Daily Archives: May 24, 2017

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Congratulations to every YHS Band student on a great concert on Wednesday night!  Ms. Kluga is very proud of your fine performance!  Special congrats to our 24 seniors on your final concert.  What a special and memorable night for our entire YHS Band Family – She is so proud to be your band director!


Many thanks to all band parents who helped provide all of the goodies and decorations for our senior reception.  What a lovely way to end a lovely evening (and a fantastic four years!).  Special thanks to Mrs. Serafin for organizing the parent donations, and to all the band parents who helped set up, serve, and tear down the reception treats.

Jazz Band

No rehearsal this coming Thursday 5/25. Our final performance will be on Friday 6/9 for the Relay for Life (sometime in the evening, they have not given us an exact time yet).  More details to come.

Band Yearbook Sign Ups

The yearbook was created by our band officers, is professionally printed, and contains photos and captions of the many (many!) band events throughout the year.  The cost is $25 each.  If your student is interested, a sign-up sheet is available in the band room.  We are asking for orders and payment by this Friday 5/26.  This is not a fundraiser; the books are sold at cost.

Wind Ensemble Auditions 5/22-5/26

Participating students have a 10-minute audition slot this week.  Ms. Kluga has explained, and will review, the entire process in class.  To prepare, students should be practicing their scales, solo, and sight-reading.  Percussionists should be practicing their solos for timpani, snare, and mallets.

First Nighters Awards Dinner Wed. 5/24

This year’s junior and senior banquet will take place on Wednesday, May 24th at 7:00pm at the Putnam National Golf Course, and will include catered dinner, entertainment, and awards presentations. Please look “nice” as this banquet is honoring you and your achievements in the Arts.  No jeans or sneakers.

Memorial Day Parade Info

Date:   Monday, May 29, 2017

Place:  Yorktown TOWN HALL

Time:  Please arrive promptly by 10:45 AM

Everyone is required to stay until the end of the ceremony at the Gazebo.

Dress: YHS Band Polo, black pants, black shoes

BRING: Your lyre, music, and instrument. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR CASE IN YOUR CAR.





You are responsible for bringing your sticks to the parade.  We will also need help bringing the equipment to the parade, and then coming back after the parade.  Please talk to Ms. Kluga about how you can help.



Participating in the Memorial Day Parade is part of your child’s responsibility to the YHS band program.  Of course, We realize that this is also a big family gathering weekend.  Students who have family obligations and are unable to attend the parade must bring a note from their parents by WEDNESDAY 5/24.



Band parents will be needed to help provide water before, during and after the parade (especially if the weather will be warm!).  If you are able to bring a cooler with ice and bottled water, or if you are willing to walk along side the band with squeeze-able water bottles, look for an e-mail this weekend with info on how you can sign up.


Band Barbeque

Our 14th annual Memorial Day BBQ will take place at the Vespucci home immediately following the parade.  This is our end-of-year celebration and ALL BAND STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!

If your student is interested in attending, please have them RSVP in the band room.  A $5 donation is requested so that Mrs. Vespucci can go out and purchase food for the event. Chaperones and some additional help are needed. Look for an e-mail from band parent organizer Mrs. Serafin this week with info on how you can sign up.

Please contact Ms. Kluga with any questions.  Here’s looking back at another great year and looking forward to our fun end-of-year activities!!  See you at the parade!