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History of KHS Band

TMEA State Honor Band Finalist 
2019 - 7th Place
2012 - 2nd Place
2010 - 2nd Place
2008 - 2nd Place
2006 - 6th Place
2004 - 4th Place
1996 - 2nd Place
National Wind Band Honors
2022 Commended Winner
2011 Commended Winner
2009 National Winner
2008 National Winner
2007 Commended Winner
National Youth Concert - Carnegie Hall 2014
The Krum Band began in 1991 with a partnership between the University of North Texas and Krum ISD.  Dr. Roger Warner, former Dean of Music and Carol Turner, UNT Teaching Fellow, started the program with 50 students in 7th and 8th grade.  In the 30 years since, the Krum Band has grown to 300 students in 6th - 12th grade.  The Krum Band is a seven time finalist in the TMEA Honor Band Contest including four consecutive runner-up placements.  The Krum Band has had success in the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest advancing as many as 101 students to the state contest.  The Krum Band program offers a Jazz Band and routinely places 8-10 students in the Region 2 Jazz Band. 
The Marching Blue Brigade was formed in 2012.  In the 11 years since its formation, the Krum Band has only received UIL Superior Ratings.  The Blue Brigade was named grand champion at the Aubrey Marching Classic in 2016, 2017 and 2022.  In 2019 the Blue Brigade was named grand champion at the Ponder Marching Contest.  The Krum Band has earned multiple classification awards including the Class A Champion at the 2016 Broken Arrow Marching Contest and Class A Champions at the 2018, 2019, and 2022 Bands of America DFW Regional.       
The Krum Band has developed material that will align curriculum from 6th grade beginner band through 12th grade band and beyond.  This cluster wide "spiraling" curriculum will ensure that all band students are mastering the same objectives at the middle school campus culminating in the advanced objectives in high school to prepare students for college level performance.  
All Krum Band Directors work at the high school and middle school campuses.  Each director teaches beginner classes on their specialty instrument.  All directors participate in all full ensemble classes.  The Krum Band offers a comprehensive private lesson staff mostly of Doctoral students from the University of North Texas.