Hospitality needs snacks for Disney trip

Good morning, Parents,
The Hospitality Committee needs individually wrapped snacks for the Disney trip this week. If you are able to contribute, please take them to band room after practice Tuesday.
Thank you!
Henry Clay Band Boosters

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KMEA Conference details for this Thursday, Feb. 4th

Dear Jazz Families,

We are wrapping up an exciting preparation process for our KMEA Conference performance on Thursday in Louisville!  I have attached the itinerary for the day again for your review!

The most IMPORTANT detail is students should bring a bag lunch to eat on the bus or upon arrival at the KY International Convention Center in Louisville.  We will meet with all Jazz Ensemble, Lab Band, and parents riding the bus at 9:15 AM in the band room and depart HC at 9:30 AM.

Currently, this is the list I have riding the charter bus to and from Louisville this Thursday, Feb. 4th:

LAB BAND
Chris Abbey
Trip Church
Grant Dolen
Gisela Esquivel
David Ewing
Clifton Grady
Jacob Grant
Christian Hash
Conner Holt
Claire Jicha
Matthew Kingkade
Armaan McCoy
John Newton
Elijah Pike
Alex Ritchie
Maddi Rosenkrantz
Noah Scott
Kyle Stepter
Ally Tripure
Kevin Ung
Braedon Young
JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Kirby Beard
Jordan Bell
James Gooding
Tyler Gorman
Alex Johnson
Cole Privott
Jonathan Quevedo
Gabe Rivera
Trey Roberts
Lucas Sandford
Darrien Smithpeter
Jordan Snider
Tristan Taylor
PARENTS/CHAPERONES
Jeff Bayerle- director
Eric Bolander- teacher
Debbie Stepter
Tom Bensberg
Adam Martin
Marisol Martin
Tammy O’Donnell
Jim O’Donnell

The charter bus will stop at the Cheesecake Factory on the way home for dinner and will arrive back at HC apx 7:00 PM.

I had received conflicting information earlier about passes to attend the performance.  I was able to confirm yesterday from a KMEA director that parents and family members DO need a pass to attend the performance, but all audience members need to do is request one at the registration desk on the ground floor of the KY International Convention Center when they arrive.  They are not reserved, but there will be plenty of space for everyone who wishes to attend.

After getting your pass at the registration desk on the ground floor of the Convention Center, go up 2 sets of escalators to the performance hall in rooms 207-209 in KICC.  You can’t miss it!  Feel free to ask any of the attendants if you have any questions.

Our performance begins at 12:55 PM on Thurs. Feb. 4th.  We look forward to a great experience!

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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Jazz Ensemble at Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington Green TONIGHT at 7:15 PM

Dear Band Family, If you are tired of staying inside due to the snow and cold, please come out to Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington Green TONIGHT to check out the Henry Clay Jazz Ensemble performing as the opening act to the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra!

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students!  The show starts at 7:15 PM!

It should be a great show!!  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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Band Events this week!

Dear Band Family,  I hope all have stayed safe and warm during the snow storm! We have a big week ahead!

We have a 2 hour delay tomorrow. I would like to try to rehearse the jazz ensemble at 9:30 AM in the band room to prepare for our Comedy Club gig tomorrow night. This will be voluntary, but if you can make it, please be there.

Schedule for the week:

Mon. 1/25
Jazz Ensemble performs at Comedy Off Broadway to open for DOJO at 7:15 PM. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.
Call time for the jazz band is 6:30 PM at COB in ALL black attire.

Tues. 1/26
Disney Trip Rehearsal
4-6 PM
MANDATORY pre trip meeting at 6:30 PM in the band room for all participating members and a parent

Wed. 1/27
Steel Band BLUE Rehearsal 3:45-6 PM

Thurs. 1/28
All-District Jazz Band at HC
Please get your $30 folder fees in

Fri. 1/29
All District Jazz Band 9 AM-5 PM

Sat. 1/30
All District Jazz Band

Please stay tuned to the website and any updates on FB, Twitter, or email.  Sincerely,  Bill Kite

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Outstanding Band Fees

Dear Band Family,
This is a reminder if you still owe band fees for this year they are due ASAP. We still have students that have balances on their account. Over the next few weeks, Brian and I will be sending an email out to families that have outstanding balances on their account. Please keep in mind that in order for us to keep providing the experience that our students receive each year from our band program, it takes a lot of financial help, and band fees are part of that. If anyone has questions around their band fees or would like to know what they owe, please feel free to email me at spencer4460@gmail.com or let the Band Directors know. Thank you for your support around this.
Tony Spencer
Band Booster President

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Schedule details, reminders, and information

Dear Band Family,  I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!  We have a variety of events approaching quickly so I wanted to pass along some reminders and updated information.

Please note the upcoming HC Band schedule below:

Tues. 1/19 (today)
Disney Rehearsal 4-6 PM
Band Parent meeting 7:00 PM…please come support our program.

Wed. 1/20
Steel Band GOLD Rehearsal 3:45-6 PM

Thurs. 1/21
All-District Band Rehearsals begin at Bryan Station HS 6-9 PM

Fri. 1/22
All-District Band at Bryan Station HS 9:30 AM-5 PM

Sat. 1/23
All-District Band at Bryan Station HS
Dress Rehearsal 9:30-10:30 AM
All-District Concert at Bryan Station HS Auditorium 11:00 AM

Next Week

Mon. 1/25
HC Jazz performs at Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington Green opening for DOJO 7:15 PM
Call time is 6:30 PM for the band and attire is ALL professional BLACK
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students

Tues. 1/26
Disney Rehearsal 4-6 PM
MANDATORY Disney Pretrip meeting at 6:30 PM in the band room for all participating students and a parent
ALL Band Fees and Final Disney Payments are DUE by this date and meeting.

Wed. 1/27
Steel Band BLUE Rehearsal 3:45-6 PM

Thurs. 1/28
All-District Jazz Rehearsals begin at Henry Clay HS 6-9 PM

Fri. 1/29
All-District Jazz at Henry Clay HS 9 AM-5 PM

Sat. 1/30
All-District Jazz at Henry Clay HS
Dress Rehearsal TBA
Concert at 11:00 AM in HC theater

Updated INFO:
If FCPS goes on a delay at the beginning of a school day due to weather, there will be NO zero hour classes including jazz rehearsals.

There is impending bad weather approaching this week.  The folks organizing All-District Band are checking out possible dates to reschedule the event.  Stay tuned for updates.

Students should bring instruments home every day after school in case of unexpected school closures.  They will have plenty of time to practice :)

Thanks for your effort and support!  Please continue to check the band online calendar at www.henryclayband.org

Sincerely,

Bill Kite  Director of Bands  Henry Clay High School

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KMEA Conference Itinerary Thurs. Feb. 4

Dear Jazz Families, Click link below for the KMEA Conference Performance Itinerary for Thursday, February 4th.  Please note all details.  There is also information about next week’s Comedy Off Broadway gig for jazz ensemble students.

HCJE KMEA Conference Itinerary 2-4-16

We are planning on bringing all Lab Band students with the Jazz Ensemble students on the charter bus to come watch the performance in Louisville on Thursday, Feb. 4th.  All students riding the charter bus that day should BRING A BAG LUNCH.  We will stop for dinner on the way home.  Please note the time we will return to Henry Clay HS.

We are looking forward to an exciting few upcoming weeks!  Please come out to see the band open for DOJO next Monday, January 25th.  That performance begins at 7:15 PM at COB in Lexington Green.  Please note ticket prices.

That will be our last preview before the performance at the KMEA conference!  Parents and family wishing to attend the performance in Louisville on Thursday, February 4th should contact me to reserve a pass if you have not already done so.

Sincerely,  Bill Kite  Director of Bands  Henry Clay High School

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