Announcements

Below, you’ll find announcements from the director, including such items as notes for upcoming rehearsals, things to practice, links to recordings of pieces we’re playing, reminders, and more.

To read the full text for each entry below, simply click on that announcement’s title.

 

Annc. for Feb. 13, 2024 (Winter, Week 6)

Hello Everyone, This week, I have parent/teacher conferences. This means I will be late so we will start off in sectionals. I would encourage those that work with me to join the sectional groups - WW on stage, BR in orchestra room, PERC in Band Room. Last week, we...

Annc. for Feb. 6, 2024 (Winter, Week 5)

Grateful for Great People… Great Music… and a Great Start… Check out the reminders and rehearsal notes below and see you Tuesday! ~ Jenny Leist Quick Reminders: Visit our site: New Horizons Band Fox Valley Mark your calendars: The concert is May 18th at 2pm Check the...

Annc. for Jan. 30, 2024 (Winter, Week 4)

Greetings, Everyone! Last week, after rehearsal, I found myself thinking how wonderful it was to be a part of this group. Both during rehearsal and after, I noticed people helping each other with playing their instruments, offering to take on a new instrument to...

Annc. for Jan. 23, 2024 (Winter, Week 3)

Hello, Everyone! Thank you for braving the weather and ice-covered streets for our "first" rehearsal. It felt good to get some playing in and to see how the group's size has grown! I anticipate a few more folks joining us next week so we may need to consider adding an...

Annc. for Jan. 16, 2024 (Winter, Week 2)

Hello & Welcome New and Returning NHBFV Members! These announcements are a repeat from January 9, since that rehearsal was cancelled due to the winter storm school closure. However, there IS one addition - which is this link to a handout of the Announcements...

Cancellation – Jan. 9- No Rehearsal Tonight

Xavier Middle School in Appleton has closed today due to the predicted snowstorm. Therefore, we will be unable to access the school for our rehearsal this evening, and our Jan. 9th rehearsal is cancelled. New Horizons Band rehearsals are scheduled to resume as usual...

Annc. for Jan. 9, 2024 (Winter, Week 1)

Hello & Welcome New and Returning NHBFV Members! I hope this message finds you well and excited about our rehearsal this coming Tuesday at 6:30pm at Xavier Middle School in Appleton. Please continue reading for information and rehearsal notes... I hope you find...

Annc. for Oct. 31, 2023 (Fall, Week 9)

Good Morning, NHB! Thanks for a great rehearsal! I love hearing our progress from week to week:) A few notes: Lyrics to the Space Force Song: https://www.music.af.mil/Space-Force-Song/Semper-Supra-Lyrics/ Thanks for sharing, Ron! Lyrics to “I Vow to Thee, My Country”:...

Annc. for Oct. 24, 2023 (Fall, Week 8)

Hello Everyone! Thanks for a wonderful rehearsal last Tuesday. We got through a lot of important sections and were able to fine-tune many trouble-spots because of your patience and dedication! I think you might remember that I mentioned there would be a survey linked...

Annc. for Oct. 17, 2023 (Fall, Week 7)

Hey Everyone - Here are a few FYIs: I don’t think we will add Le’Rejouissance at this point. The orchestra can join us for I Vow to Thee. The sectionals seemed to work out last week in their new locations. WWs that were not at rehearsal: You might want to bring a...

Annc. for Oct. 10, 2023 (Fall, Week 6)

Hey Everyone! Below is a quick update and notes for tonight. Stay Warm! ~ Jenny Leist Misc. Notes: It looks like the combined band/orchestra piece, Le Rejouissance, has not yet been received by Rachel. Rehearsal locations for sectionals may change slightly for...

Annc. for Oct. 3, 2023 (Fall, Week 5)

Hey Everyone! Here is a quick note for Tuesday! See you soon! ~ Jenny Leist Warm-Up: Scales, Tears of the Arizona Last Full Measure The British Are Coming In the Mood Sectionals (In the Mood, ME in 5 Ways, Instructor Choice) In Honor Great Locomotive Chase Military...

Annc. for Sept. 26, 2023 (Fall, Week 4)

Hello, Everyone! I heard the picnic was a success! I checked in with Doug on my way back from an HUGE Cross Country meet where 61 high schools were represented… It was packed! The only thing missing …a live concert band! For this week, I plan to change the schedule....

Annc. for Sept. 19, 2023 (Fall, Week 3)

Hello, Everyone! Last week was a wonderful rehearsal. I feel that the selections we have tried are already coming together nicely! I am carrying over some links from my original message just in case the email wasn’t received last week: NHBFV Registration Link:  Join...