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Dear Band Parents and Students,
Please read the following information carefully. Let me know if you have any questions.
Extra Credit and Retakes.
Extra credit is available for all Kirkwood High School, NKMS and North Band, Choir, Orchestra and Drama Concerts and Productions. Students who volunteer to help with middle school band concerts will be given 5 points extra credit.
Audition Retakes - Due December 11
Any students who wish to raise their audition score may do so by uploading any portion or all of the audition to the retake assignment in schoology. Alternatively they may also play any portion or all for a diretor live. All Retakes are due by December 11. Please reach out to a director if you would like help preparing the retake or if you would like an alternative etude.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS SELECTED TO ST. LOUIS ALL SUBURAN HONOR BAND!
These students will perform in the Honor Band Concert on January, 12th. They are also qualified for the All State Band Audition on December 4!
Carter Bowman - Bari Sax - Jazz Band
Hana Noueiry - 1st Alternate - Oboe
Megan McGhee - Clarinet
Brandon Vaughn - Clarinet
Kate Bergman - 1st Alternate Bass Clarinet
Nathan Lin - Alto Saxophone
Michael Guilfoy - Tenor Saxophone
Ryan Bowermaster - Trumpet
Charlotte Spohr - Trumpet
Leo Barton - French Horn
Abigail Konopik - 1st Alternate French Horn
Ryan Sanner - Trombone
Hannah Pierce - 2nd Alternate Baritone
FINAL Concert Uniform Fittings - Tuesday, December 3 - Friday, December 6. We need parent volunteers who can help with uniform fittings during 3rd period. If you can help us out please sign up on this google sheet. We will add more dates as needed.
Congratulations to our Pioneer Football team on an exciting season. Unfotunately the Pioneers fell to Joplin on Friday, November 8th. Our next Pioneer Pride Halftime Performance will be TURKEY DAY!
Below are the Turkey Day Performances
Tuesday, November 26 - Pep Rally Assembly - WEAR RED AND/OR WHITE
Wear RED AND WHITE
12:50 Released from Class
1:00 Warm up / Tune in Theater
1:25 In stands - Play
1:40 PM – Pep Rally
Bonfire/Community Pep Rally - RED POLO and Jeans or dark pants - Dave Holley Gym
Wednesday, November 27
5:30 PM BAND ROOM DOORS OPEN
6:00 PM Drumline Warm up in the Band Room
6:00 PM - Brass and Woodwinds - Warm Up and Tune in the Theater
6:20 PM - Drum Line - Chili Cookoff Cadences
6:45 PM - In the Gym - Red Polo
Home Turkey Day Game - November 28- 12:00 noon - Pioneer Pride Full Band - Required
Full Uniform - Show Shirt - DRESS WARM!!!! IT IS GOING TO BE COLD AND POSSIBLE RAIN - WE WILL PROVIDE RAIN PONCHOS IF NEEDED
10:00 Doors Open
10:50 in the Circle - Attendance
10:55 Practice with Poms
11:10 March to Stadium
11:15 PARENTS ON NORTH END OF TRACK - ALPHA BY LAST NAME
11:30 Senior Recognition on the track
Seniors and parents make sure you have filled out the senior night form with your information. https://goo.gl/forms/Nu52deWitWyzJ9DF2
11:55 Pre-Grame - SSB
12:00 - Let's Get it Started!
Post Game Performance
Uniform Check in
Uniform Leaders - Make sure you stay and help put it all away correctly!
Leaders help put drums away and set up chairs for Monday
2:30 Go eat some Turkey!
December 11, 6:30 PM – Keating Theater - Bandemonium Concert
8th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00 in the Choir Room
Show Shirt – Jeans
December 11, 7:30 PM – Marching Band Awards! – KHS Cafeteria
The Remainder of the semester we will working on keeping the halftime show fresh, we will go outside a minimum of 1 day per week - that day will depend on weather. Students have selected their ensembles for the final (EVERY student will participate in this performance as it is a final grade.) We will also have 1 - 2 full concert band rehearsals. Please see attached calendar for details.
December 19th, 3rd Period Final
Students will perform a small ensmeble for their final. See 1st semester syllabus for further detail.
CLARINET CADET TEACHER NEEDED for 2nd semester!
If you are a current KHS clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, bassoon or saxophone student and you can have a late start or have IP 1st hour, I am in need of a Cadet teacher during 5th grade beginning clarinet class. Monday/Wednesday class has 34 clarinets, Tuesday/Friday class has 22 students! I could use another set of hands! They are great kids and eager to learn! Class meets from 7:30 - 8:20 at Nipher Middle School. 1st semester or 2nd semester opportunity! See Mrs. Friesen if you are interested!