Disney Meeting and Summer Rentals

Dear Henry Clay Band Family,

I hope everyone is doing well! I will be doing summer instrument rentals on Monday, June 1st from 1PM – 3PM and again Tuesday, June 2nd from 9AM – Noon. Instrument rentals are $25 per instrument and will require a rental agreement (filled out at rental) before you can take any instrument. If you need to find another time to meet me for rental, please contact me directly to set up a time and day.

Also, please remember we have our Disney Informational Meeting tonight at 6:30PM!!!!


Jeff Bayerle

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Graduation Itinerary

See below for a link to the Graduation Itinerary. This involves all students currently in Wind Ensemble and Students who made Wind Ensemble for next year.

Reminder that there is an after school rehearsal for all these students today from 4:00-6:00!

Click here for the 5-30-15 Graduation Itinerary.

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Pops Concert EXTRA Tables

Good morning Henry Clay Band Family!  We were able to add some additional tables by moving the silent auction section up near the bleachers.  We have  4 tables left for reservation.  The available tables will be located where the silent auction was set up last year.  Remember you do not have to purchase a whole table – if you only need a few seats you can buy those as well at $5 a seat.  Please contact me ASAP and let me know if you need one.   As a reminder – Payment is due at the time the reservation is made.  You may send your payment with your child to the band box in an envelope with my name on it.  You may contact me at  avjsdj@gmail.com or by phone at 859-229-2153 (call or text).
I also wanted to to let everyone know that Jill Rosenkrantz will be setting up a table near the silent auction area and selling baked goods.  If you would like to make something and individually wrap it to sell, please do so and bring it Friday evening.  All the proceeds made from the bake sale will be put towards our fundraising efforts for the band trip to Disney!  Please respond to me avjsdj@gmail.com or by phone at 859-229-2153 (call or text) or  Jill Rosenkrantz at jrosenk@yahoo.com or by phone at 859-797-2653 (call or text) and let us know if you will be able to bring something to sell.
Please don’t forget to bring your checkbooks or cash to bid and purchase some GREAT items from our silent auction. Thank you in advance for all that you do to make our band program such a BIG success!  Amy Jennings  229-2153
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GOOD MORNING BLUE DEVIL BAND FAMILY!!: I hope everyone is having a great May thus far! Click link below for the Pops Concert Itinerary. With School releasing later there is no time for students to go home after school. Please plan on staying after. All Students need to be here at 4:00 to set up and stay after to clean up. There will be a sign out sheet that students will need to check out with when the Band Room and Gym are organized and cleaned to how they were before the concert. Concert attire is “Sunday Best” or “semi-formal attire.”  Coats, ties for the gentlemen, and dresses for the ladies are appropriate.  All professional black attire is also appropriate.  If you have questions concerning appropriate attire, please ask.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the Parent and Booster meeting tonight!!   Thanks,   Jeff Bayerle

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Couch to 5K Program

To band students and parents, I spoke to the students at the end of band camp Saturday about a program that my husband and I are starting to help them get conditioned for band camp in July.  Starting June 1st, we will be doing a modified version of the Couch to 5K running program. We use a run/walk method, and our goal is to build the group up to being able to run ¼ mile at a time with a 30 second walk break in between for 3 miles; however, any progress with running will be considered a success and will build endurance and confidence in your child.  The number one reason people get discouraged when trying a running program is that they start out too fast—this program builds slowly to encourage you to stay with it.

Note: This program is voluntary and is not sponsored by the Henry Clay H.S., Henry Clay Band or Band Boosters.

How will the program work?

  1. Interested students/families will sign up by May 30th.  There is no commitment except to yourself; however, we will have accountability measures in place to provide encouragement, and are working on incentives for participants.
  2. The plan calls for 3 workouts a week for about a half hour, with rest days in between—that’s it!  Once we get a roster of interested parties, we can decide on the days, but right now, it will likely be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (or Saturday) each week. We will meet at the Arboretum or Jacobson park (and may alternate to accommodate where participants live).  These locations have nice paths and work better for groups than sidewalks.  Our plan is to meet in the evening when the sun is not as hot (and to allow adults to join us). If we do Saturday instead of Friday, we can meet in the morning.
  3. The schedule will start on the week after school gets out for the summer, May 31st. That gives us 7 weeks to work up to 3 miles, or a 5K, before band camp starts.
  4. Ready to sign up?  Have questions? Please contact Kimberly Collins at 859-266-0004 (call or text) or by email at kjar4collins@gmail.com (or by responding to this email).  Include your name, whether you are a student or parent, whether or not you will need help with transportation, and the area of town where you live.
  5. Click link for more information: Couchto5KSupportProgram

**You do not have to be in marching band to participate!  Thanks!  Kimberly Collins  HC Band Parent

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2015 Band Finals Info

Dear Henry Clay Band Family,  See links below for the info for the Spring  Finals for each group. All Students have received this info and materials needed.

2015 Spring Wind Ensemble Final

2015 Spring Symphony Band Final

2015 Spring Concert Band Final

2015 Spring Percussion Final

2015 Spring Jazz Final

Thanks,  Jeff Bayerle

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Please Take the Disney Survey!

In preparation for the band’s possible upcoming trip to Disney, please take just a moment to answer a few questions to gauge your interest!  It will actually take you about 30 seconds!

The Henry Clay band has a chance to take a trip to Disney in February 2016 over Presidents’ Day weekend. We want to make this trip available for all members of every band, percussion, and color-guard.  For many students, and families, this could be a trip of a lifetime, and/or one of their fondest high school memories.  The band is scheduled to perform at Downtown Disney, attend a music clinic, visit Disney and Universal Parks, see the Blue Man group, and much more!  Based on our proposed itinerary, budget, and fundraising efforts we predict the trip will be in the $700-$900 range.  Obviously, we are considering additional fundraising to help offset the cost.

It would help our planning efforts greatly if you would please answer a few questions on the survey (link below) before the interest meeting on May 27th.   Again, it should only take you about 30 seconds.

Thank you so much.  Survey link: Disney Survey

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