Time to Pack for Disneyland!!

Great Job Yesterday, Everyone!

The big trip is finally upon us!! It is time for Disneyland!

Here’s a quick heads up for this week: (Attachments at the bottom of this message)

Pack Up:

May 22nd-

1. Please use the attached inventory sheet to pack your student’s marching uniform in a paper bag with your student’s name on it and bring it to school on Tuesday morning (5/22). Volunteers will be in the band room early to double check each bag.

May 23rd-

2. Please see your Disney information packet for things to bring (copy also attached) when packing your luggage. Please pack lightly and remember your sunscreen goes in your packed luggage, NOT your carry-on. Please remember to put your student’s photo ID in their CARRY-ON NOT PACKED LUGGAGE. Luggage must be dropped off Wednesday morning (5/23). We will also need volunteers to help load the luggage and instruments into the U-haul truck.

May 25th-

3. Please pack student ID in the CARRY-ON bag! Students need to bring a sack lunch and plenty of snacks with reusable water bottle, (no other liquids please) as we won’t eat dinner until 6:00 PM.

Early drop off is available at 6:00 am.

Call time is 7:00am


You will be receiving two trip shirts on Friday. Please plan to wear these Saturday and Sunday for easy identification. Otherwise please pack comfortable clothing, hats, and sunscreen, lunch for yourselves, and a water bottle. We will have your chaperone packets and student funds envelopes for you on Friday. Please arrive as close to 6am as possible to meet your student’s families one last time, help them get settled, and answer any last minute questions and/or exchange phone numbers.

Happy Packing and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Laura Upton

inventory sheet.docx

Disney Packet 2018.doc.docx

May 2nd Band Booster Meeting

Band Booster Meeting and Executive Board Elections

 Wednesday, May 2nd @7pm in the Band Room

We will be electing next year’s Executive Board and we need YOU!

Please join us!!

We invite anyone interested in serving on our board to please come and add your name to our ballots. We will be voting on the following positions:

President: preside at all meetings, be the liaison to the director and school officials, be the official organization spokesperson.

Vice-President: think substitute – preside at the meetings in the absence of the president, “assume temporary responsibility of one (1) vacant position until such time as it may be filled.”

Secretary: take minutes of the meetings, present minutes at the next meeting, handle correspondence (think kingstonmsbb@gmail.com ), prepare newsletter, maintain contacts list.

Treasurer: maintain funds and the bank account, make deposits, maintain non-profit status and business license, report at meetings.

Trip Coordinator: head trip planning, report at meetings, work with the treasurer.

In addition to the five official voting executive members we have optional but extremely important other positions:

Fundraising Coordinator

Uniform Coordinator

April 23rd Mandatory Meeting!

Mandatory Disney Trip Meeting!
Monday, April 23rd 
6pm for all Chaperones
7pm for all Marching Band Students!
We will share chaperone groups and distribute important paperwork that must be returned before we go to Disneyland.
Families can meet their musician’s chaperone, get answers to important questions, and make final trip payments.
See you all there!

Urgent Uniform Needs!

Please read the following request from our Boosters:

We must make this shoe order by Friday, April 13. Please respond right away. We don’t need your payment right away but we must know your intentions. More information below:

Thank you!

Good afternoon. I’m Jill Call and I’m secretary for KMS Band Boosters. We are getting ready for our marching band season and I have some information for you. Also, I need information from you!

We issue a red polo shirt for each member. Please have your student try it on for size. They have grown! We need to make sure the shirt fits comfortably. Not sloppy, but loose enough to wield an instrument and long enough to tuck in, even with a harness begging it to come loose.

Black socks. At least two pair, please.

Black slacks. Your student has been sitting for all concerts thus far. Have them stand up! Have they outgrown the length? Considering donating yours to the uniform closet. We may have slacks to fit your student, as well.

Belt. No studs or grommets or large buckles. Plain black belt. Thank you.

SHOES!  If you are a parent of a sixth grader, or a parent of a child who thinks their feet have grown since the fall — please know that we fitted them for shoes today.  The cost will be 40.88.If your child is in 6th grade or is in 7-8 and thinks they need shoes!  Please verify by:

Responding to this email

Contacting kingstonmsbb@gmail.com

Calling or texting Jill at 3609085244

Calling or texting Danielle at 3605093268

Contacting Kingston Middle School Band Boosters on Facebook


Again, we must make this shoe order by Friday, April 13. Please respond right away. We don’t need your payment right away but we must know your intentions.

Thank you!

Scholarships are Available

If you are in need of a scholarship for the upcoming Disney Trip please download and complete the application and return it no later than March 7th.



Scholarships Are Available:

  • We are currently able to offer up to 50% of the total cost of the trip.
  • The airline ticket deposit, or partial deposit along with this scholarship application, is due March 7th. You may email the application, print and mail it in to the address provided on the form, or bring it with you to the Booster Meeting on March 7th at 7pm.

Need to Make a Payment?

We’ve posted this but who wants to dig through old posts to find this information?! Let’s pin it to the top!!

The PayPal button is on our website: right-clipart-direction-arrow-5

Please make a note of the intended recipient of this payment. PayPal doesn’t require this step!! There is also a service fee with this type of payment.

Families are also welcome to make payments by check mailed to:
Kingston Middle School Band Boosters
P.O. Box 1312
Kingston, WA 98346
Payments can be made in person at the band booster general meeting on the first Wednesday of every month. 
The next meeting is Wednesday March 7th at 7pm in the band room at Kingston Middle School. 

We have scholarships available to help out. Please email us at kingstonmsbb@gmail.com for information about a scholarship application.

OMEA Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, February 24th the OMEA Solo and Ensemble competition will be taking place right here at Kingston Middle and High Schools!

We need your help!!

Please email us at:




to sign up for a few hours. We mostly need parents and students to watch the doors during performances, run notes from judges to the office, work concessions stands, and supervise students in their down time.

This is easy volunteer work at its finest, (little to no heavy lifting and lots of wonderful music!) but we can’t do this without you!!

Please reach out today!

Trip Chaperone Action Item

Hello All!

Did you (like myself) get an email from our chaperone coordinator stating that you needed to complete or update your volunteer paperwork?

Fingerprinting is required to attend this field trip!

please email<TCaldwell@nkschools.org> to schedule your fingerprinting appointment.

Now is the time to take care of this important step. We cannot purchase airline tickets for chaperones until we are sure you can join us on the trip.

You can download and print this Volunteer Packet and return it to the school or district office.

Please reach out if you have any questions or need assistance.