HCMB at Ryle and the upcoming SCHEDULE!

Dear Band Family,

The marching band had another great day of performances at Ryle HS this past Saturday!  The band finished preliminary competition in 3rd place and finals in 4th place.  The band continued posting solid music scores just behind Lafayette HS!

Congratulations to our students on a tremendous effort over the weekend!  Also, special thanks to our “army” of parents in hospitality, uniforms, pit crew, chaperones, and those coming out to support the band in the stands!  Your work and presence makes the energy in performance a great experience for the students!

While the staff and I are thrilled with our progress to date, we will be working to FINISH the drill, guard work, and major musical work over the next couple weeks leaving us only adjustments and minor details to polish the show for the last couple weeks of the season.  Our major area of focus upcoming will be to continue our physical development, stamina, endurance, and drastically improve in the area of VISUAL performance.  We have some glaring weaknesses currently in this area.  For the students, it will be about giving your best effort physically on EVERY rep at rehearsal!  Attendance and effort is the key!  It will be challenging, but the students are more the capable of bringing the group to a level we’ve never experienced. 🙂

Please see the upcoming schedule:

Mon. (today) 9/26
MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Tues. 9/27
OFF…due to a home volleyball match

Wed. 9/28
MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Thurs. 9/29
MB Rehearsal 3:45-7:15 PM. PACK the Parking Lot!

Fri. 9/30
Homecoming Football Game (Marching Band Only)

Call time is 6:00 PM and dress for the game is Blue Devil Band Shirt, black shorts, comfortable shoes.  Bring the fleece as the weather is finally changing and may be cool!  The band will play in arcs at halftime behind the homecoming court 🙂

Sat. 10/1-Sun. 10/2
OFF WEEKEND

Next Week

Mon. 10/3
MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Tues. 10/4
OFF…due to a home volleyball match

Wed. 10/5
MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Thurs. 10/6
Fall Break…not for us 🙂
MB Camp Day 8 AM-6 PM….very important last 2 camp days of the season.  Our visual staff will be in town for the end of the week to make the last major additions to the show!

Fri. 10/7
MB Camp Day 8 AM-4 PM

Sat. 10/8
Butler Traditional Contest in Louisville, KY.  Itinerary will be released soon.

I will also release the BOA itinerary for the weekend of Oct. 15th this week for families wishing to plan!

Thanks to you all for your continued support of the band program here at HC!  Henry Clay is a great environment and as always, it’s an honor to be a Blue Devil!

Sincerely,

BILL KITE
DIRECTOR OF BANDS
HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL
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