March-a-thon Update!

Hi Kempner Band Family!

Band Camp is ending in less than one week!  Make sure you attend the Annual Showcase where our kids will show a great preview of this year’s coming show (see

With the end of each Camp, we celebrate the children’s success so far with the March-a-Thon lock-in!

You have been receiving lots of information about the March-a-thon fundraiser.  It is our largest fundraising event of the season.  If you were at Friday’s Booster meeting, you were able to hear and see the Board present information that explains why March-a-thon is vital to our kids’ program.


This past Monday, I stamped and sent over 900 postcards that our students addressed during camp!  There are plenty of cards still left which we are happy to stamp and send as needed.  There is also an email version and letter version available if needed as well as a post you can share on our Facebook page. If you need any or all of this information please contact Annie Rivera at or 512-507-4745.  the 3 students that raise the most funds for March-a-thon will be receiving a Compact External Smartphone Battery Charger….no more dead phones at the end of marching competitions!


After the Showcase on Friday 8/22, the children will participate in our annual March-a-thon lock-in.  This year it will be at The PARC recreation center at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church.  A roster will be compiled of all students attending this coming week by the directors and section leaders.  Each student will need to arrive at PARC no later than 9pm.  Each will be checked in and will be there until dismissal at 6am Saturday morning.  All children will need to be picked up no later than 7am.

A permission slip is attached (also found in the Band Box) and must be completed and returned to the band directors no later than this Friday, August 22nd.

Yes! We will feed your children.  We have received donations from Cane’s, Papa John’s and Domino’s and are working on several other vendors.


The students have a list (both in the band room and below) by section, of what they will need to bring.

  • Drum Majors-4 bags of ice
  • Brass- 12 pack of canned sodas- no 2 liter bottles please!

o   Our brass captain will assign specifics to the students or collect money

  • Woodwinds- sweet treat or sweet snack to share
  • Percussion-salty snacks to share
  • Color Guard- Gatorade and Water bottles

o   Our CG captain will assign specifics to the students or collect money

Napkins, plates, trash bags and cleaning supplies will be supplied by the board

The kids will also need to bring lawn chairs, bean bag chairs, games, etc.  Whatever they bring, they assume responsibility for.  KMCBC and the band are not assuming liability for any damage or loss.  In previous years, this has not been an issue — at all!  We will have a projector for movies.  If the kids want to bring DVDs that is great.


Thank you to those parents who have volunteered to “march” with us!

There is room for more!  9p-1a or 1a-6a — take your pick.  Fun times had by all!!  If you are volunteering for this or any other event where you will interact with the kids, you will need to complete an FBISD criminal history check (  Once you have received your confirmation, please forward it to the KMCBC President, Ray Thompson  If you have any questions about or are interested in volunteering, please send an email to KMCBC VP, Trish Thompson


Thank you,

Your 2014-15 KMCBC Board

Bite Night & March-a-thon Information

Hello Kempner Band Family!

This Wednesday’s Bite Nite is at FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES on Hwy 6 and 59, in the same parking lot as Whole Foods. From 5-9 pm Five Guys will donate 20% of all purchases back to the band. You must mention Kempner HS Band at check out! No flyer needed.

Many of you have requested an email to forward to friends and family and to post on social media to raise funds for our March-a-thon. See below:



Kempner Marching Cougar Booster Club is hosting our annual March-a-Thon August 22, and I hope that you will support me in this super exciting overnight event where I “march” all night to raise money for the band. Without your support, I could not afford to be in this challenging program – the band fees I pay don’t cover all the costs of meals, instruments, transportation, uniforms, special instructors, and other things the band program needs to make us successful.

Please follow this link to help out! KMBBC is a 501(c)3– all donations are tax deductible! A tax receipt can be printed directly from the website.

If you prefer to mail a check our mailing address is:


P.O. Box 2601

Sugar Land, TX     77487-2601

Please fill out any checks to KMCBC and include my name in the memo.

Thank you so much for your support!

Sincerely, _________________________