Volunteers Needed at Concerts

Hello Band Family,

I’m looking for volunteers to help out with Kroger Community Rewards signups before the two upcoming December concerts (12/2 and 12/9). You can volunteer for one or both.

Specifically, we’ll be helping people sign up to link their Kroger Plus Cards to benefit Henry Clay Band Boosters. We’ll have iPads available as well as instructions on handouts. You do not need to be a technical wizard to do this; we’ll meet up a little early and run through the steps.

If you’ve been looking for a way to help, this is a great low-stress / high-impact opportunity! Feel free to comment below to let me know if you would like to join us, what questions you have, and which night(s) you’ll be available. You can also reach me at patsy.carruthers@uky.edu

Thank you,

Patsy Carruthers

Communications Secretary

Henry Clay Band Boosters

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Concert Wear is ready for pickup!

Dear Band Family, The Concert Wear is ready for pickup!  The students will need these pieces for their concert on December 9th (the Jazz percussion concert on December 2nd is all black dress).  Please have your student pick up their items as soon as possible before Thanksgiving break.  This will give you time to do any length alterations if needed.  Please also make sure the pieces fit correctly in case we need to trade out sizes.  I had the students try on everything when we measured so the sizes should be correct, but I can make mistakes :)

If anyone would like to make a little extra money altering hems, let me know and I will pass it along to the band family.  It is your responsibility to alter length on Concert Wear, and students keep it home for the length of their time as students at Henry Clay (trading out pieces if they outgrow them).

All new students in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band will have pieces to pick up.  Most (but not all) of the percussion students will have pieces to pick up.  If you’re not sure, please ask me.  We had several students who needed new sizes–if you have not turned in your outgrown pieces, please have them dry cleaned and returned as soon as possible so we have some back up pieces.  You can get a discount at Bluegrass Cleaners at Squires and Richmond Rd–Tuxedos are $10 for all pieces, and Dresses are $3.50.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I can be reached by phone or text at 859-266-0004 or by email at kjar4collins@gmail.com  Thanks!  Kimberly Collins  Concert Wear chair  kjar4collins@gmail.com

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1st Round All-State Audition Results!

Congratulations to the following HC Band students on advancing through the 1st round of all-state band auditions tonight at Tates Creek HS!

Flute: Julia D’Orazio, Angela Tseng

Clarinet: Lucy Wan, Luke Cave, Drew Sorenson, Kaylyn Torkelson

Bass Clarinet: Evelynn Esquivel, Drew Sorenson

Oboe: Viviana Ortiz

Baritone Sax: Anthony Baldwin

Horn: Kelsey Halbert, Kane Dayton

Trumpet: Grace Goulson, Cassadi Cordea, Jade Curless, Zac Byrd

Trombone: Noah Tolson

Baritone: Noah Tolson

Tuba: Robbie Reed

Mallets: Cameron Pettyjohn

Thanks to all who went through the audition process and spent time preparing the music! This process is a great learning experience and proves to be valuable regardless of the result.

We look forward to a strong final round of auditions at John Hardin HS on Saturday, December 13th!  Sincerely,
Bill Kite Director of Bands Henry Clay High School

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Remind 101 for Band Parents and Upcoming Schedule

Dear Band Family,  If parents would like to receive text message reminders for upcoming band events, we have moved to a new account.  Please text “@henryclayh” to “81010″  I will use this in addition to all of the other forms of communication to help remind our band family of upcoming schedule items and events.

Maddie Wheeler (co band council president) will continue to use the same student Remind 101 account.

Thanks to all for your support and work!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Upcoming Schedule: Tues. (today) 11/18:  1st round all state audition at Tates Creek HS. Register between 5:30-6:30 PM.  Have $5 exact cash.  Auditions begin at 6 PM.  Results should be out by tomorrow morning.

Thurs. 11/20:  Wind Ensemble Rehearsal with percussion 4-6 PM

Mon. 11/24:  Jazz Ensemble performs at Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington Green opening for the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra.  Jazz Band call time is 6:30 PM…dress is all black.  Show starts at 7:15 PM.  Tickets may be purchased at the door.

$10 cover $5 for students  or call 271.JOKE (5653) for reservations

Please come out to support the jazz ensemble next Monday!  Thanks to all!

Sincerely,  BILL KITE  DIRECTOR OF BANDS  HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL  (859) 381-3441  william.kite@fayette.kyschools.us  www.henryclayband.org  Follow on Twitter @henryclayband Remind 101- Text @henryclayh to 81010

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All-State Band Audition Info

Good Morning Blue Devil Band Family!!  This is a reminder about first round All-State Auditions next Tuesday, November 18th.  Registration will be done on site, but students should have the form filled out (with thier signature and a directors) prior to their arrival at Tates Creek High School.  Registration will begin at 5:30and will end at 6:30.  They need to make sure they arrive prior to registration closing to ensure that they can audition.  Auditions will begin at 6:00.

Students will need to pay for their audition when they register.  Students should pay in cash and exact change would be greatly appreciated.  They will need to pay for each instrument on which they are auditioning.  The fee per audition at the district level is $5.00.

Please contact us with any questions!  Sincerely,   Jeff Bayerle

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Backpack Orders

The backpacks are supposed to be delivered to school today.  I will be in the band room tonight after practice to hand them out.  If you have not already paid, please do so and if you still owe for any spirit wear please pay that as well so we can close out all the orders.  Thanks

Kristie Spencer  kspencer4460@gmail.com

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Spirit Wear

Band Family,  All spirit wear money is due this week.  If you have not paid for your items, please give your money to me or put it in the band box marked spirit wear.  Checks are payable to HCBB.  If you haven’t picked up your items from me, I will be in the parking lot by the band room after practice in the blue Corolla.  Please make sue to get your money in this week.

Many of you have said you want to order the backpacks.  I will place another order for those this Friday the 24th.  In order to get them before BOA, we will have to get the order in quickly.  Email me with how you want your name to appear.  The cost is $45.  You may give the money to me or put it in the band box marked spirit wear.

Kristie Spencer  kspencer4460@gmail.com

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