Your Pride of Kathleen Symphonic Band will be performing tomorrow morning at Tenoroc HS in the District Concert Band Music Performance Assessment. These students have worked very hard and I’m very proud of them for taking the next steps to bring the band up to the next level. If you are interested in coming out to listen to them, they will be performing at 11:00 a.m. at the Tenoroc High School Auditorium, the address is 4905 Saddle Creek Road, Lakeland, FL 33801. Thanks for all your support for all the students this year!!!
The members of our KHS Symphonic Band have been invited to perform next Friday night, February 23rd, with the members of the Dallas Brass, a very well-known Brass Ensemble, at Polk State College in Winter Haven. There will be a rehearsal at 3pm, masterclass with the Dallas Brass at 4:30pm, followed by dinner. Each student will bring $5 for dinner. After dinner, the students will get ready and perform with the Dallas Brass, with the concert beginning at 7:30pm. The students know that I have to know who is able to go A.S.A.P! (I was supposed to be told last night)
Transportation is up to the individual student and his/her family!
PLEASE check your calendars so I can know by the end of band class today-2pm!
We think we have found the issues for the calendar and have rectified them. You should be able to start seeing all of the events almost immediately!
Thanks for your patience!
Parents and Pride members: Please check the band calendar. The times for the symphonic band camp are on the big block. They are not listed daily. The reason Thursday’s rehearsal is listed is because I tied it into our normal Thursday evening rehearsal, which is listed weekly.
Next, Solo and Ensemble times have been given to us and I have given those to the students. If they do not play for me before this Thursday, 02/01, they will be pulled from performing. This will not pull them from a performance on the Spring Concert but they must play for me beforehand!
Solo and ensemble festival is next week on Friday, 2/09 and Saturday, 2/10. All of our events are on Saturday. Most are in the morning with 1-2 in the afternoon.
The KHS Symphonic Band will be doing a Pre-MPA Concert at Tenoroc HS on Tuesday, February 13th at 6pm. The bus will be boarding at 4pm so we can get there with plenty of time to get set up, warm up and perform for some educators that have volunteered their time to help us get ready for our concert MPA performance.
Our Concert Festival Schedule has been published and the Kathleen Symphonic Band will be performing on Saturday, March 3rd at Tenoroc High School at 11:00am. Details for that day are TBA.
Finally, We are hosting the Middle School MPA Concert Band Festival here at KHS on THursday, Friday and Saturday, March 8th, 9th and 10th. We will need parent help for concessions in the cafeteria as everything happens in the fine arts building for this festival. We will have a meeting the last Thursday of February, 22nd, at 7:30pm, in the auditorium, to help coincide with picking up your students at the end of rehearsal.
As usual, please email or call if you have any questions!
So…anyone interested in carpooling to go see the Michigan Band on Friday, 12/29 in Clearwater? If so, I would like to meet at KHS at 3pm and leave shortly thereafter so we can try and beat traffic across the causeway to Clearwater. Let me know if interested!
Just a reminder for this week:
Monday: In class-reading possible concert festival music, get S&E music distributed and make sure people are signed up for both Monday and Tuesday night concerts. Monday night-KMS Band Concert.
Tuesday night-Rochelle SOTA Chorus.
Tuesday: Composite Pictures taken all day…don’t forget your shoes, black socks, shorts and band shirts!
Wednesday: continue reading festival music and make sure everyone is signed up correctly for S&E.
Thursday: Read Festival music, prep room for rehearsal and special surprise that night!!!
Happy Holidays Everyone!!!
This Saturday Morning, November 11th!
Meet at Northwest corner of Lakeland Center Parking lot at 10am. Parents-you can either drop your students off in the parking lot (advised) by using Lime Street or by getting as close to the corner of Lemon Street and Lake Beulah. Students will get equipment and get dressed at trailer by 10:25am and we will walk to staging area on Lemon Street.
THE PARADE STARTS AT 11:00 A.M.!
Once we finish the parade, we will meet the trailer behind the old First Baptist Church. Students may be dismissed as soon as they have their equipment put away and loaded and their uniforms are hung up.
Please note: We will need help moving the band room equipment to the auditorium after the parade. we are getting new carpeting on Monday and have to have the band room floor clear of all equipment first thing Monday morning so any and all help will be welcome!
Schedule for this week: 10/23-27/2017
GO RED DEVILS! BEAT THE DREADNAUGHTS!
NO REHEARSALS AFTER SCHOOL MONDAY AND TUESDAY!
THURSDAY NIGHT REHEARSAL 5:30-8PM
FRIDAY CALL TIME: 5PM AS OF RIGHT NOW!
The Pride of Kathleen has been asked to perform for the Teacher’s rally next Monday, October 16th.
Here is the schedule for that morning…yes, I know we don’t have school that day. We are the only band performing for ALL THE TEACHERS in the District!
Call Time: 7:00am
Arrive at Tigertown: 7:35am
Pack and depart by: 9:20am
Arrive at KHS: 9:35am
Unload and eat: 9:45-10:30am
Clean up and lock up: 10:30-11am
A few students have told me they would not be able to attend but the majority of the band said they would be able to. I expect all students to be on time. If you have any further questions, please email me at RonLaggKHS@Gmail.com
Okay Thrillseekers! Lots of Schedule changes. Pay attention, buckle your seatbelts, here we go!
1. This week’s game will be a REGULAR football game against Auburndale High School, which means that Homecoming will not be this week. It will be the week of October 16th-20th with the dance on Saturday, October 21st, which happens to be the same day as our FBA Marching MPA Festival.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
A. Yes, we will be going to our district Marching MPA.
B. Yes, you will still be able to go to the dance on Saturday night. I will petition to go on as early as possible, if not, first that night. After we perform, any students wishing to go to the dance can go back to school on the bus while those students wishing to stay may do so.
C. Yes, We will still have 8th grade night on 10/20. The 8th graders will get the full “high school experience” with it being Homecoming and the night before our MPA night.
2. For us to finish our show and make it what it can AND should be, EVERY MEMBER has got to be committed to being at EVERY REHEARSAL and practicing their individual music outside of rehearsal at least 15-20 minutes a day. This is THE MINIMUM that should be expected from every member. Next Tuesday, I will hand out a new rehearsal schedule which will have some Saturday rehearsals added so we can make up for all practices that were rained/lightninged out.
I hope all of you have come through the storm alright. If any of you still are without power, please get word to us somehow so we can try and help you out any way we can.