Update for November 22

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rehearsal on Saturday, November 22

We will be rehearsing this Saturday, November 22.  This is our eighth and final rehearsal in preparation for our Fall Concert.  The Concert Winds will rehearse in the FVL Auditorium, and the Cadet Band will rehearse in the Choir Room as normal.

Final rehearsal - November  22 (8:15 - 9:45 AM)

November 23 - Fall Concert

Our Fall Concert will begin at 6:00 PM, and not 6:30 as it shows on our schedule.

Concert Information for November 23

Our concert on Sunday, November 23 will include performances by the FVL Schools Band Program's Cadet Band and the Concert Winds, as well as the Symphonic Band from Fox Valley Lutheran HS.  The concert will take place in the FVL Auditorium.

Students will need to be at FVL by 5:15 PM on the day of the concert so they can receive their vests and have adequate time for group warm up before the concert begins.  Vests and bow ties will be handed out prior to and should be returned immediately after the concert.

Our bands will be sitting together as a group for the concert, so that each band can watch the other performances.  The order of performance will be the FVL Symphonic Band, the Cadet Band, and the Concert Winds.  So that you can plan your evening, the concert should be over before between 7:15 and 7:30 PM.

When students arrive on concert night, they should go to their "normal" rehearsal rooms - Cadet Band to the Choir Room and the Concert Winds to the Band Room.  Because of increased traffic during concert events, cases should be brought to the rehearsal room and NOT left in the hallway as we do on Saturday mornings.

Ladies should wear black dress shoes, black socks or black hose, full length black pants (not faded), and a white button blouse with long sleeves. No tennis shoes, leggings, or capri style pants. Do not wear black skirts.

Gentlemen should wear black dress shoes, black socks, black belt, black pants (not faded), and a white dress shirt.

Saturday Rehearsals take a Break!

Following our concert this Sunday, we will be taking a break from our Saturday rehearsals.  There will be no practices from Saturday, November 29 through Saturday, January 3.  We will resume our Saturday rehearsals again on January 10.

Attendance has been nothing short of spectacular for the first half of our year!  Thanks to parents and students for your continued efforts to attend our rehearsals.  As you know, with only 8-10 rehearsals planned for each semester, student attendance is crucial to our overall success as a performing ensemble.

Lesson Schedule for Thanksgiving Week

During the week of Thanksgiving (Monday, November 24 - Wednesday, November 26) Mr. Neujahr will teach his Thursday school (Riverview, Appleton) on MONDAY, November 24.  This will allow him to "catch up" with his Thursday lessons, which have been missed due to recent teacher's conferences, our high school veteran's programs, and Thanksgiving.  Mr. Neujahr will NOT be teaching any other lessons during the week of Thanksgiving.

Mr. Kramer will also be teaching his Thursday lessons (Trinity, Neenah and St. Peter, Freedom) on MONDAY, November 24.  Students at Immanuel, Greenville will NOT be having lessons this week.  Mr. Kramer's Tuesday lessons (Emanuel, New London and Bethlehem, Hortonville) will be given as normal.

Monday, November 24

Lessons at Riverview, Appleton; Trinity, Neenah; and Bethlehem, Hortonville
No lessons at Mt. Olive, Appleton

Tuesday, November 25

Lessons at Emanuel, New London and Bethlehem, Hortonville
No lessons at St. Paul, Appleton and Immanuel, Greenville

Wednesday, November 26

No lessons at St. Mark and St. Paul, Green Bay; Trinity, Brillion; and Shepherd of the Valley, Menasha

Normal lessons will continue for the first two weeks of December.  There will be no lessons from December 15 - January 2.  Lessons will resume again on Monday, January 5.

EVC Middle School Honors Band Reminder

Students who are participating in the EVC Middle School Honors event this coming January are reminded to fill out the Medical Form and the Permission Forms and return it to Mr. Neujahr by Saturday, November 22.  If the form is left at home, parents or students can also bring it to the concert on Sunday and hand it to Mr. Neujahr or Mrs. Nogar.

For access to the forms, go to the Update for November 15 and you will find the links under "EVC Honors Band Information and Forms".

Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin (LVW) Preview November 22

All 8th grade band members and their parents are invited to the Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin (LVW) Preview Day on Saturday, November 22, at FVL.  The event will begin at 1:00 PM, and will end with a pizza party (no charge!).   The entire event will be over by approximately 4:00.  It is our hope that all current 8th grade members can join us for this exciting preview event.  There is link to the RSVP for the LVW Preview Day on the LVW website's homepage.  There is still time to RSVP, so if you would like to attend, please do so.  It will help with determining how much pizza to have on hand!

Much more information about LVW and their upcoming 2015 season is avaialable in the Director's Postfrom November 7, as well as on LVW's website.

Inclement Weather Procedures

We have been blessed with excellent weather on Saturdays so far this year.  Since we have no Saturday rehearsals from Thanksgiving until after the New Year, the potential for nasty weather will be greater when we resume next semester.

If a rehearsal is canceled, a notice will always be put on the top of the FVL Schools Band homepage in bold red letters.   If a rehearsal is not canceled, but you feel it is not safe to travel from your location, you can always make the decision to stay home.  A notice will not normally be put up prior to Saturday morning, unless we know for certain that the weather on Saturday will not allow for a rehearsal.

If we need to cancel a rehearsal, a decision will be made BEFORE 7:30 AM and the notice will be posted to the top of the website by that time.

Please note that we will NOT contact TV and Radio stations to post cancellation information.  It will ONLY be on our band's website homepage as described above.


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