Kilgore Middle School Bands

6th 6 Weeks Newsletter

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Frisco Rough Riders Game

On Saturday April 30 the 7th and 8th grade band members performed the National Anthem at the Dr. Pepper Baseball Stadium in Frisco, TX.

UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest

Recently the KMS Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands attended the Region 4 UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest in Gladewater, TX

Students performed 3 pieces they have been preparing since January for the concert portion of the contest. Then, the ensembles were given a new piece of music that they had never seen which they were only allowed 7 minutes to learn and then it too was performed for a rating.

Both bands did extremely well in their respective divisions. The Symphonic Band received an Excellent rating both on Stage and in Sight-reading. The Wind Ensemble received an Excellent on Stage and all Superior ratings in Sight-reading for the 3rd consecutive year earning them a plaque for superior performance. Congratulations to all of the these students for their hard work and well earned achievements!!!

Upcoming Events

Band Booster Meeting

Tuesday, May 10th, 6:30pm

711 North Longview Street

Kilgore, TX

The meeting will be held in the High School Band hall. Park in the parking lot at the back of the school and enter the south entrance.

The agenda includes:

  • New officer elections
  • discussing fall business

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Spring Concert

Monday, May 16th, 6:30pm

817 Nolen Street

Kilgore, TX

This performance will include every performing group in the Kilgore School District.

A flyer was sent home with students on Friday May 6th.

Click here for the flyer

Sound Post Beginner Band Contest

Wednesday, May 18th, 8am

1110 Texas 243

Canton, TX

Members of the Beginning Band will be traveling to Canton High School to participate in the Soundpost Music Festival.

We will meet in the KMS Bandhall at 8:00am

After the Performance we will travel to Splash Kingdom Waterpark.

we should be back in Kilgore around 3:00pm

5th Grade Visits KMS

Thursday, May 19th, 9am

455 Baughman Road

Kilgore, TX

Members of the Beginning Band will perform a short concert for the visiting 5th graders.

Use the Form Below to sign up for the Summer Lesson Program

Contact Us

KMS Bandhall: 903-988-3902 ex 2230

Rance Hawthorne:

Tiffany McWilliams:

KHS Bandhall: 903-988-3901 ex 2122

Cliffton Walker:

Don Gamble: