Showing posts from July, 2011

Fair Parade Today! 7/25

Union County Fair Parade - Monday, July 25, 4:15pm. We will once again start off our performance season at the Union County Fair parade on Monday, July 25th.  Band members need to meet on the South lawn of the Union County Court House, at the corner of 6th and Court streets in Marysville at 4:15pm.  Dress is summer uniform, including your official red band polo, all-black shorts, white socks, and white-ish athletic shoes.  Music for the parade is "The Victors" which is to be memorized.  The parade will commence at 5pm and proceed to the old Marysville Middle school where the parade will end.  Band members will receive free entry to the fair after the parade. Please arrange to be picked up at the end of the parade, as transportation back to the site of the parade start is not provided.

Band Polos/Fair Gate Workers (from Mary Ellen)

Greetings to all!

Was really impressed yesterday with what the band is sounding like. Love the Pirates!!!

Please make sure you check the blog frequently. Band polos will be delivered on Monday at the fair lineup.

Still looking for a 2-9 on Tuesday and Wednesday 2-6. Please consider helping us out, even if it is only 2 hours I will work with you. We have a committment that needs to be filled.


Mary Ellen

Directions to Band Camp

We are in a different dorm this year at FMB camp.  Hayes Hall is being renovated so we will be staying in Welch Hall.  Directions to the Welch Hall parking lot are below.  The layout of the dorm is exactly the same as Hayes but with a much updated common room area.  It is also closer to our practice field and equidistant from the dining hall.  If you get lost on your way to camp, please call my cell for rescue!


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FMB Tshirt 2011

Let me know what you think.  Feedback welcome.  I need to finalize the design by Thursday afternoon.  Click the image to enlarge.

FMB Update from Mary Ellen

Greetings all... need to give an update on band.

1. We are getting ready to order the tshirts for this years band...If any adults would like a shirt I need to have the size by noon on Thursday, July 21. Please either email or text me size at 614-306-4307. Please add your name to the text so I know who to go to . Price is $10.00 if you want 2x or larger we need to add $2.00 per size enlarged. Make checks or money orders out to FMB.

2. Tomorrow morning I will be at the school to make some announcements to the children about band camp and answer any questions they might have. I will also be giving them an invoice with the amount still owed on their band camp fees. Please make sure you ask your child(ren) about them when they get home. All fees must be paid by band camp check-in. Please only bring check or money orders. Cash is not accepted on payments. This is for accounting purposes for both you and the boosters.

3. If you want to fill out the emergency medical papers ahead of time. Go to …

FMB Music 2011 - Sheet Music and Listening

I have almost all of the music for the upcoming season available for download.  Part I of our "Pirates" show was backordered until this week and will be available next week at rehearsal.  Click the link to download your entire folder, including pre-game, cheers, and contest music.

Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Trumpet I
Trumpet II
Baritone TC
Bass Drum
Aux. Perc

Score - Part II
Score - Part III

Also, a reminder that you can listen to your contest music online here:
Pirates - part I
Pirates - part II
Pirates - part III

FMB 2011 Begins!

I sincerely hope everyone had a fun and relaxing month of June and July.  I am looking forward to getting started on the 2011 edition of the Fairbanks Marching Band!  Here are the upcoming events for next week:

Rookie Camp - Monday, July 18, 8am-noon.
The first morning of rehearsal is only for first-year members of the marching band as well as squad leaders. This rehearsal will focus almost entirely on teaching new members about the FMB marching style, including moving at rest, forward marching, backward marching, and instrument carriage.  Members should wear clothes appropriate for the weather.  Shorts, light shirts, socks, and tennis shoes are suitable.  (I would not recommend jeans or long sleeves) You should also bring some sunscreen, sunglasses, and a water bottle.  We will be outside the entire morning.  This is the day you rookies begin your FMB journey, so get a good night's sleep on Sunday night, be on time Monday morning, and be ready to begin the time of your life on Jul…

Band Camp Staff PAS - Important Info

I'm very excited to have you on staff this year with the FMB!  It's going to be a phenomenal year with a great show and a great bunch of band members.  Here is all the info you need for the week of July 29-Aug. 3:
*You need to get to OWU around noon on July 31.  Lunch is not provided so I would grab something before you arrive.  I'll get your key and you can move your stuff into your room.  Directions to Hayes Hall are on the band camp page.  If you get lost, or need more info, call me at my cell at 937-243-2031.  Please feel free to use this number anytime you need.
*After you get moved in, we'll need to dot the field and put up the scaffolding.  Immediately after, we'll have a staff meeting and get ready for campers to move in from 3-5.
*If your PAS is in approved or in progress with no flags, you'll be good to teach camp.  If you're not approved by August 1, there is a possibility that you will not be permitted.  There is also the possibility that you m…

We Need Your Help at the Fair! (From Mary Ellen)

Greetings and hope everyone is enjoying their summer vacation from school!

Needed to get information out to all band parents. Still waiting on Mr. Keller to get me the email addresses of all the new band members. Please if you know of any or have any email addresses to forward this information on to them...PLEASE DO SO! We need as much as help as possible and unfortunately time is short.

Here is what we need.

We have already signed up to work the fair gates at the Union County Fair on Wednesday, July 27th..we still need some volunteers...the bigger issue is, yesterday, I was contacted by the Union County Fair Board to take on Tuesday as well. We need as many parents and members over the age of 15 to help out. Please email or call me at614-306-4307if you can help out.

If needed I can work longer on Wednesday, but I already have a commitment on my calendar for Tuesday that I cannot get out of. Please help out!!!  We can make a lot of money for the band children with little to no effort from…