Strike Up the Band for Veterans!


Greetings All,

Our first concert is upon us this coming Thursday night (October 3, 2016)! Information regarding the uniform students wear was sent home and is on the band website and Facebook pages. It has been attached to this email as well as a picture of our 6th grade band from a previous fall concert showing students in the concert uniform.

The concert starts at 7 pm with students needing to be there by 630 pm for roll call. I would encourage you to be early. We usually have 600 plus people attending our concerts and parking becomes scarce. We would like to invite your extended family as well as all Veterans and current/former active duty, National Guard, and reserve military members as we will do a special musical salute for them. Student attendance is required as this concert is their final group project and it is worth 25% of their grade. Another quick item is that the last day to turn in extra credit is tomorrow (Wednesday) .

Other upcoming events for the band include two performances on Thursday 10 NOV. Both the 7th and 8th grade bands will play for the Veterans Day assembly at KMS. Later that afternoon the 8th grade band will travel to Gordon Elementary School to take part in their Veterans Day Assembly. Field trip paperwork for the 8th grade will come out shortly. For both concerts on Thursday the uniform will be our standard marching uniform of black pants, black marching shoes, black socks and red polo shirts. Students may bring a change of clothes but realize that time to change clothes for the 8th grade students going to Gordon will be limited. A suggestion would be just throw a hoodie on and change shoes for the school day.

It is going to be a great concert Thursday night! All the bands have made great progress and I am really excited for the 6th graders first concert! This concert has always been a crowd favorite as we salute the men and women who protect our country. We look forward to seeing you Thursday night!


Mr. Haag

Uniform Code

A uniform code has been established for all KMS Band participants. Uniforms allow for a more consistent professional image at all functions.

No Jewelry is allowed. — Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and all other visible body jewelry must be removed prior to performances. Hair bands or clips should match natural hair color or be black or clear.

Hair that is collar length and longer (girls and boys) needs to be pulled back. Traditionally, girls have worn their hair in a a French Braid and boys have worn a ponytail.

Please note that some contests and parades have set dress and appearance codes (i.e. hair color and style) that are a part of judging and/or acceptance into that event beyond NKSD Board policy. These situations will be addressed accordingly.

Concert Attire

Concert uniform1. White Men’s Dress Shirt with pointed collar

2. Black Docker Style Pants (No jeans or Skinny Pants)

3. Black Shoes (no sneakers please)

4. Black Socks

5. Black Tie

6. Black Belt (no large decorative buckles)

Marching & Special Function Attire

marching uniform1. Red KMS Shirt (provided by Band Boosters)

2. Black Beret (provided by Band Boosters)

3. Black Docker Style Pants (No jeans or Skinny Pants)

4. Black Marching Shoes (**see note below)

5. Black Socks

**Note: Marching shoes are a specific brand and style which can be ordered through the band boosters. Contact

The band boosters has some marching shoes and other uniform items available to be checked out by students. If you are interested in checking out items, please contact Uniform Coordinator at

If you have uniform items you have outgrown… especially marching shoes, please consider donating those items to the band boosters for use by other students. Thank you!