Jazz Ensemble to open for DOJO at Comedy Off Broadway in March

Dear Jazz Ensemble Family,  Miles Osland asked if we would like to open for DOJO at Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington Green this spring.  We are currently set to open for DOJO at COB on Monday, March 27th!  It is always great to perform in this venue.  I’ll have more details as we get closer to the gig, but please put this date down on your calendars as a Jazz Ensemble performance date.

Sincerely,  Bill Kite Director of Bands Henry Clay High School

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Jazz Ensemble Listening Assignments

Dear Jazz Ensemble Family,  Click link below for the Listening Guide, Log, and Assignment template for the Fall semester 2016.  Please NOTE the corrected Log DUE date which was incorrect on the chart handed out in class.  The log is DUE by Tuesday, Dec. 13th.  Students should listen to pieces by the recommended artists.  Artists not on the list must be approved by me🙂

Listening Guide, Log, and Assignment

Please remember the extra opportunities:

1.) Students who audition for All-State Jazz Ensemble on Sat. December 3, 2016 at Central Hardin HS will receive 5 listening assignment exemptions due to the amount of practice and time it takes to prepare for the audition experience.  I would highly recommend taking this audition!

2.)  Students who turn in ALL listening assignments on time (by zero hour on the printed due date), on the correct form, and receive FULL credit will be exempt from the Fall HCJE Final.  No exceptions! Please understand that “no exceptions” includes excused absences from rehearsal on the due date since each student has the opportunity to submit weekly assignments early and via email.  I would encourage students to do listening assignments early each week and stay AHEAD of the printed schedule.

Thanks to everyone for your effort and time!  We are looking forward to a strong year for the HC Jazz Ensemble!

Sincerely,  BILL KITE  DIRECTOR OF BANDS HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL  (859) 381-3441
william.kite@fayette.kyschools.us  
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Seatback Installation Fundraiser This Weekend

Dear HC Band students and families,

Tomorrow is the stadium seatback installation at Commonwealth Stadium, our second-biggest fundraiser for the band.

Please remember the following:
– Wear proper footwear: no sandals or open-toed shoes
– Bring tools: 9/16” socket (hand or cordless drill-mount) or wrench, labeled so you don’t lose them
– Eat a meal before your shift; water and snacks will be provided
– Meet at Gate 1 and park in the Green Lot

Saturday, August 27
Shift A: 5-9 pm
Shift B: 6-10 pm
Shift C: 7-11 pm

Here are some directions for parking and entry. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Barricklow (barricklow@juno.com, 940-9154).

See you all soon!
Jennifer Barricklow and Tim Sorenson, Stadium Seatback Fundraiser Coordinators

 

Parking: https://henryclayband.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/seating-directions-installation.pdf

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HC Jazz Audition Results

Dear Band Family,

A BIG thank you to all students who came out to audition for placement in the Henry Clay HS Jazz Program!  We had the largest turnout I can remember and the audition quality was outstanding!  Please see the following link for placement results: 2016-17 HC Jazz Audition Results.

As with any audition that is extremely competitive, many difficult decisions were made and students were placed and assigned in a manner where they and their ensemble will be most successful.  Thanks again to all of our students for the hard work in preparation.  We will have 2 outstanding jazz ensembles this school year!

The Lab Band will rehearse with Mr. Bayerle in the orchestra room and the Jazz Ensemble will rehearse with me in the band room every day during the week beginning tomorrow morning!  We look forward to getting started!

Sincerely,

Bill Kite
Director of Bands
Henry Clay High School

Link for 2016-17 HC Jazz Audition Results: https://henryclayband.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/2016-17-hc-jazz-audition-results.pdf

 

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The Week ahead for the HC Band Program!

Dear Band Family,  We have had a busy weekend, but I am reminded of the strength of our band family and the dedication of our students and parents!  We had an outstanding day of rehearsal yesterday with the marching band and we had several concert only students and parents step up and help out the band family by working our weekly Bingo session last night!  I can’t thank each of you enough! Many parents have accepted new roles in the band program ensuring a wonderful experience for our band students this year!  If you still would like to help the band parent organization, we would love and welcome your help at any time.

We have our busiest week to date approaching this week!  Please see the below schedule and prepare and plan ahead.
Mon. (tomorrow) August 22
Live Rhythm Section Audition for jazz bands during zero hour- 7:30 AM.  ALL jazz students report to the band room for zero hour tomorrow to play with the rhythm sections.
MB Sectionals 3:45-5:00 PM
Dr. Tim Leadership Seminar at Lafayette HS- register at 5:30, clinic is 6-8:30 PM.  We have 71 students attending this seminar tomorrow!!!
Tues. August 23
MB rehearsal 3:45-7:15 PM
Wed. August 24
MB rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM
Thurs. August 25
Wind Ensemble chair tests begin in class
ALL band students mandatory meeting in the theater 3:30-4:30 PM.  Larry Moore Fundraiser presentation.
MB rehearsal 5-7:30 PM *Pack the Parking Lot
Sat. August 27
Stadium Seat Fundraiser at Commonwealth Stadium at UK
ALL students sign up for a shift 5-9, 6-10, 7-11 (except those on the Bingo list).  We could use as many parents as possible helping out as well!
Sun. August 28
Stadium Seat Fundraiser (rain date)
Thanks to you all for your dedication and commitment to the Henry Clay Band!  We are looking forward to a GREAT year and I am excited by the enthusiasm already shown by our band family!  Please feel free to contact me at any point.  Sincerely,  Bill Kite  Director of Bands  Henry Clay High School
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New Spirit Wear Order

New Spirit Wear orders for all members of the Band Family are being taken now! Items are available for students and adults to show their support of the Henry Clay High School Band.

To order, fill out the appropriate order form and place it and your payment in an envelope in the band box before 6pm on Monday, Aug. 29. Additionally, a table will be set up to take orders in person at the marching band’s Pack the Parking Lot this Saturday 5:30-6pm.

Order forms:

Thank you,
Rebecca Scott
rebecca.scott@uky.edu

 

 

 

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Upcoming Schedule and Info!

Dear HC Band Family,  We are off to a great start to the school year!  Welcome new members!  It was great to see everyone yesterday!  Please note the upcoming schedule and reminders. Anything that lists “MB” applies to all marching band members (including winds, pit, battery, color guard).

Thurs. (today) 8/11 MB Rehearsal 3:45-7:15 PM
All syllabi DUE in all band classes (except jazz students may turn in syllabus on Mon. 8/22)

Fri.8/12 MB (all brass/woodwind players) Tuning Charts DUE

Next Week

Mon. 8/15 MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Tues. 8/16 MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Wed. 8/17 During zero hour before school, JAZZ placement auditions for Saxophones, Trumpets, and Trombones (students should sign up for a time on my office door).  Rhythm Section (piano, bass, guitar, drumset, vibe) auditions will take place with the full band on Monday, August 22nd at 7:30 AM in the band room.

Thurs. 8/18 During zero hour, Jazz placement auditions for Saxophones, Trumpets, and Trombones (students should sign up for a time on my office door).  Rhythm Section (piano, bass, guitar, drumset, vibe) auditions will take place with the full band on Monday, August 22nd at 7:30 AM in the band room.
MB Rehearsal 3:45-7:15 PM
Dr. Tim Leadership Seminar name and $ DUE

Fri. 8/19 No School  MB Rehearsal 1:00-6:00 PM (NOTE: earlier end time than listed previously on online calendar)

Sat. 8/20 MB Camp Day 8 AM-6 PM (bring lunch)
Our show designer, Jordan Lalama will be in to produce many layers of the show!

Please note upcoming fundraiser dates for ALL band members on the calendar in a couple weeks.  See online calendar atwww.henryclayband.org under the *Band Calendar* link.

Please turn in all band FORMS as soon as possible (media, medical, transportation) to Mr. Bayerle or me.  All band fees paid may be dropped in the wooden box in the band room.  These are DUE by Aug. 31st.  If on a payment plan, please submit first payments by Aug. 31st.

Thanks to all for your support of the program!  We are looking forward to an exciting year!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.  Sincerely, BILL KITE  DIRECTOR OF BANDS  HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL  (859) 381-3441  william.kite@fayette.kyschools.us  http://www.henryclayband.org
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