8/31 Itinerary for Football Game on 9/3

Football Game: @ Clear Falls

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

7:00 p.m.

 

2:30 pm – School ends

2:45 pm – Rehearsal begins

3:30 pm – Rehearsal ends: Eat, load equipment, change into uniform

Stack instruments on outside sidewalk prior to eating or changing.

Hat boxes and uniform racks must be made ready during class for this to operate smoothly.

4:15 pm –  Inspection

Please note that show buns will be in effect from this point on. Leaders will be given a checklist prior to inspection as a guide.

Percussion – Band Hall

Guard – Front of commons

Hornline – In sections, commons

4:30 pm – Meet for dismissal

4:45 pm – Dismiss and depart

5:45 pm – Arrive at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium

Flute/Clarinets – Form twos at gate

E-Crew – Unload

All others – Get instruments, restack cases, form twos behind woodwinds

7:00 pm – Kick-off

8:00 pm – Perform at halftime like a boss

9:30 pm – Game ends: load, get on buses

10:00 pm – Depart for Kempner High School

11:00 pm – Arrive at Kempner High School

Unload, put instruments in lockers, check in uniforms

11:30 pm – Dismiss

Note: Dismissal will take place once all instruments are put away, all uniforms are checked in and hung correctly, and the band hall is clean.

The exterior door is a one-way, in only pathway. Please be conscious of this.

 

Site Information

Veterans Memorial Stadium

2305 E Main St, League City, TX 77573, United States

 

Meal Information

Dinner will be provided.


8/30 Weekly Update!

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

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.

 

This Week

Monday

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.

 

Tuesday

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.

 

Wednesday

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.

 

Thursday

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:

  • Instrument
  • 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

 

Friday

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.

 

Other Items

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.

Thank You!


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.

 

Food!

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.

 

Dismissal

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,

Schedule

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.

 

Remind

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