KMEA Concert Assessment Itinerary and upcoming Reminders

Dear Band Family, I hope all are well!  lick link below for the KMEA District 7 Concert Assessment Itinerary for next Saturday, April 25th at Scott Co. HS!  Please review all details carefully as it is a long day and a culminating concert event for all of our bands!

4-25-15 KMEA Concert Assessment Itinerary

We will be evaluated by 3 adjudicators for our on-stage performance and 1 judge will evaluate us in sight reading after our on-stage performance in another room.  We are looking forward to getting more feedback on our process and continuing to improve all of our ensembles!  All students should arrive already wearing concert attire at 8:00 AM for a brief rehearsal.  Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble will travel together on buses to Scott Co. HS.  After the Concert Band performance and sight reading, our generous band boosters will feed everyone lunch!  The Symphonic Band performs just after lunch followed by the Wind Ensemble near the end of the festival!

Please come out to support our bands in their biggest performance of the year!

Concert Band performs on stage at 10:00 AM
Symphonic Band
performs on stage at 12:30 PM
Wind Ensemble
performs on stage at 2:00 PM

Please continue checking the online band calendar at

1.)  The school day will be extended by 30 minutes starting next Monday.  NOTE:  After school band rehearsal times will NOT change.  Students should take a short break and then report for rehearsals. Obviously, we will allow for Steel Band set up, etc. but we are not changing our entire schedule through the end of the year.

2.)  Leadership packets and recommendations are DUE by the end of the school day next Wednesday, April 22nd.

3.)  We will be hosting and organizing the annual KMEA state Jazz Assessment at HC again this year!  The event has grown so much in the past few years that I had to add a Friday evening session on May 8th.  I will need parent and student volunteers to help run the event on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at HC.  We need supervisors (parents), stage crew, runners, band guides, etc.  The HC Lab Band will perform first on Friday, May 8 at 5:30 PM while the Jazz Ensemble will perform first on Saturday morning May 9 at 8:00 AM.  Please let me know if you can help run the festival!

4.)  HC Graduation has been set for Saturday, May 30 at 1:00 PM at Rupp Arena.  All present and future Wind Ensemble members (except current 8th grade students) MUST be available to perform in the ceremony that day.  There is a graduation rehearsal in late May.  I will pass along more details in the coming weeks.

There are MANY other events occurring over the next few weeks.  Please keep checking and reading your email!

Thanks to all for wonderful performances and work at UK Wind Fest and at the HC Area Concert!  Those events were tremendously successful again this year!

Sincerely,  BILL KITE DIRECTOR OF BANDS  HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL  (859) 381-3441  Follow on Twitter @henryclayband Remind 101- Text @henryclayh to 81010