HCBAND: Upcoming HC Band Schedule and Steel Band Info

Dear Band Family,

I hope all are well! I wanted to touch base with some reminders about upcoming rehearsals and other happenings in the HC Band program.

Please see the attached Steel Band rosters Justin created and note the calendar for the rotation of Blue and Gold steel band rehearsals. Please be sure that once a student has committed to steel band that they are present for all of their assigned rehearsals as there are a limited number of rehearsals to prepare for performances. There is also a $50 fee for steel band so please submit payment (if you have not already done so) as soon as possible to HCBB for upkeep and maintenance of the drums, music, instruction, etc. We are looking forward to another great steel band year!

BlueAndGoldRoster- Steel Band 19-20

We are also beginning after school band rehearsals so each ensemble can rehearse with percussion to prepare for our winter concert on December 10th. Please remember that ALL after school rehearsals and performances are mandatory for participation in band classes and students receive a rehearsal grade for each. Absences should be emergencies only as the dates have been scheduled since the summer before the start of school. In the case of emergency, there will be a makeup assignment to replace the grade.

SCHEDULE

Mon. 11/11

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (All 4th hour band members and assigned percussion) 4:00-6:00 PM

Tues. 11/12

UK Jazz Ensemble performs at HC in band room during 5th hour  1:10-2:10 PM

HC band students may attend with a pass if 5th period teachers agree and sign off.

Concert Band Rehearsal (All 5th hour band members, volunteers, and assigned percussion) 4:00-6:00 PM

Wed. 11/13

Steel Band BLUE 3:45-6:00 PM

Sat. 11/16

Bingo Team Brown

Mon. 11/18

Band Council Meeting 3:30 PM in band room

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 4:00-6:00 PM

Band Parent Meeting 7:00 PM in band room…come see how to support the program!

Tues. 11/19

All-State 1st Round Audition at GRC…details will be released to students this week

Wed. 11/20

Steel Band GOLD 3:45-6:00 PM

Thurs.11/21

Symphonic Band Rehearsal (All 3rd hour band members and assigned percussion) 4:00-6:00 PM

Sat. 11/23

Bingo Team Herrin

Mon. 11/25

Percussion-Jazz Concert (Both 1st and 2nd hour percussion classes and Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble perform…attire is professional all black…itinerary will be released next week) in HC theater at 7:00 PM!

Wed. 11/27-Fri. 11/29

Thanksgiving Break!

Thanks to all for a great fall! We look forward to our upcoming HC band events!

Sincerely,

Bill Kite
Director of Bands
Henry Clay High School