Dear HC Band Family, First, a BIG thanks to the more than 80 dedicated parents who came out to our parent meeting last night! I would like to encourage you all to be as involved as possible! Please remember, all parents are boosters (It is not an exclusive club) and your help is essential in helping us build a nationally renowned program to offer your child a world class band experience! There are a wide variety of performance opportunities in all of our ensembles throughout the year and we hope to see you there supporting our wonderful band students!
Please stayed connected to our online band calendar at www.henryclayband.org for rehearsal and performance dates throughout the year! We will communicate via email, announcements, etc.
See below for information for students and families for the 1st day of school (listed in chronological order).
**NOTE: The Henry Clay HS BELL schedule has CHANGED. Students do NOT need instruments on the 1st day of school, but will need instruments from the 2nd day onward.
7:30-8:20 AM: Jazz Band- Anyone interested in participating in our jazz program is welcome to attend the information session in the band room tomorrow morning. We will discuss the class and hand out audition music. Audition sign ups for saxes, trumpets, and trombones will be on my office door and will occur Monday, Aug. 18, Tuesday, Aug. 19, and Wednesday, Aug. 20. All jazz students will meet together again on Thursday, August 21 in the band room during zero hour for rhythm section (piano, bass, guitar, drum set) auditions. Results will be released at the end of next week.
There will be a 30 minute homeroom tomorrow morning, again on Thurs. and Fri. beginning at 8:25 AM impacting the bell schedule making morning classes shorter in length. HC will relay this to students in the morning.
1st Period Percussion- Discussion of syllabus and class and Henry Clay Band Program expectations.
2nd Period Symphonic Band- Discussion of syllabus and class and Henry Clay Band Program expectations.
3rd Period ADV Percussion- Discussion of syllabus and class and Henry Clay Band Program expectations.
4th Period ADV Band/Theory (Wind Ensemble) 11:40 AM-1:05 PM - With the bell schedule change, ALL Wind Ensemble students will take 1st lunch this year (11:40-12:07). Wind Ensemble will rehearse from 12:10-1:05 PM. The band room will still be open for students to come for lunch, but is during that 1st lunch time.
5th Period Concert Band 1:10-2:10 PM- Discussion of syllabus and class and Henry Clay Band Program expectations.
Thanks to all for your support! We are looking forward to a great school year!
Sincerely, BILL KITE DIRECTOR OF BANDS HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL (859) 381-3441 firstname.lastname@example.org henryclayband.org Follow on Twitter @henryclayband