January 23 Update

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Regular Rehearsal this week

Both Cadet Band and Concert Winds will rehearse this Saturday, January 26.  We are busy preparing our selections for the upcoming FVL Musicfest - World of Music to be held on Sunday, Januray 27.

Concert Winds will begin rehearsal in the Auditorium this week!  It is always a pleasure to rehearse and perform in such a beautiful space.

Note that we will not have rehearsal on February 2, but will resume again on February 9.  This year, we not have rehearsal the weekend of February 16, which is the Saturday of the FVL Schools Basketball tournament at FVL.  It is also the weekend following the two day teacher's conference (Thursday and Friday, February 14-15).  Many of our schools have off those two days.

Musicfest Reminders

Our Cadet Band and Concert Winds will be performing on Sunday, January 27, for Musicfest.  Our three bands - FVL Schools Cadet and Concert Winds and the FVL Symphonic Band - will begin performance at 12:00 PM, and will be in the Auditorium.  Students should be at FVL by 11:30 that day to prepare for our performance.  Concert Winds members will meet in the Band Room, and Cadet Band members will meet in the Fine Arts Room as usual.  Our FVL Schools Bands will be seated in the Auditorium between 12:00 and 1:00 so they can also watch the FVL Symphonic Band perform.  As there is lots of traffic through the hallways on Winterfest, student coats and cases should be brought directly into the Band and Choir room and not left in the hall.

Concert Winds and Cadet Band Dress for Musicfest

We will NOT be wearing our concert vests for Sunday's performance.  With the various activities available for students (Marionettes in the large gym, great food, Junior Choir performances, etc.), we felt it would be best to save the vests and concert black and white for our more formal concert performances.

Students should wear "nice school/church clothes" for Sunday's performance.  This means NO jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.  Students may wear their black pants and white shirts if they would like.  Examples of nice dress would include dress slacks or khakis, polo shirts, button shirts with a tie, skirts or dresses, and so on.

For more information about Musicfest (schedules, cost, food, entertainment, etc.) please refer back to our Director's Update from last week, January 18.

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