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4/23/14: The KMB Yardsale will be on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the KHS front lawn. Click the link to learn more. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!!

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4/22/14: From Romano:

I wanted to take a moment to send an April Marching Band update. Show design is progressing nicely. The drumline and pit have been set, the guard has been having winter practices, and rookie camp is coming up soon.

Rookie camp
May 5
May 12
May 19
all from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at KHS.
If you complete the rookie camps, you get to march with the band in the Memorial Day parade on May 26th.

Guard and Percussion will both be having practices this Wednesday at KHS. Percussion is 5:00 to 7:00 and Guard is 6:00 to 8:00. Weather looks good....maybe we will get outside.

A giant thank you to our community. We have found volunteers to build our props, volunteers to build our question marks, sewers, and back up trailer drivers.

We are still looking for one or two parents to drive our utility trailer to away games and competitions. It is one of those jobs where consistency helps. If we can find someone who wants to go to the majority of our performances, that would be preferable. Anything with a trailer hitch is capable of pulling the utility trailer. Fully loaded, it weighs under 800 pounds.

Tournament of Roses
To date, we have had 16 students accepted to the Rose bowl parade! We have the second most students accepted from any high school in Cavalcade. Current membership is at 131 total members and growing. The band is still searching for Tuba, trombones/baritones and Saxophone players. The only section that is full is the battery percussion. It is NOT TOO LATE to apply. If you think you might want to do it, there is a rehearsal at Unionville High School on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM come by and check it out.

From the ToR
The audition video is very simple. If using one of your own bands warmup and marching exercise is less threatening for the students, that is fine. The point is that we can see that they can march and play in time. We are not looking for All-State band level players.

4/1/14: Percussion practice is cancelled for tomorrow night. A lot of us are involved in the musical and we already have a lot of long evenings planned this week. Enjoy the night off!

3/27/14: New and current parents of a KHS music student: please be sure to let FoM know your contact information so you can stay informed of upcoming events and opportunites to help out the department! Please fill out the link below and someone will be in touch. Contact Mrs. Munson if you have any questions- m.emunson@verizon.net

3/24/14: The Kennett Marching Band is proud to present their 2014 show:

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3/17/14: I have a few quick steps you can take to add our Kennett Marching Band calendar directly to your Apple devices. The best part is, it will update on them LIVE! If anything changes, it will update your device automatically almost immediately!

If you use another device's calendar such as Android, Windows Phone, Kindle, etc., and would like to subscribe with that too, let me know and I'll do my best to help. The only I issue I am aware of is that Windows 8 does not support subscribed calendars from anything but Outlook.com.

Want to add this calendar to your iPhone or iPad?

  • Tap "Settings" icon on your iPhone or iPad
  • Choose "Mail, Contacts, Calendars"
  • Tap "Add Account"
  • Tap "Other".
  • Tap "Add Subscribed Calendar"
  • In the "server" box, type- https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/kennettmarchingband%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
  • That's it!

Want to add it to iCal?

  • Click "Calendar" in the menu bar
  • Click "Subscribe"
  • In the "Calendar URL" box, type- https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/kennettmarchingband%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
  • Click the "Subscribe" button
  • That's it!

If you use Google Calendars-

  • go to http://calendar.google.com
  • log in using your gmail account information
  • on the left, click on "other calendars"
  • type in "kennettmarchingband@gmail.com"
  • press "subscribe"
  • That's it!

If you use Yahoo Calendars-

  • go to http://calendar.yahoo.com
  • log in using your yahoo account information
  • on the left, click on the (+) sign next to "Subscribed"
  • Click on "Subscribe to Other Calendars"
  • In the "iCal Address" box, type- https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/kennettmarchingband%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
  • Complete the Display name and color
  • Keep the Refresh option "Automatically"
  • Press "Continue"
  • That's it!

If you use AOL.com Calendars-

  • go to http://calendar.aol.com
  • log in using your AOL account information
  • In the left panel, below your list of calendars, click "Add Calendar"
  • Click on "Subscribe to a Calendar" link
  • Enter a calendar name (not the link in the next step) and pick a color
  • In the "Calendar URL" box, type-https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/kennettmarchingband%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
  • Press "Subscribe"
  • That's it!

If you use Outlook.com (aka- Live.com, aka- Hotmail, aka- Windows) Calendars-

  • go to http://calendar.live.com
  • log in using your Microsoft account information
  • on the top, click on "Import"
  • Click on "Subscribe" on the left
  • In the "Calendar URL" box, type- https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/kennettmarchingband%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
  • Complete the Calendar name and color as you wish
  • Click "Subscribe"
  • That's it!

Hope that helps some of you keep track of our busy schedule!!

Mr. Rutledge

2/25/14: Dear Parents -
We will be holding a meeting on Monday, March 10th at 7pm to discuss
fundraising opportunities for students attending the Cavalcade of Bands
Tournament of Roses parade.

The location for the meeting has not yet been determined but will most
likely be held at Unionville High School or St. Michael's Lutheran
Church.  I will send a follow-up email as soon as a location has been
determined.

The fundraising will be a joint effort for both KHS and UHS students.

Some of the ideas currently being considered are:
blitz of local businesses to sponsor x # of steps in the parade
Applebee's night
Buffalo Wild Wings night
Flamingo flocking
Bingo night
Corporate Donations

I do not currently have a list of all participants.  If you know
students who are participating, please forward this email to their parents.

Thank you
Rachel Brunke- rachel@jrdab.com

2/24/14: The meeting for the Kennett Marching Band's 2014 season will be on Monday, March 24th at 6:30 PM in the KHS Band Room.

All members, prospective members, and parents are welcome to attend.

We will have calendar's (as current as possible) information, and show announcement. If you or a parent can not attend, please contact me separately and I will be sure to get the information to you. aromano@kcsd.org

A reminder that our prospective rising freshmen and any new high school members are not receiving this message. If you know people who are interested, please invite them to this meeting.

3/1/14: All Parents and students must sign up for the Google Group! All important information will be sent via this group!

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