Known as “The Pride of Western Idaho”, the Grizzly Band & Color Guard is one of the most visible parts of the Fruitland School District. We enjoy fantastic support from our community and appreciate the many performance opportunities available to us.
Marching band season for the 2016 – 2017 school year will begin in August with Band Camp July 25th – 29th. Band Camp is held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every day. Students come to learn music fundamentals as well as the music, marching, and choreography for the field show. Band Camp is required for ALL members. Remind your student to bring water and a sack lunch every day. On the last day of Band Camp, Friday the 29th, we will have a Swimming Party and BBQ. We will also have a parent's meeting that evening at 7 p.m..There will be a car wash fundraiser the next day, Saturday, July 30th, at 9:00 a.m. at Jiffy Lube in Fruitland. You can find out more about the car washes and all of our fundraisers on the fundraising page of this website. Check the calendar for upcoming events! It’s going to be a great year!
The Grizzly Band & Color Guard rehearses during regular class time and on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9: 00 PM. They perform at all home varsity football games and support the football team during State Football Playoff games as well.
Each fall the band travels regionally to a marching band competition. We have performed in California, Nevada, Oregon, Hawaii and Washington.
The Grizzlies also compete locally at Caldwell High, Vallivue High, Ontario High and Boise State University. All of these competitions are in October.
At Fruitland High School, students are encouraged to be involved in activities. Band members are also in FFA, sports, broadcasting, BPA, cheerleading and other activities. When conflicts arise, students will need to be good communicators. Coaches and band directors attempt to work around all conflicts. While most conflicts can be avoided or worked around, some will require students to make difficult choices.
As a member of the Grizzly Band & Color Guard it is important to keep in mind the following three points:
Being a part of a school sponsored organization will enrich your high school experience and help you grow as a person in an activity of interest to you.
Winners work hard to be successful. There is very little luck involved in success.
Bring your best effort to each rehearsal or performance and expect the same from others.
Welcome to “ The Pride of Western Idaho.”
Joel A. Williams, Director