Chaperone for Basketball at EKU

Hello everyone! Next week (dates and times currently unknown) we will need chaperones for the pep band that will perform at the basketball games at Eastern Kentucky University.

We need two chaperones for each game.

Mr. Bayerle will let me know as soon as he knows when the games are scheduled.  The games will be in the evenings.

Please be on the look out for an e-mail from me sometime on Sunday.  If you are able to chaperone, please let me know ASAP.

Thanks  Melissa Jones  351-4007

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Dear Henry Clay Band Family,   Thank you to everyone that has volunteered to play with the pep band on Tuesday. Currently I am short people. Mr. Kite as agreed to start the Wind Ensemble Brass/Perc Sectionals 15 minutes early and to end 15 minutes early to allow those people to participate.  Below is the list of needs. If I do not get the proper needs by 8 PM tonight, I will begin assigning everyone in the program a day to play this week.

4 Saxes
3 Trumpets
4 Horns/Mellophone
2 Baritones
1 Tuba
3 Percussion

 Thanks,  Jeff Bayerle

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Schedule update and announcements– IMPORTANT

Dear Band Family,  I hope everyone is safe and staying warm during the weather this week.  I wanted to touch base concerning our band schedule and several changes.

You have already probably heard that school has been cancelled for the rest of the week.  This means that the Talents of the Bands show led by the Band Council scheduled for Friday 2/20 is postponed.  The Solo and Ensemble Festival at Lexington Catholic HS scheduled for thisSaturday 2/21 is also postponed along with any other honor band events, etc.
The Wind Ensemble Brass/Percussion Sectional that was cancelled yesterday will be rescheduled for next Tuesday 2/24 from 4-6 PM.  Brass, Percussion, and Woodwind (WW on original schedule) sections in Wind Ensemble will ALL have sectionals next Tuesday after school.
Please remember Pep Band begins next week on Monday 2/23 starting with our District Basketball Tournaments.  Mr. Bayerle will send out more info in the near future.
Also please remember, ALL of our ensembles have ambitious programs approaching in the near future and all students should continue practicing and preparing for upcoming Smart Music tests and the music for each concert.
Jazz Ensemble, Lab Band, and both 1st and 3rd period Percussion Ensembles have the Percussion/Jazz Extravaganza concert in a few short weeks on March 26 and should be preparing outside of school.
Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble students should continue preparing music for multiple performances in April.  Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will hold to the Smart Music test schedules published early in the semester.  Please be preparing and if a school computer is needed, record assignments immediately upon returning to school next week.
In addition to our increasingly busy schedule, I wanted to give everyone a “heads up” that I will be out for a couple of weeks beginning nextWed. 2/25.  I will be having hip replacement surgery on Wed. and will then be trying to recover and rehabilitate.  I will return messages as quickly as I am able, but please bear with me during that time.
Thanks to all for your continued work at Bingo each week for our program along with all of the other support you lend to keep our band program strong and thriving!
Sincerely,  Bill Kite  Director of Bands  Henry Clay High School
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Zero Hour Memo

Dear Band Family,

Please read the below message from Mr. Quenon.

On Jan 30, 2015, at 2:48 PM, Quenon, Greg <> wrote:

All Zero Hour classes will be canceled if we are on a delayed schedule.  There is a winter storm warning  for this Sunday evening and this information was shared with me this afternoon.  Please communicate this information to your students this afternoon if possible.

Have a great weekend!

Gregory E. Quenon
Henry Clay High School
2100 Fontaine Road
Lexington, KY 40502

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Lab Band cancelled tomorrow morning

Dear Band Family,  Lab Band is cancelled tomorrow morning due to All-District Jazz Bands  rehearsing at HC.

Feel free to come out to support the All-District Jazz Bands in concert Saturday at 11:00 AM in the HC theater!

Looking forward to seeing our students rehearse and perform with the bands!

Sincerely,  Bill Kite

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2 Hour Delay today: HC WILL have 0 Hour Jazz Rehearsals

Dear Band Family,  There is a 2 hour delay from school today. Henry Clay HS 0 Hour classes continue normally so BOTH Jazz Ensemble and Lab Band WILL rehearse at 9:30 AM.

Thanks,  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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