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Fairfield Tempo Club
Written by Denise Reier


September 12 from 9:30 until 4:00. 

Students in grades 7 to 12, involved in the Orchestra, Band and Choir programs at Fairfield City Schools will be going door-to-door handing out their 2015/2016 Fine Arts Calendars.  These calendars detail the performance schedule for the entire school year for all performing ensembles.  Tempo Club, the Music Booster Organization for Fairfield, organizes Calendar day as a service to the community and as one of their largest fundraisers for the year.  The calendars themselves are free but donations are most welcome. 

Kids will be going to homes in the city and township ringing doorbells as they deliver the calendars.  Even if there is no answer, a calendar will be left at the house with information on how donations can be made.  We ask those in the Community to be aware that there will be a lot of kids walking the neighborhoods that day and safety is our first priority.  Second, we simply hope you enjoy the calendar and use it to plan your attendance for the many concerts and activities contained within.  Lastly, we ask that you consider a donation to the Tempo Club.  As mentioned earlier, Calendar Day is one of our largest fundraisers.  Monies raised are used for music purchases, instrument repairs, and on-going costs associated with the operation of the Music Programs in the Fairfield City School District.


School is starting, and it's time to pick up the tempo (get it?) as our music groups get back in the swing of things!  Fairfield City School District music events can now be found listed for each month on the consolidated calendar at the top of the Tempo website.  Find out when you can check out the awesome FHS marching band at a football game, see the first orchestra concert of the year, or have breakfast with Santa and Pure Elegance show choir.  Check it out!
Checkout the BAND tab at the top of the Tempo Club website for links to all the 2015 Marching Band forms and information, including the FHS Marching Band Handbook.
Congratulations to the winners of the Tempo Club Scholarship from the FHS Class of 2015: Jeanette Accorinti, Connor Bernard, Gabe Chester and Graham Holthaus. Congratulations also go out to the winners of the Tri-M Scholarships, Ryan Newsom and Michelle Spille. 
Officers for the 2015-16 school year were elected at the May 4 Tempo Club meeting:

President – Cindy Thompson
Vice President – Angie Sansone (2nd year of Cindy's term)
Publicity – Connie Roetker
These women join our existing officers:
Treasurer - Gale Goodman
Ways & Means - Michelle Stokes
Secretary - Rhonda Kreiner
Bookkeeper - Sharman Rhodus

Congratulations to Drum Majors for the 2015-16 Marching Band Season
Congratulations to our 2015 FHS Marching Band Drum Majors! We had a great day of auditions this past Friday, March 27th. We are proud to announce that these three students will be leading our band next season!
Gianna McNeil
Grayson Myers
Noah Stover
Congratulations go out to them and to all that auditioned!
Congratulations to Show Choirs in Virginia
The Fairfield Show Choirs swept the competition at the Hampton Roads Stage and Show Choir Invitational in Virginia the last weekend of March.  Pure Elegance won Grand Champions for Class A Womens Division. Choraliers tied forGrand Champions for Class A. And Thythm Express won Grand Champions of Class B where they were competing against High School groups. Congratulations to all singer/dancers, combo members, tech crew, directors, parents and other volunteers on an outstanding show choir season. The choir members are now in New York City enjoying spring break.
Show Choirs Start 2015 Strong!
Great start to Fairfield's Show Choir season, with Fairfield winning the following awards at the Central Crossing Competition on January 10: Best Instrumental Performance, Best Vocals, Best Choreography, Best Tech Crew, Best Show Concept and 1st Place to Choraliers! Pure Elegance won 2nd runner up! Outstanding performers went to Connor Bernard for Choraliers and Haylee Lykins for Pure Elegance. Conner Bernard also received Best Male Soloist. In the finals, Pure Elegance was 1st runner up and Choraliers were crowned Grand Champions!

Fairfield Show Choirs followed this up with a strong showing in Marysville on January 24. In their first competition of the year, Rhythm Express was 1st place in the Middle School division and won the People's Choice award. Both Choraliers and Pure Elegance advanced to the finals in the evening, where Choraliers were 1st Runner-up and Pure Elegance were 2nd Runner-up. Great job, all!

You can catch the Show Choirs next at the Double H Showcase on February 20-21.

CONGRATULATIONS to the most recent Musicians of the Month 
See the students honored at the recent Tempo Club meetings as the Musicians of the Month.
The FHS Marching Indians performed on November 2 at the OMEA State Competition, and received an overall Superior Rating (the best possible) for their performance.  They also received Superior Ratings for each of the individual captions at the competition.  Congratulations to all of the students, directors and staff who have been working all year towards this moment.  And a thank you to all of the parents and other volunteers who support the group with their hardwork and by cheering in the stands at competitions and football games.
Congrats to FHS Marching Band. First place class AA, Best Percussion, Fan Favorite, Best Overall Music, Visual and General Effect and GRAND CHAMPIONS at Tecumseh competition. And the fourth Superior Rating of the year. Way to end the regular season!  You can catch the Band two more times this the final football game of the season (and Senior Night) this Friday versus Hamilton, and at OMEA State Competiton on Sunday at Dayton's Welcome Stadium at 7:45 pm.  Click here for spectator information for OMEA State Finals.
The Fairfield Marching Band had strong performances at recent competitions in Hamilton and Loveland.  At the Hamilton competition, the band received second place in class AA and their second Superior rating of the year.  At the Loveland competition they received 2nd place in Class AA as well as Best Percussion and Best Auxiliary, and their third Superior rating of the year. Great job to the students and staff!  You can catch the Marching Band at their final regular season competition on Saturday October 25 at the Tecumseh competition (complete schedule).  And they'll be competing in the State competition on Sunday November 2.
Each month, Tempo President Brian James will be providing insights into news and questions regarding Tempo Club.  This month, learn more about what Tempo Club we raise money and what we use it for!  Check it out here!
Congrats to the FHS Marching Indians! At the Lockland Competition, they received Best Auxiliary, Best Percussion and First Place in Class AA, Best Overall Music and a Superior Rating which qualifies them for OMEA State Competition. Great job to the marchers, directors and staff!  Next up is the Hamilton Competition on Saturday September 27.
TRI-M NEWS Find the 2013-14 handbook, application for new members and information on upcoming meetings on the Tri-M page.