Calendar Commitments

Dear Band Family,
I hope everyone is well! We are looking forward to a strong finish to the semester! I am writing to remind everyone to plan ahead using our online band calendar at www.henryclayband.org The calendar was largely put into place and confirmed last May so everyone could prepare for the following year.
We have many ensembles and areas of our program that are involved in a wide variety of events and activities. Student absences from rehearsals negatively impact everyone in that ensemble. There were some absences last week that were unexcused. Legitimate conflicts should be communicated by parents/guardians well in advance, not by students a few hours before or after the rehearsal. All Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band rehearsals after school with percussion are mandatory for continued participation in the HC band program. We work with all band students on learning about commitment and work ethic. Unlike other classes, individuals in any ensemble can’t be successful unless everyone in the ensemble is successful.
Please see the schedule for the coming weeks:
Mon. (today) 12/3
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 4-6 PM
Tues. 12/4
Jazz Ensemble performs at the VA Hospital on Leestown Road
Call time is 5:00 PM…performance at 6 PM
Wed. 12/5
Steel Band BLUE Rehearsal 3:45-6 PM
Thurs. 12/6
Symphonic Band Rehearsal 4-6 PM
Fri. 12/7
Concert Band Rehearsal 4-6 PM
Sat. 12/8
All-State Final Round Auditions at John Hardin HS in Elizabethtown
Stadium Seat Removal (still waiting on times from UK)
Sun. 12/9
Stadium Seat Removal (still waiting on times from UK)
Mon. 12/10
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 4-6 PM
Tues. 12/11
Winter Band Concert featuring Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band
Call time is 4:30 PM…concert starts at 7:00 PM
Itinerary will be released in the next day or so
Wed. 12/12
Steel Band GOLD Rehearsal 3:45-6 PM
Thurs. 12/13
Band Games organized by Band Council
Thanks to all for a great first half of the year! We look forward to our upcoming performances!
Sincerely,
Bill Kite
Director of Bands
Henry Clay High School