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The Farmington High School Band Program is a comprehensive instrumental music education program serving over 300 students. Comprising five concert bands, four jazz ensembles, competitive marching band, pep band, solo/ensemble contest, winter percussion, and many other small ensembles, FHS band students collaborate with professional conductors, composers, and college ensembles on a regular basis.

The concert ensembles are the nucleus of Farmington High School's band program. Based on grade level and/or audition results, FHS students participate in Varsity Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble. The FHS Concert Bands are top-tier ensembles that qualify several students each year for prestigious programs like the Minnesota All-State Band.

The jazz program is a hallmark of FHS and the greater Farmington community. FHS jazz ensembles have been selected for the most prestigious performances, including appearances at the Minnesota Music Educators Midwinter Clinic and Carnegie Hall. As a curricular class, all three Jazz Bands meet daily throughout the school year. The jazz ensembles perform three formal concerts annually, participate in several regional festivals, and perform often for community and social events.

The Farmington Tiger Marching Band has been a staple of football games and area parades for decades, but also began competing in field marching festivals in 2014. After only three years of competition, the Farmington Tiger Marching Band took 4th Place in the 2016 Minnesota Class A Marching Band Championships. In the winter season, the FHS Pep Band is one of the most exciting groups around, playing regularly for varsity hockey and basketball teams.

The FHS Bands are directed by Erin Holmes, who has been teaching music in the Farmington School District since 2000; Bradley Mariska, who joined the FHS team in 2016; and Matt Clark, who began his tenure in 2018.

New volunteer opportunities posted!

Positions Available!

We need your help. We also have multiple Coordinator Positions for next year available. If you are interested in any of the following please reach out to us now so that you can shadow the current coordinator:

MB Co-Uniform Coordinator,  Co-Trailer Crew Coordinator, MB Props Coordinator, Band Brunch Asst. Coordinator, Band Camp Meals Coordinator, Festivals/MB Indoor Show Coordinator, Apparel Coordinator, Heggies Pizza Coordinator, Tiger Scramble Co-Coordinator, Assistant Fundraising Coordinator

Please contact us @ and we will promptly get back to you. 


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    Our Season is officially underway! Dew Days Parade 2018

    Youth in Music (Photo Courtesy: Becky Blood)

    Youth in Music (Photo Courtesy: Becky Blood)

    FHS Band at Pearl Harbor (Photo Courtesy: Bradley Mariska)

    Youth in Music (Photo Courtesy: Becky Blood)

    Jazz One (Photo Courtesy: Bradley Mariska)

    Pep Band (Photo Courtesy: Bradley Mariska)

    Dew Days Parade 2018 (Photo Courtesy: Becky Blood)