Pep Band This Friday 10/14

Our first play-off performance is this Friday 10/14, at home vs. Lakeland (!).  This will be a huge game for our community.  ALL band students are invited to attend!  Let’s show our Husker Pride and support our team! Sign up sheet is available in the band room.

 

What: Pep Band performance at the Varsity Football game

When: Friday, 10/14 2016

Report Time: 6:00 PM (Game is at 7:00).  (The game will be taking place at the same time as the end of our Tag Sale set up).

End Time: approximately 9:30 PM

Where:  YHS Band Room.

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 THIS SATURDAY 10/15

Tag Sale This Saturday 10/15

Our 9th Annual YHS Music Boosters Tag Sale will be held on Saturday, October 15, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

 

Donation drop-off is THIS FRIDAY 10/14 from 2:30–7:00pm, YHS Band Room.  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!  It would be helpful if you could please bring donations pre-sorted by type of item. (Ex. all kitchen items in one box, all clothing in one bag). 

 

Parent volunteers are needed!  Especially: from 11-2 and from 1-3 on Saturday (please, with sugar on top?), and hot food items for dinner on Friday/ lunch Saturday, and baked goods for our bake sale table.  Please see the e-mail from parent-organizers Cindy Scinto and Theresa Ryan-Onatzevitch (BACH@yhsbands.com) to see how you can help.

 

Student volunteers are also needed especially Saturday 1-3pm.  Students are also encouraged to bake items for our bake sale table.  There are student sign up sheets in the band room.

 

Citrus Sale

The Citrus Sale is our largest fundraiser!  Last year we sold over 1600 boxes of citrus fruit and made a PROFIT of over $26,000!  Please help us make this year’s sale even more successful!  Information was distributed and reviewed in class last week, and is attached FYI.  As the sale benefits everyone, we ask that all band students please sell at least 7 boxes.

Concert Band Hershey Trip Date Change?

Attentions CB parents and students: Mrs. Kluga would like to please change the date of our Hershey trip to Saturday 5/13 (moved from Saturday 5/20).  Please e-mail Mrs. Kluga if this presents a conflict for your family.  Thanks!

 

Local Concert Opportunities

Our region is bursting with amazing opportunities to experience live music!  Below are two options to consider.

 

FRIENDS OF MUSIC CONCERT SERIES @ SLEEPY HOLLOW HS.

Concerts are free to students under 18.  Free parking.  Visit their website here: http://friendsofmusicconcerts.org/

 

THE WESTCHESTER SYMPHONIC WINDS

Is a local professional Wind Ensemble.  They perform high quality band literature and offer free concert tickets to students.  Their upcoming concert on Sunday 11/6 @ 3pm will feature Holst’s “Second Suite in F”, which we performed at YHS a few years back, and a new transcription of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”  Visit their website here: https://westchestersymphonicwinds.org

 

Thank you so much for your support!  Please contact Mrs. Kluga with any questions,

 

Citrus Sale

October is fundraising month in the YHS Music Department.  Each year, the YHS Bands and Orchestras each participate in regional music festivals.  Our fundraisers help students defray the cost of their participation in these musical activities. Part of the proceeds will also benefit the YHS Music Boosters “general fund” which is used to cover chaperone costs and purchase items that benefit the entire program.

 

The Citrus Sale is our largest fundraiser!  Last year we sold over 1600 boxes of citrus fruit and made a PROFIT of over $26,000!  Please help us make this year’s sale even more successful!  Information was distributed and reviewed in class last week, and is attached FYI.  As the sale benefits everyone, we ask that all band students please sell at least 7 boxes.

 

You might be wondering, “What would I possibly do with a 20 pound box (…or…*gasp*… a 40 pound box…!) of citrus?”  As strange as it seems, this fundraiser is extremely successful, with many repeat customers, because of its quality, economy, and shelf-life.  The fruit is literally picked straight off the trees in Florida, loaded into a truck, and arrives at our school about 36 hours later.  Mrs. Kluga purchases two 40 pound boxes each year for her little family, and they enjoy the citrus through February (She keeps it in her garage).  Mrs. Kluga also send boxes via USPS as holiday gifts.  So, there’s her sales pitch.  It really is a great product and a great fundraiser.  Mrs. Kluga is happy to answer any questions!

 

Please Save These Citrus Dates!!!

* The citrus sale ENDS on Tuesday 11/1. 

* Our TONS of citrus will be delivered Monday 12/19.  Your student is responsible for picking up their entire order between 2:30 and 7:00pm at YHS.

 

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 is attached FYI.  Feel free to share with family/friends or post on work or community bulletin boards.  Parent volunteers will be needed.  Please see the e-mail from parent-organizers Cindy Scinto and Theresa Ryan-Onatzevitch (BACH@yhsbands.com) to find out how you can help.

 

Sign-up sheets for STUDENT HELPERS are available in the Band Room.  We need your help!  Also, (FYI, all left over Tag Sale items will be donated to charity.)

 

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.

 

Apple Picking Fun!

On Sunday, September 25: 60 YHS Band students enjoyed a social outing to Wilken’s Farm!  Students had fun exploring the corn maze, apple picking, and enjoying yummy cider donuts and apple cider.  Many thanks to senior (and WE Vice President) Dan Rogers, for organizing this year’s trip!  Photos are/will be available on the website shortly.

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/