Over the past week or so, our band uniforms have begun arriving. At this point we have everything in, except for our shakos (hats) and garment bags. These uniforms will start being worn immediately, beginning with Festival of Winds (December 2-5, 2010), All-County Band (January 28-29, 2011), and FBA Concert Festival (March 3-5, 2010).
Here is what they look like (click the image for a larger view):
We hope to measure everyone and assign uniforms prior to the winter break. If you are an approved volunteer for Fivay High School, and are willing to help measure, please email us.
I want to thank all the students who put forth the time and effort necessary to audition. You all did a wonderful job auditioning. Here are our students who made the 2011 High School All-County Band:
- Alexis Carro – Alto Saxophone (3rd chair)
- Raymond Weibley – Tuba (6th chair)
Starting today, we will be beginning our newest fundraiser. We have partnered with Florida Indian River Groves to sell grapefruit, tangelos, and more… Any sales your student makes will be deposited directly into their individual student accounts, to help pay for supplies, trips, etc… The primary products we will be selling and it’s prices are as follows (more detailed lists are on the seller website):
Tomorrow, November 9, 2010, students will be auditioning for the Pasco All-County Band. Students who have chosen to audition, need to follow this time frame:
- 4:00 p.m. – Band Hall Opens
- 4:30 p.m. – Depart for Charles S. Rusche Middle School
- 5:15 p.m. – Arrive at Charles S. Rusche Middle School
- 6:00 p.m. – Auditions begin
- 9:00 p.m. – Auditions finish
- 9:00 p.m. – Depart for Fivay High School
- 9:45 p.m. – Arrive at Fivay High School
Students who are auditioning, need to sign up for the earliest available audition time. If we finish our auditions early, we will leave early. Results will not be announced until later in the week.
Students who are auditioning need to dress appropriately, as if they we’re attending a job interview. The most qualified person/student will be awarded the position, but it doesn’t hurt to dress like a person who is deserving of the position.
In addition, you will be able to find live updates (below), to help you plan for picking up your student.
This past weekend, the Fivay High School Falcon Regiment Marching Band participated in the FBA District 5 Marching Festival. Our students gave a wonderful performance, in less than ideal weather, and walked away with a final rating of good. This is a great start for us as a new school, and gives the opportunity to be even more successful later this year in Concert Festival, Jazz Festival and Winterguard.
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Alexis Carro was selected to participate in the Florida Bandmasters Convention, being held in Tampa, FL from January 12-15, 2010. To become a participant she auditioned and was selected among thousands of students students from across the state. She will participating as a member of the FBA All-State High School Honor Band.
The All-State High School Honor Band concert will take place at the Tampa Convention Center Ballroom A/B on January 15, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.
Today, we ordered our Guard’s Uniform. We only ordered the tunics, due to a variety of reasons, and hope to add the extra uniform components before Winter Guard. Here is the basic look of the uniform. The pictured uniform is purple due to a lack of other images. Ours will be red, to go along with our schools colors. Read more