During this summer’s Student Leadership camp, our Leadership team was tasked with creating a set of goals for our band. Here is what they came up with:
- Know your music
- Be on time
- Dress appropriately
- Know your fundamentals
- Be on time
- Have your music
- No food/drink in the band hall
- Complete your Trip Survey’s
- Knowing when it’s time to be serious vs. the time to have fun
- Be positive
- Keep the drama out of the band
- Respect your peers
- Dedicate yourself
- Become a member of Tri-M
- Know your fundamentals
- Know your scales
- Listen effectively
- Improve every performance
- Try-out for All-County
- Participate in H.O.T. Day
- Participate in Solo & Ensemble
- Participate in our Jazz Ensemble
- Participate in various Honor Bands (USF Festival of Winds, FSU Tri-State, etc…)
There will be a band parent meeting on Friday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m. Parents who attend this meeting will receive a folder which contains:
- Band Handbook
- Power of Attorney
- “H.O.T.” Day Trip Survey
- Honor Band Form
- Website Information
- Fundraising Information
- Volunteer Information
- Order Form
- General Donation Letter
This Thursday, May 12, 2011, will be the Fivay High School Music Department’s Spring Concert. It will take place in the Fivay High School Cafeteria, and will begin at 7:00 p.m.. The concert should last about an hour, and is free! This concert will feature the Jazz Ensemble, Chorus, and Symphonic Band. Music is to be selected from:
Act Your Age
Thoughts of Home
Our Gift for You
The Beatles – feat. Penny Lane, Ob-la-Di Ob-la-da, Let it Be, Hey Jude
Stephen Foster Fantasy – feat. Oh Susanna, Old Folks at Home, Camptown Races
Into the Storm
Congratulations to the Bayonet Point Middle School Band, for receiving Excellent ratings at the FBA Middle School Concert Festival. They played extremely well, and have a lot to be proud of. They earned an overall Excellent rating, with a Superior in sight-reading!
Due to yesterday’s weather, the FBA Middle School Concert Festival will be taking place today at River Ridge Middle/High School. Hudson Middle School will not be performing (due to scheduling issues), but Bayonet Point Middle School is performing. Bayonet Point Middle School is scheduled to perform at 4:00 p.m. We wish them the best of luck today!
Here are the recordings from the 2010-2011 FBA Concert Band Festival, which took place on March 3, 2011 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge. The Fivay High School Symphonic Band received straight Excellent ratings!
Zacatecas by Andrew Balent
Castle, Loch and Heath by James Ployhar
Sundance by Carl Strommen
The Fivay High School Symphonic Band participated in the FBA Concert Band Festival at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, on March 3, 2011. Our students gave a wonderful performance, and earned straight Excellent ratings. We couldn’t be more proud of our students. Photos and mp3 recordings will be posted as soon as possible.
This groups next performance will be on Friday, March 11th during the schools lunches.
The University of Tampa’s Dr. Jeff Traster will be coming to Fivay to work with our Symphonic Band on February 28, 2011! He will coming in during the school day during 2nd and 3rd period.
Dr. Traester is the University of Tampa’s Director of Bands. In addition to his conducting responsibilities, he teaches various courses in the UT School of Music. Throughout the State of Florida he is highly regarded as a clinician and guest conductor.
Seven Springs Middle School’s Mr. Viking will be coming to Fivay to work with our Symphonic Band on February 24, 2011, to help us prepare for the FBA Concert Festival!
Mr. Viking is the Director of Bands at Seven Springs Middle School, here in Pasco County. He is an active judge across the state of Florida and is highly regarded as a clinician.