On behalf of all of the band officers, we’d like to thank everyone for another successful band year. Congratulations to everyone who helped the Concert Band get an Excellent and the Wind Ensemble achieve, for the first time, a third consecutive Superior. We’ve had a very successful year with tons of band spirit and unity! We give a special thanks to all of the graduating seniors for their dedication and hard work! Another special thanks to all of the parent chaperones who have helped at practically every band event this year, making food, bringing water, coming to trips, and everything else possible to help the band. To all the returning band members, we are looking forward to another great year next year! Enjoy your summer and stay musical!
Ms. Kluga, Director
Ben Geoghean, President (Wind Ensemble)
Lauren Scinto, Vice President (Wind Ensemble)
Elizabeth Pogact, Secretary
Emily Forman, Treasurer
Joe Menduni, Webmaster
Marcello Orlando, Apprentice Webmaster
Katie McKeown, Librarian
Abby Ferri, Librarian
Rebecca Kaplan, President (Concert Band)
Mark Brawitsch, Vice President (Concert Band)
Concert Band Section Leaders:
Flute - Mike Pancirer
Clarinet - Danielle Merlini & Kaila Boyer
Sax - Jan Kluk
Trumpet - Dan Lucey
Low Brass - Tim Fay
Percussion - Ross Mandel & Haley Corso
Wind Ensemble Section Leaders:
Flute - Liz Pogact
Clarinet - Michelle Ruffino
Sax - Catherine Chung
Trumpet - Ben Geoghean
Low Brass - Sam Cutrone
Percussion - Miranda Smith
WHAT: Perform for the Yorktown Relay for Life Fundraiser.
WHEN: Friday 6/14, 2013. Please arrive by
9:00pm to warm up and tune. We will be done playing by 10:00pm. This is a rain or shine event.
WHERE: Veteran’s Field (by the Gazebo in town). Please park by the A+P (be prepared for tons of traffic / scarce parking. Plan accordingly and ARRIVE EARLY). Walk up the stairs to the track. We will be performing on the main stage.
ATTIRE: Concert black and a white tie. INSTRUMENT & MUSIC RETURNS:
* If you are using a YHS instrument / mouthpiece, you will return them to Ms. Kluga after our performance
(and help her carry them to her car :).
* If you have any ORIGINALS in your possession, you will return them at the end of our performance.
We will be playing the following songs in this order (practice them!):
- Sing, Sing, Sing
- At Last
- Girl from Ipanema
- Time Afte Time
- Stevie Wonder Medley
Date: Monday, May 27, 2013
Place: Yorktown TOWN HALL
Time: Please arrive promptly by 10:45 AM
Everyone is required to stay until the end of the ceremony at the town Gazebo. UNIFORM:
******REMEMBER!!! Take your instrument, lyre, and flip folder home with you on Friday!!!*******
- Green YHS Band Shirt
- LONG Khaki pants
- Lyre, music and instrument (please leave your cases with your parents!)
- Show your USA pride, decorate your instrument!!
- If it is a nice day you may want to wear sun-block.
You are responsible for bringing your sticks to the parade. We will also need help bringing the equipment to the parade, and then coming back after the parade. Please talk to Ms. Kluga about how you can help.
Participating in the Memorial Day Parade is part of your child’s responsibility to the YHS band program. Of course, I realize that this is a big family gathering weekend. Students who have family obligations and are unable to attend the parade must bring a note from their parents by WEDNESDAY 5/22.
CHAPERONES Band parents will be needed to help provide water before, during and after the parade (especially if the weather will be warm!). If you are able to bring a cooler with ice and bottled water, or if you are willing to walk along side the band with squeeze-able water bottles, please sign up here. Come to the 10th Annual YHS Band Memorial Day Cookout!!
- Hosted by the Racioppo Family
- Everyone is invited!!
- Immediately after the parade until 4:00pm.
- Yes, this will be a chaperoned event!
- Sign up here to bring food, drinks, supplies, or to chaperone!
SPRING CONCERT INFO:
WHAT: YHS Spring Band Concert
WHEN: Monday, May 13th at 7:30PM
WHERE: YHS Auditorium
1. Students will need to arrive early to warm up. Please arrive at YHS no later than 7:00PM.
2. Concert Dress (found in the YHS Band Handbook)
• Black pants or LONG black skirt
• Black Blouse-- longish sleeves (no sleeveless shirts or spaghetti straps)
• Black stockings
• Black Shoes (NO flip-flops)
• Black Pants
• Black, Button-Down, Long Sleeved Shirt
• Black Socks
• Black Shoes
After the concert, please join us in the cafeteria to celebrate our student’s performance! Food donation items and chaperone help are needed. Click here
to to find out how you can help.
The Wind Ensemble will be seeing STOMP on Sunday, May 5th.
Meet at YHS at 12:00 noon
Attend 2:00pm STOMP matinee in NYC
Return to YHS by 5:00pm
Thanks to all who responded YES or NO via e-mail. We have 33 out of 46 kids attending.
Please return the permission slip ASAP this week. It can be found here
Times and dates are available in the band room and can be found here
. When viewing the attachment, please realize that you may not have received your “preferred time.” YOUR STUDENT’S SCHEDULED TIME can be found in the DAY, TIME, ROOM columns on the far left of the attached .pdf. An info sheet can be found here
Seniors, you must submit for biography by Friday, May 3rd online. To upload your biography and for more information about it, click here
On Tuesday, February 26th, the YCSD Band Program will hold it’s first ever District Band Concert from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the YHS Gym. All band students grades 5-12 will participate. We hope this will be a wonderful experience for all of our students – fostering positive relationships between all levels, and allowing our youngest band students and their parents to see the full progression of our band program.
* Students, please arrive by 5:50pm.
* Please wear your band t-shirt and jeans.
* Please bring a FOLDING MUSIC STAND if you own one. Put your name on it.
* High school band parents ARE NOT INVITED to this concert as audience members! I know it seems unfair, but this performance is specifically designed to reach our younger band students and their parents. If YHS band parents attend, we will exceed the maximum capacity in the gym (1200).
PARENT HELP NEEDED!
However, to make the evening successful, we need about 20 YHS Band parent helpers! Look for a parent e-mail soon outlining how you can help.
STUDENT HELP NEEDED!
Many, many students are needed to help set up the 500 chairs, help mentor the younger students, and to clean up after the concert. Sign up sheets are available in the band room. As always, your extra efforts are worth extra credit!