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FMB FC Auditions 5/26

2015 FMB Field Commander Auditions Tuesday, May 26 3:00 P.M. – Band Room Applicants will be judged on performance and personal qualities, and not solely on seniority.The criteria for the audition is the following.
Field Commander 1.Person auditioning must be at least a one-year veteran of the Marching Band. 2.Each applicant must conduct a piece provided by the director, with proper meter, dynamics, etc. 3.Each applicant must show proficiency in marching fundamentals and commands. 4.Each applicant must present a salute. 5.Each applicant must answer one or two questions about his or her experiences and motivations. 6.  Each applicant must submit recommendations from all of their current teachers.

Spring Concert 2015 Videos

UPDATED: 5th/6th Band Schedule For Next Two Weeks

Okay…things have gotten pretty messed up due to 8th DC trip among other things, so here’s the schedule for the next couple weeks:
5th Band Today: Full band – Dress rehearsal Tuesday: I need kids for about 15 minutes 12:25-12:40 (showing concert video and passing out pizza party invitaitons) Wednesday: No band Thursday: Perfect Practice Pizza Party for those who qualify Friday: Percussion
Week of May 18: Monday: Flutes Tuesday: Clarinets/Saxes Wednesday: Trumpet Thursday: Trombones Friday: NO BAND (I’m setting up for FHSCB@Vets)
6th grade band Today: Full band – Dress rehearsal Tuesday: Band cancelled Wednesday: Band cancelled Thursday: Band cancelled Friday: Field Trip
Week of May 18: Monday: Pizza Party for those who qualify Tuesday: Brasses Wednesday: Woodwinds Thursday: Percussion Friday: NO BAND (I’m setting up for FHSCB@Vets)

Notes From President Retterer

Good morning!
First, I want to say THANK YOU !!  to all the families that volunteered goodies for the bake sale last night, we almost sold out !!   And we had so much help during the track concessions with food donations and helpers,  it was an easy job.   We have an awesome group of parents.
Just a reminder:  The regular meeting of the FMB has been moved from tonight to next Tuesday the 19th due to scheduling conflicts.  It will be held at 7pm in the HS Band room.  We look forward to seeing you there.
Have a great day! Chris

Spring Concert Program

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Spring Performance Recap

It's a busy month for the Fairbanks Music Department. Here's links to all the upcoming events:
Spring Concert - May 11
FHSCB@Vets - May 22
FMB Memorial Day - May 25
FHSCB Graduation - May 30

FHSCB: Graduation May 30

We will say "congratulations" and "farewell" to the class of 2015 on Saturday, May 30, at the 52nd 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 interested 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 GOTG.  Seniors will come to the band area to perform. 10:30 - Recessional is King Cotton.  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 are to cover …

FMB: Memorial Day - May 25

Our Memorial Day performance on May 25 is very special to the residents Unionville Center and we again happily contribute to the community celebration. All FMB members are required to participate. Music will include the Victors, National Anthem, and America the Beautiful. Dress is Summer uniform. I will transport percussion, baritone, mellophone, tuba. All other band members will be responsible for transporting their own instrument to and from the parade. (If you forgot your instrument, you can get it at the school at 8:45am)
The day will begin at the Darby Township Building on Cross St. In Unionville and end at the Methodist Church.

8:45am - School is open 9:15 - Warm up 9:40 - Parade begins 10:00 - Memorial service begins 10:45 - Play at Unionville cemeteries 11:00 - Band members dismissed.
Where it all starts:
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FHSCB@Vets - May 22

FHSCB@Vets 2015 Friday, May 22 - 7pm Union County Veteran's Auditorium, Marysville
*This event will be presented at Veteran's Auditorium, 236 W. 6th St., Marysville, Ohio. *Band members need to be in their seats by 6:15 for warm up and tuning. *Dress is regular concert black. *Put your cases backstage and bring only your instrument and music onto the stage. *The best advertising for this event is by WORD OF MOUTH.  Tell everyone you know! *Tickets are available at the door.  Students and adults are $5.  Children under 5 are free.

*The concert will last approximately one hour and will include a 10 minute intermission.

Spring Concert Info 2015

Fairbanks Music Department’s Annual Spring Concert 2015 Monday, May 11, 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 #1 and #18 in your book…