Hitting the New Year Running!

Happy New Year!

Time is flying as we rev up to hit the New year running.

Letters of commitment for the Disney trip were sent home in backpacks before Winter Break. These were also emailed out via skyward from Mr. Haag. These letters help us to ensure we have enough musicians to meet Disney’s requirements.

Please fill out this form and return it by the next booster meeting, Wednesday, January 3rd at 7pm.


Q: Do we need to make a payment January 3rd?

A: No. First payment is due by the February meeting. See letter for suggested payment schedule.

Q: My student is a 6th grader. Should I commit to going on the trip before I know if s/he made marching band? 

A: Yes! No money is due until after auditions so you will know if your student is going before you pay. Go ahead and turn in your commitment form, you will not be responsible for any payments if your student does not make the marching band.

Q: Are payments refundable if my musician changes his/her mind?

A: No. These payments in February and March will be used to purchase airfare and are non-refundable. Please see letter for more information.

Q: My student lost their form. Can I get another one? 

A: Yes! Forms will be available at the meeting.

For more questions and answers please join us at the Band Booster Meeting on January 3rd @7pm in the Kingston Middle School band room or email us at kingstonmsbb@gmail.com

Happy New year!!!


Send a Greeting Card!

Tired of those pajama sets from the grandparents? Have a friend or a neighbor who always compliments your child’s playing the instrument, or the one who always sends something on holidays? It may not be too late to send a heavy hint. And even if it is too late, earmark this idea for the next season, or maybe even a birthday!
We did some research, took some pictures for you, and posted it all here.  Three steps: 1. choose the picture(s), 2. choose how to print, 3. write your appeal and send!
1. Pictures: we have some pictures in our Gallery for you to choose from, or you might have a better one of your own. A picture of your student(s), with a big grin and the instrument in her/his hands? Use it, and/or share it with us!
2. Print:  Mail & Print , Rite Aid, or Walmart are just a few local options. With Mail&Print you can create your own card or ask them. You can even copy and paste the text, if pretty handwriting is not your strength. Rite Aid offers photo printing, with some customization options, and you can get it done in minutes as long as you brought your photos on a digital device with a USB input. Walmart offers prints that you can upload from anywhere. Here is an example of what you get for $0.40 a card. Pickup in store. Screenshot from 2017-12-12 12-11-47  3. “Dear Grandma, Merry Christmas from me and my band! Please don’t worry about a gift for me this year. Rather, consider a donation into my band account, because my biggest wish this year is to go to Disney Performing Arts! Yours truly, Munchkin.”
Have fun. Let us know if you need anything. And hurry: only 13 days to Christmas!

Gala, Thanks, and a Wonderful Concert

What a fantastic whirlwind adventure we’ve had the past few days. The Holiday Concert was wonderful as always and even included a visit from North Kitsap Fire and Rescue with Santa Clause in tow. The music was lovely. Mr. Haag and the musicians never fail to impress.

We simply can’t extend our gratitude sufficiently to this amazing community. Thanks to the generous support of so many local businesses, and individuals, we were able to raise approximately $6,000 at our Wish Upon a Star Big Band Swing Gala to offset costs for our students’ and chaperones’ trip to Disneyland.

Thanks to the efforts of Heather Knapp, our grant writer, we also received a generous grant from The Port Gamble S’klallam Tribe in the amount of $1,200. We raise our hands in thanks to The Port Gamble S’klallam Tribe for their support.

Following their community’s lead our own students, representing all grades, showed up to play their instruments in the rain and raised $300 at Central Market in Poulsbo.

Please stop by and support these local businesses and extend our appreciation with your holiday shopping.


Hansville Auto Repair

Point Casino

Tizley’s Europub

Black Eyed Rascals


Salon Sorellina

The Cup and Muffin

NAPA Auto Parts

Kingston Mercantile

 Almost Candid Photo

Pizza Factory

Food Market

Kingston Bookery

Sweet Life Cakery

Thistle Floral & Home

Majestic Mountain Coffee Roasters Coffee Oasis

Little City Candy

Westside Pizza

Kingston Pet Supply

Sail Kingston Cove

 Papa Murphy’s

CB’s Peanuts

Puerto Vallarta

Firehouse Theater

Lularoe Claire Kingsbury

The Grub Hut





Borrowed Kitchen Bakery And Farmhouse Cafe

Kingston Crossing Wellness Clinic

J’aime les crêpes

Port Gamble
Port Gamble Paranormal
Liberty Bay Auto Center

Eye Candy

Viking Feed

Central Market

Blue Heron Jewelry

Tizley’s EuroPub

Slys Poulsbo Bakery

Dancing Brush

Red Apple Market

Bud’s Auto LLC

 All Star Lanes & Casino

The Oak Table Cafe

Panera Bread

Hop Jack’s


Round Table Pizza

Olive Garden

Red Lobster

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Corner Bakery Cafe

Jackie Wood and Sparkwood Events

Debbie Stoll Spa

Jocelyn Wright

Ed Cal

Naomi Nichols

John Hurd

Tami P

Cindy Rienstra

Ms. Finkler

Judy Sorrelsaleart

Erin Davignon

Susan Fezer

Kathleen Haag

Julie Ann

Katie Mead

Tami P

John and Janessa Hurd

Shannon Langland

Scott and Jessica Trueblood

Jillian Rutherford

Paul Langland

Mack Reinstra

If we missed anyone please accept our sincere apologies. This amazing community is overwhelming in it’s generosity!

Look forward to many more fundraising events in the coming weeks but for now we want to extend our gratitude and wish you all a very happy holiday season.

With Love,

Your KMS Band Boosters

happy holidays