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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Ms. Kluga was so happy tosee many of you Thursday evening!  The handouts she reviewed in her presentation is attached. And, if you have questions, Ms. Kluga is happy to help. It has been a pleasure for her to get to know and work with your students!

TAG SALE

Our annual Music Boosters Tag Sale is back again this year! Please save your stuff to donate.  Our sale is Saturday 10/22 from 9am-2pm at YHS.  We will be accepting donations on Friday 10/21 from 3-7pm.  Tell your friends and neighbors!  Parent and student 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. A flyer is attached.

PEP BAND VS. RYE

Many thanks to the 30 YHS Band students who turned out on Friday night to cheer on our Varsity Football team. Although the game was a tough loss, we did our best to offer our enthusiastic musical support!

Our next home game performance will be Friday 9/30 vs. Nyack. Report time is 5:30. Game 7-9:30pm. Please join us!

JAZZ BAND AUDITIONS

Auditions will take place this Wednesday 9/21 from 1:35 – 3:00. Requirements and sign-ups are available in the Band room.  Weekly rehearsals will begin Thursday 9/29, 6:50-8:30pm.  Returning Jazz Band students do not need to audition, but are required to attend the meeting at 1:35 on 9/21.

GUIDED PRACTICE

Offered weekly and hosted by our junior and senior band members (thank you!). Students who lead or attend a session receive 1 point of extra credit. Sessions are held period 9, unless noted otherwise. Ms. Kluga is also always available for help by appointment.

Monday 9/19Sax
Tuesday 9/20Trumpet, Flute
Wednesday 9/21 
Thursday 9/22Jazz Band Meeting (1:35)Jazz Band Auditions (1:45-3:00)
Friday 9/23Clarinet, Trombone, Percussion

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Thursday 9/8: Pep Band Rehearsal – 1:45-3:15pm in the Band Room

Bring your instrument and charged cell phone. Music and snacks will be provided. Late buses are available at 3:30. Let’s get ready for our first Varsity Football Pep Band performance of the season!  To help us sound our best please join us for this rehearsal – where we will play fun pop music, enjoy snacks (because Band = Food), and enjoy time together.  

Friday 9/9: Pep Band Performance – Report at 5:45pm in the Band Room

Bring yourinstrument and charged cell phone. Music and Snacks will be provided. The football game will run from 7-10:00pm

Friday 9/9: Reserve your free tickets for the “President’s Own” Marine Band Concert

Our country’s premier military band is touring the Northeast! A fantastic and free opportunity to hear this world-class group! Concert is Saturday 10/9, 3-5pm at John Jay HS in Hopewell Junction, NY. Ms. Kluga is planning to attend with her family – she hopes to see you and your family there! Reserve your free tickets here.

BAND PARENT HELPERS 2022-2023

If you are interested in becoming a member of our core group of band parent helpers, please e-mail Ms. Kluga.  She will be in touch in August to start planning next year’s events.  A big THANK YOU to all the awesome parents who made this year a success!

Thank you all for your help and support creating a wonderful year for our students!  I sincerely appreciate and am so thankful for you – our amazing YHS Band community.  Have a fantastic summer!

ITHACA COLLEGE BAND PROGRAM CELEBRATES 100 YEARS!

Ms. Kluga’s beloved alma mater. The place that helped mold her into the musician, educator, and person that she is today.  Last weekend she had the opportunity to perform with the alumni band in this celebratory concert. It was absolutely inspiring to be back on stage with her professors and peers, to reconnect and make some awesome music performing some of her all-time favorite band repertoire. Take a listen here if you are interested.

WEST POINT SUMMER CONCERTS

A wealth of world-class FREE concerts are offered each summer at West Point (including an AMAZING 4th of July Concert featuring the 1812 Overture with fireworks and REAL CANNONS!)  For details, please visit www.westpointband.com.  If you’ve never been, the campus is gorgeous and so historically interesting.  A real gem of the Hudson Valley and worth a visit!