Seating Auditions

Seating auditions will take place this week at your band lesson.  It is imperative that students understand that WE ARE A MUSICAL TEAM and ALL PARTS ARE IMPORTANT!  Just as any sports team needs to have balanced playing positions on the field or court, our band will perform and sound best when have strong players on every part.  If you have questions, please read the letter that can be found under documents.

Pep Band Friday 10/7 Home vs. Nyack

Our next Pep Band performance will be at our home game on Friday 10/7 vs. Nyack.  This is senior night for our Huskers!  We are looking forward to lending our musical talents to support our team and learning community. A sign up sheet is available in the band room.

 

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

When: Friday, October 7th.  Be at the band room by 5:45.

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.

Tag Sale Saturday 10/15

Our 9th Annual YHS Music Boosters Tag Sale will be held on Saturday, October 15th, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The money generated from this sale benefits every student in our music program; helping to fund our annual festival trips and music dept. events.  Last year we earned over $3,000.

 

We are asking for donations of items to sell (kitchen items, clothing, furniture, DVD’s, books, etc.); what a great opportunity to scour your homes for un-used items and do some autumn cleaning!

 

A flyer can be found under documents.  Feel free to share with family/friends or post on work or community bulletin boards.  Parent volunteers will be needed.  In the coming weeks, look for an e-mail from parent-organizers Cindy Scinto and Theresa Ryan-Onatzevitch (BACH@yhsbands.com) to find out how you can help.

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.

 

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!  Visit their site to register your time and/or donation https://sites.google.com/site/thefirstnightersofyorktown/

Band Lesson Homework

You should hear your student practicing at home.  Each week every band student receives a lesson homework assignment that will be graded.  Students are always welcome to practice during their free periods or after school.  If your student would like extra help, Mrs. Kluga is always available.

Back to School Night

It was so nice to see/meet so many of you Thursday evening!  For those that couldn’t make it, or didn’t have a chance to take the handouts, they can be found in the document tab.

Band Lessons

Began this week.  All students have a homework assignment that will be graded at next week’s lesson.  You should hear your student practicing at home J.  If students have a question about their assignment, or would like some extra help, please have them see Ms. Kluga.

Homecoming Thanks!

Thank you so much for your help in making Friday Night’s Homecoming BBQ a success !  Whether you donated food, supplies, or your time, the students and Ms. Kluga truly appreciate your support.  Special thanks to Mrs. Serafin for organizing our parent volunteers, the Statler family for supplying the grill, and Mr. Statler and Mr. Oteiza for their grilling skills!

 

With 70 band members attending, we were a musical force in the stands.  And, alongside our YHS Cheerleaders and the student fan section “The Crop,” we all worked together to cheer on our Huskers to an exciting victory over the Somers Tuskers.  What a wonderful opportunity for all YHS band members 9-12 to have fun together and support our school community.  Thank you again for making this evening possible; it’s these kinds of events that stick in student’s minds and help build a strong and unified band program!  Ms. Kluga’s attached a few pictures of our evening for you to enjoy.

YHS Band Spirit Trip This Sunday

What: Apple Picking at Wilken’s Farm in Yorktown

When: Sunday 9/25

Report Time: Meet AT WILKEN’S at 10:00am

End Time: Approximately 12:00 noon

COST: $9 (includes a half-peck of apples, hot apple cider, 2 cider doughnuts, and priceless band memories :).

Interested in attending?  Please bring in $9 cash and sign up in the Band Room.

Tag Sale Saturday 10/5

Our 9th Annual YHS Music Boosters Tag Sale will be held on Saturday, October 15th, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The money generated from this sale benefits every student in our music program; helping to fund our annual festival trips and music dept. events.  Last year we earned over $3,000.

 

We are asking for donations of items to sell (kitchen items, clothing, furniture, DVD’s, books, etc.

First Pep Band Was A Success!

Many thanks to the 55 YHS Band students who turned out on Friday night to cheer our Varsity Football team to victory over John Jay.  What a fun evening! A photo is attached.  Our next Pep Band performance is this Friday 9/16 at Homecoming. Details below.

Homecoming BBQ And Game Friday 9/16

Our first big event of the year is the YHS Homecoming.  The YHS Pep Band will be performing crowd-rallying music at the varsity football game, as well as enjoying a pre-game dinner and tons of band spirit beforehand at the 13th Annual YHS Band Homecoming BBQ.

 

What: Pep Band BBQ and Homecoming Varsity Football Game

When: Friday, September 16th at 5:00pm (game-time 7:00pm)

Where: BBQ will be outside the YHS Band Room.

 

All YHS Band students are welcome!  This is a great way to support our football team, share in the homecoming festivities, and earn some band extra-credit!  A student sign-up sheet is available in the band room.

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 see the recent e-mail from parent-organizer Margaret Serafin (BACH@yhsbands.com) to find out how you can help.  You can donate items, or your time, at this here.

Band Lesson

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

Attached is the list of musical accessories your student will need to be successful in band.  Please have your student bring their band binder and musical accessories to their band lesson this week.