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

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present a benefit dinner recital at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Noteworthy Sweets.

“Attendees will dine on a sumptuous feast while being entertained by Fairmont State’s top musicians. This elegant benefit will help support an elaborate production of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ this December, part of the Sesquicentennial celebration of Fairmont State University,” said Dr. Sam Spears, Fairmont State Director of Choirs.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fairmont State University’s Town and Gown Players are scheduling auditions for a summer production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” to take place at Prickett’s Fort State Park.

Acting and singing auditions will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2, in Room 229 of Wallman Hall on the Fairmont State campus. Directed by Troy Snyder and Sam Spears, performances will take place on June 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20. (A rain-out performance is scheduled for June 21.)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music will host a presentation by multimedia artist Dr. Brigid Burke at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Wallman Hall auditorium.

The program for the concert will include new multimedia works and compositions realized by Marshall University faculty members Steven Hall and Mark Zanter with choreography/dance by Jessica Lynn Fox. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.

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