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. 


Jazz Band Practices Begin

Monday, January 27th 2:30-4:00pm

Fairmont State University

Honor Band

January 31-February 1

West Virginia University

Honor Band

February 20-22

Trip to Disney World and Unviversal Studios

February 19-23, 2020


Interest Form



Upcoming Events​​​​​​

  • Saturday - December 21 - MCPARC Community Band                                                            Christmas Concert at EFHS

  • Wednesday, February 19 - Band Departs for Orlando, FL

  • Sunday, February 23 - Band Returns to Fairmont, WV

  • Thursday, May 21 - Three Rivers Festival Parade

  • Friday, May 22 - Graduation

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