MARINE BAND CLINIC WITH MSGT JOHNSON

On Tuesday 3/9, Master Sergeant Johnson, a trombone player with the “President’s Own” Marine Band presented a clinic titled Becoming a Better Musician During a Pandemic. Students learned strategies for staying motivated, facing anxiety, and the simple yet powerful act of saying “today I will work to get better at my instrument.” MSgt Johnson also shared personal stories and answered questions. We are very thankful to the Marine Band for this opportunity!

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JAZZ BAND

Ms. Kluga looks forward to working with you all, in person, this Thursday 3/25 from 2-3pm. Please arrive by 1:50. Bring your signed attestation. The link for the attestation form is here.

GUIDED PRACTICE

Thank you to our awesome upper-classmen for leading these valuable sessions! All meetings are 9th period, unless indicated.

Monday 3/22: JB Trumpets with Trevor and Mike, JB Tenor/Bari Sax with James

Tuesday 3/23: JB Trombones with Colin

Thursday 3/25: Saxophone with Alissa

VIRTUAL DOUBLE REED DAY

Learn from the New York Philharmonic double reed sections at the Montclair State University Double Reed Day! The day will feature masterclasses, panel discussions, repair workshops, reed class, and more.  For more details about the events please see the flyer below. 

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NYSSMA ONLINE APPLICATION DUE MONDAY 3/8

As part of our next unit, all band students are learning a NYSSMA solo. In addition to the musical opportunity this study provides, if students are interested in participating in NYSSMA or auditioning for Wind Ensemble, they will have the necessary tools to do so.

NYSSMA information was reviewed this week in class, is available on Dashboard, and is attached. The on-line sign-up form is due Monday 3/8 and can be found here.

HONORS CREDIT AVAILABLE

Students are able to receive honors credit for Concert Band or Wind Ensemble by earning a score of 95 or above on a level 6 solo/ensemble, or a score of 97 or above on a level 5 solo/ensemble. 

WIND ENSEMBLE AUDITION FORMS DUE MON 3/8

Auditions for the 2021-2022 Wind Ensemble will take place at the end of April.  Students wishing to audition should review the audition information sheet (attached) with you.  This form is due Monday 3/8.

MARINE BAND MEMBER TO VISIT

On Tuesday 3/9, Master Sergeant Johnson, a trombone player with the “President’s Own” Marine Band will present a clinic, via zoom, to our Wind Ensemble students (period 8). The clinic is part of the band’s educational outreach campaign and is titled Becoming a Better Musician During a Pandemic. Interested Concert Band students are also welcome to attend, e-mail Ms. Kluga for more information. We are thrilled to have this opportunity!

JAZZ BAND

Ms. Kluga looks forward to working with you all, in person, this Thursday 3/11 from 2-3pm. Please arrive by 1:50. Bring your signed attestation. The link to print the attestation form is here.

GUIDED PRACTICE

Thank you to our awesome upper-classmen for leading these valuable sessions! All meetings are 9th period via zoom, unless indicated.

Monday 3/8: Trumpet with Trevor and Mike, JB Tenor/Bari Sax with James

Tuesday 3/9: Clarinet with Sarah, Horn with Alicia, JB Trombones with Colin, Flute with Chinmay @ 2:15

Wednesday 3/10: JB Trumpets with Trevor and Mike

Thursday 3/11: Saxophone with Alissa

Friday 3/12: Clarinet with Kayla

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BRAVO!

Congratulations to our awesome students on another successful virtual concert performance!  Ms. Kluga is so very proud of you all, both for your musicality and for your open minds and positive attitudes as we studied the music, the pop culture, and the icons of the Swing Era.  

And, many thanks to the Band Officers who donated their time to create and deliver our concert goody bags.  Thank you for helping make this a special evening for our students!

ALL NATIONAL HONOR ENSEMBLE CONCERT

To help celebrate Music in Our Schools Month, NAfME (National Association for Music Education) is releasing the ANHE virtual performances – with our own Swaroop Pujari representing YCSD as a member of the All National Concert Band! The concerts will be released on 3/4, and can be accessed via this link 

Congratulations to Swaroop on achieving this impressive musical honor!

MARCH LESSON CALENDAR

The lesson calendar and new lesson groups will be reviewed in class and are available on Dashboard.