PABC Garage Sale – April 15th
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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.
We are in need of help with both setup on the evening of Friday, April 14, and with the sale itself on April 15. Please visit https://signup.com/go/XyaZduN to see where you can help!
We hope your spring cleaning will leave you with so many great things that you are giddy to donate to our sale! Please take a look at the following lists of items that we are more than happy to accept and a few items that we won’t be able to take off your hands. Thank you in advance for your donations! Please contact Kari McLaren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-238-3482 with any questions regarding whether an item will be accepted.
Garage sale donations will be accepted on Friday, April 14, from 4:00-7:00 PM at the back entrance to the UHS Commons. (Come through the parking lot by the football field.) UHS Performing Arts students will be there to unload and graciously accept your donations.
You can also reach out to Kari to arrange for pickup of large items. This will be available on Friday, April 14. You must be present when we pick up items. Arrangements for item pickup must be made by Wednesday, April 12.
Please consider donating the following items:
- Clothing- All Sizes
- Urbandale Spirit Wear
- Prom/ Special Occasion Dresses
- Purses and bags
- Small Appliances
- Home Decor
- Future “Dorm Room” Furniture
- Storage Items
- Sports Equipment
- Video Games
- Board 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 and Din Terzic for being accepted 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 Mia Tessier 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 7th.
Drumline – Auditions Due April 24th
Percussionists interested in playing in the battery next fall will have the opportunity to submit a video audition no later than April 24th. Interested students should see a band staff member for details. Audition materials 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! A student itinerary for the day can be found HERE.
Members of next year’s Wind Symphony will perform for commencement on May 25th. A complete roster will be posted after band placements are complete. The itinerary for May 25th 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 2023-24
The band’s calendar for Summer 2023-24 is posted HERE. Thanks for adding these dates to your calendar.
The band’s complete calendar for the 2023-24 school year will be posted as soon as the IHSAA posts the 2023-24 football schedule.
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 Tuseday, 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!