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. 


Summer Practice Schedule

2022 Field Show

1st Annual Polar Bear Band

Golf Scramble

Green Hills Country Club

July 15th 1:00pm

Come out for a great day of golf, fun, raffles, and more.  All proceeds benefit the Polar Bear Band in our upcoming season. 

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Band Camp

July 17 - 23, 2022

Cedar Lakes Conference Center - Ripley, WV

Car Wash

August 6th 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.

Anthony Chevrolet and Advanced Auto (East Side)

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​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • July 5 - Summer Practices Begin - Schedule

  • July 15 - Golf Scramble

  • July 17-23 - Band Camp at Cedar Lakes

  • August 6 - Car Wash

  • September 10 - FSHS Band Spectacular