Early morning concert band for today, Wednesday, May 23 is cancelled

Early morning concert band for today, Wednesday, May 23 is cancelled due to illness.


Memories of KISH Band Trip to ABF 2018

Peggy’s Cove – April 27, 2018

Zack Pendleton – Peggy’s Cove

Dinner at Jack Astor’s – Dartmouth Crossing

Mama Mia – Neptune Theatre, Halifax, April 25, 2018

Concert Band performance at ABF 2018

KISH Band student band presidents – Shannan Hill and Bethany Spencer

Jazz Band performance at Vinnie’s Hall – ABF 2018

Jazz Band Clinic – ABF 2018

Band – Hampton Inn & Suites – Dartmouth

Concert Band – ABF 2018

Dinner at The Athens Family Restaurant – Halifax

Pier 21 tour and reactment

Halifax Seaport

Chaperones – A. Profit, J. Elsinga, M. Beaman, and F. Wiegers

Peggy’s Cove

“Heyyyyyy, Hey Baby” KISH Band theme song


Relay for Life at Three Oaks Senior High

downloadRelay for Life at Three Oaks Senior High – Wednesday, May 16 from 4:30-10:30.

KISH Band members are putting in a team with Shannan Hill as team captain.

Cost – $15 per student, includes a t-shirt

Where – at Three Oaks Senior High School for East Prince Family of Schools.

Time – 4:30-10:30pm   images

KISH Band students are asked to meet in the student parking lot before 4:30pm.  Students are asked to make colourful posters/signs with KISH Band on it and symbols of music.  These posters will be used for the march in of the school teams.

KISH Band team mascot “Clifford” – the duck with be there in attendance.  Students are asked to wear their green band festival shirt.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be appreciated.

What to bring?  Students can bring warm clothing, comfortable walking shoes/sneakers, lawn chair, snacks, poster/signs, beach umbrella/tent, etc.

The following students have signed up to be on the KISH Band team:

Jaylynn Jones, Julia Griggs, MacKenzie Roberts, Hillary Murray, Lily Greenan, Zack Pendleton, Emilie Reilly, Nicole Boucher, Bethany Spencer, and Shannan Hill.  If there are more band students who would like to join the team, see team captain Shannan Hill.  Parents are welcome to join.  This is a non-chaperoned event.   images

Hi, Band Parents and Students,

Our next executive meeting will be May 16 at 5:30pm and again it is open to all parents to attend. We will be doing a trip wrap up and planning the year-end banquet. We are hoping to take care of all issues at this meeting so it should be our year-end meeting too.

 If you missed Ms Profit’s blog post the other day, the band will be performing at a spring concert on May 23 starting at 7pm. Hope to see you all there.

 As mentioned above, we will be having a year-end Band Banquet on June 5. This is a great way to end the year. We will be going over all the years activities including the trip. The band executive will be handing out their awards too and this is always a lot of fun.

 Speaking of the banquet, I’d like to put together a photo slideshow from the trip. If anyone has photos they’d like to share with us, they can go to http://www.kishband.com/trip/ and upload them there. Parents if you know your students have some, please see if they will share. I know some students don’t seem to be getting my emails and I’d love to see as many photos as we can get. If I get enough photos from students, I will not have to use as many of my own.

 Thanks all and see you soon,


KISH Band BPA President

Atlantic Band Festival (ABF) Halifax 2018 Itinerary

Wednesday, April 25th:

11:10 Lunch at KISH

12:00 Load the bus

12:30 Leave for Halifax

2:30 Stop at Masstown Market

2:50 Leave for Halifax

4:00 Arrive in Halifax at the “Hampton Inn and Suites” at Dartmouth

Crossing 65 Cromarty Drive, Dartmouth, (902)406-7700

5:00 Leave for dinner to Jack Astor’s Restaurant Dartmouth Crossing,

107 Shubie Drive, Dartmouth #468-6080 (covered by the cost of


7:30 Neptune Theatre for the Broadway music “Mama Mia”

1593 Argyle St., Halifax, phone#902-429-7070 or

1 800-565-7345

10:30 Hotel

11:00 Lights Out!

Thursday, April 26th:

7:00 Rise and Shine “Performance Day- Festival for all Concert/Jazz Band players”

8:00 Breakfast provided by the Hotel

8:30 Leave for Mount St. Vincent University – Festival Location and

park outside Rosaria Centre 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax

(902) 457-6788

***Make sure you have your instrument, music, and all parts of your concert/Jazz band uniform (black pants, socks, shoes, band shirt, bowtie, and concert band vest)

9:00 Arrive at the Rosaria Centre.  Concert Band proceed to Main stage – Rosaria Centre to meet your Festival Host.  When directed proceed to the coat room where you will assemble your instruments and wait for instructions from the Host.  For Conductors – give ADJUDICATOR SCORES, SEATING PLAN AND SOLOIST FORM

10:00 Concert Band performs

10:30 Concert Band will go to the Clinic Room for a ½ workshop with one

of the adjudicators.

10:45 Picture of Concert Band

11:00 lunch (paid by students) at a fast food establishment

12:30 Leave for the festival at Mount St. Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway, Halifax – (902) 457-6788

12:45 Rosaria Centre – Vinnie’s meet your Festival Host.  When directed proceed to the coat room where you will assemble your instruments and wait for instructions from the Host.


1:00 The festival host will guide you to the warm-up room. The next twenty minutes will be spent warming up for your adjudicated performance.

1:20 The Host will escort Jazz Band to the performance stage

1:30 Adjudicated Performance – Jazz Band – Vinnie’s stage

2:00 Jazz Band will go to the Clinic Room for a ½ workshop with one of

the adjudicators.

2:45 Picture of the Jazz Band members

3:00 Back to the hotel and change for evening supper

5:00 Leave for dinner in downtown Halifax

5:30 DinnerAthens Family Restaurant, 6273 Quinpool Rd., Halifax

(902)422-1595 (covered by the cost of trip)

7:30 Back at the hotel for fun in the pool

10:00 Lights out!

Friday, April 27th:

7:30 Rise and Shine, bring all luggage to bus for loading

8:15 Breakfast provided by the Hotel

9:20 Board the bus to depart for Pier 21 Museum

9:50 Arrive at Pier 21 – tour and scavenger hunt

12:00 Board the bus to go for lunch (paid by students)

1:00 Leave for Peggy’s Cove

1:45 Arrive in Peggy’s Cove

2:45 Board the bus back to Dartmouth for shopping at Mic Mac Mall

3:30 shopping and Dinner at Mic Mac Mall (dinner covered by the cost

of trip)  

6:00 travel back home to P.E.I.

9:00 Arrive in Kensington

***Students will have to cover the cost of 3 lunches

(Wednesday lunch at KISH, Thursday in Halifax and Friday after Pier 21

approximate value of 2 lunches in Halifax = $30)