Hello FPMS Band Families!

6th Grade Families – On Friday, your musicians were given their first practice sheets! You will see these every week from here on out.  The premise of the practice sheet is to provide the musicians a guided “menu” of practice expectations and an accountability system of writing down their minutespracticed daily.  Each week on Thursday night, students will have their parents sign their completed practice sheet, confirming the number of minutes practiced, and then then will turn it in on Friday for a grade.

This week, your child will be receiving their band gear order form to order their FPMS Band T-Shirt!! All 6th Grade members are required to have their FPMS Band T-shirt as part of their uniforms. They will wear this shirt to all of their performances and their picture day coming up in October.

7th and 8th Grade Families – Band Council Applications are due on September 16th! We will be electing members for our Band Council on September 17th during class.

Your students will be receiving their band gear order form this week. If your student has lost their FPMS Band shirt or needs a new one, please turn in the form no later than October 1st.

8th Grade Families – This Friday, September 20th, is 8th Grade Night with Vandegrift HS Band! Here is the schedule for Friday:

9th period (3:16 pm) All 8th Graders meet with Mrs. Gonzales in the band hall to walk over to VHS Band Hall

3:30 pm Arrive at VHS and prepare for rehearsal with the VHS Band

4:15 pm MS/HS rehearsal at Monroe Stadium and kids meet with their HS Buddy

5:15 pm Pizza Social – this is provided by the VHS Band

6:15 pm walk to Monroe stadium together — Enjoy the game, band and friends!

Approx. 8 pm Combination Halftime performance with VHS Band!

Approx 8:30 pm Student pick up the VHS Band Hall!

Please check out with a band director 🙂 . If your child is returning to the game, we will walk them back to the gates as a group and release them to you in the stadium upon our return.


We are looking forward to a great week!