Update for September 27

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Reminder - NO rehearsal on September 27

Remember that there will be no rehearsal at FVL on Saturday, September 27.  There is a very large soccer tournament at FVL this weekend that involves most of the FVL Schools.  We decided that in order to reduce the possibility of parents and students having to decide between band and soccer, we would simply not have rehearsal.

Some lesson schedules affected by TerraNova testing at schools

This week and next week, most of our schools are doing standardized testing.  Because of that, the lesson schedule will be affected at a few of the schools.  In some cases I found out about the testing schedule after I had a chance to notify the band students - so some students may not be aware of not having lessons at certain schools.  My apologies for that!

St. Mark, Green Bay - No lessons on September 24
St. Paul, Appleton - No lessons on September 30

Riverview, Appleton - Thursday, September 25 - No lessons for Grade 5-6 (field trip), but I will give lessons to the other students

Just to clarify - if lessons are missed at a school due to field trips, testing, weather-related issues, or for other reasons they are generally NOT made up with a re-scheduled or extra day during the week.  Both Mr. Kramer and Mr. Neujahr have schedules that don't allow switching schools/days very easily.  What is important to remember is that we will have 24 lessons by the end of the school year.

Eastern Valley Honors Band forms due on October 4

For families that have received a nomination form for the EVC Honors Band, please remember to return those to either Mr. Neujahr or Mr. Kramer at lessons this week or next, or bring them to the next band rehearsal on Saturday, October 4.

FVL Schools Band Fall Fundraiser

Please remember thal order forms and cash/checks need to be returned to FVL by Saturday, October 4.  It is important that we receive the packets on that day so that Hansen can deliver the product on Saturday, October 18.  If your son or daughter will not be at rehearsal on October 4, please have them return the packet to Mr. Kramer or Mr. Neujahr at their band lesson the week before October 4.  Likewise, it is extremely important that the products are picked up on Saturday, October 18.  If you can not be there that day, please make arrangements with somebody else to pick up the product, such as another family from your school or church.

Remember that 50% of the profit earned from this fund drive will be used to support the FVL Schools Band Program, and 50% of the profit will go directly into your account to offset your fees.  The band students can also earn "Fabulous Prizes" for different levels of sales!

Upcoming FVL Schools Band rehearsal schedule

Rehearsals leading up to our November concert will be on the following Saturdays:

October 4, 18, 25
November 8, 15, 22
November 23 - Fall Concert

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

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