The Klondike Middle School Bands are made up of three separate Concert Bands and a Jazz Band. The Band program contains around half of the student body at KMS and continues to grow each year.
Students start 6th grade Band and are taught the foundations of performing on an instrument and developing positive practice habits for success. In the following years students have several performances and during 7th and 8th Grade, compete in the ISSMA JME Concert Band contest.
All students are able to participate in Solos and Ensembles which takes place during the 3rd quarter. Students can elect to perform a Solo or perform with a small ensemble.
7th and 8th Grade students can choose to participate in the Jazz Band which meets after school for one hour twice a week. This group performs several times throughout the year and also competes at contest.
Band students are expected to work at learning their instruments and are given many tips and tools to help reach this goal. For their hard work, students are rewarded with a large party for all grades. When meeting requirements in 8th Grade, a trip is taken to Chicago to celebrate the great work they have put in over the last few years.
The Klondike Bands have had great success over the years due to the amazing support of the school and the parents who are active in helping at our many events.
1st...................Solo and Ensemble for Piano @ Harrison
8th...................Solo and Ensemble for Winds/Percussion/String @ Harrison
6th...................Jazz Band Contest @ Kokomo High School (Time TBA)
13th or 14th....7th and 8th Grade JME Contest * Please keep these two dates open. Our contest performance date/time is not sent to us until two weeks before. I will let parents know as soon as I receive them.
10th.................Band Party (Optional Attendance)
17th & 18th ...8th Grade Chicago Trip
4th.............. ....All Grades Spring Concert 7pm KMS Gym
Private lessons are an amazing way to help any music student further develop their skills and increase their potential for success. We have an approved list of teachers who are used in the Tippecanoe School Corporation both in the class room and outside. While lessons are not required they are highly encouraged, with these great instructors!
Please click on the link below to view the contact information for your student's instrument: