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What Is Art?

"That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art."
-John A. Locke

Spring Break

I hope everyone has an enjoyable and relaxing Spring break. See you all in April!

Virtual Zen Garden

Take a deep breath....then click HERE.

A Few Good Points...

"To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition."
Alan Alda (1936 - )

Winter Guard Results!

The Fairbanks Panther Winter Guard finished the regular competitive season this weekend at Westerville North HS, increasing their score over last week by another 5 points and performing a near FLAWLESS show...  a total gain in score of 22 for the season!!  The guard was also recognized as the most improved Winter Guard of the season by members of the MidEast Judges Association.   Their next performance is at MEPA championships on April 2nd.  Congratulations on a great season!!

Wise Words for the Weekend

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong -- because someday you will have been all of these."

-George Washington Carver

Field Commander Auditions 4/16

Any veteran member of the FMB who is interested in auditioning for Field Commander for the 2005 season needs to see Mr. Keller before Spring break to get an information packet and faculty recommendation forms. Auditions will be held on Monday, April 18 at 3:15 P.M. If you have any questions, please see me. Help sessions will be scheduled on an individual basis depending on my schedule and your schedule. You could also check with past field commanders for individual help!

From John's Dad: John's gonna be on TV!!!

"For those of you who are interested, John called home last night to tell us that he is flying out to California today with the pep band for the Women's NCAA Tournament in Fresno. John played with the hockey pep band all winter. They needed another bass drummer of the women's basketball pep band so he got the call. The game is supposed to be televised Friday night. He said to look for him in the front row. GO IRISH!!!!"
Update

The game is now 1:30 P.M. on Saturday.

Update 2

Apparently enough ND students couldn't get out of class to take the trip so it's been cancelled. John is NOT going to California....with an aching in his heart.

Fundraiser for our Drumline? This is priceless...

Pay your taxes or face the music
Fri Mar 11, 3:07 AM ET
HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Tax defaulters in southern India are being
forced to face the music after city authorities hired drummers to play
non-stop outside their homes until they pay up. After many residents
ignored repeated demands to settle overdue property taxes. authorities
in a city in Andhra Pradesh state have sent 20 groups of drummers to
play outside offenders' houses for the past week. "They put up a
spectacle outside the houses of defaulters, draw them out and explain
their dues to them and the need to clear it at the earliest," said
T.S.R. Anjaneyulu, municipal commissioner of Rajahmundry city. "They
don't stop until people agree to clear the dues." The city, owed a total
of 50 million rupees (600,000 pounds), had been at its wits' end after
sops like waiving interest and penalties had failed to recover the
arrears. The new method seems to be working, though. One week of
incessant drumming has clea…

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Wise words from Woodrow Wilson

"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand."
-- Woodrow Wilson

P.S. - I hope you're all having a good weekend.

Mid-Year Concert Pics

Sorry it's taken me so long to get them posted, but I finally have pics of the concert on the web page. Thanks to Katie and Gaylon's Mom for taking the pictures for us!

Snakes and Others

You can listen to all of the FHSCB Spring repertoire on the Members' Page. You can also see an up-to-date band camp money spreadsheet in .pdf format on the same page!

Quotes From the "Old Guys"

"Practice yourself what you preach."
-Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC - 184 BC)

"Common sense is not so common."
-Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

One of My Fav Quotes of All Time:

"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
-- Pablo Picasso

Web Page Update

The Fairbanksband.org web page has been updated with all kinds of goodies. Announcements about the Spring Concert, Marching Band parents' meeting, and pre-season guard info are all there!

FHSCB Excellent at Contest!

For FHSCB members who couldn't stay for the rating, we got straight II's...BRAVO! An "excellent" rating is a fine accomplishment! We'll listen to tapes and go over sheets on Monday. I'm very proud of all of you :-)
-Mr. K

Oh, yes....We're ON!

Just in case you wondered, we are ON for today. We got like 4" of snow here, but the roads are clear. See you at 2:30!

Good work and good luck FHSCB

FHSCB - thanks for a good rehearsal today. I think we made good progress today, and stand a good chance of doing well at contest! If everyone contributes their best, then the group will be at its best! You are truly an empowered organization! (see below).

Concert Tonight!

Tonight (Thursday) 7 P.M. in the HS gym. See you there!

School Closed Wednesday

Closed today. Enjoy your day off. Concert is ON for tomorrow!
NBC 4 School Closings

Update:
Although the NBC site shows us still on 2 hr delay, I can ASSURE you that I got the call and the school is OFF today.

Thanks for all the help

Thanks to everyone that helped move the stuff back to the band room on such short notice. I really appreciate it! Thanks also to everyone for being so understanding when it took me a while to come to my senses. We got done what we needed to get done and cancelling after school was the right thing to do. See you in the AM..maybe?

Opening Day...just around the corner

Countdown to Opening Day:

 32 days 22 hours 59 minutes 

Spring training games start Thursday!