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FHS BANDS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
February 18-24, 2019
IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK
Monday, February 18: Final Band trip payment due
Thursday, February 21: Five Guys Restaurant Night, 3:30-9pm – SEE FLYER AT THE END OF THE NEWSLETTER
Fundraiser at TWO FAIRFAX LOCATIONS!
Thursday, February 21: Band Booster Meeting, 7pm
We need a nominating committee for next year's board. Please consider volunteering!
Wednesday, February 27: Pre-Assessment Concert Dress Rehearsals, 3:30-6pm
Thursday, February 28: Pre-Assessment Concert, 7pm
It’s an exciting time of year for our program! Preparations for assessment are well underway, with Dr. Tim Robblee of Shenandoah University working with our students on Tuesday, February 19th. Even with the busy-ness of the school year, Fairfax Band students continue to push the envelope: We had thirteen students participate in the highly competitive District 11 Honor Band, with five of them qualifying for a coveted All-State audition spot: Shahab Khan (tuba), Shiv Love (trombone), Ryan Phillips (clarinet), Sophia Rice (clarinet), and Stephen Sim (alto saxophone).
Please don’t hesitate to email me.
Patric Buchroeder, Director of Bands
Fairfax High School
Band Trip Update-
We need one more female chaperone
We will have the finals costs available soon
Parent and student meeting will be in March
Fruit Sales Fund-raiser!
Overall participation was 44%. Our delivery window is 4-9 March, we will be given our exact delivery date shortly and will need to get some volunteers to offload 201 boxes off the truck and stack the orders!
Upcoming Concert Dates:
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 28th @7pm (FHS Auditorium)
Dress Rehearsal/Run through May 24th: 3:30-6pm
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:
Hey students, there's still time and plenty of space for you to help the Fairfax Bands during their February and March concerts. Team up with your bandmates and earn service hours, all while showing your band pride! You don't need to be a bandmember to sign up so if any of your other friends need service hours, they can sign up too! Spread the word!
Please check out the dates and times, and sign up where you can:
Sunday, February 24 (2:30pm-5:30pm)
Friday, March 15 (6pm-7pm)
Saturday, March 16 (6pm-10pm)
Please sign up here: SPRING 2019 – Concerts and Student Volunteer Opportunities.
Coming up in March --- CONCERT BAKE SALE: Stay tuned for more!
For any other volunteering opportunities or questions, please email Debbie Bermudez.