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Welcome to 2021-2022 Kearney High School Band!

Band Parent Association Directory

Julie Wheeler

Abe Smith

Julie Fuqua

President Elect
Penny Parker

Treasurer Elect
Susan Tonniges

Past President
Shannon Swift

Nathan LeFeber, Director
Rick Mitchell, Director

Band Camp Information

Download the music before camp
[password provided by band staff]

Band Camp Week #1 – July 5th –9th

Band Camp Week #2 – August 2nd-6th

Student T-shirts

All student T-shirt purchases are optional. Each year prior to the marching season, a shirt is designed by the Drum Majors to represent the show’s theme. This shirt makes a great memento of the season and can be worn under the uniform.

Some instrument sections (example: trumpets) also order their own student-designed sectional t-shirts. Again, these shirts are low cost and a great memento. Please keep in mind that all t-shirts are optional. Section T-shirts are handled exclusively by the section leaders and not by the directors or drum majors.

Your students will bring home information about ordering and paying for these different shirts.

I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying a well deserved summer! What a crazy year it has been and you all have been champs at going with the flow in order to salvage a year that many thought wouldn’t happen. While many other places are taking steps backwards, we were able to continue to grow and improve this past year. I am SO excited to get to work this next 2021-2022 school year. I look forward to traveling again to some of our traditional marching venues as well as a new trip to Omaha. I look forward to getting to know the incoming freshman class as well as continuing to build relationships with all of the returning students. i look forward to (hopefully) working and playing together without masks and returning to a more normal classroom environment. I look forward to getting to work on the awesome show we have this year, The Summit, and what we are all going to be able to do with it.

So many things to be thankful for!

However, before any of that happens, take time for yourself this summer. Sleep in, go on walks, enjoy the sunshine, and get out of your house. Enjoy the simple things in life and be sure to tell those closest to you that you love them. Treat each day like it was your last and enjoy every moment you have been given. Play and listen to music and reconnect with why you started playing an instrument in the first place. Keep your body and mind in shape and get ready for a fantastic new year. I can’t wait to see you all in July!

Enjoy your summer!
Mr. LeFeber

Hey Band,

I hope this letter finds you enjoying your summer break and connecting with friends and family. After the year we had last year we all need some time away to refill our bucket. I also hope you are looking forward with anticipation for all the great things that will happen next year, and it all starts with BAND CAMP.

Yes, band camp is a time where we begin to develop the skills and abilities needed for a SUPERIOR marching band. But it is so much more than that. It is the concentrated time that we need to maintain and build the championship culture that we have here at KHS.

Stepping out in leadership, working together until things are perfect, not settling for anything less than the very best are things that are hallmarks of what we do. But perhaps the most important part of our band’s culture is the quality of the relationships that are formed.

Band camp is about meeting new people, catching up with old friends, and creating great memories. There are things you can do right now that will make your band camp experience the best it can be. Most importantly you can PRACTICE your instrument. We will be doing a lot of playing and you will enjoy that much more if your chops are in shape. Also, turn off your TikToks and Snapchats and go get some exercise. Ricardio is already training so don’t disappoint him. Remember, he loves you!

See you in July!!
Mr. Mitchell

Band Parents

The KHS Band Parents Association exists to support the directors, students, and band program. Any parent who has a student in the band is a voting member of the Association. The ‘support’ for the program is offered in a variety of ways. You might volunteer to be a bus sponsor, chair a fundraising event, or even become an officer. Parents can log into Charms and select any of these in the interest sections of the parents tab.

We look forward to working with each of you!

Marching Uniform

Each student will be issued a band uniform during the first week of band camp. More information about how it must be worn and how to care for it can be found on the Uniform page.

Parents: Snacks for Camp

Camp Week 1: Each family is asked to bring a case of water. Please deliver to the band room.

Camp Week 2: Each family is asked to send snacks for breaks during camp. Please provide at the beginning of camp. We suggest fresh fruit (grapes, orange slices, cut-up melons—please leave on rinds), cookies, bars, muffins, breads, granola bars, string cheese, or Gogurt. We also appreciate individual packets of Lemonade mix that can be used in water bottles.

**Fresh fruit is VERY popular and we always run out! Very much appreciated it if you can bring fruit! **

Please avoid sending anything with peanuts or tree nuts due to allergies. A Signup Genius will be sent out by email for volunteers.

Bearcat Band Schedule

While there are possibilities for times and dates to change, all schedule information can be found on the website.

Spirit Wear Order

Spirit Wear orders will be made through the Saylor website. There will be two orders, June 29th – July 13th, and August 31st – Sept 14th. The link will be coming out soon by email.

Uniform Orders will be made via google form. This form will be emailed to everyone during band camp week 1. Students need to have shoes, gloves, and a blue band polo. The rest of the uniform will be checked out during band camp week 1

Nathan LeFeber