Mark H. BaileyDirector of BandsGeneral MusicWhere words fail,music speaks.- Hans Christian AndersenIf a composer could say what he had tosay in words he would not bothertrying to say it in music.- Gustav MahlerMusic is the one incorporeal entranceinto the higher world of knowledgewhich comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.- Ludwig Van BeethovenDirections to the NHS Band RoomSymphonic Band Vest Sizes FormPops Concert Audio'sBeginning BandConcert BandSymphonic BandSubmit your Practice Records HereSubmit Jazz Band Listening Logs Here
Supporting the ArtsHere is a link to the video from the night of the first concert. This little film highlights one of the best parts of playing a musical instrument.
Jazz BandJazz Band will begin first term 2 days a week, Wednesday and Friday from 7:15 am - 8:00 am. We will begin meeting Tuesday - Thursday at the start of 2nd Term. If you are interested in participating please contact Mr. Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.orgCONGRATULATIONS!!!!Congratulations to Rachel Dummer and Kathryne Weeks for being selected to the 2018 Jr High Alstate Band. Out over 300 applicants for the band these two are 2 members of the 100 memeber band from accross the state. Kathryne was also selected as the top Baritone player for the ensemble.Congratulations!!The following students have been selected to the 2018 District Honor Band.Rachel Dummer - FluteAubree Curtis - FluteLogan Groneman - Bass ClarinetKathryne Weeks - Baritone*Stephen Hales - Trumpet*indicates being selected as the top player in the section.
PICK YOUR INSTRUMENTStay Tuned for more information about the Instrument Selection Night for the 2017-18 School Year.
NEW STUDENTS INFORMATIONIf you are wondering which instrument you would like to play click on the videos below to see and hear what they look and sound like.BAND INTRODUCTION VIDEOS -WOODWINDS - Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, SaxophoneBRASS - Trombone, Tuba, French Horn, Baritone/Euphonium, Trumpet*here at Fairfield we start the following instruments on a different instrument to help solidify correct playing habits, breath control and beginning musical understanding. -
PARENTSPlease take a minute and watch this video. It talks about music and its affect on your students. These videos are of parents of band students across the country and what they have to say about being involved in music, and more particularly the band programs that are available around the country. Parent Video
- ALL SAXOPHONES (ALTO, TENOR, BARITONE) - 1 Semester of Clarinet or Flute (Audition for Saxophone Required)
- OBOE & BASSOON - IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO TAKE PRIVATE LESSONS FOR THIESE INSTRUMENTS
- PERCUSSION - Audition/Percussion placement test Required.