Week of August 30 Schedule
Over 30 members still owe money to Friends of Music. Please see the email sent on 8/28 for details.
We are back to rehearsing at Kennett High School!
Rehearsal from 6:00 to 8:30.
Rehearsal from 6:00 to 8:30 with Run Through at 8:10.
Football Game at West Chester Henderson HS
Week of August 23 Schedule
8:00am KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL Band Room for Hornline and Drumline ONLY
4:00pm to 8:00pm Rehearsal at Kennett Middle School
4:00pm to 8:00pm Rehearsal at Kennett Middle School
Due to COVID Delta our parent preview is canceled this year. You are welcome to come out at 7:45 for our first run of Part 3 and the COMPLETE 2021 SHOW!!!
The same group, plus a few other people, will be playing in a Pep Band for Back to School Night. Details are still being worked out.
8:00 to 2:00 Final rehearsal at Kennett Middle School
2:00 to 4:00 LOAD OUT
5:30pm Report to Kennett HIGH SCHOOL for HOME FOOTBALL GAME. Uniform is BLUE SHOW SHIRT.
Evening Block CANCELLED 8/18
Due to inclement weather, our evening rehearsal tonight (8/18) is CANCELLED.
Camp will resume at 8 am Thursday morning.
Monday August 16 Schedule
Morning Block (8:00 to 12:00)
Afternoon Block (1:00 to 4:00)
Evening Block (6:00 to 8:00)
HYDRATE STARTING NOW!!! Drink lots of water starting today and please eat a solid breakfast before coming to camp on Monday.
CAMP COVID PROTOCOL
In accordance with the new KCSD guidelines, all staff and students, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask while inside of Kennett Middle School.
Drumline, Guard, and Pit can rehearse inside as long as all parties are masked and maintaining 3 feet of social distancing. Any activity outside will be mask at your own discretion. Please be sure to bring a mask for the first day of camp. We will follow up with Mrs. Shannon, the nurse at Kennett Middle School, to see if KMS has extra masks.
In the event that we need to program inside breaks for the woodwind and brass students, a room will be assigned to each section for AC breaks. The woodwinds will be assigned to F109 and the brass will be assigned the library classroom. The marching band members are only permitted to use the restrooms in the F Wing and are NOT permitted to leave the F-Wing without permission.
All meal breaks will either be off campus or outside. It is highly recommended that members go home from 4pm to 6pm for dinner each day.
If you are experience COVID symptoms, please contact Mr. Whisler and remain at home until you have a negative COVID test. COVID tests are available by appointment at Kennett Middle School. We took care of business last season during COVID and we will do it again this season. Wash your hands, wear a mask, etc. etc. etc.
BAND CAMP BEGINS MONDAY 8/13
Thursday, 8/12 6:00pm-8:00pm (tomorrow):
Rehearsal and Load Out at Kennett High School. If you are in the area please attend. If you are on vacation, out of town, or otherwise busy, don’t worry about it. WE NEED AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. If you are in the area and you play a woodwind, brass, or drumline instrument please attend the rehearsal. We will be playing through the show music and preparing for the move to Kennett Middle School. If you are in the pit you will need to attend this rehearsal to prepare for camp, clean the trailer, and load everything we are going to need at Kennett Middle School. Guard, you do not need to attend this rehearsal! Side note: THE GUARD IS ALREADY FINISHED WITH PART 1. YAY!!! If you want to come to KHS and help pack and load, by all means.
BAND CAMP: WEEK 1
Where: Kennett Middle School (195 Sunny Dell Road, Landenberg PA)
When: August 16th to 20th
Day 1: Report Time 8:00am (get lots of sleep on Sunday). We will all be gathering by the marching band trailer in the parking lot.
Day 2 @ KMS:
Report/Departure Time: TBD by Caption Head
Day 3 @ KMS:
Our first Ensemble Rehearsal will be during the evening block from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. If you are not a performer and would like to check out what we have been up to, you are welcome to swing by. Please maintain a safe distance from the performers. You will NOT be permitted to enter Kennett Middle School, there is a portable facility at the field. Our first run of “to what we know” will be around 7:40pm with pick-up/departure at 8:00.
Day 4 and 5 @ KMS:
Report Time: TBD by Caption Head
Ensemble Rehearsal: TBD by Mr. Whisler
A detailed email about Band Camp Week 2 will be sent on Tuesday August 17th.
General Week 2 Outline:
See you soon!!!!
These dues covers many items that students will require that are of a nature best not to share. For instance, this will cover 2 member shirts, shoes for new members, gloves and body suits for the guard, as well as paying for uniforms to be cleaned at the end of the season. In some years, we have also been able to provide a meal if we have multiple performances on the same night. I feel it is important to state these funds go into a student account maintained by the FoM treasurer. These funds DO NOT go into a general account. Unlike some of the surrounding programs, we do not use these funds to pay staff, buy equipment, pay for transportation, etc. This money is only used for an individual's personal expenses in relation to the band.
IF THIS MEMBERSHIP FEE IS A FINANCIAL CHALLENGE, PLEASE DISCRETELY TALK TO ME OR ANY OF THE STAFF. THIS FEE SHOULD NOT STOP YOU FROM BEING IN THE BAND. I can sometimes work some small magic when needed.
Ok, how much and who to pay. I have received a few early dues payments and I will make sure they get to the right person if they came to me. For everyone else:
New members $125
Returning members with <$50 would pay $100
Returning members with $50-$100 balance would pay $50
Anyone with >$100 doesn't pay this year
If you are a returning member, Mr. Winterling can likely inform you of your student account balance.
To pay your dues, you can do one of the following.
This is a reminder that all of the content for this year's show is current on our website, and may be accessed here.
If you are still seeing last year's show materials, then please see the email sent today for directions on how to resolve that issue on your end. That email also contains the password needed to access members-only areas of the site.