Lafayette wrap up and the week ahead!

Dear HCMB Family,

What a fantastic start to the season Saturday!  The HC marching band had one of the strongest starts in school history! Our kids led the field in music effect and visual performance after preliminary performance and eventually finished 2nd in finals at the show by 0.25 points behind annual state finalist Bourbon County HS!  There was tremendous energy all day and the HCMB created a buzz the first weekend out!

The final placement was:

Bourbon Co.

Henry Clay

Tates Creek


Paul Laurence Dunbar

Woodford Co.

George Rogers Clark

West Jessamine

Special thanks to our kids for their AMAZING work last week…special things are ahead for them as we prepare for Ryle this weekend and BOA Dayton on October 7th.  HUGE thanks to Cameron Beard and his crew who were still at school until almost midnight Saturday unloading and breaking down equipment.  This show would not be possible without an outstanding parent organization so we are grateful to all of our parents for the work!  We have wonderful uniform, hospitality crews, chaperones, and fans!

Please note the schedule for the week below as we are being flexible with our school community to support other programs in our building.

We are off to Ryle HS this upcoming Saturday and will be preparing to compete against reigning state champion Madison Central!  Should be a fun week!  We perform in preliminary competition this Saturday at 3:30 PM!

Thanks to all for your support of the band students!


Mon. (today) 9/18

MB Rehearsal 3:45-7:15 PM

Band Parent Meeting at 7:00 PM in the orchestra room.  Please come see how you can help!!

Tues. 9/19

Off day due to home volleyball…please PRACTICE the closer 🙂

Wed. 9/20

MB Rehearsal 3:45-7:15 PM

Thurs. 9/21

Off day due to home volleyball…rest and prepare for the weekend.

Fri. 9/22

MB Rehearsal 3:45-5:30 PM

Homecoming Football Game for MB only…call time is 6:30 PM in band shirt, black shorts, black socks, black marching shoes.  No halftime show due to the homecoming ceremony.  The winds will perform beautiful music in arcs behind the court 🙂

Sat. 9/23

Ryle HS Contest…call time is 8:00 AM in the stadium…see attached itinerary for the day.

9-23-17 Ryle Contest Itinerary

Thanks to all for your tremendous spirit and energy!


Bill Kite

Director of Bands
Henry Clay High School