Announcements and upcoming events!

Dear Band Family,
I hope all are well! We just returned from an exciting KMEA Conference where our all-state students rehearsed and performed wonderfully on Friday and Saturday! Congratulations again to Veda, Christian, Gabe, Trip, Tristan, Ian, Katie, Danielle, Abby, Alexis, Will, and Clifton on an outstanding week and for representing the HC Band program so well in Louisville! Also a huge thanks to Karen Dutton who chaperoned the trip for us!
The band schedule starts to become more involved this week as we prepare for a variety of great band activities and experiences! Please see the calendar and the list below and make note of any updated information:
Mon. 2/11 (today)
Band Council Meeting 3:30 PM
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 4-6 PM
*Band Parent Meeting 7:00 PM in the band room.
*I would invite everyone to attend the meeting TONIGHT. We have been working on our operating budget for next year and currently have a shortfall in addition to a number of parent positions that need to be filled for us to continue to function normally. I will be presenting a solution to the current budget this evening and welcome your feedback in discussion. Please make plans to attend. We need your help to continue to provide great experiences for our band students!
Tues. 2/12
Make up Wind Ensemble Sectionals 4-6 PM
Wed. 2/13
Steel Band GOLD Rehearsal 3:45-6 PM
Thurs. 2/14
Symphonic Band Rehearsal 4-6 PM
Fri. 2/15
Concert Band Rehearsal 4-6 PM will be cancelled as I will be out of town and Mr. Bayerle will be out this week welcoming his 2nd child to the world!
Tues. 2/19
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal will move from 4-6 PM to 3:30-5:30 PM due to double header basketball games for our district tournament at HC.
HC Girls Basketball 6:00 PM at HC
HC Boys Basketball 8:00 PM at HC
We will begin taking volunteers today for basketball pep band. We have been very fortunate over the last 7-8 years to be able to fill Pep Band A and B with volunteers so we will continue the process. Please note as teams advance to regional and state tournaments, the volunteers who perform for the district tournament with our Pep Bands will be offered the first spots and priority in any of the traveling pep bands.
Wed. 2/20
Steel Band BLUE Rehearsal 3:45-6 PM
Thurs. 2/21
Symphonic Band Rehearsal 4-6 PM
Fri. 2/22
Concert Band Rehearsal 4-6 PM
District Basketball Championship Round…Pep Band schedule TBA based upon first round results.
Other important dates in addition to regular mandatory rehearsals:
All-District Jazz weekend at HC: Feb. 28-March 2
All-District Concert weekend at GRC: March 7-9
HC Percussion/Jazz Extravaganza: Tues. March 12 at HC
HC Jazz opens for DOJO at Comedy Off Broadway: Mon. March 25 (call time 6:30 PM)
KMEA District Concert Assessment: Wed. March 27 at FDHS (Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform after school and in the evening)
Thanks to all for your efforts this year so far! We have an exciting spring ahead!
Bill Kite
Director of Bands
Henry Clay High School