© 2018 Fairfax High School Bands All Rights Reserved
FHS BANDS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
January 6-13, 2019 New Year, New Info!
Happy New Year! I hope that your holidays were fun and relaxing. Now that we’re beginning the new year (and the last half of the school year!), it’s time for some calendar and money updates for the band program.
UPCOMING CONCERT DATES
Please mark your calendars with the last three concert dates for the year. These dates require mandatory attendance for class grades and include Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble.
Pre-Assessment Concert: February 28th @ 7:00pm (FHS Auditorium)
Dress Rehearsal/Run through February 27: 3:30 - 6 p.m.
VBODA Assessment: March 15th/16th @ TBD (Centreville HS)
Dates/Times are TBD, but have generally followed:
March 15: Concert Band (during school day, extending through afternoon)
March 16: Symphonic and Wind Ensemble TBD
Spring Concert: May 29th @ 7:00pm (FHS Auditorium)
Dress Rehearsal/Run through May 28: 3:30-6 p.m.
Please note that there is NO boot camp scheduled for Jan. 26. According to Mr. B, “Every band class from now until assessment is boot camp.”
SAVE THE DATES FOR MARCHING BAND
Great news that the 2019 marching band show is in the final stages of show design! Mark your calendars with the summer schedule now.
Summer Marching Clinics on Tuesday in July (July 9, 16, 23, 30)
Attendance is expected
Exact schedule/times TBD
Contact Mr. B regarding conflicts & questions
Please sign into myschoolbucks and pay class fees for concert, symphonic, wind ensemble and jazz bands. These fees are already PAST DUE. Students will receive invoices in class this week for these fees.
Fees are due now. Make sure your payments are up-to-date!
ORLANDO SPRING TRIP
The third payment of $200 is due on January 21. Mr. B will post an updated roster of those students whose forms and fees have been collected.
FHS Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Spring Trip, Orlando, FL, March 20-24, 2019:
October 15, 2018 $100.00 Non-refundable*
November 19, 2018 $300.00
January 21, 2019 $200.00 Non-refundable**
February 18, 2019 Balance Non-refundable***
TOTAL approx. $850
*Deposit is non-refundable. If a student needs to withdraw from the trip, notification must be received prior to January 21st, 2019.
**After this date, the trip becomes a financial obligation.
*** No student will be allowed to board the bus for the trip unless the class fee and trip fee is paid in full.
All payments are to be made via: