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BAND YEARBOOKS

Are here and are beautiful! Many thanks to our Band Officers for creating this special keepsake. We have a few copies left for sale – $35, checks made payable to the YHS Music Boosters.

YHS BAND SUMMER SOCIALS

Join me this summer as I bring my own family to enjoy the amazing (and free!) West Point concerts. Bring a blanket and a picnic and arrive at least a 1.5 hours early to get through security and stake out your spot. (If the weather is poor, concerts will be held in Eisenhower Hall). Check out their website for more details.

My family and I are planning to attend:

Saturday 7/6: Independence Day Celebration. This concert is spectacular, with a grand finale of fireworks over the Hudson, and Tchaikovksy’s 1812 Overture with REAL CANNONS!)

Sunday 9/1: Labor Day Celebration – also spectacular and ends with fireworks!

E-mail me if you are planning to attend – I’d love to sit together!

NEW!! YHS BAND RETREAT ~ Tuesday 8/27 from 1pm-8pm

Save the date!  All YHS Band students grades 9-12 are requested to attend a day filled with musicianship, friendship, and citizenship. Students will work together in sectionals, and full rehearsals, to jump start our year. Then, we will enjoy dinner and our 23rd annual Music Dept. Ice Cream Social. So excited to use this opportunity to build our Band Family!

JAZZ BAND @ RELAY FOR LIFE

WHAT: Perform at Relay for Life

WHEN: Friday, June 14th

WHERE: Jack DeVito Memorial Field (Veteran’s Road, Yorktown center). Park in the ACME lot and walk up the stairs to the track.

WEAR: Concert Black and a white tie

TIME: Report at 5pm sharp. We will perform for the survivor’s dinner from 5:30-6:30pm. 

HELP: Help will be needed setting up at 5pm and cleaning up after our performance until 7pm. Help will also be needed driving equipment to and from the venue.

*You can receive 2 hours of community service for your time.

GRADUATION BAND – SAT. 6/22

The YHS Band has been asked to perform at the 2024 YHS Graduation. Students of the 2024-2025 Wind Ensemble are asked to play. (If you are not in next year’s WE, but are a sibling of a graduating senior and would like to save your family a ticket, you are also welcome to join us!)

The 2024 graduates, and our entire learning community, truly appreciate your time and talents!

Who: Students in the ’24-‘25 Wind Ensemble and/or siblings of graduating seniors.

What: Provide graduation music for the seniors of YHS!!

Date:  Saturday, June 22, 2024

Place:  YHS Stadium

Time:  Arrive at the YHS band room by 10:00 AM. Ceremony is at 11:00AM

Attire: Please dress “nicely” (no jeans, t-shirts, or sneakers).

Bring:  Your music, your instrument and water.

Students who perform at the graduation are eligible for 3 community service hours.

BAND PARENT HELPERS 2024-2025

A big THANK YOU to all the awesome parents who were instrumental in making our year a success! I so appreciate your time, help, creativity, and sense of fun. It is a pleasure to work alongside you to create our calendar of events for our students.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our core group of band parent helpers, please e-mail me.  I will be in touch in August to start planning our ’24-‘25 events. 

NYSSMA SOLO FESTIVAL THIS FRI-SAT 4/26-27

Official playing permits will be distributed tomorrow in class.

You have 4 days until your audition.  Your daily job is to: run your solo from top to bottom, and practice scales/rudiments/sight reading factory. You will be glad you did!

REMINDER: Make sure you have purchased an original of your music to bring with you to your audition. (Ms. Kluga has a limited number of originals that you can borrow – first come first served).

WIND ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS WED+FRI 4/24+4/26

Auditions for the 2024-2025 Wind Ensemble will take place during the student’s lesson period. We will review the sign up and blind audition process tomorrow in class.

Similar to NYSSMA preparation, run your solo from top to bottom, and practice scales/rudiments/sight reading factory. You will be glad you did!