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.

Booster Meeting-VOTE


Next Wednesday is our Band Booster meeting and it’s going to be an AWESOME one!


So who do you want to be in charge of the heavy decisions, the money and Disneyland? This is the meeting you get to make your choice.

Current Candidates are:
Laura Upton
Jill Call
Nadeja Taylor
Alauna Sallis
Trish Torres

If you are interested in any of the positions, it is NOT too late. You can still be nominated.

See you at 7 in the band room!

Victoria Needs Information

If you have a student going to Victoria as part of KMS Marching Corps, Parade Squad this is you too, then you need to send the following information RIGHT AWAY to:

Why do we need this info? Border Security requests a Master List, (manifest), of travelers PRIOR to our departure. About 30 days prior, which is about two weeks and Sheila, the one creating this list for Border Security, doesn’t have a life 😉 She works two jobs, goes to college full time and is a wife and mom haha! So please email the following right away. It would be fabulous to have all the students info before this coming Friday! It’s spring break and Sheila is only at one job-hurray! She is therefore spending this break finalizing the trip details.

Sheila says: THANKS for getting me that info asap! I know you’re also enjoying spring break, so if you don’t get this until next week, it’s ok. I’m just hoping to get the majority of the 100+ done this week. A few stragglers is fine 🙂

We need:
FULL, no abbreviations, Legal Name
Date of Birth
US Citizenship (you just need to type yes or no, no paperwork to prove or anything here)

At this time we have over 100 students going and only 16 with full information.

Please share this on your Facebook, Twitter, email, verbally, texting, etc. to all Victoria participants. Thank you!

Thanks Folks!

Great news!!!!

We have enough chaperones and KMS Marching Corps is off to Victoria!!! Thank you parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles and family friends for stepping up to make this trip happen! Your support of our students is very much appreciated!

All chaperones have been contacted. So if you think you are one, but HAVEN’T received an email from:, then you are NOT on the list. If you would like to be a chaperone, we would love to have you join us! There is room for more, it means smaller student/adult group ratios, which is never a bad thing 😉 So send Sheila an email BEFORE THIS THURSDAY. The Master List is being sent for NKSD approval on Friday, April 7, 2017.

A personal note from Sheila:
From the bottom of my heart, thank you! To each one of you who are joining us as a chaperone extraordinaire-THANK YOU!
This trip means SO much for our students! So much to folks in Victoria! So much to Mr. Haag and So, SO much to me! If we don’t have enough adults going, then the band doesn’t go and it was pretty scary this year.
It takes some sacrifice to be a chaperone, the whole Booster Board knows this! So we the Board THANK YOU to each one of you and especially to our chaperones who stepped up in the eleventh hour.
I’m so incredibly thrilled!

Now…off to Victoria!


Trip Donations

There have been some emails coming in asking the same question,  “are there any funds to help chaperones pay for their trip?” or, “are there any chaperone donation monies to offset costs?”. So lets go over those answers.

The short answer is, YES there are.

Each student is welcome to fundraise their cost and when that is achieved they may continue fundraising for their, or any, chaperone’s cost.

Also DONATIONS are welcomed to help offset chaperone costs. So if you, or someone you know, would like to give cash, check or money order donations please send them in. Let us know that it is specifically for offsetting chaperone costs and we will apply it to a chaperone. Currently we have two chaperones requesting trip cost assistance.

The easiest way to get donations to us is by mail. Our mail box is checked regularly and it takes about three days to be received. Please make all donations, checks or money orders out to KMS Band Boosters and mail to:

KMS Band Boosters
PO Box 1312
Kingston, WA 98346

Donations can also be made for any student as well.