Fairbanks Marching, Concert, and Pep Bands - Milford Center, Ohio
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Bands: Listening for Spring Concert
Much can be learned by listening to your music before we rehearse. Not only can you become familiar with difficult rhythms, keys, and tempo changes, but you can also hear how the professionals deal with balance, blend, intonation, and phrase shaping. All of these are streaming media and can be accessed by any computer, including many smartphones and the iPad. There's not reason (or excuse) to not have a listen before we dig into these great pieces next week!
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 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…