Update for April 27
Friday, April 27, 2018
2018 FVL Schools Band Awards
Last week at our Awards program, several students were the recipients of our Outstanding Attendance Award. These students truly deserved the award, as they attended every single practice, or missed just one. That is an amazing feat, considering that we met on eighteen Saturdays throughout the year, and performed in three concerts! Many of these students also performed for the Solo and Ensemble Festival, which added another Saturday, and also participated in the WELS Middle School Honor Festival on another Saturday! Most of our band students are also involved in soccer, volleyball, basketball, cheer, and countless other activities. We certainly appreciate their dedication to our FVL Schools Band Program, and thank the parents for helping them to achieve this award!
Bella Scout Tollerud
Each year the FVL Schools Band Program also recognizes two eighth grade students for their outstanding contributions over their years in our program with the Director's Award. This year's recipients are:
Jacob Mindock, Euphonium, Mount Olive Appleton
Anthony Higareda, Clarinet, Riverview Appleton
Beginning Band Open House
The Beginning Band Open House is an event where new and interested students can try out various instruments. If students and parents cannot attend our Open House event, they are still able to join the FVL Schools Band Program next fall. We will have many instruments set up for trial, including flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion kit. Having all of these instruments on hand for students to try out will help them determine what instrument they would like to play. It is a fun and exciting night for new students, as well as the parents! Yes, it does get a little loud with all of the "music" being played, but seeing the smiles on the faces of the students and parents makes it all worth the effort!
We will have information concerning renting instruments from Heid Music, and possibly a representative from Heid's as well to answer any questions you may have.
This year we will be hosting one Beginning Band Open House event. The time and location is as follows:
Thursday, May 17 - 6:00 - 7:30 PM
5300 N Meade Street
Appleton, WI 54913
As it is an "Open House", parents and students can come any time that evening, and don't need to plan to stay for the entire hour and a half.
If parents and students cannot make our Open House event, please contact James Neujahr at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can assist you with any questions you may have.