Daily Archives: September 25, 2018

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Thank you so much for your help in making Friday Night’s Homecoming BBQ a success!  Whether you donated food, supplies, or your time, the students and I truly appreciate your support.  Special thanks to Mrs. Serafin and Mrs. Mohindra for organizing our parent volunteers, the Huskers for supplying the grill, and Mr. Benvenga, Mr. Racioppo, Mrs. Ryan-Onatzevitch, and Charles Racioppo (YHS Band alumni 2012) for their grilling skills!


With over 60 band members attending, we were a musical force in the stands.  And, alongside our YHS Cheerleaders and the student fan section “The Crop,” we all worked together to cheer on our Huskers.  What a wonderful opportunity for all YHS band members 9-12 to have fun together and support our school community.  Thank you again for making this evening possible; it’s these kinds of events that stick in student’s minds and help build a strong and unified band program!


Our next Pep Band performance will be this Friday 9/28 vs. Lourdes (our last regularly scheduled home game!). We are looking forward to lending our musical talents to support our team! A sign-up sheet is available in the band room.


What: Pep Band performance at our YHS home varsity football game

When: Friday, September 28th.  Be at the band room by 5:15 (game begins at 7:00)

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.


Band lessons have begun!  All students have a homework assignment that will be graded at their next lesson. Your entire HW assignment is available on their Dashboard. If you have a question about your assignment, or would like some extra help, please see Ms. Kluga. 


All students should have a 3-ring binder with 5 dividers that they keep in the band room. They will need it at every lesson.  Please write your name and ensemble on the front of the binder. Label the dividers: Lesson Assignments, Lesson Materials, Written Assignments, Notes, Reference


The First Nighters is a parent group whose mission is to support the YCSD Performing Arts programs.  Each year they invite parents to help their cause!   Some of their initiatives include:

  • Advocating for and supporting the arts programs in all schools.
  • Purchasing supplies for the arts programs in all schools.
  • Providing yearly scholarships to outstanding seniors.
  • Honoring Performing Arts juniors and seniors at an annual recognition dinner. 

First Nighter’s information letter