Showing posts from May, 2014


I would like to take a moment to sincerely thank each and every band member who gave their best to our fairbanks bands this school year.  The department is strong and our participants are as talented and enthusiastic as ever.  A new level of musicianship is on the horizon and I am very excited about what is to come in the 2014-2015 school year.

But for now...enjoy the summer. Take a break.  Have fun.  PLAY. Once a week or so, please pick up your instrument and PLAY.  Let's pick up in August where we left off in May!
I will be out of the office for the month of June.  Emails and phone calls will be returned eventually but may not be dealt with immediately.  I need a bit of time to recharge my batteries before FMB 2014 kicks off in July.  Most of your questions can easily be answered by visiting this page regularly or by subscribing to the @fairbanksband twitter account.
I will be back in business after the July 4 holiday getting ready for another exciting year.  Have a wonderful S…

BUMP: FHSCB: FHS Graduation May 31

We will say "congratulations" and "farewell" to the class of 2014 on Saturday, May 31, at the 51st annual FHS commencement exercises.  The FHSCB is an integral part of the ceremony and attendance is required for all members. Here's the details:
8:30 - Set up.  Anyone intereted in helping out would be greatly appreciated.  NHS or NJHS service credit is an option. 9:30 - Warm up at Kyre Field.  In the event of rain, the event will be held in the FHS gym.  BE ON TIME. 10:00 - Pomp and Circumstance 10:05 - The FHSCB is featured, playing Call of the Wild.  Seniors will come to the band area to perform. 10:30 - Recessional is Men Of Ohio.  Band members are dismissed immediately after. 10:35 - Tear down.  Anyone able to help put everything away will be greatly appreciated.
Attire for the day is slightly different than our regular concert black:
Gentlemen: Look nice.  No jeans or tennis shoes.  Please wear a tie. Ladies: Look nice.  No jeans or tennis shoes.  Skirts ar…

FMB: Summer Update

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.  I need your size before school is out.  Veterans who need a replacement shirt need to let me know ASAP.  Replacement shirts are $25.  Work on filling out your summer uniform with a pair of all-black 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…

Dublin Youth Brass Band

The Dublin youth brass band is an exciting opportunity for middle and high school students to experience brass banding in a friendly and personalized environment. Click the image below for more information.

FHSCB@Vets - Program (UPDATED)


FHSCB Final Exam

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FHSCB@Vets Poster


Spring Concert 2014 Video

Spring Program 2014 - Proof

The program for the Spring Concert is in draft form. Please check the list of players and make sure your name is on there and it is spelled correctly.  Please let me know ASAP if there are any corrections to be made. Choir titles will be added soon. (click images to enlarge)

Spring Concert - Parent/Performer Info

Fairbanks Music Department’s Annual Spring Concert 2014 Monday, May 12, 7:00 PM – HS Gym
Order of performance: (times are approximate) 5th Grade Band (7:00) 6th Grade Band (7:15) Youth Choir (7:30)  JH Concert Band (7:45)  High School Choir (8:00) High School Concert Band (8:15) Total Concert Time: appx. 1:30
Details for choir members are on Mrs. Cooper's page HERE.

5th Grade Band Get here at 6:30.  You need to be in the middle school cafeteria ready to warm together at 6:40.  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 need to sit with your family for the remainder of the concert.
6th Grade Band: You are to have your instrument and folder and be seated with your family when the concert begins at 7pm.  After the 5th grade band performs, you will take your spots in your seats.  We will warm up with #2 and #18 in your book…