Steel Band Roster, Instrument Checks, Upcoming Schedule

Dear Band Family,  I hope everyone had a great week!  I just wanted to pass along some information for upcoming events and ensembles.

Click link below for the Steel Band Rosters and schedule for the year!  Please review the details and prepare so we have the correct students at the correct rehearsals.  We are looking forward to some great Steel Band performances again this year!

Steel Band Roster

All of the WIND players in the Henry Clay Band Program received an Instrument Check sheet and will receive a test grade for their instrument check next week on Thursday.  It is important that students maintain and take care of their instrument throughout the year.  We are getting more and more requests for repair of school instruments.  We only repair instruments suffering from normal “wear and tear.”  It is the STUDENT’s responsibility to oil valves, grease slides/corks, clean mouthpieces, swab barrels, have reeds, etc.  Please understand that the average instrument repair is far more than the instrument rental fee for the entire year.  Students must do a better job taking care of instruments.  Parents, you can help by checking to be sure your child has the proper equipment (swabs, valve oil, slide mix, cork/slide grease, etc.) and remind them of this responsibility.  Please help us with our rapidly aging inventory.

Please see the upcoming schedule below as it may apply to your child:

Mon. 11/7
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 4-6 PM

Tues. 11/8
Election Day…No School

Wed. 11/9
Steel Band BLUE Rehearsal 3:45-6 PM

Mon. 11/14
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 4-6 PM

Tues. 11/15
UK Jazz Ensemble performs at HC in the band room during 5th period 1:10-2:10 PM
All-State 1st Round Audition at Tates Creek at 6:00 PM (register on site before 6)

Wed. 11/16
Steel Band GOLD Rehearsal 3:45-6 PM

Mon. 11/21
Percussion/Jazz Concert in our theater at 7 PM….call time TBA when itinerary is released.

Wed. 11/23-Fri. 11/25
Thanksgiving Break

We have exciting events planned in December too!  Please stay in touch with our band calendar at www.henryclayband.org

Thanks to all!   Sincerely,  BILL KITE  DIRECTOR OF BANDS
HENRY CLAY  HIGH SCHOOL  (859) 381-3441  william.kite@fayette.kyschools.us  http://www.henryclayband.org
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