Quarterly Newsletters and updates from the Band Director and Parent Boosters.
Each class is now finding their groove as we approach the end of the first quarter. The Symphonic band is preparing to join up with the FHS Regiment at the home football game on Friday, 27 Oct by learning some pep tunes, the Star-Spangled Banner, and the Fight Song over the next couple of weeks. The Intermediate bands are finally prepped on the daily care of their instruments and are now able to take their instruments home to practice! Strings are learning chords on guitar and learning how tough it is to use a bow on each of the other instruments. And Beginning Percussion are readying themselves for their first solo performance test!
With the Intermediate wind instruments coming home, the students are able to exercise more personal responsibility for their playing ability as well as their ability to maintain an instrument. All of the instrumentalists will be learning how to thoroughly clean their instruments before the end of the semester and this is an important step in their understanding of its importance.
Similarly, as the Symphonic Band Parents can read about, the FHS Football game will give those students the chance to see what their future holds as they shadow the high school students through the rigor of a Friday nights' preparation and performance.
I am excited for you all to see what these students can do by our December concert!
Reminder for Booster Parents that there is a meeting this coming Tuesday, 10 Oct at 6 pm in the FMS Band Room. See you then!
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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