Bandapalooza VIII was a success!  Hooray for a positive musical experience for all Yorktown band students!  Our YHS Band students performed beautifully and acted as fine and helpful hosts for the evening – cheering for and guiding the younger band students.  Mrs. Kluga is very proud!

As you know, Bandapalooza is an incredible logistical undertaking – a huge combined effort of so many forces.  Many thanks to our AMAZING team of student volunteers who helped set up and tear down the 500 chairs, 500 seat name tags, 300 music stands, and percussion equipment – all with a sense of enthusiasm and a sense of fun.  Our event would not have been possible without you!

Many thanks also to all our awesome parent volunteers working behind the scenes to make this event run so smoothly – thank you for your time and food donations!  Special thanks to band parent Mrs. Maria Aoukar for coordinating the parent volunteers.  Our event would not have been successful without all of you!


Students who lead or attend a session receive 1 point of extra credit. Sessions are held period 9. Mrs. Kluga is also always available for help by appointment. 

Monday 5/1JB Trombones
Tuesday 5/2 
Wednesday 5/3JB Sax, JB Rhythm
Thursday 5/4JB Trumpets
Friday 5/5

JAZZ BAND IS THURSDAY 5/4 (May the 4th be with you!)

See you at 6:50pm, so that we can begin promptly at 7.

Jazz Band – as mentioned at last week’s rehearsal, we have been asked to perform on Friday, May 19th during p.9, for the Class of 2020 meet and greet. Please mark your calendars.


Concert Band parents, we have had to make a few changes regarding our Hershey festival trip. Our adjudication will now take place at YHS. The date is the same, Saturday, May 20th 2023. Please note the new information attached.


Each year, the YHS Band participates in the town of Yorktown Memorial Day Parade. This is our most public event of the year and is an important service for our Yorktown community.  All YHS Band students are required to participate.  Contact me with questions. FYI: students will wear their YHS Band polo, long black pants (please no yoga pants, sweat pants, or leggings) and black shoes.

After our parade performance, all YHS Band students are invited to the 18th annual YHS Band Memorial Day BBQ, location TBD. A sign-up sheet and information on how to contribute food for this event will be available in the coming weeks.


The YHS Band has been asked to perform at the 2023 YHS Graduation. Students of the 2023-2024 Wind Ensemble are asked to participate. (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 2023 graduates, and our entire learning community, truly appreciate your time and talents!

Who:              Students in the ’23-‘24 Wind Ensemble and/or siblings of graduating seniors.

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

Date:               Saturday, June 24, 2023

Place:              YHS Football Stadium

Time:              Arrive at the YHS band room by 9:00 AM. Ceremony is at 10:00AM

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.


5/15 (Mon) @ 7pm                 YHS Band Spring Concert

5/19 (Fri) p.9                           Jazz Band perform for the Class of 2020 meet and greet

5/20 (Sat)                                Concert Band Festival Trip to Hershey Park

5/29 (Mon)                              Memorial Day Parade and Band BBQ

6/5 (Mon) 3-5pm                    First Nighters Senior Celebration

6/9 (Fri) @ 8pm                      Jazz Band performs at Relay for Life

6/9-10 (Fri-Sat)                       NYSSMA Piano Festival at YHS

6/24 (Sat) 9am-11:30pm         YHS Band performs at Graduation


Here we are just past the midpoint of March…but April will be here before we know it, and so will our fun performances and opportunities! Please mark your calendars.

4/14 – 4/16 (Fri-Sun)              Wind Ensemble Festival Trip

4/21 – 4/22 (Fri-Sat)                NYSSMA Solo Festival @ Ossining

4/24 – 4/26 (Mon-Fri)             Wind Ensemble Auditions 22-23

4/26 (Wed) @ 6pm                 Bandapalooza

5/15 (Mon) @ 7pm                 YHS Band Spring Concert

5/20 (Sat)                                Concert Band Festival Trip to Hershey Park

5/29 (Mon)                              Memorial Day Parade and Band BBQ

6/9 (Fri) @ 8pm                      Jazz Band performs at Relay for Life

6/9-10 (Fri-Sat)                       NYSSMA Piano Festival at YHS


On Wednesday, April 26th the YCSD Band Program will host our 8th Annual District Band Concert from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the YHS Gym.  All band students grades 5-12 will participate. 

Our goal is to create a successful and inspiring experience for our YCSD band students and their families; fostering positive relationships between all levels, and allowing our youngest band students and their parents to see the full progression of our band program.

Parent and student volunteers will be needed to make this event a success. Look for an e-mail in the coming weeks with how you can help.