Registration information for Thursday, May 14th!

Dear Cougar Band Parent,

You are cordially invited to a mandatory Parent Registration for the 2015-2016 school year. At this registration, we will be collecting important information from you, as well as passing out very important information about your child’s band experience next year. For your convenience, we will register the band alphabetically. If you are unable to attend during the hour for your part of the alphabet, please feel free to attend at the time that fits your schedule. If you have any questions about Registration, OR IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, please email Mr. Smith at justin.smith@fortbendisd.com Please find the schedule we will register below:

STUDENTS WHOSE LAST NAMES END IN A-H WILL REGISTER FROM 5:00-6:00 PM.

STUDENTS WHOSE LAST NAMES END IN I-P WILL REGISTER FROM 6:00-7:00 PM.

STUDENTS WHOSE LAST NAMES END IN Q-Z WILL REGISTER FROM 7:00-8:00 PM.

THINGS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO AT REGISTRATION:
● ENTER/UPDATE CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION INTO CHARMS
● RECEIVE A CALENDAR FOR THE FULL YEAR’S BAND EVENTS
● SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEER/CHAPERONE OPPORTUNITIES
● MEET BOOSTER MEMBERS FOR 2014-2015
● FILL OUT ALL FORMS REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE BAND PROGRAM (MEDICAL, UIL)
● LEARN ABOUT OUR TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD NEXT YEAR
● GET AN INVOICE FOR YOUR CHILD’S 2014-15 BAND FEES. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO MAKE A PAYMENT FOR HALF OF YOUR CHILD’S

BAND FEES ($100) AND CONSUMABLE FEE FOR NEW MEMBERS ONLY ($65) THE REMAINDER OF BAND FEES WILL BE DUE AT OUR FIRST FALL BOOSTER MEETING ON AUGUST 3, 2015

2015-2016 BAND FEES

We are pleased to announce there will NOT be an increase of fees for 2015-2016. We strive to keep fees as low as possible so all students are able to participate. If you have a question, concern, or financial hardship, please contact Mr. Smith. WE DO NOT WANT MONEY TO KEEP ANY STUDENT FROM BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.

ALL STUDENTS – $200 THESE DUES PAY THE FOLLOWING:

MARCHING SHOW EXPENSES, CONTEST ENTRY FEES, UNIFORM CLEANING, COMPRESSION SHIRTS, BAND POLO, PERFORMANCE MEALS, EQUIPMENT FEES, MARCHING PROPS, AND MORE

NEW MEMBERS ONLY – $65 CONSUMABLE ITEMS FEE:

MARCHING SHOES, BACKPACK, WATER JUGS, PONCHO – THESE ARE ALL ITEMS THAT YOUR STUDENT WILL KEEP THROUGHOUT HIGH SCHOOL, AND AFTER GRADUATION. BARRING LOSS OR YOUR STUDENT GROWING, THE $65 CONSUMABLE FEE SHOULD BE A ONE TIME FEE.

➔ RETURNING STUDENTS WILL NEED TO MAKE A MINIMUM $100 INTENT TO PARTICIPATE PAYMENT, NEW STUDENTS WILL NEED TO MAKE A MINIMUM $165 INTENT TO PARTICIPATE PAYMENT. THE REMAINDER OF BAND FEES WILL BE DUE AT OUR FIRST BOOSTER MEETING ON AUGUST 3, 2015. THANK YOU!

Registration is a very important day for our program. Registration affords you the opportunity to lean about high school band, meet our Band Directors and other parents, and have your questions answered. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE EMAIL MR. SMITH AT JUSTIN.SMITH@FORTBENDISD.COM AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE. Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you there!
Kempner Marching Cougars Executive Board


Sweepstakes at UIL!

The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band recently performed at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest, both with outstanding results!  For the first time in nine years, the Symphonic Band earned first division ratings both on stage and in sight reading, the highest ratings possible!  The Wind Ensemble then did the same, helping earn the entire Kempner Band program the Sweepstakes award.  This award goes to programs who earn first division ratings at UIL in marching band, the Varsity concert on stage, and the Varsity sight reading.

Please help to congratulate all of our incredibly talented students, as they all played a significant role in this outstanding program achievement!


Private Lessons: Investing in your student

Hello Kempner Band Family!

 

In the development of the student musician, there is one universal truth: everyone needs individual attention. All of the practice in the world cannot replace the help that a private lesson instructor can provide.

 

These weekly one-on-one sessions are a way for your student to receive individual attention that cannot be given by the directors. Private lessons are not tutorials, but rather a means to achieve an advantage and to progress at a faster rate. The most successful participants in the All-State/Region audition process are those who take lessons.

 

We’ve hired a staff that is professional, experienced, and fully qualified to teach their instruments. Their information can be found on our website at this address: http://www.kempnerband.org/private-lesson-faculty/

 

Please consider investing in your student by helping their talents come to fruition. Please complete the form below that can be found under the student section of our website: http://www.kempnerband.org/private-lessons-interest-form/

 

Anyone can take private lessons (from remedial to advanced), and we believe that everyone should.


Friday Pizza Sales Approved!

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, September 12, 2014 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.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4cada82c7-pizza2

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 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.

Sincerely,

Annie Rivera

KMCBC Fundraising Co-Chair/Pizza Coordinator

512-507-4745 cell

annie@rivera-associates.com


Water Bottle Duty!

Parents,

Please help out our students by signing up to fill water bottles during rehearsals. Keeping our students hydrated and healthy is our main priority. This can only be done with your help!

Use the link below to sign up or contact Trish Thompson, our Booster Club Vice President.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea9a722a5f94-water

Thank you for your help!