Update for February 27

Friday, February 26, 2016

Regular Rehearsal on Saturday, February 27

We will close out the month of February with a regular rehearsal.  With March just around the corner, hopefully we will begin to see warmer temperatures and the return of "shorts weather".  I am more than ready!

I want to thank our students for excellent attendance last Saturday!  Even though most of our older students were involved in some way or another with the basketball tournament, the band members did all they could to attend rehearsal, even if it was for a short time.  The result was a productive and energetic rehearsal with the band making some very good improvement!

Remember there is no rehearsal on March 5 due to the Solo and Ensemble event being held at Clintonville High School.  Many of our 7th and 8th grade band students will be performing their solo on that day, and Mr. Kramer and Neujahr will be there as well.

Remaining Schedule for the Second Semester

Please check the FVL Schools Calendar for a full listing of the second semester rehearsals and performances.  For reference, listed below are our rehearsals and performances for the second semester.

Saturday, March 5 - Northeast Conference Solo and Ensemble Festival at Clintonville HS.  There will be no rehearsal this day, but many of our Concert Winds students will be participating in the Festival by playing their solo.

March 12 and 19 - Regular rehearsals

April 9 and 23 - Regular rehearsals

April 16 - the World Famous Dallas Brass will be here!  This day will include the FVL Schools Concert Winds and the FVL Symphonic Band students, as well as the grade school and high school band students from Manitowoc Lutheran HS and the members of Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin!  There will be a schedule coming out soon, but for planning purposes, the day will include master classes, rehearsals, and the concert that night.

Sunday, April 24 - FVL Middle School Band Concert, 6:00 PM (Cadet Band and Concert Winds)

Picture Day is Set!

We will be taking our band pictures on Saturday, March 19.  We will be taking time during our rehearsal for the photos.  We will be taking formal group photos in uniform, so band students are to bring black shoes and socks, white shirts, and black pants for the day.  These items are the same as what they wore to the November concert.  To save time, they are certainly welcome to wear these clothes for the rehearsal.   We will distribute the concert vests on that morning.

Our Photographer will be from Pinnacle Group Photography, and will be offering several different packages for purchase.  It will be up to you if you want to order a package or not.  We do ask that all band members wear concert clothes on that day even if you may not purchase any photos, since we will be taking a group photo with all students included.

We will be receiving a few pre-order forms in advance of March 19.  Pinnacle will also be setting up an online ordering option.  That website should be available in the next few weeks, and the link will be posted when it becomes available.

Information for Students playing a solo on March 5

LOTS of information for our upcoming solo and ensemble festival was posted last week.  For the complete information, check the Update for February 20.

Lesson Schedule for the week of February 29 - March 4

FVL will be presenting The Sound of Music during the first full week in March.  Due to very large requests for grade school tickets, we will be presenting THREE grade school shows that week!  Those performances will be on Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3.  The lesson schedule will be affected as follows:

Wednesday, March 2 - NO LESSONS at St. Mark and St. Paul Green Bay; St. Paul Appleton, and Trinity Brillion.  Lessons WILL BE HELD at St. Peter, Appleton.

Thursday, March 3 - NO LESSONS at Riverview Appleton

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