All-State Band Letter and Info

Dear All-State Band Families,  Congratulations to all on an outstanding accomplishment and for being selected to participate in the 2015 KY All-State Bands!  I’m very excited for each student and the upcoming all-state band experience in Louisville in February!

Please click link below for the All-State Band Info Letter that I will be sending home with students today and read all information carefully.  I need the last 3 forms signed and returned to me along with the $50.00 All-State Band Folder Fee as soon as possible.  KMEA will not release all-state folders until they have received $50 and the medical and participation forms from each student.  I will send in all forms together as soon as all students return them.

All-State Letter 2015

We are fortunate to be in a position where the Henry Clay Band Boosters graciously provide the hotel rooms for each all-state band member annually.  We also will all meet for dinner on Friday night and this expense will be covered as well.  I feel it is very important for the students who have earned this honor to be able to experience the event at an affordable cost.

Students will need to be transported to and from Louisville by parents and will need to be prepared for the cost of other meals while attending all-state band weekend.

Thanks to all for your tremendous work and effort!  I certainly hope the experience at all-state is a life long memory!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.  Sincerely,  BILL KITE DIRECTOR OF BANDS  HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL  (859) 381- 3441  Follow on Twitter @henryclayband
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All-State Band Results!

Dear HC Band Family,  CONGRATULATIONS to the following students on successful All State Band Auditions yesterday at John Hardin HS!  This is a huge honor and I am so proud of every student’s effort!
2015 All-State Band Audition Results

Drew Sorenson All-State Symphonic Band Bb Clarinet 5

Angela Tseng All-State Symphonic Band Flute 7

Kaylyn Torkelson All-State Symphonic Band Bb Clarinet 6

Kane Dayton All-State Concert Band French Horn 6

Lucy Wan All-State Concert Band Bb Clarinet 21

Grace Goulson All-State Concert Band Trumpet 20

Evelynn Esquivel All-State Concert Band Bass Clarinet 2

Thanks to all who auditioned yesterday!  It is a valuable process and requires tremendous time, energy, and commitment!

We are excited for all of these students as they join Zac Byrd, Noah Tolson, Tyler Rosenkrantz, and Cassadi Cordea (All State Jazz Ensembles) in Feb. at the annual KMEA conference!

Great job to all!  Sincerely,  Bill Kite

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Steel Band Blue is canceled for today.

Thanks,   Jeff  Bayerle

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Concert Band Fall Final Exam 2014

Dear Concert Band Family,  Please see link below for the  Concert Band Fall Final Exam instructions and review all details carefully.  The playing and written portions of the exam will be given in class during Henry Clay HS Final Exam times on Thursday, December 18th from 1:10-3:15 PM.

Concert Band Final Fall 2014

We will review what is expected in class at the end of this week and early next week.  This exam is a culmination of all material covered in class this semester.

Please feel free to send me any questions.   We hope to see you at our Winter Band Concert TONIGHT at 7:00 PM in the theater!

Sincerely,  BILL KITE  DIRECTOR OF BANDS  HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL (859) 381-3441  Follow on Twitter @henryclayband Remind 101- Text @henryclayh to 81010

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Fall 2014 Wind Ensemble Final Exam

Dear Wind Ensemble Family, Click link below for the Final Exam instructions for this fall.  Please review all details carefully.  I will be updating grades over the next day or so and will have a current list of those who may be exempt from certain portions of the final.

2014 HCWE FALL Final Exam

Please feel free to send any questions.  Thanks to all for a great semester! We look forward to an amazing spring and hope to see everyone at our Winter Band Concert TONIGHT in the theater at 7:00 PM!

Sincerely,  BILL KITE  DIRECTOR OF BANDS  HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL  (859) 381-3441 Follow on Twitter @henryclayband Remind 101- Text @henryclayh to 81010

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Hospitality Needs: Winter Concert

The holidays are upon us again and it is time for the Winter Concert to get us all in the mood! Hospitality is planning a cookie/sweets reception to follow and we need your assistance. If you could make/buy at least a dozen cookies, brownies, cupcakes….anything yummy and have it to the school by 6:30 tomorrow night your help would be greatly appreciated!

We will have several tables set up outside of the HC Theater. Please bring your donations to the table so we can have everything set up for the reception that will start as soon as the concert is over. We will be packing sodas and water in ice for refreshments so I plan on being there early to begin set up.

The Hospitality team hopes that you and your loved ones will have a very Merry Holiday Season and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow night!

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at: or text/call me at: 859-537-0993.

Thank you for all you do to support the HC Band Program!!

Rachel McRae
Hospitality Chair HCHS

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Concert Bands Performance Tuesday Dec. 9th

Dear Band Families,  There will be several things for sale Tuesday evening after the concert.  We will be selling Coupon Books called Enjoy the City for $20.  The profits will go directly to the band.

We will be selling for $5.00 the high resolution pictures that were taken during band camp. Each marcher should have 2 pictures that were taken and you will be given the link to get to those pictures.

We will also be selling what is left of the spirit wear.  There are string bags, hats, visors, fleece, t-shirts, sweatpants and a few hoodies.  Sizes are limited.

We will also continue to take orders for the marching band DVD that is $35.  The DVD will be ready at the end of January.

So bring your checkbook Tuesday night and pick up some Christmas gifts and help support the band!!!!

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