Daily Archives: December 6, 2016

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Our Winter Concert Is Wednesday 12/14!

Please review the dress requirements below for our concert (as found in the Band Handbook, which you all received back in September).  Our professional and unified visual appearance is an important part of each performance. Hopefully some items are already part of your student’s wardrobe, and all are available at your local department store.   Please contact Ms. Kluga with any questions.


Our concert is Wednesday 12/14, at 7:30 in the YHS Auditorium.  Students will need to arrive by 7:00 to warm up.


Concert Dress – (as found in the YHS Band Handbook).

Photos of good examples of concert dress for boys and girls are attached FYI.



  • Black dress pants or LONG black skirt. LADIES, LONG MEANS YOUR SKIRT FALLS BELOW THE KNEE.  (no black jeans/jeggings/tights/yoga pants)
  • Black Blouse– longish sleeves (no sleeveless shirts or spaghetti straps)
  • Black stockings
  • Black Shoes (no flip flops)



  • Black Dress Pants (no black jeans/track pants/sweat pants)
  • Black, Button-Down, Long Sleeved Shirt
  • Black Socks.
  • Black Shoes

Jazz Band Information

As you know from the JB Calendar, this week our rehearsal is WEDNESDAY 12/7 from 7:30-9:00.  This is our final rehearsal before our concert, and will take place with the Tech Crew in the auditorium. Please be ready to help set up the stage.


As noted above, our Winter Concert is Wed. 12/14.  Please arrive to the auditorium by 6:20 so we can successfully complete our sound check.  Thank you in advance for being prompt.


As decided by our seniors, our concert dress is all black and a gold bow tie (so fancy!).  Ms. Kluga has the gold bow ties that you will borrow.

All County Jazz Auditions

Similar to NYSSMA, YHS Jazz Band students are eligible to audition for our Westchester All County Jazz Band.  Being selected is an elite musical honor and a fantastic opportunity to perform with some of Westchester’s most talented student jazz musicians!  Interested students should prepare a jazz solo, fill out an application and attend the audition.   Please see Ms. Kluga for solo literature and an application. The application is DUE to Ms. Kluga by Friday, 12/16.  Auditions are Saturday, January 7, 2017(9:00am – 12:30pm) at Hommocks Middle School (130 Hommocks Rd. Larchmont, NY 10538.


Citrus Delivery Monday 12/19

The citrus delivery date is Monday 12/19. All students are required to pick up their ENTIRE order on this day.  Please mark your calendars!  Please note the pick-up time is from 2:30 – 7:00pm.  The start time of 2:30 will not disrupt the middle school buses.

WE ARE IN NEED OF PARENT & STUDENT VOLUNTEERS FROM 2:30 – 7:00pm on Monday 12/19 to help students assemble and pick up their orders. Please see the e-mail from Mrs. Ryan-Onatzevitch for information on how to sign up.  Thank you!


Tuba And Euphonium Christmas is Sunday 12/11

A unique and fun performance opportunity for our euphonium and tuba students!   Perform in a public concert on the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink with hundreds of fellow low-brass musicians!  2016 is the 43nd anniversary of this event.  Read the band update email for a flyerwith more info.  Questions?  Speak to Ms. Kluga.


Operation Santa

Again this year, the YHS Band program is sponsoring a needy child for the holidays.  His name is Luis and he is in 1st Grade. Using the money we have raised from our various fundraisers, the band officers have purchased items from his list to Santa.  If you are interested in donating additional items, please contact Ms. Kluga. Items are needed by Friday 12/9.  Luis wears a size 2 shoe, 6X shirt and 7 pants.  He particularly likes Spiderman.

YHS Band Holiday Caroling Party Sunday 12/18 12-3pm

A YHS Band tradition!  Senior Liz Scinto will host this year’s caroling party, and all band students are invited to attend.   Students will enjoy hot chocolate and treats, and then spread holiday cheer by caroling around the neighborhood.  Students should plan to bring their instrument, lyre and dress warmly.  Music will be provided.   Interested students should sign up in the band room and plan to bring a treat to share.  Information and directions will be available in the band room. Questions?  Please contact Ms. Kluga.


The students and Ms. Kluga are so looking forward to seeing you all at our Winter Band Concert!  Please contact Ms. Kluga with any questions.