Update for April 8

Friday, April 7, 2017

Rehearsals and Performances for the Remainer of the Year:

We are now down to our final two rehearsals for this year!  This will be a very short Update.  Most of the important information was posted in last week's Update.

April 8 - Regular rehearsal
April 12 - Concert Winds perform for WSMA Concert Festival (more info below)
April 22 - Final rehearsal and Band Awards
April 23 - FVL Schools Spring Band Concert

Much information was given in the previous Update.  Rather than re-post all of it, please take time to review the materials from the April 1 Update:

1.  Final Rehearsal and Band Awards on Saturday, April 22
2.  Spring Concert April 23 - what to wear, when to arrive
3.  WSMA Concert Festival for the Concert Winds (NOT Cadet Band) on Wednesday, April 12

  • Information about what to wear
  • Schedule for the day
  • Student Critique form
  • Notes for the parents who are driving
  • Public Performance - all are invited into the auditorium to listen to the bands and the adjudicator comments
Still Seeking Volunteers for April 12

I am seeking parents or other volunteers to assist on Wednesday, April 12. On that day, FVL is hosting a WSMA Concert Festival for bands. The festival will begin at 8:00 and continue until the end of the school day. FVL has school the day of the festival, but our activities will be confined to the small gym (band homerooms) and the music wing of the school. In addition to FVL's Symphonic Band, we will host eight other visiting bands: three from St. Francis Xavier Middle School, our own FVL Schools Concert Winds, St. Martin Lutheran Grade School, two from Freedom High School, and one from Oshkosh Merrill Middle School. The bands will perform in the auditorium for a panel of three adjudicators, and will receive a rating for their efforts. Since the adjudicators meet at 8:00 and the first band is scheduled to begin at 8:30, a few parents will be needed already at about 8:00.

We will need volunteers to serve as door monitors, room chairmen, hosts for the visiting bands, assist on stage with moving equipment/stands/chairs between bands, and office/computer duties. In addition, volunteers will be needed to put together a hospitality room for the three adjudicators and the visiting band directors. This room would provide light snacks (muffins, fruit, juice, etc.) for them in the morning, as well as provide a light lunch for the three adjudicators for their lunch break.

We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our volunteers. Most volunteer duties are divided into morning and afternoon shifts. If you are able to volunteer for both morning and afternoon shifts, please sign up for both.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/MREeTe
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

If you are not able to volunteer for the day, the event is free and open to the public. You are all invited to come and enjoy the band's performances.

Lesson Changes for April 10-14

Due to the WSMA Concert Festival on Wednesday, April 12, we will observe the following changes to the lesson schedule:

Tuesday, April 11 - Mr. Neujahr will give lessons at St. John, Wrightstown at 10:00 AM.  NO LESSONS at Mount Olive.  Lessons will be given at Shepherd of the Valley as normal.

Wednesday, April 12 - NO LESSONS for Mr. Kramer's and Mr. Neujahr's students.

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