Baldwin County Public Schools
Fairhope Middle Fairhope, AL

Select A New Fine Arts
Jennifer Salley 251-928-2573 Email

Information from Mrs. Salley for First Semester 2013

Dear Band Parents:

I have a ton of information to give you regarding the coming weeks and thought it would be best to email you.  So here we go!!

Football Games:  We will play at Fairhope Middle Schools last home football game Thursday, Oct. 17th.   All 8th Grade Band members must attend the game.  All 7th grade band students are invited to join us if they pass off their music.  All students attending the game should wear a Fairhope Middle School shirt preferably blue, as well as, khaki pants or shorts, and closed toed shoes.  The game begins at 6:15pm and band students should arrive at Volanta Stadium by 5:45 pm.  We should be finished around 7:30.  I will need a few parents to chaperone the games and also a few parents with a truck or SUV to help transport percussion equipment and stands.  Last year I also had a parent provide water during the games.  It doesn’t need to be water bottles.  Water from a cooler would be perfect.  If you are able to help with this please send me an email!!

If you have any concerns or questions about the football games please email me at

High School Football Game:  The Fairhope High School band has invited us to perform with them Friday, Oct. 25th.  All middle school students are invited to attend and will get into the game free with their instrument.  Students should arrive to Volanta Stadium no later than 6:15pm and should wear jeans or khaki’s with a Fairhope Shirt.  The bands will perform during pregame as the team runs in and then perform with the band in the stands during 1st and 2nd quarter.  Students will then watch the halftime show and be dismissed during 3rd quarter to go home or stay for the rest of the game.  If your child stays for the entire game I must receive a parent letter stating that you give them permission to stay the full game.  I need this letter in writing or email even if you will be attending the game.

School Owned Instruments:  If your child plays a school owned instrument (French Horn, Baritone, Tuba, Bass Clarinet, Bari Sax, Tenor Sax) there is a rental fee of $100.00 for the school year.  This fee is for the general up keep of the horn each year.  General maintenance that needs to be done to every instrument each year includes: cleaning of the instrument, replacing pads and fixing leaks, and making sure the horn is in good playing condition.  The fee can be paid all at once or split in two payments of $50.00 for each payment.


Other Upcoming Dates:

Lighting of the Trees- Thursday, Nov. 21st:  Jazz Band and 8th Grade Band Performs

All County Honor Band Auditions- Tuesday, Dec. 3rd:  8th Grade expected to audition and 7th grade invited to audition

Winter Concert- Thursday, Dec. 12th 6:00pm at FMS Café.


I think that’s everything!  If you have any questions please email.


Jennifer Salley
FMS Band Director