8/25 Football Game This Thursday

Parents & Students,

We are very excited about our first football game and performance this Thursday, August 27th! The game begins at 6 pm. We’d love to see you there supporting Kempner High School!

Below is some information that you’ll need in order for your student to be ready on Thursday.


Materials Checklist: The following items will need to be brought to school on Thursday.

We will be wearing our “Hot Weather Uniform”, which consists of a member shirt, khaki shorts, a black belt, marching shoes, and black no-show ankle socks.



We will be feeding the students prior to every game and marching performance. Thus, students are expected to stay on campus after a short rehearsal on game days. They will be fed, then they will get dressed and load the buses.



After we return from the game, students will not be allowed to leave the band hall until we dismiss as a group. This will be more important once we have full uniforms and we have to check them in. However, we will be dismissing as a group regardless of the uniform choice. Please be patient with this process as it helps our program stay organized.


Please let me know if you have any questions!

8/23 Schedule & Remind

Edit: Prop Crew and Color Guard will need to attend tomorrow’s Woodwind rehearsal. Thanks!

Parents & Students,


Please check the calendar on our website to see our rehearsal schedule for the marching season. As a reminder, we do have marching rehearsal on the first day of school (check the calendar for details). Please note that not all members will come everyday for the first couple of weeks. Also, please note that every week is different, given our football schedule.

Please consider the fact that when your child misses rehearsal, for whatever reason, they miss vital instruction and the band suffers. That said, please schedule appointments around our schedule to avoid students missing rehearsals.



Please sign up for Remind (a text messaging reminder service) in order to receive reminders and information from the directors. All students and parents should sign up for this. The idea is that everyone gets the information at one time. We really appreciate you signing up for this free and simple service. To sign up, text the message – @khighband – to the number 81010. Thanks!

We look forward to a great school year!

8/21 Homecoming Mum Order Form

Parents and Students,

Please go to the Dropbox link below to download the Homecoming Mum Order Form. Fortunately, we have generous parents that provide this service. Proceeds are used as a band fundraiser! Order soon, because Homecoming is in only three weeks (September 18th)!

Homecoming Mum Order Form

8/20 Pizza Sales!

Good Evening Band Family!


I am so thrilled to report that we are finally approved for our Friday lunchtime Pizza sales and our first date this Friday, August 28, 2015 from 11-1!


Freshman and other new Parents, Friday Pizza sales is Our Band’s most profitable fundraising activity!


Every Friday, KMCBC sells Pizza in the KHS Commons during the lunch hours.  In order to quickly move the students through the line we need your help.  It is a lot of fun!  You get to meet other band parents and get the scoop J… and you become a hero to the entire Kempner student body!


It’s easy to sign up to help just click on the following link, find a Friday that is convenient for you and bam you’re signed up.  As an extra bonus for you volunteering, your student(s) will receive 2 free slices of pizza on the day you volunteer.



Feel free to sign up for more than one week.  Yes, we do this every Friday… for the entire school year. BUT, it is only two hour commitment and even if you can only help once or twice, or once a month, every single bit helps a lot!


Go ahead and sign up for what you think you can do, it is easy to delete your sign up if something comes up later.  I only ask that you let me know the night before via Sign up Genius or text if you plan to volunteer, or if you need to cancel.


Please help out as little or as much as you can!  We cannot do this without volunteers!

Feel free to text or email me with any questions.



Kerri Christiano

KMCBC Pizza Coordinator

281-794-5632 cell



8/18 Lock-in & Concert in the Park!

Parents & Students,

Lock-in this Friday!

Our annual end-of-summer-band lock-in is this Friday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. at the PARC Center (402 Eldridge Rd. Sugar Land, TX 77478). This is a great activity for all band members and will be a great time! Please be sure to submit the permission form attached. Students will be monitored at all times by many parent chaperones.

If you would like to pick up your child at any time during the event, you must give a note to a director prior to the event, and you must be the person to pick up your child.


Concert in the Park & Fundraiser Mailouts!

We are busy getting ready for our inaugural Concert in the Park! Concert in the Park is a fundraiser that allows us to get out in the community and give back. It will take place at Sugar Mill Park on September 12th at 6 pm. This is a two-pronged fundraiser that includes the following:

  1. Donations from residents in the area and those who attend the Concert, featuring our marching band and a “stand-still” performance of stand tunes and show excerpts.
  2. A mailout fundraiser that involves students bringing addresses of friends and family and filling out envelopes.

All we ask is that you send at least 10 legitimate addresses of family and/or friends that you think would help the Kempner Marching Cougars goal to raise $20,000!  The flyer will include information about the Concert in the Park, and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun!

We will be taking some time away from rehearsal to address envelopes, and the Kempner Marching Cougar Booster Club is going to mail them out.  In order for this to be successful and reach our fundraising goal, we need everyone to bring at least 10 legitimate addresses by Thursday, August 20th.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!