Update for March 19

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

It's Picture Day!

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 wear 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.  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.

Pinnacle Group Photography has sent ordering information.  You may pre-order, or may order after the pictures have been taken.

  • Follow this link to the ONLINE PRE-ORDER FORM
  • The link will also be available after picture day for viewing and ordering the pictures online.
  • You can also access a PDF ORDER FORM to print and fill out ahead of time if you wish.  If you use this form, please remember to fill it out and send payment with your child this Saturday when pictures are taken.

All you need to access the online form is an email address.  After entering your email address you will be brought to "FVL Band 2016" with options for ordering.

We will also need a few moms (or dads!) to assist with the vests and ties for the day.  Any and all volunteers will be welcome!

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.

March 19 - Regular rehearsal and Band Picture Day

April 9 - Regular rehearsal

April 16 - Regular morning rehearsal for CADET BAND ONLY (see Update for March 12 for more information for Concert Winds and the Dallas Brass rehearsal/concert)

April 23 - Regular rehearsal followed by Band Awards

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

Lesson Books Completed since Winterfest

Since the Update on January 23 (prior to our Winterfest performance) the students listed below have completed a lesson book and moved on in our series "Standard of Excellence".  Our lesson series contains three books, 1 (Red), 2 (Blue), and 3 (Green).  We use the Rubank Intermediate or Advanced Method for students who advance beyond Book 2 in the Standard of Excellence series.  Please note - we are beginning to "phase out" the Green Book (Book 3) and have begin using the Rubank method books in their place.

Students Completing Book One (Red)

Zoe Krause, Grade 5, Oboe, Homeschool
Katie Weller, Grade 6, Tuba, Homeschool 
Laura Esselman, Grade 7, Flute, Mount Olive, Appleton 
Isabelle Haas, Grade 5, Clarinet, Mount Olive, Appleton
Ben Grady, Grade 5, Percussion, Shepherd of the Valley, Menasha
Elijah Hutchinson, Grade 6, Trumpet, Riverview, Appleton
Adam Hoban, Grade 7, Percussion, Riverview, Appleton

Students Completing Book Two (Blue)

Kisie Temu, Grade 6, Flute, Shepherd of the Valley, Menasha
Levi Wolfgramm, Grade 5, Trumpet, Riverview, Appleton
Rebecca Eveland, Grade 6, Alto Saxophone, Immanuel, Greenville
Karina Qualmann, Grade 6, Flute, Immanuel, Greenville
Jackson Becker, Grade 6, Alto Saxophone, St. Paul, Appleton

Students Completing Book Three (Green)

Moses Enter, Grade 7, Euphonium, Shepherd of the Valley, Menasha

Congratulations to all of these students!  They will also receive their medal at this week's rehearsal for completing their books.  Students are encouraged to wear their medals for the pictures this weekend.

Many more students will complete books before the end of the year.  Those medals will be given out on our Band Awards Day on Saturday, April 23.

Lesson Schedule for the next few weeks

Mr. Neujahr will not be giving lessons at his schools next week, March 21 - 25.

Mr. Kramer will not be giving lessons at his schools the week following Spring Break, April 4 - 8.

No lessons will be given at any schools from March 28 - April 1, as that is Spring Break for the majority of our schools.


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