Fairfield Tempo Club
Written by Denise Reier

FMS SELECT BAND "SUPERIOR" AT OMEA COMPETITION
Congratulations to the Select Band on an outstanding performat at the OMEA Festival this May.  at Beavercreek High School.  The Select Band receive the highest possible score from each judge for a unanimous Superior rating.  Congratulations to Director Tom Knueven and all ouf fine musicians for a wonderful performance.
HONORS ORCHESTRA "SUPERIOR" AT OMEA COMPETITION
FHS Honors Orchestra received a Superior rating in Class A at the OMEA Large Group Competition in Lebanon.  Congratulations to these talented students who participate in this extra-curricular group, and to director Mrs. Sherry Randall.
 
8th GRADE JAZZ ENSEMBLE TRAVELS TO COLUMBUS
Congratulations to Mr. Knueven and th 8th grade Jazz Ensemble who traveled to Columbus Ohio to perform at the State Office Tower.  Amonst the audience at the event was our state senator, Bill Coley.  Congrats to Director Mr. Knueven and these outstanding students for representing our district at this event.  See pictures here (and like our Facebook page while you're there).
 
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2013-14 Musicians of the Month 
See the students honored at this year's Tempo Club meetings as the Musicians of the Month.
 
 
SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND AT KINGS ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Congratulations to the Middle School Honor Choir, the Honor Orchestra, the 7th Grade Jazz Ensemble, the 8th Grade Jazz Ensemble, and the Middle School Select Band for their outstanding performances at the Kings Island Music Showcase Festival this past weekend. All of the Fairfield Middle School groups earned the highest possible rating of Superior. They also won first place in their class. In addition, the 8th Grade Jazz Ensemble won the trophy for the highest overall score for any instrumental ensemble for any class in junior high. The Honor Orchestra won the award for Outstanding Violin Section. The 7th Grade Jazz Ensemble won the award for Outstanding Brass Section. The 8th Grade Jazz Ensemble won the award for Outstanding Rhythm Section and Outstanding Saxophone Section. Also Linus Fraley, Andrew Rooney, D.J. McFarland, Maddie Hensler, Michael Hofstetter, and Billy Balfour received individual awards for outstanding solos.

Additionally the FHS Symphonic Choir received the Best Alto Section, Superior Rating, Champion Chamber Choir, and Overall Grand Champion High School Concert Choir


 
SUMMER MUSIC GAMES IN CINCINNATI
Get your tickets today for this year's DCI show.  On June 24, five of the top 12 corps will be bringing their magic to Fairfield Stadium.  Advance ticket sales get you a $2 discount per seat, and special deals are available for groups of 20 or more.  Read more for full details.
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER
The Drum Majors for the 2014-15 Marching Band season were selected this past week.  Congratulations go out to Graham Holthaus, 
Michelle Spille, and Noah Stover.  The Color Guard has also been selected.  Click here to see the complete list.
 
 
FINAL MARCHING BAND PERFORMANCES OF 2014 SCHOOL YEAR
FHS Marching band has two more performances before the end of the school year. You need to be at the Arts Fair on Sunday, May 4th and at our Memorial Day parade. We will see you there!
 
SHOW CHOIRS END A GREAT COMPETITION SEASON
The Fairfield show choirs have had a great year and we are very proud of them and their directors. This year Choraliers has brought home 4 Grand Champ trophies and Pure Elegance for their division has brought home 5 Grand Champ trophies and Rhythm Express has brought home 6 Grand Champ trophies for their division and completed the year as undefeated again. There has been many caption awards brought home along with two spirit awards! Thanks for a great year to everyone involved. 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE INSTRUMENTAL PROGRAMS AT LARGE GROUP COMPETITION
The band and orchestra programs had a strong showing at OMEA large group competition this year.  Earlier in the month, both the Freshmen and Chamber Orchestras received a Superior rating at the Orchestra competition.  On March 14 & 15, Wind Ensemble and the Freshmen Concert Band both received a Superior rating at the Band competition.  Chamber Winds and Concert Winds both received an Excellent rating at the Band competition.  Thank you to the directors, students and parent volunteers who helped make Fairfield's hosting of the band competition a success.
 
SHOW CHOIR UPDATES
The Show Choirs competed earlier in January in Wisconsin and started the season off right.  Rhythm Express received Best Female and Best Male Vocalist and placed as Grand Champs in their division.  Pure Elegance placed Grand Champ of their division.  And Choraliers won Best Choreography and 1st Runner-Up overall.  The following weekend, Rhythm Express traveled to Beavercreek where they brought home the Grand Champion award for the 10th year in a row!  They also won Best Combo, Best Vocals, Best Choreography, People's Choice Award, Best Female Soloist (Maya Stokes) and Best Male Vocalist (Justin Dillon). 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ORCHESTRA MEMBER Congratulations to FHS sophomore Benjamin Randale who has been accepted into the prestigious Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra after a competitive audition process.  He will perform wiht the youth strings program in concerts November 17 at the Dayton Art Institute and March 16, 2014 at the Masonic Center in Dayton.  Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FAIRFIELD MARCHING BAND The marching band traveled to Dayton's Welcome Stadium on Sunday November 3 and returned with a Superior Rating.  This is the highest rating that a band can receive in OMEA judging, and the band finished the year with a Superior rating at all competitions.  Congratulations to the students and directors on a wonderful season.  And thank you to all the parents and fans who support the group throughout the year.  The Marching Band will celebrate this season on November 20 at the Marching Band Banquet.  
  
TRI-M NEWS Find the 2013-14 handbook, application for new members and information on upcoming meetings on the Tri-M page.