Big Week Ahead!

Dear Band Family,  I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend!  We have a BIG week ahead of us for the HC Band program!

Just a few schedule reminders as we enter this busy week:
Mon. (tomorrow) 3/23
Mr. Dave Shelton (guest pianist/clinician) will be in to work with the Jazz Ensemble 7:30 AM.  All HCJE members, please be present and on time to work with our guest.
Program Auditions for placement for next year will be held in each class.
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 4-6 PM
Wed. 3/25
Scott Atchison (director of athletic bands at UK) will be in to rehearse our 2nd and 4th period bands.
Steel Bands BLUE and GOLD will rehearse starting at 3:45 PM.  Justin will cover concert details and go over concert order of performance.
Thurs. 3/26
Mr. Dave Shelton (guest pianist/clinician) will in to work with the LAB Band at 7:30 AM.  All Lab Band members, please be present and on time to work with our guest.
Percussion/Jazz Extravaganza at 7:00 PM in our theater!  Should be a great concert featuring Steel Bands, 1st hour Percussion, 3rd hour Percussion, Morton MS Jazz, Lab Band, and Jazz Ensemble!  Mr. Shelton will be our special guest!  Everyone should attend and support our band students in performance!  We’ll all have to DVR the Cats, but it will be worth it :-)
I will be out of town from late Monday evening to late Thursday afternoon for a concert assessment in Louisville.  I will return emails as soon as I can each evening if you have any questions.
Please begin planning for the month of April with the calendar at after our spring break!  We have many great concert performances quickly approaching when we return to school on April 6!
Special thanks to all those who continue working so hard to raise money to keep our band program operating through Bingo each week!
We are in need of parent volunteers to help our Bingo fundraiser.  If you can be of service and help the HC Band, please contact me.  Your help will be invaluable and will provide us the opportunity to continue giving our students the best possible band experience!
Thanks for your support!  Sincerely,  Bill Kite  Director of Bands  Henry Clay High School
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Concert Assessment Chaperones

The last opportunity to chaperone for the Henry Clay band this semester will be Saturday, April 25th.  The symphonic band, concert band and wind ensemble will travel to Scott County High School for assessment.  There will be 139 students so we will need 8 – 10 chaperones.  I do not have the exact times yet.

If you would like to chaperone, please let me know!

Thank you for all of your help and support this season!

Melissa Jones  859-351-4007

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UK Windfest Schedule- Saturday April 11

Dear Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Families, I hope all are well!  I just received the UK Windfest schedule for our performances on Saturday April 11, 2015. Click link below to see it.

Windfest 2015 Schedule

I will send out a detailed itinerary the week after spring break, but I wanted to pass the schedule along so all families can look at the time frames involved for that day.  The symphonic band and wind ensemble have a warm up time, performance time (on stage at Singletary Center), and clinic time listed on the schedule.

We will NOT take buses from school over to the Singletary Center that day.  Each student will meet us there on their own arriving shortly before the scheduled warm up time.  I will meet and plan with percussionists what equipment will be needed.

All concerts and clinics that day are FREE and open to the public so please come out to support the HC bands in performance!  It will be a great day with very valuable clinics after each performance!  The clinicians are world renowned educators, conductors, and musicians so we will use this opportunity to learn and grow!

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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Wind Ensemble Smart Music Tests OVERDUE

Dear WE members, you are receiving this message, you are missing 1 or more Wind Ensemble Smart Music Tests.  There are currently 5 Smart Music Tests due on Barnes 3rd Symphony (dates 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13) that count as a major portion of the semester grade in class.  A few students have not completed 3 or 4 of the assigned tests.  Please see student grades via Infinite Campus to confirm.  Students have until Friday, April 24th to complete any make up Smart Music assignments.  There will be 8 total tests by the end of April so please get caught up.

Please complete these tests as soon as possible and feel free to email me with any questions. 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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PEP BAND UPDATE 3/8/2015 5:28PM

Good Afternoon Henry Clay Band Family,  Our girls team had a hard fought loss earlier today. Our boys team will play tomorrow night. Call time will be 6:15 PM in the Band Room. I will confirm rosters with students during their class time tomorrow. Thank you to everyone for your flexibility and hard work with this years Pep Band Fun.

Thanks,   Jeff Bayerle

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Dear Henry Clay Band Family,  Our Girls team won this evening and I have received confirmation on buses. This means the Pep Band will play at the Regional Championship. Call time is 1:00 PM at Henry Clay. You will need to wear your Henry Clay Band T-shirt. Also, remember to move your clocks forward an hour!  Below is the current roster. If I missed your name or you want to be added, email Mr. Bayerle ASAP.

Parents, please see post below about chaperone needs.  Thanks,   Jeff

Sunday March 8th
Name Instrument
Allison Pin Baritone
Mark Marji Baritone
Isabella Brooks-Bell Baritone
Jacob Ferguson Baritone
Chris Lucero Bassoon
Vivi Ortiz Clarinet
Drew Sorenson Clarinet
Zion Walker Clarinet
Madison Kamer Clarinet
Caitlyn Mullins Flute
Gisela Esquivel Flute
Elijah Pike Flute
Lily Kaufman Mello
Connor West Mello
Ashley Hill Perc
Maribeth Nichols Perc
Felix Satin Perc
Hosiah Dixon-Hunt Perc
Jacob Lowe Perc
Kirby Beard Perc
Sam Nichols Perc
Lydia Spencer Sax
Andrew Collins Sax
Noah Beckett Sax
Anthony Baldwin Sax
Austin Hocker Trombone
Elyiss Doziar Trombone
Braedon Young Trombone
Jordan Bell Trombone
Chris Abbey Trumpet
Jordan Snider Trumpet
Kyle Wells Trumpet
Trey Roberts Trumpet
Reagan Cox Trumpet
Tyler Gorman Trumpet
Ben Grossman Tuba
Robbie Reed Tuba
Alex Johnson Tuba
Isaiah Hickey
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Pep Band Chaperones

Congratulations to the girls and boys basketball teams!

The girls play tomorrow at EKU at 3:00.  It was a great game tonight – come support them tomorrow.  Tickets are only $6.00.

The boys will play Monday and, if they win, Tuesday evenings.

I still need ONE chaperone for Monday and ONE chaperone for Tuesday.

Please let me know ASAP if you can help.

Thanks again to Sarah Abbey, Tony Spencer and Vyvann Opp.

Melissa  859-351-4007

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