Dear Students, Families, and Supporters,
We are approaching the beginning of our competitive concert season performances as well as finishing up a fantastic year of WinterGuard competitions. This week holds some unique items that we hope you will carefully look at to ensure our students’ success at upcoming contests and performances!
3 - 4: Concert High Woodwinds and Symphonic Low Brass
4:15 - 5:15: Symphonic High Brass and Concert Low Brass
4:15 - 5:15: Drum Club @ SLMS
11 am- 9:45pm: Bite Nite fundraiser at Lopez Mexican Restaurant!
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS EOC 1 EARLY SCHOOL DAY
3 - 4: Symphonic Low Woodwinds, Symphonic Percussion
4:15 - 5:30: Concert Band Winds and Percussion
3 - 6: Varsity WinterGuard rehearsal
4:45: Leadership Meeting for Banquet items (Instructional Leadership and Seniors please attend)
3 - 4: Concert Low Woodwinds, Wind Ensemble Percussion
4:15 - 5:45: Symphonic Band Winds and Percussion
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS EOC 2 EARLY SCHOOL DAY
3 - 4: Concert Low Brass, Concert Percussion, Symphonic High Woodwinds
4:15 - 6:15: Wind Ensemble Winds and Percussion
3 - 6: Varsity WinterGuard rehearsal
Winter Guard: TCGC State Championships, itinerary to come on website and through email
WIND ENSEMBLE PASSOFFS
This week in lieu of doing large sectionals with Wind Ensemble members, we will be doing a series of 15 minute small group passoffs. I will be posting the groups along with dates and times momentarily to our website under the Ensembles > Indoor Performing Ensembles tab in the website. http://kempnerband.org/resources-1/
BANQUET TICKET SALES
Banquet tickets are still on sale through the band office via sign up form. The price for these tickets are now $25 a piece for what will be a night to remember! They are also on sale via the website store. There is a small added convenience charge per ticket but all major cards and debit cards are accepted. The website also has a very mobile friendly platform for smart phone browsers and you will receive and immediate receipt for your purchase! http://kempnerband.org/store/
BOOSTER BOARD NOMINATIONS
Please note that we will be taking nominations for Booster Board Positions on our website at http://kempnerband.org/nominations/. Please submit the names of individuals you wish to nominate for next year's executive board! Only nominate one person per position (as per our bylaws) and a full description of each position can be found in our booster club by-laws on our website. http://kempnerband.org/nominations/
NEW WEBSITE AND TWITTER
If you have not already please visit the new website at the same URL kempnerband.org as well as (if you are a Twitter fan) follow our band Twitter @band_ih. Thanks!
TCGC REGIONAL CLASS A/JV STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
I am so wonderfully proud and humbled by the efforts of our parent and student volunteers who worked for countless hours this past weekend to help us host the TCGC State Championships for Regional A and JV. We worked together for 5 hours Friday evening and close to 14 hours on Saturday. Our booster board Treasurer, Tracy Baker sold over 1,000 flowers to contest goers, while a number of other parents and students helped with organizing timing and logistics for over 100 color guard units from around the state. Through hard work and effort we raised a great amount of funds which will be reported at our next meeting and through email communications. Our Varsity WinterGuard placed 5th in their round on Friday evening and our JV WinterGuard finished 6th in the state in Scholastic JV class! Once again, I am so humbled by those that came to help for those days and it makes me extraordinarily excited about continuing to work with and for such a great group of parents and students!
Please contact a band director with any questions. Thank you!
Director of Bands
I.H. Kempner High School