May 12, 2016

6th,7th & 8th Grade Band

Spring Concert 

Sunday May 15, 2016

Perform at 2:00

Warm up at 1:00

Students eating Fazoli’s must eat before warm up.  Fazoli’s starts at 11:00AM

Wear Band Assessment Clothes

Take large instruments back to the HCMS band room after the concert

Turn in large instruments from home by Friday May 20, 2016 for inventory.  You may bring them the day of the concert and take them to the middle school after the concert!!!

March 7, 2016

Directions to Singletary

Direction to Singletary Center for the Arts

Follow US 27 South to Lexington.  Go past Rupp Arena get into the left turning lane and turn Left onto Maxwell. (Wildcat Liquor store is at that light.)  Follow Maxwell until you get to Rose.  Turn Right onto Rose.  Singletary is the large building on the top right hand corner of the intersection.  You will more than likely see buses pulled in front.

Please make sure that you do not enter the auditorium when a band is playing.  Wait until they are finished and then you may enter.

We will sight read directly after our prepared section.  You will not be able to watch this portion. I will release students to you after I have gotten the scores.

You will need to walk with the band back to the buses to get their belongings and sign them out with the bus chaperone.  You may only sign them out if you have turned in a note prior to leaving HCMS.

Thanks Julie Lucky

Performance times:

6th gr. band performance time March 14, 2016 3:40PM

7th & 8th gr. band performance time March 15, 2016 1:40


March 4, 2016

6th Grade Band Assessment

Dear Parents or Guardians,

Band Assessment is quickly approaching and the band is getting better.  I am excited about our music and hope that with student practice we can bring it together for a great performance. Their home practice will be the difference between a great performance and one that is not good.

Our band will be performing Monday March 14, 2016 at 3:40PM at Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, KY.  I will send home directions.  I am hoping that parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles can come and see them perform.  Most parents try and take a half day off of work.  It is free!!!!!

I will need to know ASAP whether you are able to come and transport your child back home in your own vehicle that day.  The bus garage will need to send all but one bus back to run routes and it will cause us to get back later than planned.  We can do that but I have found that many adults go and then take their children home leaving only enough to fill that one bus.

The school policy states that I must have a written note to turn in to Mr. McIntire before we go on the trip.  This note needs to be in by March 7, 2016.  Please start looking at your calendar and talking to your boss and see if there is any way to go and watch your child perform.  No problem if you can’t but we always have a good crowd and it is something special that you won’t want to miss.

Dress will be the same as the Winter Concert:  Kahki pants, short sleeved white polo shirts, dark socks, dark shoes, dark belt.  No tennis shoes.

(Please let me know weeks ahead of time if you need help with this)



6th Grade Only

I have spoken to the UK Events Parking coordinator and she has given two options for parking.


  1. Parents who come before 1:00PM will need to pay at the parking structure on Limestone Ave.  $2.00 for the first hour.  The sight will have the charges after that.  Make sure you bring money if you choose this option.
  2. Parents coming from 1:00PM on will be allowed to park for free in the Employee parking lots that are closest to Singletary.  They will be marked on the map with a P.

You will be ticketed by UK Parking if you park anywhere else on campus.

I am sending home information and a map.



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







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.

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