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The Kaufman High School Band Program is a hub of activity for the students of Kaufman. The High School Band Hall is home to six different performing ensembles: The Kaufman Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Color Guard, Percussion Section, and Jazz Band.
The High School Band has performed at numerous venues across America earning top honors everywhere its ensembles perform. Their awards include numerous UIL Sweepstakes awards, UIL 6 Time Area Finalist, State Marching Band Qualifier 2010, 100's of UIL Solo and Ensemble 1's and State qualifiers, Numerous Superior Ratings for Solos and Ensembles at State Solo and Ensemble Contest, and 100's of Region Band finalists, and numerous students chosen as top instrumentalists for the Texas All-State Bands!
The High School Band has also travelled to New York, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Memphis, and Disney World!
Roaring Lion Marching Band
The Roaring Lion Marching Band is the largest and most widely travelled performance ensemble in the Kaufman Band program. It features about 120 of the Kaufman's finest highschool students as it performs at many venues all across Texas and the United States. The Marching Band has won many awards such as Grand Champion Trophies and Sweepstakes awards at numerous competitions. The Roaring Lion Marching band has Performed at the Texas UIL State Marching Band Compeition and BOA Regionals in past years. The KHS Marching Band has also performed at UIL receiving 1's several times and advancing to Area Finals on several occasions in the last decade.
All of the band students and staff would like to express their thanks to the city of Kaufman, the Kaufman Principals, School Board, and KISD Superintendent Lori Blaylock for their incredible support each and every exciting year!
KHS Wind Ensemble
The KHS Wind Ensemble consists of the approximately 60 of highest level of band students in the Kaufman Band program. The ensemble has won many sweepstakes awards at UIL and many other concert band festivals. The students in this ensemble are expected to all learn a vast amount of music including solos and smaller ensemble pieces that are performed at UIL solo and Ensemble. The students in this ensemble have won many 1st Division superior ratings and recently added to their awards by receiving the highest scores possible from all judges at the this years UIL Concert Band Contest in Canton.
KHS Concert Band
The Kaufman High School Concert Band is a staple part of the Kaufman Roaring Lion Band Program. In that time the group has steadily improved to the level making a Sweepstakes at UIL Concert and Sightreading Competition. The purpose of the Concert Band is to train and produce musicians who are ready to move into the Symphonic Band while maintaining a high level of performance, musicality and competition.