Important Dates this Week

Monday, Sep 19: Percussion/Guard Rehearsal, 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday, Sep 20 - Thursday, Sep 22: Marching Band Rehearsal (wear black shirt)
  • Tuesday, evening rehearsal, 6:00pm - 9:00pm (ALL MEMBERS, 8th Grade Visitors + Pizza)
  • Wednesday, after school rehearsal, 3:30pm - 6:00pm (WIND ONLY)
  • Thursday after school rehearsal, 3:30pm - 6:00pm (ALL MEMBERS)
Tuesday, Sep 20 - 8th Grade Night (details below)

Friday, Sep 23 - Homecoming Festivities (more details below)
  • March Around, 7:20am report time
  • Parade, Following assembly, meet at Old Post Road. Step off @ 4:00pm
  • Football Game v. Falls Church, 5:15pm arrival, Band Room

Congratulations for all of the performances this weekend! The first football game was a success, for both the band and the football team. On Saturday at Woodgrove HS, Fairfax placed 2nd in the AAAA Class. They also placed 4th overall out of all classes. Great start to the season!

Big Thank Yous!

I’ve never been more proud of winning second place! It truly reflected everyone's hard work. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered over the weekend.  The band is on a roll! More volunteers are needed for Homecoming on Friday and our next competition on Oct.1!

Please sign-up here

Huge thank you for last-minute help!
Glenn Cavert, past Booster President, has been troubleshooting the band’s on-field sound system all week. He has tracked down parts trying to get old and new systems to work together. He even hooked the system up to his truck for power at practice on Thursday afternoon. The band appreciates Glenn’s above and beyond efforts! Kristy DeWitt is sewing special flags for the Color Guard. Betsy DeMarco and Kristy sewed the large vinyl panels together for the show's visual effects. Kristi and a group of parents did an amazing job getting the panels on the field yesterday. I'm incredibly grateful for these talented parents!

Questions? Contact MariAnn Seybold at

8th Grade Night This Tuesday

We have two exciting opportunities to recruit new band members! Instead of our traditional middle school night, this year our school will be hosting two different events: 8th Grade Night and Pyramid Night.
  • Tuesday, September 20th -- 8th Graders will visit our band students during their practice. We will serve all students a pizza dinner first. (Please let Mr Freeman know if you will not be eating pizza so he can have an accurate head count.)
  • Friday, October 7th -- Feeder elementary schools and middle schools in the area are invited to watch a home football game and participate with our band. (More details to come.)
We need your help to make both events a success. Please sign up here to contribute food and drink or volunteer.
September 23, 2022 Homecoming Schedule

Bring what you wear under your uniform and instrument to school Friday morning! Students will not be going home after the parade. Bring a bag dinner or money for vendors at the tailgate. (Follow this link to Uniform Instructions.) 

Special Homecoming Schedule (Full Details Here)

March around -- 7:00am, FHS
Parade -- 4:00pm step off, Old Post Road
Band/Color Guard arrives for dress/warm-up -- 5:15pm, Band Room
Band performs before the game -- 6:30pm

3rd Quarter -- Follow instructions for visiting concessions
Approximate pick-up time -- 10:00pm

Game Day Reminders:
  • Eat dinner before report time. 
  • Bring cash for concessions during 3rd quarter (no card reader at the band window)
  • Bring a water bottle, additional water will be available too
  • Remember all instruments, parts, and accessories
  • All band members stay for the entire game.
➣ Follow this link to Football game FAQ.
➣ Follow this link to buy football game tickets online.

Questions? Contact MariAnn Seybold at
Woodworking Help Needed ASAP!

Mr. Bach, the show’s designer, needs help constructing lightweight “waves” for the show.  They will help visualize the theme and give the Color Guard a place to hide their equipment while they are performing. 

Please contact Mr. Bach at

Other Ways to Help (Without Leaving Your Couch)

➣ Federal Employee? Donate to the Band Boosters via the Combined Federal Campaign 
Fairfax High School Band Boosters are on the Combined Federal Campaign! Federal employees can designate Fairfax High School Band Boosters - code #37192 - during their agency’s enrollment period and donate directly to the Band Boosters! Find us in the "Local" part of the "National Capital Area Charities" list.

➣ Donate to the Band Boosters by shopping
Sign up for Amazon Smile. Click on this link: Amazon Smile. Then choose Fairfax High School Band Boosters as your charity. 

Questions? Contact Vishal Bhatia at

Coming Up

Saturday, October 1: Battle on the Blue Ridge Competition, Millbrook HS, Winchester VA (1pm report time to FHS, 7:45pm performance time at MHS - more details in next week's newsletter). Volunteer here.

Save the Dates!
Friday, October 7: Pyramid Night (Volunteers needed! Sign up here!)
Friday, October 14: Travel to away football game at Lake Braddock. (Optional, but highly encouraged.) Volunteer here.
Saturday, October 15: Loudoun Invitational Competition, Dominion HS, Sterling VA (details to come). Volunteer here.
Saturday, October 22: VBODA Assessment, Patriot HS, Nokesville VA (10:15am report time to FHS, 4pm performance time at PHS - more details to come). Volunteer here.

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Band Director: Noah Freeman

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3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, VA 22030


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