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FMB 2017 Drill Assignments

A new numbering system is being used this year so adapt to change. It's going to be as odd for me as it is for you :D
Drill Assignments 2017
Percussion D1 - Jordon D2 - Wyatt D3 - Jacob D4 - Cassidy S5 - Breanna Q7 - Audrey
Winds O1 - Juliet E2 - Grace E3 - Brady B4 - Evan B5 - John B6 - Sam A7 - Kate A8 - David A9 - Mitch A10 - Hunter H11 - Matt H12 - Cole F13 - Rose F14 - Megan F15 - Rache F16 - Ellie F17 - Emma C18 - Taylor C19 - Elizabeth C20 - Gage C21 - Katelyn C22 - Molly T23 - Leanne T24 - Josie T25 - Janelle T26 - Veronique

Band Camp Tips/Rules

Mr. Keller’s Band Camp Tips

1.  Do what needs to be done.  We take the quality of our performances very seriously.  When you are asked to memorize your music…do it.  When it is necessary to put forth additional effort…do it.  When you need to focus your attention on what you are doing…just do it and you will be a better person for it.  I guarantee that there will be no unreasonable demands put on you this week.
2.  Judge your criticism.  Nine times out of ten, suggestions given to you for improvement are accurate and intended as helpful.  Realize we are in this together and that individual effort equals group improvement.  If you feel you are being criticized unfairly, make it known to your section leader, camp staff, or director.
3.  Be responsible for YOU.  Make sure you get sleep and eat right.  Set your alarm clock.  Keep your room clean.  Call your mother.  Wear a watch and be where you are supposed to be when you are supposed to be there.  Don’t rely on others for your accountabili…

FMB Camp Itinerary 2017

Sunday, July 30 3-5 Check In 5:00Dinner 5:45 Camp Meeting 6:15Drill Rehearsal 8:30 Music Checks/Practice 9:30Free time 10:00On Floors 10:30In Rooms 11:00Lights Out
Monday, July 31- through Thursday, Aug. 3 7:00 Doors Open  7:15 Stretch/Fundamentals 7:30Breakfast 8:00Field Rehearsal 11:45Lunch 12:30 Full Music Rehearsal 1:15Sectional Rehearsals 2:00Memorization/Music Checks 3:00 Free Time/Memorization 3:30 Free Time (all) 5:00 Dinner 6:00Field Rehearsal 9:00Social Event 10:00On Floors 10:30In Rooms 11:00Lights Out

Friday, August 4 7:00 Doors Open 7:30Breakfast (optional) 8:15Field Rehearsal 11:45Lunch 12:30 Dress Rehearsal (field) 2:00 Slide Show 3:00Clean/Pack 4:30Warm Up 5:00Show 6:00Check Out
This schedule may be changed.  Listen carefully to directions for changes.

FMB Camp: Last Minute Reminders

1. Bathrooms are not in rooms this year. Corridor bathrooms with private shower stalls and private toilets are provided. There are three bathrooms on our for girls, one for boys, and one for staff.

2.  Check-in is 3-5pm but the earlier you arrive in that window the better. You will have time to settle into your rooms before the camp meeting, dinner, and evening rehearsals.

3.  Camp itineraries will be available at check in. Roughly, doors are open at 7am then stretching at breakfast. Field rehearsal lasts until lunch. Music rehearsals take place in the afternoon. Free time is before dinner. After dinner, we are at the field again until around 8:30. Social events are at 9 M-Th and members are in rooms by 10:30 with lights out at 11pm.

4.  If there is anything you left in the band room and need for camp, the band room will be open Friday 10-noon and Sunday 8am-9am.

5. Don't forget what you need at check in:
*Payment for your balance (Check or MO payable to Fairbanks Mus…

FMB Camp Roommates

Please let me know of any errors or omissions. All band members are housed on the second floor of the New Hall dorm.

216 - Kate, Leanne
217 - Harley, Molly
218 - Emma, Ellie
219 - Rachel, Samantha
220 - Rose, Megan
223 - Katelyn, Veronique
224 - Elizabeth
225 - Janelle, Juliet
226 - Kalor, Grace
227 - Amber, Cassidy
228 - Josie, Taylor
230 - Audrey, Breanna
236 - Chaperone

247 -  Hunter, Brady
251 - Jordon, Evan
254 - David, Mitch
256 - Wyatt, Gage
257 - Matt, Cole
258 - John, Jacob

206 - Mr. Zoppa
207 - Mr. Keller
243 - Mr. Moore
244 - Mr. Montgomery

FMB Update 7/12/17

FMB Update 7/12/17

Here's all the news before we begin the 2017 season:

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.  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 reasonable about summer uniform shoes. I will get your shi…

FMB Camp 2017!

FMB CAMP July 30 thru August 4, 2017
Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
Check-in/Check-out Times/Procedure Camp check in is in the NEW RESIDENCE HALL lobby on Sunday, July 30 from 3-5 PM. (Yes...the dorm is so new that it doesn't have a name yet!) See directions below to find your way there, or view the google map below. The entrance to the parking lot is 70 W. Cassilly St., Springfield, Ohio. If you get lost, call Mr. Keller's cell at 937-243-2031. You will need to check in to get your key and meal pass. You will need to bring your emergency medical form (see below), any money that you owe, and any money for supplies, etc. Check-out is immediately after the End-Of-Camp Show on Friday, August 4, which will be approximately 6 P.M. If your parents are not coming to this show, please arrange your ride for 6:00.
Emergency Medical Form You will need to submit a new emergency medical form for camp, and include and  information that Mr. Keller needs to know, including any prescript…