AREA ALL-STATE CONGRATS!

Congratulations to our YHS Band and Orchestra students who represented Yorktown as members of Area All-State this weekend; honor ensembles made up of the best student musicians in the county. 

Bravo to William Lemus-Silva (trombone), Samson Newberger (trombone), George Whalen (trumpet), and Julia Whalen (flute) on a beautiful performance with the Area All State Symphonic Band! So proud of you!

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TAG SALE THANKS!

Many thanks to everyone who helped make this weekend’s 15th annual Tag Sale such a success for our YHS music students!  Part fundraiser, part social event, part alumni reunion, our annual Tag Sale is always so much fun to be a part of.  With your help, we raised $3,400!  Many thanks to all who donated items, refreshments, or your valuable time to help make this endeavor a success.

Special thanks to band parents Mrs. Olener and Mrs. Tropp for their advertising expertise, and extra-special thanks to Mrs. Gambetta and Mr. and Mrs. Newberger for taking care of so many details behind the scenes and ensuring that both days ran smoothly!

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CITRUS SALE

Please support this important fundraiser! The YHS Music Department Citrus Sale runs through 11/1. Your enthusiastic participation will ensure our success! 

The monies raised from this sale will help students defray the cost of their music festival participation. In 2019, our last in person sale, our music students SOLD 1,498 boxes and earned a PROFIT of $21,820.

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

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

If you or anyone you know is interested in supporting our group, please share our information. A flyer is attached. All orders will be delivered in time for the holiday season.

* SAVE THE DATE: Our citrus will be delivered on Thurs. 12/15.  Your student is responsible for picking up their entire order between 2:30 and 7:00pm at YHS, and then delivering to their customers.

FINAL PEP BAND HOME ~ FRIDAY 10/28

Support our Huskers in their play-off game! A sign-up sheet is available in the band room.

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

When: Friday, October 28th.  Be at the band room by 4:30 (Tentative game start is 6pm)

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.

As usual, we are asking for donations – please – of hot chocolate, water, and snacks for the students to enjoy during the game. If you are interested in contributing, please e-mail me. Thank you!

JAZZ BAND THURSDAY 10/27

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.

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 10/24JB Saxes, JB Rhythm
Tuesday 10/25JB Trombone, JB Trumpet
Wednesday 10/26TBD
Thursday 10/27TBD
Friday 10/28TBD

FRESHMEN NYSSMA SCORES NEEDED

9th grade students – if you participated in NYSSMA last year (as an 8th grader), you may be eligible for the Intermediate All-County Band. Please bring in your NYSSMA score sheet this week and Ms. Kluga will fill out your application.

TAG SALE

Our annual Music Boosters Tag Sale is back again this year! Please save your stuff to donate.  Our sale is Saturday 10/22 from 9am-2pm at YHS.  We will be accepting donations on Friday 10/21 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 in the coming weeks to find out how you can help. A flyer is attached.

CITRUS SALE BEGINS THIS WEEK

Our Music Dept. Citrus Sale, now in its 19th year, is a well-established fundraiser, anticipated by our community and alumni. This year, we are pleased to bring back our sale in person! In 2019, our last in person sale, our music students SOLD 1,498 boxes and earned a PROFIT of $21,820. 

Each year, our Band, Choir, and Orchestra ensembles all participate in regional music festivals.  The monies raised from this sale will help students defray the cost of their festival participation.

Information on how to order will be shared this week. If you or anyone you know is interested in supporting our group, please share our information. Your enthusiastic participation will ensure our success! 

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 10/3Trumpet, Jazz Band Sectionals: Rhythm/Sax
Tuesday 10/4Flute
Wednesday 10/5Yom Kippur
Thursday 10/6Saxophone, Clarinet, Percussion, Jazz Band Sectionals: Trumpet and Trombone
Friday 10/7 

JAZZ BAND THURSDAY 10/6

What a fun 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.

HOMECOMING PEP BAND ~ FRIDAY 10/14

All band students are invited! Join us as we perform crowd-rallying music at the varsity football game, and enjoy a pre-game dinner and tons of Band spirit!

A student sign-up sheet is available in the Band room – RSVP by Wednesday 10/12

What: Pep Band BBQ and Homecoming Varsity Football Game

When: Friday, October 14th at 5:00pm (Dinner) and game (7:00pm)

Where: Dinner will be pizza, salad, and dessert and will be served in the YHS Band Room

Wear: Your YHS Band Polo

PARENT HELPERS NEEDED!!

We are also looking for parents to donate supplies and/or their time.  Please look for an e-mail from our parent-organizers ([email protected]) to find out how you can help.