Mark Bowling

I have updated the Band syllabus to reflect the mandated changes in grading percentages. Performances and playing tests will now account for 60% of a student’s grade, while daily participation will comprise the remaining 40%. I have also added language regarding daily preparedness and concert participation.

Good morning. Several parents have reached out to me regarding scheduling issues (usually their child does NOT have Band on their schedule). If this applies to you, please give the counselors a week to straighten out the issues. Should your child NOT have Band on the first day of school, just have them come see […]

XI. Recommended Instruments: Instruments come in all shapes, sizes, and varying degrees of quality. If you would like your student to have a good quality horn that will make a better sound, provide a more satisfying experience in band, and spend less time with their instrument in the shop, a higher quality instrument can provide […]

Dear Parents, I regret to inform you that due to a technical upgrade by Knox County Schools to the online fee payment system, we will not be able to accept online payments until November.  Please submit your child’s fee payments to either me ort Ms. Bray in the form of check or cash.  Please submit […]

***6th Grade Band Parent Meeting***

Hello, good people of Karns! If your 6th grade student is going to be in the KMS Band program or wants to join the Band at KMS, there will be an information meeting on Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 PM in the KMS band room.Ms. Bray and I will be going over all aspects of […]

Date: Friday, May 10 Location: KMS Gym Call Time: 6:00 PM Concert Begins: 6:30 (6th Grade) Dress: Black and White Note: 6th Grade Students are required to stay and watch the 7th grade perform. This should take approximately 30 minutes.

Date: Tuesday, May 7 Location: Karns High School Call Time: 6:00 PM Concert: 6:30 Dress: Black and White Note: Students are required to stay after their performance and watch the KHS Symphonic Band.

Dear Parents, I just wanted to post a few words about our TSSBDA Concert Assessment performance the past Saturday.  Let me begin by saying that Ms. Bray and I are EXTREMELY proud of the students.  Their behavior and performances were examples of the BEST that Karns Middle School has to offer.  Our students were polite, […]