The yearbook was created by our band officers, is professionally printed, and contains photos and captions of the many (many!) band events throughout the year. The cost is $25 each. If your student is interested, a sign-up sheet is available in the band room. We are asking for orders and payment by Friday 5/31. This is not a fundraiser; the books are sold at cost.
Date: Monday, May 27, 2019
Place: Yorktown TOWN HALL
Time: Please arrive promptly by 10:30 AM
Everyone is required to stay until the end of the ceremony at the town
Dress: YHS Band Polo, black pants, black shoes
BRING: Your lyre, music, and instrument. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR CASE IN YOUR CAR.
*REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT, LYRE AND MUSIC HOME ON FRIDAY 5/24!!*
You are responsible for bringing your sticks to the parade. We will also need help driving the equipment to the parade, and then back to YHS after the parade. Please talk to Ms. Kluga about how you can help.
Participating in the Memorial Day Parade is part of your child’s responsibility to the YHS band program. Of course, Ms. Kluga also realizes that this is also a big family gathering weekend. Students who have family obligations and are unable to attend the parade must bring a note from their parents by WEDNESDAY 5/22.
Band parents will be needed to help provide water before, during and after the parade (especially if the weather will be warm!). If you are able to bring a cooler with ice and bottled water, or if you are willing to walk along-side the band with squeeze-able water bottles, look for an e-mail this weekend with info on how you can sign up.
Our 16th annual Memorial Day BBQ will take place at the Cirone home immediately following the parade. This is our end-of-year celebration and ALL BAND STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!
If your student is interested in attending, please have them RSVP in the band room. Information will be provided soon as to how you can contribute food donations for this event.
Chaperones and some additional help are needed. Look for an e-mail from band parent organizer Mrs. Serafin with info on how you can sign up
Our Jazz Band will be performing at Relay for Life. Ms. Kluga is still working with the Relay organizers to find out our finalized evening time. We will meet at a time TBA at the Jack DeVito memorial track (in town by the Yorktown Stage). Dress is concert black with your white tie. You are responsible for bringing your instrument, music, and water.
ADDITIONAL HELP NEEDED. We will need assistance bringing chairs, stands, and equipment from YHS to Relay. If you have a large car and are able to help, please let me know. We will load equipment on Friday 6/14 after school, and will need all equipment returned either after the performance, or on Monday morning.
If your student has a YHS owned instrument, please bring it into school TUESDAY MORNING 5/28. The instruments will be picked up for cleaning and service at that time.
If your student has rented from ARDSLEY or MUSIC & ARTS, they are also due in the band room. Please clean out your case, make sure all mouthpieces, ligatures, and mouthpiece covers are present. If you would like to continue your rental program over the summer, please contact your rental company.
Keep those lips in prime playing shape over the summer! If you are interested in renting an instrument from YHS, please see Ms. Kluga (fee is $25, check made payable to Yorktown Central School District). Instruments will be ready for pick up by the end of exams. If you are interested in exploring private lessons, Ms. Kluga would be happy to provide you with more information.
If you are interested in becoming a member of our core group of band parent helpers, please e-mail Ms. Kluga. We will be meeting in August to start planning next year’s events. If you are interested in becoming at First Nighter, please e-mail Ms. Kluga as well, and she will forward your information to them.