Many Thanks!

This May, Kingston Middle School Cavalier Marching Corps took third place in the High School Division (as a middle school!) in Victoria Day Parade  (“Organizers release results of 119th Victoria day parade”, May 23rd). Last year we won the Judges Overall Band Award (of all High School and Middle School bands) and were asked to be the guest lead-off band to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Quite an honor to represent Kingston and North Kitsap School District, but the trip would not have happened without the support of our local community and countless generous donations that helped fund this operation.

These trips mean so much to the children who learn not only the beautiful music, but the sense of belonging to the community, from the first bundle of dollars in their “donations” jar, to their school, town, and even country announced as they proudly march. In today’s financial uncertainty some schools choose to discontinue their music programs and families hesitate to enroll their children, concerned that they may not be able to afford the instrument rental let alone the band trips. This is why we the parents of KMS Marching Corps, are grateful for your support and for keeping the music education strong in our community.

As we start planning our next year activities and setting goals for the Band Boosters, we would like to focus on strengthening our community ties, inviting you to the seasonal school concerts and organizing community performances. Please visit, call, or otherwise reach out with any comments and suggestions. We would love to hear from you! Once again, we thank you for your support and hope we can count on it this school year and many more.

Musically yours, Kingston Middle School Band Boosters


KMS Band in Victoria BC, Canada. May 21, 2017

Portland Post Parade Travel Update

7:00 travel update: Silverdale. 

6:50 update: Gorst.

6:30 update: In Belfair. 

5:30 update: Buses just left Shelton. ETA is 7:30PM. 
3:30 update: KMS parents we are on the road passing Richfield, WA near Vancouver, WA.

Estimated time of arrival 7-7:30PM. 

Students will text when we’re closer too.

Portland Information

Portland is NEXT Wednesday!!

Arrive KMS at regular school start time. We’ll load buses and depart shortly after 8. Estimated return time is 9:30 p.m. Students will notify parents when we reach Silverdale for pick up at KMS.

This Friday Shauna will be at KMS collecting student lunch orders. If you’re student is absent that day please email their lunch order to Shauna or Sheila ASAP! We will be placing the order this weekend. 

After the parade when the student has packed their instruments onto the buses and turned in their beret, Subway sandwiches will be ready for them. Options for sandwiches are: Turkey, Ham or Veggie.

NOTE: there will be NO STOP at fast food. Subway is replacing this stop. We are expecting heavy traffic leaving Portland and in hopes of arriving to KMS at our estimated time, we have switched to Subway.

Please pack 2 lunches/meals for Portland. Everyone will eat one from home lunch on the way down before the parade. Following the parade will be Subway. Then the second from home lunch on the way back.

Boosters will be providing snacks and water before and after the parade.

Portland Trip Cost is $30. If you attended Victoria, this is already paid. If this is your first trip, please send payment to:
KMS Band Boosters
PO BOX 1312
Kingston, WA 98346


make other arrangements with Shauna.

KMS 2017 trip to Victoria brings home 3rd place finish for high school division.  Note: KMS is a Middle School! 

Congratulations to the Kingston Middle School Cavalier Marching Corps for taking third place in the High School Division (as a middle school!) in the 2017 Victoria Day Parade in Victoria, British Columbia! Results

The KMS Marching Corps also took 1st place Band; 1st Place Flag Team; and First Place Drill Team at Bremerton’s Armed Forces Day Parade in the Junior High School/Middle School Division last Saturday morning. We have not heard the Poulsbo Viking Fest Parade results yet but the Marching Corps had a strong performance there as well on Saturday afternoon. I was very proud of all the students being on the road for three days representing the Kingston and NK Community well. This video is from the Parliament show Sunday afternoon in Victoria where we were the last band to perform. All bands have a five minute performance before the following day’s parade. Thanks again to all parent volunteers and North Kitsap School District and Community for helping to make some great memories for our kids!

The 2017 parade time is here and the trip is upon us!

A reminder that all students and chaperones bring your luggage tomorrow (Friday) to school. There are three practice rooms labeled by grade for students to pack their luggage in. During each class period students will do a little playing and then load their luggage on the truck. All students should bring a day bag/backpack to put their lunch/water/snacks and sweatshirts or light jackets in for Saturday.

Also tomorrow we have a pep assembly that we are playing in at the end of the day so students should be wearing school colors (red, black, silver) for shirts plus jeans. Students do not wear the red marching band polo on Friday.

Saturday morning all students arrive at KMS in uniform (black pants, black socks, black shoes, red polo shirt, white shirt for drummers and drum majors) and be ready for formation/roll call by 0745. The building will be open by 0700. Please be on time as we will do a quick rehearsal and need to depart by 0815.

Please make sure all proper student documentation is in order. 

As it will be warming up as the weekend wears on I have advised the students to pack light but remain as hydrated as possible. Please help remind them of that. Please remember that cell phone plans are expensive overseas. Plan accordingly so unexpected charges do not pile up. A reminder that chaperones will collect cell phones at night and will charge them up for the students.