Welcome Back to School!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I pray that your summer has been enjoyable!  I am confident the Lord will richly bless our students, school staff and families as we provide a Christian education firmly grounded in the Wisdom of God's Word.  FVL is enjoying our first full week of school.  I am very excited for the new year, as I'm sure you are as well!

Now that we are about to begin the 2014-2015 school year, I wanted to post a brief update with some information regarding the FVL Schools Band Program.  I'm sure the start of another school year brings a lot of excitement to your homes, and also brings many opportunities for your children to participate in school activities, athletics, co-curricular activities, and of course - BAND!!!!!

The band's website has a few main tabs, just as last year.  You can see them on the left hand side of the homepage.  The tab for "Director's Updates" will have the weekly announcements and updates, so that is a tab you will want to check out often.  Note that you will need to use your browser's "Back Button" to navigate back to the homepage from this page.  Under "Registration/Documents" you will find the registration information, as well as links to the registration form and other documents, such as the fees, calendar, and the updated FVL Schools Band Handbook.

We have had a very good response for registrations so far, including many new band families!  However, families who have not done so will still need to register for the FVL Middle School Band program via our website.  Go to "Registration/Documents" and then click on the link to "FVL Schools Band 2014-2015 Registration Form."  It is important that families register as soon as possible because lesson schedules can not be created and firmed up until all families have done so.  It will only take a few moments to register.  If you can't remember if you have filled out the online form, you can contact me and I will let you know, or you can fill it out again.  If I have duplicate registrations, I will simply delete the older form and keep the most recent.

It would also be a good idea to let your school's principal know if you will be taking band lessons this year.  All principals were sent an email this past week with the current registration list.  They will be working on their lesson schedules, so it is vital that they know who is in band so the lesson schedules can be accurate.

If for some reason you will not be continuing with our FVL Schools Band Program, I would appreciate an email just so that I know your status.

You will find the calendar for the year on our "Calendar" tab.

Our first Saturday rehearsal will be September 13.  Cadet Band (beginning students) and the Concert Winds (all returning students) will both rehearse on that day.  Rehearsals begin at 8:15 and conclude by 9:45 AM.  We will likely begin the lesson schedule the week of September 15 if lesson schedules can be firmed up at each school.  Otherwise, we will begin lessons the following week.  Look for an announcement at your school and on the "Director's Updates" page of the FVL Schools Band website.

Thanks so much for your continued support of our FVL Schools Band Program!


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