Parents and Students,
If you are receiving this email and your student is not in the Kempner High School Band, please let me know so I can update our records.
On Monday, July 27th, we begin our Summer band camp! We are very excited to see all of the Kempner Band students once again, as well as meet the new faces that are joining our family. We have a few pieces of information that will make your child successful, and in turn, help the entire program.
Please refer to the calendar on our website, kempnerband.org, to see the schedule for all of Summer band. This calendar is an essential element to our program and we encourage you to visit it very often. There are instructions on how to get the calendar on your mobile device as well, which we suggest you do for your convenience.
When determining spots for the competitive marching group, students are placed based on their abilities they learned from Summer band camp rehearsals. In order for your student to not get behind, we encourage that students attend every rehearsal.
Please help us by scheduling any appointments or vacations around the set schedule on the calendar. For instance, if you are scheduling a dentist appointment, it would be best to wait until we switch to evening rehearsals (on August 13th), and have it during the day. Or, if scheduling a vacation, please consider that the student will not be able to leave until Friday evening and will be expected to return on Monday morning. Again, we very much appreciate your help in having every student attend every rehearsal to contribute to the success of the band.
Students are expected to have the following materials when they arrive on Monday:
Reeds, sticks, mallets, mouthpieces, swabs, neck straps, and all materials associated with the instrument.
Black band binder (recommended 1 inch width) for organizing music and documents to be sent home.
If a veteran student has a water jug from the band, they must bring it cleaned and filled.
All new members will receive a Kempner High School Band water jug, but should bring a large bottle of water until these have been distributed. By no means should you buy a water jug, given that you will receive one soon.
Lunch is from 12 pm to 1 pm
Given that summer school is happening on our campus, the process for getting lunch to your students will involve the following options:
Your student brings their lunch.
Deliver the food to the the front office prior to 12 pm.
Your student comes outside to receive the food from you during their lunch break.
If you need to enter the building for any reason, you must go through the front office prior to 12 pm or after 1 pm.
As a reminder for students with vehicles, leaving campus will not be allowed. Please plan accordingly.
Thank you for complying with these rules!
We look forward to seeing everyone and getting a great start to the marching band season! Please don’t hesitate to call the band office with any questions.