JAZZ BAND AT RELAY FRIDAY 6/14

Our Jazz Band will be performing at Relay for Life.  Ms. Kluga is still working with the Relay organizers to find out our finalized evening time.  We will meet at a time TBA 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.

ADDITIONAL HELP NEEDED.  We will need assistance bringing chairs, stands, and equipment from YHS to Relay.  If you have a large car and are able to help, please let me know.  We will load equipment on Friday 6/14 after school, and will need all equipment returned either after the performance, or on Monday morning.

INSTRUMENT RETURNS

If your student has a YHS owned instrument, please bring it into school TUESDAY MORNING 5/28.  The instruments will be picked up for cleaning and service at that time.

If your student has rented from ARDSLEY or MUSIC & ARTS, they are also due in the band room.  Please clean out your case, 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.

SUMMER RENTALS & LESSONS

Keep those lips in prime playing shape over the summer! If you are interested in renting an instrument from YHS, 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.

BAND PARENT HELPERS 2019-2020

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 DINNER WED. 5/15

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, 5/15 (the day of our concert) at 4:30pm.  Cash payment of $25 is due tomorrow (Tuesday) in class.

SPRING CONCERT WED. 5/15

Our Spring Concert will take place on Wednesday, 5/15 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 their instruments assembled, ready to play promptly by 6:00).
  • Concert Dress
    • Girls:
      • Black pants (please no yoga pants, sweatpants, or leggings) or a LONG black skirt  (below the knee).
      • Black Blouse– longish sleeves with an appropriate neck-line (no sleeveless shirts or spaghetti straps, please).
      • Black stockings
      • Black Shoes (please no flip-flops)
    • Boys:

§  Black Pants

§  Black Shirt (long-sleeved and button down)

§  Black Socks

  • Black Shoes
  • JAZZ BAND: We are wearing all black and 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 refer to the e-mail from earlier this week (from parent organizer Margaret Serafin) for information on how you can help.

REMINDER: SPRING DATES – Please double check your calendars!

4/29-5/3 (Mon-Fri)          ’19-‘20 Wind Ensemble Auditions                                    

5/1 (Wed)                       First Nighters Awards Dinner (Juniors/Seniors only) 7:00pm

5/10-5/11 (Fri-Sat)           NYSSMA Solo Festival @ Henrick Hudson HS       

5/11 (Sat)                       Concert Band Six Flags Festival Trip

5/14 (Tues)                     Grand Finale Dress Rehearsal p.9 (All CB and WE students)

5/15 (Wed)                     YHS Spring Band Concert @ 7:00 pm (Senior dinner at Little Sorrento @ 4:30)

5/27 (Mon)                     Memorial Day Parade and Annual YHS Band BBQ

6/1 (Thurs)                     Band Officer Elections ’19-‘20

6/8 (Fri)                         Jazz Band performs at Relay for Life @ time TBA

JAZZ BAND PERFORMANCE AND REHEARSAL THIS THURSDAY 5/9

PERFORMANCE AT THE SENIOR CITIZEN’S PROM:

Arrive in the YHS Band Room promptly by 5:50. 

Wear all black and your white tie.

We will perform all of our songs from the year. Bring your music!

Pizza!

DRESS REHEARSAL:

Dress Rehearsal for our Spring Concert 7:30-9pm in the auditorium with the tech crew.

SIX FLAGS FESTIVAL TRIP SAT. 5/11

Our Concert Band Six Flags Festival trip is this Saturday!  Students are asked to report to YHS at 6:00am, wearing 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. G, PG, or PG-13 DVD’s are also welcome for our bus rides.

Our itinerary, expectation sheet, and medical form were distributed last week in class.  Please return these forms, and a Xerox of your medical insurance card by this Wednesday 5/8. They are attached if you need them.

Our chaperones are:

YHS Staff – Ms. Kluga and Mr. Laber

Parents – Mrs. Beaudreault, Mrs. Florio, Mrs. Merlini, Mrs. Townes

GRAND FINALE DRESS REHEARSAL TUESDAY 5/14, p.9

All Concert Band and Wind Ensemble students – please mark your calendars to attend this rehearsal.  We will practice performing our spring concert “grand finale” on stage together.

SPRING CONCERT WED. 5/15

Our Spring Concert will take place on Wednesday, 5/15 at 7:00pm in the YHS Auditorium. Ms. Kluga and your students 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 their instruments assembled, ready to play promptly by 6:00).
  • Concert Dress
    • Girls:
      • Black pants (please no yoga pants, sweatpants, or leggings) or a LONG black skirt (below the knee).
      • Black Blouse– longish sleeves with an appropriate neck-line (no sleeveless shirts or spaghetti straps, please).
      • Black stockings
      • Black Shoes (please no flip-flops)
    • Boys:

§  Black Pants

§  Black Shirt (long-sleeved and button down)

§  Black Socks

  • Black Shoes

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 Margaret Serafin 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, 5/15 (the day of our concert) at 4:30pm.  The cost is $25 per person (cash). Please RSVP with payment to senior Roger Cirone or Cassie Hunt by Tuesday 5/14.