Upcoming Marching Season – Need Donations

Coming up in the fall we will be looking for donations for marching season once again.

Things we will need:

  • Water
  • Pretzels
  • Granola Bars
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Cheese-its



If you have other ideas that the kids would benefit from email Mr. Shimmons about your idea.

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Band Camp and Fundraisers

Two items for Everyone:
1)Color Guard is having a bake sale up at Jays Sporting Goods on July 24 from Noon to 5 to raise money for their flags and uniforms for this marching season. We need anyone that is willing to help to kick in some baked goods for them to sell! Those bake sales up there at Jays work really well if we have the baked goods!
2)This is the Friday that band camp payments are supposed to be paid by. If you have not paid that we need the money paid so that all these details can be taken care of.
Remember Band Boosters is loosing money when we run our band camp because you, as parents, are not being charged for the instructors/chaperones and boosters also gives a discount for families with more than one kids going to camp.
If you have any questions about how much you owe contact MR. Shimmons through email – pshimmons@gmail.com DO NOT USE FACEBOOK MESSENGER BECAUSE I WILL NOT GET THE MESSAGE USUALLY!

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DCI Trip to Troy on July 30

The Legends invitational is Saturday, July 30 at Troy Athens HS. The cost is going to be either $26 per person(Covers the ticket and the bus). We will leave Gladwin HS parking lot at 10:00 am. We will watch Legends afternoon rehearsal block, go for dinner (Dinner costs extra so bring your $ for that) at Oakland Mall and return to Troy Athens HS for the show. Bus will leave Troy at approximately 10:00 pm and return to GHS at approximately 12:30. Cost includes bus ride and ticket to the show.

Farwell will be sharing a bus with other parents and students from area schools. Mrs. Frost will be the adult in charge of Farwell students for this trip as Mr. Shimmons will be in Chicago with his family this weekend.

If you are going to go then you need to get Mr. Shimmons your money. There are limited seats on the bus so it is a first come basis until the bus is filled.

Email me at pshimmons@gmail.com to get details on how to get me the $ and to let me know you are interested fill in this form…


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High School DrumLine

If you have NOT signed up for the Remind messages please do so!

Here are the sticks for Snare and Quad players..

Innovative Percussion FS 2 snare sticks and FS 2T tenor sticks both no more than $12.75 a pair and maybe 12.50, I’ll check tomorrow

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ATTENTION Current 8th-12th Grade Students/Parents

Remind Icon.pngWe need to get EVERYONE signed up to receive text/email/smartphone messages for this upcoming 2016 Marching Season!

We will be using “Remind” to send out messages this year once again (this is what we used two years ago.

There are four groups –

  • A Student and a Parent group. Feel free to join both
  • Then we will have a Color Guard Group and a Percussion Group as well

If you want to sign up online then click these links –

HS Band Parents – https://www.remind.com/join/hsban

HS Band Students – https://www.remind.com/join/hsbands

FHS Color Guard – https://www.remind.com/join/fhscguard

FHS Drum Line (Percussion) – https://www.remind.com/join/fhsdrumln

If you want to simply send a text then follow these instructions –

Parents first then scroll down for the students

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HS Band Parents

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HS Band Students


FHS Color Guard


FHS Drum Line (Percussion)

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