FMB Update 7/11/18

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 athletic 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…

FMB Camp 2018

FMB CAMP July 29 thru August 3, 2018
Harmony Field - Fairbanks High School
Check-in/Check-out Times/Procedure Camp check in is in the BAND ROOM on Sunday, July 28 from 4:30-5:30 PM.  You will need to bring your emergency medical form (see below), any money that you owe, and any money for supplies, and a case of water. Check-out is immediately after the End-Of-Camp Show on Friday, August 3. The show will begin at 5pm sharp and end at approximately 5:45. What else should you bring with you? Check the list below.
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 prescription medications you are authorized to have and use. Fairbanks board policy strictly prohibits your participation at camp without this form on file. One will given to you at pre-camp, or you can just download one HERE, print it out, and bring it with you to camp check in or pre-camp rehearsals.
Your remaining camp bala…

FHSCB: Graduation May 26

We will say "congratulations" and "farewell" to the class of 2018 on Saturday, May 26, at the 55th 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 …

FHSCB@Vets - May 18 7pm

FHSCB@Vets 2018 Friday, May 18 - 7pm Union County Veteran's Auditorium, Marysville
*This event will be presented at Veteran's Auditorium, 233 W. 6th St., Marysville, Ohio. *Band members need to be in their seats by 6:15 for warm up and tuning. *Dress is regular concert black.
*Attendance is required for band members. *Put your cases backstage and bring only your instrument and music onto the stage. *The best advertising for this event is by WORD OF MOUTH.  Tell everyone you know! *Tickets are available at the door.  Adults are $7, students/seniors $5.  Children under 5 are free.

*The concert will last approximately one hour and will include a 10 minute intermission.

Spring Concert 2018 - Performer Info


FMB: Memorial Day May 28.

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. Attendance is required for all FMB 2017 members

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…

5th Grade Band Schedule Update

As we prepare for year's end, the 5th grade band schedule get interesting to say the least. Here's the rundown:

Week of April 16:
Monday 4/16 - Flutes
Tuesday 4/17 - Reeds
Wednesday 4/18 - Brasses
Thursday 4/19 - FES testing - NO BAND
Friday 4/20 - FES testing - NO BAND

Week of April 23:
Monday 4/23 - Woodwinds
Tuesday 4/24 - Brasses
Wednesday 4/25 - Percussion
Thursday 4/26 - FULL BAND
Friday 4/27 - No Band (With Mrs. Cooper)

Week of April 30:
Monday 4/30 - No Band (With Mrs. Cooper)
Tuesday 5/1 - No Band (With Mrs. Cooper)
Wednesday 5/2 - No Band (With Mrs. Cooper)
Thursday 5/3 - FULL BAND
Friday 5/4 - FULL BAND

Week of May 7:
Monday 5/7 - FULL BAND
Tuesday 5/8 - FULL BAND (Concert 7pm)
Wednesday 5/9 - NO BAND
Thursday 5/10 - NO BAND
Friday 5/11 - NO BAND

Week of May 14:
Monday 5/14 - Woodwinds
Tuesday 5/15 - Brasses
Wednesday 5/16 - Percussion
Thursday 5/17 - NO BAND
Friday 5/18 - NO BAND

Week of May 21: