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Please check folders at the bottom of the page if you need specific information for FCJHS or FCHS.
5/12/2015 Going on in the Music Department this week.....

Wednesday May 13 - Music Booster Meeting 7pm HS Chorus Room
Thursday May 14 - 7th/8th Grade Band and Chorus Concert 6:30pm FCS Auditorium
**Students report to the JH Band room at 6:00.
Saturday May 16 - Music Booster Car Wash 10-2 Farmington Municipal Building parking lot.
5/5/2015 MUSIC BOOSTER CAR WASH- May 16th 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. Help our Music Boosters raise money for new uniforms- come get your vehicle all clean and sparkly!!
**Boosters are looking for parent and student volunteers- Contact Mike Brown if you would like to volunteer!
May 5th- 5th/6th Grade Band and Chorus Concert 6:30 - Auditorium **Students report to JH Band Room at 6:15.
May 13th - BOOSTER MEETING 7:00 - HS Chorus Room
May 14th- 7th/8th Grade Band and Chorus Concert 6:30- Auditorium **Students report to JH Band Room at 6:00.
May 20th- 8th Grade Promotion - ALL 6th/7th Band members required to perform. Details TBA.
3/6/2015 Upcoming Events~
March 7th - IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest (HS) at Porta
March 12th- Prairieland Choral Festival (HS Chorus) at Rushville-Industry
March 13th - IGSMA Solo & Ensemble Contest (JH) at ICC
**Schedules, Permission Slips, and Maps have been sent home!**

March 26th- Bradley Honor Chorus (HS students by nomination)
2/20/2015 Family Fine Arts Night- February 24th
5:00-6:30 - Andy Warhol's Soup Dinner -HS Cafeteria- Hosted by the Music Boosters
and Wayne Thiebaud's Desserts - Hosted by Art Club
6:00-8:00 - Art display from grades 6th-8th in HS Cafeteria **Voting for the artwork will take place all evening! Awards will be announced Wednesday at school.
6:30 - 7th and 8th Grade Band, Chorus, and Percussion Ensemble performs in the Auditorium!
**Students should report to the JH Band room at 6:00. Dress Professionally!

We hope you join us for a great evening of Fine Arts at FCJHS!!!

Fanny May orders will be here FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5TH!!! Students will be able to pick up their orders AFTER SCHOOL. Please make arrangements to pick up orders if your student sold a large quantity of boxes.

FYI- Checks for Fanny May must be written out to "FARMINGTON CENTRAL SCHOOLS".

All money for orders must be turned in by December 17th. The $50 and $100 drawings in both JH and HS will not be drawn and awarded until ALL of the money is turned in.

12/3/2014 CONGRATS to Cailey Platt for being accepted into the ILMEA All-State Chorus!!! This is a HUGE honor to be selected out of thousands who auditioned across the state! Cailey will attend the All-State Festival January 29th-31st in Peoria! Congrats Cailey!!!
11/24/2014 Updates and Reminders!!! This time of the year is always busy....Here are all of the details about upcoming Music Department Events!
- December 8th - K-1 Music Program 6:00, 2-3 Music Program 7:15 both in the FCHS Gym. There will be an extended intermission in between concerts to allow for K-1 parents to exit and 2-3 parents to enter.
- December 9th - 4th-5th Music Program 6:30 - FCHS Gym. **5th grade BAND will also perform at this concert. (1:30 Dress Rehearal-FCHS GYM- Grandparents Invited!)
- December 13th - JH Chorus singing at Hanna City Santa Breakfast.
- December 14th - 4:00 High School Band and Chorus Concert - FCS Auditorium
- December 17th - 6:30 6-8 Band and Chorus Concert - FCHS Gym
11/5/2014 This Saturday, 5 FCJHS students and 3 FCHS students will be attending ILMEA District 2 Festival at Augustana College! This is an great honor earned through a difficult audition- CONGRATS to these students!! They will spend the day rehearsing in ensembles of 100+ students, under the direction of well-known guest Directors and the day will conclude with concerts at 4:45 (Junior Level) and 6:30 (Senior Level). Permission slips and information have been sent home- contact Miss Freese, Mr. Ganschow, or Mr. Herink for further information or questions!
FCJHS Fine Arts Festival
A Celebration of Fine Arts in American Culture
October 28, 2014- 6:00-8:00 FCJHS Commons

Doors Open at 6:00
6:15-6:45 6th Grade Band and Chorus Perform
**All 6th graders arrive at the FCJHS Music Room by 5:50
7:15- 8:00 7th/8th Grade Band and Chorus Perform
**All 7th/8th graders arrive at the FCJHS Music Room by 6:45

Dress Your BEST! This is a performance- dress professionally!
Feel free to add patriotic flare with red, white, and/or blue!

Listen to Music, Browse the Art Show,
Enjoy a Rootbeer Float on sale from the Art Club!
7/24/2014 FCJHS Summer Band and Chorus Camp!!! Just a reminder that Week 2 and 3 of FCJHS Summer Band and Chorus Camp begins on MONDAY July 28th!! The schedule is NOW POSTED in the document area of the Fusion page. Please double check the schedule- as it is different from Week 1 of camp! Please email Miss Freese if you will NOT be attending camp! It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that ALL students attend camp!! Remember band students, this is your ONLY time to learn and MEMORIZE the parade tune!! Our first parade is August 16th and we must be ready! I am really looking foward to putting all of our parade "stuff" together!! See everyone Monday!! -Miss Freese :)
Music Boosters
Spoon River Drive BOOTH
It's that time of the year again!!! ---> Baked Potato and Funnel Cake Booth at SRD!!! This is the Music Boosters BIGGEST fund raiser of the year and they need your help!!
There are a number of ways for you to get signed up!!:
1- Fill out the sign-up sheet and send it to school by FRIDAY SEPT 19th. Students should have brought this home, forms are available at school and it is also in a file at the bottom of this page.
2- Email our Booster president Mike Brown (
3- Attend the Booster meeting on September 18th at 7pm in the HS Chorus room to see how you can get involved!

Thanks everyone for your help!!!
Elizabeth Driscoll: FCHS Holiday ConcertPosted: Sunday, December 14, 2014

Elizabeth Driscoll: ILMEA 2014Posted: Saturday, November 8, 2014

Elizabeth Driscoll: FCJHS Fine Arts NightPosted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
 FCHS - Golden Wave Information
Contains materials, itineraries, etc. for the high school band and chorus members.
 FCJHS Music
This will contain music for the Jr. High Students.
 2014 band camp.pdf
 2014 marching band shows.pdf
Golden Wave Performance/Competition Schedule 2014
 SRD Sign-Up 2014.doc
All Band, Chorus, and Color Guard Parents--- please sign up to help at the Spoon River Drive Baked Potato/Funnel Cake Booth!!!
Videos and Podcasts
PodcastMiss Freese: 6th Grade Percussion Ensemble 2013Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 9:18 AM Discuss
Contest Performance. Ian Austin, Isaac Asplund, Alex Clark, Emily Kiesewetter and Meredith Stufflebeam
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FusionPage Members
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+ Freese, Bethany
+ Herink, Fred
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Web Pages
News and information about the FCES Music Program
FCHS Marching and Concert Bands and FCHS Choirs
News and information for the FCJHS Bands and Choruses

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