PEP BAND HOME OPENER A SUCCESS!

Many thanks to the 35 YHS Band students who turned out on Friday night to “formally” cheer our Varsity Football team on to victory! A photo is attached for you to enjoy – thanks to Bob Castner for sharing this great pic!

JAZZ BAND BEGINS THIS THURSDAY 9/26

Rehearsals are 7:30-9:00 in the YHS Band Room. Jazz Band students are asked to arrive by 7:20 so we can be set up and warmed up to start promptly at 7:30. This week in class students will receive their music and a calendar of Jazz Band rehearsals and events.

HOMECOMING BBQ AND GAME THIS FRIDAY 9/27

All band students are invited – and especially our freshmen students! Join us as we perform crowd-rallying music at the varsity football game, and enjoying a pre-game dinner and tons of band spirit beforehand at the 16th Annual YHS Band Homecoming BBQ.  A student sign-up sheet is available in the band room.

What: Pep Band BBQ and Homecoming Varsity Football Game

When: Friday, September 27th at 5:00pm (BBQ) and game (7:00pm)

Where: BBQ will be outside the YHS Band Room.

Wear: Your YHS Band Polo – all students will receive their polo shirts this week in class.

PARENT HELPERS NEEDED!!

We are also looking for parents to donate supplies and/or their time.  We will need chaperones, food donations, food preparation, and clean-up help. Please look for an e-mail from parent-organizers Karen Menduni and Diane Racioppo (BACH@yhsbands.com) to find out how you can help.

TAG SALE

One of our first fundraisers of the year is the annual Music Boosters Tag Sale.  This is a reminder to please save your stuff to donate!!  The sale will take place in the YHS Cafeteria on Saturday 10/19 from 9am-2pm.  We will be accepting donations on Friday 10/18 from 3-8pm.  Tell your friends and neighbors!  Many 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.

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. 

The First Nighters annual information letter is attached.  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!

PEP BAND @ SOMERS WAS A SUCCESS!

Many thanks to the 35 YHS Band students who turned out on Friday night 9/13 to cheer our Varsity Football team on to victory! We had fun collaborating with YHS Cheer and the “Crop” – not even a stadium blackout with 2 minutes remaining on the clock could extinguish our combined enthusiasm!  

We are looking forward to our next Pep Band outing, which is this coming Friday 9/20 at Home. Details below.

APPLE PICKING

Today, 50 YHS Band students enjoyed a social outing to Wilken’s Farm!  Students had fun apple picking, eating yummy cider donuts, and making “bandtastic” memories.  Many thanks to sophomore (and CB Vice President) Bella Bravo, for organizing this year’s trip!  Photos attached for you to enjoy.

PEP BAND THIS FRIDAY 9/20

Our next Pep Band performance is this Friday 9/20, HOME vs. Tappan Zee. Interested students should sign up in the band room. On Friday evening, arrive to the band room by 5:30, wearing your YHS Band polo or a green shirt (freshmen). The game should be done by 9:30.

All YHS Band students are welcome!

JAZZ BAND AUDITIONS THIS WEDNESDAY 9/18

Jazz Band auditions will take place Wednesday 9/18 from 1:30 – 3:00 in the band room. Audition requirements and sign-ups are available in the band room.  Weekly rehearsals will begin the week of 9/23 on a day and time TBA.  Returning Jazz Band students do not need to audition, but are required to attend the meeting at 1:35 on 9/18.

TAG SALE

One of our first fundraisers of the year is the annual Music Boosters Tag Sale.  This is a reminder to please save your stuff to donate!!  The sale will take place in the YHS Cafeteria on Saturday 10/19 from 9am-2pm.  We will be accepting donations on Friday 10/18 from 3-8pm.  Tell your friends and neighbors!  Many parent and students 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.

YHS BAND HANDBOOK / EXPECTATION SHEET

All students were sent home this week with a copy of the YHS Band Handbook.  If you haven’t already, please review it with your students, fill out the information on the last page, and send the signed page to school. It is attached if you need a copy.

BAND LESSONS

Will begin this week. The September lesson calendar is attached, as well as an alphabetical list of student lesson groups.  If you have questions about this important part of your student’s grade in band, please review the YHS Band Handbook or contact Ms. Kluga.

MUSICAL ACCESSORIES

In the handbook, please find the list of musical accessories your student will need to be successful in band. Please have your student bring these accessories to their band lesson this week. All students will need a pencil in class every day.

YHS BAND POLO PURCHASE

Every incoming band student needs a YHS Band polo for use at our many band events.  See the attached form for more information.  Bring your completed order form and check to school this Monday 9/9.