About Us

The Polar Bear Band has proudly represented Fairmont Senior High School and its traditions for many years. The band is considered the heart of Fairmont Senior and an embodiment of Polar Bear Pride. It and its contributors strive to create an environment for high school students to develop as students, as musicians, and as people. The principles of the Polar Bear Band are exhibited through a vast curriculum of marching band, concert band, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble. Under the current director, John Schneider, the band has received national attention and won many accolades. 



Friday, September 30th

Students will meet at 4:30pm in the FSHS Band Room. Students will be permitted to stay in the band room following school to wait for the buses. 

MHS Band Spectacular

Saturday, October 1st

Event Information

Students will meet at the FSHS Band Room at 9:30am.

UHS Showcase of Bands

Monday, October 3


Students will meet in the FSHS Band Room at 5:30pm. 

Summer Practice Schedule

2022 Field Show

2022 Information Packet

Chaperone Background Check Authorization Form

Bandland Order Form

Sign up for "Remind"

Performance Schedule


Fall 2022 Concession Stand

Sign Up Genius

Parents: Please sign up for your preferred shifts. At this time, you may sign up for as many shifts as you are able to work. Remember, your student earns money for each shift worked that can be used for any band expenses, including next year's band trip. Students who are 16 and older may also work shifts, but a parent (or other adult that is willing to be responsible for them) must work with them. This counts as two shifts work if you work with your student

Music Outside School

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Upcoming Events​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • September 23 - Game VS. University H.S.

    • Homecoming Parade (FSHS to East/West)​

  • September 30 - Away Game VS. NMHS

  • October 1 - MHS Band Spectacular

  • October 3 - University H.S. Showcase of Bands

  • October 8 - Mountain State Forest Festival

  • October 15 - Southern Garrett TOB

  • October 22 - FSU Band Spectacular

  • November 5 - Game VS East Fairmont

  • November 11 - Veteran's Day Parade