The mission of the Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Boosters is to support, encourage, and promote
all of the Ferndale Schools fine arts programs through parental and community involvement.



Easy Ways to Support FAB  

If you shop at Holiday Market or Kroger , you can support the Ferndale Schools Fine Arts programs at the same time. Both stores will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to the Fine Arts Boosters (FAB) which helps fund fine arts needs. It's easy and there's no additional cost to you. Check out details on both the Holiday Market  and Kroger Programs .

Join the FAB or renew your membership now! Support the fine arts and keep informed of the fabulous accomplishments of our dedicated fine arts students. You need not have a student in the schools to be a member; all interested adults who wish to support our mission are welcome. We value your support even if you can't attend meetings or events. Your $5 membership fee covers one school year and can be purchased at any time. Thanks for your support!! Details about membership


 

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"Best Communities for Music Education" nationwide,
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News  

10/5/2013 -  Congratulations to the Ferndale Marching Band on an outstanding performance at MCBA's Novi competition. The band scored an impressive 70.8. What a great way to start the season!
11/3/2012 -   Congratulations to the Ferndale HS Marching Band for finishing 2nd at todays MCBA State finals! Ferndale scored an 86.9 - the highest score ever for a Ferndale band. Reeths-Puffer was first with a score of 90.6 and Stevensville Lakeshore was third with a score of 86.05. Congratulations to all bands! Complete scores 
11/3/2012 -   Student & Musician story about State Finals and Ferndale.
10/29/2012 -   STATE FINALS: Ferndale performs at 2:15 pm, Saturday (11/3) (complete schedule for Flight III ). For completed information on Tickets and Ford Field, visit the MCBA website. Current MCBA State rankings .
10/28/2012 -   Congratulations to the FHS Marching Band. They finished first in Flight III at the Lakeland competition with a score of 82.70 and took all captions for music, marching and visual effect. Complete scores , MCBA Rankings . STATE FINALS next weekend. Schedules will be posted when made available.
10/20/2012 -   Congratulations to the FHS Marching Band. They finished first in Flight III at the Clarkston competition with a score of 81.65 and took all captions for music, marching and visual effect. Complete scores, MCBA Rankings . The band will be competing at the Huron Valley competition next week. Detailed scores and schedules will be posted when made available.
10/15/2012 -   FHS Marching Band will be competing is this Saturday (10/20) in the Clarkston MCBA Competition at Clarkston HS. Ferndale performs at 3:15pm. Complete schedule and details .


10/1/2012 -  FHS Marching Band will be competing is this Saturday (10/6) in the Bands of America Regional Competition at the Pontiac Silverdome. Ferndale performs at 2:00pm. Complete schedule and details .

9/27/2012 -  Order MCBA State Finals Pre-sale Tickets Now! - Order tickets now for the November 3rd Marching Band State Finals and save $2 per ticket.  To purchase, complete the order form and submit to Mr. Jamison, with payment, by Wednesday, October 3rd.  
9/16/2012 - The first FHS Marching Band competition is this Saturday (9/22) at the Novi Fan Fair. Ferndale performs at 4:45pm. Flight III begins at 3:45. Complete details.
9/7/2012 - Thursdays at Dino's to Support the Marching Band - During the month of September, Dino's restaurant will donate up to 25% of its Thursday breakfast, lunch and dinner sales to the Ferndale Marching Band. No need to present a flyer or mention the fundraiser to your server but feel free to thank them for supporting the band if you wish.
6/5/2012 -  FAB Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 9th, at FHS - The Marching Band and other FAB groups are hosting a rummage sale this Saturday, June 9th, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., to help students raise money to pay for FAB-sponsored such as Marching Band, music trips, and more. Make sure you stop by and check it out! While there, you can also stop by Ferndale's Relay for Life event.  See accompanying news item below.
6/4/2012 -  Don't Miss Ferndale's Relay for Life This Weekend - Ferndale is once again hosting an American Cancer Society Relay for life to raise funds in support of cancer research and patient assistance. Come out and support the many participating teams, including a FAB Alumni team , an Orch Support team , and a FHS Orchestra & Friends team . This 24-hour event runs from 10 a.m. Saturday  to 10 a.m. Sunday, on the FHS football field.
5/23/2012 - Have Dinner at Howe's Bayou on June 12th and Support the Marching Band - Come in between 4-9 p.m. and mention this flyer to your server, and the restaurant will donate 25% of what you spend that evening to the Ferndale Marching Band.
5/19/2012 -  Marching Band Schedules and many other forms for the 2012 season are now available online.  You'll find them on the 2012 Marching Band page .
5/17/2012 -   Join the Fun at Saturday evening's FAB Alumni Scavenger Hunt - $5/person. This event is a fund raiser for the FAB Alumni group's Ferndale Relay for Life Team.
5/16/2012 -  Marching Band Fundraiser Tonight at the WAB - Come eat at Woodward Avenue Brewery between 4-9 p.m. tonight (5/16) and the WAB will donate 25% of what you spend to the Ferndale HS Marching Band.  No flyer is needed, just mention this fund raiser to your server.
11/5/2011 -   2011 STATE CHAMPIONS!!!!
Ferndale High School Golden Eagle Marching Band takes 1st place in Flight III competition at the 2011 MCBA State Championship. Ferndale received a score of 86.34 and also won the caption awards for Best Music and Best Marching for their show (No) Strings Attached. Byron Center placed 2nd with a score of 85.52 and took the caption award for Best General Effect. Dewitt finished 3rd with a score of 84.58. This is Ferndale's 7th state championship in the last eight years. Congratulations to ALL THE BANDS!!! Complete scores . Free Press , Student Musician

10/30/2011 -   ON TO STATE FINALS!!! For the 20th straight year the FHS Golden Eagle Marching Band will be competing at the Michigan Competing Band Association State Finals!! Ferndale performs at 6:15pm, Saturday Nov 5th at Ford Field. Flight III begings competition at 3:45pm. Championship Schedule ,  Championship Information. State Rankings
10/29/2011 - Ferndale places 1st at Huron Valley competition. The FHS Golden Eagle Marching Band had another outstanding performance today and took first place in flight III with a score of 84.69.  The band also received the music, marching and general effect caption awards. Congratulations band!!!  Complete scores , Current State Rankings    .


10/23/2011 - Ferndale places 1st at Clarkston competition. The FHS Golden Eagle Marching Band continued their 2011 season with an outstanding performance Saturday. Ferndale scored 80.97 and captured all captions awards for music, marching and general effect. Complete scores, Current State Rankings   .

10/8/2011 -   Congratulations to the FHS Golden Eagle Marching Band for qualifying for the BOA Regional Finals today at the Pontiac Silverdome. In the preliminary round, Ferndale finished in the top 10 of all bands performing in all flights. Doors open for tonight’s finals at 6pm.
10/5/2011 -  The schedule for the Bands of America preliminary competition, for Saturday, October 8th, 2011 , is now posted. Ferndale performs at 4:00pm at the Pontiac Silverdome. Groups from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Nebraska and Georgia will be competing. Preliminary competition begins at 11am. Preliminary Awards are at 4:45pm. The top 10 schools are invited back to perform for Finals which begin at 7:45pm.
9/24/2011 -  The Marching Band is off to a really good start. If you couldn't make it to Novi, you missed a really good show. The final score was 73, which is excellent for a first performance. Next Stop - Bands of America is on Saturday, October 8.
9/24/2011 -   Ferndale places 1st at Novi competition. The FHS Golden Eagle Marching Band began their 2011 season with an outstanding performance Saturday. Ferndale scored 73.55 and captured all captions awards for music, marching and general effect. Complete scores .
9/22/2011 -   First Marching Band competition is this Saturday (9/24) at Novi HS. Performance time is 6:45pm. Travel Note: Novi Road is closed, so take the Beck Road exit off of I-96, go South to 10 Mile Road. Turn left onto 10 Mile Road, heading east, to Novi HS. Map
8/17/2011 - Band Camp Daily Blog
Camp is over  - Kids coming home!
Day 6 at CampDay 5 at CampDay 4 at CampDay 3 at CampDay 2 at CampDay 1 at Camp
8/16/2011 -   Reaching Full Potential with the Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band - Ferndale Patch
8/10/2011 -   Marching Band Preps for Band Camp - Ferndale Patch Blog
8/5/2011 - An Inside Look at the 2011 Ferndale High School Golden Eagle Marching Band on the Ferndale Patch . Stacey Jamison will be updating the Patch regularly with pictures and news.
7/25/2011 - Bleed for the Band Blood Drive - August 3rd, from 3pm to 9pm. We must have 56 pints of blood collected in order to receive any monies (56 pints=$1000). We only have 26 people signed up as of 7/25. Please schedule your appointmen today.
7/10/2011 - The Ferndale Orchestras are proud to host the Albert Einstein Gymnasium Symphony Orchestra from Boblingen, Germany as part of the Blue Lake International Exchange Program.  The 67 musicians and staff of the orchestra will be staying with families in and around the Ferndale area from Saturday July 9th - Tuesday July 12th.

Join us for their concert Monday evening at 7:30 in the FHS Auditorium.  The AEG Symphony Orchestra will be performing an exciting program that includes Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain (featured in the original Fantasia), the Grieg Piano Concerto, and selections from West Side Story.  It is a great opportunity to show our community's support for the arts by having a big audience turnout to support these young international musicians.  It is also a great opportunity to show our students what students just like them from another country are capable of musically.

6/8/2011 - 2011 Marching Band forms and documents now online - Parents of 2011 FHS Marchers, copies of the forms distributed at the May parent meeting can now be downloaded from the Marching Band page on this site.  The roster form, band camp health form, DCI permission slip, fee payment schedule and more are all available on this page.
5/4/2011 - The Ferndale Schools has been named a 'Best Community for Music Education' among the top Districts in the nation! Ferndale joins Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Jennison and Mt Pleasant as the only Michigan schools recognized. Thank You Ferndale for supporting the arts! More info here.
4/16/2011 - FAB welcomes three new faces to its 2011-2012 Board of Directors .  Amy Ceglarek, Irenita Goedert and Jim Sweeney were elected at the Annual Membership Meeting on March 30, 2011. In addition, Carissa Gaden, Karin Jahn and Lisa Wetzen were re-elected to the Board. All terms are for two years and begin on July 1, 2011. Congratulations and thank you for your committment to Ferndale's fine arts programs!

4/13/2011 - 2011 Drumline News: FHS students: Stirling Davis, Joey Traynor, Chris Melnick and Janay Hughes perform with the Farmington United Percussion Ensemble in Independent A class of the Michigan Color Guard Circuit. Their show, Everything Blue, won the 2011 State Championship for their class on April 3 at Saginaw Valley State University.

FHS '07 Alumni David Cardelli performs with the Farmington United Percussion Ensemble in Independent Open class of the Michigan Color Guard Circuit. Their Show, The Fall of Atlantis, won the 2011 State Champioinshiop for their class on April 3 at Saginaw Valley State University.

Both groups will compete at the World Championship Competition held in Dayton, Ohio on Friday, April 15.
3/12/2011 - OKLAHOMA Opens tonight! Come on out to the Musical Theatre Boosters presentation featuring 65 Ferndale students from JFK, Coolidge, FMS and FHS. Shows dates are Saturday 3/12 at 7:30pm, Sunday 3/13 at 3pm, Friday 3/19 at 7:30pm, Saturday 3/20 at 7:30pm, Sunday 3/21 at 3pm.
2/26/2011 - Taste of Music III - Thanks to all who attended this event on February 24, 2011. A good time was had by all and FAB raised approximately $3,000 to purchase needed items  for the Ferndale Schools K-12 fine arts programs It's not too late to make a donation toward the purchase of these items. Click here for a donation form and for information on benefits provided to sponsors at certain giving levels.
2/16/2011 - Music O' The Green tickets available online - $35 sponsor tickets to FAB's Feb. 24 fund raiser Music O' the Green are now available for purchsse online .  Lower price general admission tickets will be avaialble at the door.  Join us and help raise funds to purchase needed items for K-12 fine arts programs in the district.
1/5/2011 - New 2011 Ferndale Orchestra T-shirts are available!  Show your orchestra pride by purchasing shirt in one of four colors representing the four stringed instruments. On the front they all feature the slogan "It's an Orch Dork thing.  It's not that I can't explain it. It's just that you wouldn't understand."  with the corresponding clef for the instrument. On the back they have the Ferndale Public Schools Orchestras logo. Violin (yellow/teble clef), Viola (blue/alto clef), cello (green/bass clef) and bass (pink/bass clef). Order form , Orchestra page.
12/31/2010 -   The second annual Night of FABulous Entertainment was a night of great music, comedy and short movies - all by local musician and artists! Read more about the night on the Ferndale Patch.
12/21/2010 - Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year to all of the great Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Students, Instructors and Boosters!!! 
12/20/2010 - December 29th Night of FABulous Entertainment - Mark your calendars for FAB's 2nd annual variety show featuring lots of local entertainment from throughout our community. Read more about the lineup, times and tickets.
12/16/2010 - Donate Blood onDecember 21st and help both the American Red Cross & the FHS Marching Band. This event is a fund raiser for the Ferndale Marching Band. The more blood donors we have that evening, the more money the Red Cross will donate to the band. This is a win-win event. The Red Cross will receive much needed blood supplies for Southeast Michigan and we will receive much needed funds for our band. If you are able, we ask that you consider supporting us and the American Red Cross in this effort.   Schedule an appointment for December 21st, 2010 between 1pm and 7pm.  Sponsor Code: ferndalemusic

12/6/2010 - FAB will once again be serving refreshments at the downtown Ferndale Ice Festival on Saturday, December 11th.
Calling all bakers, we are looking for donations of cookies and brownies to serve in the Ice Festival Warming Tent.  If you can donate several dozen for this event, please contact Karin Jahn at jahnk1@sbcglobal.net. Donations can be dropped off at Karin's house (39 Oakdale Blvd., Pleasant Ridge) or in Mr. Moy's orchestra room the day before the event.
Volunteers Needed to Serve Refreshments. Many 1 hour shifts are available from 10am to 6pm. more information
11/10/2010 - Kim Schroeder, vocal music teacher at Ferndale High School and Ferndale Middle School is proud to announce that all of the students who auditioned for State Honors Choirs were selected!

MSVMA High School Region C Honors Choir:
Michael Western (12th grade) and Troy Dill-Reese (10th gr).
The State performance will take place in December at Anchor Bay HS.
MSVMA MS/JH State Honors Choir: Tiara Nelson (9th gr), Deonna Davis (9th gr), Santeno Soave (8th gr), Jeremy Turner (9th gr), Angel Morales (8th gr) and Parris Davis (7th gr).
The State performance will take place in Grand Rapids in January.
11/10/2010 - Read about the new Ferndale Orchestra Mentorship Program. Every elementary orchestra student has been paired with a high school orchestra student.
11/10/2010 - The Student Enterprise Theatre Production or Peter Pan opens this Thursday!!! This is a play for children of all ages, who enjoy fantasy, humor and ticking crocodiles.
Shows: Thurs, Nov. 11, 7:30 pm | Fri, Nov. 12, 7:30 pm | Sat, Nov. 13, 7:30 pm | Sun Nov. 14 , 3 pm. 
Tickets: $5 for adults, $4 for students and senior citizens, and $3 for children 12 and under
11/6/2010 - 2010 STATE CHAMPIONS!!!!
Ferndale High School Golden Eagle Marching Band takes 1st place in Flight III competition at the 2010 MCBA State Championship.  Ferndale received a score of 83.62 and also won the caption awards for Best Marching and Best General Effect for their show Interstellar Suite. Byron Center placed 2nd with a score of 82.28 and took the caption award for Best Music. Stevensville Lakeshore finished 3rd with a score of 81.75. Congratulations to ALL THE BANDS!!! Complete Scores,

Links: Student and Musician,   Jolesch PicturesMr. Video.   

11/5/2010 - ON TO STATE FINALS!!! For the 19th straight year the FHS Golden Eagle Marching Band will be competing at the Michigan Competing Band Association State Finals!! Ferndale performs at 9:45pm, Saturday Nov 6th at Ford Field. Flight III begings competition at 7:45pm. Championship Information. State Rankings
10/30/2010 - Ferndale Marching Band Takes 1st Place at Huron Valley Competition - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band finished 1st in Flight III competition with a score of 79.32.  The band also received the captions for Best Marching and Best General Effect.  Congratulations Eagles! Complete Scores , Pre-State Finals CAS Scores
10/23/2010 -  Ferndale Marching Band Takes 1st Place at West Bloomfield Competition - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band finished 1st in Flight III competition with a score of 78.19.  The band also received the captions for Best Marching, Best Music and Best General Effect. Redford Thurston finsihed 2nd with a score of 73.12. Congratulations bands! Complete scoresState CAS Scores .
10/11/2010 -  The Michigan Competing Band Association State Rankings (CAS)   for Marching Bands are now available.
10/8/2010 - FHS Homecoming Parade today at 6:00 p.m. - This year the parade will begin at Geary Park (Pinecrest & Earl Blvd.) and march straight down Pinecrest to the high school.  Come on out and cheer the kids on this beautiful evening.  Football game begins at 7:00 p.m.  FHS plays Birmingham Groves.
10/6/2010 - 4th Anuall FAB Scavanger Hunt - Saturday,October 16th. Our theme this year is "As Seen On TV”.  Check-In starts at 7:00 p.m. at FHS Front Parking Lot. The hunt lasts from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.   More Information
10/3/2010 - Ferndale Marching Band Takes 1st Place at Lamphere Competition - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band finished 1st in Flight III competition last night with a score of 71.99.  The band also received the captions for Best Marching, Best Music and Best General Effect.  Congratulations band! Complete Scores
9/28/2010 - Marching Band Dessert Night is Wednesday, Sept 29, starting at 8pm. Come on out and enjoy an evening of friends and great desserts! Then, watch the Marching Band "final run" of their practice at 8:45pm.
Saturday's Madison Heights Lamphere competition times are set: Call time is 11:30am, Performance is 7:45pm and awards are at 8:45pm. Come on out and cheer on 3 South Oakland schools (Ferndale, Hazel Park and Madison Heights Lamphere). The competition is hosted by Madison Heights Lamphere which is located at 13 Mile Rd, just west of John R Road.  More info 
9/18/2010 - Ferndale Marching Band Scores 67.39 in First Competition of the Season - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band kicked off its 2010 season with a fantastic performance at the Troy Athens competition.  Ferndale took all three caption awards for best marching, music and general effect in Flight III. Ferndale also received the highest score of all eleven bands, in all flights, at the competition.  Congratulations to all the bands! Complete scores

9/9/2010 - New Marching Band Call Time for Saturday Rehearsal - Saturday's mini-camp will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m.  Student's will then have an hour for lunch before reporting back at 12:30 p.m. to prepare for the FHS vs. U of D football game. FYI, students and their families can receive a free hotdog lunch on Saturday, courtesy of the Eagles Pledge. It will be served in the FHS courtyard, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Juniors and Seniors can also enter their name in a scholarship drawing during this event so make sure you take advantage of this opportunity!
8/6/2010 - Marching Band Parent Meeting, Monday, August 9th - The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm in the FHS media center. The main purpose will be to discuss Band Camp at Interlochen.  Information on what to bring, daily schedule, medical questions and other important information will be presented.  This meeting is particularly important for parents of first-time band members. However, all parents are encouraged to attend.
8/5/2010 - FHS Marching Band /Red Cross Blood Drive a Big Success! - Thank you to everyone who donated blood yesterday at the 1st annual "Bleed for the Band" Marching Band fund raiser.  Approximately 75 people participated, providing much needed blood at the time of year when supplies are lowest. It was a great demonstation of community support.
7/25/2010 - Donate Blood on August 4th and help both the American Red Cross & the FHS Marching Band
On August 4th, from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m., the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at Ferndale High School. This event is a fund raiser for the Ferndale Marching Band. The more blood donors we have that evening, the more money the Red Cross will donate to the band. This is a win-win event. The Red Cross will receive much needed blood supplies for Southeast Michigan and we will receive much needed funds for our band. If you are able, we ask that you consider supporting us and the American Red Cross in this effort.   Schedule an appointment for Wednesday, Aug 4th, 2010 between 3pm and 9pm.  Sponsor Code: ferndalemusic
6/18/2010 - Mr. Jamison named MSBOA Teacher to the Year for Band - Elon Jamison, FPS Performing Arts Coordinator and Director of Bands at FHS, was named the 2010 Band Teacher of the Year for District 4 of the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association. Congratuations Mr. J. and thanks for all your hard work!
6/17/2010 - FOR SALE! Giant Leaves and Pink Gerber-Daisy Umbrellas from the 2009 marching band show, "Planet Earth". $5 each - Available at FHS at the end of this Saturday's mini-camp (4:00 p.m.) and Monday/Wednesday evening next week, after rehearsal ... while supplies last! Proceeds from the sale will go towards the Marching Band and Color Guard programs. See Jason McIntosh (Color Guard instructor) if interested.
6/8/2010 - Summer Elementary and Middle School Band/Orchestra Camps  - LOWER PRICE
The Ferndale Schools Music Department will once again be running summer music camps for students entering grades 5-8 this Fall.  The program will take place Monday through Thursday mornings at FHS from July 12-29.  A final concert will be on Thursday, July 29 at 7 pm. Thanks to grants from the FAB and the Ferndale Middle School Music Boosters, the price has been reduced from $80 to $65! The deadline to register is June 16. Contact Elon Jamison for more information at 248/586-8646. More information
6/7/2010 - This Saturday, June 12, 2010, is the Marching Band Rummage Sale from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. If you have items to donate, please bring them by Ferndale High School early on the 12th, or drop them off at Irenita Goedert's house on the 11th. Call Irenita at 248-398-6030.
5/18/2010 - Most Marching Band Documents have been updated from 2009 versions to 2010 versions and all schedules have now been posted. 
5/16/2010 - Marching Band Parent Meeting Monday, May 17th - The meeting for parents of first-time marchers will begin at 6:30 p.m. The meeting for parents of all Marching Band members will begin at 7:30 p.m. Both meetings will be in the FHS Media Center. Questions?  contact Stephanie Melnick .
5/5/2010 - FAB Flower Sale Delivery - Saturday, May 8th between 12pm and 3pm at FHS.  Flower Sale Details 
4/7/2010 - FAB Flower Sale - order now thru April 23rd - The FAB is holding its first-ever flower sale, selling many varieties in flats, pots, and hanging baskets. Click here for an order form. All proceeds will be used to support the Ferndale Schools fine arts programs. Flower delivery will be May 8th, just in time for Mother's Day.
3/24/2010 - 2010 FSFAB Annual Meeting - Wednesday, March 31st, 6:30pm in the FHS Media Center
Come celebrate the FPS fine arts program achievements, learn about future goals, elect new FAB Board members and see the FHS Winter Color Guard special demonstration. Come meet, mingle and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, desserts and beverages. more information

3/15/2010 - Congratulations to both the FHS Symphony Band & Wind Ensemble for their MSBOA District Festival performances. Both the Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble scored straight "I"s from all judges! Congratulations!!!
3/12/2010 - The Ferndale WinterGuard is holding a fund raiser at Lilies Seafood, in downtown Royal Oak , on March 23rd, from 7 – 9 PM. Money raised will help pay for the group's transportation to Dayton , Ohio to watch the WGI World Class semi-finals in April. More Details
3/2/2010 - Orchestra Solo & Ensemble Results - Congratulations to the following Ferndale High School students
Natalie Melnick - violin solo - I;  Kevin Melnick, Maggie Maiorana - cello duet - I
Kevin Melnick - cello solo - I;  Kelsey Dupuis - viola solo - II
Christina Marshall - violin solo - II;  Kenya Trammell, Katlynn Hughes - cello duet - II
Mariah Wilson - violin solo - I

3/1/2010 - 2010 Band Solo & Ensemble Results - Congratulations to the following FHS band students:
The following soloists received a 1 rating:
Marc Tellier, Celeste Goedert, Jonah Meltzer, Megan Campbell, Dea Closson, Rachel Akers
The following students received a 1 rating as members of ensembles:
Owen Carroll, Stirling Davis, Kaitlyn McCord, Joey Traynor, Paige Pfleger, Chris Melnick, Celeste Goedert, Haley Greer, Gaby Leas, Michael Tellier, Joe Arocho, Janay Hughes, Kelsey Wilson, Lexi Brisson-Fast, Seth Price, Peter Ceglarek, Megan Campbell, Kelsey Sanders, Mallory Fuller, Hannah Reiter, Kayla Hughes, Dan Murphy, Cody Thompson, Andrew Burrell,Omar Khalasawi, Dea Closson, Rachel Akers, Rachel Hubert, Jordan Haines, Maggie May, Jillian Rossman
The following students received a II rating as members of an ensemble:
Emma Whipple, Dominic Sweeney, Tyler Migan, Taylor Evans, Gabii Paul, Jonah Meltzer, John Akers, Bryan Reeves, Avery Gaden, Randell Seaton, Chelsea Carney, Sarah Lisiscki, Gina Soave, Nikko Colby, Ryan Campbell, Keith Pickens, James Forsyth, Mike Western

2/15/2010 - Congratulations to Imani McCann and Michael Western for being selected to the 2010 State Honors Choir! In addition, Michael Western has been selected to the 2010 ALL-STATE CHOIR!

1/31/2010 - OrchSupport to hold Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser on February 26th - OrchSupport, the FAB's orchestra booster committee, is holding a bowl-a-thon fund raiser at Luxury Lanes, from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Feburary 26th. Proceeds to help support the Ferndale Public Schools 4th-12th grade orchestra program. 
1/12/2010 - FAB to Host Feb. 6th MCGC Percussion Show at FHS - for more information, visit our new Percussion Show web page .
1/3/2010 - Thank You to all the performers at the FABs  Night of FABulous Entertainment . It was a wonderful success. Thank you to the Grateful Dads, Gerry Brisson and Bob O'Brien ("and friends"), the Fran Project Experience, Scott Baumgartner, Obscure History and the Blue Jays. A BIG Thank You also goes out to all the parents and students that organized and worked the event.
12/16/2009 - Purchase Tickets Now for "A Night of FABulous Entertainment " - Don't miss The FAB's first every variety show, featureing the talent of local parents, alumni, and students. The show takes place on Jaunary 2nd, at 7:00 p.m., in the Fenrdale High School auditorium.   Advance tickets are $5 and can be purchased online, at most Ferndale schools, or by contacting Eileen Wunderlich
11/10/2009 - FHS Marching Band to Perform in Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade - The band will perform in the November 21st parade, which begins at 10:00 a.m.  Call time for the band that morning will be 8:15 a.m.  An audio recording of this year's Planet Earth show will be available soon. 
11/7/2009 - STATE CHAMPIONS!!!! Ferndale High School Golden Eagle Marching Band takes 1st place in Flight III competition at the 2009 MCBA State Championship.  Ferndale received a score of 85.95 and also won the caption award for Best Marching for their show Planet Earth. Grand Rapids Northview placed 2nd with a score of 85.50 and took the caption award for Best General Effect. Stevensville Lakeshore finished 3rd with a score of 85.45 and took the caption award for Best Music. Congratulations to ALL THE BANDS!!! Complete Scores, Jolesch PhotographyDetroit Free Press article ,  Mr Video 
11/2/2009 - ON TO STATE FINALS!!! For the 18th straight year the FHS Golden Eagle Marching Band will be competing at the Michigan Competing Band Association State Finals!! Ferndale performs at 12:10pm, Saturday Nov 7th at Ford Field. Complete performance scheduleState Rankings  

10/31/2009 - Ferndale Marching Band Takes 1st Place at Lakeland Competition - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band  placed first in Flight III competition today with a score of 80.6.  The band also received the captions for best music, best marching and best general effect. Congratulations band! Complete Scores   - State Rankings  - ON TO STATE FINALS!!! Ferndale performs at 12:10pm, Saturday Nov 7th at Ford Field. Completed performance schedule
10/24/2009 - Ferndale Marching Band Takes 1st Place at Clarkston Competition - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band  placed first in Flight III competition today with a score of 80.7.  The band also received the captions for best music, best marching and best general effect. Congratulations band! Complete Scores  - State Rankings   (as of 10/24/2009)
10/18/2009 - Don't miss Hijinx and Hilarity Fall Concert Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 PM in the FHS auditorium. Free admission! Be prepared...it's not your "normal" concert! More details here  .
10/11/2009 - Join the 3rd Annual FAB Scavenger Hunt Saturday, Oct.17. Newcomers welcome!
10/11/2009 - Ferndale Marching Band Takes 1st Place at Linden Competition - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band placed first in Flight III competition yesterday with a score of 78.35.  The band also received the captions for best music, best marching and best general effect. Second place went to Hazel Park High School which scored a 68.45. South Lyon took third place with a score of 63.30. Congratulations to all the bands! Complete Scores - State Rankings  
10/9/2009 - Pictures of the FHS Marching Band's performance at the Trenton Inventational are now available online.
9/30/2009 - FAB Kicks Off Holiday Market Fund Raiser - Purchase a $20 Holiday Market gift card from the FAB.  When you use your card, Holiday will donate 5% of the money you spend back to the FAB, and you can reload your card any time you shop.  Click here for details.
9/27/2009 - Ferndale Marching Band Takes 1st Place at Trenton Competition - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band had an outstanding performance last night and received a score of 73.05.  The band also received the Flight III captions for Best Marching, Best Music and Best General Effect. Congratulations band! Complete scores. 
9/12/2009 - Ferndale Marching Band Scores 64.95 in First Competition of the Season - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band kicked off its 2009 season with a fantastic performance at the Troy Athens competition.  Ferndale was the only Flight III school performing at Athens and received the second highest score of all six bands at the competition.  The highest score went to last year's Flight I MCBA State Champions, West Bloomfield, who received a 67.75. Congratulations to all the bands! Complete Scores
9/10/2009 - ORCH Support to attend Curriculum Night/Open House Programs throughout the District to explain how parents can sign-up for Kroger/FAB Fundraiser! Look for FAB tables and ask, "how can my grocery shopping contribute to FAB?" We will do the rest. or, sign up now by following the attached directions .
9/9/2009 - Marching Band - Athens Schedule available. Call time 11a.m. Performance time 7:45p.m. Everyone must have their “Planet Earth” shirt and calf length black athletic socks.  Keep under uniform layers to a minimum.
9/9/2009 - No Marching Band Parent Meeting Tonight - The meeting originally scheduled for this evening has been canceled.  The next meeting will be on October 14th. However, parent help is needed to finish the props needed for Saturday's show.  All interested parents should come to the FHS band room at 6:00 p.m.
9/6/2009 - This summer the Ferndale Schools Orchestra Committee was formed (ORCH SUPPORT).It is an interested parent group to help ellicit support for the orchestra programs district-wide as part of a sub-committee of FAB. Check out their new page !
9/2/2009 - Marching Band Tag Day a Huge Success - On August 29th and 30th, the Marching Band held its annual Tag Day event to raise money for the band. Thanks to the hard work of the students and many parent volunteers, and the support of local businesses, we raised a record level of funds.
8/23/2009 - Volunteers Still Needed for Tag Day. We are still in need of parent volunteers to help work Tag Day on either Saturday, Aug. 29th or Sunday, Aug. 30.  Parents are asked to volunteer for one 4-hour shift, either morning or afternoon.  We particularly need help on Sunday from either 8:00 a.m. to noon or noon to 4:00 p.m..  If you can work one of these shifts, please contact Joan Weidner at weidner@greenmonkeysolutions.com .

A reminder that every student marching band member is expected to work one 2-hour shift on either Saturday or Sunday.  If your child has not yet signed up, please remind them to do so during Monday's rehearsal.  Tag Day is the Marching Band's biggest fund raiser of the season but its success is dependent upon having enough kids to send to all the different businesses over the two days and enough parent volunteers as well.  Please help us ensure the success of this event again this year.
8/5/2009 - Marching Band Camp Starts Monday, August 10th - The band will head to Interlochen for a week of camp where they will begin to learn this year's show.  Students need to be at the high school by 7:30 a.m. Monday morning.  They will return to FHS in the early afternoon on Monday, August 17th.  More details on band camp, including the daily schedule and a list of what to pack, are provided in the 2009 Interlochen Handbook.
8/5/2009 - Marching Band Heads to Indianapolis - Members of the FHS Marching Band are heading to Indianapolis on August 6th for a 2-day trip to watch the the quarter finals of Drum Corp International's World Championship competition.  Our students will see performances by some of the best marching bands in the country. What a great way to kick-off the FHS Golden Eagles' 2009 season!  
7/12/2009 - Don't fret if you missed the Marching Band parent meeting  that was held June 17th! A summary is posted on the Marching Band page and includes these topics:
     Indianapolis trip to see DCI Quarter Finals (August 6-7)
     Summer rehearsal schedule
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Parent volunteer opportunities
    • Upcoming fundraisers
You'll also find a list of upcoming meetings that begin in August. Stay tuned for more information!

6/13/2009 - Thank you Joan, Eileen, Jim, and Anna, our 2009-2010 officers of the FAB Board of directors
5/20/2009 - There was an eagle spotted soaring over Ferndale High School Tuesday at 3:00 pm that must be a good luck omen…. So you will want to keep your Eyes open for the Golden Eagle Marching Band Trailer. As the Eagle has landed and is located near the marching band room for all to see. It looks as if the Golden Eagle Marching Band will be noticed where ever they go!!! Thanks to everyone for their hard work putting this project together and make it the best it could be for all the members of Band and the School. Also a big thank you to Mr. Jerome Lemenu for his art work of the golden eagle on the side and golden eagle face...  Semi Trailer New Graphics Photos! as of 5/20/2009 
4/29/2009 - Congratulations to the FHS Women's Ensemble who received a "I" rating yesterday at the MSVMA State Choral Festival. Click here for more info.
4/28/2009 - Click here to read about Mr.Burke's fabulous middle school musicians participating in MSBOA State Festival and District IV Honors Band. 
4/18/2009 -

Attention FAB Alumni Parents - Our next event will be an evening of comedy at Ferndale's Go Comedy! on Saturday, May 16th.  Vist the Alumnni Parent page for more information


4/2/2009 - Congratulations to FHS Jazz Ensemble for earning straight 1's at MSBOA State Jazz Festival. The energy exuding from this group was incredible! 
4/2/2009 - News From the WGI Finals in Dayton: CONGRATULATIONS to Ferndale's Winterguard who scored an 83.4  in preliminary round at the WinterGuard International Championships. Ferndale now moves on to the semi-finals and will perform again Friday (4/3) morning. The top 16 teams from the semi finals will compete in the Finals Friday night. Preliminary Scores
3/31/2009 - FAB Elects New Board Members - The FAB welcomes four new faces to its Board of Directors for the 2009-2010 school year. Scott Brazeau, Carissa Gaden, Karin Jahn, and Lisa Wetzen were elected at the Annual Membership Meeting on March 30, 2009. Kim Saville and Joan Weidner were re-elected. All terms are for two years. Congratulations and thank you to all!
3/30/2009 - CONGRATULATIONS to Ferndale's Winterguard, the "Independent A" SILVER medalists with a score of 85.9 at the MCGC Winterguard State Championships, their highest score of the season. Their fabulous show "BLUMZ" was a close second (by two points) to Michigan State University's guard "State of Art".  Congratulations to Jason MacIntosh, his staff, the guard and all the support staff (parents, friends, bus & truck drivers, FPS Administration) for a wonderful MCGC season.  The guard will compete for the first time, at the WGI World Competition this Thursday and Friday in Dayton, Ohio. Keep your "GO Guard" chant in your thoughts this week!

3/19/2009 - FAB thanks all the businesses that supported the February 28th WGI Winterguard Competition at FHS. We encourage all Ferndale Fine Arts Boosters to support them in return.
3/15/2009 - Ferndale Winterguard Finishes 1st at Milford Competition - Congratulations to the Ferndale Winterguard who took first place in Independent A with a score of 82.20. See complete list of scores .
3/15/2009 - Congratulations to the FHS Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble. Both groups received a "1" rating at yesterday's MSBOA District Festival.
3/5/2009 - District festivals for FHS bands, orchestras and choirs are taking place this month.  See events listing below for specific dates and locations.
3/5/2009 - THANK YOU to everyone that helped make the February 28th Ferndale WinterGuard International Regional Competition a great success.

Also, Congratulations to Ferndale's Winterguard, who finished in Third Place in the "Independent A" division. See complete scores.

2/15/2009 - 2/14/2009 - FHS Winterguard scored 72.1 and finished in second place at Troy Athens HS. Complete scores
2/9/2009 - FHS Winterguard scored 67.1 and finished in third place at Plymouth Canton HS. Ferndale was four-tenths of a point behind Interplay who scored 67.5. Complete scores
1/18/2009 - FHS Winterguard scored 62.0 and finished in second place at West Bloomfield HS. Complete scores
1/13/2009 - The FHS Winterguard kicks off thier 2009 season with their first MCGC Winterguard Competition at West Bloomfield HS this Saturday, January 17, 2009. Performance Time is 9:10pm, with awards at 9:40pm.
1/6/2009 - Ferndale is proud to have 5 students selected to the District 4 Honors Band and 1 student selected to the District 4 Honors Jazz Band.
Honors Band members include Jonah Meltzer (trumpet), Daniel Cole (tuba), Randell Seaton (tuba), Chris Melnick (percussion) and Paige Pfleger (percussion) as well as to Honors Jazz band member Marc Tellier II (trumpet). Congratulations!!!
1/1/2009 - Attention FAB Alumni Parents - Jon & Pat Taisey invite you to join them on Saturday, January 3rd  from 8pm - 12 at
The WAB (Woodward Avenue Brewery). the WAB is located at 22646 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale (just south of 9 Mile on the East site. Come on out and and join some "old" friends to start the new year (cash bar). Don't forget to check the FAB Parent Alumni web page  of future activites and more information.
12/10/2008 - Congratulations to Mike Western, selected to perform with the All State Honors Choir at the MMC January 24, 2009. Details about the conference can be found here .
12/2/2008 - Congratulations to Dan Cole, who made All-State Band, and to Keith Wiley, who made All-State Orchestra. They will travel to Grand Rapids to perform as a member of those ensembles during the Michigan Music Conference, January 22-24. This is the same conference the FHS Wind Ensemble performed at last year.  2300 students auditioned, and only about 300 made it, so this is quite an achievement.
11/12/2008 - The 2008 MCBA State Final Photos of the FHS Marching Band  are now available online from Jolesch.
11/2/2008 - Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band had a spectacular performance and took home the third place trophy at the 2008 MCBA Championships with a score of 81.5. Congratulations to first place Stevensville Lakeshore (86.55) and Grand Rapids Northview (81.9) and all the other bands who competed. We can't wait for next season!
10/26/2008 - For the 19th straight year the Ferndale High School Golden Eagle Marching Band has qualified for the Michigan Competing Band Association State Finals!!!!! Finals will be November 1, 2008 at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. More information will follow regarding performance times once the schedule has been finalized. Only the top ten bands from each flight (Ferndale is in Flight III) qualifiy for State Finals  State Rankings
10/25/2008 - Ferndale takes first place at Huron Valley Competition - Today, the Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band finished 1st in Flight III competition at Lakeland High School.  The band received a score of 83.5 and also recieved all three caption awards.  Congratulations band! Complete Scores
10/22/2008 - Lance Luce Photography has posted pictures of the Ferndale HS Marching Band  from the West Bloomfield competition... Check them out...
10/22/2008 - 5th Annual Marching Band Dessert Night - Monday, October 22th, 8:00 p.m.  At FHS Football Field (concession stand area)  Come enjoy a variety of desserts and watch the Marching Band prepare for State Finals.  If you're able, please bring a dessert to share.  We will also have coffee, hot chocolate, plates, forks, cups & napkins. At 8:45 p.m. we'll all gather in the home stands to watch the final run-through of the show.
10/19/2008 - Ferndale Marching Band takes 1st place at West Bloomfield competition - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band placed 1st in Flight III competition Saturday with a score of 80.1.  Ferndale also won all three caption awards for Best Music, Best Marching and Best General Effect. Mt. Pleasant finished second with a score of 74.0. Congratulations to all bands. Complete scores, State Rankings  as of 10/18/2008.
10/16/2008 - The Marching Band will be busy this weekend with a football game Friday night against Waterford Mott (performance time around 8pm - halftime) and then the MCBA Competition Saturday night at West Bloomfield HS, performance time 8:30pm. Come out and show your support.
10/4/2008 - Ferndale Marching Band takes 2nd place at Hudsonville competition - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band placed 2nd in Flight III competition today with a score of 68.00.  First place, and all three caption awards, went to Stevensville Lakeshore who finished with a score of 73.25.  Congratulations to both bands. Complete Scores
9/29/2008 - More Photos from the Marching Band's Woodhaven Competition can be viewed online.  
9/21/2008 - Ferndale Marching Band Takes 1st Place at Woodhaven Competition - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band finished 1st in Flight III competition today, with a score of 61.95.  The band also took all three caption awards: Best Music, Best Marching, and Best General Effect.  Congratulations band! You're off to a great start.  Click here to see photos of the Fire & Ice performance. Complete Scores
9/20/2008 - Marching Band Alumni Parents.  A new group is forming just for YOUClick here for more info.
9/19/2008 - Marching Band First MCBA Competition of the 2008 season is Saturday (9/20). The Golden Eagle Band will be traveling to Woodhaven HS. Performance time is 4:30pm. Full day schedule, Map to Woodhaven HS  
9/19/2008 - Marching Band Parents - After the March-A-Thon (9/27) we would like have a finger food snacks for the marching band kids who will be working so hard. We are looking for finger food donations & parents to set up before the kids return. Please contact Kim Saville @ 248 506-3075 if you are able to help with this. After the March-a-thon (at approx 6:00 p.m.) we will be continuing our fund raising efforts with a $1.00 a scoop Ice Cream Sunday bar. We are also looking for donations of toppings for this event.
9/16/2008 - FAB Hosts Used Instrument Sale: The FAB is looking for people interested in selling their used instruments at its sale on September 30th. The purpose of the sale is to help students entering Ferndale School's award-winning music program find low-cost, quality band and orchestra instruments. Check out our Instrument Sale webpage for details .
Interested sellers can come and sell their instruments in person or have the FAB sell for them at a price the owner designates. Instrument donations are also welcome. If you aren't sure what your instrument is worth, the FAB can help you determine a fair market price.  If you, or anyone you know, are interested in selling or donating an instrument, please contact Mark Berger .

9/14/2008 - Congratulations to team Devil Dogs for their win in the 2nd Annual FAB Alumni Parent Scavenger Hunt.  The Devil Dogs bested the second place Savage Scavengers by just 5 points to take home the soggy win. 
9/12/2008 - Don't miss the 2nd Annual FAB Alumni Parent Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, Sept. 13th.
9/12/2008 - TONIGHT is the first performance of the 2008 FHS Marching Band. Activities start at 7pm with the undefeated FHS Eagle Football team taking on Andover. Halftime will feature the defending State Champion FHS Marching Band performing their 2008 show "Fire and Ice".

The Marching Band also has a MiniCamp tomorrow (Saturday 9/13) from 10am to 5pm. Be sure to come dressed for all weather conditions. 
9/8/2008 - Marching Band Families,  If you preordered Marching Band T-shirts and/or sweatshirts and have not yet picked them up, please see Cathy Greer or Mr. Jamison at your earliest convenience so we can get these to you.

If you did not preorder but would like to by a shirt, sweatshirt or hoody, the FAB General Store will be selling them at the FHS home football games this season.  The first home game is this Friday, September 12th, against Andover. Look for the white FAB tent in the end zone.
8/26/2008 -  Thank You to all the students and parents who worked Tag Day this past weekend.  Your efforts helped the Marching Band raise over $4,400!
8/11/2008 - BAND CAMP BEGINS TODAY!! Check out the local weather at Interlochen by clicking here !! Check back for updates and news often!
6/3/2008 -   Marching Band Forms & Handouts Now Posted Online - The Marching Band web page now contains important handouts and forms that need to be completed and turned in.  If you have a student in the band, please visit this page to make sure you have all the necessary information, including details on the car magnet fund raiser that began June 2nd.
6/2/2008 -   FHS Marching Band Kicks Off Car Magnet Fund Raiser - Now through June 16th, members of the FHS Marching Band will be selling Ferndale Eagles and Ferndale Marching Band car magnets at a cost of $5.00 each. To order a magnet, contact any Marching Band member or email Tammy Dengate .
5/12/2008 -   FHS Marching Band Parent Meeting on May 14th - A meeting for parents of all 2008 Marching Band participants will be held this Wednesday, May 14th, at 6:30 p.m., in the FHS Media Center.  All parents should make every effort to attend.
5/9/2008 -

The FHS Jazz Band was recently on the MemoryLane internet/radio show. The sound bite from their spot is now available on the Jazz Band Page . This is a great performance by the group. Check out the announcer at the end and his amazement as to how good this group is!!!


5/6/2008 -  It's that time again!  Colorguard tryouts are May 13th and 14th, with a special middle school workshop May 9th. See Events below for more information.
5/1/2008 -   Check out the latest info on the Semi-Trailer project here!!
4/23/2008 - Flamingo Flocking season is upon us - For $25 you can have one of the Marching Band's 25-bird flocks land on a lawn of your choice in the Ferndale School District.  For more information, contact Tammy Dengate or go to the FAB's Flamingo Flocking webpage . The FAB extends a special thank you to Gus Siegmund for once again providing our FABulous Flocking banners.
3/25/2008 -   Come to the FAB Annual meeting, Wednesday, April 9, 2008. Enjoy FABulous student entertainment and hear about our fine arts accomplishments while enjoying snacks provided by the board. Voting members will elect new officers at this meeting. More booster information here.
3/21/2008 -   Semi Trailer Purchases and Donations have begun to arrive... Check out the Wish-List on the Semi Trailer page and the progress being made.
3/16/2008 -   Don't miss MSBOA District Jazz Festival at Royal Oak High School, Wednesday, April 2, 2008. Ferndale High School Jazz Ensemble performs at 5:15 p.m. The Ferndale Middle School Jazz Band will also be performing. FMS Time TBA. No admission charge.

3/10/2008 - The FMS Symphony Band received a II Rating at District Festival. The FMS Wind Ensemble received a I Rating qualifying them to participate in the state festival. Congratulations to all our Middle School Musicians!!
3/9/2008 -   Congratulations to FHS Combined Full Orchestra for earning a "l" rating at MSBOA District IV Festival on Saturday, March 8, 2008. The group filled Lake Orion's stage with professionalism and FABulous music. A big thanks to parent helpers on this day.

3/3/2008 - Congratulations to both the FHS Symphony Band & Wind Ensemble for their MSBOA Festival performances. The Symphony Band scored two "I" and a "II" in performance and a "I" in sightreading for an overall "I" rating. This performance was followed up by the Wind Ensemble scoring straight "I" from all judges. Orchestra goes to festival March 8 and Jazz Band's date is April 2. Parent helpers needed! Contact Mr. Jamison or Mr. Moy if you can help.
3/2/2008 - Marching Band Semi-Trailer "Wish List". A lot of work has already been completed to prep the trailer for outfitting. Our Trailer committee, headed by Ben Nash, has come up with a "wish list" of items needed to outfit the trailer. Now we need your help, contributions and/or donations. Check out the wish List on the Marching Band Semi-Trailer page for more information.
3/1/2008 - Congratulations to Mr. Jamison and the FHS Wind Ensemble for their fabulous performance at Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids on January 26th!  Learn more about this performance and the many FABulous donors who made the trip possible.
2/28/2008 - Thank you to the many volunteers who helped make the WGI Ferndale Regional Competition a success February 9 at FHS. Special thanks to the FABulous planning committee! Hope to see everyone at the FAB Annual meeting on April 9, 2008 @ 7:00 P.M.
2/1/2008 -   Solo & Ensemble is on!!! In spite of the snow day February 1st, the MSBOA District Solo & Ensemble festival will go on as planned Saturday, Feb. 2 at Walled Lake Northern. Mr. Jamison will be in the band room from 3:00-6:00 PM Friday if students need to collect instruments, music, or site maps for the event. Students should have maps and schedules that were passed out in class. Please arrive Saturday with lots of patience as Friday events rescheduled to Saturday will likely cause backups.

1/9/2008 - Reminder: The FHS Wind Ensemble Pre-Conference Concert will be January 17th at 7pm in the FHS Auditorium. Enjoy this FABulous group as they prepare to head off to the at the prestigious Michigan Music Conference on January 25 & 26 in Grand Rapids.
12/18/2007 - FHS Vocal Concert Rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 19th - The high school choir concert, which was snowed-out Monday evening, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 19th, at 7:30 pm, in the FHS auditorium. Call time for choir members is 6:45 p.m.  There will also be a rehearsal for everyone after school on Wednesday, beginning at 3:20 p.m. Questions? contact Ms. Schroeder .
11/8/2007 - Pictures of the 2007 Marching Band MCBA State Championship can be seen on the Jolesch web site. In addition, Mr. Video DVDs are available.
11/4/2007 - Ferndale Marching Band Success Reported in the Free Press - Check out today's Free Press article on Saturday's MCBA State Championships. Click here to view scores for all the bands that competed yesterday.
11/3/2007 - FOUR-PEET!! The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band won their FOURTH STRAIGHT Michigan Competing Band Association Flight III State Championship title. Ferndale scored an 86.85, and captured the judge's awards for Best Marching and Best General Effect, and tied with Stevensville Lakeshore for Best Music. Ferndale just nudged out Stevensville Lakeshore who also performed a fabulous show and had a second place score of 85.55. Congratulations to all bands that competed!!! Complete scores will be posted when available.
10/27/2007 -  Ferndale Marching Band Takes 1st Place at Huron Valley Competition - Next up: STATE FINALS - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band finished 1st in Flight III competition with a score of 79.5.  The band also received the captions for Best Marching and Best General Effect. Farmington Harrison finished in 2nd place with a 77.25 and Grand Rapids Northview finished third. Harrison and Norhtview tied for the Best Music award. Complete scoresPre-Finals State Rankings . Congratulations to All Bands!!
10/25/2007 - 4th Annual Marching Band Dessert Night - Monday, October 29th, 8:00 p.m.
At FHS Football Field (concession stand area)
Come enjoy a variety of desserts and watch the Marching Band prepare for State Finals.  If you're able, please bring a dessert to share.  We will also have coffee, hot chocolate, plates, forks, cups & napkins. At 8:45 p.m. we'll all gather in the home stands to watch the final run-through of the show.
10/23/2007 - Pictures of the Golden Eagle Marching Band performing at the West Bloomfield Invitational are now available on PDQ Photos.
10/21/2007 -  Ferndale Marching Band Takes 1st Place at West Bloomfield Competition - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band finished 1st in Flight III competition with a score of 80.65.  The band also received the captions for Best Marching and Best General Effect.  Second place and the caption for Best Music went to Marysville who received a score of 74.35. Complete scores - Current State Rankings 
10/13/2007 -  Ferndale Marching Band Takes 1st Place at Plymouth-Canton Competition - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band finished 1st in Flight III competition with a score of 70.55.  The band also received the captions for Best Marching and Best General Effect.  Second place and the caption for Best Music went to Farmington Harrison who received a score of 70.20. Gibraltor-Carlson took third place with a score of 60.45.  Congratulations bands! Complete Scores - Current State Rankings
10/8/2007 - Marching Band performance schedule  for the Plymouth Canton Great Lakes Invitational (10/13) is now posted as is the current State Rankings. See the Marching Band page for more information.
9/29/2007 -  Ferndale Marching Band Wins Hudsonville Competition - The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band took first place today in a VERY close competition at Hudsonville.  The band received a score of 63.2 and the caption for Best Marching.  Second place and the caption for Best General Effect went to Northview High School with a score of 63.1.  Stevensville Lakeshore took third place, and the caption for Best Music, with a score of 63.05.  Congratulations to all of the bands! Complete Scores
9/24/2007 - The Lineup for the 9/29/07 Hudsonville Invitational Band Competition has been posted... Ferndale will be performing at 6pm. Complete schedule.
9/15/2007 -   FHS Marching Band Finishes First at Novi Competition - At its first competition of the season, the FHS Golden Eagle Marching Band finished in first place with a score of 58.85.  The band also received the captions for best marching, best music and best general effect.  Congratulations band!! Complete scores .
9/13/2007 - Marching Band Performance & Family BBQ Friday, September 14, 2007, 6:00 - 8:30pm at the FHS Football Field. Hot Dogs and Beverages Provided. Following our BBQ dinner, the band will perform a full run-through of this year's show, wearing their brand new uniforms. This performance will help prepare the students for their 1st competion, which is Saturday (9/15) at 5:45 p.m., at Novi High School.  So come enjoy great food and great company as we kick off the Marching Band season! more...
9/12/2007 - Grab some friends and join in on the Marching Band Adult Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, September 22nd. See the Marching Band  page for more information...
8/29/2007 - Don't Forget - Garden Fresh & Hungry Howies Fundraiser Pick-up is TODAY (Wednesday, 8/29) from 5:30-7:30pm in the FHS Orchestra Room.
8/24/2007 -   Mark your calendars now to enjoy the fabulous FHS Jazz Ensemble at the Detroit International Jazz Festival on Sunday, September 2 @ 3:00 P.M.  Arrive early and see the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honors Jazz Ensemble @ 1:00.  -  Side note: the featured image on the Detroit International Jazz Festival Education Schedule page is the Ferndale Jazz Ensemble. See how many faces you can recognize... 
8/22/2007 - Final Marching Band Fee Payment Due August 29th - A reminder to all Marching Band families that the 4th and final fee payment is due Wednesday, August 29th. We will try to send statements home with the students on Monday. If you need to know the amount you still owe, you can also contact Stephanie Melnick .
8/14/2007 -   CHECK OUT THE INTERLOCHEN WEATHER LINK ON THE MARCHING BAND PAGE BY CLICKING HERE
8/5/2007 - Marching Band Parent Meeting on Monday, August 6th - The meeting will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the high school media center.  All band parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  
8/4/2007 - Marching Band Student Account Fundraisers Underway - The final Marching Band student account fundraisers for this season are underway.  We are selling both Garden Fresh Salsa and Hungry Howie's pizza certificates.  Order forms are available from Mr. Jamison.  Orders must be in by August 20th.  The order pick-up date is August 29th. 
8/1/2007 -   The first newsletter of the year is now online. Click here: August 2007 newsletter
7/29/2007 - 3rd Marching Band Fee Payment Due August 1st - Please remember that the 3rd payment is due this Wednesday, August 1st. Each MB student will receive a financial statement on Monday, telling exactly what is owed at this time. The 4th and final payment is due August 29th. Questions? Contact Stephanie Melnick .
7/29/2007 - Marching Band Rehearsals Resume - A reminder that regular 6-9pm Marching Band rehearsals resume on Monday, July 30th.
7/24/2007 - 1st Annual Marching Band Family Picnic a great success! Thanks to everyone who helped organize and participated. Check out some pictures from the festivities.
7/20/2007 - Music equipment sucessfully unloaded and taken to proper classrooms. The last volunteers and Mr.J walked out of FHS at 9 PM. THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!
7/10/2007 - 1st Annual Marching Band Family Picnic. Please join us on Sunday, July 22, 2007, 2-6 PM at Geary Park in Ferndale. See flyer for additional information.
6/29/2007 - Marching Band Fieldtrip to DCI Show: Those participating in this fieldtrip should meet at FHS at 3:45 p.m. We will be carpooling to the event.  The Show begins at 7:30 p.m. We should return to FHS at around 1:30 a.m.
6/23/2007 - Marching Band Fee Payments: A reminder that the first two payments for Marching Band should be in.  The first payment was due May 30th.  The second was due June 20th.  If you have not made these payments or covered them through fundraising credit or scholarships, you need to send your payment in on Monday June 25th or contact Mr. Jamison to make alternate arrangements. 
6/22/2007 - Marching Band Fieldtrip to DCI Show: Those planning to participate in the June 30th trip to Western Michigan University to see the Drum Corps International Show must turn in their permission slip and $35 payment by Monday, June 25th. Go to the Marching Band page for details. Questions? Contact Mr. Jamison.
6/18/2007 -   Marching Band 2007 is in full swing! Rehearsals Monday and Wednesday. Second payment due June 20. Garage Sale Saturday, June 23. Go to the marching band page for details.

5/24/2007 -   The FMS band/orchestra recruitment tour for the elementary schools has been rescheduled from May 30 to June 4.

5/12/2007 - Our 1st Marching Band Student Account fundraiser starts Monday.  You will receive a Garden Fresh Salsa order form at the marching band parent meeting. Your student can also request one from Mr. Jamison.  90% of the profit goes toward paying your student’s marching band fees.  Order forms and payments must be turned in by Monday, May 21st. Delivery will be on Monday, June 4th, in time for graduation parties. 
5/12/2007 -  2007 FHS Marching Band  Parent Meetings For New and Returning Band Parents
Monday, May 14, 2007 in the FHS Media Center.
New Band Parents Only: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
All Band Parents: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

4/26/2007 -   THE 2007 FORE KIDS CLASSIC GOLF OUTING BROCHURE IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWN LOAD! "CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ."
4/8/2007 - The FAB annual meeting, originally scheduled for April 4, has been rescheduled for April 25 @ 7:00 PM in Mr. Jamison's room. Watch for your ballot in the mail! We hope to see you there!!

4/1/2007 - Congratulations to the 2007 Ferndale Winterguard for scoring 89.65 at the MCGC Championship, bringing home gold medals and a first place title for the third year in a row!!!  Complete scores.


3/21/2007 - Just confirmed, for the 7th year in a row, the Tournament Sponsor for the Fore Kids Golf Classic will be Spaulding and Curtin!! Thank you for your continuing support to our community!
3/18/2007 -   Congratulations to Ferndale Winter Guard for another first place finish in the Independent A category on Saturday, March 17 in Troy! This was their last MCGC contest before state finals at Saginaw Valley State University on March 31. You're looking FABulous, Guard!!! Complete scores

3/17/2007 -   Notice:  Annual meeting (April 4) will be rescheduled to avoid conflict with Ferndale's MSBOA Jazz festival performance time. Watch for new date & time posting.
3/12/2007 - The 10th annual Fore Kids Classic is set for June 20th, 2007. Mark your calendars now!! It is confirmed that the Honorary Chairperson will be Linda Murley...in recognition of her many years of dedication to our district. Make your plans to attend today! Click here for a Save-the-date flyer!
3/11/2007 - Ferndale Winterguard took first place at the Novi competition Saturday. Way to go Guard!!!!! Click here for complete scores.
3/4/2007 - Congratulations to the FHS Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band, who both received well-deserved I ratings at District Band Festival on Saturday, March 3. 
2/25/2007 - Thank you to all the FABulous volunteers who donated time and/or refreshments for Ferndale's  wonderfully successful Winter Guard International show Saturday, Feb.24.
Ferndale came in second place (83.0) in the Independent A category, less than one point behind Westerville (83.9), a nationally top-ranked guard from Ohio. Units from six different states competed in the Independent A category. Congratulations to our hard-working guard and staff! Complete WGI Ferndale Regional scores .
2/18/2007 - Ferndale Winterguard took first place at the South Lyon competition Saturday. Way to go Guard!!!!! Click here  for complete scores.
2/11/2007 - Ferndale Winterguard took first place at the W. Bloomfield competition Saturday. Way to go Guard!!!!! Click here for complete scores.
1/4/2007 - Winterguard parents, Your help is need THIS FRIDAY 1-05-07 to finish painting the benches. We will be meeting at Kennedy at 7pm.
1/3/2007 - Orchestra Seating auditions will be held the week of January 8, 2007.  Sign up sheets for after school audition times will be posted in the orchestra room. For more information for click
Symphony Orchestra  audition spots or Concert Orchestra audition spots.

12/29/2006 - The 2007 Winterguard Program Sponsor Form is now online!! Complete your form today!
12/1/2006 - Visit Downtown Ferndale's Winterfest on Dec. 9th and Help Support the FAB - On Saturday, Dec. 9th, the FAB will once again be hosting the Winterfest's warming tent at the corner of 9 Mile & Planavon.  Stop by for a hot beverage, a baked potato with fixings or both. Donations go to the FAB.   In addition, join us at the Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB) After Glow from 8-11pm. The WAB will have appetizers and raffle prizes to win. Enter the party with a monetary donation (which will go to the FAB) or a canned good donation to the Gleaners Community Food Bank. With each pint of beer purchased, Woodward Avenue Brewers will donate $1 to these charities as well. So come join the party and support the FAB.
11/29/2006 - Fruit & Cheesecake Fundraiser Pick-Up is Tues. December 5th, 3:00 - 7:00p.m.: All orders must be pick-up from the High School Band Room during this time period. You will be able to drive back to the small parking lot (next to the band room) to load your order.   Parents:  We are in need of volunteers to help assemble and double check orders during the 3 – 7 p.m. pick-up time.  If you can help out for all or part of this time, please contact Joan Weidner .
11/19/2006 - Pictures of the 2006 MCBA State Championship competition by Jolesch are now available on their web site. Click here for the Ferndale Pictures
11/10/2006 - All PeeJays Fruit & Cheesecake fund raiser orders must be turned in by today. The delivery date will be set once we turn in the complete order to the fund raising company.  We'll post this date as soon as it is known.  Questions? Contact Joan Weidner .
11/3/2006 - MSVMA 2006 Regional Honors Choir accepted three FHS students for honors choir this year:  Erik Johnson, Robbie Riddle, and Tracie Koivu. They will be participating in the Regional Honors Choir concert on Saturday, December 2, 2006 at Northville High School.
11/3/2006 - MSVMA 2006-2007 Middle School/Junior High State Honors Choir accepted six FMS students for honors choir this year: Alexandra Gibson, Rachel Hubert, Jarrell Jerry, Paige Pfleger, Bryan Reeves, and Anjali Romaniuk. They will be participating in the State Honors Choir concert on Saturday, January 27, 2007 in Grand Rapids. Congratulations!

11/3/2006 - "Witness the Magic" illusion show, sponsored by the Ferndale Public Schools Fine Arts Department - Entertainer Jon Ross and a 5-person cast present a large-scale grand illusion show including dance, theater, music, comedy and audience participation. Performances on Dec. 15th and 16th in the FHS auditorium. Advance tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors/sutdents. At the door: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students. Proceeds benefit the school district's fine arts programs. For more information contact Ferndale orchestra teacher,  Ben Moy
11/1/2006 - Reminder: Fruit/Cheescake Fundraiser Orders Due Wednesday, Nov. 8th.
11/1/2006 - Congratulations to the following FMS Students who were awarded FMS Music Scholarships by the Middle School Music Boosters:
Emma Whipple - percussion; Dea Closson - flute; Kelsey Wilson - flute; My'Kael Terrell - trumpet; Elia Holhauser-Thatcher - bass; Maggie Maiorana - cello; Anjali Romaniuk - voice; Alexandria Schurg - voice; Dominic Sweeney - piano; Tava Chunn - voice; Jonah Meltzer - trumpet; Mollie Breen-Bondie - cello; Alexis Bohannan - voice; Taylor Dil-Reese - viola; Angelique Branch - voice; Michael Western - saxophone

10/29/2006 - The next organizational meeting for the upcoming WGI and MCGC Guard Shows will be held Monday, October 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Media Center. If you would like to help in the planning please stop by.
10/28/2006 - THREE-PEET!! October 28th, 2006 started out cold and rainy but ended on a very bright note as the Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band won their THIRD STRAIGHT Michigan Competing Band Association Flight III State Championship title. Ferndale scored an 81.8, and captured the judge's awards for Best Music, Best Marching and Best General Effect. Ferndale just nudged out Stevensville Lakeshore who also performed a fabulous show and had a second place score of 80.8. Congratulations to all bands that competed!!!  Complete scores now available .
10/26/2006 - Marching Band State Finals Information - Click here for important information on FHS schedule, Ford Field parking, and other spectator information. Additional information can be found on the MCBA website.
10/24/2006 - New Time - Marching Band End-of-Season Reception, 5:30p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29th - Due to our late performance time at State Finals, this year's end-of-season banquet/reception will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29th, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Click here for details and please be sure to email Kara Edwards to let her know what you are able to contribute.
10/23/2006 - MCBA State Finals Information - MCBA State Finals will be held this Saturday (Oct. 28) at Ford Field, regardless of whether there is a World Series game that same evening.  Flight III begins at 8:00 PM, with Ferndale performing at 10:00 PM. Awards are scheduled for 10:30 PM. Click here  for the complete MCBA State Finals schedule.

10/22/2006 - Marching Band Takes 1st Place at Lakeland Competition - Congratulations to the FHS Golden Eagles Marching Band.  They finished 1st in Flight III competition at yesterday's event at Lakeland High School with a score of 77.45.  The band also received all three caption awards: best music; best marching; and, best general effect. Based on average scores over the entire season, FHS is currently ranked 2nd in the state, behind Stevensville-Lakeshore. Click here for complete scores from the Lakeland competition.  For current MCBA rankings, click here.
10/14/2006 - Ferndale Marching Band Takes 1st Place at Plymouth Competition - Congratulations to the FHS Golden Eagle Marching Band.  They finished 1st in Flight III competition at today's MCBA event at Plymouth-Canton. The band received a score of 69.15 and also earned awards for best marching and best general effect. Farmington-Harrison finished 2nd with a score of 68.45 and received the award for best music.  3rd place went to Redford-Thurston with a score of 62.5. Complete Scores
10/13/2006 - Zap-a-Snack Fund Raiser Pick-up is Oct. 17th - For those who participated in the Zap-A-Snack fund raiser, orders will be delivered on Tuesday, Oct. 17th. They should be picked up between 3 - 6 PM in the FHS orchestra room (former band room). Orders must be picked up at this time as we do not have capacity to store them. Qestions...contact Cathy Greer or Joan Weidner .
10/9/2006 - Congratulations to the Ferndale Marching Band for their performance Saturday at their very first BOA Regional Competition. Ferndale finished 13th out of 26 bands from 10 different states. They received a score of 69.30 and finished 5th in the Flight II category. Complete Scores
9/29/2006 - 2006-2007 FFAB Membership Drive Underway - Now is the time to join or renew your FAB membership and help support all of the Ferndale School District's outstanding fine arts programs. Click here for a copy of the 2006-2007 membership form.
9/28/2006 - Zap-a-Snack orders due - Order forms and payments for the Zap-a-Snack fundraiser were due yesterday, September 27th.  If your child forgot to turn his/hers in, they can still do so today (Thursday) but no later.  The delivery date for this fundraiser has not yet been set but should take place in about two weeks.We will post the date on the website as soon as it is known. If you have any questions, please contact Joan Weidner .
9/27/2006 - Orchestra Seating Auditions will be held the week of  October 2-7. Check out the audition spots available for both FHS Symphony Orchestra and the FHS Concert Orchestra . For more information contact Mr. Moy .
9/26/2006 -  Exciting News! Ferndale has been selected as a site for both a MCGC  (Michigan Color Guard Circuit) competition and a WGI  (Winter Guard International) Regional competition. The MCGC Contest will be held January 20, 2007.  The WGI Regional will be held February 24, 2007.  

If you would like to help plan these events please contact Cathy Greer at (248)722-4994 or click here  to send an email.
9/22/2006 - Pictures of the FHS Marching Band performing at the Novi Fan Fair (9/16/2006) are available on MillerMediaVision.com
9/20/2006 - Pep Band Only at Thursday (9/22) Football Game - The Marching Band will not be performing at Thursday's football game. However, the Pep Band will be playing and should report to the band room at 3:15 PM on Thursday for rehearsal, and at 6:30 PM for the actual game.  Please be sure to wear your H2O shirts.
9/17/2006 - Congratulations to the FHS Golden Eagle Marching Band on Their 1st Place Finish at Novi! - The Marching Band began its competitive marching season yesterday with a 1st place finish in Flight III competition at Novi High School. The band received a score of 63.85 and took captions for best music and best general affect.  Congratuations Band!!! Complete Scores
9/14/2006 - Zap-a-Snack Fund Raiser Underway - This is a student account fund raiser particularly intended to help band and orchestra students pay for their February trip to Florida.  The profit from each student's sales will be applied to their student fundraising account. Order forms can be obtained from Mr. Jamison in the high school band room. All orders and payments must be turned in to Mr. Jamison by Wednesday, September 27th.  Click here for more detailed information.  
9/13/2006 - 1st Marching Band Competition this Saturday, Sept. 16th, at Novi - Ferndale will perform at 5:45 PM.  Click here for a map to Novi High School. Call time for band members is 10:00 AM. The band will return to FHS around 10:30 PM. All students should wear their H2O shirts. Woodwinds and percussion also need to bring white athletic socks.
9/6/2006 - BRAVO and a Standing Ovation to the FHS Jazz Band for a stellar performance at the Detroit Jazz Festival last Sunday.  In addition to providing 45 minutes of music to a delighted audience, the band was judged by a panel of IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators).  Two of the three judges wrote sheets (much like the MSBOA sheets, but tougher).  Ferndale scored a 90 from one and a 92 from the other, out of a possible score of 100.  Mr. Jamison said, I just felt like it was one of the strongest (if not THE strongest) performances the band has ever given in the 4 years I've been their director.  I was very proud of them, and thought they handled themselves very well as musicians and young people. “ 
8/15/2006 - Jill Jack with Billy Brandt  will perform a benefit concert for FAB-Taste of Music Capital Campaign on September 9, 2006 at FHS. Tickets include a picnic style dinner from 5:30-7pm, listening to warm-up band "The Fran Project Experience" at 7pm and Jill and Billy's performance at 7:30 pm. Tickets in advance: $20 adult, $15 student, at the door: $25 adult, $20 student. 
Questions? contact Paula Cardelli, Subject: Jill Jack.
To purchase tickets, send check or money order to FSFAB, 15 Woodside Park, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069, ask any FAB board member or stop by the Kulick Center.
All proceeds go towards the purchase of marching band uniforms and other needed equipment. 

7/26/2006 -

Marching Band Reminder:  Full ensemble rehearsals for The Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band start up again on Monday, July 31st at JFK School from 6 – 9 p.m.  The band will be back on the regular Monday/Wednesday schedule.  Interlochen Band Camp is only 2 ½ weeks away!!


7/25/2006 - Marching Band Fee Payment Reminder - A reminder that the 3rd and final payment for this year's Marching Band is due Monday, August 7th. Click here for more information.  Individual financial statements will be sent home with each student on July 31st.
6/22/2006 - The 2006 City of Ferndale, Music In The Park series is set to begin on June 30th. More infomation
6/21/2006 - Marching Band Rehearsal Canceled due to Tornado Watch - It is school district policy to cancel all extra-curricular activities in the event of a tornado watch. Please remember there is a mini-camp this Saturday from 9 AM - 6 PM at Kennedy School. Also, don't forget to stop by the High School Saturday for the Rummage sale! You never know what treasures you might find!!
6/21/2006 - Due to weather conditions, the 9th Annual Fore Kids Classic Golf Outing has been rescheduled for July 18th. Additional golfers and Sponsors welcomed! More information
6/18/2006 - Reminder - Hungry Howie's fundraising orders due Monday, June 19th. Payments must be submitted with orders. Orders will be distributed on Monday, June 26th, between 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Kennedy School, where the band will be rehearsing. Questions? Contact Joan Weidner or Tammy Dengate .
6/13/2006 - The Marching Band is looking for donations for their annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 24th.  If you would like to donate books or other items please contact Tammy or Connie .  Marching Band families can reserve a spot to sell their own items by stopping by the sign up table before band practice on Monday and Wednesday.
6/5/2006 - Hungry Howie's Pizza Fundraiser Kicks Off Today - Marching Band students will be bringing home information and order forms for this fundraiser, which runs through June 19th.  Delivery date is June 26th. This is a student account fundraiser so 90% of the profit ($2.70 for each pizza certificate) will be credited to the student's account. For more information, click here or contact Tammy Dengate .
5/18/2006 - Garden Fresh Fund Raiser Pick-Up is Wednesday, May 24th - Pick up your orders in the high school band room between 2:30 - 7:00 p.m. All orders must be picked up that day. We do not have the capacity to store them for later pick-up.
5/15/2006 - Deadline to sign up for the High School Band & Orchestra trip to Florida has been extended.  The last chance to sign up for the trip to Disney World is Wednesday, May 17th.  If you are interested in participating, please see Mr. Jamison.
5/12/2006 - Garden Fresh Salsa Sale Extended to Monday, May 15th - Because Mr. Jamison was not at school today to collect orders, the deadline for turning them in has been extended to Monday, May 15th.  Please make sure all orders are turned in by the end of the school day. Contact Joan Weidner  if you have any questions.
5/8/2006 - Ferndale Middle School Tag Day is Saturday, May 20th.  The event runs from 7:00 AM to approximately 3:00 PM, with students working in 2-hour shifts. Students should report to the FMS Band room 15 minutes before their shift begins and should wear either their FMS concert shirt or their orange Ferndale Public Schools shirt.
5/2/2006 - Marching Band Fundraiser Starts Today - The Garden Fresh Salsa fundraiser starts today and runs through May 12th. Delivery will be on May 24th, in time for Memorial Day weekend parties! Order forms are available from Mr. Jamison. Click here for details.
5/1/2006 -
The Marching Band Senior Video is On Sale.  This delightful video was done by Andrew Moldenhauer, a 2005 Ferndale grad and former Marching Band member.  It includes '06 senior interviews, marching band performances, and glimpses into what band camp is really like.  It's a FABulous memento of the 2005/2006 championship season. 
 
The DVD sells for $10 and can be purchased from the FAB General Store at the upcoming Spring Concerts.  It will also be available after the Marching Band Parent Meeting on Wednesday, May 3rd (see below).

4/29/2006 -

CONGRATULATIONS to THE FAB'S own Connie Jacobs, this weeks Magic 105.1 "Woman who makes MAGIC"!! click here  to hear the details. Great Job Connie, We've always known you are Magic!!


4/25/2006 - COLORGUARD AUDITIONS for the upcoming Marching Band season will be held  MAY 1st and 3rd @ 6pm in the COMMONS.  Auditions are open to current 7th through 11th graders.  Please see Mr. Jamison if you have any questions.
4/15/2006 - Marching Band All-Parent Meeting - Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in the high school media center - For all parents of students planning to march in 2006. New band parents will meet at 7:00 p.m. to find out about the band, band camp and other basic information. Returning band parents will join new parents at 7:45 p.m. to hear about this year's show, get details on fees and fundraising opportunities, and other important information about the upcoming season.  
4/12/2006 - Congratualations to the following FHS vocal students!  They participated in the MSVMA State Vocal Solo & Ensemble Festival on April 7th at Eastern Michigan University.  We are so proud of our outstanding singers!

Kat Aubuchon, mezzo soprano, senior - division "1" rating (straight 1's for solo performance)
Erik Johnson, bass, junior - division "2" rating
Kein Onickel, bass, sophomore - division "1" rating
Erin Taisey, soprano, junior - division "1" rating
Chloe Jones and Erin Taisey, juniors - division "1" rating for their duet

4/5/2006 - Bravo!!! The Ferndale High School Jazz Band's performance at MSBOA Festival was spectacular.  The judges seemed to agree and awarded the ensemble straight "I"s. 
4/2/2006 - Congratulations to the 2006 Ferndale Winterguard for their second straight Michigan Color Guard Circuit State Championship!! Ferndale scored 85.9 and was awarded first place in the "Independent A" grouping. The Guard was also awarded the Sweepstakes Trophy for earning the most points in the MCGC this season. Visit the Winterguard page for more information or go to the MCGA Finals page for complete scores.
3/29/2006 -

A standing ovation goes to the following students who participated in State MSBOA Solo/Ensemble Festival this past week-end:  Craig Wiley, Emily Ringey, Donde Hardison, Pete Ciaverilla, Joe Chouinard, Amanda Jacobs, Daina Salayon, Jenny Hancox, Jene Dupuis, Scott Baumgartner, Brandi Cummings, Charlotte Wunderlich, Ashley Balogh, Emily Phillips, and Erik Johnson.  Congratulations to Pete Ciaverilla who was selected to be a member of the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honors Band on the basis of his performance.  Well done, everyone!  Bravo!


3/28/2006 - The High School Women and Mixed Ensembles performed extremely well at MSVMA Festival.  Both groups were awarded "II"s in Performance and "I"s in Sight Reading.
3/28/2006 - Correction:  The date for the High School State Vocal Solo/Ensemble Festival is Saturday, April 8th.  It is not the 31st as listed on the FAB Event and School District Calendars.
3/25/2006 - Congratulations Winter Guard - First place finish at Lakeland with a 83.8
3/23/2006 - The High School's Bel Canto Choir's wonderful performance at MSVMA Festival today earned them a "II' rating in Performance and a "I" rating in Sight Reading.  Nice job everyone!
3/19/2006 - Congratulations to the Winterguard’s 1st place finish at Milford!!
3/19/2006 - Congratulations to the Ferndale Middle School Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra.  All three groups received "II" ratings at this year's MSBOA District Festival. 
3/11/2006 - Congratulations to the Winter guard’s 1st place finish at Livonia Franklin!! Click here  for details.
3/11/2006 - Congratulations to the FHS Concert Orchestra for a splendid performance at MSBOA Festival.  The orchestra received straight "II"s in performance and a "I" in sight reading.  Bravo!

3/10/2006 - Ed Sharples will be this years Honorary Charperson for the 9th Annual Golf outing! More details as they become available!
3/8/2006 - The Middle School Orchestra's wonderful performance last week-end at MSBOA Festival earned the group a "II" Rating from the judges.  Good Job!
3/6/2006 -
Order your own FAB shirt now!! You have your choice of a long sleeve denim shirt or short sleeve golf shirt. Several colors are available. Click here for an Order Form or contact Tammy Dengate  @ 248-399-3044.
3/5/2006 - Congratulations to the FHS Symphony Band for a fine performance at MSBOA Festival.  The band received straight "II"s in performance and a "I" in sight reading.  Well Done!
3/4/2006 - A standing ovation goes to the FHS Wind Ensemble for a stellar performance at MSBOA Festival.  The band was awarded straight "I"s by the judges.  BRAVO!
2/18/2006 - Congratulations to the Ferndale Winterguard!!! They finished first at South Lyon with a score of 70.9 in the "Independent A" grouping. This was the Winterguard's third competition of the year. Our next competition is March 11th at Livonia Franklin. For more information go to the Winterguard page.
2/15/2006 - SAVE THE DATE!!   The 9th annual FORE KIDS CLASSIC golf outing is comming on JUNE 21ST, 2006!! Mark your calendars now!! Thank you to our Tournament Sponsor, for the 6th year in a row, Spaulding & Curtin!!
2/15/2006 -

Congratulations to all of our outstanding High School orchestra students who competed this past week-end at MSBOA District Solo/Ensemble Festival.  The following students each received a division "II" rating for his/her performance:  Annie Wildfong, Melissa Wils-Owens, Crysta Riley, Desiree Kelly, Cezanne Mouton, Brandi Cummings, Sabrina Bolvari, Ashley Kays, Emily Phillips, Mara Braciszewski, Leah Wils-Owens, Ashley Balogh, Aleece Tumpkin, Trista Parker, Emell Adolphus.

 

Brandi Cummings, Ashley Balogh , Mara Braciszewski, and Emily Phillips each received a "I" rating for her performance and are eligible to continue onto the State level in March.  Bravo!!


2/15/2006 -

Congratulations to all of our outstanding High School band students who competed this past weekend at MSBOA District Solo/Ensemble Festival.  The following students each received a division "II" rating for his/her performance:  Daniel Chunn, Samantha Wunderlich, Craig Wiley, Keith Wiley, Jenny Hancox, Joe Chouinard, Josh Arocho, Cecelia Bethuy, Lauren Fuller.

Carl Scott, Katy Olesnavage, Craig Wiley, Emily Ringey, Donde Hardison, Henry Wilson, Greg Smith, Pete Ciaverilla, Josh Shelly, Joe Chouinard, Amanda Jacobs, Daina Salayon, Jene Dupuis, Jenny Hancox, Erinn Reeves, Scott Baumgartner, Charlotte Wunderlich, Mariah Pfleger, and Erik Johnson each received a "I" rating for his/her performance and are eligible to continue onto the State level in March.  Well Done, Everyone!!


1/31/2006 -

Congratulations to all of our outstanding High School vocal students who competed this past weekend in the annual MSVMA Solo/Ensemble Festival.  The following students each received division "2" (excellent) ratings for his/her performance:  Katie Andrus, Erin Furze, Mackenzie Griffin, Tracie Koivu, Charlotte Wunderlich, Angie Frieling/Kelsey Monkman (duet).  

 

Kat Aubuchon, Erik Johnson, Kein Onickel, Erin Taisey, Erin Taisey/Chloe Jones (duet) received division "1" ratings (outstanding) and will continue on to the State Solo/Ensemble Festival, to be held in April.  Bravo! 

 


1/26/2006 -

Taste of Music gala tonight! Support the fine arts and enjoy a wonderful evening of great food and music. More Information .


1/17/2006 -

There will be a Parent Meeting for the choir/theatre NYC trip on Friday, January 20th, 6:30 p.m. in the FHS Media Center.  All students going on the trip, as well as their parents, must attend.


12/28/2005 - The FAB will be working a concession stand at the Silverdome for the USHRA Monster Truck event Saturday, January 7th, 2006. We will need a total of 30 people - adults and students. Proceeds will split 50/50 with students, so this is a great way to put some money in your student accounts for the New York trip, Marching Band, Winterguard or whatever.
 
The event officially starts at 7:30 and runs until 10:30, but we'll need some people as early as 3:00 to get things set up - so we're flexible about what hours you can work. Please express your interest by contacting Rob Wunderlich at 248.543.0003 or by email at at rob_wunderlich@hotmail.com

12/27/2005 - The Men's Wearhouse has donated 150 tuxedo jackets and 160 tuxedo pants to the Fine Arts Programs! This is a donation of $45,000. Allied Printing  of Ferndale has discounted 50% of the printing costs for A Taste of Music!

Taste of Music update: Current donation amounts including goods and services provided is now at           $57, 800! Isn't that FABulous! Remember our goal is $250,000!  Check out the website tasteofmusic@fsfab.org for more information on how you can get tickets, donate or sponsor this event.
12/8/2005 -

JOIN US THIS SATURDAY IN DOWNTOWN FERNDALE!! It's the Annual Ice Festival organized by the DDA and again, this year, they have graciously invited us, THE FAB, to be a part of the action! We will be Hosting refreshments, for an optional donation, in the "Warming Tent" located at 9 Mile and Allen! Stop by and say HI, while you get some serious Christmas shopping accomplished in our awesome downtown shops!! If you would like to help, contact Karen King to sign up! But Hurry!


12/6/2005 - PeeJays fruit & cheesecake fundraiser orders will be delivered to the high school this Monday, December 12th.  All orders need to be picked up between 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. that day, in the high school band room.
12/2/2005 - Congratulations to seniors Joe Chouinard and Pete Ciaverilla.
Joe has been selected to play in the Michigan All-State Orchestra.  Pete has been selected to play in the Michigan All-State Band.  High honors for a couple of talented Ferndale musicians.

11/15/2005 - Don't miss "The Clumsy Custard Horror Show". This Student Enterprise Theatre production is November 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m., the 20th at 3:00 p.m. in the High School auditorium.  It's a fantastic tale of valiant heroes, damsels in distress and evil villains fighting together in a mystical land.  Fun for the whole family.  For those Band, Orchestra and Choir fans out there, it is guaranteed that you will see some familiar faces both on and off the stage.  Ticket prices are $5 adults, $4 students/seniors, and $2.50 for children and are available from any cast or crew member or can be purchased at the door.
11/14/2005 - A new "President's Note" form Karen King...
11/13/2005 - The FAB will be holding the 2nd Annual Holiday Shoppe on November 19, 2005.  We are planning on over 30 local artian/crafters and representatives of home based sales companies to have products for sale in the commons at Ferndale High School. If you are a crafter or home based sales representative and would like to particpate, or if you are able to help with planning the event, please contact Tammy Dengate .  An application is available under the "Quick Links" section above (and with a table fee of only $15 it's one of the best deals in town!).
 
11/11/2005 - The FHS Choir/Orchestra Autum Voices Concert is Saturday, November 12, 2006, 7:30pm at Zion Lutheran Church ( map). This is a wonderful concert of classical music performed in the wonderful accoustics of Zion Lutheran Church.
11/9/2005 - Marching Band State Championship scores are now posted. Click here
11/7/2005 - Marching Band Parents - Did you forget to stop by the Mr. Video Sales Booth at State Finals?  Not to worry... you can order a DVD-R or VHS copy of the Flight III State Championship performance online at http://www.mrvideoonline.com/ .  The group pictures and individual shots taken by Jolesch are now available for viewing and ordering at  http://www.jolesch.com/ Click here to go directly to the Ferndale photos.
10/31/2005 - Pee-Jay's Fresh Fruit and Cheese Cake fund-raiser starts Monday, October 31st.  This fundraiser is open to all FHS music (band, guard, vocal & orchestra) and theatre students.  Orders are due Monday, November 21st.  Pick up will be the week of December 12th.  Here's a great way is earn some student account money to help pay for Drumline, Winterguard, next year's Marching Band, and the upcoming Choir/Theatre trip to NYC.
10/31/2005 - Marching Band please note
Call time for Wednesday's rehearsal has been changed to 3:30 p.m.

10/29/2005 - Ferndale's Golden Eagle Marching Band finished 1st in Flight III competition at Huron Valley with a score of 77.85 points. The band was also awarded all three captions: Best Marching, Best Music, and Best General Effect. This was the last competition before next weeks State Finals at the Silverdome. Congratulations Band! ONE MORE TIME!!! Complete Scores Including Pre Finals State Ranking
10/24/2005 - Six students from Ferndale Middle School recently participated in the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) Regional Honor Choir.  Maire Eaken, Bianca Gray, Ali Kauffmann, Chenae Mathis, Rebecca Reynolds, and Emily-Marie Zakhim sang with the two-part Soprano-Alto (SA) Choir, performing with 120 select students from Southern Michigan.
10/24/2005 - Ferndale High School's Bel Canto Choir had the honor of performing at the 2005 Annual Freedom Fund Dinner to benefit the NAACP, Southern Oakland County Branch. The dinner was held at the Sheraton Detroit-Novi Hotel. In attendance were Rhonda Walker from WDIV, Lt. Governor John D Cherry, Jr., and Hon. Denise Langford-Morris from Oakland County Circuit Court.
10/23/2005 - Ferndale's Golden Eagle Marching Band finished 1st in Flight III competition at Plymouth-Canton with a score of 78 points.  This is a full 10 points higher than the score they received at their last competition. The band was also awarded all three captions: Best Marching, Best Music, and Best General Effect. Congratulations Band! Complete Scores.
Updated Championship Average Score sheet
10/16/2005 - Congratulations to Theresa Burnham for winning the Marching Band Command Performance!  Thank you Ferndale school community for supporting the band in this fundraiser.
10/12/2005 - Congratulations to our three Ferndale HS students who were accepted into the 2005-2006 Regional Honors Choir: Kat Aubuchon, Erik Johnson and Kein Onickel.
10/10/2005 -

Marching Band Schedule Change – The Monday, October 31st regular rehearsal has been moved to Tuesday, November 1st.  The time stays the same:  6 – 9 p.m.


10/4/2005 - Win the Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band!  Tickets are now on sale for the Marching Band's Command Performance raffle.  The tickets sell for $1.00 each and the winner receives a free performance by the Marching Band at a location of their choice within the Ferndale school district.  The drawing will be held the evening of October 14th, during half-time at the football game.  Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.  Tickets are available from any Marching Band member.
10/2/2005 - We are looking for singers/soloists to sing the Star Spangled Banner for home varsity basketball games (girls and guys games)  If interested, see Miss Krell in the choir room for open games.
10/2/2005 - Five of our outstanding singers will be auditioning for Regional Honors Choir on Saturday, October 15th at Lake Orion HS.  Those auditioning include:  Kat Aubuchon, Erik Johnson, Hannah Minch, Kein Onickel and Erin Taisey. Wish them well!!!
10/1/2005 - FHS Golden Eagle Marching Band Takes 1st Place at Hudsonville Competition - The band took 1st place in Flight III competition.  Ferndale's score was 68.6.  The band also took captions for Best Marching and Best General Effect. Stevensville Lakeshore took the Best Music caption and finished 2nd with a score of 67.4. A complete listing of scores from the competition will be posted in the near future. Congratulations Band!!!!
9/29/2005 - HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS: The FAB would like you to consider supporting one or both of the following efforts: The "Ferndale Cares" fund or the "Heart in the Park " event scheduled for this Sunday October 2nd. Please make a difference!
  • Ferndale Cares: Ferndale Alum Joe Mahan and his wife Barbara have set up an account at Credit Union One for members of the Ferndale community to make monetary contributions to the American Red Cross or Salvation Army.  Funds will be donated together from the Ferndale community. Please contact Credit Union One for details.

  • 9/24/2005 -

    Congratulations to the Ferndale HS Golden Eagle Marching Band!!! Ferndale placed First in Flight III at South Lyon’s Blue & Gold Review competition and took the caption awards for Best Music, Best Marching, and Best General Effect. 

    The Flight III scores were:

    Ferndale – 62.0

    Linden – 52.45

    Mount Pleasant – 51.0

    St. Clair Shores Lakeview – 50.3

    St. Clair Shores South Lake – 48.4

    Royal Oak Dondero – 44.65

    Great Job Eagles!!!!!!


    9/22/2005 - All Marching Band families are cordially invited to attend the annual Pit Parent Dessert Night.  This year's event will be held on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the high school football field.  Come watch the band rehearse, meet other Marching Band families, and enjoy the wonderful desserts provided by the Pit Pops and Moms.  Good food, good company, good music... what more could you ask for (other than nice weather)?
    9/12/2005 - Middle School Parents - Mark your calendars.  The first Middle School Booster meeting of the new school year will be held on Monday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Middle School Band Room.
    9/11/2005 - Congratulations to the Ferndale HS Marching Eagles!!! Ferndale placed First in Flight III Saturday at Novi Fanfare competition. Ferndale scored 60.4 and also capture the caption awards for Best Music and Best Overall Effect. Ferndale also tied with Farmington Harrison for Best Marching. It was an outstanding effort by the students and staff. All Scores are now available.
    9/7/2005 - The FHS Jazz Band performed at the Detroit International Jazz Festival on Sunday, September 4, 2005. The performance was outstanding!!! Special thanks go to Paula Cardelli for coordinating the spectator bus from FHS to downtown. And to Mr. J for his efforts in making this band a premier group.
    Pictures are available on the Jazz Band page  .
    9/6/2005 - There is a new FAB Presidents Notes . Karen King, our newly elected President comments on the new school year...
    8/28/2005 - Hats off to all the students that participated in Saturday's Tag Day Fundraiser.  Thanks to your hard work and the generosity of the Ferndale community, the Marching Band raised over $2,000 for the general fund.  Way to go Eagles!! 
    8/4/2005 -

    There has been a time change for the Marching Band Rehearsal on Monday, August 8th.  Rehearsal will be from 6 - 8 p.m., ending an hour earlier than originally scheduled.  This time change is only for Monday's practice.


    7/28/2005 - Marching Band Health Forms are due.  Health forms for all Maching Band members must be completed and turned in to Mr. Jamison before the band's first performance at the State Fair on August 10th.  Additional forms can be picked up at any Marching Band practice.
    7/18/2005 - The Ferndale High School Jazz Band has been invited to perform at the Detroit International Jazz Festival over Labor Day week-end in Hart Plaza, Downtown Detroit.  Ferndale will perform at 12:15pm, Sunday, September 4, 2005 on the Jefferson Avenue Jam Academy Stage . Information about the festival can be found at:  http://www.detroitjazzfest.com/. Come on down for a weekend of great jazz and support our talented musicians!!
    6/26/2005 - 2005 MUSIC IN THE PARK SERIES SET TO BEGIN IN JULY! FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE!
    6/20/2005 -

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    6/19/2005 -
    2004 - 2005 Marching Band Members
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    Don't miss out on the opportunity to own your own copy of the 2005 "senior video".  The DVDs will be available at upcoming Marching Band practices for $10.  It's a great memento of a championship season!

    6/18/2005 - Laughter is the best medicine.  Come join the fun!
    Adult Night Out @ the Comedey Castle in Royal Oak is this Thursday (June 23rd)!
    Show starts @8:00 p.m., doors open @ 7:30  Tickets are $15/person, must be at least 18 years old Tickets available from Chris or Tammy Dengate @248-399-3044 Proceeds benefit the Marching Band

    6/13/2005 - There will be a Marching Band Prop Meeting Wednesday, June 15th, 2005, at 6:00pm,  in the FHS Career Center. Everyone is welcome to come and see the "vision" for the 2005 marching band show.
    6/10/2005 - Congratulations to the newly elected FAB officers for the 2005/2006 year. 
    President - Karen King, Vice President - Bruce Bethuy, Secretary - Laurie Scott, Treasurer - Joan Weidner.
      Thanks for "stepping up"!

    6/6/2005 - Reminder - Little Caesars and Garden Fresh Salsa pick up is this Thursday, June 9th, in the high school band room, between 2:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    6/5/2005 -
    Marching Band Families...
    The FAB Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, June 25th. 
    If you would like to participate, there will be a sign-up table outside the band room door before and after the next two Marching Band practices (on June 1st and 8th).  You need to sign up prior to the sale in order to particpate.  Stop by the sign-up table or contact  Tammy Dengate  at (248)399-3044 if you have any questions.  Donations for the general Marching Band account will also be accepted.

    6/5/2005 - Adult Night Out @ the Comedey Castle in Royal Oak on Thursday, June 23rd! Show starts @8:00 p.m., doors open @ 7:30  Tickets are $15/person, must be at least 18 years old Tickets available from Chris or Tammy Dengate @248-399-3044 Proceeds benefit the FHS Marching Band
    5/26/2005 - The 2005 Ferndale Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 30th. Come out and support ALL band performers as they honor our veterans. Featured will be the 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, FMS Bands as well as the State Champion Ferndale High School Golden Eagle Marching Band. The parade starts at 10:00am at Livernois and Maplehurst, heads east to Woodward, then south to 9 Mile, then west back to Livernois. The parade ends at Memorial Park on Livernois, South of 9 Mile.
    5/25/2005 - Memorial Day Parade Information
    All Ferndale Schools bands will be marching in the Ferndale Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29th (see call times below).

    The Parade officially starts at 10:00 a.m.on Livernois at West Breckenridge, and heads north. The parade will march east on Maplehurst, south on Woodward, west on 9 Mile, and south at Livernois, ending at the Memorial Mall in front of Ferndale Fire Station #1.  Band students marching in the parade will receive a cold pop or water at the end of the parade route (down by Albany).  Parents may pick up their students at this location once everyone has completed the route.

    Following the parade, these will be a ceremony at the Memorial Mall honoring those who have served our country.  The High School Marching Band will perform at this ceremony.

    Call Times:
    High School Golden Eagle Marching Band:  8:45 a.m. at High School
    Middle School Wind Ensemble:  8:00 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge City Hall (click here for more info)
    Middle School Symphonic Band:
      9:30 a.m. at Livernois & Maplehurst
    (click her for more info )
    4th Grade Band:  9:30 a.m. at Lewiston on the West side of Livernois
    5th/6th Grade Band:  9:30 at Cambourne on the East side of Livernois


    5/22/2005 - Garden Fresh Salsa Fundraiser Underway - The FHS Marching Band is currently taking orders for Garden Fresh salsa and chips.  Proceeds will go to student accounts to help offset this year's marching band fee.  The sale runs through Tuesday, May 31st.  All orders, with payment, must be turned in to Mr. Jamison by that day.  Order pick-up day is Thursday, June 9th, the same day as pick-up for Little Caesars Pizza Kits.  For more information contact Mr. Jamison or Joan Weidner .
    5/19/2005 - Interlochen Band Camp dates have been set for August 15 to August 22, 2005. Our 52nd year!
    5/16/2005 - Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser Underway. Now through May 27th, Marching Band, Choir and Orchestra students are taking orders for Little Caesar pizza kits and cookie dough. Profit from the fundraiser will be credited to student accounts.  Orders will be delivered to the high school on June 9th and must be picked up between 2:30 - 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Mr. Jamison.
    5/16/2005 - FHS Vocal Music Department Presents:  CABARET!
    Friday, May 20th at 7:30 p.m. - Coolidge Intermediate School
    An intimate night of music, food and fun!  Proceeds will benefit our choir attire fund. 
    5/15/2005 - Marching Band All-Parent Meeting - Wednesday, May 25, 2005. There will be a meeting for all parents of fall 2005 marching band students this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the FHS Media Center.  Please make every effort to attend.
    5/3/2005 -

    Marching Band Families – one man's trash is another man's treasure… turn your "trash" into $$ for your student's account.  The 2nd annual FAB Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, June 25th.   More info to come…


    5/1/2005 - Congratulations FHS Wind Ensemble for receiving a Two Rating at State Band Festival. Kudos to Students and Mr. Jamison!!
    5/1/2005 - Congratulations to the FMS Wind Ensemble for receiving a division one rating at State Festival. Wonderful job students and Mr. Burke!!
    4/24/2005 - AUDITIONS FOR COLORGUARD...  6-9pm in the commons on: Monday May 2nd, Tuesday May 3rd, Wednesday May 4th
    4/24/2005 - PRE-AUDITION COLORGUARD WORKSHOP for incoming freshmen on Thursday April 28th from 6 to 7pm in the commons  
    4/18/2005 - WINTERGUARD REHEARSAL THURSDAY APRIL 21ST!! After all-city BAND (8:45pm). This rehearsal is for Friday's school assembly.
    4/14/2005 - Garden Fresh Salsa orders due Friday, April 15th.  Please turn order forms in to Mr. Jamison or one of the parent volunteers assisting in this effort. Thanks for your support!
    4/14/2005 - Marching Band New Parent Meeting - May 2, 2005 at 7:30p.m.  On Monday, May 2nd, there will be a meeting for the parents of all students who will be (or are interested in) joining the FHS Golden Eagle Marching Band for the first time.  The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the high school choir room. For more information, contact the Director, Elon Jamison, at ejamison@ferndaleschools.org.
    4/14/2005 - 2005 Marching Band Drumline practices begin Monday, April 25th. Beginning April 25th, the drumline will practice every Monday and Wednesday evening, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Please meet in the high school band room.
    4/9/2005 - FHS Jazz Ensemble receives straight 1's at Jazz Festival. The Ferndale High School Jazz Ensemble received straight 1 ratings at today's MSBOA State Jazz Festival, which was held at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.  Congratulations to all the members for a job well done!
    4/7/2005 - Salsa order forms and money are due to Mr. Jamison on Friday April 15th. Salsa pick is on April 26th in Mr. Jamson's room. Please remember that the Salsa and Guacamole need to be refrigerated.
    3/29/2005 - Photos from the Berkley MSVMA District Choir Festival are now online.
    The photographs taken by ePHOTO Team are available for viewing and purchase.  Click Here for a link to the website.  Click on the "+" next to "R812-MSVMA_Choral_Fest", then on "R182-Choirs".  Pictures of the Ferndale groups are on pages 3,4, and 5. 
    3/24/2005 - Congratulations to our new FAB Board members. We would like to welcome Paula Cardelli, Carol Digby, and Loretta Kpodo to the FAB Board of Directors. Click Here for a complete list of the new board.
    3/22/2005 - Winterguard scored 81.30 and took First Place on Sunday at the Southgate Community Invitational. Way to go Guard!!
    3/22/2005 - Join the Winterguard for a special preformance on THURSDAY March 31st in the H.S. Gym @ 8:30pm after the Winterguard practice.  Check out our page for important information regarding state's and banquet.
    3/21/2005 - Winter Guard and Drumline Finals Ticket information
    Presale tickets can be ordered online through the MCGC.net site. They are $10 each, 4 for $35 to be picked up at will call.
    Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12.
    3/21/2005 - Banquet information!
    We are pleased to announce that there will be a combined WinterGuard/Drumline banquet on Sunday, April 3 at 4pm in the FHS Cafeteria. Student participants and their immediate family are invited. Michelle Podzikowski has graciously volunteered to organize this event. Watch for details here on the site and on a flyer to be mailed home soon.
    3/21/2005 - Congratulations Drumline
    At South Lyon this Saturday, they placed first with a score of 84.2.
    They were successful at Southgate Anderson on Sunday again placing first with a score of 82.4

    Drumline is currently ranked first in Percussion Independent A class heading into State Finals on April 2. more details to follow

    There will be a mini-camp rehearsal on April 1 from 8:45am to 5pm. Parents will be providing lunch so please call Paula Cardelli with what you would like to donate.
    3/21/2005 - Winterguard scored 78.5 and took First Place on Saturday at the Lakeland Invitational. Way to go Guard!!
    3/14/2005 - Another great weekend for Ferndale music.
    FHS Symphony Orchestra was awarded straight " I " s and FHS Concert Orchestra received a " II " at District Festival. The FMS Symphonic Band received an overall Division II rating, while the FMS Wind Ensemble received a Division I rating from all 4 judges for an overall Division I rating. Congratulations to Mr. Smith, Mr. Burke, and all our wonderful musicians for a job well done. BRAVO!!
    3/12/2005 - Winterguard Parent meeting Wed. 3/16/05 - 7:00 pm @ Taft
    3/5/2005 - What a wonderful week-end for Ferndale Music!
    FHS Wind Ensemble scored a " I " and FHS Symphony Band also scored a " I " at District Band Festival. FMS Orchestra scored a " II " at District Orchestra Festival. Congratulations to all our musicians, Mr. Jamison, and Ms. Brosnan on a job well done. BRAVO!
    3/4/2005 - More pictures from Florida! Stacey Bellott has created a CD-ROM slideshow of the pictures she took in Florida. The slideshow includes over 150 pictures with a soundtrack. If you would like one of these CD's, just bring a blank CD-R or CD-RW to school (give it to Mr. J) and she will make a copy of the slideshow. Make sure to include your name on the CD!
    3/3/2005 - Oops. We omitted a very important "thank you" in the last FAB newsletter. We forgot to list Haylee McCutcheon as one of the students that helped with "Pandora's Box". Haylee was one of our junior box people and played a critical role at each and every competition. Sorry Haylee, although we may have forgotten to list your name, we certainly haven't forgotten all your hard work! Thank you!
    3/2/2005 - Thank you to everyone how came to Fuddruckers last Friday. Hope to see you on March 24th At Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle WinterGuard
    2/28/2005 - Scores for the Livonia Franklin competition are now online.
    Congratulations to both Drumline and Guard on their first place finishes!
    2/28/2005 - Winterguard scored a 74.7 at Livonia Franklin. The Winterguard performed in the Independent A class. Congratulations! scores
    2/27/2005 - Photos of the Drumline at Montrose are online at the MCGC site. Click Here to view.
    2/27/2005 - Photos of the Winterguard competition at Linden are on the MCGC site. Click Here to view (Ferndale pictures are on pages 14 - 16).
    2/23/2005 - Are you up on the latest FAB happenings? Would you like to receive emails about upcoming events, fundraisers, or other information concerning the Fine Arts programs in the Ferndale Schools? Just send Connie Jacobs an email and we’ll add you to our email list.
    2/21/2005 - Disney Pictures are online. Pictures of the Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band in the Magic Kingdom pre-parade are now online. Click Here to view them on the Disney site.
    2/14/2005 - Drumline scores a 76.3 and takes First Place in their second competition. The Drumline performed at Lindon in the Percussion Independent A class. Congratulations! Scores
    2/14/2005 - Winterguard scores a 69.2 at their first competition. The Winterguard performed at Lindon in the Independent A class. Congratulations! Scores
    2/9/2005 - Congratulations to the following Middle School students for being selected to the 2005 MSBOA State Middle School Honors Band: Abilyn Cardelli (flute), Taylor Cunningham (alto sax), Lauren Fuller (clarinet), Craig Wiley (trumpet), and Keith Wiley (trombone).
    2/9/2005 - Congratulations to the following FHS students for an excellent perfomance ant the 2005 MSVA Vocal Solo and Ensemble Festival:
    Recieving a Two Rating: Kat Aubuchon, Katie Dickinson, Jene Dupuis, Erin Furze, Mackenzie Griffin, Ashley Leaks, Hannah Minch, and Charlotte Wunderlich.
    Receiving a One Rating: Daniel Chunn, Eric Johnson, Netty Lenaway, Hannah Minch, Erin Taisey (2 medals, for Solo and Quartet), and Hannah Tavalire.
    2/6/2005 - Winterguard - Competition added. March 19th @ Lakeland HS. See our web page for more information.
    2/5/2005 - Drumline scores a 67.8 and takes First Place in their first competition. The Drumline performed at Montros in the Percussion Independent A class. Congratulations! Scores
    2/3/2005 - A family night at “Fuddruckers” in Royal Oak hosted by The Winterguard. Fuddruckers will donate 20% of all sales during our fund raising event. Our event is scheduled for Friday Feb. 25th between 5 and 9 pm. All you have to do is show up with a flyer for the FSFAB - Winter Guard or tell the cashier the name of our organization so we can receive credit. Fliers will be available from any Guard member or at the Extravaganza. Gather your family and friends and enjoy a night out and we will benefit
    2/3/2005 - Adult Night Out hosted by The Winterguard. We have booked space at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle on Thursday March 24th to hear the Comedic styling of Brad Upton. Tickets are just $13.00 per person. Show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7:30pm and you must be at least 18 years old. Tickets will be available from any Guard member or at the Extravaganza.
    1/30/2005 - All Florida Trip Participants - There will a meeting Tuesday, February 8th at 6:30 in the high school auditorium for all music students going on the Florida trip. Bring your questions and your PARENTS.
    1/28/2005 - The DrumLine Winter show will be revealed tonight at 1/2 time of the Ferndale vs Clarkston basketball game. Come out and support both the Drumline and the basketball team!
    1/11/2005 - It's not too late to have your very own copy of the music from the #1 Marching Band show. If you missed getting your copy of "Pandora's Box", they are still available from Mr. Jamison after school. The cost is $10. Please note: This is an audio copy in CD-R format. If you have any questions, click here to send an email to the fundraising committee.
    1/8/2005 - Want to earn some money for your Student Account, and help out the FAB at the same time? We need volunteers (age 16+) to help with Silverdome concessions Saturday, January 15th. Enjoy the roar of Monster trucks and have some fun. Click here to send us an email if you want to take advantage of this FABulous opportunity.
    1/7/2005 - Are you bored? Winter weather got you down? Tired of the same old routine? We have the perfect solution... volunteer to help the WinterGuard and Drumline groups. Please visit their pages (see links above) to view the great opportunities available.
    1/5/2005 - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all who volunteered to knit scarves for the drumline. Paula
    1/5/2005 - Struttin' Our Stuff The winter Drumline show will be revealed on Jan. 28 during half-time of the 7pm Varsity B-Ball game against Clarkston. The bells will be ringing, the chestnuts a roasting, the scarves will be swinging, the horse will be ... So come and support the kids!
    12/28/2004 - There is an opportunity to work the Silverdome Concessions on January 15, 2005 and raise money for your student account. Contact Rob Wunderlich for more information.
    12/28/2004 - Bowling for DrumLine! The DrumLine is hosting a 3 hour (4:30-7:30pm) bowling party at Royal Oak Lanes, Sunday, January 16th, 2005. Cost is $20 and includes bowling, shoes, food and drinks. Everyone is invited. Click here for more information.
    12/17/2004 - Boston's Best (Coffee and Tea) fundraising orders will be distributed on Tuesday, December 21. The orders will be passed out during class time and available after school for pick-up.
    12/13/2004 - Congratulations to Gordon Smith for being selected for State Honors Choir. Bravo Gordon!
    12/9/2004 - HEY EVERYONE!! Head to downtown Ferndale this SATURDAY from Noon to 7p.m. for some holiday shopping and STOP BY THE FAB WARMING STATION FOR SOME REFRESHMENTS!! It will be fun and you might find a few "Treasures" to take home for that someone special!
    12/4/2004 - Attention Marching Band Fans. How would you like your very own audio copy of "Pandora's Box", performed by the MCBA Flight III Champions? We will have CDs available at the General Store at the upcoming Middle School and High School concerts (see the event calender below for dates and times). The price is $10.

    If you are unable to attend these wonderful events, click here to order a copy.
    12/2/2004 - Attention parents of students going on the Florida trip in Februrary...student account statements will be distributed by Mr. Smith and Mr. Jamison over the next couple of days.

    As in past years, we are planning on sending the participating students' account money to Travel Adventures (the tour company for the trip). The check will be sent next week so that the money can be applied to last payments (due December 15th). If you do not want your student's account money to be sent to Travel Adventures you have to let us know by returning the bottom portion of the statement by December 7th.

    Account statements for all other students will be distributed around the first of the year.

    If you have any questions, click here to send an email to Connie Jacobs.
    11/30/2004 - Congratulations to Erik Johnson, Katy Olesnavage, Scott Baumgartner, Sarah Albanna, Michael Allen, Megan Brennan, Andy Siegmund, Donde Hardison, Amelia Albanna, Samantha Wunderlich, Daina Salayon, Joe Chouinard, Nathaniel Price and Adam Arocho for being selected for the MSBOA District 4 Honor Band. BRAVO!!
    11/26/2004 - REMINDER - Fundraisers Due
    Orders and money for the current fundraisers (both Boston's Best and Carriers of Candy) are due Tuesday, November 30th.
    11/24/2004 - Watch for the Ferndale Marching Band in the America's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
    The band is currently the second band scheduled in the parade. It is estimated that they will be on TV between 10:00 and 10:30. More parade information can be found at Channel 4's website

    Call time for students is 7:30 a.m. .................dress warmly!
    11/17/2004 - Marching Band State Championship pictures taken by Jolesch Photography are now available online. Click here to find your champion.
    11/8/2004 - Congratulations go to seniors Hannah Tavalire and Gordon Smith, who have been chosen to represent Ferndale High School at MSVMA Region C Honors Choir. Hannah and Gordon will be singing at the Regional Honors Choir Concert on Saturday, December 4th, at Southfield High School. They will have an opportunity that day to audition for State Honors Choir, held in January in Ann Arbor, and for All-State Honors choir, held in May at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival.
    10/27/2004 - Come and support the #1 ranked Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band as they leave for the MCBA Championships on Saturday. Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to show up at the high school and along Pinecrest (north of the school) to cheer our kids as the busses drive by.

    The busses will be leaving the High School at 11:15 (call time for the students is 8 a.m.).
    10/25/2004 -
    2004 MICHIGAN COMPETING BAND ASSOCIATION STATE FINALS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH PONTIAC SILVERDOME
    Click here for Finals Information            Map to Silverdome

    10/24/2004 - Scores are now posted. ONE MORE TIME!!! Yes! Our young performers did it again, scoring 77.8 and taking FIRST PLACE and winning the caption for Best General Effect at the Huron Valley Invitational. It is now onto the the state finals next week at the Pontiac Silverdome, Saturday, October 30th. Watch all week as details are finalized on performance times and rehearsals.
    10/17/2004 - Congratulation to the FHS Marching Band for finishing First at the Jenison Invitational. Ferndale scored 73.52 and took the caption award for best general effect in flight III. When Ferndale took the field the wind was gusting and the sleet was coming down in sheets! This, however, did not deter our students from performing their best! Honors go to the Students and Staff for an outstanding job!! Click here for more marching band information and scores.
    10/16/2004 - The FAB has just enrolled in Meijer Community Rewards. Now, whenever you shop at Meijer, you can earn cash rewards for the Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Boosters. Through the use of your Meijer Guest Card, which you can scan at the register, these contributions cost you nothing, and the more you shop, the more you earn. You do not have to apply for or use a credit card. Encourage your friends and family members to sign up and help the FAB. It's free. It's easy. Click here for more information on the prgram. You can sign-up online, or the next time you shop at Meijer. Our organization code is 395305.
    10/11/2004 - The Marching Band scores from Plymouth have now been posted on the Marching Band page. In addition, check the Events - More Info link - to see the schedules for the Jennison and Huron Valley performances.
    10/9/2004 - Congratulation once again goes to the FHS Marching Band for finishing First at the Great Lakes Invitational at Plymouth Canton. Ferndale scored 73.75 and took the caption award for best general effect in flight III. Honors go to the Students and Staff for an outstanding job!! You make us all proud!
    10/6/2004 - The September 2004 Musical Notes Newsletter is now online. Our apologies to those who did not receive one in the mail last month.
    10/4/2004 - Win your own personal FHS Marching Band performance! On Monday, October 4th, the Marching Band kicked-off its annual Command Performance raffle. The winner receives a Marching Band performance at a site of his or her choosing, within the Ferndale School District. Tickets are $1.00 each and can be purchased from any band member or click here to e-mail a ticket request to the FAB. The drawing will be held during half-time at the FHS football game on October 22, 2004. You need not be present to win. All proceeds will be used to support the marching band program.
    9/28/2004 - Marching Band Parent Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Monday, October 4th, in the Ferndale High School choir room. Topics: using student accounts to pay for spring Florida trip, information on state finals, upcoming fundraisers, and more. Hope to see you all there!
    9/23/2004 - Crafters Still Needed! Do you know any local artist/crafters who would like to sell their artwork or homemade crafts this coming Holiday season? On November 20 we will be holding the first annual FAB Holiday Bazaar and Craft show at the high school. This event will include vendors from companies such Partylite, Pampered Chef, and Tupperware, as well as local crafters. We are also looking for volunteers to help out for this event. Click here for more information or contact Tammy Dengate @ (248) 399-3044 or Michele Podzikowski @ (248)543-6647.
    9/21/2004 - 2004 Bond Proposal PASSES!! by a vote of 1409 Yes to 554 No. Thank you to everyone!!!
    Click here for complete results.
    9/20/2004 - A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Jack Aronson (and Cher) of Garden Fresh Gourmet for allowing the FAB to sell his fabulous products at the Ferndale Art Festival this past weekend. Thanks to Jack's gracious donation, the FAB raised over $400 for our General Fund. Our gratitude also goes out to everyone who responded to our last minute cry for help.
    9/19/2004 - Congratulations to the Ferndale HS Marching Eagles!!! Ferndale placed First in Flight III Saturday at Linden with a score of 69.45. Ferndale also capture the caption awards for Best Marching, Best Music and Best Overall Effect. It was an outstanding effort by the students and staff. The score of 69.45 was the highest score of the day in all 4 flights. All scores will be posted as soon as they are placed on the MCBA website. Click here for complete scores.
    9/15/2004 - Yummy! Yummy!
    Stop counting those carbs and calories and join us for the annual Band Parent Dessert Night.
    It will be held Monday, Sept. 20, 7:30pm on the FHS Football Field (visitor side). Come meet other marching band families and watch the band perform. Pit families will supply dessert (other donations welcome).
    We hope to see you there!
    9/12/2004 - Ferndale had a scored of 61.5 Saturday at the Novi Fan Fair and finished first in flight III.
    For complete scores click here.
    8/31/2004 - The Entertainment Books are coming!! The Entertainment Books are coming!!
    Band, Orchestra, and Vocal Music students will be selling Entertainment Coupon Books starting Tuesday, September 7th. Don`t miss out on this great opportunity.
    8/30/2004 - Crafters Wanted!
    Do you know any local artist/crafters who would like to sell their artwork or homemade crafts this coming Holiday season? On November 20 we will be holding the first annual FAB Holiday Bazaar and Craft show at the high school. This event will include vendors from companies such Partylite, Pampered Chef, and Tupperware, as well as local crafters. We are also looking for volunteers to help out for this event. For more information please contact Tammy Dengate @ (248) 399-3044 or Michele Podzikowski @ (248)543-6647.
    8/29/2004 - In spite of the wet start, the Marching Band Tag Day fundraiser was a great success. Marching Band members raised over $1,600 for the general fund. Thanks to everyone who participated!!
    8/24/2004 - FHS Tag Day this Saturday, August 28th. Tag Day is the marching band`s annual fund raiser where band students stand in front of local businesses and ask for donations to support the marching band program. This is one of our biggest fund raisers. Its success depends on strong participation from all the marching band members.

    The event will run from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Band members are asked to volunteer for one of the five 1 1/2 hour time slots. A sign-up sheet has been posted in the high school band room. Students should wear their marching band shirts and arrive at the FHS band room 15 minutes before their selected time slot. At that time they will pick up their donation canister and receive their assigned location. For more information, contact Joan Weidner.
    8/14/2004 - Hey, Marching Band parents!
    Going up to Interlochen? Want to have some fun Saturday night
    ?
    The Taisey’s are hosting a bonfire social at Interlochen State Park the evening of Saturday, August 21st. Grab your chair, something to drink and some snacks and come on down to site 452 after dinner (around 8ish). It’s a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones.
    8/2/2004 - The Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser has exceeded all expectations!
    Our beloved George & Molly and the rest of their pink-feathered friends have raised more than $2,000 for the Marching Band general fund. We are very appreciative of all the great community support we received during this silly event. The Ferndale Flockers had a great time, and we sincerely hope that the “flockees” had as much fun as the “flockers”.

    Look for the flamingos to return next spring...
    7/14/2004 - HELP!! Volunteers are needed to help with the FAB booth at the Ferndale Art Fair the weekend of August 7th and 8th. If you have the time to help with planning and/or staffing the booth, please email Connie Jacobs or give her a call at (248)544-3133 (evenings). It will be fun! ... honest.
    6/27/2004 - Flamingo Flocking season is almost over.
    On July 31st the Ferndale Flamingos will be migrating and leaving the Ferndale area until next year. For information on how you can arrange a visit from the Flock before they fly away click here .
    6/22/2004 - Marching Band Rummage Sale
    Saturday, June 26th 9am - 3pm in the FHS Student Parking Lot
    Clean out that closet and help pay for Interlochen! Invite your friends and neighbors to support the Fine Arts in Ferndale and pick up some great bargains. Tables are available to all Marching Band Families. Pre-sale sign up is required. Click here for details.
    6/22/2004 - CONGRADULATIONS TO CAROL DIGBY one of three `Support Staff of the Year` recipients.
    click here for more info.
    6/17/2004 - There will be a Marching Band Committee Meeting, Monday, June 21st from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the High School Band Room. All band parents are encuraged to attend to get the lo-down on the up coming marching band season. Click here for more information.
    6/15/2004 - Congratulations to Bruce Bethuy (former FAB President) and Keith Warnick, for being elected our new district school board members.
    6/8/2004 - REMEMBER TO VOTE IN THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION ON MONDAY JUNE 14TH!!
    5/31/2004 - Pictures added from the 2004 Memorial Day Parade! Click Here!
    5/31/2004 - Students from grades 4 through High School marched in the 2004 Ferndale Memorial Day Parade. Click Here for the pictures!
    5/27/2004 - Update on the flamingo flockings...
    They left W. Saratogo they went to Kenwood , Grayson, Roanke , Oakdale. Currently they are on Hanover & Woodside Park.
    - Flamingo Patrol
    5/22/2004 - Update on the flamingo flockings...
    They are now on Laprairie and it looks like they are moving to W. Saratoga tonight. CAN THEY EVER BE STOPPED???
    -Flamingo Patrol
    5/21/2004 - Update on the flamingo flockings...
    They have been seen on Hyland on May 15, Roanoke on May 16 and they are currently on W. Maplehurst.
    -Flamingo Patrol
    5/20/2004 - The 8th Annual Fore Kids Classic is fast approaching on June 16th!! Get registered NOW!! for more information click here
    5/15/2004 - Flamingo Flocking on West Breckenridge!!! AGAIN!! Click here for more information...
    5/14/2004 - Flamingo Flocking on Amherst in Pleasant Ridge!!! Click here for more information...
    5/4/2004 - Flamingo Flocking on West Breckenridge!!!    Click here for more information...
    5/4/2004 - The 12th Anual Ferndale Jazz Festival is this Saturday, May 8 begining at 9am.
    The jazz festival is more than a concert. After each participating ensemble performs a half-hour set on the stage, the students will have an opportunity to work with a jazz clinician for a half hour. This year’s clinicians are Russ Miller, a Wayne State University jazz professor, and Henry James, band director at Romulus High School.

    The performances will be enhanced by the brand new, state-of-the-art sound system made possible by a donation made to the Ferndale Educational Foundation by Ferndale Middle School parent Dr. Terry Braciszewski earlier this year.
    Click here for more info...
    4/25/2004 - Congratulations to the FMS Chamber Winds for receiving a One Rating at the State Band and Orchestra Festival. An Excellent performance by an outstanding group of students, under the direction of an outstanding staff, and with the support of an outstanding group of parents!!!
    4/20/2004 - THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAVE ELECTED IT`S NEW OFFICIERS! CLICK HERE FOR INFO.
    4/8/2004 - The 1st Annual meeting was a success! click here for details
    4/6/2004 - The Band, Orchestra and Choir spring fundraiser has begun!!! Students have order forms for the Zap-Snack products. These snacks include French Bread Pizzas, Stuffed Pretzels, Cinnamon Rolls, and Cookie Dough!! All products have been personally taste tested by Mr. Smith and all products are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
    Click here for more information.
    4/6/2004 - Congratulations To the FMS students participating in the district solo and ensemble festival on April 3, 2004. Of the 18 student/groups performing, 16 were awarded "I" ratings and two were awarded "II" ratings. Congratulations to Mr Jamison and Mr Burk for preparing such excellent students.
    4/4/2004 - Interlochen Band Camp dates have been set for August 16 to August 23, 2004. Our 51st year!
    4/3/2004 - Congratulations to the Ferndale Percussion Ensemble on their 2nd place finish at the State Finals!!!
    Ferndale was second in the Percussion Michigan A flight. The Percussion Ensemble ends their second successful season under the direction of Mr. Joe Kuerzi. In 2003 Ferndale finished in 3rd place at State Finals. Congratulations Mr. Kuerzi and all the hard working students in the Percussion Ensemble!!!
    Click here for more information on the Percussion Ensemble.
    4/2/2004 - Congratulations to the Ferndale High School Jazz Band and Mr Jamison, on their performance at the District Jazz Festival. The Jazz Band received a "II" rating. Click here for more Jazz Band information.
    3/31/2004 - ONLY 1 WEEK UNTIL THE FAB`S 1ST ANNUAL MEETING ON APRIL 7TH @ 6:30 IN MR. SMITHS ROOM AT THE HIGH SCHOOL....PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND!! Click here for More info...
    3/28/2004 - The Ferndale Percussion Ensemble Has Done It Again!! (Drum Line):
    Congratulations to the Ensemble on their first place finish at the Dakota Invitational Saturday, March 27,2004. Ferndale took 1st Place in the Percussion Michigan A flight with a score of 79.8.
    The Ensemble now heads to the State Finals Friday, April 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Saginaw Valley State University.
    Click here for more information on the Percussion Ensemble.
    3/26/2004 - Congratulations to the Chamber Choir and Ms Krell on their performance at the District 4 Vocal Festival. The Chamber Choir received a "II" rating. Click here for more Vocal information.
    3/24/2004 - Ferndale Percussion Ensemble Update (Drum Line):
    Congratulations to the Ferndale Percussion Ensemble on their first place finish at the Linden show Saturday, Feb. 28,2004. Ferndale took 1st Place in the Percussion Michigan A flight with a score of 68.1.
    Congratulations to the Ferndale Percussion Ensemble on their second place finish at the WMCG Invitational show Saturday, March 20,2004. Ferndale took 2nd Place in the Percussion Michigan A flight with a score of 86.5.
    Click here for more information on the Percussion Ensemble
    3/14/2004 - Festival Results !!
    The various music festivals are all over, and what a great year it`s been!
    • Congratulations to the Chamber Winds. They received a "I" rating at District Band Festival
    • Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble. They received a "II" rating at District Dand Festival
    • Congratulations to the Advanced/Jazz Choir. They received a "I" rating at District Vocal Festival
    • Congratulations to the FMS Orchestra. They received a "I" rating at District Orchestra Fesitval.
    This certainly underscores how wonderful the music program is at Ferndale Middle School, and how truly lucky our kids are to have such incredible instructors and support staff. But, ultimately, it is the kids who did the work!

    Outstanding work students and staff! Thanks a million ...

    And, a special thank you from the Boosters to all the parents. We appreciate all your assistance during the festivals, whether you were a chaperone, a percussion-pusher or merely part of the enthusiastic audience. Thanks.

    3/13/2004 - Congratulations are also in order for Mr. Smith and the Symphony Orchestra which received a "1" at the District Orchestra Festival. Well done Mr. Smith and students!!! Congratulations to Ms. Brosnan and the Concert Orchestra for receiving a "1" rating at the District Orchestra Festival. Well done Ms. Brosnan and students!!!
    In addition, the FMS Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mr. Burk, scored a "II" rating, and the FMS Chamber Winds, Under the direction of Mr. Jamison, scored a "I" at District Festival.
    3/6/2004 - Congratulations to the FHS Symphony Band, Wind Ensemble and the FMS Symphony Orchestra!. All three groups received a "1" rating at the District Band/Orchestra Festival held at Clarkston and Groves. A job well done by the performers, Mrs. Brosnan, Mr. Jamison and Mr. Smith!!!
    2/28/2004 - Congratulations to the FMS students who performed at the 2004 Vocal Solo/Ensemble festival.
    Barenda Moss-Jackson, Erinn Reeves, and Charlotte Wunderlich (2 medals – for solo and duet) earned a Division 1 rating.
    Katie Dickinson, Antoniece Jones, Ja’Lynn Randall, and Hillary Tamm earned a Division 2 rating.
    Congratulations again the students and to Ms Krell.
    2/26/2004 - Hannah Tavalire `05 was accepted to perform in the 2004 MSVMA All-State Choir. She will be singing among 120 best high school singers in the state. Dr. Eph Ehly, retired professor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will be the director this year. The All-State Choir will perform in concert on Saturday, May 15th at Western Michigan University as part of the Michigan Youth Arts Festival.
    2/23/2004 - Interlochen Band Camp dates have been set for August 16 to August 23. Our 51st year!
    2/12/2004 - THE 1ST ANNUAL FAB MEMBERSHIP MEETING IS SET FOR APRIL 7TH To find out more information ATTEND THE GENERAL INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON 3/3/04 IN THE FHS MEDIA CENTER OR click here
    2/7/2004 - Congratulations to the Ferndale Percussion Ensemble on their first place finish at the Montrose show Saturday, Feb. 7. This was the first performance of the year for the "Cartoon Caper" show and a wonderful score of 65.5 was the result. The students performed very well and, as usual, the parent volunteer help was tremendous. Congrats also to Gary Taube for winning the 50/50. He supplied pop for the kids when we got home (we needed more sugar). You can check out the show at Thursday`s Extravaganza at 8:00 in the gym. Click here to see pictures from the competition.
    2/5/2004 - The Extravaganza is next Thursday, February 12th. See this LINK for schedule information. click here for general information
    2/2/2004 - NOTICE: there will be a special school board meeting next Monday February 9th, @ 7:00 p.m. at the Harding Administration Center to discuss a possible new Bond Proposal...you should attend and become informed!! This will effect our Fine Arts Programs.
    2/1/2004 - Congratulations to all the FHS Singers who participated in the 2004 MSVMA Solo & Ensemble Festival.
    Division 1 rating: Patrick MacNish, Ashley Leaks, Katie Aubuchon, Donald Arnold, Tony Scheer, Hannah Tavalire and Jamee Johnson.
    Division 2 rating: Denise Davio, Rachel Evans, Jessica Clark, Hannah Tavalire, MacKenzie Griffin, Patrick MacNish, Erin Taisey, Katie Aubuchon, Daniel Chunn, Suzie Slogeris and Netty Lenaway.
    Congratulations Students and Ms Krell.
    1/30/2004 - Calling all Fine Arts Boosters..REMINDER IT`S THIS FRIDAY!!. show your support of the Ferndale Education Foundation by attending thier Annual Community Fundraiser !! click here for details
    1/28/2004 - Marching Band, Orchestra and Choir pictures are now complete. There will be two nights for viewing your son/daughter`s proofs on Feb. 23 and 24 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. Bring your checkbook if you think you might buy a package of your little darling. Students are not allowed to view proofs without a parent present.
    1/25/2004 - Your help is Urgently Requested! Our 8th annual FORE KIDS CLASSIC GOLF OUTING that will be held this June 16th, and is co-sponsored with the Ferndale Educational Foundation, will be having a planning meeting on 2/22/04 @ 2 pm. If you are interested in helping, or want further information, please contact the committee chairperson Theresa Dery @ 248-541-5787 OR follow THIS LINK!
    1/21/2004 - FMS JAZZ BAND will be performing @ 7 p.m., January 28th @ Zion Lutheran Church as part of the FERNDALE BLUES FESTIVAL ! The FMS Jazz Band will share the stage with the FHS Jazz band. Come out and enjoy some Ferndale home grown blues!
    1/16/2004 - ANNOUNCING The Ferndale BLUES FESTIVAL is coming! Check out the schedule at this link and NOTE that the FHS and FMS JAZZ BAND will be performing January 28th @ Zion Lutheran Church in a smoke free and alcohol free environment! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
    1/5/2004 - NOTICE: the FAB general meeting has been rescheduled to Monday January 12th @ 7 p.m. due to a scheduling conflict with the FMS drama class presentation this Wednesday. Hope to see you at both events!
    12/12/2003 - SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND THE FAB!! Don’t forget to come downtown this weekend for the Ferndale Winter tale event!! The FAB will be running TWO "warming" spots on 9 mile Friday 6-9(ish) and Saturday/Sunday 12-5(ish) PLEASE STOP BY!
    11/26/2003 - Support your local business district and the FAB by shopping the Downtown Ferndale winter tale event in downtown Ferndale Dec. 11th-14th!! NOTE that many of our kids will be involved as "strolling musicians" so you will want to be there to support them!! click here for Winter tale info If you would like to help the FAB with this event click here
    11/23/2003 - New 2003 MCBA State Championship pictures by Jolesch Photography are now available on line. Click here for more information.
    11/21/2003 - The FHS Choirs and Orchestras will be performing their annual Autumn Voices concert Saturday, November 22 @ 7:30p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. This years show features the music of Haydn. This is a wonderful combination of talents in a venue with wonderful sound acoustics.
    11/2/2003 - Congratulations to the Ferndale Marching Band for finishing the 2003 season with a score of 81.45 and Third Place at the State Championship. In addition to Third Place, Ferndale`s Elise Butler-Pinkham won one of four Scholarships awarded during the Flight III competition. Congratulations Elise!
    Click here for more score information.
    10/28/2003 - As the Marching Season winds down, there are many people that work "behind the scenes" that need to be recognized... click here for details
    10/27/2003 - Ferndale Marching Band performs at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, November 1, in the 2003 State Finals at the Silverdome.

    Come out and show your support for Ferndale, as well as Royal Oak Dondero, who also made the State Finals.
    Click here for complete schedule.
    10/25/2003 - Congratulations to the Ferndale Marching Band for a score of 74.35 and finishing in second place at the Lakeland Invitational today. The Golden Eagle Marching Band is currently ranked third in the state, in flight III, heading into next Saturday`s state finals at the Pontiac Silverdome.
    Click here for more score information. Click here for State Rankings.
    10/23/2003 - Watch for the Ferndale Educational Foundation selling "Hour Magazine" at the Ferndale Football game October 25, next to the FAB General Store. Monies made from this sale will be allocated to the purchase of the "Mobile Performance Quality Sound Support System". The cost is $18.00 for a one-year subscription. New and RENEWING subscriptions qualify. We accept cash, check or charge. We make a profit of nine dollars out of the eighteen. If we sell 500 subscriptions, we will get another $1,000.00. The sale runs for the month of October. Contact Ann Steslicke (248-545-3532) for more information. Come out Friday and show your support for the Marching Band, the FAB, the FEF, and the Golden Eagle Football Team.
    10/18/2003 - Congratulations to the Ferndale Marching Band for capturing the award for Best Music and finishing in second place at the Lamphere Invitational today. Ferndale finished with a season high score of 71.9 points.
    Click here for more score information.
    10/14/2003 - The 2nd Annual Dessert Social was a total success!! click here to view the details. Don`t miss your chance to see the band compete this Saturday, close to home, at Lamphere!
    10/6/2003 - Spend an evening watching the Band practice on OCT. 13th from 7 - 9 pm at the 2nd Annual "Dessert Social" hosted by the members of the "PIT CREW" - The Parents that you see at all of the home football games and at the Competitions moving the bands equipment and props on and off the field. Come and see what really goes on at all those late rehearsals.
    10/6/2003 - Don`t forget... FHS Homecoming this Friday kicks off with the FHS Marching Band leading the Homecoming Parade down 9 Mile at 6:00 p.m. The band will also be performing their full show at halftime of the football game. The drawing of the winner will be at the end of the third quarter (you must be present to win!). Come out and enjoy a wonderful night with the students and alumni.
    10/5/2003 - Congratulations to the FHS Marching Band. They finished in second place at the Plymouth Canton Great Lakes Invitational capturing the award for Best Marching in Flight III. Click here to view complete scores.
    10/3/2003 - MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Make sure you attend Ferndale’s Homecoming on OCT. 10th, the General Store will be in high gear AND THIS WILL BE THE ONLY NIGHT YOU CAN GET RAFFLE TICKETS FOR THE MARCHING BANDS COMMAND PERFORMANCE RAFFLE!! the drawing will be held near the end of the 3RD quarter and ANNOUNCED BEFORE THE START OF THE 4TH QUARTER, YOU MUST BE REPRESENTED TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!!

    Then spend an evening watching the Band practice on OCT. 13th from 7 - 9 pm at the 2nd Annual "Dessert Social" hosted by the members of the "PIT CREW" - The Parents that you see at all of the home football games and at the Competitions moving the bands equipment and props on and off the field!
    9/28/2003 - THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE GREAT VOLUNTEERS THAT HELPED MAKE YESTERDAYS EVENT AT THE SILVERDOME A HUGE SUCCESS!! For more details click here AND DON`T FORGET THE NEXT BOOSTER MTG. IS THIS WEDNESDAY.
    9/28/2003 - FMS Kids march with High School Golden Eagles Marching Band

    The FMS Boosters are delighted to point out that seven FMS kids have been invited to march with the Ferndale High School Golden Eagle Marching Band.

    These kids went to Interlochen for a week with the marching band in August, and can be seen (heard?) every Monday and Wednesday evening (and many Saturday mornings) at the High School football field, practicing with the band.

    If you’d like to see our kids in action with the Golden Eagle Marching Band, come see them at the Homecoming Game (October 10th against North Farmington), or come see one of the competitions (the closest one will be at Lamphere High School on October 18th).

    Congratulations to our kids! C`mon out and see them, and cheer the `Golden Eagles` on!

    9/20/2003 - Congratulations to the FHS Marching Band. For the second week in a row they finished in First Place, this week at the Flushing Invitational at Eastern Michigan University. Ferndale took awards for Best Music, Best Marching and Best General Effect in Flight III. Click here to view complete scores. To view the Presidents comments click here
    9/16/2003 - THE NEXT BOOSTER MEETING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1st @ 7 P.M. It will be held at the H.S. in the band/choir rm. (Come to the meeting Wed. because FMS conf. will be held Thurs. also)
    9/14/2003 - Congratulations to the FHS Marching Band for their First Place finish yesterday at the South Lyon Competition. Ferndale took awards for Best Music, Best Marching and Best General Effect in Flight III. Click here to view complete scores. To view the Presidents comments click here
    8/29/2003 - Thank you to everyone who has been submitting photos from this year` s band camp. Sorry for the delay, but the page has been updated. More photos are still arriving so keep looking for updates.
    Click here for the latest 2003 Band Camp pictures.
    8/29/2003 - Thank you to the many helpers during our first home football game, click here for more information
    8/19/2003 - The 50th celebration was a great success!! THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE GREAT PEOPLE THAT HELPED COOK, SERVE AND CLEAN UP! click here for more information
    8/9/2003 - Click here to view the new details for the upcoming Interlochen 50th Anniversary Celebration. Come join in the fun and help celebrate a 50 year Ferndale tradition! Contact Pat Taisey at 248-546-7254 BEFORE AUG 14 for details and to help with the meal. Thanks for your support!
    8/8/2003 - Attention to all marching band members and their parents. Student ID pictures for 2003-04 are scheduled to be taken the same day we return from Interlochen, Aug. 18. Mr. Ivory has told me that, if you wish, you may have your ID picture taken on Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The photographers are going to be taking freshmen pictures that evening at the freshmen orientation so Mr. Ivory scheduled them to come in early for us. You may still pick up your schedules on Monday, Aug. 18.
    7/30/2003 - CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO THE STUDENTS IN THE DRUM LINE and Thank you also to the community members that donated items and supported the "Garage sale" held today at the H.S. Through the tireless efforts of the students, who organized this on their own, they raised over $250 that will go toward drum line equipment maintenance and upgrades! A special Thank you is in order for Kathy Wiley for her oversight and encouragement throughout the whole day!
    7/29/2003 - The Ferndale Art Fair will be Aug. 2nd and 3rd @ Geary Park in Ferndale. The FAB will be selling ice cream, desert items, drinks and misc. booster merchandise. In addition, the FMS Jazz Choir will be performing at 12:30 Sunday. Please stop by and show your support! if you would like to help contact Pat Frazer @ 248-543-4633 before July 28th or contact Bruce Bethuy to volunteer.
    7/25/2003 - HELP SUPPORT THE DRUM LINE! The KIDS in the Drum line have taken it upon themselves to organize a "GARAGE SALE" to take place next Wednesday, July 30th from noon till 7 pm. It will take place @ the High School in the Student parking lot (or band room if bad weather) Make a point to stop by and support the efforts of these courageous musicians!
    7/19/2003 - THANK YOU To ALL OF THE GREAT PEOPLE that supported The FAB and The 2003 Ferndale Music in the Park Series! The Boosters earned over $600 operating the concessions and received two very generous donations over the course of these four FABULOUS concerts. The Ferndale Arts Council gave us a $100 donation at the Jill Jack concert and the winner of the 50/50 raffle at the Paradox concert, Bethany Holland, donated her winnings of $150 to The FAB! That brings the total for these 4 events to over $850!! THANK YOU TO THE GREAT COMMUNITY OF FERNDALE!!
    6/26/2003 - The next Booster meeting has been rescheduled for 7/1/03 @ 6:30 in the H.S. Band/Choir Rm. Hope you can attend!
    6/19/2003 - THANK YOU to ALL of the great people that came out and supported our 7th Annual Fore Kids Classic yesterday!! The weather was Fantastic and everyone had a great time. We hope to see you again next year at the 8th annual event...watch this site for pictures of this years event and news about next year!! If you attended this year and have any suggestions, comments, or concerns please send them to us HERE AT THIS LINK (please contact us even if you couldn`t join us but have some thoughts about next year)
    6/4/2003 - ATTENTION TONIGHTS BOOSTER MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO A CONFLICT WITH THE ADULT EDUCATION GRADUATION BEING MOVED INDOORS. WATCH FOR A RESCHEDULED MEETING DATE SOON.
    6/1/2003 - Congratulations to Mr. Jamison and all of the staff and student participants for a VERY successful 11th Annual Jazz Festival!! We look forward to an even better 12th annual event next year!!
    5/22/2003 - It is that time again... Marching Band has started rehearsals for the fall season. This years`s show is "Tempered Steel". Keep an eye on the events area for this spring and summer rehearsal schedule. Band camp this summer will be August 11-18.
    5/21/2003 - REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS OF MUSIC STUDENTS IN THE FERNDALE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, (That means you!) Superintendent Gary Meier and Business Manager Dave Prybys will make themselves available for an informational meeting regarding the upcoming BOND ISSUES that are being proposed in the next School Bd. Election to be held on June 9th. It is strongly recommended that EVERYONE attend a 7 pm meeting on Wednesday, May 28th in the H. S. Media Center to GET THE FACTS SO YOU CAN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE THAT WILL HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT ON OUR FINE ARTS PROGRAMS!!
    5/12/2003 - Wednesday, May 14 is a busy, busy day. The Little Ceasar`s Pizza Kits will be delivered and the you must pick up your order between 1:00pm and 7:00pm. The pizza kits will be available in Mr. Smith`s room (right off the student parking lot). Also on May 14 is a MARCHING BAND meeting for NEW parents and students at 7:00pm in Mr. Schlottman`s room (229). First rehearsal for the marching band is Wednesday, May 21 from 6:30 to 9:00pm. AND don`t forget there will also be a booster meeting after the marching band meeting!
    5/8/2003 - ATTENTION, THE LAST SILVERDOME EVENT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED! The event is the Log Home Show May 18th. Pat Taisey will be coordinating this event so contact Pat @ (248) 546-7254 FAST BEFORE IF FILLS UP!! Remember, you can earn $$ for your students account. see the FUNDRAISING link for details...
    5/5/2003 - Congratulations Chamber Choir for receiving a Two rating at State festival. Mr. Smith and the students have worked very hard and their efforts show.
    5/3/2003 - Check out the Middle School Booster web site to see how our middle school groups performed at State Festival!!
    4/27/2003 - Your help is Requested! As noted in our latest Newsletter, Our annual GOLF OUTING that will be held this June 18th, and is co-sponsored with the Ferndale Educational Foundation, could use YOUR help. Please call the Worlds Greatest Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Steslicke @ (248) 545-3532 to find out how YOU can make a difference!! Look through your pile of "stuff" and find the letter and brochure that was sent to you and put it on the TOP OF THE PILE OF THINGS TO DO!!! If you did not get a letter and brochure PLEASE contact, via this link, Bruce Bethuy ASAP FOR MORE INFORMATION
    4/23/2003 - SORRY, This missed the last newsletter,
    REORGANIZATION UPDATE As you should know by now, all this past year we have been talking, investigating, and moving (slowly but deliberately) in the direction of reorganizing this group into an IRS recognized 501c3, tax-exempt, non-profit organization. The status as of this newsletter is as follows:
    1) We have met with the District Administration and they are supportive of this endeavor and would like the Districts Attorney to review our Articles of Incorporation and by-laws before they are filed with the State.
    2) The front running new name for this organization will be the “Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Boosters” (FS-FAB or simply “the FAB”)
    3) The general structure will be a membership basis where all qualified members will have voice (vote) in the decisions of the Corporation. (vs. a Directorship)
    4) The articles of Incorporation and the By-laws will be crafted to encourage “grass-roots” parent participation and flexibility to provide expansion where needed.
    If you have any experience or personal knowledge (Lawyers, Accountants etc.) that you could share with us to help move us along this path, PLEASE CALL ME!! I would greatly appreciate any input you could provide to us; the sooner the better since what we are doing today will hopefully benefit the future generations of FERNDALE GRADUATES!!
    4/9/2003 - NOTICE: The May Booster meeting has been rescheduled to May 14th @ 7pm. to avoid a conflict with the FMS orchestra Concert on May 7th. I hope you will attend BOTH of these important events!
    4/6/2003 - Congratulations to the FHS DRUM LINE for their fine performance at the State Competition at Saginaw Valley State University this past Saturday. This is the first year that the group has competed, and they finished fourth in their division! Special thanks go out to Joe Kuerzi and Paul Kozlowski for their outstanding instruction. Also, a great big THANK YOU to Bruce Bethuy and Tim Hubert for working the show so the parents could watch their kids. In addition, we are indebted to Mrs. Karen King and the Harmony Montessori School for donating our "way cool" Earth, Wind and Fire shirts. Thank you Karen!
    4/2/2003 - Congratulations to the Bel Canto Choir, Women`s Ensemble, and Chamber Choir on thier performace at the recent District 4 Vocal Festival. The Women`s Chorale and the Chamber Choir received a "I" and the BelCanto received a "II", missing a "I" by one point. It`s on to the State Festival May 5 for the Women`s Chorale and Chamber Choir! Times and location will be announced as soon as they become available.
    3/28/2003 - NEWS FLASH!!! CHECK OUT THE LINK AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE FOR INFORMATION ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FERNDALE MARCHING BAND ATTENDING BAND CAMP AT INTERLOCHEN. Thank-you Matt Dery for spearheading this!!
    3/16/2003 - Congratulations are also in order for Mr. Smith and the Symphony Orchestra which received a ONE at the District Orchestra Festival. The group received straight ones from every judge. Well done Mr. Smith and students!!! Congratulations to Ms. Brosnan and the Concert Orchestra for receiving a TWO rating at the District Orchestra Festival. Well done Ms. Brosnan and students!!!
    3/12/2003 - Send your Congratulations to our very own Ruth Tavalire for being named this years Ferndale Elementary TEACHER OF THE YEAR!! Not only does she volunteer tirelessly for us in coordinating our Silverdome fundraising, she is a full time teacher at Coolidge Intermediate School and the Mother of two musically talented children. THANK YOU RUTH FOR ALL YOU DO FOR ALL OF OUR KIDS!! send her your Thanks TODAY!!
    3/12/2003 - ATTENTION anyone interested in helping establish a non-profit tax-exempt organization to promote the Ferndale public schools Fine arts Programs should contact Bruce Bethuy today for details on an organizational meeting to be held on 3/26/03.
    3/12/2003 - NOTICE the April booster meeting will be rescheduled to April 9th @ 7pm to avoid a conflict with the Musical dress rehersal on April 2nd. We hope you will attend.
    3/12/2003 - Congratulations to Mr. Smith and the Wind Ensemble for receiving a ONE rating at the District Band Festival. The group received straight ones from every judge. Well done Mr. Smith and students!!! Congratulations are also in order for Mr. Jamisons Symphony Band which received a ONE in sight reading and a two overall! Great work everyone!!
    2/14/2003 - HURRY AND FILL OUT YOUR Music Directory Opt-In Form AND SEND IT IN TODAY!!
    2/6/2003 - Attention Parents, Students, and Alumni. In an effort to broaden the scope of this Booster organization to include all music programs offered, it will be necessary to change the name of this organization. Two names suggested so far include: The Ferndale MBA (Music Boosters Association) and The Ferndale FAB (Fine Arts Boosters). We would appreciate your input. Please contact any officer with any thoughts, comments or other suggestions you might have.
    2/6/2003 - Your help is Urgently Requested! Our annual GOLF OUTING that will be held this June 18th, and is co-sponsored with the Ferndale Educational Foundation will be having a planning meeting on 2/16/03 @ 1 pm. If you are interested in helping, or want further information, please contact the committee chairperson Theresa Dery @ 248-541-5787 for further information
    1/14/2003 - A new JAZZ FESTIVAL is in the planning for MAY 31, 2003 @ the H.S. follow the Bands link at the left to the Jazz band page for more details as they become availble...
    1/7/2003 - Check out the FUNDRAISING link for Silverdome dates and events! Hurry and sign up to get your desired shift...space is limited! Just approved at the Dec. BOOSTERS mtg....a BONUS for your students account...click on the FUNDRAISING link to find out!!!
    11/3/2002 - The Ferndale Golden Eagles place 10th in flight 2 at the MCBA State Finals! Ferndale scored a season high of 74.7 and completed a very successful marching band season. For the twelfth consecutive year, the Golden Eagles have qualified for the state finals held at the Pontiac Silverdome. All of our students, staff, and parents should be proud of a job well done!
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    2013 Golden Eagle Marching Band Sponsors  

    Gold: $3,000 +

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  • Silver: $1000-$2499

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    Bronze: $500-$999

    • Credit Union One
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      Golden Eagle: $5,000 + Major sponsor of the 2012 Half Time show

      • McKeon Products Inc - Mack's Earplugs
      • Hodges Subaru

      Silver: $1000-$2499

      • Jim Shaffer
      • Dino's Restaurant, Lounge, Catering

      Bronze: $500-$999

      • Credit Union One
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      • The Yogurt Station

      Patron: $100-$499

      • Green Thumb Garden Center
      • Allied Printing Company
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      Thank You to our Golden Eagle level sponsors:
      Pleasant Ridge Foundation
      Ferndale Education Foundation
      Jim Shandling


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      Krista Johnston of Woodward Avenue Brewers, The Emory, and the Loving Touch, for graciously providing lemonade and a booth for the FSFAB at the DIY Fair!


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