PEP BAND

We had a fun and spirited group on Friday evening 10/22 – thank you to those who came out to support our Huskers on senior night! Ms. Kluga is waiting to hear if there is a home playoff game this week. Stay tuned.

JAZZ BAND THURSDAY 10/28

It was a fun and productive rehearsal #4! To prepare for this week’s rehearsal, polish up all the measures that you personally find difficult. Work at them slowly and precisely, and then bring them up to tempo. Remember: Practice makes permanent.

GUIDED PRACTICE SESSIONS PERIOD 9

Offered weekly, and hosted by our junior and senior band members (thank you!). Students who lead or attend a session receive 1 point of extra credit. Sessions are held period 9, unless noted otherwise. Ms. Kluga is also always available for help by appointment.

Monday 10/25:JB Trumpet, JB Sax p.8 / JB Rhythm Section p.9 
Tuesday 10/26:JB Trombone p.8,JB Trombone guided practice with Will L, Bassoon with Will G. 
Wednesday 10/27:Clarinet with Ethan, Trumpet with Trevor, Flute with Chinmay, Percussion with Anthony and Drew 
Thursday 10/28:Trombone p.5 with Will L. 
Friday 10/29:Clarinet with Kayla 

CITRUS SALE ENDS 10/29

Please share our info with your friends and family! Flyers with QR codes and links are attached.

VIEW YOUR ON-LINE SALES

Students can login to see if anyone has credited a purchase to their account. Go to www.ifundraise.com/member. Log in with first and last name, and their member ID (which is available on Dashboard under the “Account Funds” tab on the left side of the page). Once you have entered the first/last name and ID, click on the blue button that says “Reports,” then next to the word “Report” select “Detailed Summary E-commerce” from the drop-down menu. 

Students earn 85% of their sales profit, to be put towards their end-of-year musical experience. The remaining 15% of their sales profit will go to their ensemble’s general fund. During checkout customers will be able to select a specific student to receive the sales credit, or you can select the Band Scholarship Fund.

NameSelling PriceTotal Profit (100%)Your Profit (85%) General Fund Profit (15%)
Navels & Marmalade – Gift Box (NMHC)$20.00$5.05 $4.29$.76
Navel Orange – 2 Trays – 22 Oranges (2N)$30.00$10.50$8.93$1.58
Navel Orange – 3 Trays – 33 Oranges (3N)$40.00$11.00$9.35$1.65
Pink Grapefruit – 2 Tray – 15 Grapefruit (2R)$30.00$12.50$10.63$1.88
Pink Grapefruit – 3 Tray – 23 Grapefruit (3R)$40.00$13.00$11.05$1.95
Navel & Pink Grapefruit Mixed – 2 Trays – 12 Navels + 10 Grapefruit (2NR)$30.00$8.00$6.80$1.20
Navel & Pink Grapefruit Mixed – 3 Trays – 18 Navels + 15 Grapefruit (3NR)$40.00$9.00$7.65$1.35

Orders are harvested the very same day they are shipped. Each box is shipped at a flat rate of $7.95. Our website is accepting orders until 10/29/21. All orders will be delivered in time for the holiday season. If you or anyone you know is interested in supporting our Bands, please share the following information.

YHS Concert Band online store: https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/837673

YHS Wind Ensemble online store: https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/498649

FOOD PANTRY CITRUS DONATIONS

If you are interested in ordering a box to donate to a local food pantry, there are two options:

1.   If you have a specific pantry in mind, order a box delivered to your home and then drop it off at the pantry of your choice.

2.   The Community Food Pantry at St. Mary’s church in Mohegan Lake will take orders shipped directly to them. Information and directions are attached.

TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY DUES

If you are a member of Tri-M, this is a reminder to please turn in your dues to Dr. Bhasin. Dues are $20 for seniors and $10 for underclassmen. Please make your check out to YCSD.

JOIN THE FIRST NIGHTERS!

The First Nighters is a parent group whose mission is to support the YCSD Performing Arts programs.  Their sponsorship form is attached.

YHS BAND HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

Our annual costume contest will take place in class on Friday 10/29. Winners in each class will receive half of Ms. Kluga’s citrus order. (Extra points if your costume is homemade, or in any way musical). Looking forward to celebrating the day with you!

TAG SALE THANKS!

Many thanks to all who helped make this weekend a success!  After sorting through and organizing mountains of donations Friday afternoon and evening, we kicked off our sale at 9am Saturday and enjoyed a steady stream of customers throughout the day.  In all we made over $3,000 in profit! And, all remaining items were donated to the Order of the Purple Heart. None of this would have been possible without your help and support; many thanks to all who donated items, refreshments, or your valuable time.

And, though our Tag Sale is a fundraiser, the special YHS Music Department memories the event creates are priceless.  There was so much joy this weekend; our students had fun volunteering, alumni stopped by to say hello and give updates on their life’s journey, and alumni families (some from decades ago) dropped off donations of support. 

This is the magic of our music community.

Special thanks to parent organizers Sarah Gambetta, Michele Newberger, Michelle Olener, and Laura Tropp for their tireless logistical and advertising expertise!

Extra special thanks to Sarah Gambetta for her amazing work organizing the parent volunteers and working out so many of our logistical and planning details behind the scenes.  And, special thanks also to the fabulous Giuliano family at Yorktown Pizza and Pasta for donating food for our volunteers!

Attached are some photos of our Tag Sale experience for you to enjoy 🙂

CITRUS SALE

The YHS Music Department On-Line Citrus Sale is running through 10/29.

VIEW YOUR ON-LINE SALES

Students can login to see if anyone has credited a purchase to their account. Go to www.ifundraise.com/member. Log in with first and last name, and their member ID (which is available on Dashboard under the “Account Funds” tab on the left side of the page). Once you have entered the first/last name and ID, click on the blue button that says “Reports,” then next to the word “Report” select “Detailed Summary E-commerce” from the drop-down menu. 

Students earn 85% of their sales profit, to be put towards their end-of-year musical experience. The remaining 15% of their sales profit will go to their ensemble’s general fund. During checkout customers will be able to select a specific student to receive the sales credit, or you can select the Band Scholarship Fund.

NameSelling PriceTotal Profit (100%)Your Profit (85%) General Fund Profit (15%)
Navels & Marmalade – Gift Box (NMHC)$20.00$5.05 $4.29$.76
Navel Orange – 2 Trays – 22 Oranges (2N)$30.00$10.50$8.93$1.58
Navel Orange – 3 Trays – 33 Oranges (3N)$40.00$11.00$9.35$1.65
Pink Grapefruit – 2 Tray – 15 Grapefruit (2R)$30.00$12.50$10.63$1.88
Pink Grapefruit – 3 Tray – 23 Grapefruit (3R)$40.00$13.00$11.05$1.95
Navel & Pink Grapefruit Mixed – 2 Trays – 12 Navels + 10 Grapefruit (2NR)$30.00$8.00$6.80$1.20
Navel & Pink Grapefruit Mixed – 3 Trays – 18 Navels + 15 Grapefruit (3NR)$40.00$9.00$7.65$1.35

Orders are harvested the very same day they are shipped. Each box is shipped at a flat rate of $7.95. Our website is accepting orders until 10/29/21. All orders will be delivered in time for the holiday season. If you or anyone you know is interested in supporting our Bands, please share the following information.

YHS Concert Band online store: https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/837673

YHS Wind Ensemble online store: https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/498649

FOOD PANTRY CITRUS DONATIONS

If you are interested in ordering a box to donate to a local food pantry, there are two options:

1.   If you have a specific pantry in mind, order a box delivered to your home and then drop it off at the pantry of your choice.

2.   The Community Food Pantry at St. Mary’s church in Mohegan Lake will take orders shipped directly to them. Information and directions are attached.

FIRST NIGHTER INTEREST MEETING 10/19

The First Nighters is a parent group whose mission is to support the YCSD Performing Arts programs.  If you are interested, please consider attending their interest meeting on Tuesday 10/19 at the Starbucks in Yorktown, outside, at 6:30pm.

GUIDED PRACTICE SESSIONS PERIOD 9

Offered weekly, and hosted by our junior and senior band members (thank you!). Students who lead or attend a session receive 1 point of extra credit. Ms. Kluga also always available for help by appointment.

Monday 10/18: Flute with Chinmay, JB Sax p.8, JB Rhythm p.8, JB Trumpet p.9

Tuesday 10/19: JB Low Brass p.8, Bassoon with Will p.9

Wednesday 10/20: Clarinet with Ethan, Low Brass with Ryan

Thursday 10/21: Trumpet with Trevor

Friday 10/22: Clarinetwith Kayla, Percussion with Anthony and Drew

JAZZ BAND THURSDAY 10/21

Excellent work at rehearsal #3 last week. It’s time to move on and learn the final measures of each piece! Review your HW, recordings, and info on Dashboard.

PEP BAND HOME THIS FRIDAY 10/22

Support our Huskers in their final game, and senior night! A sign-up sheet is available in the band room.

What: Pep Band performance at our home varsity football game

When: Friday, October 22th.  Be at the band room by 5:30

Wear: Your YHS Band polo shirt.  If you think you will be chilly, please wear a long-sleeved turtleneck/t-shirt under the polo.  If you still think you’ll be cold, bring a coat/sweatshirt/gloves.

VIDEO ASSESSMENT #1

This week, students will experience recording their first video assessment of the year. This assessment will act as a base-line to help the student and I form a learning plan – what musical concepts they are confident in, and what concepts we will focus on improving. Please do not think this performance has to be perfect, prepare well and try your best!

Instructions on how to complete this assignment were reviewed in class, and are available on Google Classroom. The music to prepare was handed out in class as a hard copy and is also available on Dashboard. Videos are private, only shared with me, and I will use a rubric to offer feedback to each student individually.