Daily Archives: December 2, 2015

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YHS Band Holiday Caroling Party Saturday 12/5

A YHS Band tradition!  Sophomore Maci Kazin will host this year’s caroling party, and all band students are invited to attend. On Saturday 12/5 from 4:45-5:15pm students will meet at Maci’s to enjoy hot chocolate and treats.  Then, students will assemble in the center of Yorktown to participate in the annual Holiday Light Parade. Students should plan to bring their instrument, lyre and dress warmly.  (Also, if possible, students should adorn themselves and their instruments with battery operated lights).  Music will be provided. Interested students should sign up in the band room and plan to bring a treat to share.  Information and directions are available in the band room. Questions?  Please contact Ms. Kluga.

Free Holiday Concert At West Point This Weekend!

This Saturday, 12/5 at 6:00PM and 12/6 at 1:30PM, the West Point Concert Band will present free holiday concerts at Ike Hall on the West Point campus.  The West Point Band is a professional ensemble, and their concerts are always top quality and great fun! Students who attend will receive extra credit.  Please bring in a program from the concert. Visit their website for more details http://www.usma.edu/band/SitePages/Home.aspx

Our Winter Concert Is Wednesday 12/16!

Please review the dress requirements below for our concert (as found in the Band Handbook, which you all received back in September).  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.


Our concert is Wednesday 12/16, at 7:30 in the YHS Auditorium.  Students will need to arrive by 7:00 to warm up.


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

Citrus Delivery Friday 12/18

The citrus delivery date is Friday 12/18. All students are required to pick up their ENTIRE order on this day.  Please mark your calendars!  WE ARE IN NEED OF PARENT & STUDENT VOLUNTEERS FROM 2:30 – 7:00pm to help students assemble and pick up their orders. Please e-mail me if you are available.  Please note the pick-up time is from 2:30 – 7:00pm.  The start time of 2:30 will not disrupt the middle school buses.

Operation Santa

Again this year, the YHS Band program is sponsoring a needy child for the holidays.  His name is Fabian and he is in Kindergarten. Using the money we have raised from our various fundraisers, the band officers have purchased items from his list to Santa.  If you are interested in donating additional items, please contact Ms. Kluga. Items are needed by Wednesday 12/9.


All County Jazz Auditions

Similar to NYSSMA, YHS 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 solo, fill out an application and attend the audition.   Please see me for solo literature and an application. The application is DUE to me by Wednesday, 12/9.  Auditions are Saturday, January 9, 2016 (9:00am – 1:00pm) at Greenville Elementary School in Scarsdale, NY.