Building off the success of their 2014 WGI World Championship's Bronze Medal season, the Kiski Area Winter Percussion Group is gearing up for what should be another inspiring winter and spring!! Auditions will take place in the high school band rooms on Monday November 24th, from 6-8:30pm. Audition materials and detailed information about the season can be obtained from Mr. Heiny at any time. This year's production "Clearly" will feature music by Phillip Glass, Rob Ferguson and Skrillex.
The Kiski Area High School Marching Band excited audiences and judges again at the Bands of America Regional Championship in Newark, DE on October 25! The band won high music and high general effect in prelims, claiming the band's 35th BOA class championship! In finals the band won high music and finished second place overall by .15 of a point. Congrats to all the staff, students, and parents who helped make this special day happen. The band finishes their season on November 1st at Penn Trafford High School in PIMBA's Championship event. Go to www.pimba.org for details! Good luck as you finish this amazing season!
The Kiski Area Marching Band band brought home it's 17th Bands of America Regional title this past Saturday from the BOA Monroeville Regional Championship. The band put on two outstanding performances winning High Visual and General Effect, as well as taking 1st place overall! The band competed against amazing programs from New York, Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. A huge congratulations goes out to the students, staff, and parents who made the weekend so special. Good luck KA Band as you continue your journey this season! Below are a few pics from the event!
The annual tradition continues at Davis Field on September 6 as the Kiski Area Marching Band hosts the first PIMBA show of the season. Come see nine outstanding groups as they debut their 2014 shows! Click HERE for more info! The show schedule is below.
Click on the form (left) below for details! Pre-registration is available this year! We hope to see you there! For interested vendors, an application is available as well (right form)!
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!!!