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FHSCB Concert Listening

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Senior Night Notes from Chris Retterer:

Hello all, I wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow night at the football game is senior night.  I have attached the announcement from Mrs. Reed to this email in case you didn't receive the details.    The music boosters has flower corsages for the senior mothers.  We will have them near the concession stand around 6:10.  Hopefully everyone will come out and cheer on our 3 seniors as they play in their last marching band performance!

Thank you to the parents that have volunteered to help in anyway this week, I really appreciate it!
Chris

Parents,

Just a reminder that we will have our Fall Senior Recognition this Friday.

All Parents (along with Cross Country Runners and Golfers) will gather near the concession standat 6:10 p.m. We will head over to the visitors’ 50 yard line about 6:20 p.m. Football Players, Band Members and Cheerleaders will be dismissed by their coach/advisor and will join their parents at 6:25 p.m. at the visitors’ 50 yard line.  We will begin promptly at 6:30 …

Mega Pizza Battle Winners!

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The totals are in and here are the winners in each class in the Fall fundraiser mega pizza battle!
5th Band: Trumpets (7.45 items per person average)
6th Band: Woodwinds (7.09 items per person average)
JHCB Saxes/F.Horns (9.55 items per person average)
FHSCB Saxes/F.Horns (9.57 items per person average)
Thanks to everyone for making this fall fundraiser a successful one!

FMB: Senior Night 10/31

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Itinerary FMB vs. Alder Friday, October 31, 2014
5:30pm    Rehearse
6:00pm    Dress
6:30pm    Senior Presentation
6:50pm    Pre-Game
7:00pm    Game
8:30pm    Halftime*
9:30pm    Game Over

Dress is full uniform plus raincoats. Layer under your uniform as we will not wear raincoats for pre-game or halftime.  Feel free to layer gloves under gloves and hats under hats. Also feel free to bring blankets, coats, or additional layers for while we are in the stands.  Come prepared to stay warm and cozy...or come prepared to be cold and miserable.

Seniors parents need to be at the field no later than 6:15pm.  Seniors need to meet their parents at 6:25.  Please make arrangements with another band member to care for your hat and instrument during the presentation.

Halftime will be senior show. All music needs to be memorized.  We will play homecoming show and contest show in the stands.


Holiday Concert - December 15

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Fairbanks Local Schools
Department of Music
Present the 2014
Holiday Concert
Monday, December 15, 7:00 P.M.

Performing Groups Include:
6th Grade Band
JH Concert Band
Fairbanks Youth Choir
HS Concert Choir
HS Concert Band

*Attendance is required for performers

Proper attire is expected for performers:

Grades 6-8: Dress nicely. No jeans or tennis shoes permitted.  Gentlemen are to wear a tie.  Ladies who choose to wear a skirt should make sure it covers the knees when seated.

High School: Performers are to wear concert black.  Ladies may wear a dress, skirt and blouse, or nice pants outfit and black shoes.  Outfits are to be all black with no colored accents/collars, etc.  Accessories are to be small and gold/silver/pearl.  Gentlemen are to wear black dress shoes, black dress pants, and a long-sleeved, collared, black dress shirt.

This concert is free and open to the public, so spread the word to your family, friends, and neighbors.

6th Band: Concert Listening

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Listen at Stanton's:
Jingle Bells
Up On The Housetop

FMB: Trip to Galion 10/17 UPDATED

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Itinerary FMB @ Galion Friday, October 17, 2014
*NOTE: The trip is apparently much longer than one hour and fifteen minutes so departure time has been revised.  

School Open 3:50pm
Load 4:00pm
Depart 5:00pm
Arrive 6:15pm
Game time 7pm
Halftime 8pm*
Game over 9:30pm*
Return to FHS 11:45pm*
* - Times are approximate

*Dress is FULL uniform including your coat, pants, hat, gloves, and gauntlets.  Wear your drillmaster shoes and black crew (or longer) socks.  Please do not wear any visible jewelry.  Long hair is to be pulled back.  You are to stay in full uniform unless directed by Mr. Keller.  Bring your raincoat.
*The band room is open starting at 4pm.  There is no school on Friday.

*Tonight's show is the HOMECOMING SHOW.  Cheers are also to be memorized.  Stand tunes will be provided for the 4th quarter and do not need to be memorized. We will play "Push It" from memory during the 4th quarter.
*Please remember everything you need for the night, including instrument, uniform parts, shoes, …

FHSCB Auditions 2014

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FHSCB auditions are a little strange this year due to the fact that the first nine weeks grading period ends a week before the football season.  So...here's the deal:
Seating audition information were distributed on Monday, October 13.  All members should have signed up for an audition time by now.
All FHSCB members must report each day to the band room during seventh period beginning on Monday, October 20, which is the first day of the second grading period.
Auditions will take place the week of October 20 during seventh period.  All band members must sign up for an audition time.  Members will not be seated nor receive credit for the class if they do not complete a seating audition.
We will begin rehearing on Monday, October 27.  We have seven weeks to prepare for our Holiday concert on December 15, and we will need every minute of that to prepare the repertoire I have planned.  I'm looking forward to getting started!
Below is a copy of the information that will go home wit…

JH/6th Band Trip to OSU Dec. 5

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All band students in grades 6-8 will be taking a field trip on December 5 to see the OSU Musical Celebration Youth Concert! Click the image below to see the details and even print this permission slip.  The slip and $5 (check to "Fairbanks Band" preferred, cash acceptable in a sealed envelope) must be returned to Mr. Keller by November 7.  9 to 12 parent chaperones are needed and attend free of charge. These chaperone spots are on a first come, first serve basis. Get your slip and money in ASAP!

Click the image to download/view/print

FMB: FES/Circleville 10/16

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Immediately after attendance in home room, band members need to report to the band room to prepare for the concert at the elementary which will begin at 9:30am. We will perform music from pre-game, contest, homecoming show, and senior shows as well as some cheers.
We will depart for Circleville around 10:30am and will return to FHS at 7pm. Band members will have some free time at the show and will need spending money for lunch and dinner. There are also games and rides, so bring an amount of money for your particular spending habits. We will be performing at the 3:30 afternoon parade.
Tolles students are excused from classes on that day, as are all members. Band members are responsible for any make up work, in advance if possible. Please arrange with your teachers to make up quizzes and tests and to turn in homework. I don't want this trip to negatively affect your grade.
It will be a fun and rewarding day for all involved. Please be prepared for this big day!

FMB: Trip to NU 10/10

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Itinerary FMB @ North Union Friday, October 10 2014
Load 5:15pm
Depart 5:45pm
Arrive 6:15pm
Game time 7pm
Halftime 8pm*
Game over 9:30pm*
Return to FHS 10:15pm*
* - Times are approximate

*Dress is FULL uniform including your coat, pants, hat, gloves, and gauntlets.  Wear your drillmaster shoes and black crew (or longer) socks.  Please do not wear any visible jewelry.  Long hair is to be pulled back.  You are to stay in full uniform unless directed by Mr. Keller.  Bring your raincoat.
*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 show is the HOMECOMING SHOW.  Cheers are also to be memorized.  Stand tunes will be provided for the 4th quarter and do not need to be memorized. We will play "Push It" from memory during the 4th quarter.
*Please remember everything you need for the night, including instrument, uniform parts, shoes, raincoat, spending money, and personal items.
*If you are riding h…

UPDATED: JHCB: Listen to Holiday Concert Music

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Wittenberg Audition Workshop

Hello,

I would like to invite your students to participate in our Fall 2014 Music Audition Workshop here at Wittenberg University, in Springfield, Ohio. The event is for singers and instrumentalists who would like to learn how to prepare for college and university admissions/scholarship auditions. Participants will perform an audition, receive written input from a panel of faculty, and learn about the entire audition process.

  Fall 2014 Music Audition Workshop
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
7:00-9:00 pm
  For high school juniors and seniors

Also, students are invited to attend a rehearsal of the Wittenberg Choir and/or the Wittenberg Symphonic Band.

Because of funding provided by the L. David Miller Fund, this event is free. But registration is required.

Complete details and a registration form are on our web page:

www.wittenberg.edu/music/audition-workshop

I hope you will encourage your students to register!

Thank you.

Dr. Daniel Kazez
Professor of Music & Music Admission Coordinator
Wittenberg Univ…

Alumni Band Update

The alumni band will rehearse at 5:15 at the practice field.  Percussion/low brass instruments will be available beforehand in the band room, as will packets of music.  The two pieces we will join the FMB on are the Star-Spangled Banner and Seven Nation Army.  You're welcome to join us on other music in the stands.  You will be admitte free to the game, but your guests  must buy a ticket.  If you can't make the alumni band-only rehearsal at 5:15, we will rehearse WITH the FMB at 5:45 and you can get caught up then.  Pregame starts at 6:50pm.  Can't wait to see you all! Please be sure to wear blue jeans on the bottom and a red shirt or jacket on the top if you can.