VIDEO ASSESSMENT #1

This week, students will experience recording their first video assessment of the year. This assessment will act as a base-line to help the student and I form a learning plan – what musical concepts they are confident in, and what concepts we will focus on improving. Please do not think this performance has to be perfect, prepare well and try your best!

Instructions on how to complete this assignment were reviewed in class, and are available on Google Classroom. The music to prepare was handed out in class as a hard copy and is also available on Dashboard. Videos are private, only shared with me, and I will use a rubric to offer feedback to each student individually.

GUIDED PRACTICE SESSIONS PERIOD 9

Are offered weekly, hosted by our junior and senior band members (thank you!). If you have questions on your lesson homework, Mrs. Kluga strongly suggest you attend. Students who lead or attend a session earn 1 point of extra credit. Mrs. Kluga is also always available for help by appointment.

Tuesday 10/12: Saxophone with Will, Jazz Band Low BrassJazz Band Saxes @ p.8

Wednesday 10/13: Clarinet with Ethan, Low Brass with Ryan, Flute with Chinmay, Jazz Band Trumpets with Trevor

Thursday 10/14: Trumpet with Trevor

Friday 10/15: Clarinet with Kayla, Percussion with Anthony and Drew

JAZZ BAND THURSDAY 10/14

Rehearsal #2 was energetic and super fun – Mrs. Kluga is so proud of you guys for your progress!  To prepare for this week, please make time to LISTEN. Review your HW, recordings, and info on Dashboard.

TAG SALE

Our annual Music Boosters Tag Sale is this Saturday 10/16 from 9am-2pm outdoors **on the patio behind the Band Room** (note the location change). We will be accepting donations on Friday 10/15 from 3-7pm.  Tell your friends and neighbors!  Parent and student volunteers are needed to make this event a success.  Please see Mrs. Gambetta’s e-mail to find out how you can help. A flyer is attached.

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CITRUS SALE

The YHS Music Department On-Line Citrus Sale is running through 10/29.

Students will earn 85% of their sales profit, to be put towards their end-of-year musical experience. The remaining 15% of their sales profit will go to their ensemble’s general fund. During checkout customers will be able to select a specific student to receive the sales credit, or you can select the Band Scholarship Fund.

NameSelling PriceTotal Profit (100%)Your Profit (85%) General Fund Profit (15%)
Navels & Marmalade – Gift Box (NMHC)$20.00$5.05 $4.29$.76
Navel Orange – 2 Trays – 22 Oranges (2N)$30.00$10.50$8.93$1.58
Navel Orange – 3 Trays – 33 Oranges (3N)$40.00$11.00$9.35$1.65
Pink Grapefruit – 2 Tray – 15 Grapefruit (2R)$30.00$12.50$10.63$1.88
Pink Grapefruit – 3 Tray – 23 Grapefruit (3R)$40.00$13.00$11.05$1.95
Navel & Pink Grapefruit Mixed – 2 Trays – 12 Navels + 10 Grapefruit (2NR)$30.00$8.00$6.80$1.20
Navel & Pink Grapefruit Mixed – 3 Trays – 18 Navels + 15 Grapefruit (3NR)$40.00$9.00$7.65$1.35

Orders are harvested the very same day they are shipped, ensuring that the fruit is the freshest possible. Each box is shipped at a flat rate of $7.95. Our website is accepting orders until 10/29/21. All orders will be delivered in time for the holiday season. If you or anyone you know is interested in supporting our Bands, please share the following information.

YHS Concert Band online store: https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/837673

YHS Wind Ensemble online store: https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/498649

FOOD PANTRY CITRUS DONATIONS

If you are interested in ordering a box to donate to a local food pantry, there are two options:

1.   If you have a specific pantry in mind, order a box delivered to your home and then drop it off at the pantry of your choice.

2.   The Community Food Pantry at St. Mary’s church in Mohegan Lake will take orders shipped directly to them. Information and directions are attached.

SUPPORT THE YCSD ARTS! BECOME A FIRST NIGHTER!!

The First Nighters is a parent group whose mission is to support the YCSD Performing Arts programs.  If you are interested, please e-mail Shelbey Graf ([email protected]).  Please consider volunteering your time and talents, and/or becoming a sponsor.  Akin to the Husker’s invaluable support of Athletics, the First Nighters are a vital part of keeping the Performing Arts alive in YCSD!

HOMECOMING DINNER AND GAME

Our 50 Pep Band students were thrilled to participate in Friday’s Homecoming – and thrilled to be part of such an awesome showing of support from our YHS community! Photo attached. Our next Pep Band performance will be at the home game on Friday 10/22.

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THANK YOU!

To our Band Families, thank you so very much for your help making our Homecoming event a success for our students! Your work on our behind-the-scenes logistics is so appreciated; whether you donated money for the pizza, sent in snacks, or volunteered your time, our event was a smooth and enjoyable experience because of you.  Our students treasure these Band traditions, and it is wonderful to see them having fun and enjoying social time together!

Special thanks to Mrs. Gambetta for all your work and time being the lead organizer for this event! And, thanks to Mrs. Olener and Mrs. Tropp for organizing the Venmo!

BAND LESSONS

All students have a homework assignment due at this week’s lesson. Our lesson calendar (this is Week #5), HW assignment details, and music can be found on Dashboard.

GUIDED PRACTICE SESSIONS PERIOD 9

Are offered weekly, hosted by our junior and senior band members (thank you!). If you have questions on your lesson homework, Ms. Kluga strongly suggests you attend. Students who lead or attend a session receive 1 point of extra credit. She is also always available for help by appointment.

Monday 10/4: Flute with Chinmay, Jazz Band Trumpets with Trevor

Tuesday 10/5: Saxophone with Will, Jazz Band Low BrassJazz Band Saxophones @ 2:30

Wednesday 10/6: Clarinet with Ethan

Thursday 10/7: Trumpet with Trevor

Friday 10/8: Clarinet with Kayla, Percussion with Anthony and Drew

JAZZ BAND THURSDAY 10/7

What an awesome first rehearsal, and what a talented and enthusiastic bunch! Rehearsals are 7:00-8:30 in the YHS Band Room/Auditorium. Jazz Band students are asked to arrive by 6:50 so we can be warmed up and tuned to start promptly at 7:00.  Music, recordings, and this week’s HW are all available on Dashboard.

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 from Mrs. Gambetta to find out how you can help. A flyer is attached.

Tag Sale Donation Flyer 2021.jpg

CITRUS SALE

The YHS Music Department Citrus Sale is an 18-year tradition; many families (current and alumni) have reached out to ask us if it would still take place.

After much thought, we have decided to again host a contact-free sale. Monies raised will be used to help continue our end-of-year traditions and awards, and with the hope that we might also be able to participate in some sort of Spring music festival.  Participation is totally voluntary.  All orders will be placed online, paid for on-line, and shipped directly to the customer.

Information on how to order will be shared later this week. If you or anyone you know is interested in supporting our group, please share our information.

SUPPORT THE YCSD ARTS! BECOME A FIRST NIGHTER!!

The First Nighters is a parent group whose mission is to support the YCSD Performing Arts programs.  Each year they invite parents to help their cause!   Some of their initiatives include:

  • Advocating for and supporting the arts programs in all schools.
  • Purchasing supplies for the arts programs in all schools.
  • Providing yearly scholarships to outstanding seniors.
  • Honoring Performing Arts juniors and seniors at an annual recognition dinner. 

If you are interested, please e-mail Shelbey Graf ([email protected]).  Please consider volunteering your time and talents, and/or becoming a sponsor.  Akin to the Husker’s invaluable support of Athletics, the First Nighters are a vital part of keeping the Performing Arts alive in YCSD!

BAND LESSONS

All students have a homework assignment due at this week’s lesson. Our lesson calendar (this is Week #4), HW assignment details and music can be found on Dashboard.