Bump: Spring Concert - Info for Performers and Parents

Fairbanks Music Department’s Annual
Spring Concert 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 7:00 PM – HS Gym

Order of performance: (times are approximate)
5th Grade Band (7:00)
Paytie – Piano Solo
6th Grade Band (7:15)
High School Choir (7:30)
Junior High Concert Band (7:45 PM)
High School Concert Band (8:05)
Total Concert Time: appx. 90 minutes

5th Grade Band
Get here at 6:30. You need to be in the high school cafeteria ready to warm together at 6:40. Please leave your cases in the band room. Mr. Keller will be back to get you to perform at about 7:15. 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 need to sit with your family for the remainder of the concert.

6th Grade Band:
Get here at 6:40. You need to be in the middle school cafeteria ready to warm together at 6:50. Please leave your cases in the band room. Mr. Keller will be back to get you to perform at about 7:15. 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 need to sit with your family for the remainder of the concert.

HS Choir:
You need to be seated with your family ready to watch the 5th grade band at 7:00. After the 5th grade band performs (about 7:15), you need to slip out the back door and gather in the middle school cafeteria to warm up. Manuela is the boss so do what she says. I will be there to get you at approximately 7:30 and we will file to the gym. After we perform, we will stay in the gym. Do NOT go back to the band room until after the concert is over. You need to sit with your family for the remainder of the concert.

JHCB
You need to be seated with your family ready to watch the 5th grade band at 7:00. After the HS choir performs (appx. 7:45), take your spots on stage for a brief warm up, followed by our performance. After we perform, we will stay in the gym. Take your instrument with you, or put it in the back of the room. Do NOT go back to the band room until after the concert is over. You should sit with your family for the remainder of the concert.

HS concert band:
Be seated with your family and with your instrument and music when the concert begins at 7:00. After the JH concert 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.

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 teardown crew, please be stay and help fold chairs and move equipment. Bonus points are available.
  • 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. This is more than just a performing opportunity – it is also a LISTENING and LEARNING opportunity!
  • All band and choir members must sit with their family when not performing. We have had problems with misbehavior when students sit together in the reserved section.
  • There will be a parent chaperon in each of the off-site warm up rooms. What they say goes. Please treat them as you would Mr. Keller.


Attire:
5th/6th/JH Band – Gentlemen are to wear nice pants, dress shoes, shirt and tie. No jeans or tennis shoes are permitted. Ladies are to wear a dress, skirt and blouse, or nice pants outfit. I respectfully ask that skirts cover the knees when seated. 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 perfectly acceptable accessories. Keep earrings small and non-distracting. Look classy.

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