Fertitta Middle School
Firebird Band

9905 West Mesa Vista Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89148

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Last Updated: February 26, 2015


ADVANCED BAND PRE-FESTIVAL CONCERT OPPORTUNITY! 
WE HAVE BEEN INVITED BY PALO VERDE HIGH SCHOOL TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR PRE-FESTIVAL CONCERT ON MONDAY, MARCH 9TH AT 6PM.  THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE STUDENTS TO PERFORM ON AN ACTUAL STAGE PRIOR TO THE CCSD FESTIVAL AND GET FEEDBACK FROM ADJUDICATORS TO BETTER HELP US PREPARE FOR THE ACTUAL FESTIVAL ON MARCH 18TH!

ADVANCED BAND FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE
MARCH 18TH, 2:10PM AT UNLV'S HAM HALL. WE WILL LEAVE SCHOOL AT 12:15PM AND ARRIVE BACK VIA SCHOOL BUS AT 4:00PM.
PARENTS, PLEASE ATTEND AND WITNESS THIS AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!


INTERMEDIATE BAND FESTIVAL APRIL 8 AT CANYON SPRINGS H.S.!! WE WILL TRAVEL VIA SCHOOL BUS TO AND FROM AND IT WILL BE AFTER SCHOOL. THERE IS NOT AN EXACT SCHEDULE YET.  AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE, IT WILL BE POSTED HERE.

LAS VEGAS ACADEMY JAZZ FESTIVAL IS APRIL 10 OR 11.  WE'VE BEEN INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
NON-COMPETITIVE FORMAT FESTIVAL!
THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR JAZZ STUDENTS TO PERFORM FOR WORLD CLASS JAZZ MUSICIANS AND EDUCATORS AND RECEIVE SOME GREAT FEEDBACK IN A CLINIC FORMAT.


ADVANCED BAND SPRING TRIP INFO
NEXT PAYMENT OF $100 DUE AT THE END OF FEBRUARY
LAST PAYMENT OF APPROXIMATELY $100 DUE AT THE END OF MARCH

Advanced Band will be travelling to Disneyland to participate in the Studio Recording Session like last year. The trip is OPTIONAL, but we hope all will be able to participate.  It is the weekend of April 17-18.  We will leave early Friday morning via charter motor coach, will stay overnight at the Ramada Maingate (across from Disneyland), students will have a 2 day park hopper ticket to use at The Magic Kingdom and California Adventure, and will participate in the recording session with one of the Disney Conductors.
The cost for this trip is typically around $250. It will vary slightly depending on the number of participants. Students can use their profits from the fall fundraiser (and the balance from any other fundraiser they have done the previous 2 years). This cost covers: travel, hotel, park entrance for two days and the recording session.
There is a non-refundable $50 deposit due January 30.
    
  
 
The Calendar link on the left is now current and as accurate as it can be for now. Please click on the link to mark your calendars for important dates!!


You should have brought in the $40 band fee by now.  Regarding all money to ever be paid at Fertitta M.S., we don't accept checks, so please pay in cash or money order.

JAZZ BAND SCHEDULE FOR 3/2-3/6
MONDAY - JAZZ BAND
TUESDAY - HONOR JAZZ BAND AUDITION HELP
WEDNESDAY - JAZZ BAND
THURSDAY -
HONOR JAZZ BAND AUDITION HELP
FRIDAY - JAZZ BAND
                                                      
Contact Mr. Reid with any questions at
reidls@interact.ccsd.net


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