The Pride of Texomaland
Our mission is to partner with parents, guardians, students, and the community in order to provide all students the opportunity to grow as musicians, performers, leaders, and community members through quality music education.
The name “Pride of Texomaland” encompasses all instrumental ensembles within the instrumental music department. These ensembles include the “Pride of Texomaland Marching Band,” Kingston High School Wind Ensemble, Kingston High School Symphonic Band, Kingston High School Jazz Band, and all Kingston Middle School bands.
The Pride of Texomaland Marching Band is under the direction of Lance Reisetter and Andy Ward. The band currently consists of 65 marching members and an additional 10 students that assist with equipment for a total of 75 students. The band performs at all home and away football games as well as numerous marching contests throughout the year. This competitive group will participate at the ECU “Tigerpalooza” Bron Warren Tournament of Bands in Ada, Oklahoma, the Chickasaw Band Day Extravaganza in Tishomingo, OKlahoma, and the Blue and Gold Marching Classic in Holdenville, Oklahoma. The band will wrap up the competitive season with the OSSAA Regional Marching Contest in McAlester, Oklahoma on October 23rd, 2019.
The Kingston High School Wind Ensemble is an audition-based concert band under the direction of Lance Reisetter. The Wind Ensemble will be performing advanced music literature for both concerts and contests. The band will represent Kingston High School at the OSSAA District Concert Band Contest each spring. If the band receives superior ratings at district contest, the band will be invited to perform at the OSSAA State Concert Band Contest. The Wind Ensemble will also perform at the end-of-year concert.
The Kingston High School Symphonic Band is under the direction of Andy Ward. The primary focus of the Symphonic Band is for students to develop musicianship on their primary instruments and possibly learn a secondary instrument. The Symphonic Band may have the opportunity to perform at several band festivals throughout the spring and will perform at the end-of-year concert.
The Kingston High School Jazz Band is under the direction of Lance Reisetter. The Jazz Band is a year-round ensemble that performs at both the winter and spring concerts. The band may have the opportunity to perform in several festivals throughout the spring and will perform at the end-of-year concert.