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FHS BANDS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
September 30-October 7, 2018 RESTAURANT NIGHT!
IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK
Tuesday-Thursday, October 9-11: After-school rehearsals at FHS, 3:30-6pm
Tuesday, October 9: Restaurant Night Fundraiser at Freddy's, 3:30-8:30pm
Friday, October 12: Pep Band travels to Robinson, 5:15pm report time
Restaurant Night at Freddy's:
Stop by Freddy's for dinner between 3:30-8:30pm. Be sure to mention you are with the FHS Band and we'll get a portion of the proceeds! Tell your friends!
Friday, October 12, Away Game SCHEDULE:
Bring your summer uniform to school Friday morning, if you are not going home after school. Eat dinner before report time. Bring your water bottle. There will be no concessions until the 3rd quarter.
5:15 PM: ALL MB MEMBERS report to FHS band room put on summer uniform, (band polo, khaki shorts or blue jeans - no holes or ripped jeans) prepare to load buses/truck (flutes and clarinets go on the bus; larger instruments go on the truck)
5:30 PM: Adult chaperones and volunteers report to FHS and meet in band room for instructions
5:45 PM: Load buses 5:55 PM: Band truck/minivans leaves FHS for Robinson
6:00 PM: Buses leave FHS for Robinson
6:30 PM: Buses and truck arrive at Robinson
• Buses will follow Robinson SS directions for unloading and parking.
• Band members will exit buses with items needed to perform, water bottle and money for concessions. This includes instruments out of cases, music, lyres, etc.
6:45 PM: Move to seats in the stadium, with instruments
7:00 PM: Football game begins!
Halftime: With 4 minutes left in 2nd quarter, all band members move to the home team side of the field to watch Robinson Band’s show
3rd Quarter: Enjoy concessions! Return to seats by 1 minute left in 3rd quarter
9:30 PM: When football game ends, exit stadium to truck, load instruments, load buses
10:00 PM: Leave Robinson for FHS
10:30 PM: Approximate return to FHS
-Please make sure Mr. Buchroeder knows if you are NOT attending the away game. We are assuming everyone is going unless your student has spoken with Mr. Buchroeder.
-If your student is not going back to Fairfax HS on the bus at the end of the game, notify Mr. Buchroeder and student and parent must speak with their bus chaperone before leaving.
-We will ask the students to text parents when we leave Robinson SS. Also, Charms and Facebook will be updated as we leave. Please make sure you know how your student is getting home. No students are allowed to walk home, unless a parent accompanies them.
-In case of an emergency, please call or text Jaimee Nygaard 703-389-9999
Robinson Secondary School
5035 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 map
-Gates open at 6:30 pm – At large HS events, parking can be challenging, please plan ahead.
-7:00 pm Kick-off
-$6?? (not sure) cash entrance fee
-Concessions available, cash only
Volunteer at the next competition or home game! Sign Up Genius
Questions? Email Debbie Bermudez, V.P. Volunteers
Congratulations to the tubas who found a perfect way to take good care of their jackets during 3rd quarter! If you are not a tuba...please remember to fold your jackets inside out (black silk lining showing, blue inside) when you leave them in the stands.
THIS WEEK: Away game pep band uniform - JEANS and BAND POLOS
NEXT COMPETITION - JMU OCTOBER 20th – Full Uniform-please let us know of any uniform issues NOW so we have time to fix them. You want to look extra sharp at JMU!
Please let us know if you have any questions! Email Claudia Dwass or or Deb Hertz
October 18: Band Booster Meeting at FHS, 7pm
October 20: JMU Parade of Champions (Band Competition)
October 23: Masquerade concert with orchestra, 7pm at FHS
October 26: Home Football game vs. South County (Middle School night)
October 28: Mosby Woods Parade
November 2: Home Game vs Woodson (Senior night)
November 3: VBODA (Band Competition)
November 3: End of Season band party
November 15: Band Booster Meeting at FHS, 7pm
December 11: Winter Concert at FHS, 7pm
December 20: Band Booster Meeting at FHS, 7pm