Concert Monday - Performer Info

Fairbanks Music Department’s Annual
Holiday Concert 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007, 7:00 P.M.

Order of performance:
6th Grade Band
High School Choir
Junior High Concert Band
High School Concert Band

6th Grade Band
Get here around 6:30. You need to be in the middle school cafeteria ready to warm together at 6:45. Please leave your cases in the band room. After we perform, we will stay in the gym. Take your instrument with you, or put it on the stage. Do NOT go back to the band room until after the concert is over. You may sit in the reserved seats, or with your family for the remainder of the concert.

HS Choir:
Be in Mrs. Keller’s room at 6:45 to warm up. After warm up, we’ll sing through each piece with the accompaniment. At 7:15, Mr. Keller will be back to get you and take you to the gym. After your performance, you need to sit with your family. Do NOT go back to the band room.

JH Concert Band:
You need to be seated with your family with your instruments ready to watch the 6th grade band at 7:00. Immediately after the high school choir’s performance, go promptly to your performance seats on the gym floor. We will warm up and then play Chorale 1 and then perform our program. After we are done, we’ll file out and then you will sit in with your family. If you share instruments with a HS band member, they will be waiting for you in the corner to take your instrument. Do NOT go back to the band room.

HS concert band:
Be seated with your family with your instrument/music when the concert begins at 7:00. After the JH band, take your seat on the gym floor and we will warm there. If you are sharing with a JH bando, they will hand you your instrument in the corner by our entrance. We will play “Silent Night” as our warm up chorale, then play our program.

General Information

• The side door (by the band room) is the entrance for performing groups only. All audience members and should enter through the back doors by the cafeteria.

• If you are on tear-down, please be stay and help fold chairs and move equipment. Bonus points are available. A set-up crew is also needed. Sign up on Mr. Keller’s office window to receive credit.

• It is asked that all performers stay for the entire concert. It is only polite and good concert manners. Only students excused in advance may leave before the end of the concert.

• Students are asked to be on their best behavior while not performing. There is NO reason to talk while another group is performing. Please only leave the gym between groups unless it is an emergency.

• HS band members are asked to stay briefly after the concert to have their official group photo taken.

JH Band – Gentlemen are to wear nice pants, dress shoes, shirt and tie. No jeans or tennis shoes. Ladies are to wear a dress, skirt and blouse, or nice pants outfit. I respectfully ask that skirts be knee-length or longer. Please look your best ☺

HS band and choir – Gentlemen need to wear black dress pants, black socks, and black shoes. Wear your tux shirt and tie. Ladies are to dress in concert black. You may wear pants or skirt. The traditional skirt is floor-length. A simple gold or silver necklace, or pearls are a perfectly acceptable accessory. Keep earrings small and non-distracting. Look classy ☺

Severe Weather
If, per chance, severe weather is imminent, watch your regular TV station, and/or check the band web page (, blog (, or call 937-349-3721x1306 to see if the concert is still on. Students SHOULD know of any cancellations before school is over, but if it gets bad after school, these are your methods of information.

Break a leg! Be precise, be passionate, have fun, and MAKE MUSIC.


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