Important Band Info!
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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.
TODAY IN THE KEATING THEATER - ST. LOUIS WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT 3:00 PM
This is an excellent extra credit opportunity! Professional concert credit will be awarded for anyone who attends.
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
Concert Uniform Fittings - Tuesday, November 12 - Friday, November 15. 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 WHITE
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
6:00 PM - Warm Up and Tune in the Theater
6:30 PM - In the Gym - Red Polo
Dave Holley Gym
Home Turkey Day Game - November 28- 12:00 noon - Pioneer Pride Full Band - Required
Full Uniform - Show Shirt
10:00 Doors Open
10:50 in the Circle - Attendance
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!
2:00 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!