Click on the form below for details! Pre-registration is available this year! We hope to see you there!
Attention all high school musicians! There are some minor scheduling changes taking place for our band program for the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. One of these changes includes an adjustment to the concert band schedule. Starting next year, ALL students grades 9-12 will be scheduled for (concert) band at the same time. We are very excited about this change and feel it will provide the program opportunities that once were not options. Following the marching season, the total number of students will be broken up into 3 separate concert bands, directed by Mr. Pityk, Mr. Heiny, and Mr. Traugh. To properly balance and divide up the students, each student will perform a placement audition sometime during the month of October. The audition will consist of a prepared piece (AVAILABLE NOW), and a short sight-reading selection. For music or questions, please speak to one of the directors!
On Friday, May 9th 2014 all of the concert ensembles grades 6 - 12 in the Kiski Area School District were adjudicated in a P.M.E.A. Music Performance Assessment held at Kiski Area High School. They are evaluated on a rubric create by the state's music educators association including ratings of Unprepared, Fair, Good, Excellent and the highest rating of Superior. This years adjudicators included renowned musicians Dr. Reed Chamberlain, Dr. Stephen Gage, Dr. Jason Worzbyt, and Mr. David Buetzow. We are pleased to announce to our school community the following ratings were given to the ensembles:
Kiski Area Upper Elementry 6th Gr. Band - Directors, Shelley Insko & Karl Priore received a SUPERIOR rating
Kiski Area Intermediate School 7th Grade Band - Director, Rob Traugh received a SUPERIOR rating
Kiski Area Intermediate School 8th Grade Band - Director, Rob Traugh received a SUPERIOR rating
Kiski Area High School 9th Grade Band - Directors, Chad Heiny & Shawn Pityk received an EXCELLENT rating
Kiski Area High School Symphonic Band - Director, Chad Heiny received a SUPERIOR rating
Kiski Area High School Wind Ensemble - Director, Shawn Pityk received a SUPERIOR rating
(This ensemble has been receiving superior ratings at PMEA MPA events since 1987)
The Kiski Area instrumental faculty is very proud of all of the students for their hard work and would like to thank the parents, community, teachers, school administration, school board and of course the students in these groups for a fantastic year! Congratulations to all!
Below is the registration form for our annual summer colorguard camp!! Last year was our largest camp yet! Click on the form on the left for all the details!!!
Attention all band and color guard students!!!
The 2014 Marching Band Season is about to start!!
Join us on Tuesday night at 6:30 pm in the high school auditorium for our 2014 Sign-up Night and Show Unveiling Event!!
All members are required to bring a parent to the meeting. For all NEW MEMBERS, there is a $40 registration fee due at completion of the event that night. If for some reason the student or parent is unavailable to attend, please make arrangements to meet with Mr. Traugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!! BE THERE!!
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After performing "as they watch over us..." brilliantly at both Prelims and Finals, the Winter Percussion Group posted a score of 92.65 and were awarded the 3rd place Bronze Medal in Percussion Scholastic Concert Open. Congratulations to all of the students and staff on this INCREDIBLE accomplishment!! Also, a huge THANK-YOU goes out to the parents who volunteered their time to chaperone, assist with the truck driving and even take time off from work to drive out and support the ensemble in the audience. What a way to end such a rewarding season!!
Thanks to all the parents, friends, and patrons who supported our first Wine Tasting Event! It was a beautiful event and we look forward to doing it again!
Click HERE to see photos from the event!
Hello Kiski Nation!!!
I just wanted to invite everyone (alumni, parents, relatives, and neighbors) to the last winterguard competition of the 2014 season. TRWEA Championship will be held at Kiski Area High School this Saturday – March 29th, 2014. This is in your backyard – so I expect to see everyone there. The show starts at 1:30pm with the doors opening at 12:30pm. Your very own Kiski Area High School Percussion Ensemble and Kiski Area Winter Colorguards will be competing throughout the day.
All of our Kiski units have been working extremely hard putting the finishing touches on their shows and we need YOUR SUPPORT to cheer them on.
The show starts at 1:30 and the Kiski Percussion Open group will kick off our performances at 3:14pm. The Kiski Percussion Open ensemble just returned from a WGI Percussion Regional where they were the gold medalist in the Scholastic Concert Open Class. The ensemble will be heading to WGI Percussion Championships in April for the very first time. To help prepare them for the trip, the group will also perform their show - “As they watch over us” at the end of the evening (8:30pm) before the colorguard results are announced. If you can’t be there at 3:14pm, then be there for the 8:30pm performance.
The second part of the show will include our three winter colorguards performing throughout the evening. Performing at 4:35pm will be our very own Kiski Elementary program. This program has only been in existence for 3 years and the group continues to grow. The girls and their high school staff members have worked extremely hard these past 2 months. The girls are learning new skills and will perform their show to the music from the movie “FROZEN!”
Next up is the Kiski Area Regional A colorguard at 6:13pm. These department store clerks have been working so hard each week trying to please their “debutante shopper” but it seems they just can’t get it right. This group has the task of using over 100 pieces of equipment in their show. The amazing part – they haven’t lost one item yet. (Cross your fingers for this last week) The most remarkable part of this group is their age range – 5th to 12th graders! Even though they come from all different Kiski Area schools – they perform as a ONE! Check out their show – “All about the brand!”
And finally we have our Kiski Area Scholastic A colorguard completing the night with their performance of “Colorblind” at 7:29pm. This group of girls has done an amazing job this year. They were a finalist, where they placed third, at the Pittsburgh WGI Regional and a WGI Regional Semi-Finalist in Cincinnati. These 17 girls, along with their staff, have worked extremely hard this season and they look forward to their final performance of the year this Saturday. This is a MUST see!!!
Overall, four extremely talented groups all representing the Kiski Area School District. Just as amazing as the Kiski groups are the PARENTS, STUDENT/PARENT FLOOR CREWS, and STAFF MEMBERS that make this all possible. Without them we would not be able to host the TRWEA Championship show, have props, uniforms, instruments, equipment, and everything you see during a performance. Thanks for the incredible support!
Talking about support……..we need everyone out to Kiski Area High School for Championships this Saturday – March 29th! Wear your Kiski shirts and cheer loud for our groups on Saturday night!
See you there!!