Marching Band

MB2016The following link will provide you with all the details about camp, cabin assignments, etc. It is a packet with many pointers and reminders. Please read it carefully and be mindful of the rules–

Band Camp 2017 Information Packet

Band Camp Packing List-Click here

Pick up Instructions from the HS

Pick-up and Parking

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.


Pre-camp starts on Monday, August 7 until Thursday, August 10 from 1:00pm and runs until 8:30pm every day.
It is essential that students get a good night’s sleep prior to each day of rehearsal, eat breakfast and lunch before coming, and drink plenty of water before during and after rehearsal.
All members are required to wear a hat or visor during rehearsal to keep the sun off of their face.
Members should bring a large insulted water jug, bug spray, and plenty of sun screen. Students will have the opportunity to reapply during the day, but we ask parents to take time to discuss your expectations for proper self care with your student prior to the start of camp.
All members should dress appropriately for the weather and the activity. It will be hot during the day and cool down by 8:30pm. Members should wear athletic sneakers with good support as they will be on their feet all day. Flip flops and sandals are not allowed during rehearsal.
Dinner break is from 4:30 pm until 5:15pm each day. Either your student can bring dinner or you can drop off.  Some parents drop pizza, salads, subs etc.
Any student who DID NOT have a baseline concussion test last year must be tested on Monday, August 7. Parents were requested to make an appointment. This would include all new marching band members. Testing will be done at the high school in the library.  If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Rowe at 508-384-1000×405. Students who are not up to date or registered will not be allowed on the field on the 7th. 
There will be an open meeting and social for parents on Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00pm.  We hope to be outside or in the cafeteria with hotdogs and snacks.  We would really like to encourage everyone to come.  This will be a rundown of what the kids can expect at camp, who the staff are this year, what to expect for the season, and any other questions that may come up.
If anything has changed regarding medical issues and/or medication, please indicate these changes on Family ID. We will be printing each student’s record for use in the infirmary at the camp as well as for trips during the season. Mrs. Tanya Paiva(mother of Evan) and Mr. Rich Ball (father of Zach) will be our lead parents in the infirmary.  Students are not allowed to have any medication in the cabins with them at any time. To that end, Rich and Tanya will be collecting medication and answering questions on Thursday evening, August 10 but in the meantime if you have any questions or concerns you can contact Rich or Tanya at their respective emails at or
Also, if your student needs to take any medication during rehearsals, including inhalers, please discuss with Mr. Keough.
A packet, specific to camp is currently being prepared with daily schedules etc. We will be departing for camp on Sunday, August 13 at 8am from the high school. Students will be transported via bus. They will be returning on Sunday, August 20 at hopefully 6pm; it all depends on traffic.
Also on Thursday night, August 10, we will be loading the trucks with instruments, sleeping bags and supplies. More details will be in the packet. Our pit crew chief, Ken Machado will be looking for assistance.
Students will be measured for their uniform and marching shoes during dinner break on Tuesday, August 8. Uniforms are provided but shoes need to be purchased.  More details will be forthcoming from our uniform parents–Jen Gousie and Jill Machado.

Marching Band Registration for 2017/18–

Link to Marching Band Registration

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

fall programs payment plan form 2017-2018 (1)


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 to secure a spot as space is limited.


Here are the links to band camp 2017 registration, chaperone and counselor applications.

Camp/Marching Band Registration

Band Camp Counselor Application

Band Camp Chaperone Application

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.

2017 Marching Band Orientation/Spring Details

The orientation package includes dates for practices, camp, etc. Registration will start at the end of May.

Band Camp Packing List


Please follow the following parking plans for pick up following marching band practice and competitions



King Philip Marching Band US Bands National Champions 2013

US Bands Div IV Open National Champions 2012



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).