Update for October 21

Friday, October 21, 2016

No Saturday Rehearsals on October 22 or 29

Enjoy the next two Saturdays as our FVL Schools Band Program takes a well-deserved break!  Once we resume rehearsals again on November 5, we only have three to go for 2016.  Please make every effort to have our band students at those last three rehearsals before our concert on November 20.

Reminder - we will be fitting concert vests at our November 5 rehearsal.

There will be no Director's Update posted next week.  However, watch for information coming soon regarding Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin, and the group's Preview Day on Saturday, November 19. That event will run from 1 - 4 PM, and ALL of our 8th grade band students and parents are invited and encouraged to attend!

Lesson Schedule Changes for this Week, October 24 - 28

A few factors will affect our lesson schedule this coming week.  Mr. Neujahr will be at FVL working on several items.  All of the Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin materials for the 2017 season, including Preview Day (November 19) and the Informational Packet for 2017 must be completed.  In addition, FVL is hosting the WELS National Band Festival this coming March, and there is much planning and communication that needs to go out to our WELS schools across the United States and to the FVL band families.  In addition, this next week is Teacher's Conference for most of our grade schools and FVL on Thursday and Friday.

So here is a summary of lessons this next week:

Mr. Neujahr's Schedule
Monday - No lessons at Mount Olive
Tuesday - No lessons at Mount Olive or Shepherd of the Valley
Wednesday - No lessons at Green Bay or Wrightstown

Mr. Kramer's Schedule
Monday - No Lessons at Neenah and Oshkosh.  Lessons given at Emanuel, New London
Tuesday - All Lessons as normal at Immanuel, Greenville
Wednesday - No Lessons at St. Paul, Appleton.  Lessons given at St. Peter, Freedom

FVL Schools Band Account Payments

Since our Fall Fundraiser is now completed, very soon you will be receiving the first semester billing statements if you have not already received them.  Your accounts have been credited with 25% of your overall sales from the fundraiser. You have the ability to make payments to your FVL Schools Band Program account by using our online form.  The link to the payment page can be found on the left navigation panel and is entitled "FVL Schools Band Payments".

Direct link to the FVL Schools Band Payments form

FVL uses PayPal for these online payments.  Please note that there is a small fee for using the online form. The fees are listed at the bottom of the form.

You may also mail your payment to:
FVL Schools Band Payment
5300 N Meade Street
Appleton, WI 54913

Statements are mailed to the family each semester with the account balance.  If you have questions about your statement or fees, please contact Krista Davis in the FVL Business Office.

Semester One payments are due by November 15, and Semester Two payments are due by February 28.

Access the following link for a full explanation of FVL Schools Band Program Fees.

Upcoming FVL Schools Band rehearsal schedule

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

November 5, 12, 19
November 20 - Fall Concert (Students should arrive by 1:00 PM)

Our Fall Concert will begin at 2:00 PM (The Packers play an evening game at 7:30 that day!). This concert will feature our FVL Schools Bands - the Cadet Band (beginning students) and the Concert Winds (students with more than one year of experience). The full Concert Winds will play a few selections.  This year we are also dividing the Concert Winds into two bands, giving our second, third, and fourth year students an opportunity to play music more closely matched to their progress in the lesson books.  The FVL Symphonic Band will also play a few selections at this concert.  It will be a wonderful opportunity to see the entire FVL band program, from beginners through high school!

Concert Dress for the November 20 concert

So that you have adequate time to prepare, here is a summary of what our students need to wear for our concert in November (Both Cadet Band and Concert Winds):

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.

The Cadet Band members will wear a sweater vest for their performances. The vests will be handed out prior to and collected immediately following the concert.

Concert Winds members will receive a vest and bow tie before their performance.  Vests and bow ties will be handed out prior to and should be returned immediately after the concert.

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