Update for November 18

Friday, November 17, 2017

Final Rehearsal for 2017

We will be rehearsing this Saturday, November 18.  This is our ninth and final rehearsal in preparation for our Fall Concert.  The Concert Winds will rehearse in the FVL Auditorium, and the Cadet Band will rehearse in the Choir Room as normal.

Final rehearsal - November  18 (8:15 - 9:45 AM)
November 19 - Fall Concert

Our Fall Concert will begin at 6:00 PM.

The concert will be streamed live on the FVL YouTube channel!  Please let your relatives know about this - grandparents or others who would like to watch the concert but are too far away to attend.  Go to the following link to watch the concert: FVL YouTube Channel.  Here is the Direct Link to that event.

Saturday Rehearsals take a Break!

Following our concert this Sunday, we will be taking a break from our Saturday rehearsals.  There will be no practices from Saturday, November 25 through Saturday, January 6.  We will resume our Saturday rehearsals again on January 13.

Thanks to parents and students for your continued efforts to attend our rehearsals.  As you know, with only 8-10 rehearsals planned for each semester, student attendance is crucial to our overall success as a performing ensemble.

Reminder of Concert Notes for Sunday, November 19

Our concert on Sunday, November 19, will begin at 6:00 PM, and will take place in the FVL Auditorium.

Students will need to be at FVL by 5:15 PM on the day of the concert so they can receive their vests and have adequate time for group warm up before the concert begins.

For more information about the concert, what to wear, etc., please refer back to our Update for November 11.

Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin (LVW) Preview Saturday, November 18

This is a reminder about the LVW 2018 Preview Day, which will be held tomorrow, November 18.  For more details, please refer back to our previous post from November 11.  ALL of our 8th grade students are eligible for LVW!

Pizza will be served to all in attendance before heading home, so we want all attendees (student and parents) to fill out the Preview Day Registration Form.

For much more information about LVW and what it has to offer, visit our Homepage.

Parents and students who are Facebook users may want to check our our LVW Facebook Page.  There you will see lots of pictures from previous years and the activities of our LVW members.

Lesson Books Completed

It is time to give credit to those students who have completed a lesson book and moved on in our series "Standard of Excellence" and the "Rubank Intermediate" and "Rubank Advanced" Method Books.  Our first lesson series contains two books, 1 (Red) and 2 (Blue). We use the Rubank Intermediate or Advanced Method for students who advance beyond Book 2 of the Standard of Excellence series.

These students will receive their medals for completing books at Saturday's rehearsal.  It is the tradition of our FVL Schools Band Program for students to wear medals awarded for the concert.  If they have previously been awarded a medal, those can also be worn.

Students Completing Book One (Red)
Mateah Gehl, Grade 7, Clarinet, St. John Wrightstown
Miranda Gehl, Grade 8, Bass Clarinet, St. John Wrightstown
Eli Retzlaff, Grade 7, Alto Saxophone, Immanuel Greenville
Emma Schabo, Grade 6, French Horn, Emanuel New London
Aliya Sulzle, Grade 6, Flute, Emanuel New London
Zachary Thede, Grade 8, Percussion, Mount Olive Appleton (Alfred Percussion)

Students Completing Book Two (Blue)
Frederick Knaack, Grade 7, Trombone, Riverview Appleton
Isabelle Haas, Grade 7, Clarinet, Mount Olive Appleton
Jasmine Sixel, Grade 7, Electric Bass, Immanuel Greenville

Students Completing Rubank Intermediate
Keely Adrian, Grade 7, Alto Saxophone, St. Mark Green Bay

Thanksgiving Week Lesson Schedule

Mr. Kramer lesson schedule:
Monday - No lessons
Tuesday - No lessons at Immanuel, Greenville;  Lessons given to the Friday Emanuel, New London students
Wednesday - Regular Wednesday lesson schedule - Immanuel, Greenville and St. Paul, Appleton

Mr. Neujahr lesson schedule:
Monday - Regular Monday lesson schedule - Mount Olive, Appleton
Tuesday - No lessons at Mount Olive, Appleton.  Lessons given to the Thursday schools at St. Peter, Appleton and Riverview, Appleton
Wednesday - No lessons given

Attendance Volunteers - Sign Up to Help

Thanks to our Attendance Coordinator, Gretchen Adrian, for helping to make sure we have parents to take attendance on rehearsal days!  We have had a wonderful crew of parents for this important task.  If you are interested in helping out, there are openings on various Saturdays for our second semester rehearsals.

The following link will take you to a page where volunteers can sign up to take attendance on various dates.  Only one person is required, but it is nice to have two.  If you sign up for a slot but then are unable to keep it, if it is for the current week, please contact Gretchen Adrian at 920-327-3367. If it is for a slot that is farther out than that week, just remove your name from the sign-up and the slot will be empty for others to see and fill.

Go to Attendance Volunteer Sign Up

FVL Music Apparel Reminder

An email was sent to all of our parents  recently with information for ordering FVL Music Apparel.  This is a reminder  - there is still time to order!

FVL Music Students and Parents,

This is a reminder that the deadline for ordering FVL Music apparel is this Monday, November 20. Items ordered will be available for pickup at FVL on December 18, in time for Christmas.

Just click on this link https://eaglegraphics.itemorder.com/ and then enter code FVLMUSIC to view and order apparel.

The site offers the same selections/prices as were available last school year.

Note that if you are ordering any items as Christmas gifts, you can indicate that during the checkout process so that we do not distribute the items to the intended recipients.

Thank you,
Gretchen Adrian
FVL Musicfest Chair

 

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