Daily Archives: June 3, 2019

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Our Jazz Band will be performing at Relay for Life.  Ms. Kluga is still working with the Relay organizers to find out our finalized time.  We will meet at the Jack DeVito memorial track (in town by the Yorktown Stage). Dress is concert black with your white tie. You are responsible for bringing your instrument, music, and water.

We will please need assistance bringing chairs, stands, and equipment from YHS to Relay.  If you have a large car and are able to help, please let Ms. Kluga know.  We will load equipment on Friday 6/14, and will need help returning equipment to YHS after the performance.


The yearbook was created by our band officers, is professionally printed, and contains photos and captions of the many (many!) band events throughout the year.  The cost is $25 each.  If your student is interested, a sign-up sheet is available in the band room. This is not a fundraiser; the books are sold at cost.


If your student has a YHS owned instrument, and have not yet returned it to school, please do so ASAP.  The instruments are being sent out for cleaning and service.

If your student has rented an instrument from MUSIC & ARTS, they are also due in the band room.  Please clean out your case and make sure all mouthpieces, ligatures, and mouthpiece covers are present.  If you would like to continue your rental program over the summer, please contact your rental company.


Keep those lips in prime playing shape over the summer! If you rented a YHS-owned instrument this year and are interested in renting it for the summer, please see Ms. Kluga (fee is $25, check made payable to Yorktown Central School District).  Instruments will be ready for pick up by the end of exams.  

If you are interested in exploring private lessons, Ms. Kluga would be happy to provide you with more information.


If you are interested in becoming a member of our core group of band parent helpers, please e-mail Ms. Kluga.  We will be meeting in August to start planning next year’s events.  If you are interested in becoming at First Nighter, please e-mail Ms. Kluga as well, and she will forward your information to them.


Senior band student, Will Stein, is involved in planning an annual fundraiser for Camp Sunshine (a summer camp for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families). The fundraiser will take place Saturday 6/9 5:00-9:00pm at Granite Knolls field. A flyer with more info is attached.

Will is not only interested in raising awareness for this fundraiser, but is also hoping to put together a small Pep Band to perform. If you are interested, please sign up in the band room.


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!