HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

Such a fun YHS Band tradition! The winner from each class received part of Ms. Kluga’s citrus order.

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FESTIVAL TRIPS ~ SAVE THE DATES!

It is Ms. Kluga’s pleasure to announce our participation in the 2023 Rhythms International Music Festivals! We are thrilled to be able to bring back these musical opportunities for our students!

Wind Ensemble will participate in the Washington DC festival the weekend of Friday 4/14 through Sunday 4/16.

Concert Band will participate in the Hershey Park festival on Saturday 5/20. 

Students were sent home with preliminary paperwork last week, which included our tentative itinerary, permission slip, and payment info.

CITRUS SALE – DATES AND REMINDERS

Thank you for supporting this important fundraiser! Monies raised will help us participate in our festival trips.

SALES SHIPPED TO YHS

Our “ship to organization” sales will stay open until 11/8 at 11:59pm. All “ship to organization” orders must be purchased on the website by then. 

SALES SHIPPED TO RECIPIENT 

Our USPS delivery sales will stay open until 12/11 at 11:59pm, via credit card only. The grove will guarantee delivery on these orders by 12/24. This is great for last minute holiday gifts!

STUDENT PAPERWORK DUE IN CLASS 11/9

Ms. Kluga is asking students to bring their completed citrus paperwork to class on Wednesday 11/9.  This includes:

  • Teacher/staff sales sheet
  • Regular customer sales sheet
  • Completed the teacher/staff Google form

We will go over their completed on-line Google form, paperwork, and on-line summaries together to make sure orders are correct.

YHS Concert Band online store: https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/837673

YHS Wind Ensemble online store: https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/498649

Our citrus will be delivered Thurs. 12/15.  Your student is responsible for picking up their entire order between 2:30 and 7:00pm at YHS, and then delivering to their customers.

AREA ALL-STATE CONGRATS!

Congratulations to our YHS Band and Orchestra students who represented Yorktown as members of Area All-State this weekend; honor ensembles made up of the best student musicians in the county. 

Bravo to William Lemus-Silva (trombone), Samson Newberger (trombone), George Whalen (trumpet), and Julia Whalen (flute) on a beautiful performance with the Area All State Symphonic Band! So proud of you!

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TAG SALE THANKS!

Many thanks to everyone who helped make this weekend’s 15th annual Tag Sale such a success for our YHS music students!  Part fundraiser, part social event, part alumni reunion, our annual Tag Sale is always so much fun to be a part of.  With your help, we raised $3,400!  Many thanks to all who donated items, refreshments, or your valuable time to help make this endeavor a success.

Special thanks to band parents Mrs. Olener and Mrs. Tropp for their advertising expertise, and extra-special thanks to Mrs. Gambetta and Mr. and Mrs. Newberger for taking care of so many details behind the scenes and ensuring that both days ran smoothly!

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CITRUS SALE

Please support this important fundraiser! The YHS Music Department Citrus Sale runs through 11/1. Your enthusiastic participation will ensure our success! 

The monies raised from this sale will help students defray the cost of their music festival participation. In 2019, our last in person sale, our music students SOLD 1,498 boxes and earned a PROFIT of $21,820.

YHS Concert Band online store: https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/837673

YHS Wind Ensemble online store: https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/498649

If you or anyone you know is interested in supporting our group, please share our information. A flyer is attached. All orders will be delivered in time for the holiday season.

* SAVE THE DATE: Our citrus will be delivered on Thurs. 12/15.  Your student is responsible for picking up their entire order between 2:30 and 7:00pm at YHS, and then delivering to their customers.

FINAL PEP BAND HOME ~ FRIDAY 10/28

Support our Huskers in their play-off game! A sign-up sheet is available in the band room.

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

When: Friday, October 28th.  Be at the band room by 4:30 (Tentative game start is 6pm)

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/gloves.

As usual, we are asking for donations – please – of hot chocolate, water, and snacks for the students to enjoy during the game. If you are interested in contributing, please e-mail me. Thank you!

JAZZ BAND THURSDAY 10/27

Rehearsals are 7:00-8:30 in the YHS Band Room/Auditorium. Jazz Band students are asked to arrive by 6:50 so we can be warmed up and tuned to start promptly at 7:00.  Music, recordings, and this week’s HW are all available on Dashboard.

GUIDED PRACTICE / JAZZ BAND SECTIONALS

Offered weekly and hosted by our junior and senior band members (thank you!). Students who lead or attend a session receive 1 point of extra credit. Sessions are held period 9, unless noted otherwise. Ms. Kluga is also always available for help by appointment.

Monday 10/24JB Saxes, JB Rhythm
Tuesday 10/25JB Trombone, JB Trumpet
Wednesday 10/26TBD
Thursday 10/27TBD
Friday 10/28TBD

FRESHMEN NYSSMA SCORES NEEDED

9th grade students – if you participated in NYSSMA last year (as an 8th grader), you may be eligible for the Intermediate All-County Band. Please bring in your NYSSMA score sheet this week and Ms. Kluga will fill out your application.