have time to eat breakfast at the school.

Symphonic Band  performs at 8:20 a.m. and Honor Band performs at 8:45 a.m.

Performance will take place at the High School auditorium and it is a complete contest just like UIL contest will be next week. Parents are welcomed to sit in audience.

Students must wear band polo and BLUE jeans on Friday. After the performance, we will pack up and head back to the junior high and have a regular day the rest of the day.

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All-Region students and invited guests for the Dallas Winds Concert tomorrow March 7th.

Those that made the all-region band and their invited guests will be traveling to see the Dallas Wind Symphony on the evening of March the 7th.  Students will need to dress as formal as they can-nice dress clothes.  Students can bring those clothes to school and change at the end of school if they wish or just come to school dressed up looking sharp for the day.  We will load up at the high school band hall right after school (I will get kids that have theatre practice after they are done).  They will need to bring money for dinner.  We typically go to El Fenix in Downtown Dallas.  Usually around 10-15 dollars…a 20 would be sufficient.  The concert ticket is already paid for by the region organizers.  We would plan to be back around the 11:00pm-12:00pm hour.  We’ll post arrival estimate on remind.  Please don’t hesitate to contact a director if you have questions.

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High School UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest March 1st

UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest will be held in Canton on Wednesday March 1st for both high school bands.

Symphonic Band info

Need to come dressed in appropriate dress clothes for the contest.  Students have made the choice to either bring their own lunch or receive a sack lunch from the cafeteria.  They will be dismissed at 3rd Period to load up and travel to Canton. Performance is at 12:00 and sight reading at 12:30.  They will arrive back to the high school around 1:30 where they will eat their lunch and return to class.

Honor Band info

Come to school dressed like a normal school day.  They will be dismissed from class around 2:00pm to come change into their concert black uniform and rehearse before heading to Canton.  Performance is at 5:00 and sight reading at 5:30.  They will arrive back to the high school around 6:30pm.

Good luck to both bands!


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Please read message from Kemp Administration

Please read this letter from administration.  There is more detail to come which pertains to us…that info is coming soon.




Kemp High School

February 15, 2017


KHS Students, Parents, and Community,


Due to increases in traffic for dropping off and picking up students at KHS, we will be initiating the following procedures to insure student safety:


  1. Students will only be dropped off and picked up in the “loading/unloading zone” of the front entrance of the KHS campus.  This allows students to be under the cover of the porch and safely wait for their ride to pull up.
  2. Students who walk to and from school and who live in the township of Kemp can ride bus 9 to and from KHS in the mornings and afternoons.  This bus shuttles from the Kemp Intermediate School to Kemp High School in the morning and from Kemp High School to Kemp Intermediate School each afternoon.  Check with the KISD Transportation Department for arrival and departure times.
  3. Walkers from KHS in the afternoon will not be allowed to leave campus and cross 274 (always via the crosswalk) until the traffic has cleared each afternoon.  This will be at least 3:50 but could be as late as 4:00.  On good weather days these students may wait on the front porch of KHS.  On bad weather days they may remain seated in the cafeteria until given the “all clear” to use the crosswalk on 274.


As we work through this new process we ask that you help us reinforce these rules and guidelines with your child.  Our number one concern is for their safety.  If they fail to follow these guidelines discipline consequences will follow.


We will continue to work on additional ways to make the traffic entrance and exit as smooth as possible for our students and our parents.  Be patient with us and with each other as you sit in your vehicle and wait to drop off/pick up your child.  Together we can assure our students, your children, are kept safe.


Address questions to 903.498.9222.


Marietta Maxwell

KHS Principal


Phil Edwards

KISD Superintendent

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