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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. 

Upcoming Events​​​​​​​​​​​​

July 1 - Summer Rehearsals Begin

July 21 - Band Camp (Cedar Lakes)

August 30 - Home Game v. Lewis County

September 14 - FSHS Band Spectacular

September 20 - Away Game v. NMHS

September 21 - FSU Band Spectacular

September 27 - Home Game v. University H.S.

October 5 - MHS Band Spectacular

October 7 - University H.S. Showcase of Bands

October 11 - Home Game v. Wheeling Park

October 31 - Home Game v. Bridgeport Senior H.S.

November 8 - Home Game v. East Fairmont H.S. 

November 11 - Fairmont Veteran's Day Parade

December 7 - Fairmont Christmas Parade

December 14 - Rivesville Christmas Parade

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