Showing posts from September, 2018

FMB Itinerary - Sept. 29

It's going to be a wonderfully busy day! We are officially performing twice on Saturday, September 29! After our contest performance and awards at Tecumseh HS, we will travel to Richwood to perform at the North Union Festival Of Bands!

Here's the itinerary:

12:00 Band Room open
12:45 Load Trailer
1:10 Load Bus
1:15 Depart

2:15 Arrive THS
3:10 Warm Up
4:15 FMB performs
4:30 Eat
6:00 Awards
6:15 Depart for NUHS

7:30 Arrive NUHS
7:45 Perform
8:15 Retreat
8:45 Depart
9:15 Arrive FHS

Boosters will feed members after their performance.

Both shows are in FULL uniform.

If you want concessions at either event, bring money. Bring a small snack for yourself on the bus between THS and NUHS.

As we are performing TWICE this day, we will NOT rehearse before departing for these events.

Google Maps for both sites:

Tecumseh HS

North Union High School

FMB Alumni Band 2018

Once again we will host a Fairbanks Alumni Marching Band on Friday, October 5 at our homecoming game. There has been some continued interest so we are so glad to keep up the tradition of the FAB!

RSVP at this Google Form.

I will need to know at least a week ahead of time who all is coming so I can get you in free and also make sure I have an instrument for you if you are a percussionist/low brass/mellophone.

The tentative schedule is:

5:00pm  FMB rehearses for homecoming at Harmony
5:30pm  Combined bands rehearsal at Harmony
6:15pm  Students dress for pre-game
6:50pm  FMB/Alumni Band perform pre-game
7:00pm  Game starts
8:00pm  Halftime
9:30pm  Game over

*Music will be available for download and a link will be sent to your email address.  The Alumni Band will play The Victors, Alma Mater, Star Spangled Banner, and Seven Nation Army with the FMB at pre-game.

*Uniform for the night will be blue jeans and red tshirt, shirt, jacket, or sweatshirt on top. Feel free to break out your vintag…

5th Band: Assembly and Care of Your Instrument

John, from, knows what he's talking about.  Check out these videos before you assemble your instrument.






Snare Drum:

5th Grade Band Schedule 2018-19

Reminder of the band schedule this week:
Today: Clarinets and Saxophones Tuesday: Trumpets and Trombones Wednesday: Flutes Thursday: Percussion
Starting next week:
If it’s a FIVE day week: Day 1: Flutes Day 2: Clarinets Day 3: Saxophones Day 4: Trumpets/Trombones Day 5: Percussion
If it’s a FOUR day week: Day 1: Clarinets/Saxes Day 2: Flutes Day 3: Trumpets/Trombones Day 4: Percussion
Weeks shorter than 4 days will be dealt with accordingly at that time.
If there is a delay or cancellation, the group for that day will come to band on the FOLLOWING DAY WITH THE NEXT DAY’S GROUP. (Example: if it’s a five day week and there is delay on MOnday, then flutes will come to band on Tuesday WITH the clarinets.

Our Fall 2018 Fundraiser Is Full Of Garbage!

Everyone uses them and everyone needs them. Trash bags help us contain the mess in our life! Why go blah when you can go rah! Bright blue lawn and leaf bags. Yellow and pink garbage bags. Standard white kitchen bags. They are strong and colorful, and support our fine Fairbanks musicians! Stock up on your favorites for the upcoming year.

The music department needs to raise over $6000 with our annual fall fundraiser to support our students with prizes, reward parties, busing to field trips and competitions, sheet music, instruments, and daily supplies.  The music department is the largest student activity group in the school system, serving over 200 students in instrumental and choral music. It is asked that all members of the music department help in this important fundraising endeavor.

Students are asked to sell at least 10 rolls of trash bags, which come in various sizes and colors, and are rewarded with sweet treats as well as gift cards to Wal-Mart or Amazon for their efforts.

If yo…