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Yorktown Wind Ensemble seeking help to get to national festival

The Yorktown High School Wind Ensemble is proud to announce its selection to the Music For All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, IN. The ensemble was selected as an “Invited Band” based on previously submitted recordings. Students will participate in workshops with nationally-recognized clinicians and have the opportunity to meet with and hear other top-notch bands including the National Honor Band of America.

Joseph Witkowski, Director of Bands at Yorktown High School shared, “It is truly an honor and testament of their hard work that the student musicians of the Yorktown Wind Ensemble have earned an invitation to perform at this prestigious event. I am incredibly proud of these exceptional young people and am excited for them to share their artistry on a national stage.”

Students have been raising funds through their annual “Band Day” event, fundraising nights with locally-owned restaurants, as well as selling poinsettias during the holiday season. Despite a record-breaking “Band Day” tally the ensemble is still short of their goal.

Yorktown Band Boosters are working with the students on a Practice-A- Thon to continue to raise funds. Well-wishers can sponsor a student or a section for practice blocks completed.

In addition, the booster organization has set up a GoFundMe page ( festival) to collect donations from community members who would like to assist.

Corporate sponsorships also are invited. For information on corporate sponsorships, e-mail[email protected].

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