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FHS BANDS NEWSLETTER

11.20.22

Important Dates this Week


Monday, Nov 21: Rhythm Sectional, 3:30pm - 5pm; Winter Drumline Tryouts, 6pm - 9pm, band room
Wednesday - Friday, Nov 23-25: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Saturday, Nov 26: Football Home Playoff Game, report time 12pm, Pep Band for all members. Alumni encouraged to join in and play with the band!
Note From the Boosters President
 

Hey all,
This has been a great November! If you are around, please come and play with the band on Saturday for the football playoff game. We know lots of band members will be out of town, but hopefully enough family members will fill in for those missing.
Since it is getting close to Christmas, we also have a great ornament fundraiser opportunity for band members and others. Use
this link to order. They can be personalized with name and graduation year. There are some for band and some for general class year. Happy Thanksgiving!
Lynda 


Home Football Game v. South County
!!REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!

🏈🏈 FOOTBALL GAME DETAILS AND SCHEDULE 🏈🏈


  - All students must fill out THIS survey about the game on Saturday - 

All of the usual home football game guidelines apply. (Follow this link to Uniform Instructions.)

Brief Schedule:

12:00 – ALL MEMBERS (and alumni!) report to FHS band room

12:40 – Move to stadium

3rd Quarter – Follow instructions for visiting concessions

4:00pm – Approximate pick-up time

➣ Follow this link to Football game FAQ.

➣ Follow this link to buy football game tickets online.

UPDATE: Parents Night Out Fundraiser


Thank you for a great turn out at the Capital Ale House fundraiser! We had 15 orders and earned $150.

Next time you eat at Capital Ale House, make sure you thank them for supporting the FHS Band!

Questions? Want to coordinate the next one? Contact Janel Zinn at fhsbandsfundraising2@gmail.com


Concert Band Uniform Update


Most students have been fitted for concert band uniforms and should have brought them home. For concerts, students will wear the uniform they were given -- either a tux with the tux shirt (being ordered), or the dress. Students should wear black dress shoes. If your student does not own black dress shoes, they may wear their drillmasters. 

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 is ordering tux shirts which will be sent home before the next concert. There is a small fee for these -- more details to come on payment.

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


Questions? Contact Betsy DeMarco or Joy Koeppen at fhsbuniforms@gmail.com

Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities


We have several fundraising opportunities throughout the year and need 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 k_janel@hotmail.com

SAVE THE DATES: BAKERS, STUDENT USHERS NEEDED FOR CITY OF FAIRFAX BAND HOLIDAY CONCERTS


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. Students can earn service hours for volunteering.
The first two concerts are coming up:

 
  • Sunday, December 4, “Home for the Holidays” concert, 4pm, Katherine Johnson MS -- Bakers and 4 to 6 onsite student volunteers
  • Saturday, December 17, “Christmas in Fairfax” concert, 7pm, FHS -- Bakers and 4 to 6 onsite student volunteers
There are also opportunities at the dress rehearsals:
  • Friday, December 2, Dress Rehearsal, 6pm, KJMS -- At least 3 volunteers to help with setup/cleanup
  • Friday, December 16, Dress Rehearsal, 6pm, FHS -- At least 3 volunteers to help with setup/cleanup
Sign up HERE.

Questions? Contact Jamie Chamberlin at jamechamberlin@gmail.com or 703.851.0857


New Coodinators Needed

Now that you know how exciting it is to volunteer during marching band season, can you fill one of the open coordinator positions? Many parents of seniors will be leaving their posts soon. These positions will need to be filled:

  • 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 fhsbandspresident@gmail.com

Link to Order Formal Band Photos

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

Online Spirit Wear Store OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!


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 fhsbandsspiritwear@gmail.com


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 fhsbb.treasurer@gmail.com

Coming Up

Monday, November 21: Rhythm Sectional 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Winter Drumline Tryouts, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Save the Dates!

Sunday, December 4: City of Fairfax Band "Home for the Holidays" concert/bake sale, 4:00pm, KJMS (student volunteers and bakers sign up HERE)
Saturday, December 17: City of Fairfax Band "Christmas in Fairfax" concert/bake sale, 7:00pm, FHS (student volunteers and bakers sign up HERE)

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