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

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts Department of Music will present the annual Fete de Noel Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in Colebank Hall.

A dessert reception will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for those age 65 and older, faculty and staff; and free for students. For more information, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240.

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Monday, December 01, 2014

A Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts faculty member recently served as a visiting artist at two local high schools.

Art Department Coordinator Jeff Greenham demonstrated ceramic art at Lewis County High School and North Marion High School for more than 250 students.

Greenham discussed the importance of creativity in all fields, talking about the history of ceramics and his career in the arts. 

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Monday, December 01, 2014

Fairmont State University’s Masquers and Town and Gown Theatre is scheduling auditions for “I Hate Hamlet” and “Far Away.”

Auditions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 8 and 9, in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the Fairmont State campus. The productions will be performed in late February and mid-April 2015.

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