Upcoming Dates & Events!

Dear HC Band Family,  I wanted to pass along a few reminders about upcoming dates for the HC Band Program!

1.)  I will do program AUDITIONS for placement in band classes next year starting on Monday March 23rd.  The students will get a chance during their band class time to go into the office and record their audition etude for placement.  The etude for wind players will be the 2nd all district audition etude which is a technical piece.  Justin will listen to percussionists perform the all district etude learned earlier in the semester.

2.)  Please stay current with the *HC Band Calendar* at www.henryclayband.org for upcoming after school rehearsals for all ensembles and performances, etc.  All after school rehearsals and performances are mandatory as part of the “co curricular” portion of each class requirement and grades are assigned for each session.  It is up to the student and each family to plan around the band schedule which has been in place since last July 2014.  There are many great performances coming up in the near future that you won’t want to miss!

3.)  Drum Major training and spring percussion training dates are on the calendar in April and May and Color Guard dates were just addedfor April on the 8th, 22nd, and 29th.  These trainings are for any students interested in participating in these areas of our marching band program for next fall.  We will also begin the Leadership application process in the next few weeks and interview candidates at the end of April for those interested in serving on our Band Council for the 2015-16 school year.

IMPORTANT APRIL DATES

HC Band Auditions for placement- Mon. March 23 in band classes

Percussion/Jazz ExtravaganzaThurs. March 26 at 7:00 PM in the theater (featuring steel band, percussion ensembles, jazz bands, and other guests!)

Windfest at UK in the Singletary Center- Sat. April 11 Times TBA (featuring Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble)

HC Band Area ConcertTues. April 14 at 7:00 PM in HC Gym (featuring Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Morton MS, EJ Hayes MS, Crawford MS, Elementary Bands)

Talents of the BandWed. April 15 at 8:00 PM in theater (put on by Band Council featuring variety acts)

New Member Orientation- Tues. April 21 at 7:00 PM in Band Room (for incoming band members)

KMEA District 7 Concert Band Assessment-  Fri. April 24 and Sat. April 25 at Scott Co. HS Times TBA (featuring Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble)

Leadership Interviews- Mon. April 27 Times TBA

Drum Major Auditions- Tues. April 28 Times TBA

Thanks to all for your work and effort this year!  We are looking forward to a great spring with many exciting HC Band performances and events!  Please come out to support all band members!

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