Fallbrook High Band tunes up for fall


Thursday, September 1st, 2011
Issue 35, Volume 15.


Fallbrook High Band tunes up for fall - Paul Gallaher photo. - A flute player and other band members rehearse under the direction of Victor Torres at Fallbrook High School, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.
A flute player and other band members rehearse under the direction of Victor Torres at Fallbrook High School, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.

Fallbrook High Band tunes up for fall - Paul Gallaher photo. - The trumpet section rehearses in the shade during band camp at Fallbrook High School, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.
The trumpet section rehearses in the shade during band camp at Fallbrook High School, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.

Fallbrook High Band tunes up for fall - Paul Gallaher photo. - Sophomore Jared Thomas plays his trumpet during band camp at Fallbrook High School, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.
Sophomore Jared Thomas plays his trumpet during band camp at Fallbrook High School, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.

Fallbrook High Band tunes up for fall - Paul Gallaher photo. - Sophomore Deryck Zantello plays his trombone during band camp at Fallbrook High School, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.
Sophomore Deryck Zantello plays his trombone during band camp at Fallbrook High School, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.

Fallbrook High Band tunes up for fall - Paul Gallaher photo. - Young musicians rehearse during band camp at Fallbrook High School, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.
Young musicians rehearse during band camp at Fallbrook High School, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.

Fallbrook High Band tunes up for fall - Paul Gallaher photo. - Fallbrook High School's new band director Victor Torres leads an afternoon rehearsal in the school's music room, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.
Fallbrook High School's new band director Victor Torres leads an afternoon rehearsal in the school's music room, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.

Fallbrook High Band tunes up for fall - Paul Gallaher photo. - Senior John Orcino practices on the marimba during band camp at Fallbrook High School, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.
Senior John Orcino practices on the marimba during band camp at Fallbrook High School, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.

Fallbrook High Band tunes up for fall - Paul Gallaher photo. - Performance rifles lay in the grass as the Fallbrook High School color guard practices nearby during band camp, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.
Performance rifles lay in the grass as the Fallbrook High School color guard practices nearby during band camp, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.


 

5 comments

Comment Profile ImageSally
Comment #1 | Thursday, Sep 1, 2011 at 10:44 pm
Due to education budget cuts, the music program at FHS is less than half the size it once was! Last year the program was nearly eliminated. Imagine no more FHS band in the veterans Day Parade or the Christmas Parade or at football games. Imagine no more Fallbrook band and color guard to represent our community in county and state competitions! Imagine no school music classes for our children!
The new teacher Mr. Victor Torres (who is part time only) and the Parent Band Boosters have launched a new web site to promote the band and accept community donations. Please help SAVE THE BAND! Visit us online to learn more http://www.fallbrookhsband.org/
Comment Profile ImageKaren
Comment #2 | Friday, Sep 2, 2011 at 10:13 am
Fallbrook Marching Warriors ( FHS band) is hosting a March-a-thon to help SAVE THE BAND. We hope many from the community will support the band by sponsor one or more of the band members or come out and raise money for them by marching with them. Look for more information soon or contact me at klbergin@hotmail.com
Comment Profile ImageMarta
Comment #3 | Friday, Sep 2, 2011 at 11:46 am
Our son is a freshman this year and, therefore, new to marching band. These students have been hard at work since August 15 practicing, practicing and even more practicing. We were able to see the fruits of their labor after their two week band camp and they were wonderful. Thank you to Mr. Torres and the band for a glimpse of what is to come!!!! We'll be at the march-a-thon and would love to have lots and lots of people marching with us and the band. SAVE THE BAND
Comment Profile ImageDenny
Comment #4 | Saturday, Sep 3, 2011 at 10:59 am
Frequently Asked Questions for Band Parents:
Is it legal to drive across double yellow lines or raised markers to pass stopped traffic? No. Never drive to the left of these lines unless you are: Turning left at an intersection or turning into or out of a private road or driveway. (California Vehicle Code 21460(a) and (d)), (California Driver Handbook, Page 17)
When parking near a stop sign how far away must a vehicle be from the stop sign? The bumper of a parked vehicle cannot extend into any portion of the rounded corner of an intersection. (California Vehicle Code 22500), (California Driver Handbook, page 44)
Can I park on the North side of Stagecoach Lane? It is against the law. Where there are “No Parking” and “No Stopping” signs no portion of the car may stop along the curb beyond the pole the sign is mounted on. It is also illegal to drive over the curb and park on sidewalks or bike paths. This applies at all curbs adjacent to the school. (California Vehicle Code 21956, 22106, 22500(f), 22504(a) and 22505(b)), (California Driver Handbook, page 44)
Can I park in the designated loading zone (painted yellow) and walk my children into the school? No, a loading zone is simply that. When the vehicle is unoccupied or not in the process of being loaded or unloaded, it is considered parked. (California Vehicle Code 21458(a)),
Can I cross mid-block between the crosswalks? No, it is not legal to cross mid-block. You must cross at a marked crosswalk when crossing guards are present. (California Vehicle Code 21955)
Can I stop within an intersection? No. A driver of a vehicle shall not enter an intersection or marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or marked crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle driven without obstructing the through passage of vehicles from either side. (California Vehicle Code 22526)
Bicycle: If you allow your child to ride their bicycle to school, make sure they wear their bicycle helmet correctly and properly secured. Also teach your child to follow bicycling laws i.e. riding on the right-hand side of the road (same direction as traffic), stopping for stop signs, and a maximum of one occupant per bicycle.
Pedestrian Safety: Teach your child how to cross the street by using the crosswalk and looking in both directions for traffic. Use the crosswalks that are staffed by crossing guards.
Driving in school zones: Abide by all traffic laws. Remember the speed limits in school zones are 25 MPH when children are present (regardless of the posted speed). Drive cautiously in school zones, children often do not pay attention and may run in front of vehicles. Buckle up yourself and your children.
Parking at the school: Please abide by all parking zones in and around the school; they are strategically placed for you and your child's safety.
Fire Hydrants: Do not park within 6’ (prolongation of the curb line) of a fire hydrant. The fine is $105. The curbs are not required to be painted red.
Driving and parking in school zones can be a hectic time for parents. Try the following tips:
Arrive early- Even 5 minutes earlier can make a difference.
Car pooling- One seatbelt per child.
Park only in designated locations - Walk to the school. Encourage exercise.
Prearrange a location for your child to wait for you- Make sure the location is safe and legal for you to stop in.
Comment Profile ImageFormer band parent
Comment #5 | Monday, Sep 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm
I was a equiptment sclepping band parent during my two childrens outstanding FUHS band years. I suggest the band make a facebook page and post to the FUHS alumni page. There may be much support waiting there.

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