Pep Band Info for Everyone

Dear Band Family,  I wanted to communicate some information about Pep Band to everyone.

All HC band students participate in pep band both for football and basketball, however, 2 of the 4 regular season football games this year will be marching band only games due to some logistical reasons.  Next Thursday, Oct. 2nd (Homecoming) will be a marching band only game.  Non Marchers would only need to be at the games on Friday October 17th and Friday October 24th unless our team hosts home playoff games, then those would be added as the playoff schedule is determined.

As far as basketball goes, we won’t know the schedule until late February when they draw for the district tournament and then it is based upon whether the boys/girls basketball teams win or not.  We usually do rotating basketball pep bands so students do not play every tournament game.

I hope this helps some!  Thanks for your support and effort this year!  Sincerely,  BILL KITE  DIRECTOR OF BANDS  HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL  (859) 381-3441  Follow on Twitter @henryclayband

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Spirit Wear – Marchers & Non-Marchers

I will be placing one last order for spirit wear on October 3rd.  If there is something you would still like to order, please email me.  I have extras of some things, but we can order something that I don’t have. However, I don’t have any show shirts left and we will not be ordering more of those.

The visors are finally in and I will them after practices.  We can also order backpacks if anyone is interested.  Mr. Bayerle has one and they are very nice.  They are black Adidas with small white trim.  It will have the logo and your name on the front.  They are $45.  I’m sure Mr. Bayerle will be glad to model his for you.

With the holidays just around the corner, these make great gifts.

Go Blue Band!!!!  Kristie Spencer

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8th Grade Band Night Slide Show

Dear HCMB Family, Please check out the wonderful slide show Ms. Wiggins put together of 8th Grade Band Night!  Thanks to all who helped to make it a great evening!


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Open House Tonight at 5:30 PM

Dear Band Family,  I wanted to remind everyone about the HCHS Open House this evening at 5:30 PM.  The procedure is slightly different this year.  Parents will not follow your student’s schedule as in years past.  It is truly “open” and parents may travel to any of your child’s classrooms as you wish at anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 PM.  The change is due to construction and parking issues, etc.

Mr. Bayerle and I will be in the band room (room 115) and look forward to seeing you!  Please come visit us tonight!

Thanks for all you do!  Sincerely,  BILL KITE  DIRECTOR OF BANDS  HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL  (859) 381-3441  Follow on Twitter @henryclayband

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Second Chance: Concert Wear Fitting

Mrs. Mullins and I will be measuring for Concert Wear again next Tuesday, September 9th, as we weren’t able to get to everyone last week.  Returning students, this is your 2nd chance to try on your concert wear to make sure it fits so that we can trade out if you need new pieces. If you don’t take care of it now, and find out in December that something doesn’t fit, I can’t guarantee we will have your size in stock.

If we still don’t get everyone that day, I will return at another date to finish, so if you’re new and haven’t been fitted, don’t panic :)

Let me know if you have any questions that I have not already addressed!

Kimberly Collins

266-0004 (no texting please)

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Concert Wear Reminder

***Reminder for returning band students–please try on your concert wear items to determine if you need to change sizes!  I will be measuring tomorrow!

Kimberly Collins  Concert Wear Chair

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Concert Wear

I hope everyone has had a smooth start to the school year!  It’s time to start measuring for concert wear!

For those who are new to the HC band program, you will be assigned concert wear to wear for performances with the HC band (dress for girls, tuxedo for boys).  I will be measuring students this Thursday (August 28th) during their regular class time.  We have several sizes in stock for students to try on, and after I am able to figure out what we need, I will place an order to cover items we need.  The first concert isn’t until December, but you will likely get your concert wear by October.  Please make every effort to be in class this Thursday :)

For returning students:  PLEASE try on your concert wear before Thursday to see if it still fits.  If it does not, you will need to be measured for replacement pieces (For instance, if your shirt still fits, but the pants don’t, we will only need to replace your pants).  You will need to bring back the pieces that don’t fit, but please make sure they are dry cleaned first (they don’t have to be in before Thursday).  If you turn them in without getting them cleaned, they will be given back to you.

Please do not wait until October or November to try the pieces on, because I may not have the size you need and I won’t be able to order them at that time to arrive on time.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 859-266-0004 (no texting please) or by email at

Thanks,  Kimberly Collins  Uniform and Concert Wear chair

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