Big Week Ahead!

Dear Band Family,  I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend!  We have a BIG week ahead of us for the HC Band program!

Just a few schedule reminders as we enter this busy week:
Mon. (tomorrow) 3/23
Mr. Dave Shelton (guest pianist/clinician) will be in to work with the Jazz Ensemble 7:30 AM.  All HCJE members, please be present and on time to work with our guest.
Program Auditions for placement for next year will be held in each class.
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 4-6 PM
Wed. 3/25
Scott Atchison (director of athletic bands at UK) will be in to rehearse our 2nd and 4th period bands.
Steel Bands BLUE and GOLD will rehearse starting at 3:45 PM.  Justin will cover concert details and go over concert order of performance.
Thurs. 3/26
Mr. Dave Shelton (guest pianist/clinician) will in to work with the LAB Band at 7:30 AM.  All Lab Band members, please be present and on time to work with our guest.
Percussion/Jazz Extravaganza at 7:00 PM in our theater!  Should be a great concert featuring Steel Bands, 1st hour Percussion, 3rd hour Percussion, Morton MS Jazz, Lab Band, and Jazz Ensemble!  Mr. Shelton will be our special guest!  Everyone should attend and support our band students in performance!  We’ll all have to DVR the Cats, but it will be worth it :-)
I will be out of town from late Monday evening to late Thursday afternoon for a concert assessment in Louisville.  I will return emails as soon as I can each evening if you have any questions.
Please begin planning for the month of April with the calendar at www.henryclayband.org after our spring break!  We have many great concert performances quickly approaching when we return to school on April 6!
Special thanks to all those who continue working so hard to raise money to keep our band program operating through Bingo each week!
We are in need of parent volunteers to help our Bingo fundraiser.  If you can be of service and help the HC Band, please contact me.  Your help will be invaluable and will provide us the opportunity to continue giving our students the best possible band experience!
Thanks for your support!  Sincerely,  Bill Kite  Director of Bands  Henry Clay High School
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Percussion/Jazz Extravaganza next Thursday March 26 Itinerary

Dear Band Family, Click link below for the Percussion/Jazz Extravaganza Itinerary for next Thursday March 26th.  Please review all details carefully and be sure all students are prepared.

2015 Perc-Jazz Extravaganza Itinerary

We will feature the Steel Bands, 1st hour Percussion, 3rd hour Percussion, Morton MS Jazz Band, HC Lab Band, and HC Jazz Ensemble with special guest, Mr. Dave Shelton on piano.

It will be a GREAT night of music for our program!  Please come out to support the hard working band students next Thursday in our theater at 7:00 PM!

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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MISSING Jazz Ensemble Listening Assignments

Dear Jazz Ensemble members,  If you are receiving this message, you are missing 1 or more Jazz Listening Assignments.  There are currently 8 Listening AssignmentsDUE (dates 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/13, 2/20, 3/6, 3/13) that count as a major portion of the semester grade in class.  A few students have not completed 6, 7, or all of the assignments.  Please see student grades via Infinite Campus to confirm.  Students may make up Listening Assignments for partial credit.  There will be 17 total tests and a Log due by the end of May so please get caught up.

Please complete these assignments as soon as possible and feel free to email me with any questions.  Sincerely,  BILL KITE  DIRECTOR OF BANDS HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL  (859) 381-3441   william.kite@fayette.kyschools.us  www.henryclayband.org  Follow on Twitter @henryclayband  Remind 101- Text @henryclayh to 81010

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PEP BAND UPDATE 3/8/2015 5:28PM

Good Afternoon Henry Clay Band Family,  Our girls team had a hard fought loss earlier today. Our boys team will play tomorrow night. Call time will be 6:15 PM in the Band Room. I will confirm rosters with students during their class time tomorrow. Thank you to everyone for your flexibility and hard work with this years Pep Band Fun.

Thanks,   Jeff Bayerle

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PEP BAND IS PLAYING SUNDAY

Dear Henry Clay Band Family,  Our Girls team won this evening and I have received confirmation on buses. This means the Pep Band will play at the Regional Championship. Call time is 1:00 PM at Henry Clay. You will need to wear your Henry Clay Band T-shirt. Also, remember to move your clocks forward an hour!  Below is the current roster. If I missed your name or you want to be added, email Mr. Bayerle ASAP.

Parents, please see post below about chaperone needs.  Thanks,   Jeff

PEP BAND
Sunday March 8th
Name Instrument
Allison Pin Baritone
Mark Marji Baritone
Isabella Brooks-Bell Baritone
Jacob Ferguson Baritone
Chris Lucero Bassoon
Vivi Ortiz Clarinet
Drew Sorenson Clarinet
Zion Walker Clarinet
Madison Kamer Clarinet
Caitlyn Mullins Flute
Gisela Esquivel Flute
Elijah Pike Flute
Lily Kaufman Mello
Connor West Mello
Ashley Hill Perc
Maribeth Nichols Perc
Felix Satin Perc
Hosiah Dixon-Hunt Perc
Jacob Lowe Perc
Kirby Beard Perc
Sam Nichols Perc
Lydia Spencer Sax
Andrew Collins Sax
Noah Beckett Sax
Anthony Baldwin Sax
Austin Hocker Trombone
Elyiss Doziar Trombone
Braedon Young Trombone
Jordan Bell Trombone
Chris Abbey Trumpet
Jordan Snider Trumpet
Kyle Wells Trumpet
Trey Roberts Trumpet
Reagan Cox Trumpet
Tyler Gorman Trumpet
Ben Grossman Tuba
Robbie Reed Tuba
Alex Johnson Tuba
Isaiah Hickey
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Pep Band Chaperones

Congratulations to the girls and boys basketball teams!

The girls play tomorrow at EKU at 3:00.  It was a great game tonight – come support them tomorrow.  Tickets are only $6.00.

The boys will play Monday and, if they win, Tuesday evenings.

I still need ONE chaperone for Monday and ONE chaperone for Tuesday.

Please let me know ASAP if you can help.

Thanks again to Sarah Abbey, Tony Spencer and Vyvann Opp.

Melissa  859-351-4007

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PEP BAND UPDATE 3/7/2015 5:20 pm

Dear Henry Clay Band Family, Thank you to everyone that has volunteered to play with the pep band on Sunday. I am short many students. I am in need of 25-30 more students on all instruments.  I am also still waiting on confirmation that we have buses for tomorrow. If the Girls win tonight and we have buses, then we will be playing tomorrow. The Boys team won today meaning the pep band will play on Monday night.  Below is the list of students who have signed up for Pep Band on Sunday. Please continue to send me emails if you want your name added to list for tomorrow and/or Monday.

Thanks,  Jeff Bayerle

Name Instrument
Allison Pin Baritone
Mark Marji Baritone
Isabella Brooks-Bell Baritone
Vivi Ortiz Clarinet
Drew Sorenson Clarinet
Zion Walker Clarinet
Caitlyn Mullins Flute
Lily Kaufman Mello
Connor West Mello
Ashley Hill Perc
Maribeth Nichols Perc
Lydia Spencer Sax
Andrew Collins Sax
Noah Beckett Sax
Austin Hocker Trombone
Elyiss Doziar Trombone
Chris Abbey Trumpet
Jordan Snider Trumpet
Kyle Wells Trumpet
Ben Grossman Tuba
Robbie Reed Tuba
Isaiah Hickey
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