Congratulations to the following students who have made the 2018-19 Pride Color Guard:

Rose Burgett
Cynthia Delgado
Risa Fabian
Reilly Hydle
Raven Kirwin
Ashley Lee*
Savannah Llamas
Kayla Maass-Silverman
Lauren Peay*
Michelle Pena
Victoria Jerome
Catarina Westover
Rebecca Wyatt, Captain

Congratulations ladies! Make sure you check the calendar for dates! You need to be here for rehearsals over the summer or make sure you contact Mr. Lagg or Mrs. Conklin to let us know if you won’t be there!


Busy Next Two Weeks:

The last two weeks of school are always crazy! Here’s what’s going on!

Today, Monday,5/14: Southwest Middle School Chorus Concert for Service Hours. 5-9pm
New Member and Parent meeting @ 7pm in the KHS Band Room!
Tuesday, 5/15: Rochelle SOTA Chorus concert for service Hours. 5-9pm
New Guard Audition Clinic – 6-8:30pm in KHS Gym
New Drumline Rehearsal in KHS Band room – 6:30-8pm

Thursday, 5/16: Senior Awards in KHS Auditorium for service hours. 5-9pm
Friday, 5/18: Spring Football starts at 7:30pm. Contact Emily Gray to work!
Saturday, 5/19: Get Acquainted Rehearsal 9am-12 noon in KHS Band room.

Monday, 5/21: New Guard Audition Clinic – 6-8:30pm in KHS Gym
New Drumline Rehearsal in KHS Band room – 6:30-8pm

Tuesday, 5/22: GRADUATION AT R.P. FUNDING CENTER (AKA The Lakeland Center).
We’re done when we’re done! That’s the best I can tell you!

Pride Symphonic Band Performs this Saturday morning!

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!!!

Symphonic Band Members Invited to perform with The Dallas Brass!

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!


Great News!

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!

Busy February and March!

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!


Carpool for Michigan Band Rehearsal 12/29

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!

Schedule for week: 12/18-21/2017

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!!!

Veteran’s Day Parade Information

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.

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!