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Feb 9, 2019 @6:30
First a Clarification on Pep Band - Students and I have talked on numerous occasions in class about this and the are VERY clear on my expectations. There were 10 pep bands scheduled. They should be at 7 of those. This allows for family events, drivers training, work issues, etc... It you have questions about this call MR. Shimmons.
I've also made it very clear that if a student is AT the game then they ABSOLUTELY should be participating In the pep band.
Students should report to the band room at 6PM. There we will rehearse. We will then make our way down to the game in time to at least play in between the two games and maybe even for a bit of the JV 1/2X. Then we will also play during the 1/2X of Varsity. We are usually done about 830PM. Please make plans to pick your students up in a timely fashion.
8th Grade Concert Band and 9th-12th Grade Symphonic Band both have their pre-festival concert on Feb 17 at 6:30 PM. Call time for the students to be in the band room is 6PM. The concert will be about an hour.
9th-12th Grade Symphonic Band has their MSBOA District 9 Band Festival in Oscoda, MI on March 9. Performance time is 3:30PM. Busses will be leaving FHS at 8:30AM to transport students to Oscoda. The busses will be returning to Farwell about 8PM. You are welcome to take your student with you after the performance. We will be done about 4:30
The Farwell Band Boosters are excited to present our 27th annual Cabin Fever Variety Show!
Many past favorite performers will be returning like Newman’s School of Dance, Exit 95, Tustyn Yarger and even the Sonbeam Puppets. Favorites from a few years back will also be returning to the show this year - Paul Rob and Greg Robison for instance! Maybe even the Awkward Guys will stumble into the stage for an act! Many students are also involved - Emily Wyatt, Montana Shimmons, Winter Guard and Melodic Fusion to name a few.
If you want the premium VIP seats first then email firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise tickets will be sold at the door - Students $4, Adults $6, and VIP $10
More info and Pictures are here
If you have a Verizon phone please go download the Remind smartphone app because you will not be receiving text messages via Remind anymore.
Long story but if you have Twitter then go look at my Band Tweet and send Verizon a tweet letting them know how much we rely on Remind throughout the school year!
FREE MS Bands Christmas Concert! This Wednesday! 5th-7th Grade Bands and Special Guests! 6:30pm in the Jaime Performing Arts Center
Its beginning to sound a lot like Christmas! Where all the feet are decked out in reindeer stockings!
On December 11th Our High School Christmas Concert will include the 8th Grade Concert Band, 9th-12th Grade Symphonic Band and Melodic Fusion
This concert will be followed by a short mandatory 8th-11th Grade Parent Meeting for info on next years band camp and marching season.
On December 19th the Middle School Christmas Concert will include the 5th Grade Beginning Band, the 6th Grade Beginning Band and the 7th Grade Concert Band
Both concerts start at 6:30
Students need to be in the band room no earlier then 5:58 and no later then 6:02
The concerts should be about one hour in length. We do fully expect students to stay for the entire time.
5th-6th Grades should wear black bottoms and white tops.
7th-8th Grade should wear black bottoms and when they get to the school we will hand out purple polos. Make sure these are returned at the end of the concert.
9th-12th grades are wearing our concert uniform.
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