Daily Archives: September 5, 2016

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Pep Band!

Our first Pep Band performance of the year is this Friday 9/9, at home vs. John Jay.  ALL band students are invited to attend!  Pep Band is a great way for your student to socialize, play fun music, support our school and community, and earn extra credit toward their grade in band.  FRESHMEN, please join us for a fun evening and see what Pep Band is all about!


What: Pep Band performance at the Varsity Football game

When: Friday, 9/9 2016

Report Time: 5:45 PM

End Time: approximately 9:30 PM

Where:  YHS Band Room.

Wear: Your YHS Band Polo (freshmen, wear something Yorktown.  Our polo shirts might be in by Friday, but it will be cutting it close).

Jazz Band Auditions

Jazz Band auditions will take place Wednesday 9/14 from 1:30 – 3:00 in the band room. Audition requirements and sign-ups will be posted later this week.  Weekly rehearsals will begin Tuesday evening 9/20 at a time TBA.  Returning Jazz Band students are not required to audition, but are required to attend the meeting on 9/14.

Homecoming BBQ And Game Friday 9/16

Our first big event of the year is the YHS Homecoming.  The YHS Pep Band will be performing crowd-rallying music at the varsity football game, as well as enjoying a pre-game dinner and tons of band spirit beforehand at the 13th Annual YHS Band Homecoming BBQ.


What: Pep Band BBQ and Homecoming Varsity Football Game

When: Friday, September 16th at 5:00pm (game-time 7:00pm)

Where: BBQ will be outside the YHS Band Room.


All YHS Band students are welcome!  This is a great way to support our football team, share in the homecoming festivities, and earn some band extra-credit!  A student sign-up sheet will be available in the band room next week.

Apple Picking At Wilken’s Farm

Periodically our student band officers will organize a band “spirit” outing; a social opportunity for band students to have fun together outside of rehearsal. This season Wind Ensemble Vice President Daniel Rogers (senior) has organized our annual YHS Band apple picking outing to Wilken’s Farm.  Thanks Dan!


What: Apple Picking at Wilken’s Farm in Yorktown

When: Sunday 9/25

Report Time: Meet AT WILKEN’S at 10:00am

End Time: Approximately 12:00 noon

COST: $9 (includes a half-peck of apples, hot apple cider, 2 cider doughnuts, and priceless band memories :).

Interested in attending?  Please bring in $9 cash and sign up in the Band Room.

Tag Sale

One of our first fundraisers of the year is the annual Music Boosters Tag Sale.  This is a reminder to please save your stuff to donate!!  The sale will take place in the YHS Cafeteria on Saturday 10/15 from 9am-2pm.  We will be accepting donations on Friday 10/14 from 3-8pm.  Tell your friends and neighbors!  Many parent and students volunteers will be needed to make this event a success.  Look for an e-mail in the coming weeks to find out how you can help.


Please e-mail Ms. Kluga with any questions.