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

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A message from Mr. Ling:
Dear FHS Marching Band families and friends,

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all you have done thus far to make our season successful for our kids. I was very excited to see and hear them perform last night. They did a terrific job, and the staff was extremely proud of them and their accomplishments! It is so nice to work with young men and women who want to better their craft. What an awesome group we have!

The good news is that this is just the beginning for this production. We don't even have the entire closer on, and there is so much more to add to make this even more exciting and memorable. Thank you for all your hard work, your time, your sweat, and your energy for our students.

Have a wonderful week! Six more rehearsals until the Hamilton Band-O-Rama!

Thank you again for all you do for our marching band,

Darren Ling

 

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

 

FOOTBALL GAME EXPECTATIONS for the Season:

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.  

PAY YOUR MARCHING BAND FEES WITH PAYPAL

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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