Marching Band

This information has been put together by a group of parents with various degrees of experience in the Kell Marching Band world. In the many hours spent together watching practices and performances, waiting to pick up kids, and following yellow school busses, we have learned valuable information.

 

When our children first joined the band, we, of course, wanted to know what we should do. After all, the only people who were even more confused, and looking to us for answers, were our children. We wanted to share with the “upcoming rookie parents” some of the answers to these many questions before we too forget how it felt not knowing what was going on…(of course we still don’t have all the answers)! 

 

Being a member of the Kell High School (KHS) Band Program will bring your children an exciting and fulfilling educational experience. They will work hard and experience many triumphs, as well as somedisappointments; two things that will prepare them for the real world after high school. 

 

We sincerely hope this guide will answer some important questions about time management, time commitment, band fees and how to pay for them, fundraising, and uniforms. We would also like to give you some “insider” information on what it takes to be a band student, and a band parent! 

FAQ

Recent Accomplishments and Awards

Open Your Eyes

Featuring the music of Michael Markowski’s“Joyride,” Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” and Michael Torke’s “Bright Blue Music”

Valhalla Classic - Newnan GA

  • 1st place overall 

  • Overall High Music

  • Overall High General Effect

  • Overall High Percussion

BOA Canton, OH regional

  • 4th place overall

  • 3rd in class AA

Georgia State Marching Band Championship

  • 6th place overall

  • 1st in class AAAA

2018 - 2019
Peace of the Puzzle
Featuring the music of Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World,” “War” from the movie “Avatar” (music by James Horner), “What a Wonderful World,” and Gavin Greenaway’s “Reflections of Earth”

BOA Powder Springs Regional

  • 5th place overall

  • 2nd in class AA

  • Outstanding Music in Class AA

  • Outstanding Visual in Class AA,

 

BandBeat Rock Hill - South Carolina

  • 2nd place overall

  • 2nd in class AAA

2017 - 2018
Seasons of Love
Featuring the music of Copland’s “AppalachianSpring,” Vivaldi’s “Summer” from “The Four Seasons,” Whitacre’s “October,” and
Rutter’s “Gloria”

BOA - Jacksonville State University

  • 6th place overall at BOA

  • 3rd in Class AA

McEachern Marching Invitational

  • 4th place overall

  • 2nd place in Class AAA

BOA Atlanta Super Regional

  • 19th place overall

  •  4th place in Class AA

2016 - 2017
WindWorks
Featuring the music of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” Barber’s “Medea’s Dance of Vengeance,” Bach’s “Air” and Torke’s “Javelin”

Milton High School White Columns Invitational

  • 1st place overall

  • Overall Outstanding Music in Class AAA

  • Overall General Effect in Class AAA

  • Overall Color Guard in Class AAA

  • Overall Drum Majors in Class AAA

Sprayberry Southern Invitational

  • 1st place overall

  • Grand Champion in Gold Division

  • 1st in class

  • Outstanding Music in Class

  • Outstanding General Effect in Class

  • Outstanding Visual in Class 

  • Outstanding Color Guard in Class

  • Outstanding Percussion in Class

  • Outstanding Drum Majors in Class

BOA Jacksonville State University Regional

  • 4th place overall

  • 1st in class AA

  • Outstanding Music in class AA 

  • General Effect in class AA

Percussion Ensemble  performs at Percussive Arts Society International Convention in San Antonio, TX

2015 - 2016
Keep It Simple
 Featuring the music of Aaron Copland’s“Appalachian Spring,” John Adams’ “Short Ride in a Fast Machine,” J.S. Bach’s Prelude from “Cello Suite No. 1,” and Leslie Bricusse’s “Pure Imagination”

Milton High School White Columns Invitational

  • 3rd place overall

  • 1st in class AAA

  • Outstanding Music in class AAA

  • Outstanding General Effect in class AAA

  • Outstanding Color Guard in class AAA

  • Outstanding Drum Majors in Class AAA

Sprayberry Southern Invitational

  • 2nd place overall

  • Grand Champion in Gold Division

  • 1st in class

  • Outstanding Music in class

  • Outstanding General Effect in class

  • Outstanding Visual in class

  • Outstanding Color Guard in class

  • Outstanding Percussion in class

  • Oustanding Drum Majors in Class

BOA Jacksonville State University Regional

  • 8th place overall

  • 1st in class AA

  • Outstanding Music in class AA

2014 - 2015
Hunted
 Featuring the music of Prokofiev’s “Alexander Nevsky,” music from Final Fantasy, and music from “The Bourne Supremacy”

BOA Powder Springs

  • 9th Overall

 

WCU Tournament of Champions

  • 9th Overall

2013 - 2014
Reflect
 Featuring the music of David Gillingham’s “Stained Glass,” Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst” and music from “The Dark Knight” by Hans Zimmer

BOA Jacksonville State University

  • 8th place overall

  • 2nd place in Class AA

 

WCU Tournament of Champions

  • 2nd place overall

  • 1st in class

  • 2nd place Drum Majors

  • 3rd place Color Guard

2012 - 2013
Barriers
 Featuring the music of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” and David Gillingham’s “With Heart and Voice”

BOA JacksonvilleState University

  • 2nd place overall

  • 2nd place in class AA

McEachern Invitational

  • 2nd place overall

  • 1st place in class AAA

  • High Percussion Award

  • Drum Major Award

BOA Atlanta

  • 15th place overall

  • 3rd place in class AA

 

2011 - 2012
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