PEP BAND THIS FRIDAY 10/18 @ HOME

Support our Huskers in their first play-off game! A sign-up sheet is available in the band room. **FYI This game overlaps with part of our Tag Sale set-up**

What: Pep Band performance at our YHS home varsity football game

When: Friday, October 18th.  Be at the band room by 6:00 (game  7:00-9:30)

Wear: Your YHS Band polo shirt.  If you think you will be chilly, please wear a long-sleeved turtleneck/t-shirt under the polo.  If you still think you’ll be cold, bring a coat/sweatshirt/gloves.

OCTOBER IS FUNDRAISING MONTH

Each year, the YHS Bands, Choirs and Orchestras each participate in regional music festivals.  Our fundraisers help students defray the cost of their participation, and part of the proceeds also benefit the YHS Music Boosters “general fund” which is used to help purchase items that benefit our entire program. 

TAG SALE THIS SATURDAY 10/19

This is a fun community event and fundraiser for our YHS Music Dept! Please consider donating your gently used items, and your time J

Donation drop-off is THIS FRIDAY 10/18 from 2:30–7:00pm, YHS Band Room.  We are asking for donations of gently used items to sell.  It would be helpful if you could please bring donations pre-sorted by type of item. (Ex. all kitchen items in one box, all clothing in one bag).

Volunteers needed! And, baked goods are needed to stock our bake sale table.  Parents, please see the e-mail from parent-organizer Karen Menduni (BACH@yhsbands.com) to see how you can help. **Please check your spam folder.**

Sign up via this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E4AACA623ABFE3-yhsmusic

Student volunteers are also needed especially Saturday 1-3pm.  Students are also encouraged to bake items for our bake sale table.  There are student sign-up sheets in the band room.

A flyer is attached FYI. 

All left-over items will be donated to the Purple Heart Association via the GreenDrop organization. A flyer with more information on Green Drop is attached.

16th ANNUAL CITRUS SALE

Like Girl Scout cookies, this sale is based on pre-orders. Forms and information are available in the Band Room. The Citrus Sale is our largest fundraiser!  Last year we sold over 1,580 boxes of citrus fruit and made a PROFIT of over $20,000!  Please help us make this year’s sale even more successful!  As the sale benefits everyone, we ask that all band students please sell at least 5 boxes.

DONATE BOXES TO OUR LOCAL FOOD PANTRY

If you are interested in purchasing a box to donate, please make your purchase and e-mail Ms. Kluga the information. YHS Band parent Karen Menduni will be helping organize and deliver these donated boxes.

PLEASE SAVE THESE CITRUS DATES!

* The citrus sale ENDS on Thurs. 10/31.  All forms and orders are due in class on Thursday 10/31.

* Our TONS of citrus will be delivered Mon. 12/16.  Your student is responsible for picking up their entire order between 2:30 and 7:00pm at YHS.

FESTIVAL TRIPS: PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES!

A reminder regarding our spring festival trip dates (which were outlined in the YHS Band Handbook back in September). Please make sure they are included on your family calendar.

CONCERT BAND: our festival trip to Six Flags Great Adventure is SAT. 5/9, 2020. 5am-10pm. Festival cost is approximately $190 per student.  Chaperones needed – please e-mail Ms. Kluga if you are interested. Details to follow.

WIND ENSEMBLE: our festival trip to Disney World is THURS 4/16 – MON 4/20, 2020. More details to follow.

PEP BAND THANKS!

Thank you to the stalwart group of 35 students who helped cheer on our Huskers Friday evening, despite the chilly temps. Hot or cold, win or lose, Pep Band is always honored to support our team!

VIDEO ASSESSMENT #1

This week, Concert Band students will experience their first video assessment of the year. Each student is videotaped performing their homework assignment and assessed on their ability to demonstrate the musical concepts we have covered so far.  This assessment will act as a base-line for the start of our year together and help the student and I form a learning plan – what musical concepts they are confident in, and what concepts they will focus on improving. You will receive your child’s video and score sheet via e-mail.

OCTOBER IS FUNDRAISING MONTH

Each year, the YHS Bands, Choirs and Orchestras each participate in regional music festivals.  Our fundraisers help students defray the cost of their participation, and part of the proceeds also benefit the YHS Music Boosters “general fund” which is used to help purchase items that benefit our entire program. 

16th ANNUAL CITRUS SALE

Like Girl Scout cookies, this sale is based on pre-orders. Forms and information were distributed in class this week. The Citrus Sale is our largest fundraiser!  Last year we sold over 1,580 boxes of citrus fruit and made a PROFIT of over $20,000!  Please help us make this year’s sale even more successful!  As the sale benefits everyone, we ask that all band students please sell at least 5 boxes.

HOW TO LOG IN TO YOUR STUDENT’S ACCOUNT:

·      Go to www.ifundraise.com/member

·      Enter the student’s name and member code for access. Member codes were handed out in Wind Ensemble last week, and will be handed out in Concert Band tomorrow.

·      Through this account, students can view if customers have purchased citrus from them on-line.

PLEASE SAVE THESE CITRUS DATES!

* The citrus sale ENDS on Thurs. 10/31.  All forms and orders are due in class on Thursday 10/31.

* Our TONS of citrus will be delivered Mon. 12/16.  Your student is responsible for picking up their entire order between 2:30 and 7:00pm at YHS.

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 10/19 from 9am-2pm.  We will be accepting donations on Friday 10/18 from 3-8pm.  A flyer is attached. Many parent and students volunteers will be needed to make this event a success:

Students – volunteer sign-up sheets are now available in the band room.

Parents – please see the e-mail from parent organizer Mrs. Menduni (bach@yhsbands.com) to find out how you can help.

FESTIVAL TRIPS: PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES!

A reminder regarding our spring festival trip dates (which were outlined in the YHS Band Handbook back in September). Please make sure they are included on your family calendar.

CONCERT BAND: our festival trip to Six Flags Great Adventure is SAT. 5/9, 2020. 5am-10pm. Festival cost is approximately $190 per student.  Chaperones needed – please e-mail Ms. Kluga if you are interested. Details to follow.

WIND ENSEMBLE: our festival trip to Disney World is THURS 4/16 – MON 4/20, 2020. More magical details to follow.

As always, thank you for your support and please contact Ms. Kluga with any questions.