All-District Band Concert Cancelled

Dear HC Band Family,  We just received word that the All-District Band Concert is cancelled today.  Please see the message from the coordinator below:

“Due to many different circumstances we are going to have to cancel the concert for today.  Sorry for the late notice but I have been in discussion with many people and we feel this is the best option.”
Sorry for the inconvenience.  If students left anything at Bryan Station HS like an instrument or anything, please contact me or Mr. Bayerle as we will be going to clean up and gather anything belonging to HC.

Sincerely,  Bill Kite

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All-District Audition Times and Info

Dear HC Band Family, Welcome Back!  I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and spent some well deserved time with friends and family!

Big THANKS to all of those who continued working Bingo over the break!  Our program never stops :-) and similar to the summer months, it is important that everyone continues to contribute so everyone has a GREAT band experience!

We have a very busy spring so please be sure you are connected to our band calendar at

There will be some amazing performances and opportunities that you will not want to miss!

We jump right back in and have All-District Band Auditions THIS week on Thursday at Tates Creek High School.  Please see the below message from the coordinator.

From the coordinator:

[Click Link] Below are the auditions times for your students for Thursday night at Tates Creek High School.  Please make sure you read the following…

HC 2015 All-District Audition Times

*Arrive early, there will undoubtedly be cancellations/no shows

*If they have overlapping times with multiple auditions, go to earliest time or concert band audition first, then take a little time and make your way to the second audition or jazz audition

I have attached [Click Link Above] an Excel spreadsheet of audition times for your review.  Please check to make sure you are able to attend either the concert band and/or jazz band All-District Band weekends (last 2 weekends in January) if you are auditioning should you be selected!  Please be prepared and good luck!

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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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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