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!

Halftime Show!

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.  

Plan Nov-Dec

December 19th, 3rd Period Final

Students will perform a small ensmeble for their final.  See 1st semester syllabus for further detail. 

 1st Semester Syllabus 2019

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!