Lafayette Wrap up and Ryle itinerary this week!

Dear Marching Band Family,

Wow!! What a fantastic start to our season on Saturday!  The kids performed wonderfully with tremendous energy under the lights in finals and the band finished the show with the high score! The Lafayette Invitational Finals results were as follows:

Henry Clay 68.35

Murray 66.30

Bourbon County 66.15

Ryle 65.85

Adair County 65.15

Woodford County 59.85

Beechwood 58.40

George Rogers Clark 56.05

Grant County 55.75

Williamstown 55.20

West Jessamine 53.25

The hard work and trust in the process is paying off. We received great feedback from the national panel of judges and have many great points of improvement to pass along to the students this week.  It is important for the students to continue to prepare each and every day with the highest levels of focus and energy as we add pieces to our production over the coming weeks! This is shaping up to be another special group and show!

It takes tremendous coordination and organization to successfully navigate a marching band season and our band family has done a tremendous job working together to make this production happen! Special thanks to the army of parents on the pit crew, hospitality crew, uniform team, chaperones, and those who were there to support us! Every job is essential to this major operation! Thanks to all!

Please see the schedule for the week as well as the itinerary attached for the Ryle competition this Sat. September, 22nd:

Ryle Competition I

Mon. 9/17

Band Council Meeting 3:30 PM

No MB rehearsal due to home volleyball…off day…rest and prepare for this weekend

Band Parent Meeting at 7:00 PM in the band room…please come and get involved in the students’ band experience!!

Tues. 9/18

MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Jordan Lalama (our program coordinator) is in and will be layering in new design elements to the show!

Wed. 9/19

MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Jordan is still in working with us!

Thurs. 9/20

MB Rehearsal 3:45-7:15 PM…Pack the Parking Lot!!

Fri. 9/21

MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Sat. 9/22

Ryle Contest Day!  See the attached itinerary. Call time in the Stadium on the turf is 7:45 AM!

9-22-18 Ryle Contest Itinerary

The staff and I are looking forward to some more great performances this weekend! Thanks to all for your commitment, effort, and dedication!  See you at the meeting tonight!


Bill Kite

Director of Bands

Henry Clay High School