Update for April 7
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Regular Rehearsal on Saturday, April 7
After a few weeks off, we are now in the final stretch of the concert season! Only three rehearsals remain, with our year culminating in our Awards Day and the Spring Concert.
Here is a summary of our remaining dates for 2017:
April 7 - Regular rehearsal
April 14 - Regular rehearsal
April 21 - Final rehearsal and Band Awards
April 22 - FVL Schools Spring Band Concert (6:00 PM)
Final Rehearsal and Band Awards
Following our final rehearsal on Saturday, April 21, we will be handing out various awards, including medals for students who completed books since Musicfest, WSMA Solo Medals, Attendance Awards, and the Director's Awards (2). Our awards will be presented in the FVL Auditorium. We would like all band students and parents to be in attendance if at all possible. Grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins (and other siblings) are also welcome!
Sunday, April 22 - FVL Schools Spring Band Concert
The concert begins at 6:00 PM in the FVL Auditorium.
- Band members should arrive by 5:00 PM (Concert Black and White clothing), so we can hand out Concert Vests and Ties prior to warm up. Cadet Band and Concert Winds will report to their regular rehearsal rooms at that time.
- The students are encouraged to wear their medals for completing books to the concert! It adds a special touch to the band uniform, and is a visible acknowledgement of a job well-done!
- Students who were awarded medals for the Solo Festival are also encouraged to wear them for the concert.
FVL Schools Jazz Academy Reminder
Mr. Kramer is again offering several weeks of the FVL Schools Jazz Academy! All students with at least one full year of lessons are eligible.
Rehearsals will be on the following days:
Saturdays March 3, 10, April 7, 14 (10:00 - 11:00 AM)
Mondays May 7, 14 (6:00 - 7:00 PM)
If your son/daughter is still interested, please contact Mr. Kramer.
Many Thanks to Our Crew of Attendance Takers!
Thanks to Gretchen Adrian for putting together the online sign up, as well as our many parents who have volunteered their time to help take attendance. Your help is GREATLY appreciated!
We could still use one volunteer for each of our last three rehearsal dates - April 7, 14, and 21. We do have one signed up for each date, but the task is made much easier with two manning the table. You can go to our Volunteer Page for information and the Volunteer Sign Up link to add yourself to the schedule.
Summer Band Camp Opportunities
Many of our students have participated in the WELS Summer Band Camp in Milwaukee. Although the deadline for the deposit was March 31, you may still be able to register. All students received a camp brochure in January. For more information and a link to the WELS Summer Band Camp website, check our Update for January 20.
UW-Green Bay also has a wonderful summer camp. We just received information for the camp yesterday in the mail. Their Middle School Music Camp is July 8 - 13. Go to the link for the UW-GB Camp Brochure or visit their Summer Camp Website for more information.