JAZZ BAND IS *TUESDAY 11/29*

We only have 2 rehearsals left until our concert. We need everyone present. Rehearsals are 7:00-8:30. Students are asked to arrive by 6:50 to warm up and tune.  Music, recordings, and this week’s HW are all available on Dashboard.

SWING DANCE PLANNING MEETING TUES. 11/29

Parents, we are looking for volunteers to help us plan this fun and fabulous event! Our in-person planning meeting is this Tuesday 11/29 from 6-7pm at YHS. If you are interested in joining our team, please RSVP so that Ms. Kluga knows to expect you. Thanks!

OPERATION SANTA

Again this year, the YHS Band program is sponsoring a needy child for the holidays.  Her name is Roneshia and she is in first grade. Using part of the funds we have raised through our tag sale and citrus sale, the Band Officers will purchase items from her list to Santa.  If you are interested in donating additional items, please contact me. Roneshia wears a size 2 youth shoe, and size 7-8 shirt/pants.  We are interested in all clothing items (pj’s, outfits, socks, and shoes), and a few toys/treats. All items are needed by Monday 12/5.  

WINTER BAND CONCERT 12/13

A reminder that our Winter Band concert will take place on Tuesday 12/13 at 7:00pm in the YHS Auditorium. Students will be asked to arrive by 6:30 to warm up. Jazz Band will be asked to arrive by 5:45 for our soundcheck.

CONCERT DRESS 

A reminder of our concert dress requirements as outlined in the Band Handbook. We call it “Concert Black.” Thanksgiving break is a great time to hit the sales for items your student may need!

Ladies: 

·      Black dress pants or long black skirt. Ladies, long means that your skirt falls below the knee.  (no black jeans/jeggings/tights/yoga pants)

·      Black Blouse with longish sleeves. No sleeveless shirts, spaghetti straps, or crop tops. Please make sure the neckline is appropriate.

·      Black Dress Shoes 

Gentlemen:

·      Black Dress Pants (no black jeans/track pants/sweat pants)

·      Black, Button-Down, Long Sleeved Shirt

·      Black Socks and Black Dress Shoes

Concert Black Example 2021.jpg

(Here is an example of students from last year wearing “concert black.” It is also a reminder of where we were 1 year ago…).

CITRUS SALE – CONGRATS!

Thank you for supporting our fundraiser.  In total, our band students sold $19,610 worth of product and made $5,747 in profit!

CITRUS SALE – DATES AND REMINDERS

Ship to recipient sales via USPS will stay open until 12/11 at 11:59pm, via credit card only. The grove will guarantee delivery on these orders by 12/24. 

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

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

Our citrus will be delivered Thurs. 12/15.  Your student is responsible for picking up their entire order on 12/15 between 2:30 and 7:00pm at YHS, and then delivering to their customers. Please save the date!

HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

Such a fun YHS Band tradition! The winner from each class received part of Ms. Kluga’s citrus order.

IMG_3589.JPG
Screen Shot 2022-11-06 at 11.16.27 AM.png
IMG_0258.JPG

FESTIVAL TRIPS ~ SAVE THE DATES!

It is Ms. Kluga’s pleasure to announce our participation in the 2023 Rhythms International Music Festivals! We are thrilled to be able to bring back these musical opportunities for our students!

Wind Ensemble will participate in the Washington DC festival the weekend of Friday 4/14 through Sunday 4/16.

Concert Band will participate in the Hershey Park festival on Saturday 5/20. 

Students were sent home with preliminary paperwork last week, which included our tentative itinerary, permission slip, and payment info.

CITRUS SALE – DATES AND REMINDERS

Thank you for supporting this important fundraiser! Monies raised will help us participate in our festival trips.

SALES SHIPPED TO YHS

Our “ship to organization” sales will stay open until 11/8 at 11:59pm. All “ship to organization” orders must be purchased on the website by then. 

SALES SHIPPED TO RECIPIENT 

Our USPS delivery sales will stay open until 12/11 at 11:59pm, via credit card only. The grove will guarantee delivery on these orders by 12/24. This is great for last minute holiday gifts!

STUDENT PAPERWORK DUE IN CLASS 11/9

Ms. Kluga is asking students to bring their completed citrus paperwork to class on Wednesday 11/9.  This includes:

  • Teacher/staff sales sheet
  • Regular customer sales sheet
  • Completed the teacher/staff Google form

We will go over their completed on-line Google form, paperwork, and on-line summaries together to make sure orders are correct.

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

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

Our citrus will be delivered Thurs. 12/15.  Your student is responsible for picking up their entire order between 2:30 and 7:00pm at YHS, and then delivering to their customers.