Pep Band 2017-18 Information

The 2017-2018 Fairbanks
Basketball Pep Band
After-School Rehearsals:
Monday, December 4, 3:00 – 5:15
Wednesday, December 6, 3:00 - 5:15
Attendance is REQUIRED for all band members.

Date - Rehearsal Begins
Tuesday, December 12 - 5:45pm
Friday, December 22 - 6pm (Alumni Welcome)
Tuesday, January 9 - 6pm
Friday, January 19 - 6pm
Saturday, January 20 - 6pm
Friday, January 26 - 6pm (Homecoming)
Friday, February 2 - 6pm
Tuesday, January 13 - 6pm
Friday, February 23 - 6pm (Senior Night)

  • All band members in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in Basketball Pep Band.  Attendance is expected at all rehearsals and performances.
  • There are only two after-school rehearsals.  Other rehearsals are right before our performances.  We will play the 4th quarter of the JV game, in-between games, and during the varsity game.  Band members have the third quarter of the varsity game off.  Games end approximately 9pm, except weeknight games where we stop playing after halftime. Members are expected to stay until the band's conclusion, unless excused in advance.
  • If you join, your attendance and participation is important.  If you cannot attend a performance, please notify Mr. Keller as far in advance as possible. We will rehearse before each game, so you need to be in the band room and ready to play at the report time.
  • Please dress appropriately for each game.  The preferred dress is your basketball band t-shirt, which is provided to you free of charge.  If it is in the wash, please wear school colors…red and white.  Don’t show up in the opposing team’s colors. It's kind of embarrassing.
  • You will be admitted free of charge to games at which we are playing.  Please enter through the front door and sign in at the ticket table.  
  • When on stage, do not play unless we are playing as a group.  Do not play while the game is in progress.  There are only certain times at which we are permitted to play. Band members are expected to stay on the stage and ready to perform during the game.  Non-band students and guests are not permitted to sit in the band seats during the game.
  • Music folders will be distributed soon.  They are on LOAN to you and are to be treated with care and respect.  Please keep the music neat and in numerical order.
  • The sign-up sheet for pep band is on Mr. Keller’s office door beginning on November 6.  Please put your name, instrument, and t-shirt size on the list when you sign up. Please sign up by November 13.
  • Please be on time.  Rehearsals start promptly at the listed times. Games are usually over around 9-9:15.  Please arrange to have your ride to pick you up on time. 
  • Individual practice may be required for you to get down the tunes we play.  It is expected you play your best at all times.  Believe me….people are listening to you!
Remember that you ARE the SIXTH MAN…and can make a difference.  Let's cheer our team on to a VICTORY!


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