For the Fairmont State Marching Band and the Fairmont State University Wind Ensemble, no audition is necessary.  Students and prospective students may register for MUSI 1168 "Marching Band" and/or MUSI 1169 "Concert Band/Wind Ensemble". Marching Band is a 2 credit hour course and Wind Ensemble is a 1 credit hour course.

For the Fairmont State University Stage Band, students must audition for Dr. Huffman prior to the beginning of the semester enrolled.  This ensemble has a limited instrumentation, therefore auditions are necessary, and enrollment must be completed through Dr. Huffman's office.

The Fairmont State Pep Band is an unique ensemble such that it is open to anyone (student or community member), but those students wishing to participate and receive an activity stipend must audition for Dr. Huffman.

The Fairmont State Percussion Ensemble and African Ensemble, students must receive approval from Mr. Matthew Schoonmaker, Assistant Director of Bands and Percussion coordinator. 

If you have questions, contact Dr. Huffman or Mr. Schoonmaker.

Contact Info

Dr. Valarie Huffman, Director
Fairmont State University Bands
Room 203 Wallman Hall
Phone: 304.367.4206 FAX: 304.367.4248
E-Mail: vhuffman@fairmontstate.edu

FSUNow Stories

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host the fall 2014 West Virginia Art Educators Association members art exhibition in the Brooks Memorial Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall in October.

Art educators from across the state will display drawings, paintings, sculpture, fiber arts and more from Oct. 7 through Nov. 14. The opening exhibition will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

The name “Sleepy Hollow” conjures images of the awkward school teacher, Ichabod Crane, on his bedraggled horse being chased through the dark woods by the Headless Horseman. It is fitting that the Fairmont State University production of “Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” opens on Halloween. 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced that Fairmont State University was awarded an Arts Partner grant in August 2014 to support a concert featuring the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Christina Lavorata, FSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, attended a ceremony at the West Virginia State Capitol to receive the check for $7,200. The Arts Partners grant provides general operating support to long-standing, stable arts organizations.

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