February 1, 2016

6th Grade Band

Band Assessment Performance time 3:40PM Monday March 14, 2016 at Singletary Center for the Arts.

We would love for parents to be there and see their child perform.  It is free!!!!!!

I will be getting you more information on parking.

You may take your child home from Lexington if you send in a note stating that they will be riding home with you.  I have to have the note by Friday March 11 at the latest.  Before if possible.


January 13, 2016

6th grade band

Dear Parents,


The Winter Concert was great!!!  Thanks for everyone’s efforts and thanks parents for encouraging your children to practice and get prepared!!!!


I’ve decided to scrap the practice journals this nine weeks and rely on student performance tests for grades.  Students were given a section of music when we got back from our break.  They were given a date and are expected to record this music in class on their assigned day.  I will listen to the recording after school and assign grades.  A new section will be assigned for the next week.


I am hoping that students will begin to practice more.  We have a lot of work to do before band assessment in March.  Possible snow days could put us behind so everyone needs to dig in and do a great job.


I’ve ask all students to take their instruments home every day in case we have a snow day.


I will be staying after school on Tuesdays for 6th grade woodwinds and Wednesday for 6th grade brass and percussion starting this week.  7th and 8th graders may stay on Thursdays for extra help.  We will finish at 4:30 and you can pick up your child in the front of the building.


I have also spoken to Don Wilson Music in Lexington and they will be selling fold up stands for practice.  They come in Black, Blue, Green and Pink.  You may send in 10.00 to order.  I will run it through the school account so you can make checks to HCMS.

Let me know if you would like to order one.


Check the dates for the rest of the year on the back of this letter.  We need to finish strong!!!!


Please put this on your calendar.

Combined Band rehearsal in the cafeteria during the school day.  Tuesday March 8 & Friday March 11 8:00AM-10:00AM

March 14, 2016 – Band Assessment

Lexington, KY. We will rehearse more than likely in the morning from 8:10-10:00AM.  I will know more when I get the performance time.


Sunday May 15 , 2016 Spring Concert 2:00PM/Warm up 1:00 HCHS Auditorium  (A Fazoli’s Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the HCHS Band will occur before the concert, ticket orders will be taken weeks prior)  Let me know if you would like tickets.





January 4, 2016

6th 7th and 8th Grade Band

Students will not be required to turn in practice journals this nine weeks.

I am going to try a new form of assessment.

Students will be given a piece to play each week.  They will record it in class and I will listen to it out of class and assign a grade.


I hope this will help us become a better band.


November 23, 2015

6th Grade Band Winter Concert Info.

Grade Letter


Free Winter Band Concert

Sunday December 13, 2015 High School Auditorium



  • The sixth grade students need to take their instruments home on Friday Dec. 11.
  • All band students are expected attend and perform in the concert unless there is an emergency or they are extremely ill.  Mrs. Lucky will need confirmation of the emergency or illness the next day of school in order to excuse the absence.
  • Arrive at the Harrison County High School Auditorium at 1:15 Sunday and sit in assigned chairs. Have a sandwich in your car waiting if you church runs late. Eat before you come.
  • They must leave their cases in their car but should have their music and instrument when they walk in the auditorium.
  • Students should be dressed for the concert.

White short sleeved polo shirt, tan Kahki pants, dark socks, dark shoes, dark belts.   No Tennis Shoes. No Jeans.


  • The concert will last about an hour and 45 minutes.  Students should stay for the entire concert.  They will sit with the band until it is over.  I want them to hear and see the older groups so that they know what to look forward to next year.
  • I need all students to take their instrument either home or back to the middle school after the concert is over.  They can enter the brown side door and place it in their cubby.  Do not enter the rest of the school.
  • DVD’s of the performance will be on sale.  The media department at the high school will be trying to get close ups of the kids as they play.  You will get the form in your program at the concert and can fill it out and pay the lady in the lobby.  Cost is $10.00
  • Please let your child know where you will be waiting for them when the concert is over.

Please remember concert etiquette:

  • Do not go to the rest room in the middle of a song and do not re-enter in the middle of a song.  Please wait until the song is over unless it is an emergency or there is a child who is creating a lot of noise.
  • Please make sure you don’t talk during the performance.
  • Silence your cell phones and other electronic devices.
  • Thanks for helping make your child’s experience a great one


The kids have worked extremely hard and are looking forward to putting on a great performance for you!!!!  Please call if you have questions 588-5887 or e-mail julie.lucky@harrison.kyschools.us







October 18, 2015

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Band/8th General Music

Music Fundraiser order problems need to be given to Mrs. Lucky Monday Oct. 19.  She will make an order with the company to make sure everything is fixed.

checks need to be made to HCMS.

Money turn in dates and times:

Monday – Oct. 19 – 3:30-6:00PM HCMS Band Room

Tuesday – Oct. 20- 3:30 -6:00PM HCMS Band Room

Wednesday – Oct. 21 - 3:30-6:00PM HCMS Band Room

October 7, 2015

6th 7th 8th grade band & general music

Thanks again for selling for the music fundraiser!!


The music fundraiser will be delivered to HCMS on Thursday October 8, 2015.  We need for each child to make arrangements to have the products picked up from the middle school cafeteria on Wednesday between 3:30PM and 7:00PM.  Park in the back.


We do not have room to store the products in the middle school cafeteria over night.  You must pick them up on Thursday!!!!!  Make arrangements to have someone pick them up even if you have a game or other obligation.


Remember: ALL CHEESE AND COOKIE DOUGH MUST BE REFRIGERATED.  YOU CANNOT LEAVE THIS PRODUCT OUT OF REFRIGERATION!!!!!!!  (Failure to do this could cause someone to become ill)

See Mrs. Lucky immediately if there is a problem with your items or you did not get an item.  Be careful with the candles when transporting.  They are breakable.


Money Turn in Dates:

Monday October 19, 2015 from 3:30-6:00PM, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2015 from 3:30-600PM and Wednesday October 21, 2015 from 3:30-6:00PM. Student and parents may not turn in money during the school day.



Volunteers Needed!!!!

I need someone strong to come Oct. 8 at 1:30 to help the driver move the products on the skid to the back of the truck so we can unload.


I need parent volunteers for October 8, 2015 at 1:30 to help sort the products.

Please make sure you are on the district volunteer list.  You will be on it if you volunteered in elementary school.  Contact me if you are not.


I still need volunteers to take up money.  Parents will need to sign up to help take up money for Monday Oct. 19, 2015 3:30-6:00 and Wednesday Oct. 21, 2015 3:30-6:00PM.  It is a busy time but we need your helpJ


September 15, 2015

6th 7th 8th grade band

I am providing a free band T-shirt for this year.  Student sizes need to be turned in by tomorrow 9/16.  Write a note if they lost the form.


Auditions for chairs and challenges are going on this week.  Your cld should be practicing.

Our third practice journal is due this Friday.  Make sure you are signing them and having your child turn them in.

August 31, 2015

Music Fundraiser

Music Fundraiser Forms are due Wednesday!!!!

Bring all three copies of your  forms to your class.  Don’t let your parents keep any part at home.

Mrs. Lucky will help you pick and put prizes on your forms before you turn them in.

Remember, do not turn in money Wednesday.

Products will be in October 8.  Parents can pick them up in the HCMS cafeteria between 3:30-7:30.

Money turn in dates will come to you in a letter home.  I will also need a lot of parent help sorting.  Please make sure you are on the district volunteer list.

Thanks so much for selling.

Contact me if you have questions.  julie.lucky@harrison.kyschools.us

August 23, 2015

Music Fundraiser!!! Forms due Sept. 2, 2015

The Music Fundraiser is underway!!!!!

Students who sell 15 items by Monday will get to choose from a selfie stick, retro headphones or Mr. Bacon (a pig that oinks, walks, tail and snout move)

Students who sell 25 items by Tuesday will get a 5lb bag of gummie bears!!!!!!

Our fundraiser raises funs to pay for bus drivers, mileage and gas, incentives for class such as reeds, valve oil, swabs, cork grease, mouthpiece brushes, guitar picks, etc.  I would also like to buy each students a band t-shirt this year!!

Please help us help your child enjoy the band program!!!!

Fundraiser orders must be turned in by Sept. 2, 2015.  Bring all three sheets back to Mrs. Lucky.  She will help you pick prizes and send the sheets where they need to go.  You will get the white one back in your box when products come in.

Fundraiser products will be in Thursday Oct. 8, 2015.  I will need help at 1:30 sorting and moving products.  I need a strong male to help the truck driver move products to the front of the truck.  Parents will hopefully be able to pick them up at 3:30.  I plan to be at HCMS in the cafeteria waiting for students to pick up until 7:30 that night.

We have tons of prizes this year.  the ultimate prize is the Galaxy Pro Table 10.1.

June 17, 2015

6th Grade Band

Dates for the 2015-2016 Calendar

First Concert = Sunday Dec. 13, 2015 2:00PM High School Auditorium  Be there by 1:15 for Warm Up                                                                        (The High School Band will be sponsoring a Fazoli’s Spaghetti/Fettucini Dinner before the concert.  Tickets will be sold weeks before the concert.  Help us help them raise money for their transportation this year)

Band Assessment = March 14, 2016 . We will perform in Lexington at Singletary Center for the Arts during the day.  I would love fore everyone to try and come for this event.  We usually play during the school day and then parents may take their children home from Lexington or provide a ride at the school when we get back. I will post times when I get them.

Spring Concert = May 15, 2016 2:00pm High School Audtiorium.  Be there by 1:15 to warm up.   (The High School Band will be sponsoring a Fazoli’s Spaghetti/Fettucini Dinner before the concert.  Tickets will be sold weeks before the concert.  Help us help them raise money for their transportation this year)

What does my child need to wear? A White Short Sleeved Polo Shirt, Kahki pants that come down to the shoe, brown or black shoes, brown or black socks, brown or black belt.  (No Tennis Shoes)  Please contact me early and I can help if you are not able to get what is needed.  These clothes can also be worn for school as dress code.

I will send this home with students in the first week of school.  Please make sure you put it on your calendars.


I would also like everyone to sign up for REMIND. (I will send information on it the first week fo school.  This is another way for me to get information to you about our band.  Many students do not bring information home.  I will only send notices out for concerts that is coming up, a permission slip that needs to be signed or when the fundraiser products are coming in.  Please ask them about it.

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