Pick up Instructions from the HS
We have had a student hit in the past as well as many near misses. Plus students are trying to get instruments in off the field. During the competition season the buses and trucks park at the curb to facilitate unloading.
Marching Band Registration for 2017/18–
Registrations must be completed in order to participate in pre-camp which begins on August 7th. You need to register by July 22 and pay OR send in a payment form indicating your desire to delay payment or pay over time. This is to accommodate those who want to pay camp first, then the school.
The fee for Marching Band is $575.00 and we do offer payment plans for those that need it. Here is a link to the payment plan form–Fall Programs Payment Plan Form 2017/18
Anyone not registered by July 22nd will have the opportunity to register between July 24th-August 4th but may be subject to a $25.00 late fee.
If you are seeking a fee waiver, that form can also be found in the following link–KP Fee Waiver Request Form 2017-2018
All payment and/or forms must be received by July 22nd to avoid the $25.00 late fee.
If paying by check or using the payment plan form please submit to the High school attn.: Cheryl Rowe – or use the mailbox in the band room marked CHERYL ROWE
Please note baseline concussion tests are required for all participants – If your child did not have a baseline test in the last school year they must complete a new one. Testing will be done on August 7th at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 am please email Cheryl Rowe firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a spot as space is limited.
Here are the links to band camp 2017 registration, chaperone and counselor applications.
Don’t forget, Memorial Day is a day for all 2016 Marching Band participants to march in the local parades. All students must wear long khakis, marching band shoes and a white tee shirt to wear under the KP Tee Shirts which will be handed out on May 29 before the parade.
Marching Band (see below for links to forms and details)
Open to all, the Marching Band Program is a co-curricular program, embracing horn players, percussion and color guard. Spring training begins in May-June, introducing the basic concepts, with rehearsals of the seasons show beginning in earnest in August. The band spends 8 days away at the beautiful venue of Camp Mataponi on Lake Sebago, where the the majority of the show is taught and rehearsed.
Rehearsals continue at the high school throughout the competitive season.
The band competes in the US Bands competitive circuit (formerly USSBA) at a number of venues, culminating at the National Championships in November, this year to be held at MetLife Stadium, NJ.
They also compete and have have been gold medalists since 1987 at the MICCA (Massachusetts and Instrumental Choral Conductors Association) marching band state championships.
Previous accolades include Bands of America Regional Champions and Bands of America Grand National semi finalists.
This years show , is under the Direction of Mr. Joshua Wolloff with the design team including: Ed Devlin, Mark Maguire, Leonard Machado, Michael Keough, Chris Vale and Ben Tileston and many other members of the support staff team.
The orientation package includes dates for practices, camp, etc. Registration will start at the end of May.
Please follow the following parking plans for pick up following marching band practice and competitions
Over the years the list of composers we have performed on the field has been a source of great pride. But, it is easy to choose music of these masters. The band has performed music by Sergei Prokofiev (Romeo & Juliet), Symphony No. 5, Ivan the Terrible, Alexander Nevsky, & Scythian Suite., Paul Hindemith (Symphonic Metamorphosis), Bela Bartok (Dance Suite), David Holsinger (Hopak Roskalniki, Liturgical Dances, and American Faces), Johann De Meij (Skyline), Malcolm Arnold (Peterloo), William Schumann (Chester), Aaron Copland (Emblems, Jubilee Variation, Appalachian Spring, Promise of Living, and Zion), Gustav Mahler (Titan Symphony, No. 1), Johannes Brahms (Symphony No. 1), Sergei Rachmaninoff (Piano Concerto No. 2), Petyr Tchaikovsky (Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker Suite, Symphony #5), Duke Ellington (Nutcracker Sweets), Leonard Bernstein (Fancy Free, Profanation, and Make our Garden Grow), Eric Whitacre (Ghost Train), Ludwig Beethoven (Ninth Symphony), Ottirino Resphigi (Festive Romane), George Gershwin (Piano Concerto in F) and Paganini, Igor Stravinsky (Rite of Spring) Dmitri Shostakovich (Symphony #10) Richard Wager (Elsa’s Processional to the Catherdral).