Advance tickets to the game next week are on sale in the KHS main office for $5.00. Save some money and skip the lines!

Dear Parents,  One week from today (September 20), the 8th grade band will be having our first performance of the year. Ms. Bray and I CAN’T WAIT for this performance.  On that night, there will be over 250 Karns Band students in the stands, playing some incredible music and having a great time.  Here are […]

Please join me in welcoming our new, student teacher, Harlow Alexander! Harlow is joining us all the way from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is going to be with us for the next seven weeks.

Dear Parents, Greetings from the KMS band room!  I hope that your summer was filled with good times and fun, and now you’re settling into the routine of the new school year.  I am writing to give you some information about Band for the year.  Changes There have been a couple of changes to the […]

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 […]

Despite my best efforts, I am unable to transfer the video of the meeting off of the IPad and onto this site. The only other recording of the meeting was a live-stream, and it is available on the Karns Middle School Band Facebook page.  I apologize for the inconvenience.

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 […]