Pops Concert EXTRA Tables

Good morning Henry Clay Band Family!  We were able to add some additional tables by moving the silent auction section up near the bleachers.  We have  4 tables left for reservation.  The available tables will be located where the silent auction was set up last year.  Remember you do not have to purchase a whole table – if you only need a few seats you can buy those as well at $5 a seat.  Please contact me ASAP and let me know if you need one.   As a reminder – Payment is due at the time the reservation is made.  You may send your payment with your child to the band box in an envelope with my name on it.  You may contact me at  avjsdj@gmail.com or by phone at 859-229-2153 (call or text).
I also wanted to to let everyone know that Jill Rosenkrantz will be setting up a table near the silent auction area and selling baked goods.  If you would like to make something and individually wrap it to sell, please do so and bring it Friday evening.  All the proceeds made from the bake sale will be put towards our fundraising efforts for the band trip to Disney!  Please respond to me avjsdj@gmail.com or by phone at 859-229-2153 (call or text) or  Jill Rosenkrantz at jrosenk@yahoo.com or by phone at 859-797-2653 (call or text) and let us know if you will be able to bring something to sell.
Please don’t forget to bring your checkbooks or cash to bid and purchase some GREAT items from our silent auction. Thank you in advance for all that you do to make our band program such a BIG success!  Amy Jennings  229-2153
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GOOD MORNING BLUE DEVIL BAND FAMILY!!: I hope everyone is having a great May thus far! Click link below for the Pops Concert Itinerary. With School releasing later there is no time for students to go home after school. Please plan on staying after. All Students need to be here at 4:00 to set up and stay after to clean up. There will be a sign out sheet that students will need to check out with when the Band Room and Gym are organized and cleaned to how they were before the concert. Concert attire is “Sunday Best” or “semi-formal attire.”  Coats, ties for the gentlemen, and dresses for the ladies are appropriate.  All professional black attire is also appropriate.  If you have questions concerning appropriate attire, please ask.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the Parent and Booster meeting tonight!!   Thanks,   Jeff Bayerle

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2015 Band Finals Info

Dear Henry Clay Band Family,  See links below for the info for the Spring  Finals for each group. All Students have received this info and materials needed.

2015 Spring Wind Ensemble Final

2015 Spring Symphony Band Final

2015 Spring Concert Band Final

2015 Spring Percussion Final

2015 Spring Jazz Final

Thanks,  Jeff Bayerle

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Please Take the Disney Survey!

In preparation for the band’s possible upcoming trip to Disney, please take just a moment to answer a few questions to gauge your interest!  It will actually take you about 30 seconds!

The Henry Clay band has a chance to take a trip to Disney in February 2016 over Presidents’ Day weekend. We want to make this trip available for all members of every band, percussion, and color-guard.  For many students, and families, this could be a trip of a lifetime, and/or one of their fondest high school memories.  The band is scheduled to perform at Downtown Disney, attend a music clinic, visit Disney and Universal Parks, see the Blue Man group, and much more!  Based on our proposed itinerary, budget, and fundraising efforts we predict the trip will be in the $700-$900 range.  Obviously, we are considering additional fundraising to help offset the cost.

It would help our planning efforts greatly if you would please answer a few questions on the survey (link below) before the interest meeting on May 27th.   Again, it should only take you about 30 seconds.

Thank you so much.  Survey link: Disney Survey

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Jazz Assessment Recap and Upcoming Events!

Dear Band Family,  I hope everyone had an enjoyable Mother’s Day yesterday!  Thanks to all of our amazing band moms for all you do each and every day for all of our band students not just your own!  Our band moms are the backbone of our great band family here at HC and we are grateful for each of you!

To recap the weekend, congratulations to the HC Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble for wonderful performances at our State Jazz Assessment!  Both HC jazz bands scored unanimous distinguished ratings and the judges were thoroughly impressed with the depth and quality of our jazz program.  Many comments were made about the hard work our students do to prepare to perform this unique style of music and the maturity of the ensemble sounds!

Thanks to all of the students and the handful of parents who worked 5+ hours on Friday night and over the course of 15 hours on Saturday through 32 jazz band performances by groups from all over the state of Kentucky!  It was the largest state jazz event in Kentucky history.  The festival would not happen successfully without committed students and parent leadership working to keep warm ups, performances, and clinics running on schedule.  Thanks again!

It has been a great year and there are a few more great experiences for our band students!

Please see the below upcoming schedule:

Mon. 5/11 (tonightBand Banquet at Immanuel Baptist Church at 6:00 PM.  We will eat, honor our seniors, and present awards!  It is always one of my favorite nights of the year!  We look forward to seeing you there.

Tues. 5/12 Spring Marching Band Percussion Training 5-8 PM

Wed. 5/13 Steel Band GOLD rehearsal 4:00 PM

Thurs. 5/14 Symphonic Band rehearsal 4-6 PM

Fri. 5/15 Spring Marching Band Percussion Training 5-8 PM

Sat. 5/16 Marching Band Mini Camp 9:00 AM-3:00 PM for all students interested in participating in marching band next summer/fall.  Lunch will be provided by the HC Band and we are bringing in Leadership/Team Building clinicians from Asbury University to work with the band.

Important future Dates
Fri. 5/22– HC Band Pops Concert at 6:00 PM in the gym
Sat. 5/30– HC Graduation Ceremony at Rupp Arena at 1:00 PM.  Call time is 11:00 AM at HC for non seniors (seniors meet at Rupp).  All current, future wind ensemble members (except 8th grade students), and seniors will perform.

Please keep checking the calendar for end of year rehearsals, etc.  Also, the summer band camp schedule is up in addition to the Marching Band dates in the fall!

One last thing, I had total left hip replacement in Feb. and everything went very well.  Thanks to you all for your gracious notes,dinners, prayers, support, etc. (special thanks to the crew that shoveled snow during that time too :-).  My family and I appreciate you all very much!  I will have surgery on the right side this Wed. 5/13 and will be out until the 2nd to last day of school.  I will be able to respond to messages, etc. but please bear with me for the first few days after surgery.  I should be like new for marching band this summer!

Thanks to all for your support of the program!  Mr. Bayerle and I can’t think of a better band family than our family at HC!   Sincerely,  BILL KITE  DIRECTOR OF BANDS  HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL  (859) 381-3441 william.kite@fayette.kyschools.us  http://www.henryclayband.org  Follow on Twitter @henryclayband Remind 101- Text @henryclayh to 81010

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KMEA State Jazz Assessment Begins Tomorrow Fri. May 8!

Dear Band Family,

The KMEA State Jazz Assessment begins tomorrow Fri. May 8th at HC!  Click here for the final schedule and list of volunteer assignments for your review.  I could still use a parent or 2 to help on Saturday with supervision if anyone is available.

Some reminders for Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble students as I will not be sending out an official itinerary.  The attached schedule should serve as the itinerary.

I need to meet ALL students who are helping on Friday at 4:30 PM in the band room so they can receive specific job instructions.  Students should begin setting up for the assessment shortly after school and will need to eat dinner on their own.  ALL Lab Band students should be in place ready to warm up and wearing ALL BLACK by 5:00 PM on the theater stage.  Lab Band performs at 5:30 PM to open the festival!

For those helping on Saturday, I will need to meet ALL students at 7:20 AM in the theater for job instructions.  ALL Jazz Ensemble students should be in ALL BLACK attire and in place ready to warm up by 7:30 AM on Saturday morning.  Please do NOT be late.  Jazz Ensemble performs at 8:00 AM to begin Day 2 of the Festival!  For students working all day on Saturday, food will be provided.

Please come out to support the jazz students performing!  Everyone is welcome to attend any performance or clinic during the assessment weekend!

Thanks for your help and support!


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

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Directors’ Gifts

We are collecting money for the Director’s gifts that we give them at the Band Banquet each year. Please give any donation that you feel like contributing to Donna Cox by this Friday. The best way is probably just to put it in an envelope marked Donna and have your student drop it in the band box.

Thank you in advance for any donation that you feel you can make. We have such great Band Directors and we want them to feel our appreciation for all of the hard work that they do above and beyond what is required of them.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the Band Banquet on Monday.

Thank you,

Donna Cox

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