Plan to attend the next Band Boosters Meeting:
Tuesday, March 7, 6:30pm in the band room. (Spring Trip chaperone meeting to follow at 7:30, via Zoom or in person.)

March At a Glance

Repeating Events:
Jazz Band Rehearsal: MONDAYS, 3:30pm - 5pm
Winter Drumline Rehearsal: WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - 9pm (last Wednesday rehearsal is 3/22); FRIDAYS 3:30pm - 6pm (no rehearsal 3/10 due to Spring Trip - MOVES to Monday, 3/13); last Friday rehearsal is 3/24)
Winter Guard Rehearsal: TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS, 6pm - 9pm

One-time Events:
Saturday, 3/4: Winter Drumline Competition, Clover Hill HS (10:30am); Winter Guard Competition, Clover Hill HS (1:30pm)
Thursday, 3/9 - Sunday, 3/12: Music Department Spring Trip, Myrtle Beach, SC (details below)
Monday, 3/13: Wind Ensemble Rehearsal, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Tuesday, 3/14: Assessment (SYM and SWE), 8am - 3pm, George Mason University (details below)
Thursday, 3/16: Jazz Band Concert (Cultural Celebration), 7pm - 8pm, FHS
Saturday, 3/18: Winter Drumline (7:00pm) and Winter Guard (9:00am) Competition, Potomac HS
Saturday, 3/25: Winter Drumline and Winter Guard Competition, South County HS (time TBD)
Saturday, 3/25: City of Fairfax Band Concert and Bake Sale, 7:30pm, FHS (Volunteers needed! Details below.)
Saturday, 4/1: Winter Guard Competition, Hampton Coliseum (time TBD)
Spring Trip Itinerary Highlights

Thursday, March 9
  • 7am -- Arrive at Farifax HS
  • 8:30am -- Depart
  • 4:30pm -- Arrive and check in at Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center by Vacasa (2701 S Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 PH 844-887-9448)
Friday, March 10, Saturday, March 11 -- Myrtle Beach area activities (see DETAILED ITINERARY)

Sunday, March 12
  • Breakfast on own prior to checkout
  • 8am -- Depart; enjoy lunch en route (BRING MONEY)
  • 6pm -- Arrive back at Fairfax HS

Questions? Contact Lynda Falkenstein at
Assessment Itinerary, Tuesday, March 14
George Mason University -- Center for the Arts (4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030)
  • 7:15am – Arrival at Fairfax HS (band room)
  • 8:00am – Load buses; Depart
  • 8:30am – Arrive @GMU; unload
  • 9:15am – Concert/Symphonic warmup; Wind Ensemble watch performances
  • 10:00am – Performance for Concert/Symphonic
  • 11:00am – Concert/Symphonic Sight Read; Wind Ensemble eat lunch
  • 11:30am – Concert/Symphonic watch Centreville HS Symphonic Band
  • 12:00pm – Concert/Symphonic eat lunch
  • 12:15pm – Wind Ensemble warmup
  • 1:00pm – Wind Ensemble Performance
  • 1:00pm – Concert/symphonic watch performances
  • 2:00pm – Wind Ensemble Sight Read
  • 2:30pm – Load buses, Depart
  • 3:00pm – Arrive at Fairfax HS, unload, clean room, dismiss
➡️ For specific group itineraries and parking information, see full details HERE.

The Great Band(ish) Bake Sale continues! The next City of Fairfax concert, “The Magic of John Williams” and bake sale will be held March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School. Students can earn service hours by volunteering to help with concert setup, ushering, and cleanup, and band parents are needed to bake for the sale (our FHS band keeps the earnings). Sign up to bake or volunteer for the concert and March 24 dress rehearsal HERE. Students who sign up to usher should dress up, and parents who bake should send items that are individually wrapped (see SUG for more guidance).

Questions? Contact Jamie Chamberlin at or 703-851-0857.

Corporate Sponsors Needed

We need your help finding corporate sponsors for our new trailers! Please help us spread the word to local businesses. You can send them the link to our website here for more information or feel free to forward contact information to Janel Zinn at

Questions? Contact Janel Zinn at

Online Spirit Wear Store OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!

Is there still spirit wear that you or your band member would like to purchase? 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

Coming Up:

Planning for Summer 2023 Band Camp and the Fall 2023 Marching Season!

*Marching Band Camp Starts August 1st*
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Band Director: Noah Freeman

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