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FHS BANDS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
April 21-28, 2019
Thursday, May 16: Band Booster Meeting, 7pm at FHS
Tuesday, May 21: Restaurant Night Fundraiser, 3:30-9pm at BOTH Fairfax Five Guys Locations
Friday, May 24: Spring Concert Rehearsal, time TBD
Friday-Sunday, May 24-26: Ride of the Patriots - FIND YOUR BAND POLOS!!
Tuesday, May 28: Spring Concert, 7pm at FHS
Thursday, May 30: FHS Physical Night and FHS Bands Forms Night, time TBD
Friday, May 31: Band Banquet, 6pm at FHS
Monday, June 3: Graduation, 12pm at FHS, report time TBD
If you missed the information meeting, please see Mr. B for an information packet. Info on the fall season marching band from the packet! Intent Form: Please complete your intent form! It is essential that we know the size of next year’s marching band. Our show is custom-designed for our group with the drill (formations) and music tailored to each student and instrument, so an accurate count is essential. We need a firm commitment from everyone regarding their marching band participation so that we may plan accordingly. The earlier we can plan, the better the final product will be! Intent forms are due by June 7, 2019.
Summer 2019 Marching Band Info:
OPTIONAL July rehearsals - Thursdays 6-8pm (July 11, 18, and 25)
Week One of Band Camp: August 5-9, 8am-5pm
Week Two of Band Camp: August 12-16, 8am-8:30pm
Week Three of Band Camp: August 19-23, 8am-5pm
Fall 2019 Marching Band Info: After school rehearsals this fall will be held three times a week
Mondays from 3:30 - 6:00 pm
Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:45 pm
Either Thursdays (6:30 - 8:45 pm) or Fridays (3:30 - 6:00 pm), dependent on the football schedule
Uniform for Ride of the Patriots:
1. BAND Polo shirt pictured here. Everyone in Marching Band was issued a shirt this past fall. PLEASE FIND YOUR BAND POLO SHIRTS NOW! We do not have many extras.
2. Khaki Shorts - finger tip length
3. Tennis Shoes - neutral colors, white/gray/black - no neon, red or multicolored shoes please or black drill masters
4. Socks - black
New Band T-shirt Design Contest:
We will be having a contest to design next year's marching band show shirt; be thinking about your designs! They can be hand drawn or computer designed.
We will be putting out some guidelines about the design within the next few weeks. Mr. B will be vetting the designs, and those chosen will be put to a student vote. The winner will be announced at the banquet. Stay tuned for more contest details soon!
Congratulations to our 2019 Winter Drumline for an excellent season and great performance at the AIA Championships! A big thank you to Tim Perry, our Drumline Director, and his team for their leadership and guidance. It has been our pleasure to work with the kids and see their progression through the season.
With the end of the season comes the sad part of saying goodbye to our Drumline Seniors! We are going to miss them but know they are going to do great things post-graduation!
We are looking forward to next season and being able to take this program to the next level in competition!
Thank you - Richard and Stacey Cash, Drumline Parent Coordinators
Restaurant Night Fundraiser:
We need you!!!
The Booster Board nominations are almost complete, so now it is your turn to volunteer! Just one thing...such as delivering the food for dinner during band camp in Aug., or being a chaperone for the lock-in, or helping with Middle School Night, or being a member of the Pit Crew! Let us know when and how you can help and we will contact you with lots of options!
"March like an Egyptian!"
Looking for Service Hours??? The City of Fairfax Band desperately needs 4-6 student volunteers for its concert on Saturday, May 4 (6:30pm-10pm) at the Ernst Center, NOVA Annandale Campus. Please sign up here: SPRING 2019 – Concerts and Student Volunteer Opportunities.
Parents and students:
Ride of the Patriots! Want to participate in one of the Marching Rebels great traditions? We are looking for parent and student volunteers to help sell water, popcorn, and other treats. If you would like to participate, please sign up here: 2019 Ride of the Patriots May 24-26.
Questions? Email Debbie Bermudez.