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October 21 Update

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October 21 Update
Elisabeth Wagner

The other day as I was driving to the next teaching destination, I was marveling at the gorgeous display of autumnal colors along the road. It was incredible! It also allowed me to marvel at the tremendous blessing I have to be doing what I'm doing. A year ago, I had no idea that God would present me with this opportunity to teach. And as the summer came and went, I had no idea if we'd be able to begin band lessons and rehearsal. And then it was wondering how long we'd be able to continue.

Every week is a blessing as we are able to continue making music together. Thank you for the care you and your family are taking to make this possible! And thank you for continuing to support our program and for encouraging your children to use their gifts to praise their God with music!

  1. Thanks for your efforts and support during our fall fundraiser! We raised over $9000 in sales! Our estimated delivery date is Saturday, November 21. We will need a few parent volunteers that morning to assist in getting the orders organized and to the right families. If you are available and willing, go to the Volunteers section of this page and sign up.
  2. We have rehearsal again this coming Saturday (10/24). We are looking for volunteers to assist with student sign in. Again, if you're willing and able, go to the Volunteers section to sign up for available weeks.
  3. We continue to add up the minutes each student practices every week on their way to the 1000 Minute Club. Some are closer than others... Keep encouraging your kiddos to practice! (and if you'd like to contribute to the prize stash, let me know!) :)
  4. This year our FVL music department has decided to open up an online apparel store for anyone to make purchases starting Wednesday, October 21. The store will have a variety of clothing options including T-Shirts, sweatshirts, knit hats and more. The clothing will feature three different logos for FVL Band, FVL Choir, and FVL Music. You will be able to shop until the store closes at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 4. Follow this link to the FVL MUSIC APPAREL store. We estimate that apparel will be available for pickup on November 23. (Middle school band students' orders will likely be delivered at lessons.) With Christmas coming up, we have given the option of checking the "gift box" when making the online purchase. This will ensure the purchases are not given to the student, rather to the office for parent pick-up. Once orders have been delivered, we will notify everyone who made purchases. Please contact Mr. James Neujahr ( with any questions. Thank you for supporting the FVL Music department!


As always, if you have any questions, concerns, ideas or the like, let me know. God's blessings on the rest of your week!

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