KISD Solo & Ensemble Contest

Keller ISD Solo and Ensemble Contest – Entry Instructions Contest Date: May 5, 2018

**NOTE: Entry deadline is April 1
**NOTE: Duets are not allowed unless they are double concertos with accompaniment.

Prior to filling out the online form you will need:
➢ A list of all performers for each event. Spelling matters!
➢ Your accompanist’s name, if providing your own.
➢ The composer and arranger of your piece. Color Guard events, include the artist. ➢ The correct title of the piece including any numbers that are listed.
➢ The movement numbers and titles.

➢ The “class” of the piece (1, 2 or 3)
Find this by looking it up on the PML If your piece is not listed, ask your band director for help

Click the following link or cut and paste it into your browser to access the online entry form:

After you have completed the form you will need to pay your fees. It is best if you pay all of your solo and ensemble fees at one time, as there is a $3 fee per transaction.

Remember! Students must pay all solo and ensemble fees by May 1s t or they will be removed from the contest!

Follow the steps below to access your school store and pay for the event. The KISD Web Store link is: .

User name = student’s 6 digit Keller ISD student ID number
Password = student’s last name (exactly as they used to enroll in school and it is case sensitive)

Once logged in, they will follow these steps to pay online:
1. Under ‘Who are you shopping for?’, click on the student’s name

2.   Under ‘Shop’, click on ‘Items At Student’s School’

3.   Next to ‘Categories’, click on ‘Band’

4.   Select the item(s) you want to purchase and click on ‘Buy’

5.   Click on ‘Checkout’ and follow the prompts to complete the checkout process

Once checkout is completed, a receipt will automatically appear on the screen. **NOTE: Accompanist fees ($40) for solos must be paid directly to accompanists. 

Chamber Festival Finals

Location: Fossil Ridge High School Auditorium

Date: March 1, 7pm


Performance Order

Fantasia and Fugue-D minor, J.S. Bach, Arr. Walter H. Barnes

Fossil Ridge Brass Quintet


Ramen Noodles, Satoshi Yagisawa

Keller Central Tuba Euphonium Quartet


Harmonious Blacksmith, George Frideric Handle, Arr. Katherine Borst Jones

Fossil Ridge Flute Quartet


Ciudades, Guillermo Lago

Keller Central Saxophone Quartet


Aubade, Paul De Wailly

Fossil Ridge Woodwind Trio


Folk Dance, Jan Koetsier

Keller Central Trombone Quintet


Drastic Measures, Russell Peck

Fossil Ridge Saxophone Quartet


Fractalia, Owen Clayton Condon

Keller Central Percussion Quartet


Tico-Tico no Fuba, Zequinha De Abreu

Fossil Ridge Clarinet Quartet


Turbo Scramjet for Saxophone Qartet, William Pitts                        

Keller Central Saxophone Quartet

Semi Finals Performing Order

Semi-Finals Chamber Festival
@ Central High School
Tuesday March 27th, 2018
In Band Hall


All Ensembles will be judged by the Fossil Ridge Band Staff! 
The top 5 ensembles will be chosen to move on to finals. (We will be picking one percussion ensemble) 6 Total Ensembles

Ensembles will play in this order

1.    CB Trombone
2.   SB Sax Quartet
3.   Transmigration  (Percussion Ensemble) 
4.   WE Trumpet Septet
5.   WE Clarinet Quartet #2
6.   Breakdown (Percussion Ensemble)
7.    WE Trombone Quintet
8.   WE Sax Quartet #1
9.   Fractalia (Percussion Ensemble)
10.  WE Low Brass Quartet
11.   WE Sax Quartet #2
12.  CC Trombone Quartet
13.  WE Sax Ensemble


Chamber Festival Information

Keller Central / Fort Worth Chamber Festival


Prelims         Thursday February 22nd @ Central High School     5:30 to 8pm    All Students
(Individual schedules will be given to the students during class) 
*Students are required to watch 3 ensembles during prelims* 

Semi Finals  Tuesday  February 27th @ Central High School 4:00- 5:30 Top 12 ensembles only
(Students are allowed to attend) 

Finals         Thursday 7pm  March 1st @ Fossil Ridge    All Students Required to GO!

Parents are free to all the performances




Jazz Band UTA Festival Information

UTA Festival
February 23rd, 2017


2nd Period                   Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Band Report to the portable
                                     Both groups will rehearse during 2nd period

11:30                             Depart for UTA    
                                     (Bring a snack, we'll eat after we perform) 

2:00                              Jazz Ensemble Performance
2:30                              Jazz Band Performance

3:30                              Eat fast food on the way home

5:00                             Arrive back at CHS


KC Band: Update

Band Families,

We hope the week is off to a great Start! Here is a quick update on a few things for this week.

Drum Major Prospect Meeting – Monday, February 5th @ 4:00pm

“Sending Your Kid To College” Clinic – Tuesday, February 6th @ 6:00pm in CHS Lecture Hall

Mandatory Trumpet Meeting – Thursday, February 8th, @ 4:00pm CHS Band Hall

“Hillwood Middle School Band Day” – Friday, February 9th

Tuxedo Shirt Money: Please make sure all money is turned in if you haven’t done so already. Cash or Checks made out to "Keller Central Band Boosters".

Senior Honor Cords: Due this week! Seniors, please place an order here Cash or Check must be turned in to the gray box by, Thursday, February 8th. Checks need to be made out to "Central High School"- $17.25

Color Guard Performance @ WGI Dallas Regional – Saturday, February 10th

  • Coppell High School, 185 W. Parkway Blvd; Coppell, TX
  • Performance Time @ 2:25pm
  • Prelims - $12
  • Finals - $15
  • Combo - $24
  • Non-Finalist Backside Seating - $5

Thanks and have a great rest of the week!

Save the date! May 4th

May 4th, 2018
UNT Murchison Performing Arts Center


The Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band will be performing at UNT in the Peak Music Festival on May 4th. 
See below for times. 

Concert Band      5:00pm
Symphonic Band 5:30pm
Wind Ensemble   6:00pm


Students will be bused to the event and back.  It is ok for student to leave with their parents after the Wind Ensemble performance.  


Reminder about Corpus Trip

Keller Central Band
Spring Trip to Corpus Christi
April 19th-22


Who's Attending?
All eligible Band Members

Are we performing?
Yes, All the concert bands and color guard will be performing

Are we staying in a gym?
No.. students will have Condos

Is this required?
Yes for eligible members.  We will be performing in the South Coast Music Festival.  Our bands will be competing against other bands! 
Same rules as a marching band trip. 

Mark your calendars! 

KC Band: Update

Band Families,

We hope the week is going well! Here is a quick update on a few things.

Marching Band Uniform Check-in Makeup: This will be tomorrow, January 12th. Mr. Rudnick will be checking those in during class time. Symphonic Band members will need to meet after school on Friday for returns.

Tuxedo Shirt Money: Please make sure all money is turned in tomorrow, January 12th. Cash or Checks made out to "Keller Central Band Boosters".

Senior Honor Cords: It's that time to order you honor cords for graduation! Seniors, please place an order here Cash or Check must be turned in to the gray box by February 9th. Checks need to be made out to "Central High School"

TMEA Area Auditions: Students will be responsible for getting to Coppell High School one their own, Saturday, January 13th. 

  • Coppell High School, 185 W. Parkway Blvd; Coppell, TX
  • 8:00am Student Check In
  • 12:00am Most Auditions are done.

Thanks and have a great rest of the week!

Keller Central Chamber/Ensemble Contest Information!

We're excited to announce changes to our Keller Central Chamber/Ensemble contest!
This year, we'll be combing our contest with Fossil Ridge high school.  Here's the logistics of the contest.  

Thursday February 22nd  @ Central High School.  (ALL Students Required to Attend)
All students will perform their ensembles for a judge after school.  They will receive a Division 1,2,3,4 or 5 rating.  The top 5 ensembles in every room will advance to Semi Finals. 

Tuesday February 27th @ Central High School.  Semi Finals (Only Semi-Finals Ensembles Attend)
The ensembles that were picked from round 1 will perform for the Fossil Ridge Band Directors.  (The Central Band directors will listen to the Fossil Ridge Students) They will pick the top 5 ensembles to perform at Finals. 

Thursday March 1st Chamber Finals @ Fossil Ridge (All Wind and Percussion Students Required)
The top 10 ensembles between Fossil Ridge and Central will perform for everyone!  A retreat will follow at the end, and all ensembles will be raked 10 to 1.  The fist place ensemble will be receive a prize! 


Tuxedo Shirt Order Form

Gentlemen will need to have a white tuxedo shirt, bow tie, and cummerbund for the spring concert season. If you have some of those items already, you will not need to order those specific items. Gentlemen will be measured during their band class on Monday, January 8th, 2018.

  • Cash or Check made out to the Keller Central Band Booster Association

Again, we will NOT be distributing a white tuxedo shirt, bow tie and cummerbund from the school. You will need to get your own. We WILL be measuring and providing the black tuxedo pant and jacket again.

All order forms and payments need to be turned in on Monday, January 8th, 2018.

Below you will find the form by clicking the button.