FHS Bands Give Back to Community
-Perform at Trinity Care Center, donate to Feed My Starving Children
The Farmington High School Bands recently presented three fall concerts, free performances open to the greater Farmington community. But beyond these concerts, the students in the FHS band program are also giving back to the community in unique and important ways.
Students in the FHS Wind Ensemble used the fall concerts as an opportunity to raise money for Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit organization that provides meals to poor and malnourished children around the world. Audience members gave over $1,400 in free will donations toward the cause, and many band members will volunteer their time with the organization next month.
Two FHS jazz bands also traveled to Trinity Care Center last week, to bring music to a part of the community that is unable to attend concerts at the high school. These students provided an hour-long concert for residents. Bands will return to Trinity again in December to provide holiday music for residents.
The Farmington High School bands are directed by Erin Holmes and Bradley Mariska.
The FHS Varsity Band performs under the direction of Ms. Erin Holmes. At two concerts last week, audiences donated over $1,400 which will be given to the non-profit organization Feed My Starving Children.
Saxophonists in FHS Jazz I performed big band classics for residents of Trinity Care Center last week.