FVL Musicfest 2019

Our annual Music Department fundraiser will be held on Sunday, January 27th, 2019. FVL Musicfest is a great way to showcase the musical talents of our high school bands, choirs, and individuals/groups, and our middle school bands.

This year we are raising money for items for the new Fine Arts classroom, built as part of the "Let the Children Come" project. Part of the fundraising that day is our silent auction. We welcome all donations of items/baskets. For a list of ideas, please go to http://www.fvlhs.org/fvl-musicfest/donations/

We encourage that all donations be taken to the FVL office by January 4th to assist volunteers who are organizing the event. Please include a detailed description of the items included in the donation along with your name and contact information.

Thank you,
Gretchen Adrian
FVL Musicfest Chair

 

 

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October 19 Update

Regular Rehearsal on Saturday, October 20

This weekend is the FVL Schools A-Team Volleyball Tournament.  Many of our students are involved with this as well.  If at all possible, please try to have your kids come to a portion of the rehearsal.  Remember it is OK if they wear their volleyball uniforms to rehearsal!  Thanks to many of our parents and students who have already let us know they will be missing rehearsal due to the tournament.  Volleyball players will still get attendance credit even if they come for a portion of the rehearsal.

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

October 13, 20
November 3, 10, 17
November 18 - Fall Concert (2:00 PM)

Lesson Schedule for next Week, October 22 - 24

Due to the state-wide Teacher's Conferences, there will be no lessons on Thursday and Friday.  Both Mr. Kramer and Mr. Neujahr will give lessons at their Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday schools as normal.

Also note that we do NOT have a rehearsal scheduled for Saturday, October 27.

Fundraiser Reminders

PRODUCT DELIVERY DATE: Saturday, November 3 • 8:00-10:00am

*** ALL ORDERS MUST BE PICKED UP ON THIS DATE *** If you cannot be there for pick up, please make arrangements for someone else to pick your order up for you.  The product pick-up location will be the FVL Auditorium Stage.

Concert Vest Fittings

If your son or daughter was not here last week when we fit the concert vests, we will either fit them prior to the concert or possibly at an upcoming rehearsal.

Concert Dress for the November 18 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 Concert Winds members will wear a bow tie with their vests, so it is important to have a shirt with a "traditional" collar.

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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October 12 Update

Regular Rehearsal on Saturday, October 13

This weekend there are a few soccer or volleyball tournaments.  Many of our students are likely involved.  If at all possible, please try to have your kids come to a portion of the rehearsal.  Remember it is OK if they wear their uniforms to rehearsal!

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

October 13, 20
November 3, 10, 17
November 18 - Fall Concert (2:00 PM)

Fall Fundraiser Updates

Thanks to all of our students, parents, relatives and friends for again doing their best for the Fall Fundraiser!  Preliminary numbers are in, but this may change once we get our final numbers from Hansen's.  Although we did not reach our goal, we did have over $6500 in total sales!  Nice work everybody!

PRODUCT DELIVERY DATE:

Saturday, November 3 • 8:00-10:00am

*** ALL ORDERS MUST BE PICKED UP ON THIS DATE *** If you cannot be there for pick up, please make arrangements for someone else to pick your order up for you.  The product pick-up location will be the FVL Auditorium Stage.

Concert Vest Fittings will be Saturday, October 13

We will fit the concert vests for the Cadet Band and Concert Winds students on Saturday, October 13 during the rehearsal.  A few moms or dads is all that is needed.  We have a few moms who have volunteerd for our uniform crew, but more would be welcome on fitting day.  Thanks for considering this very important volunteer opportunity!

Then on the day of the concert (November 18) we would need our parent uniform volunteers to assist with distributing the vests before the concert and collecting them after the concert.

Concert Dress for the November 18 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 Concert Winds members will wear a bow tie with their vests, so it is important to have a shirt with a "traditional" collar.

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.

WELS Middle School Honors Band

Congratulations to eleven of our FVL Schools Band members for being selected for the second WELS Middle Schools Honors Band Festival!  For over 50 years, the WELS High Schools have joined together for the Honors Band Festival. It has been a wonderful blessing to all of our programs, as we look forward every year to making beautiful music and new friendships from across the country. Several of our Wisconsin WELS middle school programs are joining together to do the same. They include Fox Valley Lutheran, Illinois Lutheran, Kettle Moraine Lutheran, Lakeside Lutheran, Manitowoc Lutheran, and Shoreland Lutheran.  The festival will take place at Kettle Moraine Lutheran HS on Saturday, December 1.  The Honors Concert will begin at 6:30 PM.

The students selected from our program include Natalee Springstroh (Flute), Bethany Fick (Bassoon), Keely Adrian - 2nd year selected (Alto Saxophone), Ella Erdmann and Matteah Gehl (Clarinet), Olivia Race - 2nd year selected (Trumpet), Frederick Knaack, Emma Nilson, and Caleb Race (Trombone), Ryan Feuerstahler - 2nd year selected (Euphonium), and Ben Grady - 2nd year selected (Percussion).

 

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October 5 Update

Regular Rehearsal on Saturday, October 6

This weekend is the Neenah Soccer Tournament.  Many of our students are involved with this as well.  If at all possible, please try to have your kids come to a portion of the rehearsal.  Remember it is OK if they wear their soccer uniforms to rehearsal!

Concert Winds will rehearse on the stage this Saturday due to the upcoming FVL Band and Choir concert on Sunday.  Cadet Band will rehearse in the Band Room this week due to the FVL Choraliers using the Fine Arts Classroom for an extended choreography rehearsal.

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

October 6, 13, 20
November 3, 10, 17
November 18 - Fall Concert (2:00 PM)

Fall Fundraiser Update

We have just under $1800 in online sales so far.  There are many more "paper order forms" with more sales.  We will not know that total until after this weekend.  Although the paper forms/envelopes/checks will be turned in at Saturday's rehearsal, the online sales window will still be open until midnight on Monday, October 8!

Early Prizes for Online Sales - Wave Two!

Since we did not have an opportunity to give out a second wave of prizes at the actual "midpoint" of our sales, we will reward students at tomorrow's rehearsal.  Students who have at least 5 items sold in online sales by Saturday, October 6 will receive a giant box of Theater Candy.  Students who have at least 10 items sold will receive two boxes!  We will have an assortment of candies avaialble.  The kids can choose their favorite.  There is still plenty of time yet today to make some more online sales to achieve this prize!

Fundraiser Timeline:

FUNDRAISER TURN-IN DATE:  Saturday, October 6

All orders & money MUST be turned in on this date. To get your profit be sure to fill in the top 3 lines of the paper forms.  Please turn in BOTH COPIES (white and yellow) of your order form. The order forms will be returned to you on delivery day.

DELIVERY DATE: Saturday, November 3 • 8:00-10:00am

*** ALL ORDERS MUST BE PICKED UP ON THIS DATE *** If you cannot be there for pick up, please make arrangements for someone else to pick your order up for you.  The product pick-up location will be the FVL Auditorium Stage.

ALL MONEY IS DUE: When you turn in your order forms on October 6.  Use the Envelope provided in the packet.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: FVL Schools Band Program

More information is in the September 14 Update.  Refer to that Update for links to forms and other instructions for filling out your paper forms, setting up your online account, prizes, and so on.

Concert Vest Fittings will be Saturday, October 13

We will fit the concert vests for the Cadet Band and Concert Winds students on Saturday, October 13 during the rehearsal.  A few moms or dads is all that is needed.  We have several moms who have volunteerd for our uniform crew, but more would be welcome on fitting day.  Thanks for considering this very important volunteer opportunity!

Then on the day of the concert (November 18) we would need our parent uniform volunteers to assist with distributing the vests before the concert and collecting them after the concert.

FVL Band and Choir Fall Sacred Concert

The FVL Band and Choirs will present their Fall Concert on Sunday, October 7.  The concert will begin at 6:00 PM and will last approximately one and a half hours.  The concert will take place in the FVL Auditorium. It would be fantastic to see our FVL Schools Band members in the audience for this concert.  I know there are many older siblings that go to FVL and participate in band and choir, so those students may already plan to attend.  Seeing the "big band brothers and sisters" from FVL perform is a fantastic way to build excitement for our FVL Schools Band members.  In just a few short years, they will also be a part of a high school band program.

 

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