Jazz Assessment and Upcoming Schedule

Dear HC Band Family,  We had another great weekend as all 3 of our jazz ensembles received unanimous distinguished ratings at our KMEA State Jazz Assessment with our jazz ensemble and combo receiving the best possible scores! It was another exciting marathon weekend for jazz and music education in our building on Friday and Saturday as 33 jazz ensembles from all across KY came to Henry Clay to perform for evaluation and receive a clinic from a professional jazz musician!

The flow and operation of the festival went as smoothly as ever thanks to our student volunteers who guided bands, served as runners, tabulation room workers, stage crew, and clean up crew!

Special THANKS to the following for their outstanding work at Assessment this weekend:

Maddie Wheeler, Vivi Ortiz, Reagan Cox, Gisela Esquivel, Maddi Rosenkrantz, Gabe Rivera, Braeden Young, Kyle Stepter, Lucas Sandford, Tristan Taylor, Andrew Collins, Elyiss Dozier, Noah Beckett, Jordan Bell, Angelica Malkowski, Austin Hocker, Isabella Brooks-Bell, Jordan Snider, Ally Tripure, John Newton, Kirby Beard, Michael Cheney, Maria Wright, Jonathan Quevedo, Lisa Wright (parent)

Onto the final month of the school year where we have some great end of the year events approaching quickly!  Please see the belowschedule of events!

Mon. (today) 5/2 Leadership Interviews (based upon schedule sent last week)
Spring Guard Training 5-8 PM

Tues. 5/3 Leadership Interviews

Wed. 5/4 Steel Band BLUE Rehearsal 3:45-6 PM

Thurs. 5/5 Final Drum Major Audition with our 8 finalists

Sat. 5/7 Senior Cookout 12:00 PM at the Cox residence (THANK YOU for hosting again 🙂
Address is 6802 Leeann Lane
Seniors, please sign up on my office door if you plan to attend!

Next Week

Mon. 5/9 Band Banquet 7:00 PM in HC Cafeteria

Tues. 5/10 Percussion Clinic 7:30-9:30 PM

We have world renowned percussionist/clinician Arthur Lipner coming to HC to work with our percussionists!  Should be a great night!

Wed. 5/11 Steel Band GOLD Rehearsal 3:45-6 PM

Thurs. 5/12 New Leadership Training and Meeting 3:45-4:45 PM (All newly appointed Leadership should be in attendance)

Fri. 5/13 Marching Percussion Training 5-8 PM (All new and returning members)

Sun. 5/15 New Member Picnic 3-6 PM Jacobson Park

Please stay up with the calendar as we have many different rehearsals, clinics, performances, events, etc. over the last month! Thanks to everyone for the support and the work this year!  Let’s have a great finish to the school year!
Sincerely, BILL KITE DIRECTOR OF BANDS  HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL  william.kite@fayette.kyschools.us www.henryclayband.org  https://www.facebook.com/henryclayband/ Follow on Twitter @henryclayband  Remind 101- Text @henryclayh to 81010