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Welcome to the Kell Band Directors’ Blog!  Both Mr. Roth and Mr. Watts are very excited about this year and being able to communicate important information with you all via this blog. Please make sure to check this blog and the Kell Band Site regularly to ensure you are keeping up to date with new information.

All new information will appear below the “Current Newsletter” link.

Welcome to Kell Bands 2021-2022!

Please see the links below regarding info discussed during the first day of school.

Looking forward to a great semester!

Syllabus — receipt of transmittal printed out and needs to be returned with signature

Charms — please update with current information, print out, and return

Check-Out Forms — must be returned with parent signature to use school equipment

Remind — sign up for the class Remind for updates

  • Concert Band – text @2122kellcb to 81010
  • Symphonic Band – text @2122kellsb to 81010
  • Wind Ensemble – text @2122kellwe to 81010

KBBA website

Show Reveal and MB Info!

Marching Band Show Reveal: TODAY, Monday April 27 we will reveal the 2020 Marching Band show on zoom!  Rising Seniors will be first at noon, followed by two other times open to everyone (any grade, INCLUDING parents!).
12:00 Zoom (class of 2021 ONLY):  https://zoom.us/j/97714076358?pwd=WW1zZnVSK2N0SjR4eml0Sk1jZi9SUT09
Password: 2020mb
1:00 Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94856125480?pwd=Y2xoNm9oTWF4aldiTmNxMzZDNUh1Zz09
Password: 2020mb
2:00 Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91188002345?pwd=a1hieXJZZlVCRUZsdmpxNHBRZGV4UT09
Password: 2020mb

MB Show Music:  Students, I will send an email out at 3:00 PM today with links to a Dropbox folder where you can download your show music and audio files that play YOUR part with a click track so you can practice!

MB Registration information:  The online MB registration is on KBBA.org.  Please have your health insurance card handy.  Filling out the registration forms takes approx.10 minutes.  (Slightly longer if you’re trying it on your phone, but it IS possible to do on a phone).  Please read below for important financial information.

MB Planning Options:  This document (also online at kbba.org) shows how we are actively planning for any eventuality this fall and how each option affects the schedule, show, and MB dues.  Parents, please know that we are working hard to be proactive with your time and money in order to give your child the best experience possible!

MB Info

Next Monday, 4/27 is the date we will unveil the 2020 show production, email out music, and open the online registration.  See details below!

** Show Reveal on Monday:  Rising Seniors (class of 2021) will get to go first (12:00 noon), as is our tradition at Kell.  EVERYONE ELSE: you will have two options to log in–1:00 or 2:00 PM.  Links are below.  Students and parents are invited to watch the approx. 30-minute presentation and discussion.  Please leave your mic muted during the presentation!  If you can’t make either of the zoom meetings, the teaser trailer for the show will be on KBBA.org starting on 4/27.  We are so excited!

Mon 4/27
12:00 Zoom (class of 2021 ONLY):
  https://zoom.us/j/97714076358?pwd=WW1zZnVSK2N0SjR4eml0Sk1jZi9SUT09
Password: 2020mb
1:00 Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94856125480?pwd=Y2xoNm9oTWF4aldiTmNxMzZDNUh1Zz09
Password: 2020mb
2:00 Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91188002345?pwd=a1hieXJZZlVCRUZsdmpxNHBRZGV4UT09
Password: 2020mb

** Music:  Students, I will send an email out at 3:00 PM on Monday 4/27 with links to a Dropbox folder, where you can download your show music and audio files that play YOUR part with a click track so you can practice!

** Registration information:  The online registration will be on KBBA.org on Monday 4/27.  Please have your health insurance card handy.  Filling out the registration forms takes approx.10 minutes.  (Slightly longer to read if you’re trying it on your phone, but it IS possible to do on a phone).

Lots of Upcoming Events

Please stay informed and updated. Lots of exciting events coming up!

1. Kell Bands Assignment #5 “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”  These assignments are for students who want to continue raising their grade, OR for students who just want to keep doing band stuff. 🙂  Due Thursday 4/23 at 5PM.  Enjoy!  https://forms.gle/b5tmoVgRsoLifmwf6

2. Upcoming Dates.  Mark your calendars, please– details will come soon!
** Fri April 24 Student Leadership Team Announced

** Mon April 27 Marching Band Show reveal on zoom!/ music emailed out/ registration forms available online

** Wed April 29 Senior (Class of 2020) get-together on zoom! (2 PM)

** Fri May 8 Marching Band registration forms due

** Thurs May 14 Virtual Spring Concert
** Fri May 15 Virtual Spring Awards Banquet

Details will come later this week about the 2020 MB show reveal and online registration happening next Monday 4/27.  

Have a great week!

Digital Learning This Week!

Welcome back!  Please stay informed and updated. Lots of exciting events coming up!

1. Audition results.  Class rosters for the 20-21 school year are linked below.  If you don’t see your name on the list but want to be in band, email me immediately at rothdr@gmail.com so I can add you.  Congratulations to all; we can’t wait to make music with you again!

Concert Band
Symphonic Band
Wind Ensemble

2. Congrats to Ria Champaneri, Eve Douglas, Ivonne Mora, Liam Powell, and Dominic Vruno for correctly guessing the source material of the audition etude: “Transcendent Journey” by Rosano Galante!

3. Kell Bands Assignment #4 “Transcendent Journey.”  For students who want to continue raising their grade, or for students who just want to keep doing band stuff. 🙂  Due Thursday 4/16 at 5PM.  https://forms.gle/55b9HKxAPvYLxcwU7

4. Upcoming Dates.  Mark your calendars, please– details will come soon!
** April 20-22 Student Leadership Interviews (sign-up genius will come via email)
** April 23 DM tryouts and interviews
** April 24 Student Leadership Team Announced

** April 27 Marching Band Show reveal/ music emailed out/ registration forms available online

** May 8 Marching Band registration forms due

** Thurs May 14 Virtual Spring Concert
** Fri May 15 Virtual Spring Awards Banquet

5. Student Leadership.  Interested in applying for a student leadership position? Complete the leadership survey HERE by Friday 4/17 at 5PM.

Have a great Monday!