Band Concert Dates 2022-2023
- October 4, 2022 - Fall Concert @ FFCHS
- November 10 - Veterans Concerts (Wind Ensemble & 4th ID Band)
- December 12 & 13 - FFCHS Winter Fest @ FFCHS
- March 2 - Pre-Contest Concert @ FFCHS
- April 20 - Jazz Night @ FMS
- May 18 - Band Awards Concert @ FFCHS
FFCHS Concert Ensembles
BEGINNING CONCERT BAND
Beginning Band is designed for students (9th - 12th grade) who did not have the opportunity to participate in a band previously, but have a desire to learn a wind band instrument (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba).
Students who have had minimal middle school band are encouraged to join Beginning Band to solidify their fundamental playing skills. Some school instruments are available to check-out, while others may need to be rented from a local music store depending on availability. All students will eventually move into one of the three concert ensembles at FFCHS.
The Beginning Band will perform at band concerts throughout the year as appropriate for the ensemble. Beginning Band is a full year course.
Concert Band is the high school entry-level concert ensemble for freshmen & other instrumentalists who have had previous middle school band experience.
Instrumental techniques, skills and fundamentals will be taught throughout the course, allowing students to advance their technical and musical proficiency on their instrument in preparation for their advancement in the band program.
The Concert Band will perform and participate in instrumental music festivals as appropriate for the ensemble, including CHSAA and CBA sanctioned events. Concert Band is a full year course.
By audition or teacher recommendation. The Symphonic Band will be composed of students who have demonstrated significant growth in Concert Band or who have demonstrated advanced techniques from middle school.
Consideration for placement in this course will be based upon musical ability and ideal instrumentation for an intermediate band. Students auditioning will perform a piece of music supplied by the director and six (6) major and minor scales.
The Symphonic Band will perform and participate in instrumental music festivals as appropriate for the ensemble. Symphonic Band is a full year course.
By audition or teacher recommendation. This Wind Ensemble will be comprised of advanced instrumental musicians in the school, and those who have demonstrated significant growth from the beginnings of their musical journey throughout high school.
Students auditioning will perform a piece of music supplied by the director and eight (8) major and minor scales. A consideration for placement in this will be based upon musical ability and ideal instrumentation for an advanced band.
The Wind Ensemble will perform and participate in instrumental music festivals as appropriate for the ensemble. Wind Ensemble is a full year course.