PABC Garage Sale – April 9th
The Band Department is excited to team up with the Vocal and Drama Departments in order to host the UHS Performing Arts Garage Sale! The event will take place in the UHS commons from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. We need your help in three ways: volunteering, donations, and shopping.
Sign Up to Volunteer at the link below:
Garage Sale donations will be accepted on Friday, April 8th from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the back entrance to the UHS Commons. For questions on donations, please contact Kari McLaren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-238-3482.
Please consider donating the following items:
- Clothing – All Sizes + Urbandale Spirit Wear
- Prom/Special Occasion Dresses
- Purses and bags
- Small Appliances
- Home Decor
- Furniture (“Dorm Room” Furniture
- Storage Items
- Sports Equipment
- Books/Movies/Video Games
This fundraiser helps to raise money for new instruments, instrument repair, clinicians, and many other experiences for our students.
All-State Jazz Band – Results
Congratulations to Hudson Lybarger for being accepted as a tenor saxophonist into the 4A Iowa All-State Jazz Band! Selection occurs through a competitive recorded audition process. Students submit a recording of a challenging jazz etude and an improvised solo. We also congratulate Eli Brockman for completing the audition process which fosters tremendous musical growth.
Students in grades 8-11 are completing band placements for next year. These should be completed on or before April 8th.
Drumline – Auditions Due April 25th
Percussionists interested in playing in the battery next fall will have the opportunity to submit a video audition no later than April 25th. Interested students should see a band staff member for details. Audition instructions can be found HERE.
Wind Symphony Elementary Tour
On May 17th, the Urbandale Wind Symphony will tour elementary schools throughout UCSD in order to perform and demonstrate instruments for next year’s 5th grade class. The Wind Symphony will feature soloists to introduce each instrument and perform a short concert at each school. We are excited to perform and encourage band enrollment within UCSD!
Members of next year’s Wind Symphony will perform for commencement on May 26th. A complete roster will be posted after band placements are complete. The itinerary for May 26th will be posted in the coming weeks on the band website and in the band room.
Summer is a great time for students to get connected with the Metro’s best musicians for lessons. Many private instructors have started in-person lessons once again. Students (and their parents) who are interested in connecting with private teachers this summer should visit with any of the band staff for contact information of the best local pro’s on each instrument.
Dates for Summer 2022-23
The band’s complete calendar for the 2022-23 school year is posted HERE. Thanks for adding these dates to your calendar.
As a reminder, you can subscribe to the J-Hawk Band Calendar electronically using this link:
Next year’s dates will be added to the electronic calendar soon.
The 4th of July Parade
The community has long enjoyed the UHS Band students’ participation in the Independence Day Parade. Please mark your calendars so band students will be available to provide this great service to our community on Monday, July 4th. Students will be involved from approximately 8:00 a.m. to Noon.
We hope to see you along the route cheering on the band as they perform for you and the whole community of Urbandale!