4.18.16 Update

Dear Students, Families, and Supporters, 

I am pleased to announce that both our Concert Band and Symphonic Band received sweepstakes trophies at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest! We are so proud of our bands and look forward to Wind Ensemble going to UIL this coming week! This week brings a number of after school rehearsals for the Wind Ensemble as we look toward getting our full program sweepstakes trophy for the year. Our Symphonic Band will be representing our program this Wednesday evening at 7 pm for the annual JROTC pass in review ceremony! 


3-4: Wind Ensemble Brass rehearsal
4-5: Wind Ensemble Woodwind rehearsal

4-5: Wind Ensemble full rehearsal

3-4: Wind Ensemble clarinet/sax/flute literature touch up session
7: pass in review concert- Mercer Stadium- Symphonic Band- itinerary to come

4-6: Wind Ensemble Full Rehearsal

Please see calendar on KempnerBand.org to see itinerary for Wind Ensemble UIL at Travis High School

During our successful Pre UIL contests last week we noticed some items that will help us look our best during our concerts. Just a reminder, as per our previous communications, it is important that we all look the same and professional while on stage performing! Gentlemen should have tuxedo shirts and bow ties as well as black socks. Ladies should have closed toed shoes and black hosiery are part of the concert dress uniform as to show as little skin as possible. We strive to look professional and detailed in the same we strive to perform and this helps to continue to give Kempner Bands a look of professionalism and a standard of excellence! 

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/ 

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/ 

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! 

Please use our website calendar! Planning events months in advance can be a challenge but the band staff does their best to post as much as we know about possible events on the calendar so that all of our program can be on the same page! http://kempnerband.org/calendar/ 

I have had many questions about this item on our calendar and we are excited and honored to be chosen by the district administration to perform at the annual JROTC Pass in Review Ceremony at Mercer Stadium on April 20th at 7pm! Our Symphonic Band has done such an excellent job this year and we feel it would be a wonderful opportunity for our Symphonic Band members to perform and be the face of KHS at this ceremony! A detailed itinerary for this event will be posted by tomorrow as we are still receiving information from the district about this event. 

Please contact a band director with any questions. Thank you! 


Scott Norman
Director of Bands
I.H. Kempner High School 

"A standard above excellence, a goal beyond victory."

I.H. Kempner High School Band Program 14777 Voss Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77498