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November 18 Update

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November 18 Update
Elisabeth Wagner

Good afternoon! Here's what we have going on this week:

We are recording at our rehearsal THIS Saturday (11/21). Please remember to have kids wear a black top and jeans/khakis! We will share the date on which our concert will be "premiered" next week!

Reminder: this Saturday (11/21) is also the Fundraiser Product Pickup day. *** 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 Commons. We do not have the capability to store items not picked up at FVL, many of which are frozen food products.

Parents are needed to assist with the set up and/or distribution of the products. Your help would be much appreciated! The delivery truck will be at FVL before 7:00 AM. Assistance would be helpful at that time to help organize the products in the Commons, and also to help get the proper products to parents who may want to pick them up when they drop off their band students at the beginning of rehearsal. More assistance will also be helpful at about 9:30 as parents are coming to pick up their children. So 8:00 - 8:30 and 9:30 - 10:00 will be the "rush hour" times when most parents will be there for pick up. If you can volunteer in one of these (or all of these!) areas, go to our FVL Schools Fall Fundraiser Pick Up sign up page. If all of the spots are filled but you'd still like to help, talk to Mr. Neujahr ( We will also have a few carts on hand that you can use to haul your products to your car.

Congrats to Avery S. who made it into the 1000-Minute Club this week! Some students are very close to getting there - keep encouraging your children to practice!

We are working with a music education organization from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music called MelodeeBee to collect gently used band method books to be used for students and schools that may not have the funds to buy new books for band students. If you have old band books laying around at home, please send them with your child to their lesson or drop them off at FVL any time from now until December 15. Your help is greatly appreciated!

God bless and keep you!

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