GUIDED PRACTICE / JAZZ BAND SECTIONALS

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 1/30: 
Tuesday 1/31:Clarinets p.1, JB Sax
Wednesday 2/1:Trumpet, Clarinet, JB Rhythm, JB Trombone, JB Trumpet
Thursday 2/2: 
Friday 2/3:Tuba Time p.1

SWING DANCE CONCERT INFO

What: 14th Annual Swing Dance Concert

When: Saturday 2/11

Time: Dance Lesson 7-8pm / Music and Dancing 8-10:30pm

Where: YHS Gym

Cost: $15 for adults / $10 for students and seniors.  Tickets sold at the door.  YHS Band students are free.

WHEN STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE:

  1. Jazz Band – our sound check begins at 5:45. Arrive at 5:30 to be ready to play by 5:45.
  2. Students interested in participating in the dance lesson – arrive by 6:45.

Students who participate in the entire lesson will earn 2 extra credit points.

3.     Students NOT interested in the dance lesson– arrive by 7:30.

Upon arrival, please place your instrument/case/coat/etc. in your designated warm up rooms. A reminder to respect these spaces – do not touch items that are not yours, and clean up after yourself. Then, report to the ticket table for a hand stamp for free entrance into the dance.

WIND ENSEMBLE WU ROOM: Husker Discovery

CONCERT BAND WU ROOM: Room 138

SWING ERA ATTIRE ENCOURAGED (For both adults and students!)

Get into the “swing” of things and have fun dressing up in 1940’s style.

Gentlemen 

·      Usual Concert Attire: Black pants, long sleeved button-down black shirt, black shoes, black socks

·      Swing Additions: fedora hats, suspenders, solid color or pin striped shirts, colorful ties, spats, jackets.

Ladies

·      Usual Concert Attire: Black top (appropriate neck-line, no spaghetti straps or sleeveless tops), black pants, or black skirt/dress (appropriately below the knee).

·      Swing Additions: saddle shoes, any color 1940’s style dress as long as it has an appropriate neckline, sleeves, and falls below the knee.  When seated to perform, your skirt must cover your knees.

HELP NEEDED!

PARENT HELP NEEDED

Please click on this link for ways you can help make this event a success for our students. THANK YOU!

As of this e-mail, we are particularly in need of:

·      Cut up fruit

·      Chocolate covered strawberries

·      Chocolate covered pretzels

·      Cookies/brownies

·      Drinks

·      Paper goods

·      VOLUNTEERS – especially for clean up!

·      Raffle basket items

STUDENT HELP NEEDED:

·      To help organize supplies and decorations during any free period, or p.9

·      To help decorate the gym on Saturday 2/11 from 8:00am – 4:00pm

·      To help CLEAN UP the gym from 10:30pm-12:00am. 

YOUR STUDENT CAN DANCE!

In case they haven’t shared, we have all been learning how to swing dance in class every Thursday.  All YHS Band students are now equipped with 8 stunning swing dance moves which Ms. Kluga hopes they will use at our event.  (Now, they just have to get up the courage to ask someone to dance!

JAZZ BAND DATES & UPDATES 

Rehearsals and HW: Please note our tight rehearsal schedule as we approach the Swing Dance Concert, and practice/plan accordingly. Ms. Kluga is looking forward to rehearsing with you this Thursday 2/2 from 6:50-8:30pm.

Upcoming Jazz Band dates:

Monday 2/6: Perform at YHS Faculty Meeting (set up during p.9, performance from 2:15-2:30)

Wednesday 2/8: World Tour of Yorktown Fieldtrip (7:45-3:00pm, Mohansic, Crompond, Brookside, and MESMS). For this field trip, Jazz Band Members will need to purchase a white tie. 

BAND ICE SKATING

Many thanks to the YHS Band families who braved the cold today for ice skating at Bear Mountain! It was so fun to have this opportunity to spend some social time together!

VIDEO ASSESSMENT #3

Will take place next week. Specific instructions will be reviewed in class this week.

GUIDED PRACTICE / JAZZ BAND SECTIONALS

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. Mrs. Kluga is also always available for help by appointment. 

Monday 1/23:JB Trumpets, Combo
Tuesday 1/24:JB Sax
Wednesday 1/25:Trumpet, JB Rhythm, JB Trombone
Thursday 1/26:Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Trumpet
Friday 1/27:Tuba Time p.1, Percussion, Trumpet

SWING DANCE CONCERT

Our Swing Dance Concert is Saturday, February 11th from 7:00-10:30pm in the YHS GYM.  Flyer attached. All YHS Band students are required to attend. This event is a fun evening of music, dancing, light snacks, and a raffle. Swing Era attire is encouraged. Open to the community!

Now in its 14th year, the Swing Dance Concert is an eagerly anticipated, well-attended and fun evening for our entire Yorktown community (each year we have many senior citizens and community members attend and enjoy the evening with us!).