Weekly update: 11/28 through 12/02 BUSY WEEK!!!

Here’s the schedule for the week: No excuses so we can be ready for this Thursday for the Lakeland Christmas Parade and next week for our Winter Concert!

Monday, 11/28: Xmas Concert Woodwind Sectional: 2:15-3:30pm
Tuesday, 11/29: Jazz band Rehearsal: 2:20-4pm
Tuesday, 11/29: Lkld Christmas Parade Rehearsal – FULL BAND & AUXILIARIES: 5:30-7PM
Wednesday, 11/30: Xmas Concert Brass & Percussion Sectional: 2:15-3:30pm
Thursday, 12/01: Lakeland Christmas Parade: Meet at Lakeland Center at 5:30pm; PARADE STARTS AT 7PM. ONCE BAND IS DONE, ALL EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORMS ARE LOADED, BAND WILL BE DISMISSED!
Friday, 12/02: Full Symphonic Band Rehearsal: 2:15-3:15

Next week, 12/05-12/09
Monday, 12/05: Full Band Rehearsal – 2:15-3:15pm
Monday, 12/05: Jazz Band Rehearsal – 3:15-3:45pm
Tuesday, 12/05: Jazz band Rehearsal (IF NEEDED) 2:15-2:45pm
Tuesday, 12/06: KHS WINTER CONCERT: Call time is 5:30pm; CONCERT STARTS AT 7pm!


Veteran’s Day Parade Important Information!!!

Call Time for parade: 9:45-10am
Staging area for Pride of Kathleen: Same lot across from The Lakeland Center as last year: Intersection of Lincoln with Main or Lemon. Lemon will be closed at the Lakeland Center so use Main Street!

Directions from school:
Turn Left out of KHS from entrance heading East on Memorial Blvd.
Turn right on Wabash Ave. and head South.
Turn left on George Jenkins Blvd. and head East.
Turn right on Sloan Ave. and go under Railroad bridge.
When you go through the traffic light, take a hard left keeping the gas station on your right side. This will put you on Main Street.
Turn right on Lincoln Ave. It may be closed for buses and bands only; drop off students where it’s safe and exit area.
The parade will end at the BB&T bank in downtown Lakeland on Tennessee Street.
The band trailer will be in one of two locations: The BB&T parking lot or further down Tennessee Street.

OR…if you are heading South on Florida Ave:
Drive into downtown
turn right on Main Street.
Travel West on Main until you get to Lincoln and turn left. If you get there after 10am, they may not let you turn into the lot.


If you have any questions, email me using: RonLaggKHS@Gmail.com.

Please make sure you start drinking water tonight and tomorrow morning BEFORE you leave your house!
Also, this is a performance. If you have not emailed or talked to me about missing the parade, a grade of “0” will be given unless sickness or a death in the family or something of that nature is involved!

Two Important topics for this week: 11/07-11/12/2016

1. Tomorrow, Monday 11/07, Kathleen Middle School Band has a concert in our auditorium starting at 7pm. If you would like to work the concert and earn community service hours, please come talk to me at school. DO NOT CONTACT ME THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT THIS SUBJECT. If you would like to work backstage or in the booth, please wear jeans and a black or dark blue shirt. If you’d like to work as an usher, please wear nice clothes.

2. If you want to get a head start on the Veteran’s Day Parade Music, come by the band room and see me any time during 2nd, 4th or 6th periods and the last 20 minutes of 5th period. It’s the same music as last year, Service Songs Sets 1 & 2, with Semper Paratus in the middle.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK! I will have Veteran’s Parade info on here by Tuesday as well as on the FB page. This parade has been on the calendar for months so no last minute excuses, please!

Great Day at District Marching MPA

It was a great Day for The Pride of Kathleen Marching Band. Wonderful performance by all the students, a chance to see bands we normally wouldn’t get to see and ending the night with a performance from the USF Herd of Thunder Marching Band! We are on the road now and our ETA back at the school is 10:25. The trailer will be back before us and unloaded so we won’t have that much to do. Thank you for your patience tonight so we can get the band room ready for Monday.

Please hug your kids tonight and tell them you are proud of them. I certainly am!!!

Remember: No school on Monday, October 17th! Looking for something to do?

Okay Thrillseekers!

1. Anyone willing to do some work around the band room can do so tomorrow between 10am and 2pm.

2. Tomorrow night at 7:30pm, The Hollingsworth Winds Will perform their fall concert at 7:30pm in Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College. KHS Pride Members: YOU CAN GET EXTRA CREDIT FOR ATTENDING THIS CONCERT!!! Bring your program up to myself or Miss Nennig so we can sign it and then turn it in to me at school during class Tuesday or before rehearsal Tuesday night! Conductors will be Mr. Ivan Wansley, Mr. Don West, and Mr. Bob Thurston, who just worked with you last week. Mr. Jim Parker, our announcer for the concert, will be conducting the Star Spangled Banner.

Band Practice Cancelled for Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Due to the Polk County School Board cancelling all after-school activities tomorrow, including re-scheduling all J.V. Football Games, I have decided to cancel our night practice. Once school dismisses at 2:00 p.m., all students should go home and not stay after school. If the School Board doesn’t want any students doing anything after-school, I feel it better to side with caution and keep everyone at home!

Once again, Practice on Thursday evening, September 1st HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!!


Parents…I need your help! I need a couple of volunteers to help us get our library cataloged and organized. If you are fairly organized, can type and can use Microsoft Excel, You can become the band’s new best friend! Please email or call me at the band room and we can set up a schedule.

Band Practice Tonight


5:30-8:00 P.M.

We will be working on marching basics and music while getting
more members fitted for uniforms and finishing any shoe and glove sizing!