Update for January 30

Friday, January 30, 2015

No Rehearsal on Saturday, January 31

Due to the Eastern Valley Middle School and High School Honors Festival this weekend, there will be no rehearsal on Saturday.  Rehearsal will be held again on February 7 at the normal times.  Please note that we will also not have rehearsal on Saturday, February 14, due to the many grade schools who have teacher's conference (no school) on Thursday and Friday, February 12 and 13.  Enjoy the days off!

Eastern Valley Middle School Honors Band

Congratulations again to the fourteen FVL Schools Band members who have been selected to the Eastern Valley Conference (EVC) Middle School Honors Band!  These students will be our representatives at the honors event hosted by Ripon High School. The band will number approximately 100 students from the schools of the Eastern Valley Conference, which is the conference that includes Fox Valley Lutheran HS.  The EVC Honors Festival will conclude with the band and choir concert at 3:00 PM.  The concert is free and open to the public, and will take place in the RHS gymnasium.

Flute - Elizabeth Santos, grade 8, St. Mark Green Bay
Oboe - Emily Ellis, grade 8, St. Paul Green Bay
Bassoon - Emily Lillo, grade 8, St. Paul Appleton
Clarinet - Morgan Caswell, grade 7, St. Paul Appleton; Lorna Caswell, grade 7, St. Paul Appleton
Tenor Saxophone - Spencer Archer, grade 8, Immanuel Greenville
Trumpet - Dietrich Ragner, grade 8, Bethlehem Hortonville; Adam Caswell, grade 7, St. Paul Appleton
Trombone - Nick Caswell, grade 7, St. Paul Appleton; Connor Lynch, grade 7, New Hope Christian Neenah
Tuba - William Strassburg, grade 8, Homeschool Appleton; Austin Caswell, grade 8, St. Paul Appleton
Percussion - Brock Bader, grade 8, Mount Olive Appleton; Ben Schaser, grade 7, Immauel Greenville

Students who are attending the honors day are reminded to meet at FVL at 6:45 AM on Saturday, as the bus will be leaving the parking lot at 7:00 AM.  Parents are encouraged to attend the concert to give your children a ride home.  There will be a bus that remains at RHS, but it will not leave until AFTER the EVC High School Honors concert is over.  That concert begins at 4:30, so the bus will leave RHS at approximately 6:00 PM, with arrival at FVL at approximately 7:00 PM.

More information for students who are attending the EVC Honors event can be found in the Director's Update for January 24.

RSS Feed for Director's Updates Now Available

We have now made available an RSS feed for the Director's Updates!  Mrs. Ragner, one of our media and technology gurus, has added an icon at the bottom of the FVL Schools Band homepage ( feed-icon-28x28.png Link to blog RSS feed).  Now you can subscribe to this feed, and you will have the Director's Updates sent directly to your mobile device when a new one is posted.  Thanks Mrs. Ragner!

Winterfest 2015

Thanks to ALL for your contributions to the 2015 Winterfest "Music of Stage and Screen"!  We had many parents who volunteered their time in the Band's Hot Drinks Bar, with special thanks to Jodi Slominsky for coordinating the booth.  Thanks to all of our parents who made sure our Concert Winds students arrived at FVL on time.  Thanks also to our Concert Winds members who performed admirably, especially when we consider only three rehearsals to prepare this music, and many of our students missed rehearsal time due to illness, tournaments, and so on.  The Junior Choirs from both Riverview Lutheran and Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran schools also performed this year.  Thanks to those students and their directors for volunteering to perform on "the big stage".

All in all, it was a fantastic day!  Thanks for your attendance!

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