PARENTS HELP NEEDED

Also via registration, you will receive periodic e-mails from our Band Aid Core Helpers (BACH) parent organization (BACH@yhsbands.com) informing you of ways that you can volunteer at our events.  If you are interested, there are many ways you can be involved!

And, if you are interested in becoming part of the core group of parents who plan and run events, please e-mail Mrs. Kluga.

YHS BAND HANDBOOK/ EXPECTATION SHEET

If you haven’t already, please review this document with your students, fill out the information on the last page, and send the signed page to Mrs. Kluga. It is attached if you need a copy.

MUSICAL ACCESSORIES

In the handbook you will find the list of musical accessories needed to be successful in Band.

YHS BAND POLO PURCHASE

Every incoming Band student needs a YHS Band polo for use at our events.  See the attached form for more information. 

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL

It was so much fun welcoming back our awesome music students at our 20th annual Ice Cream Social! Many thanks to our student leaders and parent volunteers for their help making this event a success! Photo attached.

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FRESHMAN WELCOME BREAKFAST

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Many thanks to our awesome team of student leaders for hosting this annual event!  Our 40 freshmen students were welcomed to their first day with bagels, muffins, and plenty of smiles.  A photo is attached.

PEP BAND VS BREWSTER

Many thanks to the 30 YHS Band students who turned out on Friday night 9/10 to support our Varsity Football team! We had fun playing music together and collaborating with YHS Cheer and the “Crop.” A photo is attached.

We are looking forward to our next Pep Band outing, which is Homecoming on Friday 10/1. Band BBQ at 5pm, game at 7pm. More details will follow. All YHS Band students are welcome! This is a great way to support our football team and earn extra-credit!

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APPLE PICKING @WILKENS FARM

Our annual Band “spirit” outing; a social opportunity for students to have fun together outside of rehearsal.Thank you to Concert Band President Thomas Mitchell (‘23) and Wind Ensemble VP Chinmay Satpute (’22) for organizing this year’s trip!

What: Apple Picking at Wilken’s Farm in Yorktown

When: Sunday 9/19

Report Time: Meet AT WILKEN’S at 10:00am. Wear your YHS Band polo.

End Time: Approximately 12:00 noon

COST: $12 cash (includes a half-peck of apples, hot apple cider, 1 cider doughnut, and priceless band memories :).

Interested in attending?  Please bring in $12 cash and sign up in the Band Room by Wednesday 9/15.

JAZZ BAND AUDITIONS

Auditions will take place Wednesday 9/22 from 1:35 – 3:00 in the Band room. Requirements and sign-ups are available in the Band room. Weekly rehearsals will begin the week of 9/27 on a day and time TBA.

Returning Jazz Band students do not need to audition, but are required to attend the meeting at 1:35 on 9/22.

TAG SALE

Our annual Music Boosters Tag Sale is back! Please save your stuff to donate.  Our sale is Saturday 10/16 from 9am-2pm outdoors in the tent and courtyard adjacent to the YHS Library.  We will be accepting donations on Friday 10/15 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.

I know this was a bunch of information, thank you for your time and attention. Please e-mail Ms. Kluga with any questions. She look forward to seeing many of you at our Zoom Back-to-School night on Thursday 9/23 at 7pm.

YHS INSTRUMENT RENTALS

If your student plays the oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor sax, bari sax, horn, trombone, or euphonium, your rental instrument is ready and can be picked up on the first day of school. Please bring a check for $150, made payable to YCSD.

NEW YHS BAND POLOS!

Your very stylish dry-fit YHS Band polo will be worn at our many events.  All band students are required to own a polo – students can either use the old design from last year, or purchase our new design. Polos are $28.50.  Please bring cash or check to the first day of school (sizes are available to try-on). Please make checks payable to YHS Music Boosters.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Just to put these on your radar…we truly hit the ground running next week! All events listed below are optional.

Thursday 9/9: Pep Band rehearsal. 1:45-3:15pm. Band Room. Late bus available at 3:30.

Let’s get ready for our first home game of the season! Join us to have fun playing fun music!

Friday 9/10: Pep Band @ Varsity Football Game. Arrive at 5:30pm. Game 7-9:30pm.

Join us for our first home game! Come on out and support our Huskers!

Sunday 9/19: YHS Band Spirit Trip to Wilken’s Farm. 10am-12pm. Meet at Wilkens Farm. Cost $12 cash. Join us for this yearly YHS Band tradition! $12 gets you ½ peck of apples, 1 cider doughnut, a cup of apple cider, and priceless band memories…

ICE CREAM SOCIAL IS **THIS FRIDAY 9/3**

WHAT: Ice Cream Social to celebrate our entire YHS Music Department

WHEN: ***Friday 9/3 from 6-8pm*** (Due to storms forecasted for Wed -Thurs)

WHERE: on the lawn in front of YHS

WEAR: Returning Band students should please wear their polos.

To welcome our freshman and welcome back our returning students, I would like to invite all YHS Band students to our 20th annual Ice Cream Social – an evening of new friends, fun games, and yummy ice cream.  New this year, in celebration of our entire YHS Music Department, this event will also include our Orchestra and Choir students. Dr. Bhasin, Ms. Stock and Ms. Kluga hope to see you there!

** Freshmen parents are encouraged to attend! ** 

We would love to meet you! Please stop by and introduce yourself to us and to our parent helpers.  Find out what our music program is like from a parent perspective, and – if you are interested – ways you can help out this year.