Contest week!!

Dear Marching Band Family,

It is finally here…show week!!  We are excited to get the competitive portion of our season started!  Please review the attached itinerary for this upcoming Saturday again!

9-15-18 Lafayette Invitational Itinerary

Schedule for the week:

Mon. 9/10 (today)

MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Tues. 9/11

MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Wed. 9/12

Off day…prepare for the weekend

Thurs. 9/13

MB Rehearsal 3:45-7:15 PM….PACK THE PARKING LOT!

We need to do a hat/plume/marching shoe rehearsal and get color guard in their uniforms for skirt practice this Thursday since our simulated contest was rained out last Saturday night.  We also need ALL Pit Crew to practice getting equipment/props on and off the field starting at 6 PM.

Fri. 9/14

MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

All makeup assignments for missed rehearsals are DUE

Sat. 9/15

Show Day!!  Lafayette Invitational!

Call time is 7:45 AM in the student parking lot….please prepare and be early!

It is an exciting time!  A big “thank you” to all of our students for working so hard this weekend!  We had one of the best rehearsals I have seen in 14 years at Henry Clay this past Saturday before the storm hit!  Special THANKS to all of our dedicated parents…Lisa Gray and the hospitality crew for putting together wonderful food for our 8th grade guests and everyone else on Friday, Sandra Palmer and the parents and middle directors who helped Mr. Bayerle with the 8th grade students Friday while I was returning from a funeral, our pit crew was hard at work finishing props, the team who saved the night at Bingo Saturday (including parents who no longer have children in the program), and Kim Newton and Lisa Wright (alumni band parents) who have spent hours upon hours altering all of the color guard uniforms!

It surely takes a village. Parents, we will need “all hands on deck” in the near future…if you can help, please let us know.

Thanks to all.


Bill Kite

Director of Bands
Henry Clay High School