About the Program
To our FMS students and parents:
Welcome to the Bulldog Bands and Strings family! Here you will take part in the fine music tradition this school has been building since being founded many years ago.
In recent years, we have been able to achieve our goals of engaging the community through our regular performances on campus as well as being invited to play the Fillmore Christmas Parade, Fillmore May Festival and the Inaugural Fillmore Arts Festival, playing side-by-side with the USC Trojan Band and CSUN Symphonic Winds, and travelling to festival performances in our surrounding towns and counties. As we return to the classroom this year, I look forward to continuing to push our program beyond even these standards so that we can connect with the skills and bright future that learning and performing music can achieve. A visible, active music program takes a lot of effort and hard work from all of us – instructors, students, and parents – to keep creating, entertaining, and educating others through our performance. Our students and our Music Booster parents have been up to the task of making this a reality.
The different courses we offer from introductory-level through to our highest-level groups give students a full year of experience to draw upon for their continuing music education. Each group will not only perform for the enjoyment of themselves and the surrounding community, but they will also have opportunities to compete for awards and accolades based on their own hard work, like Solo and Ensemble performances as well as auditioning for Ventura County, All-Region, and All-State Honor Bands. These high standards are only achieved through support from instructors, parents, administration, and the surrounding community, without whom these opportunities would be impossible. Their support is immeasurable.
The quality of our program really shines with the quality of our students as they further integrate themselves into the community around us and become adults. The Bulldog Bands and Strings family looks forward to taking part in the development of each student that joins and hopes to impart them with skills that will stick with them for the rest of their lives.
For Music: Band on!
Mr. Edward White
Our 2019 Winter Concert
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The members of the Fillmore Middle School Music family have dedicated themselves to excellence in performance, community relations, and achievement in academics and musicianship alike through their passion and respect for the arts and each other.
We work together to thrive together.
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