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2002 - 03  School Year
August 28 & 30 - Morning rehearsals for the whole YRHS band department - 7:30 am

August 31 - First performance - RCMP Musical Ride - 1:30 and 6:30 - with O Canada

Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 - Sask. Band Week - special events

Oct. 30 - YRHS Music Department "Halloween" Concert - featuring bands and choirs costumes and decorating will all add to this theme.

Nov. 6 - Combined concert featuring bands from YRHS, Public, Catholic
                         and Yorkdale with special guest director Mr. Barry Valleau, Alberta

Nov. 21-24  - YRHS Marching 100 - Grey Cup in Edmonton (Parade and
                                      Grey Cup performances - West Edmonton Mall

Dec. 7 - Santa Claus Parade - Concert Choir

Dec. 8 - 2:30 p.m. YRHS Music Department - WINTER Concert

Jan. 31 - Feb. 2 - U of Mary Jazz Festival - jazz and vocal jazz group

March 5th - "ALL THAT JAZZ", an evening of jazz and vocal jazz - YRHS Anne Portnuff Theatre - 7 p.m.  Dessert and Beverage to be served.

March 19th - Yorkton Music Festival  - Choral - Wed. Night

Mar. 31- April 1 & 2nd - Yorkton Music Festival (Band Section)

April 20- 30 - Orlando Florida Music Tour

May 6/7- YRHS Music Department School Tour - concert stops at Yorkdale Central, Humbolt Collegiate and Canora Composite Schools.  Tour group will include Grade 10 - 12 band and choir with a stop over in Saskatoon.

May 24 - Springfest Field Show Extravaganza (Century Field, Yorkton and Taylor Field, Regina)

May 31 - Sask Roughrider Half Time Show - Taylor Field at 7:30 p.m.

June 3 (Tuesday) -Finale Band Concert - Parkland Agri-plex

July 3- Kiddies Day Parade (Thursday, July 3)

July 5- Exhibition Parade (Saturday, July 5th) with Band Reunion (Friday, July 4 - Saturday, July 5, 2003)

Past  Events (Spring 2002):
Feb. 26 Jazz I and Vocal Jazz perform at Langenburg Insurance Annual Meeting
Mar. 4-6  Yorkton Music Festival (Band section)
Mar. 7      Yorkton Music Festival (Choir section0
Mar. 13    Optimist Band Festival Grade 10
Mar. 14    Optimist Band Festival Grade 11/12 and Jazz I
May 14-18 Musicfest - Calgary (Sr. Concert and Jazz I)
May 23    Yorkton Marching Band Exhibition
May 25    Springfest - Marching 100 (day trip)
June 4      Finale Band Concert - Parkland Agriplex - 7 p.m.
                 special guest - Melville Sr. Band, Yorkton Community Band, YRHS Choirs
July 4        Kiddies Day Parade - meet at Fire Hall at 9:30 am
                   uniform - red band shirt, shorts, sunglasses...
July 6        Exhibition Parade - meet at Dracup and Smith (lot across from Mohawk)
                       at 10:30 am - school open at 10:00 am for hats, instruments

YRHS Band Uniforms

Revised September, 2001
Marching Band Uniform Red jacket and overlay Black band pants with suspenders Shako hat with plume (medium to long hair must be up neatly inside the hat) Black socks & shoes Orange school t-shirt to be worn underneath uniform
Concert & Jazz Band Uniform
Red jacket White shirt with a collar (supplied by the student) Bow tie Black band pants with suspenders Black shoes & socks
A one-time high school user fee of $20.00 is to be paid the first year you join the YRHS band (grade 9). It is used for dry-cleaning, repairs and replenishing uniforms. The orange school tshirt is worn when travelling and also under the marching uniform. Suspenders are available for $7.00 or you can use your own, any color is fine. All band students must wear suspenders with their pants. Therefore, total cost to a new student is $47.00 which includes the one-time fee, the red shirt and suspenders. Please hang a white collared dress shirt in your garment bag to use for concert band performances. Keep the bowtie in the inside pocket of the tunic. Black socks and flat black shoes are also needed for all performances.
Please put your shoes and suspenders on when you measure your pants for hemming. The white stripe on the leg should hang straight. The pants will be approximately 1 to 1 ½ inches off the floor at the heel when you have your shoes on. Please do not cut, glue or staple the pant legs when hemming! If you are unable to hem the pants yourself, they can be hemmed professionally at a reasonable cost ($5 or so).
On uniform fitting night, please bring a cheque payable to Yorkton & District Band Boosters for $47 (user fee $20, red shirt $20, suspenders $7.) If you know any band students who have graduated or are no longer in band, they may be willing to sell their t-shirt, suspenders, shoes and white dress shirt at a reduced cost. To purchase everything you need may seem like a large cost but, remember, they will last you for four years in band.
It costs Yorkton & District Band Boosters approximately $500.00 for a complete high school uniform. Please take good care of your uniform so it can be used for many years. Do not wash the uniform at home. It is drycleaned only. All uniforms are collected in July after the Yorkton parades so they can be drycleaned and repaired for the following year.
Kathy Weber 782-0009

Band Booster Fundaising Events
- Citrus Fruit (spring)
- Bingo (all year)
- Chocolate Almond Sale (fall)
- Fair Booth (July)
- Spring Expo - parking (April)
- Harvest Showdown (Oct.)