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Notes from the Director                                               July 9, 2023

Dear students and families,

Hope everyone had a wonderful summer!

We are so excited to get going with events before school starts soon! Our 155-member Marching Band (biggest EVER!) is about to start up with camps this week-- Percussion Camp starts tomorrow the 10th, Rookie Camp for all 1st-year marchers starts on Thursday the 13th, and then the ENTIRE BAND comes back on the 17th Please read below-- there's a lot going on! Need a reminder of the MB schedule? Click HERE or go to and click "calendar" at the top. You can also sync it to your phone!

As always, stay informed and updated via see you soon!!

David Roth


Saturday, 7/15, from 12-2 PM (at the conclusion of "Rookie Camp." We need volunteers to help provide sides/desserts/etc. for students. Click the Sign-Up Genius HERE.

Water jugs are complete! Every marching band student will receive a half-gallon, personalized water jug at band camp. Cost is $15 and students should turn in money to their section leader. If money is a problem, please first talk to the section leader (there may be a plan in place already to cover costs) and then contact me at [email protected]. We'll work it out! Money is due by the start of band camp 7/17.

Please remember the snacks needed for camp and the season (email was sent out a couple weeks ago). Students can bring them in anytime between July 10-17, to the band office.

EVERY STUDENT needs to bring a case of water (16.9 oz bottles please)
. Then see below:
Week 1 of Marching Band Camp (July 17):
** Snacks as listed below: Individually wrapped / Quantities to feed at least 30
Flutes - Fruit Snack Gummies
Clarinets - Cheezits / Goldfish
Saxophones - Potato Chips
Trumpets - Popcorn
Trombone/ Sousaphones - Granola Bars
Mellophones / Baritones - String Cheese
Percussion - Cookies
Color Guard - Little Debbie snacks
Drum Majors - Candy / Sour Gummies

Week 2 of Marching Band Camp (July 24):
Snacks as listed below: Individually wrapped / Quantities to feed at least 30
Flutes - Granola Bars
Clarinets - Peanut Butter Crackers
Saxophones - Cookies
Trumpets - Fruit Snack Gummies
Trombone / Sousaphones - Cheese Crackers
Mellophones / Baritones - Cheezits / Goldfish
Percussion - Potato Chips
Color Guard - Pretzels
Drum Majors - Candy / Sour Gummies 

BIG PEACH 10% DISCOUNT on shoes July 10-11!
Need shoes for camp and the season? Visit Big Peach Running Company (Barrett Pkway/Cobb Pkwy) July 10-11 for a 10% discount! See flyer HERE.

Yearbook pictures in uniform will take place LATER IN THE SEASON (was going to be 7/29, we have moved that date). You can still prepay for your individual pictures by visiting:

Prepay orders will arrive sooner than orders made the day of or later, plus you won't have to pay shipping. Orders made the day of pictures or later will need to pay shipping since the orders will deliver to your home, not the school.

Seniors, no word yet on senior uniform pictures. We'll let you know when we have more info!

One of our own, Johnny Swanson, is completing his Eagle Scout project with a set of bleachers at the marching band practice field for the entire community to enjoy. Please help him fund this project!

If you still need to join the MB text listserve, text "@23kellmb2" to the number 81010.

This Week / Upcoming

This Week:

Monday 7/10-Fri 7/14 10AM - 5PM Percussion Camp (Please bring your own lunch!)

Wed 7/12 9AM-12 Leadership Work Day

Thurs 7/13-Fri 7/14 6-9 PM "Rookie Camp" (first-year woodwinds and brass) 

Sat 7/15 9AM-noon "Rookie Camp" (first-year woodwinds and brass) 

Sat 7/15 12-2 PM Full Band Cookout (every student is invited!) (See below for details)


Mon 7/17 9AM Full Band Camp (EVERYONE) Bring a lunch!

Big Peach Running Co. Spirit Days

Come out Tuesday July 11th and Wednesday, July 12 to Big Peach Running Company to get a new pair of shoes in time for band camp. Students will receive a 10% discount.

Brick Install

The new bricks have been installed on the walkway!

Committee Fundraising Chair

KBBA is in search of a fundraising chair and committee members. If you enjoy coming up with creative ways to raise money and like talking to businesses about supporting our program, we need you! Please email co-president, Amanda Leonard at [email protected] if you are interested.

Sign-up For Raise Right

Enrollment code is 692587483766

Scrip, Remind and Charms Calendar

Remind Servers for Marching Band

Marching Band: text "@23kellmb" to 81010

Charms Calendar Feed

Kell Band Booster Association

3595 Canton Rd Ste 116-262, Marietta, GA
United States of America


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