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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Members of the Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Community Chorus spent four exciting days in New York City on March 27 through 31.  The group was led by Dr. Sam Spears, Fairmont State’s Director of Choral and Vocal Activities. 

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Monday, April 20, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music will kick off its year-long Fairmont State Sesquicentennial Celebration at its Spring Gala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Colebank Hall.  

Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for seniors (ages 65 and older) or faculty and staff; and free for all students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FSU Box Office at (304) 367-4240 or at the door the night of the performance. A public reception precedes the concert at 7 p.m. in Colebank Hall.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Immigrant heritage and coal mining history are points of pride in many Marion County families; however, one cannot talk about Marion County history without mentioning the darker side of immigration and coal.

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