December 18, 2014

7th & 8th Gr. General Music.

Looking forward to a new group of students after break.

Be ready to get involved and learn.

We will play guitars in the middle of the nine weeks if everyone is working hard.  Should be fun!!

7th & 8th Grade Bands

Dates for the rest of this school year!!!

  • All District Honors Band Friday January 9 & Saturday Jan. 10, 2015.  This is only for the fourteen students who made the audition cut.
  • Mandatory Band Rehearsal 9AM-3PM HCMS cafeteria March 14, 2015
  • Band Assessment March 19, 2015  Performance time 1:40  Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington Kentucky.
  • Starry Night Rehearsal after school until 4:30 April 24, 2015
  • Starry Night Performance 6:00PM warm up 7:00PM performance April 25, 2015
  • Spring concert 2:00PM 1:00PM warm up May 17, 2015 HCHS Auditorium


Students will need their instrument the first day back after Winter Break!!!  Merry Christmas and be safe.  Have a wonderful time with your family!



6th Grade Bands

Everyone will need their instrument the first day back after Winter Break.

Everyone needs their book and instrument.

Our next performance will be March 18, 2014.  This is the Kentucky Music Educator’s Band Assessment.

We will perform at Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington Kentucky.

Students will need to wear:

  • Short sleeved white polo shirt
  • Kahki tan pants
  • Black or brown socks
  • Black or brown shoes
  • Black or brown belt

We will leave during school but be back after school has been dismissed.  Your child will need a ride home from school.

Our performance time is currently 3:40.  Parents should arrive no later than 3:15 to watch.  It is a free event.

I will need a note the week prior to assessment stating that you will be taking your child from our event in Lexington if you choose for them to not ride the bus back to Cynthiana.

All District Honors Band

I am so proud of you child and their efforts to make the 7th District Honors Band.  I will be sending home directions as soon as I get them.  This is the schedule for Friday January 9, 2015 and Saturday January 10, 2015.


Friday, January 9, 2015

  • I will transport them on a school bus for Friday only.
  • Your child may wear jeans and a nice shirt.

8:15AM                 Friday January 9, 2015 leave for Frankfort KY

9:00AM                  Arrive at Kentucky State University and Register

9:30AM                  Begin rehearsal  (7th Gr. To band room 8th Gr. Stage)

10:30AM                 Directors Meeting

11:30AM                  7th Grade Breaks for Lunch

(Student’s lunch will be prepaid by me)

12:15PM                 Begin rehearsal again for 7th grade.

8th Grade will eat lunch at this time.

1:00PM                   8th Grade Band rehearsal starts after lunch.

5:00PM                   Rehearsal Ends.

5:20PM                   Leave Frankfort for Georgetown.



I would like to do something special this year.  I have made reservations for the Hibachi Grill in Georgetown.  They will need around 15.00.  This is a fun experience.  Let me know if you are not able to afford the meal.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Students need to dress up for this concert.  Black pants and white shirt with tie is good for men, Dress, skirt outfit or dress pants and nice shirt for ladies.  Ladies may wear their white shirt black pants if they do not have anything appropriate.


9:00AM                  7th Grade rehearses in the Auditorium.

8th Grade rehearses in the band room.

11:30AM                  8th Grade lunch

12:15AM                    8th Grade Warm-up in the band room

7th Grade Lunch Break

1:15PM                   7th Grade Warm-up on stage

1:30PM                   District 7 Middle School Concert in Bradford Hall Auditorium











December 3, 2014

General Music

We have started playing guitar!!!!!

Everyone needs to bring their music to class each day and be ready to make some great music.

This half of the nine weeks should help your over all average.  Take your tests with Mrs.Lucky and get your 100.

Make sure that you are working on the music in class so you can play the music and achieve proficiency.


Have fun!!!!!

Band Classes

Students who do not get their permission slip in for the December 12, 2014 rehearsal at the high school will not get to play in the concert and will need to leave band at the end of the nine week.

Combined Band Rehearsal is Friday Dec. 12, 2014

6th grade students will be with me during 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  They must get their missed work, do it and turn it in.

7th and 8th graders will be with me during 5th, 6th and 7th hours.  They must get their missed work, do it and turn it in.

It is extremely important that students show respect to their teachers and the discipline that they teach by getting this work turned in completed.

This following information was sent out in November:


The high school band is sponsoring a Fazoli’s Spaghetti dinner on Sunday Dec. 14 before the concert.  Buy your 8.00 adult ticket or 5.00 child’s ticket now and eat with us before the concert.  Tickets need to be purchased if possible by Dec. 9

Spaghetti with either meat sauce, marinara sauce or fettuccine sauce (your choice)

Side Salad

Bread sticks

Homemade desert

Lemonade, water or tea

They start serving at the high school cafeteria at 11:30AM and finish at 1:30.

Please make your reservations by sending a check for your dinner made out to HCHS or send cash.  Your child can give Mrs. Lucky the money and order of how many meals.  She will give that to Mr. Merz and order your meal.  Students warm up at 1:00 and 1:15.  I would make sure they were eating by 12:15 or 12:30.  Tickets will be at the door of the cafeteria when you arrive.  This fundraiser will help the high school band pay for travel and yearly expenses.  A good meal and a great way to help.


Please consult the blog for any questions on arrival times and what to wear.  Call Mrs. Lucky if needed.  Everybody needs to be at the concert ready to perform!!!!

November 24, 2014

All Band Classes

You will not need to turn in a practice journal for Dec. 28!!!!!!  I would like to you to continue practicing.

Combined band rehearsal Friday Dec. 12, 2014

6th Grade will be at the high school from 8:10-10:30

7th and 8th Grade will be at the high school from 12:35-2:30

Students will need to make up work for classes that they miss.



Have a great Thanksgiving and be safe!!!!!

November 3, 2014



MAKE-UP WILL BE ON THURSDAY NOV. 6, 2014 (Use your study guide and come prepared for this test.)

Wednesday – We will begin our unit on Melody.  Please have a pencil, paper and your notebook for class.

7th & 8th Grade Band

Concert Dec. 14, 2014  Students should be working on Sleigh Ride, Rockin’ With Frosty and Holiday Snippets.



I am staying after school on Wednesdays to help any 7th and 8th grader on their all district honors band music and Winter Concert Music.

We will be here every Wednesday until 4:30.

Please encourage your child to also give back and help beginners.

Tuesday – Woodwinds until 4:30

Thursday – Brass and Percussion until 4:30.


ALL DISTRICT HONORS BAND AUDITIONS MUST BE DONE BY NOVEMBER 20, 2014.  The actual honors band is on January 9 and 10, 2015.  We will know if December who made it!!!!  I would love to have as many audition as possible.  They simply stay after school and record and then I send it in.

6th Grade Band

We should be working on Up On The Housetop, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas and Jingle Bells.  Please have your child play for you.   Concert Dec. 14, 2014


They should be practicing 15 minutes at least 4 to 5 times a week.


I will be staying each Tuesday for Woodwinds and Thursday for Brass and Percussion until 4:30.  Please encourage your child to stay and get extra help.  Of course we will not have Tutoring on Tuesday of this week due to election day.


The first journal of this nine weeks was turned in Oct. 31.  Please remind your children to turn in their journal.

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