Updated Band Handbook

The Keller Central HS Band Handbook has been updated for the 2019-20 School Year!

Please review it here: KCHS Band Handbook

What’s new?

  • Added contact information for Joshua Balli. Welcome, Mr. Balli!

  • An updated explanation of the available roles for students participating in Marching Band. This includes an explanation of Varsity vs. Junior Varsity level band activities.

  • A updated “live” Table of Contents. Click any heading in the Table of Contents to jump to that page in the handbook!

Keller Central's New Assistant Band Director!

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Joshua Balli

Assistant Band Director

Joshua Derick Balli is a native of La Joya, Tx and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio in the Fall of 2018.

While at UTSA, Joshua was a very active performer and teacher having performed with the UTSA concert bands on both saxophone and clarinet, the UTSA saxophone ensemble, and various other chamber ensembles. Outside of school, Joshua was very actively involved with DCI having performed in the Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps in both brass and color guard and at the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps as a brass performer. As a teacher, Joshua has been on the instructional staffs for many schools and independent groups including Winston Churchill High School, the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps, and Monarch Independent Percussion.

Joshua is very excited to move to Fort Worth and join the fantastic staff at Keller Central High School.

Band Update & Registration

Good Afternoon KC Band Families!

Day one of Spring Band Camp was a success yesterday! Please make sure students attend the rest of the week from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm, this is a required for all bands members for the 2019-2020 season.

KC Band “Charms” has been updated we have now have middle school students in our system! Feel free to login in to your account and update any information as needed. Below are instructions to follow for CHS Charms account.

Direct link to CHS Band Charms: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=CentralHSB

If entering for the first time, use your child’s ID NUMBER as the Student Area Password.


Another more detailed screen will appear with even more options to view your student’s uniform assignments, financial records, forms and inventory. Once you have first entered this ID number, you may create your own, unique password by clicking on the “lock” (Change Password) icon.

  • Update Personal Information – Here you may make changes such as updating phone numbers and email addresses so the teachers can communicate with you more effectively.

  • View Band Account Balance- click on the calculator to view an updated statement. Charms is not linked with the Keller Web Store. Please allow about a week for your payment to be reflected in Charms.

Next, we wanted to send out band registration packets and a check list for upcoming registration this week. If you can’t make your assigned day, please come on any other registration day. Plan on registration taking 45 minutes to an hour.

Registration Dates:

  • May 23, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (sophomores, juniors & seniors)

  • May 24, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (sophomores, juniors & seniors)

  • May 25, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (freshman)

Please read though the attached registration packet provided below. They're forms that must be filled out and turned in at the end of your registration time. You can fill this out electronically before printing if you’d like.

Key points for KC Band Registration:

  • · 1st band fee installment of $350 is needed at registration.

  • · KISD’s School Owned Instrument Fee: $100

  • · Booster Membership and Game Day Meals

  • · Sign and Fill out forms

  • · Get sized and purchase required items for the year

  • · If you like to volunteer this next school year, please fill out KISD’s Volunteer form, click HERE

We hope this helpful as we head into the rest of the week. We’re excited to get this year going and to meet all our new band families!

End Of Year Items

Families,

We hope this band year has been a great experience and we're excited to see everyone at the band banquet tonight!

Here are a few things we need to check before the end of next week.

  1. Please make sure all marching uniform parts and pieces have been returned. Sizing and alterations will start soon for the next school year.

  2. Black tuxedo jackets and pants must be returned ASAP. We'll have Z-Racks in the band hall for returning. Gentlemen must show jacket and pants to Mr. Rudnick. Please dry clean if possible.

  3. Band Bills: We'll be transferring "Charms" to the next school year today, any unpaid band bills will be rolled over to the new year. Please turn in payments to the "gray box" or pay online with Keller ISD. Contact Mr. McNulty or Mr. Rudnick if you have questions.

  4. Senior Band Bills: Please finish payments here ASAP to be released for graduation next week.

  5. Make sure all Keller ISD instruments are here at CHS. Most everyone has returned them, put get any instruments back from repair/cleaning.

Thanks again for all the support and time put into this amazing year! See everyone tonight!

KC Band Staff