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. 


Universal Studios and

Disney World Trip

Feb.19 - 23

Trip Itinerary

My Disney Experience

Packing List

Strawberry Fundraiser

January 22 - February 10

$25.00 per flat

Delivery Date: March 11

More Information Here

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


Tag Day

Saturday, May 9th


Upcoming Events​​​​​​

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

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

  • Wednesday, April 1 - FSHS Region 10 Band Festival

  • Thursday, April 2 - WFMS Region 10 Band Festival

  • Thursday, May 21 - Three Rivers Festival Parade

  • Friday, May 22 - Graduation

Keep Up With Announcements

By using Remind101

Click here to learn how to stay updated with Remind.


Or subscribe for updates!