October 3 Update

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Regular Rehearsal on Saturday, October 5

This weekend is also 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!

PLEASE NOTE:  All paper fundraising forms and all checks must be turned in by this Saturday.  If you have paper form sales/checks and your son or daughter will NOT be at rehearsal the envelope will need to be dropped off at the FVL office by Wednesday, October 9, before 2:00 PM.

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 an extended FVL Choraliers rehearsal using the choir room and the Fine Arts Room.

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

October 5, 12 (Concert Vest Fittings), 19
November 2, 9, 23
November 24 - Fall Concert (2:00 PM)

Fall Fundraiser Update

We have $2655 in online sales so far!  That compares well to the $1800 we had in sales at this point last year.  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 7!

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.  The top 6 students with items sold in online sales by Saturday, October 5 will receive a giant box of Theater Candy.  We won't know until Saturday morning who those students are. There is still plenty of time yet this week to make some more online sales to achieve this prize!

Fundraiser Timeline:

FUNDRAISER Kickoff:  Saturday, September 14

FUNDRAISER TURN-IN DATE:  Saturday, October 5

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.

VOLUNTEER REQUEST - it would be very good to have one or two parents on Saturday to receive the form/money envelopes.  The duty will simply include sitting at a table and collect the envelopes/forms from the kids as they enter for rehearsal.  There will also be a check-off sheet so we can keep track of which students turned in forms that day.  If you can help out with this, please let me know by contacting me at jneujahr@fvlhs.org.  Thanks so much for considering!

DELIVERY DATE: Saturday, November 2 • 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.  Use the Envelope provided in the packet.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: FVL Schools Band Program

More information is in the September 12 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 12

We will fit the concert vests for the Cadet Band and Concert Winds students on Saturday, October 12 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 24) 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 24 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.

Band mom Angela Schabo has a pair of girls black pants and a white blouse that would fit size 10/11.  If you would like these items for your daughter, contact Angela at arschabo@gmail.com.  Thanks Angela!

FVL Band and Choir Fall Sacred Concert

The FVL Band and Choirs will present their Fall Sacred Concert on Sunday, October 6.  The concert will begin at 1:00 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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