Students first Grade Today

Hello Parents
Students had their first grade taken today.  It was an appliance check.  
Below are the items kids needed.  If they don't have something it's minus 30 points. 
(Student who just joined will have an extended timeline) 

Band Binder (Pencil Pouch, and dividers)
Tuners (marching and concert) (No percussion) 
Berps (Brass only) 
Dot book
Flip Folder

We will check again on Monday.  Parents please help with making sure they have all their appliances. 

 

 


 

Next Week Reminders

Monday Picture Reminder! All students need to come to school by 4:15pm with full uniform on.

Please try to have undergarments ready and wear them, but if not, please wear the closest possible color undergarments to the uniform as possible. Bring a change of clothes with garment bag for after pictures because need ALL uniforms back to sew in stirrups. Students will get uniforms back before the first time needed in mid Sept.

Please note that we are aware that marching band shoes are not in yet. Those students without shoes need to wear the appropriate socks, please look below. We’ll have extra shoes available for those who will be standing in the front for the Panoramic Picture, while we hide the others’ lower body.

Time Frame:

  • 4:15 pm – Call time in Band Hall
  • 4:30 pm – Sections and Individual Pictures
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm – Group Panoramic

Important Information:

  •  Show up in full uniform, no shakos. With marching instruments.
  •  Students will be done with rehearsal at 2:00 pm on Monday, so they may go home to clean up and change into uniform.
  • Ladies my do their own like they would naturally. Hair does not need to up in performance bun.
  • Change of clothing for Monday, if uniforms have not been altered. 

Reminder on Recommended Undergarments:

  • Do not wear white underwear beneath white bib pants as most often the undergarment will show through.
  • Gentlemen will need to purchase white boxer briefs along with Rit Dye – TAN or tea bags. Boxer briefs can be dyed at home.
  • Ladies will wear a NUDE color boy short cut underwear.
  • All students will need to wear white tube socks. Along with Rit Dye - TAN or tea bags.
  •  All students will need to wear a white crew neck shirt. Along with Rit Dye – TAN or tea bags

Next, ALL students interested in talking private lessons for this coming school year, will need to turn in a KISD Parent Consent form. We’ll need this turned in by Tuesday, August 15, so we can organize this information for our teachers. Even if you’ve been taking lessons in the past or over the summer, you must turn in form.

Link to Parent Consent Form: http://www.kellercentral.band/private-lessons/

Last, we’d like to have our kiddos wear their burgundy #ISurvived for the first day of school. Please check the band calendar for next week’s schedule!

#invest

Band Picture Day - Monday, August 14th

We’ll be having our marching band picture day on Monday, August 14. All students will be taking one group panoramic picture, section and individual photos, that will all be available for purchase.

Students will be picking up their uniforms this Saturday, at Charger Back to School Blast. Please note that not all uniforms have had their alterations done, so those uniforms will need to be brought back to the portable after pictures on Monday, so please bring a change of clothing.

Please note that we are aware that marching band shoes are not in yet. Those students without shoes need to wear the appropriate socks, please look below. We’ll have extra shoes available for those who will be standing in the front for the Panoramic Picture, while we hide the others’ lower body.

Time Frame:

  • 4:15 pm – Call time in Band Hall
  • 4:30 pm – Sections and Individual Pictures
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm – Group Panoramic

Important Information:

  • Show up in full uniform, no shakos. With marching instruments.
  • Students will be done with rehearsal at 2:00 pm on Monday, so they may go home to clean up and change into uniform.
  • Ladies my do their own like they would naturally. Hair does not need to up in performance bun.
  • Change of clothing for Monday, if uniforms have not been altered.

Reminder on Recommended Undergarments:

  • Do not wear white underwear beneath white bib pants as most often the undergarment will show through.
  • Gentlemen will need to purchase white boxer briefs along with Rit Dye – TAN or tea bags. Boxer briefs can be dyed at home.
  • Ladies will wear a NUDE color boy short cut underwear.
  • All students will need to wear white tube socks. Along with Rit Dye - TAN or tea bags.
  • All students will need to wear a white crew neck shirt. Along with Rit Dye – TAN or tea bags.

NHS

National Honor Society Students!

Mrs. Baggett and I have worked out an agreement for tomorrow.  All band students will be at band all day tomorrow.  You can make up 4 hours on Friday morning.  Meet in her room at 8am N220. 

You will be able to make up the other hours before school.   

Four students will be picked to help the band directors on Friday morning as well. 

 

 

 

Ultimate Drill Book: Marching Band

We're excited to announce we'll be implementing a new learning process to our drill for marching band this year! Last year we introduced a new printable dot books with very detailed information that were helpful in our learning and cleaning success. This year, that option has turned digital due software updates to save paper and time for band programs, so an application has be developed to provide this information in a digital format, UDBapp (Ultimate Drill Book App).

UDBapp is FREE for to download and will work on any IOS and Android device. More information my be found here: http://ultimatedrillbook.com/udbapp/

Below are to tutorials on how the app works. 

Students will also be asked to still fill out a traditional dot book as well. This will serve as a backup and also enhance the learning process by writing down their personal coordinates. Please make sure students have everything below for next week.

Needs for Monday, August 7:

  1. Oxford Spiral Bound 3 X 5 Index Cards
  2. Shoe lace
  3. UDBapp on phone or other device. (We'll be able to work with students who can't get this on their phone or other IOS/Android device)

Updated Uniform Care Guide

KC Band Families,

Below you'll find an updated marching uniform care guide. You'll be able to find this on our website all year long, under "Parents" in the top navigation bar. 

Please prepare for these under garments in the next month.

  • Gentlemen will need to purchase white boxer briefs along with Rit Dye - TAN. Boxer briefs can be dyed at home.
  • Ladies will wear a NUDE color boy short cut underwear.
  • All students will need to wear white tube socks. Along with Rit Dye - TAN
  • All students will need to wear a white crew neck shirt. Along with Rit Dye - TAN

We'll be sending out information regarding alterations here soon!

Thanks,

KC Band Staff

Hearing Protection Program

Marching band is loud. It's that simple.

Hearing protection is very important for any musician, but especially for those who perform with high energy at a high volume! That being said, all musicians eventually find themselves in a musical situation where standard "earplugs" just don't allow us to hear all the things we NEED to hear in order to play at our best.

KC Percussion has partnered with Earasers, the world's first affordable "Hi-Fi" earplugs for musicians in order to give our musicians the chance to perform at the highest levels and protect their hearing at the same time.

High exposure to loud volumes can cause permanent hearing loss. HEARING PROTECTION IS NO JOKE!!!

See how you can get on board with the hearing protection program below!

Summer Band Camp Lunch

Band Families,

Your KCHS Boosters are excited to offer and bring lunches to the bandos (kids) during summer band camp weeks!

The form was sent home the last two Tuesday Night Bands. This is an opportunity to have lunch delivered during the two weeks of band camp. Sometimes it's difficult to send lunch with the kids or to run something up each day so we thought this would make it easier for our band families. These meals are a sandwich and chips or pizza. 

  • Chick-fil-A includes: Chick-fil-A Sandwich and chips 
  • Subway includes: Ham Sandwich and chips
  • Pizza: 2 slices of Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza
  • McDonald's Burger includes: 2 Cheeseburgers and small fries
  • Chicken Express includes: Chicken Fingers

We will need to order the meals ahead of time to be able to get them and deliver on time so the order and money are due on tomorrow, Tuesday the 25th, at Tuesday Night Band. Please send cash or checks.

If you do not have a form, they will be provided tomorrow at Tuesday night band by the KCHS Band Boosters.

KC Band working Cowboy Games!

Next Weeks Schedule

No sectionals on Monday or Tuesday this week! 

Tuesday
4:00 - SLEB Meeting
4:30 - Student Leadership Meeting
6:00 - Summer Band
All Students need to print out the hand book on the website.  (We will be putting this on the home page by Saturday) 
We will be going through the Handbook with the entire band. 
Instruments are not needed.
8:00 - General Booster Meeting

Wednesday
9:00 - 12:00     Brass @ Hillwood
9:00 - 12:00     Percussion @ CHS
 1:00 - 4:00      Woodwinds @ Hillwood
6:00 - 9:00      Guard @ CHS
7:00 - 9:00      Winds and Percussion @ CHS

Thursday
9:00 - 12:00     Brass @ Hillwood
9:00 - 12:00     Percussion @ CHS
 1:00 - 4:00      Woodwinds @ Hillwood
6:00 - 9:00      Guard @ CHS
7:00 - 9:00      Winds and Percussion @ CHS

Friday
All Freshman Attend Fish Camp! (Including Guard and Percussion)

9:00 - 12:00    Percussion @ CHS
1:30                Upper Class Report to Band Hall for Fish Camp Performance
3:00 - 5:00      Percussion Rehearsal
3:00 -5:00       Full Winds Rehearsal  
6:00 - 9:00      Guard @ CHS
7:00 - 9:00      Winds and Percussion @ CHS



 

Hawaiian Falls Day!

KC Band Families,

Hawaiian Falls Night is coming soon! Information is below and can also be found at the website. Purchase tickets at our website as well - HERE!

MONDAY, JULY 13th

General Admission from 10:30am-6:00pm

EXCLUSIVELY OPEN TO OUR KC FAMILY FROM 6:00-7:30pm

$30 - Cash on Tuesday Night Band

$30.50 - Online Purchase

$35 - Cash at the door from 10:00am-5:00am

$35.50 - debit/credit at the door

When you check out with an on-line purchase, please put the name of the student(s) that you are purchasing for in the notes section.

Tickets will be available to purchase online until Wednesday, July 12th at 10pm.

PRE-PURCHASED TICKETS:
When you arrive at Hawaiian Falls, check-in at Will-Call to receive your All-You-Can Drink Wrist Band.  For admission you will give them your name you used online or marked on your payment in the gray box to purchase your tickets and they will verify your paid status from the list we provide them.

TICKETS PURCHASED AT THE DOOR:
Please proceed to our KC Band Table located outside of Will Call from 4:30-5:45pm.  This is the only time you can purchase tickets at the door to receive the All-You-Can Drink band and exclusive time in the park with the KC Family.  Please pre-purchase tickets online before Sunday night at 10:00 pm so that you can join us throughout the day.

ITINERARY
10:30 am - 6:00 pm General Admission
6:00 pm  Park Closes: Meet at the Cabana for Team Building Activities
6:30-7:30 pm Exclusive Park time to ride rides without the crowds