Weekly Announcements

Announcement - Monday, October 3, 2022

We hope you are enjoying your Fall Break thus far!

Congratulations on a great run through at BOA Louisville! A huge thank you to all the parent volunteers who were able to make our day a success - we appreciate you more than you will ever know!

Weekly Schedule

  • Monday - FALL BREAK

  • Tuesday - FALL BREAK

  • Wednesday - FALL BREAK

  • Thursday - Camp Day, 8 AM - 5 PM

  • Friday - Camp Day, 8 AM - 5 PM

  • Saturday - Camp Day, 8 AM - 5 PM

  • Monday (Oct. 10) - Camp Day, 8 AM - 5 PM

BOA Louisville Regional Wrap Up

  • Here is the recap from the preliminary round of competition.

  • Here are the judges recordings.

  • Here is a video of the performance.

Fall Break Band Camp

  • Don't forget about Fall Break Band Camp coming up at the end of the week! We will rehearse on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and the following Monday from 8 AM - 5 PM.

  • These are our last camp days of the season, and our last opportunity to really finish out the show before our next three Saturdays of competition.

  • Students need to be prepared with all of their rehearsal items:

    • Athletic clothing, water jug, hat, sunglasses, knee pads, instrument, music, pencil, tuner, etc.

Our Next Competition

  • Our next competition is a Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) Show at George Rogers Clark HS in Winchester, KY.

  • This is a Prelims/Finals event. Our performance time for Prelims is 4 PM

  • Ticket Prices are as follows:

    • Adults: $10; Students: $5; Children 5 and Under: FREE.

  • Click HERE to access the DRAFT itinerary.

  • Click HERE to access the competition schedule.

  • We will send out a stadium map, campus map, and parking information as soon as we receive it.

Fundraiser(s)

  • The band will be hosting an Online Auction Fundraiser from November 3rd through November 10th. All we need to do is find local businesses or individuals who are willing to donate items to be auctioned for the benefit of the band program! Here are the details:

    • The deadline for collection and submission of donations will be October 31st.

      • Items for the auction need to be preferably objects or baskets/bundles that can be photographed.

      • The website to view the online auction will be lewisauction.hibid.com.

      • For questions or to help please contact Alice Slaubaugh at 270-735-6948.

      • If you are able to get a donation for this auction, please complete THIS FORM.

  • The band has been given the opportunity to sell Golf Ball Draw tickets in conjunction with the Central Hardin Athletics Club. There are two prizes for the draw:

    • 1st Place: $4,000; 2nd Place: $1,000

    • We have 200 tickets to sell for $10 each. The band makes $7.50 per ticket sold.

    • The drawing will take place on Tuesday, November 29th at the CH Girls BB game vs Nelson Co. at the old EHMS. The winner does not have to be present to win.

    • We will hand out tickets on the first day of camp.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ervin via email!


Announcement - Sunday, September 25, 2022

Weekly Schedule

  • Monday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Tuesday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Wednesday - No Rehearsal

  • Thursday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Friday - Football Game

    • Rehearsal 4:00

    • Dinner and Change 6:00

      • We will perform in full uniform.

      • Dinner will be provided thanks to support from a local church.

    • Warm Up 7:00

    • Kick Off 8:00

    • Halftime Performance 9:00

      • We will perform at halftime, but will load instruments and equipment after our performance. Students will be dismissed after everything is loaded.

  • Saturday - BOA Louisville Regional

    • See contest information below.

BOA Louisville Regional

  • Our next competition is a Bands of America (BOA) Regional at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY on Saturday, October 1st.

    • This will be a very long day - food and drinks will be provided to the students throughout the day.

      • We will stay off-site at a local church between our preliminary performance and preliminary awards.

        • We are still finalizing the location, but we will send out details ASAP.

    • BOA shows always have awesome merchandise for purchase, but it is pricey! Plan accordingly.

    • Tickets are $34 on site, but are less expensive if you purchase on the event website prior to the event.

      • This is a tough competition - making finals at this contest would be an AWESOME accomplishment for us!

    • There is a $15 charge for spectator parking, and a pass can be given out to exit and re-enter the lot if needed. You should plan to arrive early and allow extra time to get to the stadium, especially during peak times.

      • NOTE – there are other large scale events on the same day, in Louisville that may cause traffic delays.

  • Click HERE to access the itinerary.

    • Home base will be the Okolona Christian Church in Louisville, KY.

  • Click HERE to access the competition schedule.

  • Click HERE for stadium map.

  • Click HERE for event website.

  • Click HERE for Booster Parent letter from BOA.

  • Click HERE for pit crew itinerary.

BSN Team Shop

Team shop items should arrive on Monday. We will distribute them as soon as we receive them!

Show Shirts

The show shirts should deliver some time this week. We will distribute them as soon as we receive them!

Upcoming Fundraiser

The band will be hosting an Online Auction Fundraiser from November 3rd through November 10th. All we need to do is find local businesses or individuals who are willing to donate items to be auctioned for the benefit of the band program! Here are the details:

  • The deadline for collection and submission of donations will be October 31st.

    • Items for the auction need to be preferably objects or baskets/bundles that can be photographed.

  • We will be itemizing and setting up the catalog November 1st and 2nd, with plans to have the auction preview online by November 3rd.

    • The preview will be available to view until November 10th.

  • Bidding will take place online for 4 days, November 10th - November 13th.

  • On Sunday, November 13th the bids will close one item at a time.

    • For example, the first item will close at 7pm, another item will close every 15 minutes until all item bids are finished.

  • Customers that win the bid will be emailed an invoice.

    • A pickup and payment location will be announced.

  • This auction is happening with the help of Lewis Auction Company.

    • The website to view the online auction will be lewisauction.hibid.com.

  • Their company hosts several auctions at once so there is a page that will show the Central Hardin Band auction on their site.

  • For questions or to help please contact Alice Slaubaugh at 270-735-6948.

If you are able to get a donation for this auction, please complete THIS FORM. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ervin via email!

Announcement - Sunday, September 18, 2022

Congrats on a well-deserved GRAND CHAMPION and BEST OVERALL PERCUSSION award this weekend!

A HUGE thank you to all of our fans, supporters, and volunteers who helped make it happen. It takes a village and we have one of the very best around!

The videos and judges recordings will be posted on Google Classroom later this afternoon.

Weekly Schedule

  • Monday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Tuesday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Wednesday - No Rehearsal

  • Thursday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Friday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Saturday - Camp Day 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Google Classroom

This is a reminder for students to join the Google Classroom for their section! Class codes are below:

  • Brass: allb4sd

  • Guard: ncozdwk

  • Percussion: gfmz3hg

  • Woodwinds: hcdtvmu

Upcoming Competition

  • Our next competition is a Bands of America (BOA) Regional at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY on Saturday, October 1st.

    • This will be a very long day - food and drinks will be provided to the students throughout the day.

      • We will stay off-site at a local church between our preliminary performance and preliminary awards.

        • We are still finalizing the location, but we will send out details ASAP.

    • BOA shows always have awesome merchandise for purchase, but it is pricey! Plan accordingly.

    • Tickets are $34 on site, but are less expensive if you purchase on the event website prior to the event.

      • This is a tough competition - making finals at this contest would be an AWESOME accomplishment for us!

  • Click HERE to access the DRAFT itinerary.

  • Click HERE to access the competition schedule.

  • Click HERE for event website.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ervin via email!

Mid-Week Announcement - Thursday, September 15, 2022

BSN Team Shop

The BSN team shop orders (including compression shirts) are scheduled to ship out today or tomorrow. Unfortunately, the items will not be here in time for the competition. This means that all brass, woodwind, and percussion students should plan to wear the parade shirt under the uniform on Saturday. Students should plan to wear their show shirt any time they are not in uniform (other than rehearsal).

Show Shirt Orders

The Show Shirt Orders should be available next week - there was a delay with the distributor and we deeply apologize that the shirts will not be here in time for the competition.

Google Classroom

We are going to start posting run-throughs from rehearsal on Google Classroom. It is important that all students join their Google Classroom.

Students should watch the videos after each rehearsal and make private comments with corrections they can make for their next performance.

Class codes are below:

  • Brass: allb4sd

  • Guard: ncozdwk

  • Percussion: gfmz3hg

  • Woodwinds: hcdtvmu

Friday Rehearsal

Our rehearsal on Friday will be in the stadium. The plan is to rehearse in shakos, gauntlets, and marching shoes.

  • Students will meet at 3:45 to discuss uniform expectations.

  • We will then head to the stadium for rehearsal to begin at 4:15.

  • We are also going to do an "on and off" rehearsal where we practice getting on and off the field in the specific time frame needed for competition.

  • Pit/prop crew need to meet at the concessions area at 6:15.

  • 6:15-6:30 Review Pit Assignments

  • 6:30- Rehearse pit run in preparation for Saturday competition.  We will only do a couple runs, easy but needed to ensure we are prepared for Saturday.

  • Questions? Contact Brent Lindsey 270-300-4419.

Additional Contest Information

We received the following updates from the contest host today.

  • THE CONTEST IS AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUS!

    • Do not go to the New High School as they do not have a stadium at that location.

    • The address is: 300 Ingram Avenue Campbellsville, KY 42718

  • Admission Cost: $10.00 (ages 12 and over) ages 5-11 ($5.00) Under 5 are FREE.

  • Campus Map

  • Stadium Photo

  • Directions


Announcement - Sunday, September 11, 2022

Congrats on a great football game performance and a very productive camp day!

Weekly Schedule

NOTE: STUDENTS NEED TO BRING KNEE PADS AND TOWELS TO REHEARSAL FOR CHOREOGRAPHY AND PHYSICAL TRAINING.

  • Monday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Tuesday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Wednesday - Guard Uniform Fitting After School

  • Thursday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Friday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Saturday - First Competition!

Upcoming Competition

  • Our first competition (9/17) is hosted by Taylor County HS in Campbellsville, KY. The competition takes place at Taylor County MS on 300 Ingram Ave, Campbellsville, KY.

  • This will be a very long day - food and drinks will be provided to the students. All students should eat breakfast before they arrive for rehearsal in the morning.

  • We need volunteers to help chaperone students on this trip!

    • Please contact Mrs. Tanja Monge at 270-723-7013 if you are able to help.

  • Click HERE to access the itinerary.

  • Click HERE to access the competition schedule.

  • Click HERE for the pit crew itinerary.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ervin via email!

Mid-Week Announcement - Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Football Game

The game this Friday is Homecoming. Due to the homecoming festivities taking place during halftime, the band will be performing BEFORE the football game on Friday evening. Uniform is parade shirts, black/navy shorts, tennis shoes - this applies to winds, percussion, and guard.

Here is the schedule:

  • 4:00 Rehearsal

  • 5:30 Dinner

  • 6:30 Report to Warm Up at the Football Field (in our normal warmup area)

  • 7:00 Walk to Field

  • 7:10 Perform

  • 7:18 National Anthem

  • 7:30 Kickoff

  • 10:00 Approximate Dismissal Time (Woodwinds on Clean Up Duty)

Announcement - Monday, September 5, 2022

Weekly Schedule

NOTE: STUDENTS NEED TO BRING KNEE PADS AND TOWELS TO REHEARSAL FOR CHOREOGRAPHY AND PHYSICAL TRAINING.

  • Monday - No Rehearsal

  • Tuesday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Wednesday - No Rehearsal

  • Thursday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Friday - Rehearsal 4:15-5:30; Football Game 7:30-9:30

  • Saturday - Camp Day 8 AM - 5 PM

Final Payment

  • Final marching band payments were due on Friday, Sept 2nd.

  • You can pay online HERE, or students can drop the final payment in the black box in the band room.

    • If you send a check with a student, please make sure it is in a marked envelope with the student's name, the amount, and the purpose.

      • Example: John Smith, $100, Sept 1 Marching Band Payment

Show Shirt and Performance Gear

  • Show shirts, hoodies, etc are still on sale!

  • The shop will stay open until Monday night at midnight.

  • Click HERE to access the shop!

Upcoming Competition

  • Our first competition (9/17) is hosted by Taylor County HS in Campbellsville, KY. The competition takes place at Taylor County MS on 300 Ingram Ave, Campbellsville, KY.

  • This will be a very long day - food and drinks will be provided to the students. All students should eat breakfast before they arrive for rehearsal in the morning.

  • Click HERE to access the itinerary.

  • Click HERE to access the competition schedule.

  • Click HERE for the pit crew itinerary.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ervin via email!

Announcement - Sunday, August 28, 2022

Great job at the Heartland Parade! We are so proud of how the band represented Central Hardin and Cecilia in the Elizabethtown community!

Weekly Schedule

NOTE: STUDENTS NEED TO BRING KNEE PADS AND TOWELS TO REHEARSAL FOR CHOREOGRAPHY AND PHYSICAL TRAINING.

  • Monday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Tuesday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Wednesday - No Rehearsal

  • Thursday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Friday - No Rehearsal

  • Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

Final Payment Due

  • The final payment for marching band is due this Friday, Sept 2.

  • You can pay online HERE, or students can drop the final payment in the black box in the band room.

    • If you send a check with a student, please make sure it is in a marked envelope with the student's name, the amount, and the purpose.

      • Example: John Smith, $100, Sept 1 Marching Band Payment

Show Shirt and Performance Gear

  • Show shirts, hoodies, etc are still on sale this week. Show and performance gear is how we know who our fans in the stands are at competitions!

  • The shop will stay open until Friday, September 2nd. Click HERE to access the shop!

Fundraiser Wrap Up(s)

  • We raised a grand total of $29,455 with our online donation campaign!

    • There are some prize incentives that will be handed out later this week for individual students.

    • Congratulations to the BRASS on winning the section competition - we've got something special in store for the brass and we will keep you all posted!

  • The Mattress Sale went well! Thank you to all of those who volunteered and advertised the sale.

    • We will have prize incentives for students in the coming weeks!

Competition Schedule

  • Our competition schedule for the season has been finalized. About one to two weeks prior to the competition date, you will receive a detailed itinerary. See below for dates and locations.

    • September 17 - Taylor Co HS

      • KMEA

      • Campbellsville, KY

    • October 1 - Cardinal Stadium

      • BOA

      • Louisville, KY

    • Oct 15 - George Rogers Clark HS

      • KMEA

      • Winchester, KY

    • Oct 22 - Lucas Oil Stadium

      • BOA

      • Indianapolis, IN

    • October 29 - Roy Kidd Stadium

      • KMEA State Championships

      • Richmond, KY

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ervin via email!

Weekly Announcements - Sunday, August 14, 2022

Weekly Schedule

  • Monday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Tuesday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Wednesday - No Rehearsal

  • Thursday - Rehearsal 4:15-7:15

  • Friday - Rehearsal and Football Game

    • We are aware of the 8th grade field trip taking place at East Hardin. Students are allowed to go on the field trip, but doing so will mean they are missing out on the rehearsal before the football game. It is especially important that ALL students attend this rehearsal as we will be covering performance logistics. If a student is planning to attend the field trip, they need to let Mr. Ervin know at Monday's rehearsal.

  • Saturday - Camp Day 8 AM - 5 PM

Friday Night Football Game

We have our first football game of the season Friday night! Here is our schedule:

    • 4:15 Rehearsal

    • 5:30 Rehearsal Ends

      • Students should eat and change into uniform at this time.

      • Food is not provided.

      • Uniform for this game will be parade dress - parade shirts, black/navy shorts, and tennis shoes.

    • 6:30 Warm-Up

    • 7:10 Parade to Stadium

    • 7:20 National Anthem

    • 7:30 Kickoff

      • We will perform at half time.

      • Students will have a break during the third quarter.

    • 9:30 Approximate End of Game

      • Students will be dismissed from the band room.

Mattress Fundraiser

  • We are hosting our 7th Annual Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, August 27th in the East Hardin Middle School Cafeteria.

  • This is a VERY easy fundraiser for us. All we have to do is advertise the sale! Students will receive flyers tomorrow and we will send yard signs home sometime this week.

  • Here's HOW it works:

    • The company comes to the school and sets up a mattress show room. They will have mattresses at various price points, sizes, firmness levels, etc. They also have sheets, mattress protectors, frames, and pillows. This is the real deal!

    • The company also provides the salesman (commission free, no-pressure sales by the way) and the payment options (financing available).

    • On average, we make approximately $100 per mattress sold.

    • There are CASH incentives for student referrals as well!

  • Here's WHY it works:

    • A mattress lasts 10 years on average, so every year 1 in 10 people will purchase a mattress. This means that in Hardin County approximately 10,000 people will purchase a mattress THIS YEAR!

    • Our job is to get as many of those 10,000 people as possible to buy from us!

    • If each family could get ONE person to buy a mattress at the sale, we could make over $10,000 with this fundraiser.

Fund-Team Update

    • We have raised $21,975!

      • We have one week left to meet our newly adjusted goal of $25,000.

      • Remember there are incentives for students!

        • If students get 10 total donations, they will receive a 5 lb bag of Albanese gummy bears.

        • The student with the most emails submitted will receive $25 CASH.

        • The student with the most donations will receive $50 CASH.

        • The student with the highest donation total will receive $50 CASH.

        • The student with the highest single donation will receive $50 CASH.

        • Finally, the section (WW, Brass, Percussion, or Guard) with the highest donation total per person will receive a PIZZA PARTY.

    • Section competition results so far -- it's a tight race for the top spot!

      • Brass - $193.21 per students

      • Percussion - $182.39 per student

      • Color Guard - $171.77 per students

      • Woodwinds - $162.98 per student

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ervin via email!

Announcement - Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Team Shop

  • The BSN Team Shop is now open! Click HERE to access the shop.

    • ALL WOODWINDS, BRASS, AND PERCUSSION ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A COMPRESSION SHIRT TO WEAR UNDER THE UNIFORM.

    • Everything else is optional, but encouraged of course!

GOOD NEWS!

  • We are officially allowed to start rehearsing at Central Hardin on Monday, August 15th.

  • This means we will need to move everything back to Central Hardin from the old East Hardin on Saturday, August 13th after the Cecilia Days Parade.

    • We will need all hands on deck for this move! We will send more details in another announcement next week.

    • Cecilia Days Parade itinerary will be sent out this weekend.

  • Next week, we will rehearse at the old East Hardin on Monday morning and Thursday evening.

    • Monday - 8 AM - 12 PM - Open House at CHHS 5 PM - 8 PM

    • Thursday - 6 PM - 8:30 PM

    • The rehearsal schedule for the school year will be fully updated by the end of this week.

Family Night

  • On Friday, August 5th we will have our annual parent meeting and end-of-camp performance!

    • Families will be expected to reconcile their band account and turn in any outstanding forms at this time.

      • This includes marching shoes & gloves ($45), and parade shirt ($10). All students get a show shirt for free. We will sell show shirts, hoodies, etc for families later on.

        • These are the same marching shoes, gloves, and parade shirts we used last year. Like the compression shirt, if you already have it, please bring it this week so we can check you off!

      • The band booster treasurer has updated all payments through July 31st. Any payment after July 31 may not be reflected on the records report we send home tomorrow, Wednesday, August 3rd.

    • Students need to bring a plain white shirt to change into for this performance.

  • Schedule

    • 5:00 PM - Rehearsal Ends, Students Eat (food provided) & Change Into White T-Shirt

    • 6:00 PM - Required Parent Meeting in the Gym at Old East Hardin

      • Students will be with directors getting ready for the performance at this time.

    • 7:00 PM - Performance on the Football Field at Old East Hardin

      • Students will be dismissed after putting away all equipment inside the school.

  • PIT CREW ITINERARY

    • Schedule - Subject to Change

      • 5:30-6:30 - The following unload semi (old props and stage):

        • Brian Cornett

        • Jeremy Olgletree

        • Lenny Spires

        • Dale Martin

        • Bart DeHaven

        • Rafael Monge

        • Dustin Brown

        • Shaun Dunaway

      • 6:00- All other pit crew meet in the Gym for mandatory meeting.

      • 6:30- All Pit Crew meet beside concrete building inside fence for assignments (please see me for assignments)

      • 6:55 - Pit rolls to field for performance.

      • 7:00- Performance on field.

      • 7:10 - Revert back to start, pit re-enter setup.

      • 7:40-ish - Push (help) all equipment and store and secure.

      • 8:00 - Release (This time is approximate).

    • Any questions regarding pit crew, please contact Brent Lindsey, Band Booster VP, 270-300-4419.

Fund-Team Update

    • We have officially raised almost $20,000! Keep sharing your personalized links on social media - parents, help us out and share on Facebook!

    • Section competition results so far -- it's a tight race for the top spot!

      • Brass - $183.31 per student

      • Color Guard - $155.81 per student

      • Percussion - $149.72 per student

      • Woodwinds - $148.37 per student


Announcement - Monday, August 1, 2022

Family Night

  • On Friday, August 5th we will have our annual parent meeting and end-of-camp performance!

    • Families will be expected to reconcile their band account and turn in any outstanding forms at this time.

      • Our treasurer will be updating payment information this week so that you will receive the most up-to-date information possible.

    • Students need to bring a plain white shirt to change into for this performance.

  • Schedule:

    • 5:00 PM - Rehearsal Ends, Students Eat (food provided) & Change Into White T-Shirt

    • 6:00 PM - Required Parent Meeting in the Gym at Old East Hardin

      • Students will be with directors getting ready for the performance at this time.

    • 7:00 PM - Performance on the Football Field at Old East Hardin

      • Students will be dismissed after putting away all equipment inside the school.

Team Shop

  • This week our online spirit store will go live! This store is open to anyone to purchase marching band spirit wear. We will send the link tomorrow.

    • Items include: hoodies, t-shirts, 1/4 zip pullovers, shorts, joggers, duffel bags, and bookbags.

  • ALL WOODWINDS, BRASS, AND PERCUSSION ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A COMPRESSION SHIRT TO WEAR UNDER THE UNIFORM.

    • This is the same compression shirt we have used since 2019. If you already have one, please bring it to camp ASAP to show us that you have it.

Rehearsal Schedule

  • During the school year, we will rehearse on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. We will also rehearse on Fridays when we have football games or before competitions on Saturday. For the foreseeable future, this is our schedule (and it is subject to change):

    • Mondays - Sectionals at CHHS - 4 PM - 7 PM

    • Tuesdays - Full Band at old EHMS - 6 PM - 9 PM

    • Thursdays - Full Band at old EHMS - 6 PM - 9 PM

  • Things are very fluid at the school right now in terms of construction. Last week we weren't going to have a rehearsal field at CHHS for the season, but today there is now a paved parking lot with stripes for parking. Mr. Ervin is meeting with CHHS administration tomorrow to find out how soon (if at all) we can rehearse at CHHS.

    • We will send out more details as we learn them.

FundTeam Update

    • We have officially raised over $17,000! Keep sharing those links!

    • Section competition results so far -- it's a tight race for the top spot!

      • Woodwinds - $153.83 per student

      • Color Guard - $148.44 per student

      • Brass - $144.93 per student

      • Percussion - $93.06 per student

        • Almost double from Friday! Keep it up, percussion!

Announcement - Thursday, July 28, 2022

DCI Watch Party

  • We will be hosting a DCI Watch Party on Friday, July 29th at 7 PM at Central Hardin HS.

  • This will be an opportunity for students to socialize, enjoy dinner (pizza provided), and watch some professional marching band together.

  • All students should enter the school and plan to be picked up from door 10 (N. Black Branch Road entrance).

  • Click here to RSVP and find out more details!

Uniform Fittings

  • Next week our uniform crew will be fitting students for uniforms. We will need students to stay after practice for about an hour to make this happen see the schedule below to know when students will be staying late:

      • Monday: Flutes and All Saxes

      • Tuesday: Clarinets and Bass Clarinets

      • Wednesday: High Brass and Drum Line

      • Thursday: Low Brass and Front and Ensemble

Online Team Shop

  • Next week our online spirit store will go live! This store is open to anyone to purchase marching band spirit wear.

  • Items include: hoodies, t-shirts, 1/4 zip pullovers, shorts, joggers, duffel bags, and bookbags.

  • ALL WOODWINDS, BRASS, AND PERCUSSION ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A COMPRESSION SHIRT TO WEAR UNDER THE UNIFORM.

  • This is the same compression shirt we have used since 2019. If you already have one, please bring it to camp ASAP to show us that you have it.

Freshman First Day

  • All freshmen marchers will be allowed to attend Freshman First Day at Central Hardin on Monday, August 1.

  • CHHS is providing bus transportation for students - they will be picked up from the Old East Hardin at 12:30 PM.

  • Freshman First Day is 1:00-5:00. Parents should make plans to pick up their children from Central Hardin when the event is over.

Family Night

  • On the last day of band camp, we will have our annual Family Night meeting and performance.

  • This includes a required meeting for all parents/guardians as well as an opportunity for the students to perform the show for our friends and family!

  • We will send a more detailed schedule for Family Night soon, but please keep that evening open on your calendars.

Fund-Team

  • We are doing very well on our online donation campaign - we have raised almost $11,000 in just three days!

  • Section competition results so far:

    • Woodwinds - $99.15 per student

    • Color Guard - $95.64 per student

    • Brass - $86.16 per student

    • Percussion - $54.17 per student

From Band Booster Vice-President, Brent Lindsey

1. Thanks to Amber Brown and Dustin Brown for taking care of the tent today.

2. We need 6-8 volunteers on Friday to be at Central around 5:30 to clear out back room by overhead door so the floors can get stripped and waxed. all items need to be moved into the band room and staged . Please let me know if you are available. Should not take very long.

3. As of now we are still needing 4 volunteers for pit crew for this season. Please let me know.

Questions call or text 270-300-4419.

Thanks in advance.


Last Minute Reminders - Sunday, July 17

BAND CAMP STARTS TOMORROW

  • BAND CAMP IS AT OLD EAST HARDIN IN GLENDALE

    • We will start promptly with a meeting in the cafeteria at 8:00 AM, so please be early/on-time.

      • Best practice is to arrive at least 15 minutes early.

    • Address: 129 College Street, Glendale, KY 40162

    • See image below for Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up guidance.

  • PAPERWORK

  • REQUIRED ITEMS FOR CAMP

        • One gallon water cooler full of water (write your name on it)

          • Here is a great cooler that is inexpensive, durable, and effective: COOLER LINK

        • Dot Book

          • All marching students will need a dot book, a water-resistant resealable bag (Zip-Loc), and a shoe string or lanyard to keep the dot book on them at all times. This includes color guard and does not include the pit/front ensemble.

        • Sun Block

          • All students must use at least SPF 30 sun block.

        • Hat or Sunglasses

          • All students must have a hat or sunglasses.

        • Athletic Clothing

          • All students must have light, breathable clothing as well as shorts and tennis shoes. Avoid black!

          • It is highly recommended that you have new shoes that you will use exclusively for marching band.

        • Music Binder, Sheet Protectors, Pencils

          • All students must have a music binder with sheet protectors and at least one pencil.

        • Lunch

          • Lunch takes place each day from 12:00-1:00.

          • Lunch is not provided so all students need to bring their own food.

              • Pack a healthy lunch -- avoid processed food.

              • Food = Fuel

          • Students can store lunch boxes inside before we go to the field each morning.

        • Prepare

          • Gather all necessary items for camp and put them in one place so you can wake up and go in the morning!

            • Plan ahead. Check and double check the list. Make sure you have everything.

          • Sleep Well

            • Get at least 8 hours of sleep tonight!

          • Eat Well

            • Make sure you eat breakfast! Avoid sugary breakfast cereals/bars and milk!

            • Stick to whole grain and lean protein if possible. No fast food!

          • Hydrate

            • Drink at least 64 oz of water today!

Fundraising

  • FUND-TEAM

        • We will have our annual online donation campaign beginning on Monday, July 25th.

        • Each student needs to have at least 20 emails to enter so we can reach our goal of raising $15,000.

        • We will give out more information on Day 1 of band camp.

  • KROGER

    • Click HERE and enter Central Hardin HS Band Boosters as your organization. (org number: KF695)

  • AMAZON SMILE

    • Click HERE and set your charity in Amazon as "Central Hardin Band Boosters"


If you have any questions, please email Mr. Ervin directly at trevor.ervin@hardin.kyschools.us.

UPDATE: Monday, July 11

ONE WEEK UNTIL BAND CAMP!!!

  • Reminders

    • We have a Band Booster meeting on Tuesday, July 12 at 6:00 PM in the band room.

    • Band Camp takes place at the old East Hardin Middle School in Glendale.

      • Address: 129 College Street, Glendale, KY 40162

    • Schedule

      • July 18-22, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      • July 25-29, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      • August 1-5, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      • Attendance to all of band camp is mandatory.

    • Paperwork

  • REQUIRED ITEMS FOR CAMP

      • One gallon water cooler full of water (write your name on it)

        • Here is a great cooler that is inexpensive, durable, and effective: COOLER LINK

      • Dot Book

        • All marching students will need a dot book, a water-resistant resealable bag (Zip-Loc), and a shoe string or lanyard to keep the dot book on them at all times. This includes color guard and does not include the pit/front ensemble.

      • Sun Block

        • All students must use at least SPF 30 sun block.

      • Hat or Sunglasses

        • All students must have a hat or sunglasses.

      • Athletic Clothing

        • All students must have light, breathable clothing as well as shorts and tennis shoes. Avoid black!

        • It is highly recommended that you have new shoes that you will use exclusively for marching band.

      • Music Binder

        • All students must have a music binder with sheet protectors and at least one pencil.

      • Lunch

        • Lunch takes place each day from 12:00-1:00.

        • Lunch is not provided so all students need to bring their own food. Students can store lunch boxes inside before we go to the field each morning.

      • Prepare Your Body

        • Sleep Well

          • Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night in the week leading up to camp.

        • Eat Well

          • Food is fuel for your body - plan accordingly.

        • Hydrate

          • Drink water. If you wait until you are thirsty, it will be too late.

        • Go outside!

          • Acclimate yourself to the heat.

        • Exercise!

          • Marching band is a physically demanding activity, and the bands that are most physically fit tend to be more successful.

Fundraising

  • FUND-TEAM

    • We will have our annual online donation campaign beginning on Monday, July 25th.

    • Each student needs to have at least 20 emails to enter so we can reach our goal of raising $15,000.

    • We will give out more information on Day 1 of band camp.

  • KROGER

    • Click HERE and enter Central Hardin HS Band Boosters as your organization. (org number: KF695)

  • AMAZON SMILE

    • Click HERE and set your charity in Amazon as "Central Hardin Band Boosters"

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Ervin directly at trevor.ervin@hardin.kyschools.us.

Summer Update

We've got a week and a half until band camp begins - here are a few things you need to know to get ready!

  • Where is camp?

      • This year, band camp will take place at the old East Hardin Middle School in Glendale. The address is below.

        • 129 College Street, Glendale, KY 40162

      • We will be rehearsing on the football field in the mornings, and will use the school for indoor rehearsal in the afternoons.

      • WE NEED YOUR HELP MOVING EQUIPMENT

        • Pit Crew Itinerary for 9 July 2022.  Movement of equipment from CHHS to EHMS (old).

          • 10:00- Arrive at CHHS (rear entrance)

          • 10:05- Load Briefing

          • 10:10- Load Equipment

          • 10:40- Trucks Depart for EHMS (old)

          • 11:00-Arrive at EHMS (unload)

          • 11:30-  Determine if more trips needed

            • If no trips needed (meeting inside for all pit crew).

            • If more trips needed (meeting to follow last trip).

          • NEEDED:  pickups, trailers, straps, anything that can haul equipment.

          • Questions? Contact Brent Lindsey, CH Band Booster VP, 270-300-4419

  • When is camp?

    • July 18-22, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    • July 25-29, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    • August 1-5, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    • Attendance at all of band camp and all rehearsals is mandatory.

      • If you have an unavoidable conflict, you must let us know IMMEDIATELY.

  • What do I need?

      • THESE ITEMS ARE MANDATORY/REQUIRED/NON-NEGOTIABLE.

        • One gallon water cooler full of water (write your name on it)

          • Here is a great cooler that is inexpensive, durable, and effective: COOLER LINK

        • Dot Book

          • All marching students will need a dot book, a water-resistant resealable bag (Zip-Loc), and a shoe string or lanyard to keep the dot book on them at all times.

        • Sun Block

          • All students must use at least SPF 30 sun block.

        • Hat or Sunglasses

          • All students must have a hat or sunglasses.

        • Athletic Clothing

          • All students must have light, breathable clothing as well as shorts and tennis shoes. Avoid black!

          • It is highly recommended that you have new shoes that you will use exclusively for marching band.

        • Music Binder

          • All students must have a music binder with sheet protectors and at least one pencil.

        • Lunch

          • Lunch takes place each day from 12:00-1:00.

          • Lunch is not provided so all students need to bring their own food. Students can store lunch boxes inside before we go to the field each morning.

        • Paperwork

        • GET READY

          • Go outside!

            • Try to acclimate yourself to the heat.

          • Exercise!

            • Marching band is a physically demanding activity, and the bands that are most physically fit tend to be more successful.

Fundraising

  • FUND-TEAM

    • We will have our annual online donation campaign beginning on Monday, July 25th.

    • Each student needs to have at least 20 emails to enter so we can reach our goal of raising $15,000.

    • We will give out more information on Day 1 of band camp.

  • KROGER

    • Click HERE and enter Central Hardin HS Band Boosters as your organization. (org number: KF695)

  • AMAZON SMILE

    • Click HERE and set your charity in Amazon as "Central Hardin Band Boosters"

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Ervin directly at trevor.ervin@hardin.kyschools.us.


Weekly Announcements (May 23 - 27)

Band Banquet

  • Thank you for an unforgettable band banquet! It was so good to see everyone, celebrate our wonderful students, and send off our seniors with gratitude. A special thank you to everyone for bringing food items and for chipping in to help with set up and tear down.

Marching Band

  • Clinics are Monday and Tuesday this week.

    • As a reminder, clinics are required!

    • We are placing students this weeks and will start writing drill soon, so it is important that all students attend each clinic day.

    • Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion - 3:30-5:30

    • Guard - 5:30-7:30

  • INTENT FORM, CONTRACT, and PAYMENT are past due.

    • Those are all clickable links - use them if needed!

Fundraising

  • KROGER

    • Click HERE and enter Central Hardin HS Band Boosters as your organization. (org number: KF695)

  • AMAZON SMILE

    • Click HERE and set your charity in Amazon as "Central Hardin Band Boosters"

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Ervin directly at trevor.ervin@hardin.kyschools.us.

Weekly Announcements (May 16-20)

State Band Assessment

  • Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble on their DISTINGUISHED rating at State Band Assessment!

Marching Band

  • Clinics are Monday and Wednesday this week due to the Primary Election on Tuesday.

    • Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion - 3:30-5:30

    • Guard - 5:30-7:30

  • INTENT FORM, contract, and payment are past due.

Spring Concert

  • Our Spring Concert will be on Monday, May 16 at 7 PM at the PAC.

  • All concert attendees must acquire a ticket at this LINK.

  • Student report time is 6:00. All students must wear concert black.

Band Banquet

  • The band banquet will take place on Thursday, May 19 at 7 PM in the commons at Central Hardin.

  • Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - click HERE for more information and to RSVP.

Fundraising

  • KROGER

    • Click HERE and enter Central Hardin HS Band Boosters as your organization. (org number: KF695)

  • AMAZON SMILE

    • Click HERE and set your charity in Amazon as "Central Hardin Band Boosters"

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Ervin directly at trevor.ervin@hardin.kyschools.us.

Weekly Announcements (May 2-6)

Oaks and Derby

  • If you are volunteering for Oaks and Derby look for an email from Mr. Ervin with details regarding Friday and Saturday!

Band Boosters

  • Nominations are now open for our the 2022-2023 Executive Board.

  • Click HERE for a list and description of Executive Board officers and committee chairpersons.

  • Click HERE to nominate someone.

  • We will vote on officers at our next meeting on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:00 PM.

Marching Band

  • Clinics are Monday and Tuesday.

    • Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion - 3:30-5:30

    • Guard - 5:30-7:30

  • INTENT FORM and payment are due by Friday, May 6.

State Band Assessment

  • The Wind Ensemble will be performing at KMEA State Band Assessment on Tuesday, May 10 at 3:30 PM.

  • We will leave Central Hardin at 1:30 and should be back to Central Hardin around 5:00.

  • We will travel there and back via bus. Parents are welcome to attend the concert.

Disney

  • This trip is for marching band students. Deposit ($200) and contract are due on Friday, May 13.

  • Click HERE to access a schedule, payment details, and the contract.

Spring Concert

  • Our Spring Concert will be on Monday, May 16 at 7 PM at the PAC.

  • Student report time is 6:00. All students must wear concert black.

Band Banquet

  • The band banquet will take place on Thursday, May 19.

  • We are in the planning stages and need help from non-senior parents. Please contact president@centralhardinband.org if you are able to help!

Fundraising

  • OZARK DELIGHTS

    • MONEY FOR THIS FUNDRAISER IS PAST DUE. PLEASE TURN IN ANY OUTSTANDING SUCKERS OR MONEY!

  • KROGER

    • Click HERE and enter Central Hardin HS Band Boosters as your organization. (org number: KF695)

  • AMAZON SMILE

    • Click HERE and set your charity in Amazon as "Central Hardin Band Boosters"

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Ervin directly at trevor.ervin@hardin.kyschools.us.

Weekly Announcements (April 18-22)

Band Boosters

  • Nominations are now open for our the 2022-2023 Executive Board.

  • Click HERE for a list and description of Executive Board officers and committee chairpersons.

  • Click HERE to nominate someone.

  • We will vote on officers at our next meeting on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:00 PM.

Solo and Ensemble

  • Congratulations to all students who performed at Solo and Ensemble this weekend!

  • We will share results with students on Monday.

PRISM Concert

  • The PRISM concert will take place on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 PM at the PAC.

  • This concert is for chamber ensembles and exceptional performers from Solo and Ensemble.

    • Student report time is 6:00.

    • Dress is all black.

  • Concert attendees MUST reserve their seat HERE.

Marching Band

  • Clinics start next week on Monday and Tuesday.

    • Winds and Percussion - 3:30-5:30

    • Guard - 5:30-7:30

  • INTENT FORM and payment are due by Friday, May 6.

Disney

  • This trip is for marching band students. Deposit ($200) and contract are due on May 10.

  • Click HERE to access a schedule, payment details, and the contract.

Band Banquet

  • The band banquet will take place on Thursday, May 19.

  • We are in the planning stages and need help from non-senior parents. Please contact president@centralhardinband.org if you are able to help!

Fundraising

  • OZARK DELIGHTS

    • MONEY FOR THIS FUNDRAISER IS PAST DUE. PLEASE TURN IN ANY OUTSTANDING SUCKERS OR MONEY!

  • KROGER

    • Click HERE and enter Central Hardin HS Band Boosters as your organization. (org number: KF695)

  • AMAZON SMILE

    • Click HERE and set your charity in Amazon as "Central Hardin Band Boosters"

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Ervin directly at trevor.ervin@hardin.kyschools.us.

Weekly Announcements (April 11-15)

Congratulations to the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble on their Distinguished ratings at KMEA Large Ensemble Performance Assessment.

  • Both bands received unanimous Distinguished ratings from the judging panel, including sight reading!

Weekly Schedule

  • Monday

    • Percussion Clinics 3:30-5:00

    • Tuba/Euph Ensemble 3:30-4:30

    • Trumpet Ensemble 4:00-5:00

    • Horn Ensemble 5:00-6:00

  • Tuesday

    • Clarinet Choir 3:30-5:00

  • Wednesday

    • Sax Ensemble 3:30-5:00

  • Thursday

    • Flute Ensemble 4:00-5:00

  • Friday

    • Jazz Band 4:00-5:00

Mr. Montgomery

  • Mr. Montgomery will be teaching and playing at the University of North Texas during the 2022-2023 school year to pursue a Doctoral degree in Music and Medicine.

  • Click here to view a letter from him regarding his new opportunity.

Solo and Ensemble

  • Solo and Ensemble will take place on Saturday, April 16 at John Hardin HS.

      • Performance times will be shared in Google Classroom.

PRISM Concert

  • The PRISM concert will take place on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 PM at the PAC.

Marching Band

  • Clinics start in a couple of weeks - check the calendar and make sure you attend all clinics!

  • Intent form and payment are due Friday, May 6.

Band Banquet

  • We are in the planning stages for our annual band banquet. We are finalizing a date due to conflicts with our previous dates of May 21 and May 14.

  • We need help from non-senior parents. Please contact president@centralhardinband.org if you would like to help!

Fundraising

  • OZARK DELIGHTS

    • MONEY FOR THIS FUNDRAISER IS PAST DUE. PLEASE TURN IN ANY OUTSTANDING SUCKERS OR MONEY!

  • OAKS AND DERBY

    • We need parent and student volunteers to work Oaks and Derby on May 6th and 7th. We will work with Levy Restaurants to assist with catering the event. We will serve as buffet attendants and meat carvers. No experience necessary and each volunteer makes $250 for the band!

    • Students must be 16 or older. We must have one parent volunteer for every two students. The goal is to have 40 total volunteers.

    • We will take a bus to and from Churchill Downs each day. You must wear black pants, black shoes, black belt, and a white button down shirt.

    • If you are able to volunteer, please complete the Oaks and Derby Volunteer Sign-Up.

  • KROGER

    • Click HERE and enter Central Hardin HS Band Boosters as your organization. (org number: KF695)

  • AMAZON SMILE

    • Click HERE and set your charity in Amazon as "Central Hardin Band Boosters"

Band Boosters

  • Our next band booster meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 at 6:00 PM in the band room.

  • As we move forward to 2022, we are looking for parents to volunteer for band booster executive board offices and committee chairpersons. We are losing several parents who were in these positions last year, and we want to make sure that we have plenty of time to transition and make this a successful year for the booster organization.

  • Click HERE for a list and description of band booster officers and committee chairpersons.

  • Please contact president@centralhardinband.org if you would like more information or are interested in running for a position.


Weekly Announcement (March 28 - April 1)

Congratulations to the Winter Guard on their GOLD MEDAL performance this weekend at Tri-State Championships!

  • Here is a video of their performance: https://youtu.be/7WYtiwlePV4

  • They will have a community performance on Monday, March 28th at 6:00 PM in the Gym at East Hardin MS.

Weekly Schedule

  • Monday

    • Tuba/Euph Ensemble 3:30-4:30

    • Trumpet Ensemble 4:00-5:00

    • Horn Ensemble 5:00-6:00

    • Marching Band Meeting 7:00 (information below)

  • Tuesday

    • Wind Ensemble 3:30-5:00

  • Wednesday

    • LEPA (itinerary below)

  • Thursday

    • Wind Ensemble Auditions during the school day.

    • Flute Ensemble 4:00-5:00

  • Friday

    • Wind Ensemble Auditions during the school day.

    • Jazz Band 4:00-5:00

Marching Band Meeting

  • We will have an informational meeting for everyone regarding the 2022 Marching Band season on Monday, March 28th at 7:00 PM in the commons at Central Hardin. Please enter door 10 (on the north end of the school). If you plan to be in marching band for the 2022 season, you must attend.

  • This meeting does not obligate you to participate, it is just an opportunity to get more information so you can make an informed decision about next year. We will discuss topics such as expectations, rehearsal schedule, competition schedule, etc.

KMEA LEPA

  • We still need a few parent volunteers to help pull the equipment trailer and chaperone students.

  • Chaperones will monitor students sitting in auditorium, assist with directing students to the appropriate warm up/performance areas, and assist the band director as needed from about 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

  • If you are able to help, please complete this Google Form: LEPA Parent Volunteer Form

LEPA Itinerary - Wednesday, March 30, 2022

    • 12:00 PM Load Equipment and Change into Concert Attire

    • 1:00 PM Depart Central Hardin

    • 1:15 PM Arrive at John Hardin/HCS PAC

                  • Unload equipment and store cases on buses/trailer.

                  • All students will go to the auditorium to view performances.

                  • We will eat dinner in a rotation before students perform.

    • 5:30 PM Symphonic Band Warm-Up

    • 6:00 PM Symphonic Band Performance

    • 6:30 PM Symphonic Band Sight-Reading

    • 7:00 PM Wind Ensemble Warm-Up

    • 7:30 PM Wind Ensemble Performance

    • 8:00 PM Wind Ensemble Sight-Reading

    • 8:15 PM Load Equipment and Buses

    • 8:30 PM Depart John Hardin/HCS PAC

    • 8:45 PM Arrive at Central Hardin/Unload Equipment & Instruments

    • 9:00 PM Dismiss from Band Room

Wind Ensemble Auditions

  • Auditions will take place during class on Thursday, March 31st and Friday, April 1st. Students will be judged based on their performance of a prepared etude, major scales, chromatic scale, and sight reading. The wind ensemble roster will be released after Spring Break.

Solo and Ensemble

  • Solo and Ensemble will take place on Saturday, April 16 at John Hardin HS.

    • Performance times will be shared in Google Classroom prior to the performance date.

PRISM Concert

  • The PRISM concert will take place on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 PM at the PAC.

Band Banquet

  • We are in the planning stages for our annual band banquet. We are finalizing a date for the band banquet due to conflicts with our previous dates of May 21 and May 14.

  • We need help from non-senior parents. Please contact president@centralhardinband.org if you would like to help!

Fundraising

  • OZARK DELIGHTS

    • We are fundraising to pay for buses to attend LEPA.

    • Students are selling a bag of 60, $1 suckers. We ask that each student sell at least one bag.

    • MONEY IS DUE MONDAY, MARCH 28. Checks payable to Central Hardin Band Boosters.

  • OAKS AND DERBY

    • We need parent and student volunteers to work Oaks and Derby on May 6th and 7th. We will work with Levy Restaurants to assist with catering the event. We will serve as buffet attendants and meat carvers. No experience necessary and each volunteer makes $250 for the band!

    • Students must be 16 or older. We must have one parent volunteer for every two students. The goal is to have 40 total volunteers.

    • We will take a bus to and from Churchill Downs each day. You must wear black pants, black shoes, black belt, and a white button down shirt.

    • If you are able to volunteer, please complete the Oaks and Derby Volunteer Sign-Up.

  • KROGER

    • Click HERE and enter Central Hardin HS Band Boosters as your organization. (org number: KF695)

  • AMAZON SMILE

    • Click HERE and set your charity in Amazon as "Central Hardin Band Boosters"

Band Boosters

  • Our next band booster meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 PM in the band room.

  • As we move forward to 2022, we are looking for parents to volunteer for band booster executive board offices and committee chairpersons. We are losing several parents who were in these positions last year, and we want to make sure that we have plenty of time to transition and make this a successful year for the booster organization.

  • Click HERE for a list and description of band booster officers and committee chairpersons.

  • Please contact president@centralhardinband.org if you would like more information or are interested in running for a position.

Weekly Announcement (March 21-25)

CONGRATS TO THE WINTER GUARD

  • The winter guard travelled to Floyd Central HS this weekend to compete and placed first overall!

  • Here is a video of their performance: https://youtu.be/uaNqUc6Tvfs

  • They will complete their competitive season on Saturday, March 26 at the BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University. They perform at 1:30 PM and would love your support if you can attend!

Weekly Schedule

  • Monday

    • Tuba/Euph Ensemble 3:30-4:30

    • Trumpet Ensemble 4:00-5:00

    • Horn Ensemble 5:00-6:00

  • Tuesday

    • Wind Ensemble 3:30-5:00

  • Wednesday

    • Saxophone Ensemble 3:30-5:00

  • Thursday

    • Concert Band/Symphonic Band 3:30-5:00

    • Flute Ensemble 5:00-6:00

  • Friday

    • Jazz Band 4:00-5:00

Marching Band Meeting

  • We will have an informational meeting for everyone regarding the 2022 Marching Band season on Monday, March 28th at 7:00 PM in the commons at Central Hardin. Please enter door 10 (on the north end of the school). If you plan to be in marching band for the 2022 season, you must attend.

  • This meeting does not obligate you to participate, it is just an opportunity to get more information so you can make an informed decision about next year. We will discuss topics such as expectations, rehearsal schedule, competition schedule, etc.

KMEA LEPA

  • We still need a few parent volunteers to help pull the equipment trailer and chaperone students.

  • Chaperones will monitor students sitting in auditorium, assist with directing students to the appropriate warm up/performance areas, and assist the band director as needed from about 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

  • If you are able to help, please complete this Google Form: LEPA Parent Volunteer Form

LEPA Itinerary - Wednesday, March 30, 2022

    • 12:00 PM Load Equipment and Change into Concert Attire

    • 1:00 PM Depart Central Hardin

    • 1:15 PM Arrive at John Hardin/HCS PAC

                  • Unload equipment and store cases on buses/trailer.

                  • All students will go to the auditorium to view performances.

                  • We will eat dinner in a rotation before students perform.

    • 5:00 PM Symphonic Band Warm-Up

    • 5:30 PM Symphonic Band Performance

    • 6:00 PM Symphonic Band Sight-Reading

    • 7:00 PM Wind Ensemble Warm-Up

    • 7:30 PM Wind Ensemble Performance

    • 8:00 PM Wind Ensemble Sight-Reading

    • 8:15 PM Load Equipment and Buses

    • 8:30 PM Depart John Hardin/HCS PAC

    • 8:45 PM Arrive at Central Hardin/Unload Equipment & Instruments

    • 9:00 PM Dismiss from Band Room

Wind Ensemble Auditions

  • Auditions will take place during class on Thursday, March 31st and Friday, April 1st. Students will be judged based on their performance of a prepared etude, major scales, chromatic scale, and sight reading. The wind ensemble roster will be released after Spring Break.

Solo and Ensemble

  • Solo and Ensemble will take place on Saturday, April 16 at John Hardin HS.

    • Performance times will be shared in Google Classroom prior to the performance date.

  • To register for Solo and Ensemble, students must fill out the registration form on Google Classroom and submit the audition fee to the black box in the band room.

    • Solo: $7

    • Ensemble: $13 total (e.g. a duet would pay $6.50 each)

PRISM Concert

  • The PRISM concert is our chamber ensemble concert. All Central Hardin chamber ensembles will perform at this concert along with selected performers who had outstanding performances at solo and ensemble.

  • The PRISM concert will take place on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 PM at the PAC.

Band Banquet

  • We are in the planning stages for our annual band banquet. The banquet is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 14 in the commons at Central Hardin.

  • We need help from non-senior parents. Please contact president@centralhardinband.org if you would like to help!

Fundraising

  • OZARK DELIGHTS

    • We are fundraising to pay for buses to attend LEPA.

    • Students are selling a bag of 60, $1 suckers. We ask that each student sell at least one bag.

  • OAKS AND DERBY

    • We need parent and student volunteers to work Oaks and Derby on May 6th and 7th. We will work with Levy Restaurants to assist with catering the event. We will serve as buffet attendants and meat carvers. No experience necessary and each volunteer makes $250 for the band!

    • Students must be 16 or older. We must have one parent volunteer for every two students. The goal is to have 40 total volunteers.

    • We will take a bus to and from Churchill Downs each day. You must wear black pants, black shoes, black belt, and a white button down shirt.

    • If you are able to volunteer, please complete the Oaks and Derby Volunteer Sign-Up.

  • KROGER

    • Click HERE and enter Central Hardin HS Band Boosters as your organization. (org number: KF695)

  • AMAZON SMILE

    • Click HERE and set your charity in Amazon as "Central Hardin Band Boosters"

Band Boosters

  • Our next band booster meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 PM in the band room.

  • As we move forward to 2022, we are looking for parents to volunteer for band booster executive board offices and committee chairpersons. We are losing several parents who were in these positions last year, and we want to make sure that we have plenty of time to transition and make this a successful year for the booster organization.

  • Click HERE for a list and description of band booster officers and committee chairpersons.

  • Please contact president@centralhardinband.org if you would like more information or are interested in running for a position.


Mid-Week Announcements (March 16)

After-School Rehearsals

  • In preparation for KMEA Large Ensemble Performance Assessment (LEPA), we are holding after school rehearsals for the band classes. Below is a schedule of rehearsals:

    • Wind Ensemble (includes Percussion Ensemble students)

      • Tuesdays, March 15, 22, & 29

      • 3:30-5:00

    • Concert/Symphonic Band (includes Percussion Ensemble students)

      • Thursdays, March 17 & 24

      • 3:30-5:00

  • In preparation for Solo and Ensemble and the PRISM Concert, we are holding after school rehearsals for our chamber ensembles. Below is a weekly schedule of rehearsals.

    • Monday

      • Tuba/Euph 3:30-4:30

      • Trumpet 4:00-5:00

      • Horn 5:00-6:00

    • Tuesday

      • Clarinet 3:30-5:15 (postponed until after LEPA)

    • Wednesday

      • Saxophone 3:30-5:00

    • Thursday

      • Flute 3:30-5:00

KMEA LEPA

  • LEPA is an opportunity for students to perform prepared concert literature for a panel of judges and it is one of our most important performance events of the year. Along with the prepared repertoire, students also perform sight-reading and receive a rating based on their performance.

  • We will need a few parent volunteers to help pull the equipment trailer and chaperone students. Chaperones will monitor students sitting in auditorium, assist with directing students to the appropriate warm up/performance areas and assist the band director as needed from about 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM. If you are able to help please complete this Google Form: LEPA Parent Volunteer Form

  • This year, the bands perform on Wednesday, March 30 at the PAC. The Symphonic Band performs at 5:30 PM and the Wind Ensemble performs at 7:30 PM. The performances are open to the public and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend. This event is mandatory for all students and will be graded. Students will wear concert black for the performance.

LEPA Itinerary - Wednesday, March 30, 2022

    • 12:00 PM Load Equipment and Change into Concert Attire

    • 1:00 PM Depart Central Hardin

    • 1:15 PM Arrive at John Hardin/HCS PAC

                  • Unload equipment and store cases on buses/trailer.

                  • All students will go to the auditorium to view performances.

                  • We will eat dinner in a rotation before students perform.

    • 5:00 PM Symphonic Band Warm-Up

    • 5:30 PM Symphonic Band Performance

    • 6:00 PM Symphonic Band Sight-Reading

    • 7:00 PM Wind Ensemble Warm-Up

    • 7:30 PM Wind Ensemble Performance

    • 8:00 PM Wind Ensemble Sight-Reading

    • 8:15 PM Load Equipment and Buses

    • 8:30 PM Depart John Hardin/HCS PAC

    • 8:45 PM Arrive at Central Hardin/Unload Equipment & Instruments

    • 9:00 PM Dismiss from Band Room

Wind Ensemble Auditions

  • Each year, students have the opportunity to audition for the Central Hardin Wind Ensemble. This year, auditions will take place during class on Thursday, March 31st and Friday, April 1st. Students will be judged based on their performance of a prepared etude, major scales, chromatic scale, and sight reading. The wind ensemble roster will be released after Spring Break.

Winter Guard Championships

  • The Central Hardin Winter Guard will complete their competitive season on Saturday, March 26 at the BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University. They perform at 1:30 PM and would love your support if you can attend!

Solo and Ensemble

  • KMEA District 4 hosts a solo and ensemble (small group) event for all students grades 6-12. We will have students performing solos with and without piano accompaniment, duets, trios, quartets, etc. This is an excellent opportunity for students to work on something other than band literature.

  • The students will perform for a judge and be given a comment sheet and a rating based on their performance that day. The judges are familiar with the literature that the students play and know how long the students have been playing, so they base their ratings on several factors.

    • Students will receive a rating for their performance.

      • 1 – Distinguished

      • 2 – Proficient

      • 3 – Apprentice

      • 4 – Novice

    • If a student performs approved Solo or Ensemble repertoire and receives a Distinguished Rating, he or she can perform at State Solo and Ensemble and receive a rating from a state judge. Receiving a Distinguished at State Solo and Ensemble is a top honor, and is highly regarded by colleges and universities.

  • Solo and Ensemble will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at John Hardin HS.

    • Performance times will be shared in Google Classroom prior to the performance date.

  • To register for Solo and Ensemble, students must fill out the registration form on Google Classroom and submit the audition fee to the black box in the band room.

    • Solo: $7

    • Ensemble: $13 total (e.g. a duet would pay $6.50 each)

  • Practice is a MUST for students enrolled to perform. A commitment to any Solo or Ensemble event must be made and honored.

Marching Band

  • We will have an informational meeting for everyone regarding the 2022 Marching Band season on Monday, March 28th at 7:00 PM in the commons at Central Hardin. Please enter door 10 (on the north end of the school). If you plan to be in marching band for the 2022 season, please make plans to attend.

  • This meeting does not obligate you to participate, it is just an opportunity to get more information so you can make an informed decision about next year. We will discuss topics such as expectations, rehearsal schedule, competition schedule, etc.

PRISM Concert

  • The PRISM concert is our chamber ensemble concert. All Central Hardin chamber ensembles will perform at this concert along with selected performers who had outstanding performances at solo and ensemble.

  • The PRISM concert is scheduled for Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 PM at the PAC.

Band Banquet

  • We are in the planning stages for our annual band banquet. The banquet is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 14 in the commons at Central Hardin.

  • We need help from non-senior parents! Please contact president@centralhardinband.org if you would like to help!

Fundraising

  • OZARK DELIGHTS

    • We are starting a sucker fundraiser this week. Students are selling a bag of 60, $1 suckers. We ask that each student sell at least one bag.

  • OAKS AND DERBY

    • We need parent and student volunteers to work Oaks and Derby on May 6th and 7th. We will work with Levy Restaurants to assist with catering the event. We will serve as buffet attendants and meat carvers. No experience necessary and each volunteer makes $250 for the band!

    • Students must be 16 or older. We must have one parent volunteer for every two students. The goal is to have 40 total volunteers.

    • We will take a bus to and from Churchill Downs each day. You must wear black pants, black shoes, black belt, and a white button down shirt.

    • If you are able to volunteer, please complete the Oaks and Derby Volunteer Sign-Up.

  • KROGER

    • Click HERE and enter Central Hardin HS Band Boosters as your organization. (org number: KF695)

  • AMAZON SMILE

    • Click HERE and set your charity in Amazon as "Central Hardin Band Boosters"

Band Boosters

  • Our next band booster meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 PM in the band room.

  • As we move forward to 2022, we are looking for parents to volunteer for band booster executive board offices and committee chairpersons. We are losing several parents who were in these positions last year, and we want to make sure that we have plenty of time to transition and make this a successful year for the booster organization.

  • Click HERE for a list and description of band booster officers and committee chairpersons.

  • Please contact president@centralhardinband.org if you would like more information or are interested in running for a position.