Fitch High School

Music Department


 

FHS Band in London

 

Fitch High School Bands Mission Statement

We are committed to successful growth, artistically and socially, within each individual and the group. Student musicianship is encouraged and challenged through continued development of technical skills and aesthetic values that will lead to a lifetime of music performance and appreciation. Personal growth is fostered through the development of personal and interpersonal skills necessary to a unified, successful team. Attention is given to citizenship, morale, spirit and loyalty. Students will learn to be sensitive and to respect the differences of individuals while maintaining group unity. Through hard work and dedication, we are determined to have meaningful rehearsals, and performances, which always preserve artistic integrity. We are committed to establishing a tradition of excellence. In our endeavor to develop well-rounded individuals, we will uphold the distinction of Robert E. Fitch High School.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.”

–Aristotle

London Parade Band marching

 

Group shot at Westminster
Group shot of musicians

Falcon Music Booster Mission Statement

The mission of the Falcon Music Boosters is to support the efforts of students in the Robert E. Fitch Senior High School music programs. These programs include all the bands, choirs and orchestra. Our support is intended to help students fully develop their musical interests and education while providing an atmosphere of mutual respect, camaraderie and enjoyment. The Falcon Music Boosters, Inc. supports the Fitch music program financially, as well as provides volunteer services and sponsorship through participation in numerous activities directly with the musical ensembles.

We support the instructors by providing funding for things that might not be included in their yearly budgets, like purchasing additional music and supplies, and repairing or replacing instruments.

We support the students by providing funding so that they can attend small group clinics with other music educators and musicians, and by creating student accounts to allow them to fund-raise and save for future trips, lessons and opportunities.

We support their families by offering senior scholarships, assistance to students competing in All-State festivals, financial support for families with more than one student in the music program and fundraising incentives for all students.

And we support the entire music program at Fitch by creating a community of parents who care deeply about music education, who see the powerful role that music has played in shaping and nurturing their children, and who value the lessons of teamwork and common goals that a band, chorus or orchestra experience provides.