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

Robert Hickey, Director
Fairmont State University Bands
Room 203 Wallman Hall
Phone: 304.367.4206
FAX: 304.367.4248

FSUNow Stories

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music is announces its 2015-2016 Music on the Hill concert season, featuring four performances on the Fairmont State campus and at First Presbyterian Church in Fairmont.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts announces the cast of its second Youth Company production, “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” 

“Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” will run Nov. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the main campus.

Cast members for the show are as follows: Paige Krcek, Billy Tobin, Jocelyn Maxwell, Sophia Flower, Trenda Ridgeway, Jasper Brown, Rileigh Fortney, Sidney Apanowicz, Sara Campbell, Miranda Koch, Sydney King, Caroline Maxwell, Marianna Jones, Bella Smith, Franchesca Aloi. 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced on Sept. 16 the awarding of $763,044 in grant funds to support and build the arts in community and statewide programs across West Virginia.

Fairmont State University was awarded a $6,206 grant in support of bringing the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to the Fairmont campus for two performances. Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Robert Mild, Interim Dean of the School of Fine Arts, attended the event in Charleston to officially receive the grant award.

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