Another WINNING Performance!

There’s no denying it – AUTUMN is here!!! The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing and the snow and rain are iminent!! The FCMB performed like champs in their 1st rainy, cool game and then it seemed like most were quite prepared for the colder weather at the competition! Stock up on those hand warmers now and some extra socks might not be such a bad idea as well! Come prepared for the weather for not only the games but your practices as well!
Huge CONGRATULATIONS goes out to the FCMB for their 3rd SUPERIOR rating this year!! What an amazing accomplishment! Keep working hard and your efforts will continue to pay off! Thanks also goes out to all our parent volunteers in each and every capacity!! Packing up gear in the rain on Friday and helping get our props and kids ready at Copley was no easy feat! You are all appreciated!

Schedule for the week!

Tuesday, Oct. 16th: Rehearsal 6 – 9 pm
Thursday, Oct.18th: Rehearsal 2:35 – 4:30 pm
Friday, Oct. 19th:: NO SCHOOL! MHS @ Euclid! Call time is 4:00pm. Bring money for concessions!
Saturday, Oct. 20th: Brunswick Competition, Call time 2:00 pm; performance time approximately 7:15 pm; Students should eat before they come and bring money for concessions.
Sunday, Oct. 21st: FCMB Indoor Concert in the gym! Call time is 2 pm, Concert begins at 3 pm.

Indoor Concert, Oct. 21st at 3 pm!

Come join the FCMB in the warm, dry high school gym for their Annual Indoor Concert! What a great way to enjoy all the music they have played all season ! This is great for grandparents and family who may find the football games too long to sit through. Call time for students is 2 pm. Summer uniform is worn.
This is a great opportunity to purchase your raffle tickets for our basket raffle. This gives you an opportunity to put your name on the tickets ahead of time! Prices are listed at the end of the email.
We will also take banquet reservations at this time. You can pay through credit card on this day only as well at the indoor concert. Cash and checks are still accepted as well.

FCMB End-of -the-Year Banquet

Our annual FCMB Banquet is Sunday, November 11th from 3 pm – 8 pm. For our new families, this is a wonderful evening where the students get to dress up and celebrate all their accomplishments for the band season! We have a wonderful meal at LaMalfa, followed by awards and then our annual scholarship Chinese Auction!! Each marcher is limited to 2 guests (due to the size of our band) and tickets are $25 each. Marchers do need a ticket as well.

Reservations with payment are due on October 25th. We will also take credit card payments at the Indoor Concert ONLY.

2018 FCMB Banquet Form

Chinese Auction

Our Chinese Auction at the banquet is our sole fundraiser for our yearly scholarships. In 2017, we gave away “10” $500 scholarships to our Senior class. This committee has been working very hard behind the scenes to solicit local and national businesses for our baskets. However, if you have business or personal contacts that would like to support the band with a donation, please contact Kim Bednarski for a donation letter.
We are in need of baskets, small and large to create our raffle baskets. If you have any that you were thinking of throwing away or ending them to goodwill – please send them our way!
Also, if you are cleaning house and find some things that are new that you never have used and want to donate for us to put in our baskets, we will take them off your hands!
Lastly, if you’d like to help out on this committee, please contact Kim Bednarski at

Raffle ticket sales will start at the Indoor concert. Prices are as follows:
$20 for 90 tickets
$10 for 42 tickets
$5 for 18 tickets
$1 for 3 tickets
$0.50 for 1 ticket
Buying them early allows you to get your name on each ticket so it’s done before you get to the banquet.