Daily Archives: December 2, 2019

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Our concert is Tuesday 12/10, at 7:00 in the YHS Auditorium.  Students will need to arrive by 6:30 to warm up. All students will need to be dressed appropriately in “Concert Black.”

The term “Concert Black” refers to the dress requirements for our concert (as found in the Band Handbook, which you all received back in September).  At YHS we wear ALL BLACK professional, dressy attire. 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.

Photos of good examples of “Concert Black” for ladies and gentlemen are attached.

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


·      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


As you know from the JB Calendar, this week our rehearsal is WEDNESDAY 12/4 from 7:20-9:00.  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 Tuesday 12/10.  Please arrive to the auditorium by 5:45 so we can successfully complete our sound check.  Thank you in advance for being prompt. We will be wearing all black and a white tie.


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 NYSSMA solo, fill out an application and attend the audition.   You do not need to improvise to audition. The audition date is Saturday 1/11/20 Details are attached. See Ms. Kluga for an application. Applications are DUE to Ms. Kluga by Friday, 12/13.


The citrus delivery date is Monday 12/16. All students are required to pick up their ENTIRE order on this day.  Please mark your calendars!  WE ARE IN NEED OF PARENT VOLUNTEERS.  Parent and student volunteers will be needed from 7:00 – 11:00am to help unload the trucks, and again from 2:00 – 7:00pm to help students assemble and pick up their orders. Look for an e-mail from Band Aid Core Helper (BACH) Mrs. Menduni with info on how you can help.  


Again this year, the YHS Band program is sponsoring a needy child for the holidays.  Her name is Arianna and she is 3 years old. Using part of the money we have raised from our various fundraisers, the band officers will purchase items from her list to Santa.  If you are interested in donating additional items, please contact Ms. Kluga. Items are needed by Friday 12/6.  Arianna wears a size 6 children’s shoe, and size 4T shirt/pants.  We are interested in all clothing items (pj’s, outfits, socks, and shoes), and a few toys. She particularly likes purple and PJ Masks.