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.
Thanks, Jeff Bayerle
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
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 (tonight) Band 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 email@example.com http://www.henryclayband.org Follow on Twitter @henryclayband Remind 101- Text @henryclayh to 81010
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!
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.