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Fairview High School Band Program
Marching, Concert, and Jazz Bands
Fairview High School offers one of the most extensive band programs in Colorado. The program is directed by Travis Keller and is supported by numerous volunteers and professionals. Being in the band at Fairview High School means students have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:
- Fairview Marching Knights – the marching band and color guard
- Winter Guard and Winter Percussion
- Concert/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble
- Jazz Bands and Jazz Combos
- Playing in the Pit Orchestra for the Fall Musical
- Basketball Pep Band
- Marching in parades
Fairview's marching program is supported by a host of professional marching band instructors as well as parent volunteers. In 2015, the Fairview Marching Band placed third in the state marching band competition. The marching band has had medals awarded (top 3 finish) at state in each of the past five years. Marching students are required to spend time outside of school preparing for marching competitions. The marching band season runs from August through late October, at which time the band comes inside and transitions into concert band season.
When marching season ends in mid to late October, the focus switches to concert band, which allows the students to perform in school concerts as well as statewide competitions. There are currently two levels of concert band offered, with chair placement audition occurring in December for the second semester. Each student also has the opportunity to participate in small chamber groups as a subset of the concert bands.
The jazz program at Fairview offers students at all levels the opportunity to learn and grow with the jazz idiom. Rigorous instruction takes place in the classroom four times per week during a regularly scheduled class period. In addition, students can audition to play in smaller jazz combos that meet each week for a double period on block day.