Fundraiser Signups 2019

Please support the band! Sign up to sell candy and/or practice playing the instrument.

Here are the links to the upcoming See’s Candy Site Sale dates! Please sign up for whatever you can!
WE NEED YOU YOU HELP!!

Saturday March 23rd
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054eada72aa1fa7-march

Saturday, April 13th
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054EADA72AA1FA7-april

Sunday, April 28th
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054EADA72AA1FA7-april1

Bring your instruments, make a few signs to advertise (please state on any signage KMS Band Booster ), and have fun!
THANK YOU!!

 

Nominations and Voting Time – s.y. 2018-2019

Know someone who is great at leading, counting money, or taking notes? Is it you? Nominate, nominate, nominate! We have till April 11. Send us an email, short or long – your choice, all depending on how much you want that person in that position, right?

Now, details: below are the key responsibilities for each title, some straight from our bylaws.

President: preside at all meetings, be the liaison to the director and school officials, be the official organization spokesperson.

Vice-President: think substitute – preside at the meetings in the absence of the president, “assume temporary responsibility of one (1) vacant position until such time as it may be filled.”

Secretary: take minutes of the meetings, present minutes at the next meeting, handle correspondence (think kingstonmsbb@gmail.com ), prepare newsletter, maintain contacts list.

Treasurer: maintain funds and the bank account, make deposits, maintain non-profit status and business license, report at meetings.

Trip Coordinator: head trip planning, report at meetings, work with the treasurer.

In addition to the five official voting executive members we have optional but extremely important other positions:

Fundraising Coordinator

Uniform Coordinator

Please get back to us with any and all suggestions! Thanks a million!

 

 

Disney Trip Firm Deadlines

Dear KMS Band Families,

We have some firm deadlines coming up quickly for our Disney Trip! Our trip may be in danger if we do not meet these deadlines for students and chaperones.

Thank you for your prompt attention.

Chaperones: Please get fingerprinted ASAP to chaperone this trip.

You MUST be fingerprinted at North Kitsap School District Office by appointment:

Please contact Therese Caldwell (TCaldwell@nkschools.org   360-396-3007to make an appointment to be fingerprinted.

Fingerprinting needs to be done asap as it takes upwards of 3 weeks to get approval once fingerprints have been taken. Chaperones will not be allowed to go on our Disney trip if their fingerprints are not up to date and approved.

Students and Chaperones: Total of $500 nonrefundable airline deposits are due by March 7th.

Each student and chaperone account must have $500 in order to secure airline tickets. The deadline for this $500 in each account is March 7th.

If you would like to apply for a partial scholarship for your student or yourself as a chaperone please contact kingstonmsbb@gmail.com

If you have met the above criteria we are ready to purchase your airline tickets soon. Please reply to this email with your  or your student’s full name as it should appear on the airline ticket

First Name-

Middle Name-

Last Name-

Date of Birth-

Again, we appreciate your prompt attention to these important items. This trip is going to tbe an amazing experience for all our students and we are working hard to make it all happen!

See you all at the Booster Meeting on March 7th at 7pm in the KMS Band Room.

OMEA Solo and Ensemble

From Mr. Haag:

The next big event is the OMEA Solo & Ensemble contest that we are hosting here at KMS on Saturday 23 FEB. We have 305 entries representing over 500 students and about 200-300 parents/family members coming from South Kitsap, Mason County, Bainbridge Island and all points in between. We need help running the event.

We have 12 judges hired, Ted Brown Music will be here for repairs, and the Navy Band Northwest Woodwind Quintet will be performing a noontime concert in the library. We need to have parents help supervise as door guards for the adjudication rooms and supervisors for the aux gym/commons area, library, and setup/cleanup crews. It will be the largest musical event happening in Kitsap County that day.

[Here is] a digital copy of the JOB SIGNUP SHEETS I showed students in classes yesterday. Some students and parents have already signed up. These are the blank sheets so you can see what and where the need is. If you are able and willing please reply to me via email. Thanks!

An updated schedule of when students are playing is here KMS & KHS SCHEDULE 2019 . Students who help out will receive extra credit, and we will be feeding all parent and student helpers free pizza and snacks for lunch that day.

Trip to Victoria!

Hello our wonderful Band Families!
As you may have heard, the Big Trip is in May! Below are some details that will help you plan.
What and WhereKMS Marching Band Trip to Victoria, BC to their annual parade.
When: Saturday, May 18 – Monday, May 20, 2019.
Who: based on the previous years’ experience, we are estimating to have about 100 participants: 6-8 grade Marching Band Students, Parade Squad, and Chaperones.
Important Considerations:
1. Chaperones: The trip remains in the “Tentative” status, even though approved by the district, until we have enough chaperones. For “international trips” we strive to have 4:1 ideal ratio of students to chaperones, 8:1 maximum, which means we will need about 20 chaperones (minimum 12). Currently about 10 parents expressed interest.
If you would like to ensure our children’s trip by volunteering, please contact us ASAP at kingstonmsbb@google.com, or text 360-813-8334, and/or attend the upcoming Boosters Meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 6h00 pm.
2. Commitment Letters: coming home next week.
3. Payment Schedule: the cost of the trip is $350 per student, $320 per adult. Payments of $100 each are due by: February 15; March 15; April 15 ($150 or $120 respectively), April’s deposit is nonrefundable. Checks payable to KMSBB, you can mail them to: KMSBB P.O.Box 1312 Kingston, WA 98346
4. Scholarships: we understand that in these trying times some, if not many are finding it hard to make ends meet. Please contact us to apply for a partial scholarship. Our current policy allows us to fund as much as 50% of the trip cost for students in need, and we were able to grant six scholarships last year!
Please contact us with any other questions you might have!

Start to 2018-2019

Happy New Year, KMS Band Families!

How has your summer been?

In the effort to get back on track for the 2018 – 2019 school year, please consider the following upcoming dates and activities:

We 09/05 6:00 – 7:00 pm – KMS Band Boosters meeting. Yes it is the first day of school; no that is not why we are meeting. Traditionally, we meet every first Wednesday of a school month. Everyone is welcome!

Mo 09/10 6:00 – 7:30 pmOpen House. We will have a table with informational flyers, sign-up sheets, sweatshirt orders. Please stop by! Ask us about volunteer opportunities: your support determines how much we can do for our budding musicians.

Tu 09/11 5:00 – 8:00 pm – KMS Cavalier Band (that’s your kiddos and families!) BBQ Info Night. Ted Brown Music will be in attendance, to give you an opportunity to purchase or rent an instrument.

We will leave it there for now, but expect a lot more fun and information in the months to come, from seasonal concerts to band trips and performances, domestically and abroad!

Can’t wait to see you and hear from you!

KMSBB Exec Board

 

Final Concert, Uniforms, Meetings and More!

Finishing this year strong we have the following items on our calendar:

This Week: Band Booster Meeting

Wednesday, June 6th @ 5:30pm PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME

Executive Board meeting will start at 4:30pm

Next Week: Final Band Concert June 11th @7pm Student call time is 6:30pm

  • DisneyTrip Students will wear their RED Disney Trip shirts. Please bring uniform polos to turn in to Danielle.
  • All other students will wear their red polos to the last concert and turn them in at the end.
  • We will be collecting red polo shirts at the concert starting at 6pm.
  • 6th and 7th grade families: We will have order forms available for you to PURCHASE new band polos for next year. These would belong to your student and make a great memento of their band time or could be donated at the end of their time at KMS.

Beyond: Chaperone “Celebration of Success” hosted by Jeff Haag

Monday, June 18th from 6 to 8 pm. Please see email for more details or contact jhaag@nkschools.org with questions. We will share a meal, debrief this year’s trips and celebrate together.

Thank you all for all you do to make this a successful year for these kids! Your hard work and dedication makes all the difference.

~Your Booster Board