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. 


Drumline Auditions

Sheet Music

Practice - 6-7:30pm - Thursday, April 28th

Practice - 6-7:30pm - Thursday, May 5th

Audition - 6-7:30pm - Friday, May 13th

Drum Major Auditions

Friday, May 20th

Mandatory Band Meeting

Tuesday, May 24th 6:30pm

This informational meeting will be for all students and at least one parent/guardian of each student and will be held in the cafeteria at FSHS. Payments and paperwork for the upcoming year will be accepted.

2022 Information Packet

Chaperone Background Check Authorization Form

Bandland Order Form

Three Rivers Festival Parade

Thursday, May 26 at 6:00pm

The band will line up at 5:00pm at the First Exchange Bank at the corner of 3rd Street and Fairmont Avenue. Parade will end at Palatine Park. 

Sign up for "Remind"


Fall 2021 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​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • May 12 - Spring Band Concert

  • May 17 - Band Banquet

  • May 20 - Drum Major Auditions

  • May 24 - Mandatory Band Meeting

  • May 26 - Three Rivers Parade

  • May 28 - Graduation

  • July 17-23 - Band Camp at Cedar Lakes