A huge THANK YOU to the First Nighters for hosting a successful Paint Night in support of our students’ participation in Festival Disney! And, thank YOU to those who were able to attend! Through your efforts the event raised $360 ~ we so appreciate your time and support!
And, another huge thank you to all who donated shoes! Through our combined efforts we collected 70 bags of shoes and raised $424 for our Disney Festival trip. Again, we are so grateful for your support!!
A reminder to please send in your payment (made payable to YHS Music Boosters) and permission slip if you have not already done so.
We are still in need of chaperones – if you are interested please contact Ms. Kluga! Our festival trip is Saturday 5/9.
FYI, we will be asking for your student’s final Disney payment by Monday 2/3. Paperwork will be reviewed and sent home in class tomorrow.
Jazz Band students: As discussed at Thursday’s rehearsal, please fill out and return the World Tour permission slip.
Also the list of student lesson groups, FYI.
This is our 12th annual Swing Dance and Concert. All YHS Band students are required to attend. It is both a concert, and a dance, and everyone is invited! This is a well-attended and fun evening for our entire Yorktown community (last year we had audience members ages 2 – 92!).
What: Valentine’s Swing Dance Concert
When: Saturday 2/8
Time: Dance Lesson 7-8pm / Music and Dancing 8-10:30pm
Where: YHS Gym
Cost: $10 for adults / $5 for students and seniors. Tickets sold at the door. YHS Band students are free.
A flyer advertising our Swing Dance is attached. Please feel free to post at your place of work, place of worship, or anywhere you think people would be interested.
PARENT HELP NEEDED
As usual, many parent volunteers will be needed to make this evening a success. Please look for an e-mail from parent organizer Karen Menduni with ways you can sign up to help.
As part of our Swing Dance, we hold a really amazing raffle. Each year we ask families and local businesses for prize donations, which are then organized into themed baskets. Are you interested in helping with the raffle? Here is how:
1. Some raffle prize ideas:
a. Tickets to concerts or sporting events
b. A weekend away at a timeshare
c. Personal chef for an evening dinner party
d. College essay help / tutoring help
e. Any other business offering or idea
2. If you do have a business contact that would be willing to support our event, a letter is attached (on official YHS Band letterhead) outlining the donation process.
3. Contact myself or band parent raffle organizer Laura Lee Milhaven (email@example.com) with questions. Thanks for your help!
Get into the “swing” of things and have fun dressing up in 1940’s garb! For reference, some photos from last year are attached.
In lieu of the usual concert black, Swing Era attire is encouraged! Here are some ideas. Photos were reviewed in class and are attached for your reference.
Usual Concert Attire: Black pants, long sleeved button-down black shirt, black shoes, black socks
AND/OR Swing Additions: fedora hats, suspenders, solid color or pin striped shirts, colorful ties, spats, jackets.
Usual Concert Attire: Black top (appropriate neck-line, no spaghetti straps or sleeveless tops), black skirt or dress (appropriately below the knee), or black pants.
AND/OR Swing Additions: Girls are welcome to wear any color 1940’s style dress as long as it has an appropriate neckline, sleeves, and falls below the knee. Other ideas are: swing-y skirts, polka dots, pin-curls, a flower in their hair, seamed stockings, saddle shoes, 1940’s style hat and gloves.
We have many homemade decorations planned for our event and will need lots of help to create them! All students are invited:
1. To help decorate the gym on Saturday 2/8 from 8:00am – 4:00pm.
2. To CLEAN UP from 10:30-11:30pm.
Sign-up sheets for all above dates and times are available in the band room. As always, students will receive extra credit for their extra efforts! Thank you in advance for donating your time to make our event a success for our learning community, and our greater Yorktown Heights community!
Please be aware that the Swing Dance Snow Date is Saturday 2/15.
On Monday, March 2nd, the YCSD Band Program will hold its 7th Annual Town-Wide Band Concert (a.k.a. BANDAPALOOZA!) in the YHS Gym. All band students grades 5-12 will participate. This is a wonderful experience for all of our students – fostering positive relationships between all levels, and allowing our youngest band students and parents to see the full progression of our band program.
The recordings of our Winter Concert are now available for download or live stream at www.yhsbands.com. Click the “Recordings” link at the top of the page, and then click “Winter Concert 2019.”
Many thanks to student webmaster Alex Olener (class of 2022) for his work posting these audio files! We hope you and your family enjoy listening. To the band students – you should be so proud of your concert performance!
On Tuesday, January 21st, the First Nighters will host a Paint and Sip at the Grammercy (in Yorktown) to help raise money for Music Boosters/Disney 2020. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through the following link:
Thank you to the First Nighters for hosting this event!