Showing posts from February, 2013

Music At Miami Day - April 3

Music at Miami Day is April 3 for sophomores and juniors.  Click the pic for more details.

Mid-Year Concert Poster


Tiffin ProMusic Camp June 18-22

Tiffin University's 14th Annual
ProMusic Camp
for Students & Teachers
June 18-22 - Tiffin University

For Students...
- contemporary a cappella
- pop, jazz, r&b and soul singing
- songwriting
- studio engineering & production
- voice, keyboard, bass, guitar, and drum lessons
- viral video production
- beatmaking & turntablism
- beatboxing & vocal percussion
- a cappella arranging
- optional undergraduate credit available
- open to all high school and college students

Registration & Info:

Mid-Year Concert - March 5, 7pm.

Fairbanks Music Department’s Annual Mid-Year Concert 2013Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 7:00 P.M.
Order of performance: High School Choir Junior High Concert Band High School Concert Band
Information for Performers:
HS Choir: Follow instructions from Mrs. Cooper.
JH Concert Band: You need to be seated with your family with your instruments and folder ready to watch the high school choir at 7PM.  Immediately after the High School Choir’s program, go promptly to your performance seats on the gym floor. We will warm up and then play Chorale I 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 JHCB, take your seat on the gym floor and we will warm there.  If you are sharing with …

FMB: Thoughts on DCI... (comments welcome)

The Dublin DCI show is on Tuesday, July 30, which is Tuesday night of band camp this year.  What I would like to propose is eating dinner that day, then loading up on a bus and heading to Coffman HS and watch the show which features several top 12 corps including Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Stars, Blue Knights, and Troopers.  We'd watch the show and return back at camp at around 11pm.  The catch is that tickets for the event, even with the group discount, would still be $25 each.  I really don't want to raise the band camp fee unless it's absolutely necessary.

So my question to you is: If I pay $10 of your ticket and for the bus out of my band account, would you be willing to pay the remaining $15 to see the DCI show either as an addition to your band camp fee or as a separate payment?  Comments are welcome from both members and parents.

Please comment below....

And if you don't know what DCI's THIS:

Local DCI Events This Summer

Drum Corps International (DCI) is an organization of drum and bugle corps from around the globe that perform and compete every summer in the "marching arts."  If you've never been to a show, you should go to one this summer. It will be a wonderfully eye-opening and entertaining experience!  Here are shows within a few hours of Fairbanks.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at

June 22 - Akron, OH
June 23 - Bowling Green, OH
June 25 - Fairfield, OH
July 30 - Dublin, OH
August 5 - Centerville, OH
August 6 - Massillon, OH
August 8-10 - DCI Prelims, semifinals, finals - Indianapolis, IN

Trumpet Scholarship Opportunity at Tiffin

We are looking for trumpet players looking to major in commercial
music performance, music industry, criminal justice, business,
communication, education, psychology, or arts administration.

The Tiffin University Music Department has LARGE scholarships
available for these majors and non-majors alike.

Please let me know if you have any students who are interested.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Ali Rees
Tiffin University Music Department
155 Miami Street
Tiffin OH 44883

Tiffin ProMusic Festival Apr. 11-13

Click image to enlarge for details..

Congrats, Soloists!

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding performances at this past weekend's District 15 OMEA Solo and Ensemble contest at Westerville North HS: Gabby A., Emily A., Kaitlin C., Hannah D., Monica F., Alex H., Natalie O., Nadia P., Tori R., and Neil Y.. Special congratulations go to Tori (French horn) and Gabby (soprano) who earned the highest rating of "superior" on their solos! Thanks to everyone for their hard work and dedication. Mrs. Cooper and I are proud of you all!

Best App Ever: Practice Time

Need hard evidence and statistics to show that your practice time is paying off? $1.99 will do the trick with this timer that listens to you and tracks exactly how many seconds, minutes, hours, days, and weeks you've been practicing.  (via TUAW aka "The Unofficial Apple Weblog")

FMB Parent Meeting April 4, 7pm.

There will be a meeting for parents of 2013 marching band members on Thursday,  April 4, at 7pm in the high school band room.  This meeting will only last a brief time but will cover some very important topics relating to you and your FMB member.  I need at least one parent of every marching band member to attend, including rookie AND veteran parents.  After this meeting, you may also pay your band camp deposit and ask questions that you need answered from the boosters and Mr. Keller.  Please mark you calendars and plan on attending.  If you cannot attend on this date and time, please contact Mr. Keller to arrange an individual conference so this important conversation can take place.  It is imperative that a representative of your family attend this short meeting on April 4.  Thank you, moms and dads, for your continued support of our fine Fairbanks musicians!

Solo & Ensemble - Accompanist Rehearsals

Here's the best I've been able to do with everyone's schedules:

Wednesday 2/13
4:00 - Hannah (Oliver)
4:30 - Alex (Oliver)
5:00 - Natalie (Katie)
5:30 - Monica (Katie)
6:00 - Emily (Neil)

Thursday 2/14
3:00 - Tori (Katie)

Please let me know ASAP if this absolutely WILL NOT WORK for you. I'm juggling the schedule of students/accompanists/director and am doing the best I can.  Please let me know if this needs adjusting.

Solo & Ensemble Final Info

Here are the tentative times for OMEA solo and ensemble contest on Saturday, February 16.

6:15am - Load Bus
6:30am - Bus leaves FHS
7:20am - Arrive WNHS

Performance Times/Rooms:
8:00 - Hannah D. (Room 123)
8:10 - Natalie O. (Room 121)
8:20 - Nadia P. (piano) (Room 312)
8:30 - Alex H. (Room 116)
8:50 - Neil Y. (Room: Auditorium)
9:00 - Tori R. (Room 251)
9:10 - Monica F. (Room 127)
9:12 - Gabby Alband (Room 132)
9:20 - Kaitlin C. (Room 137)
9:28 - Nadia P. (vocal) (Room 137)
9:50 - Emily A. (Room 117)

10:30 - Depart for home
11:15 - Arrive FHS

General Reminders:

*Dress nicely.  Concert attire is not required but you should look your best. No jeans or tennis shoes. Gentlemen should wear a tie.

*Scales will be required of piano and wind players. Pianists must memorize their scales.  Winds must play a chromatic scale plus a major scale chosen by the judge. Clarinets (only) must play two octaves.

*Get to your warm up room at least 30 minutes before your performance.

*Get to your performan…

PSA: Saving For College Feb. 13

The Fairbanks counseling department will be hosting a parent information night on saving for college. I know, college seems a long ways away! But, Mrs. Studenmund has shared that the comment she most often hears from parents is that they wish they had started planning and saving sooner.

So, on Wednesday, February 13th at 6:00 pm, we will be hosting a "saving for college" information night in the elementary cafeteria. Speakers will be Betsey Rickel from the Ohio Tuition Trust and Chuck Lehman, financial planner.

Childcare will be provided. We anticipate the session lasting approximately 45 minutes.

I just wanted to send an extra note to elementary parents to say, "Yes, this night really is for you!" :)
Please contact me if you have any questions!

Thank you!

Mrs. Kendra Elliott
School Counselor
Fairbanks Elementary School

Solo & Ensemble Times

Here are the tentative times for OMEA solo and ensemble contest on Saturday, February 16.

6:15am - Load Bus
6:30am - Bus leaves FHS

Performance Times:
8:00 - Hannah D.
8:10 - Natalie O.
8:20 - Nadia P. (piano)
8:30 - Alex H.
8:50 - Neil Y.
9:00 - Tori R.
9:10 - Monica F.
9:12 - Gabby Alband
9:20 - Kaitlin C.
9:28 - Nadia P. (vocal)
9:50 - Emily A.

10:30 - Depart for home
11:15 - Arrive FHS

PSA: Drug Awareness Seminar for Parents

ATTENTION PARENTS: The Union County Sheriff’s Office, the Union County Multi Agency Drug Enforcement (M.A.D.E.) Task Force and the Fairbanks School District presents: Drug Awareness for Parents, Saturday, February 23, 2012 from 1 – 5 PM - HAS BEEN CANCELLED!.