Important Dates this Week

Monday, Dec 12: Jazz Band Rehearsal, 3:30pm - 5pm
Tuesday, Dec 13: Winter Guard Rehearsal, 6pm - 9pm

Wednesday, Dec 14: Symphonic Band Rehearsal, 5pm - 7pm; Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 6pm - 9pm, Auditorium

Thursday, Dec 15: Winter Band Concert (all concert bands), 7pm - 8:30pm

❄️The newsletter is going on Winter Break! We'll be back in the new year on a less-frequent schedule.
📢Now would be a GREAT time to learn how YOU can take over as Newsletter Coordinator! Contact Dorothy Owen at
Winter Band Concert

Report Time:       6:00pm IN YOUR SEAT dressed and warmed-up.
Start Time:          7:00pm in the auditorium.
Tuxedos:             Come early to get your cumberbund and bow tie.

Uniform Update

Tux shirts have arrived at school. If your student was measured for a new shirt, please pay in My School Bucks. The cost is $19.  

Dresses: Black dress shoes and long black socks.
Tuxedos: White undershirt, dress shirt, black pants, jacket, black dress shoes, long black socks. 

The first concert is fast approaching! Please ask your student if their dress or pants need to be hemmed. They can be hemmed at home or taken to a tailor. 

  • Do not alter the jackets.

  • Do not cut fabric off the uniforms.

  • Do not use fusible web (stitch witchery) or other adhesive to alter the uniform.

  • Always use black thread. 

If you are unable to hem the uniforms at home or take to a tailor, please reach out to the uniform team at the email below, and we can help! 

The uniform team still needs one more volunteer for the team next year -- preferably someone with daytime flexibility. If you can help, please email the uniform team at 

Questions? Contact Betsy DeMarco or Joy Koeppen at

Indoor Drumline and Winter Guard Payment

Payments are due! Please pay ASAP in MSB using these directions below. Jazz Band should be live shortly.

Winter Guard
Indoor Drumline

Two Students/One Baker Still Needed for City of Fairfax Holiday Concert

We are continuing the tradition of hosting bake sales at the City of Fairfax Band Association concerts throughout the year, in exchange for providing student volunteers to help with onsite concert setup, ushering, and cleanup. Two students (and one baker) are still needed for the December 17 “Christmas in Fairfax'' concert at 7 pm at FHS.
Sign up here.

Many thanks to everyone who baked and volunteered onsite or in advance of the December 4th concert -- we made $300!

Questions? Contact Jamie Chamberlin at or 703.851.0857.

Holiday Ornament Fundraiser

Check out these great marching band holiday ornaments. They can be customized with student name and year. The Band Boosters will earn more than 20% back on each order. You can get a memento of this amazing year and support the Band Boosters!

Questions? Contact Janel Zinn at

Online Spirit Wear Store OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!

🎁🎁 For holiday gifting, please order by Tuesday, December 13 for pickup on Thursday, December 15 at the winter concert 🎁🎁

Is there still spirit wear that you or your band member would like to purchase? Or do you want to do some early holiday shopping for your band student? The online spirit wear store will be accepting orders throughout the rest of the school year! Some items have limited sizes, so order soon if there is something you know you want. We will make arrangements to meet for drop off (or if you don’t want your student to see what you ordered!) -- just email us. Click the logo above to order!

Questions? Contact Deana McNeely or Kristi Bubb at

Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities

We have several fundraising opportunities throughout the year and WE NEED YOUR HELP managing them. Please consider leading or helping with:

Family Night Out -- coordinate fun family evenings out at local restaurants and businesses. The Boosters receive a percentage of the sales.

Wreaths Across America -- coordinate a Wreaths Across America fundraiser. We raise money to buy wreaths for veterans graves and ⅓ of the money raised goes to the Boosters. It’s a fundraiser and a service project!

Questions? Contact Janel Zinn at

New Coodinators Needed

Now that you know how exciting it is to volunteer during marching band season, it's time for you to fill one of the open coordinator positions! Many parents of seniors will be leaving their posts soon. These positions MUST be filled! Sign up now while you can still learn from the current Coordinators.

  • Band Camp Coordinator
  • Forms Coordinator (FILLED! THANK YOU!)
  • Newsletter Coordinator
  • Uniforms Co-coordinators
  • Transportation Coordinator (Trailers)
  • Competition Coordinator

More information about these positions here.

Questions? Contact Lynda Falkenstein at

Link to Order Formal Band Photos

The website to order formal individual and group band pictures is, or use this link: Legacy Studios Events. Once on the website, use code: 4541E23.

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

Save the Date

Saturday, January 7: District Band Auditions, Robinson HS

See All Events >
Band Director: Noah Freeman

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