• Donations to support Kirkwood Band Boosters and the Kirkwood Band Program may be made here.

    Dear Band Parents and Students, 

    Please read the following information carefully.  Let me know if you have any questions.

    Two great opportunities to support the Pioneer Pride!  
    1. FRUIT SALE!!!!  It is that time of year again!  Our Fruit Sale is an important part of the KB2 annual fundraising effort.  Order forms went home with KHS band students last Thursday.  The Fruit Sale raises money for equipment, instruments, music, hardware, etc.  The money raised by the High School students stays at the High School.  We are able to use this money to update instruments, music library, equipment, and more.  We are asking every family to either purchase 1 box of fruit or sell at least 1 box of fruit.    If this is accomplished we will make a great impact on the KHS Fruit Sale Budget.  Orders with payment  are due October 18th!  Orders can be made in person or online.  Please share with family, friends, neighbors, work places.   www.floridaindianrivergroves.com . Select:  Order Now  Enter organization ID: 527694. Please share this link via email, text, messaging, etc with family and friends.  
    2. EVEREVE STYLE SOCIAL!!! CALLING ALL BAND MOMS!!!!  Interested in a fun style event at Evereve West County and supporting the band program in the Kirkwood Schools at the same time? No obligation to purchase-enjoy some personal shopping and styling!  15% OF PURCHASES BENEFIT THE KIRKWOOD BAND.  Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and RSVP to Kirkwoodbandboosters@gmail.com.

    BAND WEAR AND PHOTOS ARE HERE!  Students can pick up their band wear and photos in the band room under the TV in the North East corner of the room.  Please take these home this week!

    Playing Assessment

    The playing first playing assessment "Take on Me" was due August 30. There are a few students who have not completed this.

    Playing Assessment #2 - JUMP  was due  Friday, September 27th

    This is a 2 step process. If you need help there is a tutorial video and step by step instructions in Schoology.

    1. Record and upload your assessment into the Schoology assignment called "Upload Jump" Recording.
    2. Students must ANSWER THE QUESTION in the Playing Assessment #2 - Jump Rubric assignment in order to activate the rubric. We cannot grade your assignment until this is activated by your answer submission.

    Playing Assessment #2 "Jump" is ready to be submitted.  Measure details are listed in Schoology.  Jump Playing Assessment is due September 27th.  Late entries will not recieve full credit.  


    Auditions are Monday, November 4th at Ladue High School

    All who audition earn 10 points extra credit!

    Audition Material is the Yellow Set 4 Audition Booklet. Information found HERE

    Any student who auditions will have some time with Dr. Bartz during class to prepare!

    All students who are selected are eligible for All State Band Auditions on December 7.


    Auditions will take place the week of October 21-25. 

    Audition Material is the Yellow Set 4 Audition Booklet - KHS Criteria is listed in the front of the book.

    Students will play the Etudes listed for their instrument as well as the Major and minor scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats and the Chromatic Scale.  All Scales are to be memorized.  

    Have you started practicing?  If so, GREAT!  If not, IT IS TIME TO START!

    Master Classes - you will need your Concert Instrument on the day of your Master Class.




    Friday, October 11

    Dr. Joy Floyd - Oboe


    Friday, Oct. 4 @ 7 pm, Mr. Alberts on Trumpet, Mrs. Drayton-Conway on Cello, Ms. Klevorn on Violin, and Ms. Brown on Violin will all be performing a FREE concert with the St. Louis Symphony. This is a fabulous opportunity to go hear the Symphony play at Powell Hall. Parking in the Symphony lot has also been reduced to $5. 

    We will be playing "blockbuster hits" of classical music by famous composers Smetana, Borodin, Shostakovich, and Ravel. The pieces all sound unique. We will also be playing Star Wars as a finale!

    I really hope to see many of you there. Please use the following link for more information and to RSVP for your FREE ticket: https://www.slso.org/en/com/community_concerts/community-events/extra-credit-on-stage-at-powell1/

    5 pts Extra Credit Available if you attend

    Thursday, October 17th -  Instrument Step Up Night!

    6:30 – 8:00 PM KHS Band Room – Come try out or purchase intermediate and professional level instruments, mouthpieces, reeds, accessories!

    October 18 - Fruit Sale Orders are DUE!

    October 11 – Away Game Eureka – Extra Credit!

    October 25 – Away Game Ladue – Extra Credit!

    Home Game – November 1 - Round 1 - District Playoffs

    5:00 Doors Open

    6:00 Circle/Uniforms/Poms

    6:30 March to Stadium

    6:50 SSB

    7:00 Let’s Get it Started


    Home or Away - November 8 - Round 2 - Playoff Game

    If Away - Pep Band 3-4 buses – Likely Time Line below (TBD)

    4:30 Band Room Open

    5:15 In Uniforms/load equipment

    5:30 On bus

    5:45 Depart


    Home or Away - November 15 - Playoff Game - District Championship

    If Away - Full Band  - Likely Time Line below (TBD) - Required

    4:30 Band Room Open

    5:15 In Uniforms/load equipment

    5:30 On bus

    5:45 Depart for Eureka


    Home or Away - November 22 - Playoff Game - Semi Finals

    If Away - Full Band  - Likely Time Line below (TBD) - Required

    4:30 Band Room Open

    5:15 In Uniforms/load equipment

    5:30 On bus

    5:45 Depart for Eureka


    Saturday, November 30 - Class 6 Semi-Final

    If we win the Semi Final on the 22nd - State Championship Game  - Full Band - Mizzou

    Time TBD


    Tuesday, November 26 - Pep Rally Assembly


    1:00 Released from Class

    1:10 Warm up / Tune in Theater

    1:30 In stands - Play

    1:40 PM – Pep Rally

    Dave Holley Gym 


    Bonfire/Community Pep Rally

    Wednesday, November 27

    6:30 PM - Red Polo

    Dave Holley Gym


    Home Turkey Day Game - November 28- 12:00 noon - Pioneer Pride Full Band - Required

    Thursday, November 28 - Senior Recognition Seniors and parents make sure you have filled out the senior night form with your information.  https://goo.gl/forms/Nu52deWitWyzJ9DF2

    We are working with Wagner Photo to get banners like the athletic team has.

    Full Uniform – Show Shirt Underneath

    10:30 Doors Open

    11:00 Circle/Poms/Attendance

    11:30 March to Stadium

    11:50 SSB

    12:00 Let's Get it Started

    2:00 Go Eat Some Turkey!


    December 11, 6:30 PM – Keating Theater - Bandemonium Concert

    Show Shirt – Jeans


    December 11, 7:30 PM – Marching Band Awards! – KHS Cafeteria



    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! 




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