News From the Band Room


Week #12

Hi Folks - Well the marching band football season has come to a close. Congratulations to the football team on their winning season. Unfortunately, due to the rain on Friday night, we were unable to play a note to support the team. The instruments would simply have gotten destroyed in the downpour that lasted for 4 hours. However, a few of the band kids stayed to cheer on the team from the stands. Thanks to the band members who are also members of ROCS and Mrs. Fair who sang the national anthem from the press box.

The band banquet was a success. Thank you to all of the band booster officers who put the banquet together from the food, to the decorations, to the senior shadow boxes. A good time was had by all.

Our next event will be the Myerstown Holiday Parade. Report time for that parade will be 2:00pm, with departure at 2:30pm. We will be wearing our uniforms with Santa hats. I would ask that you purchase a Santa hat for your son/daughter to keep and reuse from year to year. We have a few Santa hats to borrow, but the numbers have been dwindling and they are quickly becoming worn out.

On December 1st the Band Boosters will be hosting the annual Band Booster Craft Show at the high school. This is a big fundraiser for the boosters. Please click on the button below for more information and please share on your social media.

Also, on December 1st, seven of our band students will be auditioning for the PMEA District 7 Upper Band festival to be held at Chambersburg High School January 24-26, 2019.

If your band student is interested in participating in the LLMEA County Band Festival, a Google Form was posted on their Schoology page. Deadline to sign-up is November 30th. The festival will be held at Garden Spot High School on January 19, 2019. Students MUST be available for the entire day of the festival to participate and parents are required to attend and take their child home at the conclusion of the concert. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Thanks and have a great week!

Mr. Fair


Please click on this link and share the page on your social media to generate interest and advertising for our craft show on December 1st.


Saturday, Dec. 1st, 9am-3pm

180 Elco Drive

Myerstown, PA

Upcoming Events

November 24 - Myerstown Holiday Parade

December 1 - District Band Auditions


December 16 - High School Holiday Concert 2:00pm Report time 1:15pm.


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