Please READ…it’ll only take 2 minutes :-)

Dear HC Band Family,

THANKS to everyone for all of your work at the Stadium this past weekend! We had a very successful installation again this year due to the outstanding commitment and work ethic of our families! We will finish up the installation part of that project this week. If you can help at 6:00 PM this Wednesday 9/2 or Friday 9/4, we would be grateful for your service!

I wanted to give everyone a “heads up” on the schedule this week as band events start approaching more rapidly and the semester is in full swing! No pun intended for our jazz folk :)


Mon. 8/31 (today)
All paperwork, fee payments, etc. are officially due
MB Rehearsal 3:45-7:15 PM* Note end time to make up for Open House tomorrow

Tues. 9/1
MB Rehearsal 3:45-5:00 PM
Open House 6:00 PM
Come see us in the band room! Mr. Bayerle and I would love to meet you and share our exciting program!

Wed. 9/2
Band Council meeting 3:30-4:30 PM

Thurs. 9/3
MB Rehearsal 3:45-7:15 PM
PACK the Parking Lot! Come check out our show performance around 7:05 PM! It is a fun production this year and the students are improving with each rehearsal!

Fri. 9/4
Home Football Game (Homecoming)- Marching Band Winds and Battery only are needed for this game. We will perform in arcs at halftime to accompany the homecoming court and announcements. Dress will be HC band shirt, black shorts, black socks, and black marching shoes (we will pass out new orders this week). Call time is 6:30 PM for marching band winds and battery on Friday.
Everyone else feel free to join the color guard and pit at the Stadium to finish seatback installation :)

**Also, we need the FINAL Disney trip participant list by this Friday, Sept. 4th. All deposits and 2nd payments are due or parents should have met with Mr. Bayerle and me.

Thanks to all who attended the band parent meeting last week! I realize it was tedious and some uncomfortable discussion arose for some, but it is important for our organization to grow together, continue communication, and work together! The first meeting of the school year is always the longest with a large amount of new business. We are committed to trying to hold meetings to an hour at most in the future. Thanks again, we appreciate your involvement in your child’s band experience and hope to see you again soon!

If I can be of service, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

(859) 381-3441
Follow on Twitter @henryclayband
Remind 101- Text @henryclayh to 81010

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Concert wear return instructions for outgrown items–deadline 9/11/15

For those students who have outgrown pieces of concert wear, you will need to bring back the outgrown items so I can determine what we have and what I need to order. Please turn in concert wear by Friday, September 11th (either clean or not cleaned with payment, see below).

We have a deal with Bluegrass Cleaners on Squires road (at Richmond Road)–full tux cleaning is $9 (pieces are $3.50 each), and dresses are $3.50.  Their sign says Newport Cleaners, but the business name has changed.  Please make sure you don’t leave your bow tie or cumberbund in the pockets, they may not notice them and they will get lost!  Gentlemen, please keep your bow tie and cumberbund.

**You may turn in your concert wear uncleaned with payment for the cleaning to HCBB.  There will be an extra $5 fee for this convenience, which will be a mini-fundraiser for the band.  I will take all of the items to be cleaned together after September 11th.

If your item has not been cleaned, please do not turn it in without payment ($14 for tuxes, $8.50 for dresses, made to HCBB if a check, in an envelope clearly marked with your name and what it’s for).  If your item has been cleaned, keep it in the plastic so I can tell that’s it’s ready to be restocked.  Also, please make sure your cleaned or uncleaned items are clearly marked with your name, and place them on the racks in the instrument room!

Questions, please contact Kimberly Collins at 859-266-0004 (call or text) or by replying to this email.

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Last chance for spirit wear orders

Spirit wear orders are due tonight. Please send orders to Kristie Spencer at  tonight. Click on the order form below to see what we are offering and pricing.

Order Form

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Concert wear fittings last time tomorrow 8/25!

I will be in symphonic band and concert band tomorrow, 8/25, to finish fittings for concert wear.  If you are a returning student, please make sure you have tried on your concert wear to determine if you need a different size.

Thanks,  Kimberly Collins

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Concert wear fitting Thursday 8/20

I will be fitting concert wear again tomorrow, Thursday 8/20,  for Symphonic band, 3rd hour percussion, and Wind Ensemble.

If you have not tried on your attire from last year to check the fit, please do so today–put it on your calendar with your homework assignments if you have to!

Returning students, if you walk in tomorrow and tell me you haven’t tried anything on, I will not do measurements “just in case,” as this is your third notice about it.

Kimberly Collins  859-266-0004

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Stadium Seating Fundraiser

Dear Band Families,

In ten days, on August 28 and 29, we will install more than 5000 seatbacks in UK’s Commonwealth Stadium. This fundraiser (installation and removal) raises over $8,000 for the Henry Clay bands. It’s a big job, but with everyone involved and working hard, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it gets done.

We will work in four shifts, three Friday night and one Saturday afternoon. All HC Band students are expected to sign up for and participate in one of these shifts. As with all HC Band activities, parent support is crucial to our success.

Shift A (Friday, 5:00-9:00 p.m.) will mark seatback locations and distribute mounting hardware. We need 25 students and at least 5 adults for this shift.

Shift B (Friday, 6:00-10:00 p.m.) will begin installation. We need 75 students and at least 15 adults for this shift.

Shift C (Friday, 7:00-11:00 p.m.) will complete installation. We need 50 students and at least 10 adults for this shift.

Shift D (Saturday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.) will check all seatback placements and make any needed adjustments.

Water and snacks will be provided, but please be sure to eat supper (Friday) or lunch (Saturday) before you arrive. No special skills with tools are required. If you can, please bring a 9/16-inch socket (hand or cordless drill-mount) or wrench, and vise-grips. Make sure to mark or label your tools.

Student sign-up sheets will be posted in the band room Tuesday. Parent sign-up sheets will be available Thursday at the end of marching rehearsal and Monday at the band booster meeting. Parents can also sign up via e-mail ( – please be sure to include what shift you can work and if you are willing to be a parent team leader.

On the following Friday, September 4, the color guard will install any additional seatbacks purchased during the week after the main installation. This team will work from 6:00-10:00 p.m. All color guard members are expected to participate, and any band parents who are available are encouraged to sign up.

If you have questions, e-mail Jennifer B. or call or text her cell, 859/940-9154.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Jennifer Barricklow and Tim Sorenson
Stadium Seatback Fundraiser Coordinators

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Reminder To ALL Band Students: Please Try On Your Concert Wear

This is a quick reminder for returning band students–please try on your concert wear before tomorrow (8/18) to determine if you need to be fitted for a new size!

And for new students, please make every effort to be at school Tuesday to be fitted during your class time!
Kimberly Collins

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