Marching Band
Written by Denise Reier
Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:23

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FRIDAY, October 31ST – Fairfield vs Hamilton

Please wear show shirt or other Fairfield attire under your uniform.
5:00 pm – Load at FHS.
6:15 pm – Call time at FIS – (Seniors please arrive no later than 5:15 to get your flower pinned and be in the stadium for Senior group picture by 5:30)  Make sure you have all parts of your uniform and instrument with you. You
will need to have stand tunes with you in a flip folder!
7:13 pm – Pregame, Seniors wear shakos
7:30 pm – Game begins
8:45 pm  - Half time – Recognition of Seniors, remember to have your special hat, no masks allowed
Seniors please remember to turn in your picture form if you would like your picture taken!
THIRD QUARTER IS FREE. Remember we ALL need to be back in full uniform by the time the clock 
hits the zeros.
9:30 pm – Game ends – POST GAME. We will perform the entire show! (seniors wear shakos)
10:30 pm – Unload equipment at FHS

Please remember to unload your instrument at school if you load it on the trailer. Remember to care for
your uniform!!!

We have a new photographer for senior night pictures, and will be taking a group shot of seniors before the game with seniors having an early call time of 5:30 on October 31.  See order form for all details.


State Performance Call Times-November 2nd

1:30 pm – Call Time
2:00 pm – On field rehearsal
3:30 pm – Depart for Welcome Stadium in Dayton 
4:30 pm – Arrive in Dayton – use restroom, bite to eat, watch performances. High School students must use visitor side-far side. (Students can purchase T-shirts and order DVDs so you may want to have a few extra dollars.  Seniors will have a special meal right after getting off the busses.)
6:15 pm – meet for visual warm-up
7:00 pm – Musical Warm-up
8:00 pm – AWARDS
8:45 pm – Depart for Fairfield
9:45 pm – Arrive at Fairfield and unload.  Equipment must be completely put away and uniform turned in since season is over!  

Parking/Directions/Other Key Information: Click here for the official page from OMEA

State DVD
First, our families can pre-order, and then pick up the night our our competition the recording of the state competition. You can do this at this link:

State T-Shirt
Also, OMEA sells T-shirts for state. Here is a link to that as well. These seem to be somewhat popular with our students.

Marching Band Banquet

The banquet is November 19th. Doors open at 6:00 pm, starting with dinner in the FHS Cafeteria, followed by awardes, Senior recognition and the 2014 video in the PAC.  The cost of dinner is $11.50 per person. Details on the Banquet Reservation Form.  

Marching Band Video

We need your photos for the end of year band DVD!  Please send any band related photos that you have from this year to Dan Stegman.  You can email him at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or look him up on Facebook (he posts regularly in the Marching Band group).  We need these ASAP so that he can have the DVD ready for the banquet.  You can also order your DVDs now. Orders received by November 5 will be $8 and DVDs will be available at the banquet.  Orders received November 6-25 will be $10 and available the week of December 8.  No orders will be taken after November 25.  Download DVD Order Form

ALL MARCHING BAND FEES ARE NOW PAST DUE, Please stay current on payment plans and remember $75 Pay to Participate fee must be to the book keeper by the end of October.

Important information from the School District:
The high school bookkeeper is going to begin sending letters home in the mail to students who have outstanding school fees. The information included is listed below. The fees include school class fees for all content areas as well as pay to participate fees. Please contact Terri Baker at extension 110 if you have questions on your balance.

Per Fairfield City Schools Policy JN-R, Student Fees, Fines and Charges:

"Any student who owes delinquent fees, fines and charges may be subject to the following restrictions:
Transcripts, school credits and diplomas may be withheld until fees are paid in full.
Participation in non-curricular field trips may be prohibited until fees are paid in full or a payment plan is established.
Students may not be allowed to participate in any extracurricular activity until all fees, past and present, are paid or a payment plan is established."
Parents receiving these letters will also be asked to complete a payment plan form to be returned to school. Payments can be made at the high school or using the SPS EZPay option on the district website.


THURSDAY students should wear "Thursday uniform" to practice - white shirt, MTXs. The week of a competition, Thursday uniform also includes a shako.



Fairfield football games are some of the best times you will have as a member of the marching band. In order to ensure that everyone enjoys him/herself, and that we represent our school and organization the best we can, it is important that we all follow a few guidelines.

  • Sit with your section in the stands designated for our group.
  • Be prepared to play at all times. (This means that you have music in a flip folder, and are listening for instructions.)
  • Play only YOUR instrument. Remember, the majority of people that hear us perform, will hear us at a football game!
  • ONLY play when the entire group is playing.
  • Remain in full uniform unless given permission to do otherwise. Jackets of uniforms may only be removed if the designated marching band shirt is on underneath the uniform.
  • Third quarter is yours to have fun, and enjoy your friends. EVERYONE must be back in the stands with instrument ready to play at the end of the third quarter. If one person is late the entire band will sit in the stands during third quarter the following game.
  • We will supply water for you. Concessions may only be eaten third quarter and mustnot be brought back into the stands.

Please note:

If a student is not going to be riding the bus home from an event; a signed note from the parent must be shown to and signed by a director.  The note must then be giving to the student’s chaperone and the chaperone must see parent and student together before they leave.  This is our way of ensuring the safety of our students. J  Thanks for your cooperation.  


Now available, you can pay Marching Band fees with PayPal on the Tempo Club website.  Just go to the Band page and scroll down to the bottom of the page.  Fill out the form on the page and submit.  You'll then be taken to the PayPal site, where you'll need to complete the order (the form on our site provides the information we need to credit your payment correctly; the PayPal site is where the actual money transaction takes place).  Your payment isn't complete until you do both parts of the process.  If you have any issues, you can email Amanda Schuster ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and we'll get your information to the right place to get your questions answered.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXEMPTION FOR MARCHING BAND Students who successfully complete two seasons of Marching Band (or one season of Marching Band and one season of another approved interscholastic sport) may choose to receive an exemption from their physical education requirement for graduation.  Read this article for full details and to print out the required waiver form.

Uniform Cleaning

Periodically over the season, uniforms will be collected for cleaning and inventory purposes.  If you feel you need to wash the uniform in between these collections, please follow these instructions:

  • Please make sure to remove mirrors and senior pins before washing.
  • Machine wash on gentle cycle with cold water only! Please use a mild laundry detergent such as Woolite.
  • Detergent CANNOT have a bleach alternative or colors will run.
  • Remove the uniform immediately from the washer and hang to dry.
  • Please hang pants carefully by the crease to maintain quality.










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