The Kaiser Catamount Pride Band & Color Guard will be holding its annual Summer Band and Guard program specifically tailored for incoming band and guard members. The Dates are June 8th – 25th and the times will be from 9:00am to 1:30pm. This year we will be holding our Color Guard tryouts during the summer band program. It is vital that all incoming members attend. We look forward to seeing you there.
It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I cordially invite your child to attend the Kaiser High School Band & Color Guard Camp. I’m Anthony J. Allmond, the Band Director at Kaiser, and I’m very excited about being apart of providing your child with an educational experience that will impact them for a lifetime. Kaiser’s band and color guard has enjoyed phenomenal success in its 23rd year of performing and looking forward to greater accomplishments.
Band & Color Guard Camp is very important, because it prepares students for the challenges of the upcoming football season and competitive events that they will be attending. It also allows the band to become a cohesive unit and gain confidence in their abilities. We will be performing at some competitions this year and doing halftime at the home football games.
Band Camp will be held at Kaiser High School on July 15th – July 23rd. It will begin at 8:00am and end at 2:45pm daily excluding weekends. Because of the significance of Band Camp it is mandatory that every student who is signed up for Band & Color Guard attend Band Camp. We will be having a Booster meeting TBA. We will need every parent’s help in making this club’s efforts successful. We will be discussing, parent monetary contributions, fund–raising, the band schedule, and other issues important to our organization. Please plan on attending this important meeting to insure that this will be a rewarding experience for both you and your child. I’m very much looking forward to meeting you and working with your child for the duration of their time at Kaiser High School.
Anthony J. Allmond
Instrumental Music Director
Kaiser High School
11155 Almond Avenue Fontana, CA 92337
Please sign up using the following page:
How odd you must be feeling right now. 50% of you is ECSTATIC that you are graduating. The other 50% is SAD that it is happening with such little Pomp and Circumstance (a little director humor there). Honestly, I am feeling a little victimized myself. I am sad that I don’t get to be by your side and celebrate YOU! Yes, celebrate YOU! Not just as a musician but as the young person I adore.
Please know that this is NOT our finé. It is is just a brief intermission. Trust me when I say we will see each other again, and we will celebrate you.
For now, stay healthy, keep a positive attitude, and remember that your academic achievement has been diminished one bit by this pandemic, just the party. YOU DID IT, and the pandemic can never take that away from you!
I will be in touch as more information becomes available about how and when we can get together. Until then CONGRATULATIONS!
Your high school music teacher,
Anthony J. Allmond
Instrumental Music Director Kaiser High School
For those students who would like to apply for a leadership position for next year (president, vice-president, etc.). Here is the application as a Microsoft Word Document.
From Mr. Allmond:
I was unable to access Teams today for our meeting due to some computer issues. Tomorrow we start our block schedules. I see the concert band on Wednesday and Friday. We will discuss this Friday at 12:50 – 2:05pm and plan our performance. Look forward to seeing you then.
From Mr. Allmond:
Well I’m writing this message heartbroken. The Governor has closed schools for the rest of the school year. I’m really concerned for my seniors and them not being able to complete the school year and complete the legacy of excellence that they’ve so formidably establish at the onset of the school year. Rest assured that you have performed your mission well and this class will be remembered for some time to come. We still are facing the task to get better as musicians on our distance learning endeavor. I know this is a rough time, but I really need you to keep practicing and growing as musicians.
Parent form for concert festival to be turned in.
Call time for the Fontana Christmas Parade will be 7:30am on Saturday.
After the Fontana Christmas parade, the 1st semester and marching season will be a wrap. This marching season provided our kids with wonderful experiences and many accolades. Some of them being Sweepstakes at Azusa Golden Days Parade, 2nd Place at the LA County Fair Marching Band Competition, along with many awards for performance excellence in color guard as well as a 1st place award at the San Gorgornio Field Show Competition.
The Christmas Concert was a rousing success. It was great to see so many of you come out and celebrate with us the beauty of the Christmas season and the accomplishments of our kids. I look forward to the upcoming concert season, winter guard season, and winter drumline season. All of these activities provide our kids with amazing experiences that will impact them for a lifetime. Please support us in our efforts to provide these experiences to our kids. We will be letting you know how you can be of service to them as the season unfolds. Have a wonderful Christmas season and prosperous new year!
Call Time: 0600
0615 – 0645 Put on uniform pants
0645 – 0715 In-ranks Inspection
0720 Band Briefing !
0725 Board Buses
0735 Depart Kaiser High School
0845 Arrive Santa Anita Raceway
0900 Unload Buses and trailer, sectionals
1000 Full Band Warm-up
1045 Ready to Move
1115 STEP-OFF W/PRIDE!!!
1125 TofR Show Off Area!!
1140 End Parade
1150 Load up equipment/Change Clothing
1330 Awards Ceremony
1445 Depart Arcadia
1545 In – N – Out Run
1730 Arrive Kaiser/ Closeout Procedures
HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!
Website includes map and schedule of performances