FMB Camp Roommates

Please let me know of any errors or omissions. All band members are housed on the second floor of the New Hall dorm.

216 - Kate, Leanne
217 - Harley, Molly
218 - Emma, Ellie
219 - Rachel, Samantha
220 - Rose, Megan
223 - Katelyn, Veronique
224 - Elizabeth
225 - Janelle, Juliet
226 - Kalor, Grace
227 - Amber, Cassidy
228 - Josie, Taylor
230 - Audrey, Breanna
236 - Chaperone

247 -  Hunter, Brady
251 - Jordon, Evan
254 - David, Mitch
256 - Wyatt, Gage
257 - Matt, Cole
258 - John, Jacob

206 - Mr. Zoppa
207 - Mr. Keller
243 - Mr. Moore
244 - Mr. Montgomery

FMB Update 7/12/17

FMB Update 7/12/17

Here's all the news before we begin the 2017 season:

1.  Please study the calendar of events.  All rehearsals and performances are required unless excused in advance in case of wedding, funeral, military duty, or as soon as possible in case of personal illness. Babysitting, no ride, sibling commitment, or parent commitment are not excused absences. Please arrange your schedule so you can make it to all events.  Members participating in other school sponsored activities will need to get me your practice/game schedule as soon as it is available so modifications can be made.  You can always see the calendar online.

2.  I will once again be paying for summer uniform polos for rookie band members.  Work on filling out your summer uniform with a pair of all-black shorts, white socks, and white-ish tennis shoes.  Please do not buy a new pair of shoes if you have anything that is not completely black.  I am very reasonable about summer uniform shoes. I will get your shi…

FMB Camp 2017!

FMB CAMP July 30 thru August 4, 2017
Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
Check-in/Check-out Times/Procedure Camp check in is in the NEW RESIDENCE HALL lobby on Sunday, July 30 from 3-5 PM. (Yes...the dorm is so new that it doesn't have a name yet!) See directions below to find your way there, or view the google map below. The entrance to the parking lot is 70 W. Cassilly St., Springfield, Ohio. If you get lost, call Mr. Keller's cell at 937-243-2031. You will need to check in to get your key and meal pass. You will need to bring your emergency medical form (see below), any money that you owe, and any money for supplies, etc. Check-out is immediately after the End-Of-Camp Show on Friday, August 4, which will be approximately 6 P.M. If your parents are not coming to this show, please arrange your ride for 6:00.
Emergency Medical Form You will need to submit a new emergency medical form for camp, and include and  information that Mr. Keller needs to know, including any prescript…

Fundraising Challenge May 9 - 15

I have simple challenge for you all:

If band members, parents, and friends of the music department can raise $500 for the music department between May 9 and May 15.... I will conduct the theme from Jurassic FHSCB@Vets on May 19...


Donations can be put in the donation bucket at the concert or submitted to Mr. Keller in a sealed envelope between 6pm on May 9 and 3pm on May 15. Make checks payable to "Fairbanks Band."

If we reach or exceed our goal...


Spring Concert 2017 - Performer Info

Fairbanks Music Department’s Annual Spring Concert 2017 Tuesday, May 9, 7:00 PM – HS Gym
Order of performance: (times are approximate) 5th Grade Band (7:00) 6th Grade Band (7:15)  JH Concert Band (7:30)  High School Choir (7:45) High School Concert Band (8:00) Total Concert Time: appx. 1:30
Details for choir members are on Mrs. Cooper's page HERE.

5th Grade Band Get here at 6:30.  You need to be in the middle school cafeteria ready to warm together at 6:40.  Please leave your cases in the band room.  After we perform, we will stay in the gym.  Take your instrument with you, or put it on the stage.  Do NOT go back to the band room until after the concert is over.  You need to sit with your family for the remainder of the concert.
6th Grade Band: You are to have your instrument and folder and be seated with your family when the concert begins at 7pm.  After the 5th grade band performs, you will take your spots in your seats.  We will warm up with #1 and #18 in your book, then present our…

FMB: Memorial Day Parades May 29

Once again the FMB has the honor of playing for both of our community Memorial Day observances. Please see report times below. Dress is Summer uniform. Repertoire is Victors, SSB, and America the Beautiful.

Trumpet players see me if you are interested in playing taps at the Unionville Center cemetery.

9:15am - warm up 9:40 - Parade begins 10:00 - memorial service begins 10:45 - play at Unionville cemeteries 11:00 - load bus/trailer 11:15 - depart for Milford 11:20 - arrive Milford Center 11:30 - warm up/line up (at the fire station) 12:00 - parade #2 begins 12:15 - play at Milford cemetery 12:30 - band members are dismissed.
Bus service between Unionville Center and Milford Center will be provided, or students can ride with parents.

Immediately after the Milford parade, band members and their families are invited to dine at the VFW at a delicious buffet lunch, provided at no cost as a thank you for your sacrifice of time on this Holiday.
Where it all starts:

FHSCB: Graduation May 27

We will say "congratulations" and "farewell" to the class of 2017 on Saturday, May 27, at the 54th annual FHS commencement exercises.  The FHSCB is an integral part of the ceremony and attendance is required for all members. Here's the details:
8:30 - Set up.  Anyone interested in helping out would be greatly appreciated.  NHS or NJHS service credit is an option. 9:30 - Warm up at Kyre Field.  In the event of rain, the event will be held in the FHS gym.  BE ON TIME. 10:00 - Pomp and Circumstance 10:05 - The FHSCB is featured.  Seniors will come to the band area to perform. 10:30 - Recessional.  Band members are dismissed immediately after. 10:35 - Tear down.  Anyone able to help put everything away will be greatly appreciated.
Attire for the day is slightly different than our regular concert black:
Gentlemen: Look nice.  No jeans or tennis shoes.  Please wear a tie. Ladies: Look nice.  No jeans or tennis shoes.  Skirts are to cover the knees. You may also wear …