April 4 Update

Friday, April 5, 2019

Rehearsal Saturday, April 6

We will have a regular rehearsal on Saturday, April 6.  Counting this rehearsal, we have only TWO rehearsals left before our Spring Concert on April 14!

Here is the remaining schedule:

Saturday, April 6 Regular rehearsal
Saturday, April 13 Regular rehearsal and Band Awards
Sunday, April 14 Spring Concert - 2:00 PM

Final Rehearsal and Band Awards

Following our final rehearsal on Saturday, April 13, 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 14 - FVL Schools Spring Band Concert

The concert begins at 2:00 PM in the FVL Auditorium.
  • Band members should arrive by 1:00 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.

Parent volunteers will be needed to help distribute the vests and ties prior to the concert, as well as receive them following the concert.

Attendance Volunteer Request for Tomorrow (April 6)

We do not have anyone signed up for the attendance spots for April 6. We need one, but if there are two the task is made easier.  If you are able to help, simply go to our Volunteer Pagefor information and the Volunteer Sign Up link to add yourself to the schedule.

Upcoming Lesson Schedule Modifications

Mr. Neujahr will not be giving lessons on Thursday of this coming week (April 11).  He will be attending a workshop at UW-Oshkosh.  The workshop is for teachers who are teaching a dual-credit course through UW-O.  Mr. Neujahr is an adjunct UW-O faculty member teaching College Music Theory at FVL.  The students can earn 3 college credits for taking the class.

Mr. Neujahr will also not be giving lessons on Wednesday, April 17.  FVL is hosting a WSMA Band Concert Festival that day.  In addition to the FVL Symphonic Band, three bands from St. Francis Xavier Middle School will also be perfoming.  All of the bands will be adjudicated by a panel of three judges, and will also receive a rating.

These lessons will not be "made up", as we will have at least 24 lessons at all of our schools by the end of this month.

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