Fruitland High School Band & Color Guard

"The Pride of 
Western Idaho"

Grizzly Band Announces Training Camp!

The Fruitland High School Grizzly Band and Color Guard will be holding a series of educational camps for members beginning Thursday July 24 - 26 with the color guard and percussion sections and continuing the week of July 28 - August 1 with the full band.

The guard camp will run 10 AM - 3 PM Jul

y 24-26. The Percussion camp will run 8 AM - 4 PM during that say same time period.

The full band camp will run 8 AM - 4 PM July 28 - August 1.  All members and new students interested in participating are expected to attend.

“The band camps are the basic training for our 2014 program”, director Joel Williams stated.  “We have an exciting civil war story to perform this year.”

Musical selections for the show call “Blue, Grey, and Bold” include the Battle Cry of Freedom, Ashokan Farewell, American Salute and the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Students should bring their own water jug, close toed shoes - no sandals allowed, bug repellent, a binder with page protectors for music, a pencil, and an awesome hat that will provide shade for their head.

The Grizzly Band will perform with around 130 students this fall as they prepare for competitions locally and trip to California where they have been invited to perform at Disneyland.

The Grizzly Band and Color Guard is also known as the “Pride of Western Idaho” and represents the community of Fruitland and Fruitland High School in local and regional performances.  The band has performed in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, California, and Hawaii.  The band performed in the 2013 Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade in Phoenix, Arizona.

For additional information please email Director Joel Williams at


The FHS Band is consistent in trying to communicate. When we have dates, they are sent out via Parent Portal. In order to receive those dates, you must be signed up for Parent Portal. Please contact the High School office you are not receiving Parent Portal emails.

In an effort to improve communication, we are offering interested parties the option of signing up with Remind 101. 

Signing up is very easy. All you have to do is:

Send a text message to: 765-570-4307

Using the appropriate code below:
Band: @grizzband
Pepband: @grzpepband
Percussion: @grizdrums
Black Paw Jazz Band: @blkpwbnd 

If you choose to sign up for more than one. You will need to send individual texts for each.

You will then receive a reply text asking for your name. Please use both your first and last name. Your number will not be visible to anyone at any time. We will only be using this for various band related events/communications.

If you have problems getting this set up, please contact Mr. Williams.

Thank you!

The High School Jazz Band travels to Portland

The High School Jazz Band traveled to Portland, OR on April 10th to participate in a Festival at the University of Portland. The band had an excellent performance, placing 2nd in Division III. In addition, special recognition was given to Allison Simmons and the Trombone section as outstanding soloists as well as Outstanding festival musician for Division III: Eli Galan!

Prime Rib Dinner held on March 15, 2014

The Fruitland Band Boosters and the members of the Grizzly Band & Color Guard would like to thank everyone for their support with our Annual Prime Rib Dinner held on March 15, 2014. It was another successful event and allowed many students to raise a substantial part of their fees and expenses for the next school year.

About the Fruitland High School Band & Color Guard

Fruitland High School is a 3A school with approximately 500 students enrolled in grades 9-­?12, of which, 115 belong to the Grizzly Band & Color Guard. The Band & Color Guard has competed successfully at the 3A, 4A, and now 5A levels in the District III.  Band members and Boosters raise all funds required for travel, show design, instrument purchase, uniform cleaning, and visual e?ects.



Joel Williams 

Fruitland High School Band Director



Kurt Christensen


Fruitland High School Band & Color Guard Boosters, Inc.


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