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SPRING DATES

5/18 (Wed)                     YHS Spring Band Concert @ 7:00 pm (Senior dinner at Little Sorrento @ 4:30)

5/21 (Sat)                       Music Festival Trip 6:45am-11pm (Details below!)

5/30 (Mon)                     Memorial Day Parade and Annual YHS Band BBQ

6/10 (Fri)                        Jazz Band Performance at Relay for Life (8:30pm)

6/25 (Sat)                       Wind Ensemble ’22-’23 performs at YHS Graduation

GUIDED PRACTICE

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. I am also always available for help by appointment.

Monday 5/9JB Sax p.1, JB Trumpet, JB Rhythm
Tuesday 5/10JB Trombone p.1, Clarinet with Ethan p.9
Wednesday 5/11Clarinet Choir, Low Brass with Ryan, Percussion Ensemble, Tuba, Bassoon p.7, WE Trombones & Euph p.7

JAZZ BAND REHEARSAL

Our next rehearsal is Thursday 5/12 from 6:50-8:30. Your homework, professional recordings, and sheet music are posted on Dashboard. This is our last regularly scheduled rehearsal of the year (…sniff, I have loved our time together!!)…and the last before our concert!

**Jazz Band Tech Rehearsal is Monday 5/16 from 1:35-3:00**

SPRING CONCERT WED. 5/18

Our Spring Concert will take place on Wednesday, 5/18 at 7:00pm in the YHS Auditorium. Your students and I look forward to performing for you!

  • Students will need to arrive early to warm up.  Please have your student at YHS promptly by 6:30pm.
  • Jazz Band Students need to be in the auditorium with instruments assembled and ready to play by 6:00pm.

CONCERT DRESS

A reminder of our concert dress requirements is listed below. We call it “Concert Black.”

Ladies:

·       Black dress pants or long black skirt. Ladies, long means that your skirt falls below the knee.  (no black jeans/jeggings/tights/yoga pants)

·       Black Blouse– longish sleeves (no sleeveless shirts or spaghetti straps)

·       Black Dress Shoes

·       Jazz Band students will also wear a white tie

Gentlemen:

·       Black Dress Pants (no black jeans/track pants/sweat pants)

·       Black, Button-Down, Long Sleeved Shirt

·       Black Socks and black dress shoes

·       Jazz Band students will also wear a white tie

RECEPTION – PARENT HELP NEEDED

To celebrate our student’s performance, and our senior’s final concert, we will host a reception in the cafeteria.  Parent donations and help are needed – please look for an e-mail from parent organizer Sarah Gambetta for information on how you can help.

SENIOR DINNER

To celebrate their final concert, it is a tradition for the Seniors to go out to dinner.  This year’s event will take place at Little Sorrento’s on Wednesday, 5/18 (the day of our concert) at 4:30pm.  The cost is $25 per person (cash). Please RSVP with payment to senior Trevor Griffiths by Tuesday 5/17.

SENIOR BIOS AND SENIOR WILLS

Your YHS Band Senior Bio and/or Senior Will is due by MONDAY 5/9, to be featured in our Spring Concert program/Yearbook.  Please e-mail your completed Bio/Will to Ms. Kluga.  A worksheet on how to write a Senior Bio and a Senior Will is attached.

MUSIC FESTIVAL & SIX FLAGS TRIP SAT. 5/21

Our Music Festival and Six Flags trip is coming up! Students are asked to be in their seat, ready to perform, by 6:45am. Students should wear their YHS Band polo, long black pants (please no yoga pants, sweat pants, or leggings) and black shoes.  Students are welcome to bring a change of bottoms/shoes for our time in the park.  The band polo must be worn all day.

PLEASE PACK YOUR STUDENT A BAGGED LUNCH, WATER, AND SNACKS FOR THE BUS. We will use our meal voucher for dinner in the park.

Our itinerary is attached. Parents are welcome to attend our performance!

Between Band, Choir, and Orchestra we have 159 students attending.

Our chaperones are:

YHS Staff – Ms. Kluga, Ms. Stock, Dr. Bhasin, Mr. Moore, Ms. Varotta

Parents – Mrs. Bose, Mrs. Campana, Mrs. Federico, Mrs. Gambetta, Mr. Griffiths, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Kindler, Mrs. Olener, Mr. Rizzo

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & BBQ MON. 5/30

Each year, the YHS Band participates in the town of Yorktown Memorial Day Parade. This is our most public event of the year and is an important service for our Yorktown community.  All YHS Band students are required to participate.  Contact me with questions. FYI: students will wear their YHS Band polo, long black pants (please no yoga pants, sweat pants, or leggings) and black shoes.

After our parade performance, all YHS Band students are invited to the 17th annual YHS Band Memorial Day BBQ, at the Grabowski home. A sign-up sheet and information on how to contribute food for this event will be available in the coming weeks.

SPRING DATES

4/23 (Sat)                       Swing Dance @ 7pm (Set-up & clean-up help needed 8am-4pm & 10:30pm-12am)

4/25-4/29 (Mon-Fri)         ’22-‘23 Wind Ensemble Auditions                                    

5/18 (Wed)                     YHS Spring Band Concert @ 7:00 pm (Senior dinner at Little Sorrento @ 4:30)

5/21 (Sat)                       Music Festival Trip 7am-11pm (Details below!)

5/30 (Mon)                     Memorial Day Parade and Annual YHS Band BBQ

6/10 (Fri) NEW!              Jazz Band Performance at Relay for Life (8:30pm)

6/25 (Sat)                       Wind Ensemble ’22-’23 performs at YHS Graduation

GUIDED PRACTICE

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. I am also always available for help by appointment.

Monday 4/18Percussion Ensemble, JB Trumpet
Tuesday 4/19JB Trombone, JB Rhythm
Wednesday 4/20Clarinet Choir, Low Brass with Ryan, JB Sax
Thursday 4/21Clarinet with Joe

SWING DANCE CONCERT INFO

What: 13th Annual Swing Dance Concert

When: Saturday 4/23

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 so you can be ready to play at 5:45.

2.     Students interested in participating in the dance lesson – arrive by 6:45pm.

Students who participate in the dance lesson will receive 2 points of extra credit.

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

Upon arrival ALL STUDENTS should place their instruments/cases/coats/etc. in their designated warm up rooms. A reminder to respect these spaces – do not touch items that are not yours, and clean up after yourself.

WIND ENSEMBLE WU ROOM: Husker Discovery

CONCERT BAND WU ROOM: Room 138

*After students put their personal items in the warm up room, they should report to the ticket table to have their hand stamped for free entrance into the dance. *