Spring Concert!

Awesome concert last night! Thanks to everyone who made it happen! You keep surprising me when I least expect it…imagine the possibilities of the whole band practicing outside of rehearsal. It could be phenomenal and I’d have fewer nightmares! 😉 One more performance and we can start all the fun for next year!

Lakeland Derby Performance This Friday!

The Pride of Kathleen will once again be performing for the Lakeland Derby Festivities this Friday evening in Downtown Lakeland held at Lake Mirror. We will meet at the Lake Mirror Fire House at 6pm. The Band will perform sometime around 7-7:30pm. Once the band is done performing and ALL UNIFORMS and EQUIPMENT have been packed, the band will be dismissed. LEADERSHIP WILL NEED TO MEET BACK AT THE SCHOOL TO UNLOAD THE TRAILER!

Please wear your rehearsal uniforms to the event. IF YOU ARE NOT IN FULL REHEARSAL UNIFORM, YOU WILL NOT BE PERFORMING.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Jazz Band & Symphonic Band Rehearsals Cancelled!

Due to testing and the short week, I have decided to cancel after school rehearsals this week. Jazz band members: please check your folder slots: there is new music for you to go over before next week’s rehearsal!

Happy Easter everyone!

Schedule for the week: March 27-31, 2017

Greetings and welcome back from Spring Break! We will be having some changes to this week’s schedule. Isn’t life wonderful!

Jazz Band will meet Tuesday from 2:20pm until 3:50pm from now until the Spring Concert on May 11th.

Wednesday during class, 6th period for Guard and 7th period for Band, we will be taking our yearbook pictures. Please remember to bring all uniform parts with you, including proper socks and shoes!

THERE WILL BE NO THURSDAY NIGHT REHEARSAL THIS WEEK AS I HAVE TO GO OUT OF TOWN!!!

Next week Thursday’s rehearsal will meet after school and not at night due to our All-County Band Rehearsal. The band will rehearse from 2:30-4:30pm. Please make arrangements to be picked up no later than 4:45pm.

Please remember…if you have any questions, feel free to email me at Ronald.Lagg@Polk-FL.Net or RonLaggKHS@Gmail.com. My school email messes up occasionally so feel free to address the email to both email addresses to make sure I get the email no matter what!

Have a great week!

Schedule for week: March 13-17

Monday, 3/13: Marching Band Yearbook Pic – Bring rehearsal uniform and try to change into it before 7th period.

Tuesday, 3/14: Composite Pics – Will be wearing Marching Band Uniforms

Wednesday, 3/15: Finish Composite Pics; Early Dismissal Day!

Thursday, 3/16: Sight Read Music for Spring Concert.

Friday, 3/17: Finish Sight Reading and clean up band room for Spring Break.

Saturday, 3/18 – Sunday, 3/26: HAPPY SPRING BREAK!!!

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS: WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We will be hosting the District High School Concert Band Festival again at Kathleen High School on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th. We need adult help for working in the cafeteria to man the concessions and a few adults to help in the hospitality room for the directors and the judges. I was extremely pleased with how last year’s festival ran and want to make sure that this year’s festival will run as smooth as possible. To do this, WE NEED YOUR HELP! The shifts for Friday and Saturday will be as follows: Friday: 2-6 and 6-10 & Saturday: 8am-12:30pm and 12:30-5pm. To sign up, please contact Amber Battle. Her email is amber5281@hotmail.com or call her at 863-661-3443.

We will need some light chaperoning as well to help us as we prepare to perform at festival. Please contact Emily Grey at 863-816-6833 or email her at esgray104@yahoo.com.

Finally, we hope to be performing in this year’s Strawberry Festival Parade on Monday, March 6th. It’s a work day and the parade is 5.5 miles. If you can chaperone, please let us know ASAP! We will need you to walk with us for the parade and attend the Festival after the parade’s completion. More details will be made known as I find them out.

THANKS for all your help with the band this year!

Solo & Ensemble Schedule Now Available!

Ok Folks…Here’s the Solo & Ensemble Schedule Hot off the press. We will perform on Saturday, February 11th at Lake Region High School.

The Schedule is as follows:

Hunter Pomeroy – 9:10am with Judge Bonner
Gabby Shamblin – 10:30am with Judge Zebley
Ronnie Warrick Duet – 10:30am with Judge Wood
Matthew Barton – 10:40am with Judge Wood
Kaitlynn Smith – 10:50am with Judge Wood
James Chubb – 1:00pm with Judge Zebley
Ronnie Warrick Ensemble – 1:10pm with Judge Wood
Carmen Warrick Trio – 1:10pm with Judge Zebley
Ronnie Warrick Solo – 2:22pm with Judge Magnani

Indoor Guard – 1:35pm in LRHS Gym
Caitlin Turner Solo – 2:25pm in LRHS Gym

Good Luck Everyone!

Busy week for Tuesday, 1/03 to Friday, 1/06 and Next Week, Monday, 1/09 through Saturday, 1/14!

We have a busy four day week. Wednesday, we’ll be sight-reading in band class as we work towards finalizing our Concert MPA program. Thursday, Mr. Wansley will be back with us to help us finalize and start to work on our march and one of the overtures.

SOLO & ENSEMBLE: If you don’t play or show me you have your piece of music at least started for solo & ensemble festival in February, You will not be going. I must hear you by Friday at the latest!!!

NEXT WEEK: Monday, 1/09 through Saturday, 1/14:

Monday – Band class will start Our countdown to Concert MPA that we host here at KHS.
Tuesday – Jazz band after school. If all members are not there on Tuesday, jazz band will not be going to MPA.
Wednesday through Friday – I will be at the state music educators convention in Tampa. On Friday, there is no school. If you might be looking to upgrade your personal instrument, the convention has almost every instrument manufacturer there so you can try instruments. See me for more information on how to go to the state convention. Friday would be the day to go since there is no school.

Saturday – MLK Parade. I will have details after attending Wednesday night’s meeting for the parade. This performance is mandatory!!! If you’re not going to be in town, I should have already been contacted by your parents/guardians!

I hope everyone had a restful and happy holiday!

Field Day postponed!

I have decided to postpone Field Day until after Spring Break in April. I want to give everyone enough time to plan so we can get the majority if not all of the Kathleen Band Family to take part in what I hope to become an annual event!