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 Sept. 12, 2023 (Fall, Week 2)

Hello, Everyone! First, I am so glad to see so many new members, returning members, and guests our first week! In the midst of general first rehearsal chaos (moving chairs and stands, passing out music, learning about the program, etc.) I hope you found some moments...

You’re Invited! NH Music Annual Picnic

Hello NHBFV Participants! You are receiving this invitation as a current or past member of the New Horizons Band Fox Valley. You’re invited to the 7th Annual New Horizons Music Fox Valley (NHMFV) Picnic! **Please RSVP if you plan to attend, so that we know how much...

REMINDER: CONCERT on Saturday, May 20, 2023

Hello All, Here are the concert instructions I sent out the other day (see link below). I switched out the rehearsal notes for a seating chart to help guide you in the right direction. (The chart is also in the link below - it may be more easy to read in the link!)...

Annc. for *MONDAY* May 15, 2023 (Spring, Week 10)

Hello Everyone! Please click on the link below for full rehearsal notes and concert instructions: See you tomorrow. Happy Mother’s Day! 🌸 ~Jenny Leist https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fpXOQuzY-C-ghTODfgh0Dd96Jx1S9fJbh5gFNq9k488/edit

Annc. for May 9, 2023 (Spring, Week 9)

Hello Everyone! Tomorrow, we have yet another opportunity to make wonderful music together! My hoped-for plan for rehearsal this week can be found below. But I have a few “Pleases” before I sign off: Please let me know if you would like to be removed from this mailing...

Annc. for April 25, 2023 (Spring, Week 7)

Hello Everyone! Tonight’s rehearsal was great! Thank you all for your hard work and for your great questions. We worked out some really tough spots and transitions, and I appreciate everyone’s efforts so much. Let’s plan on reviewing the transitions we discussed next...

Annc. for April 18, 2023 (Spring, Week 6)

Hello Everyone! Here is the rundown for this week: (I am a bit under the weather, so I will keep this letter short and sweet.😊) ~ Jenny Leist FULL BAND: Warm-Ups Rehearse Three Ayres Run Monterey March SECTIONALS: Skywalker It’s All Right Any tricky spots or tempos in...

Annc. for April 11, 2023 (Spring, Week 5)

Happy Easter, Everyone! I don’t know about you, but this was the best weather I have seen on this particular holiday in FOREVER. It was possibly the first time in my kids’ lives where they kept the church clothes on all day and didn’t have to change into pants and...

Annc. for April 4, 2023 (Spring, Week 4)

Hi, All! Things are going great! Some of our more challenging selections are really starting to come together. I am so impressed! Here's the plan for tonight: FULL BAND: Warm-Ups  Run Three Ayres SECTIONALS BREAK FULL BAND Work on Transitions in: - Through...

Annc. for March 28, 2023 (Spring, Week 3)

Hello Everyone! I hope you didn’t already pack up your shovels before Mother Nature’s incredible show this morning! Last week, we briefly talked about the lyrics of the song Baba Yetu. I mentioned I would share them. While looking for the translation, I found a link...

Annc. for March 21, 2023 (Spring, Week 2)

Hello, Everyone! Welcome, once again, All Musicians, New and/or Returning! Below is our plan for this week... Please always let me know if you have questions. See you Tuesday! --- Jenny Leist Warm-Ups: Scale Sheet Monterey March (Lighter) Count Not the Hours (Run It)...

Annc. for March 14, 2023 (Spring, Week 1)

Hello All! Welcome to the Spring Session of New Horizons Band Fox Valley! For this week, our favorite woodwind specialist An will be out. I believe Michael is back from his travels, and Ron will be there, too. I will cover woodwind sectionals. Additional info on Three...

Annc. for February 28, 2023 (Final Winter, Week 8)

Good Morning! Remember that this week is the last week in the Winter Session and next week is a Bonus Week of rehearsal! Here is the registration link for Spring:  https://newhorizonsbandfoxvalley.com/join-us/ See you tonight - Drive Safely! Thanks, All! --- Jenny...

Annc. for February 21, 2023 (Winter, Week 7)

Hi Everyone! This coming Saturday, our school has it’s Solo and Ensemble (S&E) Festival at New London High School. I have put a TON of communication together for students and families, created schedules and checklists, numbered hundreds of measures, met with...

Annc. for February 14, 2023 (Winter, Week 6)

Hello! Below is an important message from Doug and our plan for next week! (Remember that this week we will start right away with sectionals because I will have conferences.) For Fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XgZ_Aar6QM...