If you have yet to do so, please review with your students, fill out the information on the last page, and send the signed page to school.
Band lessons will begin this week. If you have questions about this important part of your student’s grade in band, please review the YHS Band Handbook or contact Ms. Kluga.
Musical accessories are due at this week’s lesson. They are listed in the handbook.
Many thanks to the 35 YHS Band students who turned out on Friday night 9/7 to cheer our Varsity Football team to victory over Lakeland HS! What a fun evening, and it was so great to have more of our freshmen attend!
Our next Pep Band performance is this Friday 9/14, away at Hen Hud. Interested students should sign up in the band room. On Friday evening, arrive to the band room by 5:00, wearing your YHS Band polo or a green shirt (freshmen). We will ride a bus to and from the game. We should be home by 9:45.
All YHS Band students are welcome! This is a great way to support our football team and earn some band extra-credit!
Please join us! Sign-up sheet in the band room. $12 (cash only) is due by this Friday.
What: Apple Picking at Wilken’s Farm in Yorktown
When: Sunday 9/16
Report Time: Meet AT WILKEN’S at 10:00am
End Time: Approximately 12:00 noon
COST: $12 cash (includes a half-peck of apples, hot apple cider, 2 cider doughnuts, and priceless band memories :).
Jazz Band auditions will take place Tuesday 9/18 from 1:30 – 3:00 in the band room. Audition requirements and sign-ups will be posted this week. Weekly rehearsals will begin the week of 9/24 on a day and time TBA. Returning Jazz Band students are not required to audition, but are required to attend the meeting at 1:30 on 9/18.
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 15th Annual YHS Band Homecoming BBQ.
What: Pep Band BBQ and Homecoming Varsity Football Game
When: Friday, September 21th 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 is available in the band room.
We are also looking for parents to donate supplies and/or their time. We will need chaperones, food donations, food preparation, and clean-up help. Please look for an e-mail from parent-organizer Margaret Serafin ([email protected]) to find out how you can help.
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 10/27 from 9am-2pm. We will be accepting donations on Friday 10/26 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.