Spirit wear orders are due tonight. Please send orders to Kristie Spencer at email@example.com tonight. Click on the order form below to see what we are offering and pricing.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) – 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
Friday, August 21st, will be the last day that I take orders for spirit wear, including show shirts, in order to receive it before the first competition. Please email me if you need to place an order.
Dear HC Band Family, Welcome Back to all as a new school year begins for the HC band program! We are excited to meet and greet all of our new members and families as we enter the 2015-16 school year!
Dear Band Family,
Welcome to a new year of exciting music, performances, and showmanship courtesy of the 2015-2016 Henry Clay High School Band!! Our directors, with the support of the Band Boosters, have planned a challenging and rewarding musical educational experience for the students in the coming year.If you are a new family to our program, prepare to be amazed by the artistic quality of the many facets of our program. Every one of our Bands, Ensemble, Colorguard, Percussion, and Steel Drum Band has won awards and recognition not only in Fayette County, but at the state, regional and national level! We hope that you take every opportunity to enjoy their performances. They may not always tell you, but your presence at their concerts and events means a great deal to your students – they like seeing you in the audience!
Parents of Band members know that our students will make life-long friends, sharing experiences they will never forget! They learn the value of commitment and dedication, and working together as a group to support each other and achieve remarkable goals. As parents, we have the same opportunities to make new friends as we work together to support the band and its many activities.
We encourage you to take an active role in your Booster organization by joining one of our committees, volunteering to help out in our Bingo program, helping out at the performances or helping out in any combination of these activities.
The success of the Henry Clay Band Program depends on the active participation of EACH ONE of our band family members. That does include working in our bingo program, helping with our fund raising and staying in good standing with the band program (keeping all fees paid). In order for our program to offer such diverse education opportunities, our annual budget for this coming school year is $190,000.00. That does not include the amazing trip to Disney in February that is planned for all our Band Kids. If you include that trip, our annual budget would be $206,000.00 for our new school year. The program needs your help and support. Our program is primarily supported through fund raising efforts of the Band Boosters organization. Once you get involved, you’ll work with a great group of parents and kids.
The directors and myself are looking forward to another great year and THANK YOU!!! to each one of you for your support and help to make our program the best part of your child’s high school education.
Tony Spencer/Booster President
Greetings, Band Family,
We still have a large number of students who have not made the first Disney trip payment, which is due now, the end of July. This trip is for all students who want to and are able to attend, but it requires students to be in good standing, which includes things like good attitude and grades, paying all band fees, attending all practices on time, participating in fundraising, and making timely payments.
If you are making payments (rather than paying the full amount), then each of the seven payments (July-January) is $115.
Also, parents and guardians, if you have not signed up your student via the online Disney trip sign-up form, please do so (many of you have done so – thanks!).
Thank you for all your support. The Band Boosters are pleased to commit $16,000 toward defraying costs for families (see our thermometer here on the band website for progress toward fundraising that amount). Your payments and continued fundraising support are other pieces that help make the trip a reality for our students!
Henry Clay Band Booster Officers
CORRECTION to Disney Payment Reminder:
The original paperwork for the Disney payment states that the first payment is due the END of July, and so we will keep that schedule. Thank you to the parents who pointed that out! Sorry for any confusion.
[Please note that the original post from yesterday has been updated and contains links to payment information.]