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Membership in the band includes a wide range of ages, from high school students through senior citizens. Skill levels range from moderate to advanced. There are no auditions for membership in the band and placement in a section is determined by the section leader. Musicians in all sections are needed and encouraged to join. On occasion, a specific section is highlighted by participating in an ensemble at one of our concerts.

Practices are held most Thursday evenings between late September and June. No practices are held during the months of July or August. The band practices from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School band room. Both the band and the musician benefit from regular attendance at these practices.

An executive board, elected by the membership, governs the activities of the band. The board meets monthly to plan events and discuss concerns of the membership. Minutes are available for reading by the members and all members are welcome to attend these meetings.

Music played by the group ranges widely, including marches, movie tunes, music from Broadway, seasonal music, hymns and music from current trends. A music committee accepts suggestions and selects/purchases music for each season. The band has accumulated a moderately extensive stockpile of music and budgets for new selections every year. The band tries to master one project piece (difficult selection) for each concert.

The band enjoys at least one social gathering each year. According to the current by-laws, an annual meeting must be held to elect members to the executive board, and this occurs each year in October.

A newsletter is published monthly covering current happenings in the band and upcoming events. Members of the band are spotlighted in each publication of the newsletter. A copy of this newsletter is available at this site.

If you play an instrument and love music, please consider joining us!

If you have questions or are considering joining the band, please call band president Bob Pope at 419-619-8508 or e-mail him by clicking below.

When e-mailing, be sure to include the following information:
 
  • “FCB inquiry” in the subject heading for the e-mail
  • your name
  • your instrument
  • your phone number or e-mail address
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