Spring Band Concert Newsletter

May 2021

Band Family Updates

Dear Parents, Guardians, Friends, and Families:


I hope this newsletter finds you anticipating a summer season full of family, outdoor fun, and relaxation.


It was not too long ago that we shared our Winter Band Showcase featuring the work of all our groups. We are now pleased to bring you the fruits of our hard working band students from the final quarter of the school year.


In this newsletter, we are very excited to showcase a video with our Senior Band spotlights, two senior soloists, and a live recording of our "Band Club" performance! We still have students who are as committed as ever learning music and about music featured virtually in this newsletter as well. How grateful are we for that! We are truly blessed to have so many excited and motivated music students who are willing to engage in our events. Thank you band students for making this year the best it could be! You should be proud of yourselves for your grit, perseverance, and tenacity.


Please read this entire newsletter as there is some great news about what our students have been doing. There is also information on what's to come, so please check that out. Most importantly, please be sure to check out the Spring Band Concert video that includes all the good things our students have been doing.


Sincerely,

Garett A George

Director of Bands


Fenton High School


1000 W Green Street

Bensenville, Illinois, 60106

O: 630.860.4944

C: 929.322.4944

F: 630.787.4093


music.fenton100.org

Parents: Click here to schedule a video conference with me.

Students: Click here to schedule a video conference with me.

Information Regarding Bands & Music Classes Next Year

Band Frequently Asked Questions

Band Parent Letter

Please click on this link for the band parent letter for the 2021-2022 school year. This is helpful for all current band students as well as incoming 8th graders.

Click here for a version in Spanish.


Click here for a version in Polish.

FHS Music Department Courses for 2020-2021

Click here to view the offerings for our music department next school year. Feel free to reach out to Mr. George with any questions.


It's not too late to sign up for band! We will be IN PERSON next year! Reach out to your counselor to add band to your schedule!

Join the Bison Bands!

Marching Band Information So Far!

Check out our Marching Band Info newsletter with our most up to date information.

Click here to find all the information that is currently available for marching band. We need and want YOU to be apart of our return to Marching Band this fall.

How do I sign up for Marching Band?

Please click on this link for the Marching Bison Band commitment form. There is both a paper form and a digital form included on this link.


We need and want ANY AND ALL band students to be apart of our marching band next year. We WILL BE IN PERSON in the fall! Reach out to Mr. George with any questions.

Student Instruments and Materials

All students should return any music, books, or materials loaned out to them during the school year.


If students are returning to Fenton Bands next school year, then they may continue to use any checked out instruments or equipment.


If students are not returning to Fenton Bands next year, then they should return all instruments loaned out to them at their earliest convenience.

Jazz Bands

The Fenton Jazz Bands met in a hybrid format starting on March 22 and concluded earlier this month with our live performance in the Fenton Auditorium. Their hard work is demonstrated in the video below.

"Band Club"

"Band Club" was an opportunity for any band student to participate in a REAL band experience during the month of April and May. Anyone in Concert Band or Symphonic Wind Ensemble could participate. Students participating in "Band Club" were able to earn extra credit and some earned hours towards Tri-M Honor Society ensemble credit! Their hard work is demonstrated in the video below.

Spring Band Concert Video

Please click on the video below to check out the Fenton Spring Band Concert.


In the band video, you will hear the members of the Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Bands, "Band Club," and senior soloists perform what they've been working on. Please remember that some of these recordings have been built by the students without the opportunity of rehearsing together.


Enjoy!

Spring Band Concert 2021

Music Boosters

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm virtually. Zoom links are sent out prior to the meeting. You can also ask your student for these. Can't make the meeting? Check out the webpage for more info and this info doc.

In Closing...

We are thankful to be able to continue learning and making music under these circumstances and we are excited about the opportunity to work with your students in person moving forward. We are excited about this future and are looking forward to providing a real band experience ASAP! We think the future is bright and rewarding in the Fenton Bands!


Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. I hope you and your family have a great summer break.


Musically yours,

Garett George

georgeg@fenton100.org

630-860-4944

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