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Uniform for 10/19

After much discussion we have decided on how we’re going to handle the uniform with the rain this weekend.

On Friday night, October 19, we will use an altered uniform to keep our full uniform dry and clean for Saturday.

Drillmasters. Black socks. Blue jeans. Raincoats. Band hats.  You may wear gloves under your white gloves and hats under your band hats. Make sure that layers under your raincoat are school colors if possible.

The goal is to stay warm and dry and rain and mud free so we can look our best at contest on Saturday.

 Thank you for your flexibility and adaptability in this situation. #adapttochange



An Open Q&A to Panther Fans:

I have heard from several Panther football fans directly and have heard about complaints by others over the last two three days and feel it is important that I spell out some answers to some common questions.

Q: Why doesn't the band play more during the football game?

A: OHSAA referees have been told by OHSAA to more strictly enforce rules on bands since week three of the season since there was an apparent incident of a band playing at very inappropriate times and having a direct outcome on the game.  OHSSAA rules state that:

From the 2018 Football Regulations:A. Bands shall not play music at football games while the ball is in play, or while signals are being called by the quarterback. This means that it is not permissible to use either:1. Drum roll or beat2. Cymbals clashing3. Horn sounds, or4. Any other kind of musical instrument while the play is underway in football. This means that as soon as the quarterback is in position to start the play, bands are to cease playing. Most a…

Pep Band 2018-19 Information

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The 2018-2019 Fairbanks

Basketball Pep Band After-School Rehearsals: Monday, December 3, 3:15 – 5:30 Wednesday, December 5, 3:15 - 5:30 Attendance is REQUIRED for all band members.
Performances Date - Rehearsal Begins Friday, December 7 - 5:45pm
Friday, December 14 - 6pm
Friday, January 4 - 6pm (w/alumni band)
Friday, January 11 - 6pm
Thursday, January 17 - 6pm
Friday, February 1 - 6pm
Friday, February 8 - 6pm (Homecoming)
Friday, February 15 - 6pm (Senior Night)
Sunday, March 3 - CBJ AT NATIONWIDE 6pm

All band members in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in Basketball Pep Band.  Attendance is expected at all rehearsals and performances. There are only two after-school rehearsals.  Other rehearsals are right before our performances.  We will play the 4th quarter of the JV game, in-between games, and during the varsity game.  Band members have the third quarter of the varsity game off.  Games end approximately 9pm, except weeknight games where we stop playing after halftime. Members are e…

Circleville 10/18 - Details

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The Fairbanks Marching Band gives its annual performances at Fairbanks Elementary School and the Circleville Pumpkin Show on Thursday, October 18. Band Members will need to be in full uniform for both events so please bring black socks and Drillmasters.
Immediately after attendance in home room, band members need to report to the band room to prepare for the concert at the elementary which will begin at 9:00am. We will perform music from pre-game, contest, and senior shows as well as some cheers.
We will depart for Circleville around 10:15am and will return to FHS at 7pm. Band members will have some free time at the show and will need spending money for lunch and dinner. There are also games and rides, so bring an amount of money for your particular spending habits. We will be performing at the 3:30 afternoon parade.
Band members are responsible for any make up work, in advance if possible. Please arrange with your teachers to make up quizzes and tests and to turn in homework. I don&…

FMB Itinerary for 10/19 and 10/20

Friday 10/19 - to Triad (Polo)

Band Room open 4:30pm
Load 5pm
Depart 5:30pm
Return 10pm


Saturday 10/20 TWHS Contest (T-shirt)

2:15 Band room open; load trailer
3:15pm Depart
4pm Arrive TWHS
5pm Warm Up
6pm Perform
6:30 Eat
7:00 Watch other bands
9:45 Awards
10:15 Depart
10:50 Arrive FHS

Trash Bag Fundraiser Update

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So, while assembling fundraising orders at the end of last week I found out one very unfortunate and unexpected situation with the trash bag delivery.

THEY. ARE. HEAVY.

Due to this fact, it is very unlikely that many students will be able to lift and transport their order on their own.

Because of this, trash bags and prizes may be picked up at any time this week starting at 3pm on Tuesday, October 9. Feel free to pick up after school any day this week. If you need to make special arrangements to pick up during the school day, please just contact me at bkeller@fairbankspanthers.org.

Please do you best to get your order picked up by Friday, October 12. If more time is necessary, again, please contact me to make arrangements.

Thank you for your continued support of our fine Fairbanks musicians!

FMB Itinerary 10/5-10/6

Friday, October 5
5:15pm Rehearse at Harmony
5:30 Alumni Band Joins rehearsal
5:45 Contest run-thru
6:00 Dress
6:30 Inspection
6:50 Pregame
7:00 Game
9:30 Game ends; dismiss

Saturday, October 6
11:30 Band room is open/Load Trailer
12:40 Bus arrives
12:45 Depart
2:15 Arrive KFHS
3:20 Warm Up
4:30 Perform
4:45 Eat
5:00 Watch other bands
6:40 Class C/B awards
7:00 Depart for home
8:30 Arrive FHS

Full uniform for both events

If heading home with a parent after our performance for the homecoming dance, please get me a note before we depart Saturday at 1pm.