About the Band
Band Achievements

Band classes at Kinard are ability based with three heterogeneous beginning bands, intermediate band, and symphonic band.  The symphonic band performs annually at the Nordic Invitational in Fort Collins, and the Colorado Bandmasters Association Middle School Festival.

  • Colorado Music Educator's Association, Featured Middle Level Band (top middle level group in the state), 2007, 2012 and 2016

  • Colorado Bandmasters Association Middle School Festival, Superior Rating Every Year Attended (2008,2009, 2011, 2012,2013, 2014, 2015)

  • Nordic Invitational, Superior Rating (2005,2006,2007,2008,2009, 2010, 2013, 2014), Excellent Rating (2012)

  • District Honor Band, 21 band members selected (most in the district), 2009

  • District Honor Band, 11 band members selected (most in the district), 2010

  • District Honor Band, 16 members selected (tied for most in the district), 2012

  • District Honor Band, 29 members selected (most in the district), 2013

  • District Honor Band, 38 members selected (most in the district), 2014

  • District Honor Band, 40 members selected (most in the district), 2015

  • University of Colorado Middle School Honor Band, 7 members selected (most in the state), 2014

  • University of Northern Colorado Conducting Symposium, clinic band , January 2015

 

About Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School

Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School is a Poudre School District "school of choice school."  Students from 27 different area elementary schools choose to attend Kinard instead of their neighborhood middle school for its core knowledge curriculum. At Kinard, all students take Art, English, History, Math, Music and Science  All six of these academic areas are seen as core classes and essential to a child's core knowledge.  Kinard's excellent academics have made it a perennial John Irwin Award of Excellence winner.

 

About the Music Program

The music program at Kinard serves 650 of Kinard's 760 students.  All students are required to take band choir or orchestra in 6th and 7th grade and then may continue their ensemble as an elective in 8th grade.  All ensembles meet every other day for eighty minutes.  Students begin their instrumental instruction the summer before their sixth grade year with a three week homogenous summer music program. 

 

 

© 2015 by Mike Perez for the Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School Band

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