Showing posts from August, 2014

FMB Parents: Tickets for MU Band Day

UPDATE: (From Donna Y.) "Hi, there is a trick to purchasing the tickets. You have to choose Group Tickets. Then Event. When it pulls up the different games choose the Miami vs EK and click it on. The next screen go to the middle area of that screen and in small print it will ask if you have a passcode for a group purchase. Enter the passcode: BANDDAY2014 and it will immediately take you to a purchase screen. Then purchase the number of tickets. They are $10 plus tax each. When making your purchase you can choose to print off the tickets or pick them up at the stadium. I printed mine. "

Hello Band Day Parents! Here are instructions on how to order tickets for Miami University's 2014 Band Day:
1)  Go here -
2)  In the "Group Sales Password/Promo Code:" box enter "BANDDAY2014"
3)  Select the quantity of tickets needed in the drop down…

5th Grade Band - Important Dates

Friday, September 12  Demonstration for Students
Tuesday, September 16-  Friday, September 19  Fittings for Interested Students
Thursday, September 25  Parent Meeting 7pm - HS Cafe
Tuesday, September 30 Fundraiser Kick-Off
Week of October 6
Classes Begin
(do you like the ninjas?)

FMB: Itinerary for Ben Logan 8/29

FMB @ Benjamin Logan Friday, August 29, 2014 Itinerary
Load 5:20pm Depart 5:50pm Arrive 6:30pm Game time 7:30pm Halftime 8:30pm* Game ends 10:00pm* Return to FHS 10:45pm* *-times are approximate
*Dress is SUMMER uniform including your band polo, black shorts, white socks, and white-ish shoes.  Please do not wear any visible jewelry.  Long hair is to be pulled back.  
*The band room is open and supervised after school.  Food will be served.  Please be on your best behavior if you are staying after.
*Tonight's music is Part 1, 2, and 3.  We will march and play the entire show for halftime.  Cheers are also to be memorized.  Stand tunes will be provided for the 4th quarter and do not need to be memorized.
*Please remember everything you need for the night, including instrument, uniform parts, shoes, spending money, and personal items.
*If you are riding home from the game with a parent, you need to give a note to Mr. Keller BEFORE we depart FHS.  If you are not riding the bus home, you MUST be trav…

Pics from "Meet The Teams" Night

Pics from "Meet The Teams Night" are on the picture page!

Alumni Marching Band - October 3

For the first time EVER, we will host a Fairbanks Alumni Marching Band on Friday, October 3 at our homecoming game. There has been some interest for years, but the pieces are finally falling into place for this to finally happen and we couldn't be more excited!

The best place for alumni to keep up with the goings on of this big event is on the Facebook event page, where they can RSVP and keep up to date with changes as the date draws nearer.  I will need to know at least a week ahead of time who all is coming so I can get you in free and also make sure I have an instrument for you if you are a percussionist/low brass/mellophone.

The tentative schedule is:

4:45pm  FMB rehearses for homecoming at Harmony
5:15pm  Alumni Band music rehearsal at Harmony
5:45pm  Combined bands rehearsal at Harmony
6:15pm  Students dress for pre-game
6:50pm  FMB/Alumni Band perform pre-game
7:00pm  Game starts
8:00pm  Halftime (Alumni Band will join for one song)
9:30pm  Game over (FMB will play Les Mis…

UPDATED: FMB Leadership Team - Aug 22

The Fairbanks  Marching Band leadership team (squad leaders and seniors) will be attending a leadership seminar  on Friday, August 22 at Dublin Coffman High School 6:30-8:30pm.  The speaker is nationally renowned and long established speaker Mr. Fran Kick.  The workshop fee is paid so there is no cost to attendees.

UPDATE: Transportation will be provided. We will load at FHS at 4:45pm and depart at 5pm for Dublin. We will stop at the Perimeter loop area for dinner (I'm thinking Chipotle) - please bring money for food. After the event, we will head back to FHS and arrive around 9:15pm.

*Bring something to write on and write with. (notepad and pen or pencil)

Booster Officers 2014-2015

Thank you so much for the tremendous turnout and interest at tonight's Fairbanks Music Boosters meeting.  Meetings are now regularly set for the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the FHS band room.

Congratulations to the booster officers for the upcoming year who were elected at tonight's meeting!

President: Chris Retterer
Vice President: Mark Whatley
Treasurer: Mike Carter
Secretary: Michelle Fox

FMB Tshirts For Purchase

Due to popular demand, we will be placing a second FMB T-shirt order for parents, family, and friends.  Shirts are just like the ones the FMB members wear!  Please indicate number of shirts and sizes below.  Shirts are $15 each. Please attach payment in the form of check or money order and deposit in the booster mailbox no later than Friday, August 22 so shirts can be delivered by our first home game on September 5.  Click the order form to download one. Forms will be sent home with students on August 13 as well.

Miami Band Day - Sept. 6

The FMB will travel to Oxford, Ohio, for the re-invention of their annual Band Day.  A tradition that dated back to the 1960's was phased out by the athletic department a few years back, but by popular demand it is being revived.  We will head out in the morning and arrive at 11:15 and rehearse with the Miami band and a dozen other high school bands.  We'll get to perform to tailgaters prior to the game then be a part of the festivities as Miami kicks off their home season against Eastern Kentucky University.  We'll return home after the game and be back at FHS around 8pm.  More details will become available as we draw nearer to the event.

Band members will get printed music during the first week of school, but can download it in advance, as well as listen to a recording of the arrangements and play along at the Miami Band Day site.

Listen: Classic - Happy

Band members who were previously committed to Honda Family Day events are excused from this event, although welcome a…

Booster meeting 8/12

Good Monday morning!
Can you believe that the FMB is already off and running?!!  That means school is just around the corner!
First off we want to thank all of you for a successful band camp !  Check-in and Check-out were super easy this year!  Thank you all!!
We have a regularly scheduled booster meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 12 at 7pm in the band room.  We are in desperate need of bodies at this meeting so that we can nominate and vote in new officers for this season.  Without a full roster of booster members, we will be unable to continue the booster organization and that will only hurt the band kids.  
Currently, the boosters provide food, drink and chaperones for the football games and contests that the kids attend.  We also run the band hut on the football field during the home games to raise money for the band/music programs.  This money is used for band camp scholarships and we are saving for the next new set of uniforms.  Many of you signed up for drinks and/or food for t…