Huge thanks to the Vespucci family for opening their home yesterday to host our annual YHS Band Barbeque! Despite the damp weather, it was a lovely afternoon to enjoy the company of our Band Family and celebrate our year together. Thank you also to the parent chaperones who donated their time. The students and Ms. Kluga greatly appreciate your support – it is because of our amazing band families that our many yearly events are so successful! And, thank you so much to the students for the beautiful card and sweet YHS Band tote and beach stuff.
Keep those lips in prime playing shape over the summer! If you are interested in renting an instrument from YHS, please see Ms. Kluga (fee is $25, check made payable to Yorktown Central School District). Instruments will be ready for pick up next week. If you are interested in exploring private lessons, Ms. Kluga would be happy to provide you with more information.
Our Jazz Band will be performing at Relay for Life. Ms. Kluga is still working with the Relay organizers to find out our finalized time. We will meet at a time TBA at the Jack DeVito memorial track (in town by the Yorktown Stage). Dress is concert black with your white tie. You are responsible for bringing your instrument, music, and water.
We will perform the following songs:
- Let’s Dance – Arnav
- Wave – Arnav
- Jumpin’ at the Woodside – Arnav
- Stompin’ at the Savoy – Roger
- Cantaloupe – Roger
- Doxy – Roger
- Sonny’s Place – Joey
- Sway – Joey
- Sing, Sing, Sing – Joey
ADDITIONAL HELP IS STILL NEEDED! We will need assistance bringing 30 chairs, stands, and equipment from YHS to Relay. If you have a large car and are able to help, please let Ms. Kluga know. We will load equipment on Friday 6/9 after school, and will need all equipment returned either after the performance, or on Monday morning.
If your student has a YHS owned instrument, please bring it into school BY THURSDAY MORNING 6/1. The instruments will be picked up for cleaning and service at that time.
If your student has rented from ARDSLEY or MUSIC & ARTS, they are also due in the band room. Please clean out your case, make sure all mouthpieces, ligatures, and mouthpiece covers are present. If you would like to continue your rental program over the summer, please contact your rental company.
If you are interested in becoming a member of our core group of band parent helpers, please e-mail Ms. Kluga. We will be meeting in August to start planning next year’s events. If you are interested in becoming at First Nighter, please e-mail Ms. Kluga as well, and she will forward your information to them.
Thank you all for a wonderfully musical year!