Jazz Band auditions will take place this Wednesday, 9/9 from 1:30 – 3:30 in the band room. Interested students should sign up in the band room. Audition requirements can be found on a document here, and copies of the audition song “Satin Doll” are available in the band room. Weekly rehearsals will begin on the evening of Wednesday, September 16th from 7:00 – 8:30. Returning Jazz Band students are not required to audition, but are required to attend the meeting on 9/9.
Periodically our student band officers will organize a band “spirit” outing; a social opportunity for band students to have fun together outside of rehearsal. This season Wind Ensemble Vice President Theo Coutsouros (senior) has organized our annual YHS Band apple picking outing to Wilken’s Farm. Thanks Theo!
What: Apple Picking at Wilken’s Farm in Yorktown
When: Sunday 9/20
Report Time: Meet AT WILKEN’S at 10:00am
End Time: Approximately 12:00 noon
COST: $7 (includes a half-peck of apples, hot apple cider, 2 cider doughnuts, and priceless band memories :).
Interested in attending? Please bring in $7 cash and sign up in the Band Room.
The band at West Point will be presenting a FREE Labor Day concert extravaganza (the grand finale is a performance of the 1812 Overture with REAL CANNONS AND FIREWORKS. Now does Ms. Kluga have your attention? 🙂 If you have never experienced these world-class professional musicians in action, this is a perfect opportunity. This Sunday, 9/6. 7:30pm at Trophy Point Park. For details, please visit www.westpointband.com
One of our first fundraisers of the year is the annual Music Boosters Tag Sale. This is a reminder to please save your stuff to donate!! The sale will take place in the YHS Cafeteria on Saturday 10/17 from 9am-2pm. We will be accepting donations on Friday 10/16 from 3-8pm. Tell your friends and neighbors! Many parent and students volunteers will be needed to make this event a success. Look for an e-mail in the coming weeks to find out how you can help.
Our first Pep Band performance of the year is NEXT Friday 9/11, at home vs. John Jay. ALL band students are invited to attend! Pep Band is a great way for your student to socialize, play fun music, support our school and community, and earn extra credit toward their grade in band. FRESHMEN, please join us for a fun evening and see what Pep Band is all about!
What: Pep Band performance at the Varsity Football game
When: Friday, 9/11 2015
Report Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: approximately 9:30 PM
Where: YHS Band Room.
Wear: Your YHS Band t-shirt.
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