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5th Grade Change of Schedule

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As the Spring Concert is coming up soon, the schedule must be changed to accommodate full band rehearsal for the 5th grade band.  Here are the UPDATED changes:
5th Grade Band Week of 4/18
Regular sections
Week of 4/24
Monday, 4/24 - No Band
Tuesday, 4/25 - No Band
Wednesday, 4/26 - FULL BAND
Thursday, 4/27 - FULL BAND
Friday, 4/28 - FULL BAND

Week of 5/1
Monday, 5/1 - FULL BAND
Tuesday, 5/2 - Flutes
Wednesday, 5/3 - Clarinets/Saxes
Thursday, 5/4 - Trumpets
Friday, 5/5 - Percussion

Week of 5/8
Monday 5/8 - FULL BAND
Tuesday 5/9 - FULL BAND IN GYM (Concert at 7pm)
Rest of the week NO BAND
(rehearsals with Mrs. Cooper)


The Spring concert is on Tuesday, May 9, at 7pm.  Details for performers will be published one week before the concert.  All 5th grade band members should have received their official concert announcement on paper.  

FHSCB@Vets 2017 - May 19

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FHSCB@Vets 2017 Friday, May 19 - 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.

FMB Update 4/5

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*We have 37 tentative members for this year's FMB. Quality is more important the quantity. Our group is well balanced and full of good musicians! We are still look for two additional sideline percussion personnel. Please contact me if you you know someone who might be interested in helping out in this important role.

*The calendar of events is up-to-date. We tentatively have three Saturday events scheduled this year, including three contests at Springfield Northwest, Watkins Memorial, and Dublin Jerome. We are also tentatively scheduled to perform at the North Union band festival as well.  These, and all events, are required. There is no bench in band, therefore it is essential that all band members be at all events unless excused via the attendance policy. The calendar is always available online from any digital device. The attendance policy emphasizes teacher member's importance to the group. Read it, know it, be it.

*Pre-camp is the week of July 17 and rehearsals will be 8…

Happy Spring Break!

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Wishing all of my student-musicians and their families a wonderful and restful break from school and rehearsals!

If you know you'll have downtime, please consider taking your instrument home to practice.

Bands - Be prepared to work and work hard after break as we need to be concert-ready by May 1.

#HSMPit - Rehearsal every day the week of April 3, 3-6pm. Be there. Three weeks of rehearsal until opening night!

FMB 2017 - Remind App

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We are introducing a new way to stay in the loop with FMB information.  A Remind account has been created for Fairbanks Marching Band members, parents, and anyone who needs all the updates and details about our group.  This is an attempt to de-clutter the Twitter feed and to make sure that important FMB information gets delivered promptly and directly to those members that need it. Updates will include schedule changes, uniform reminders, bus arrival times, contest results, and other pertinent and prompt information. You can sign up using your smart phone, non-smart phone text updates, or email updates.

The @faibanksband Twitter account will still be very active, but will focus on information and pictures aimed at a department-wide audience.

Everyone is expected to use the app responsibly.  Inappropriate comments or behavior will be subject to band and school discipline. Your personal phone number or email will not be visible to anyone so your privacy is protected in that manner. Al…

FMB Update 3/21/17

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*We have 36 tentative members for this year's FMB. Quality is more important the quantity. Our group is well balanced and full of good musicians!

*The calendar of events is up-to-date. We tentatively have three Saturday events scheduled this year, including three contests at Springfield Northwest, Watkins Memorial, and Dublin Jerome. We are also tentatively scheduled to perform at the North Union band festival as well.  These, and all events, are required. There is no bench in band, therefore it is essential that all band members be at all events unless excused via the attendance policy. The calendar is always available online from any digital device.

*Pre-camp is the week of July 17 and rehearsals will be 8am-noon. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled in the afternoons this week for percussion or for visual work.  These dates and times will be published as soon as they are set.

*Band camp is July 30-August 4 at Wittenberg University this year.  More details about camp will be …

Spring Concert - Tuesday, May 9, 7pm

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Spring Concert Tuesday, May 9, 7pm FHS gymnasium
5th Grade Band, 6th Grade Band, Youth Choir, JH Concert Band, HS Concert Choir, and HS Concert Band.
*Attendance is required for all performers
5th, 6th band, JH Band – Look nice.  No jeans or tennis shoes.  Guys wear ties.  Ladies may wear pants or full-length skirts.
HS Band – Ladies in all black, pants or long skirts, black shoes.  Gentlemen wear black pants, socks, shoes, and a black long-sleeved collared dress shirt. 


This concert is free and open to the public. Please tell family, friends, and neighbors!