18 Lessons Marching Band Teaches Our Kids: A Parent’s Perspective – National Association of Music Parents (AMP)

Every parent needs to read this article. Wonderfully highlights some of the benefits of a marching band and guard program. David please post on the website.

18 Lessons Marching Band Teaches Our Kids: A Parent’s Perspective – National Association of Music Parents (AMP)
— Read on www.amparents.org/a-parents-perspective-18-lessons-marching-band-teaches-our-kids/

Remind app

We are going to use the Remind app for sending out messages to parents. It will let us broadcast messages that will show up immediately on your phone so we can let you know things like when the kids are coming back from competitions and for things we would normally send out in email (we’ll still do emails for those of you who would prefer that). 
If you follow the below link, it will let you join up to the Remind app. It can go just to text messages if you prefer to not install an app.

Incoming band and guard parent meeting

The first meeting for the parents and guardians of incoming band and guard students will be Thursday, June 20th at 7pm at the High School.

Please make sure you attend as we will be going over the schedule, what your student needs for the season, and fundraisers to pay for those things.

Band & Color Guard Summer School and Band Camp

Summer School Dates: Mon – Fri, June 3rd – 28th, 7:30am – 12:30pm

band camp schedule and parent ltr19 – 20

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 a part 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 21st year of performing competitively 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 many competitions this year and doing halftime at the home football games.  We are also planning to perform at the Los Angeles Fair, and Disneyland!

 Band Camp will be held at Kaiser High School on July 15th – July 26th.  It will begin at 7:30am and end at 4:30pm daily July 16th – 19th and 12:30pm – 8:30pm on July 25th -26th . 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, plans for our spring trip, and other issues important to our organization.  Please plan on attending this important meeting to ensure 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.


Musically Yours,


Anthony J. Allmond

Instrumental Music Director

Kaiser High School

11155 Almond Avenue  Fontana, CA 92337


Band Camp 19 – 20

July 15th  7:30 am – 9:00am Registration, issuance of lockers and instruments

9:00am – 10:00am Welcome and introductions

Review of Standing Operating Procedures

Review of Band Schedule

10: 00am – 11:00am Warm-up, rehearse Star- Spangled Banner, Fight Song,

Alma Mater

Color Guard With Instructor

11:00am – 12:00pm Rehearse March “Washington Grays”

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm – 2:15pm Rehearse Field Music

2:15 – 2:45  Sectionals

2:45pm – 3:30pm Pep Music

July 16th –19th  7:30 am – 11:30am Marching Instruction

11:40am – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 1:45pm Rehearse March

1:45pm – 2:20pm Rehearse Field Show Music

2:20pm – 2:50pm Sectionals

2:50pm – 4:30pm Field Show Music/ Pep Music

* 5:30pm – 8:30pm – Evening field rehearsal (Students will be released  for dinner at 4:00pm)

July 25th-26th  12:30pm – 1:00pm Rehearse March

1:00pm – 2:30pm Rehearse Field Music

2:30pm – 3:00pm Sectionals

3:30pm – 4:00pm Field Show Music/Pep Music Rehearsal

4:00pm – 5:20pm Dinner

5:30pm – 8:30pm  Marching Rehearsal

***  Things to Bring: Towel, Water, Sunscreen, lunch money, plenty of enthusiasm and pride


Executive Board Nominations

For the April parent meetibg, we will be having nominations for the e-board.

Here is a brief summary of the positions and job descriptions. There will be some additional positions available as well, as we have a very busy and exciting year coming up. All positions are open for nomination and election; nobody is automatically re-nominated or re-elected. Elections will be held at the May parents’ meeting. Even if you are unable to commit to an E-Board position, we always welcome parental support for our kids!
President: Will preside at all General Booster meetings and the Executive Board meetings. S/he shall be a member of all standing committees.
Vice President: Shall act as aide to the President, in the absence of the President, shall assume the duties of the President.
Secretary: Will keep an accurate record of the proceedings of all meetings of The Organization and of the Executive Board and shall be prepared to refer to minutes of any proceeding meetings, and shall be responsible for all necessary correspondence.
Treasurer: Shall receive all money of the organization and deposit them in the name of the organization in a bank approved by the Executive Board. Keep itemized account of receipts and disbursements, and share during meetings. Shall prepare necessary papers to be filed for tax purposes.
Volunteer Coordinator: Shall be responsible for acquiring the necessary adult chaperones for all occasions for which chaperones are required by policy of the School District. Will generate a list of volunteers and assign them according to the need of each event.
Fundraiser Coordinator: The Fundraising Coordinator will work with volunteers, parents, students, staff, and the community and will oversee all of the fundraising activities for the organization.
Uniform Chair: Shall see that the uniforms for all entertainment units are cleaned and maintained in good condition. This person will set schedules for alterations and fittings as needed, and coordinate with the Volunteer Coordinator parents to assist with these fittings. We are looking at having 2 Uniform Chairs this coming year due to the increased performances and the Tournament of Roses Parade.
Member at Large: Elected member who does not have specific, assigned duties. The needs of the organization determine common duties and job assignments.
Member at Large: Elected member who does not have specific, assigned duties. The needs of the organization determine common duties and job assignments.
Member at Large: Elected member who does not have specific, assigned duties. The needs of the organization determine common duties and job assignments.
Member at Large: Elected member who does not have specific, assigned duties. The needs of the organization determine common duties and job assignments.
Communications and calendar: This job involves managing the web site, sending out emails, and trying to maintain the calendar for parents to know what is going on.

Winter Guard Itinerary for Warren HS Competiton

Sunday March 17th

11:30- Call time at Kaiser High School

11:30-12:00- Load the floor, props and equipment

12:00-1:15- Drive to Warren High School

8141 De Palma St, Downey CA 90241

1:15-1:30-Check in, unload floor, props and equipment

1:30-2:40- Warm up

2:40-2:45- Walk to staging

2:45-2:55-Fix props

2:55-3:00- Pep talk

3:08- Performance time

3:20- Load floor, props and equipment

4:35- Awards!!

5:00- Dismissed back to Kaiser to help unload!

Fontana District Band & Orchestra Festival

On Wednesday March 13th the orchestra, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble will be performing their festival programs at Fontana High School for the District Southern Ca. School Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) band and orchestra festival.

They will be adjudicated by a panel of music educators who will sign a rating to their performance based on excellence. The ratings are 1= Superior, 2= Excellent, 3= Good, 4= Fair.

Each ensemble will be performing very challenging repertoire that requires intense rehearsal and individual practice and our student musicians have been diligent in this regard. Kaiser has received multiple Superior ratings for each of its ensembles over 15 years. Our ensembles our some of the most admired in Southern Ca.

The performance times are 1:30pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm respectively. Please come out and support some of the most talented student musicians in SoCal on the 13th. We look forward to seeing you.

Winter Guard season starts 2/2/19

The first Winter Guard performance of the season will be on Saturday, February 2.

We would love to have people there to cheer them on. This is not a competition, but they are being critiqued.

They will be performing at South Hills High School at 3:56pm.

South Hills High School

645 Barranca St, West Covina, CA 91791

(626) 974-6220


Their competitions are going to be:

  • 2/16 Aliso Niguel
  • 3/2 Ayala
  • 3/17 Warren
  • 3/30 Rancho Cucamonga
  • 4/6 Valencia
  • 4/13 & 4/14 Championships

There is an entrance fee for all of these.

Tournament of Roses

The Band and Color Guard’s performance in the Tournament of Roses Parade was an incredible event that everyone involved will remember for the rest of their lives. Now that we’ve all slept for many hours after returning home, here are some videos and pictures from the event. Anyone who has more to add, please email pictures to webmaster@kaiserband.org or upload videos to YouTube and then send the link to the same email address. Thank you!

Our local newspaper about the performance:

Kaiser High School and Fontana are well represented in Rose Parade


Music213’s video from both the pre-dawn rehearsal and the performance.


MusicAmenities from along the parade route

Here are two more videos of the band while marching the route:

Videos from parents from both rehearsals and the parade:


These two were at the end of the parade, so everyone is looking pretty tired, but they still sounded good!


These are in no particular order. Clicking on an image opens up a page where you can see it bigger.

These pictures are from parents and friends. We had a lot of people cheering on the band & guard who took pictures and made videos.