Fayette County High School
“Pride of the Tigers” 

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The Fayette County High School and Middle School Bands are comprised of almost 300 students. Mrs. Susan Seymour is the Director of Bands at Fayette Middle School. Under her leadership the band has continued to grow and expand both in quality and quantity. The Middle School Bands have achieved Superior ratings at the Alabama Bandmasters Association State Concert Assessment the past three years. This is the highest rating possible for High School and Middle School Bands. The Fayette County High School Band is under the leadership of Mr. Kevin Thomas. While the Director of Bands the band has maintained an average of 25% of the school population being involved in the band program. This is far above the national average for High School Bands. The High School Concert Bands have also achieved a Superior rating at State Concert Assessment the past two years. They consistently play the highest level of music and do so at a Superior level. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Seymour and Mr. Thomas, the band will strive to maintain the highest level of achievement and musical education.

The Fayette Band at Rockefeller Plaza in New York.

May 12

As we wind down the successful school year, we begin plans for the next! Please note the band camp dates and times. This is the most important time of year for us as we prepare for our first football performance of the season. This time together also sets the tone for the remainder of the school year. If we can have a successful camp then we can also have a successful year. Please make Doctors appointments at times other than rehearsal times. Doctor’s appointments will not be considered excused absences from the band unless previously approved. I am in the process of editing our band handbook and will post it on our website as soon as that is complete. You will need to be familiar with it before reporting for camp on August 3. We have a very short amount of time to prepare for our first performance so we must make the best use of our time possible. During the summer I will send a link and password to our music download page. It is important that you begin work on this music early and begin the process of memorization before camp begins. Learning drill to the music will be much easier if you know it before the first day of camp. As time gets closer I will post more information that you need to know. I hope you have a great summer and look forward to having the best band yet at Fayette County High School!

Mr. Thomas

2015 Fayette County High School “Pride of the Tigers” Band Section Leaders:

Kelsey McAdamsFlute

Audrey NorrisClarinet

Haley HardinAlto Sax

Theron ShipmanTenor Sax

Anna Beth HarrisTrumpet

Gabe KnightHorn

Dylan SimmonsTrombone / Baritone

Eric CambellTuba

Andy YerbyPercussion

Gracie Crowley                Front Ensemble

Katie BallingerField Sargent

Taylor WallacePercussion Sargent

   May 19              FCHS Graduation

   May 20-21        Final Exams

        (Please have all Fair Share debt Paid!)

    August 3-4    Band Camp 4 pm - 9 pm

    August 6        Band Camp 4 pm - 9 pm

    August 7        Band Pictures 9 am

    August 10      Students return to school

(Please see the calendar for future dates!)


Band Camp is REQUIRED to participate in the FCHS band in the Fall and Spring semesters 2015-2016. Only Dr.’s excuses for illness will be accepted as excused. Please do not make Doctor appointments or schedule other appointments during this time. This will result in an unexcused absence and possible dismissal from band.


      All Rehearsals and Performances are Mandatory. Please make appropriate accommodations for students to be at rehearsal and be picked up on time. Please make plans to attend all performances. Only Doctors excuses will be accepted for a missed performance!