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FHS BANDS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

November 11-18, 2018 

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

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Thursday, November 15:  Band Boosters Meeting at FHS, 7pm

 

     WISE WORDS FROM THE PRESIDENT

Help provide a high-quality musical experience for our children by donating to the Fairfax High School Band Boosters! 100% of your tax-free donation to this non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization will be used to purchase new instruments, uniforms, and transportation to events. There are several ways to give:

 

Make a tax-free donation:

You can donate by: PayPal, credit, or debit card

 

 

 

 

Consider donating to the Boosters as a gift to our favorite band or guard student this holiday season! This is especially convenient for out-of-town relatives looking for a meaningful gift for your child.

Checks payable to:

FHS Band Boosters

3501 Rebel Run Fairfax, VA 22030

We also gladly accept matching donations from corporate employers.

 

Contribute through the combined federal campaign:

If you are a federal employee, consider including us in your CFC donation this year. Find us in the "Local" part of the "National Capital Area Charities" list

Code #37192

 

Shop using Amazon Smile:  When you use https://smile.amazon.com/ for your Amazon purchases, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price when you designate the "Fairfax High School Band Boosters" as your charity of choice. Note: other than logging into the smile.amazon website, your shopping experience on Amazon or Amazon Prime is still the same. Set up your account now!  Spread the word and tell all your friends who shop on Amazon!!

     Jaimee Nygaard, Band Booster President

BAND ACTIVITIES

Uniform News:

UNIFORM FITTINGS FOR TUXES AND DRESSES WILL BEGIN THIS WEEK!

 

RETURNING BOYS - CHECK YOUR CLOSETS FOR YOUR WHITE TUX SHIRTS!

Please try them on to see if they still fit. If they don’t fit, we’ll need to order you a new one.

 

BOYS - FRESHMEN AND ROOKIES – A white tux shirt is part of your concert band uniform. The cost of a new shirt is $25 each and can be paid for on My School Bucks. We do have a small supply of clean, used shirts. If you wish, we will try to fit you with one of those and there is no charge for those shirts.

 

DONATIONS:

WHITE TUX SHIRT DONATIONS – if you’ve outgrown your white tux shirt, we’ll take them as a donation (we’ll even wash them!)

 

DRILL MASTER DONATIONS – if you’ve outgrown your drillmasters or are a senior and would like to donate them to FHS band…we’ll take them!!!

Uniform information :  Wear and Care Requirements

Please let us know if you have any questions email Claudia Dwass or Deb Hertz

PARENT'S CORNER

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Volunteer Corner:

Hey band students, do you need service hours? The Fairfax Bands need you for the upcoming December concert and rehearsal dates:

December 2 (2:15pm-5:30pm)

December 21 (4pm-6pm)

December 22 (5:30pm-9pm)

 

Please sign up here: December 2018 - Concerts & Student Volunteer Opportunities

 

BAKE SALES UPDATE: We have two wonderful volunteers lined up for bake sales in February and March. We would love to host a bake sale at the December 22nd City of Fairfax Band Concert at FHS! If you are interested in helping the band boosters with this, 

PLEASE email Jaimee Nygaard or Debbie Bermudez.

Thank you!

Questions?  Email Debbie Bermudez, V.P. Volunteers

FHS Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Spring Trip, Orlando, FL, March 20-24, 2019:

Payment Schedule

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: www.MySchoolBucks.com

COMING UP:

November 19:  $300 Orlando trip payment #2 due

December 11:  Winter Concert at FHS, 7pm

December 20:  Band Booster Meeting at FHS, 7pm

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Fairfax High School Bands

Fairfax, VA

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