Dear Students, Families, and Supporters,
It is Pre-UIL week! Please ensure that you look carefully as these next 2 weeks will be an altered schedule as UIL activities approach. I also wanted to take the opportunity to congratulate the Varsity WinterGuard on a wonderful performance Saturday at the TCGC Circuit Championships in College Station on the campus of Texas A&M. It was a powerful way to end the WinterGuard season for our color guard program and we are all very proud!
3-4:30: Both Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will have rehearsals due to Pre-UIL Tuesday as discussed last week in classes
4:45-6:15: Symphonic Band full rehearsal in preparation for Pre-UIL on Tuesday
-LAY OUT YOUR CONCERT ATTIRE ON THIS NIGHT SO YOU CAN GRAB IT IN THE MORNING ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL!
Pre-UIL for Indoor Performing Ensembles
-itinerary posted on the website http://kempnerband.org/news-1/2016/3/29/pre-uil-itineraries-tuesday-april-5th
-DON’T FORGET CONCERT ATTIRE!
3-4: Concert Band Full Woodwinds
4-5: Symphonic Band Full Brass
3-4: Concert Band Full Brass
4-5: Symphonic Band Full Woodwinds
Progress Report 7
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!
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/
Please contact a band director with any questions. Thank you!
Director of Bands
I.H. Kempner High School