Fairbanks Music Department's Annual Fall Fundraiser Sale begins: Wednesday, Sept. 6 Sheets and money are due: Monday, September 18 Delivery: Oct. 8-12 The Fairbanks Music Department is the largest department in the school, serving over 220 students in eight grades. It takes money to support our musical efforts, and student-raised money is a substantial part of that. Our goal this year is to raise $6000 from this sale. This is the ONLY fundraiser for the music department as a whole this entire school year. This money is used for items like music, supplies, repairs, transportation, instruments, rewards, uniforms/apparel, and many other day-to-day expenses. It is asked that all members of the music department help in this important fundraising event. Hansen has an online store this year so you and your family can reach even more customers who want to support music in our schools! (register.hansenfoods.com) See directions for this method below. Students are asked to sell at least 10 …
5th Band Parent Meeting - September 5, 2017 Instruments Students need to have an instrument by the week of September 11. If you are using a used instrument, please get it serviced before using it in class. If you need advice on purchasing a used instrument, please feel free to contact me. Students will not be permitted to play on a sub-par instrument. Mouthpieces The most important part of any clarinet is the mouthpiece. After years of experience, I find that upgrading to a better quality mouthpiece makes better clarinet players in the beginning, and in the long haul. Clarinet players should be playing on a Vandoren B45. New mouthpieces of this type cost around $100 but you can find some in Buckeye Brass and Winds that are gently used and sterilized for less than half price. Other options include Amazon.com or Woodwind&Brasswind. Trumpet players should start on a Bach 7C or equivalent. Trombone/euphoniums should start on a 6 1/2 AL mouthpiece or equivalent. Books Wind players will use …
I will need to know at least a week ahead of time who all is coming so I can get you in free and also make sure I have an instrument for you if you are a percussionist/low brass/mellophone.
The tentative schedule is:
5:00pm FMB rehearses for homecoming at Harmony
5:30pm Combined bands rehearsal at Harmony
6:15pm Students dress for pre-game
6:50pm FMB/Alumni Band perform pre-game
7:00pm Game starts
9:30pm Game over
*Music will be mailed or emailed to you. The Alumni Band will play The Victors, Alma Mater, Star Spangled Banner, and Seven Nation Army with the FMB at pre-game.
*Uniform for the night will be blue jeans and red tshirt, shirt, jacket, or sweatshirt on top. Feel free to break out your vintage FMB shirts!