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. 


Join the Polar Bear Band

2020-2021 Band Packet

All new and current band members need to print and fill out these forms.  Once completed they can be dropped off at the school, or mailed to P.O. Box 1222, Fairmont, WV 26555

-parents/guardians wanting to chaperone will need to complete this background check authorization form. 

Drumline Auditions

Video auditions can be submitted to this Flipgrid Topic by June 1st. 

Drum Major Auditions

Music Outside of School

Sign Up for FlipGrid

Students, this will be the easiest way to submit playing assignments. Use this link to join the Polar Bear Band

Flipgrid community and join in the fun.

flipcode: schneider7106


Summer Practice Schedule

2020 Performance Schedule

Upcoming Events​​​​​​

  • July 19-25 - Band Camp - Cedar Lakes, Ripley WV

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