Parents & Students,
Good evening! This email will serve as one of many “weekly updates” sent by the staff, bearing reminders of upcoming events and the weekly schedule. We encourage you to continue to use our website and calendar for detailed information.
Last week, we finished the opener of our field production “The Webs We Weave”. We also attended our first football game of the season and were able to perform our show for the first time in front of a live audience! We are proud of the students for their dedication in rehearsal and their performance on the field.
Tomorrow we will begin fitting students for uniforms during class and after school. Monday will be used primarily for Woodwinds and Percussion. We encourage students to stay after school before rehearsal to be fitted.
During class we will discuss football game etiquette and continue to work on stand tunes. We will also begin the process of arranging seating assignments for buses based on sections.
Monday evening, there will be a Woodwind, Prop Crew and Guard marching rehearsal from 3:30-5:30 pm, and a Percussion marching rehearsal from 5:30-7:30 pm. Kempner High School Open House will also take place tomorrow evening from 6-8 pm.
We will continue uniform fittings for Brass on Tuesday during class and after school. We encourage students to stay after school prior to rehearsal to do homework, attend tutorials, and be fitted for uniforms.
During class, we will continue to reinforce our philosophies of positive football game etiquette and will continue work on stand tunes.
In the evening, we will have a Brass (and prop crew) marching rehearsal from 4:30-6:30 pm.
We will continue uniform fittings by finishing all who have not been fitted. Stand tunes will be learned during class time.
After school, we will have a Full Band marching rehearsal from 3:00-5:30 pm.
We will have a strong focus on preparing for our second football game and performance by reviewing the itinerary for the game and preparing game-day materials. After school, the students will have a short rehearsal, eat, load, get dressed, and depart for the football game.
Attached to this email is the itinerary for Thursday’s game. Please read for more information. The following materials are required of all students who attend the football game:
- Member Shirt
- Calf-length Black Socks
- Students that do not have shoes will need to be fitted tomorrow.
- Marching Shoes
- Black Gloves
- Flip Book & Lyre
During class, we will refocus our energy on our show music in preparation for putting the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th movement on the field. After school, we have a Full Band marching rehearsal from 4:30-7:30 pm.
In order for a student to attend a football game, they must have at least a medical form turned in. In order for them to be served food, we must have a meal form on file. We will continue to pass out said forms to students who don’t have them during class.
Grades are constantly on our mind as a staff. For a student to participate, they must be passing all classes. Please continue to encourage your child to work hard on their school work and check up on their grades by using the Skyward Family Access site.
Homecoming is coming! Order your mums by printing out this document and submitting it to the band office tray. These forms are also available in the office handout trays to the left of the office door. Homecoming Mum Order Form
If you would like to volunteer at any event, please contact Trish Thompson. Please note that a FBISD criminal background check is necessary to participate as a chaperone. We would love to have you join our team!
We hope to see all of you tomorrow at the Kempner High School Open House from 6-8 pm!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any concerns or questions. Remember to visit our website kempnerband.org for more information.