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HSM Pit - Schedule

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Keyboard 1 - Erin; Keyboard 2 - Kaitlin; Guitar - James M.; Bass - James Y.; Drums - Wyatt. Conductor - BK.

ALL MUSICIANS ARE TO BE AT ALL REHEARSALS UNLESS EXCUSED IN ADVANCE. (And it needs to be a very good excuse)

Conflicts with athletics will be worked out between Mr. K and your coach and you must follow the schedule given to you.

You MAY NOT miss any rehearsals during tech week for any reason unless you are dead. :-P

Dress is all black for performances.

Pit only rehearsals:
(3:15-5:30) Mon/Wed
Feb 27, March 1
March 6, March 8
March 13, March 15
March 20, March 22

Spring Break:
NO REHEARSALS
(Practice, practice, practice!)

PUTTING IT TOGETHER WEEK AT FHS
April 3 - Full Rehearsal at FHS 3-6pm
April 4 - Full Rehearsal at FHS 3-6pm
April 5 - Full Rehearsal at FHS 3-6pm
April 6 - Full Rehearsal at FHS 3-6pm
April 7 - Full Rehearsal at FHS 3-6pm

PRE-TECH WEEK AT VETS
April 10 - Moving Day 3:15-6pm
April 11 - Full Dress Rehearsal @ Vets 4:30-7pm
April 12 - Full Dress Rehearsal @ Vets 4:30-…

Band Supplies 2016-2017

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The music department will no longer be selling supplies nor placing orders to music stores. The finances and logistics have just become too cumbersome. Band members in grades 6-12 are responsible for being prepared for every class with their own supplies. My recommendations from experience are listed below. Vandoren reeds are, on the whole, 1/2 grade firmer than others, so be sure you ask me which strength is right for you before you order.

I will no longer be providing tenor and baritone sax reeds free of charge. Students playing these instruments will be provided an instrument to play free of charge, but are responsible for purchasing their own reeds.

You can always buy supplies from your local music dealer:

Buckeye Brass and Winds - Map
J&L Music - Map
Music Arts Centers - Locations

Your may also choose to order online, especially if you have something like Amazon Prime.

Here are the recommended supplies for brass/wind/percussion players (and links to these items)

Clarinet reeds:

FHSCB: Contest March 3

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FHSCB at OMEA Contest Friday, March 3, 2017 Thomas Worthington High School Performance Time: 4:30pm
Itinerary:
1:45 - Dress, load Trailer/Bus
2:15 - Depart for TWHS
3:00 - Arrive TWHS
3:45 - Warm Up
4:30 - Perform
4:50 - Sight Read
5:40 - Load trailer, meet in cafeteria, eat
6:00* - Receive rating
6:15* - Depart for home
7:00* - Arrive FHS

*Change into your concert attire during school before we depart.  Regular concert black is the code. Please do not let your attire be a distraction to the performance.
* If you wish, you will be able to eat  after our performance at approximately 5:15pm at the concession stand.  Bring spending money if you choose. 
*Please remember all of your materials including instrument, reeds, mouthpiece, neckstrap, etc.
*If you're riding home with a family member, I need a signed parent note by 2:15pm before we leave.
*The event is free and open to the public for moms, dads, family, and friends of the FSHCB. No audio or video recording of any kind is permit…

Mid-Year Concert - March 6

Fairbanks Music Department’s Annual Mid-Year Concert 2017 Monday, March 6, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
Order of performance: Youth Choir 6th Grade Band Junior High Concert Band High School Choir High School Concert Band
6th Grade Band You need to be seated with your family with your instruments and folder ready to watch the Youth Choir at 7PM.  Immediately after the Middle School Choir’s program, go promptly to your performance seats on the gym floor. We will warm up on #159 and #18 in your book and then perform our program.  After we are done, we’ll file out and then you will sit in with your family.   Do NOT go back to the band room.  After the HS concert band has concluded their program, you are free to go.
JH Concert Band: You need to be seated with your family with your instruments and folder ready to watch the Youth Choir at 7PM.  Immediately after the 6th grade band’s program, go promptly to your performance seats on the gym floor. We will warm up and then play a chorale and then perform our p…