Fruitland High School Band
& Color Guard

"The Pride of 
Western Idaho"

Officer Nomination are Open!

Now is the time to show your great Grizzly Nation spirit. Why not step up and be part of the planning and management of our our organization and our great group of kids? As Joel has mentioned many times, you can get as involved as you want, but the time commitment for the board positions may not be as high as you thought.

The Grizzly Band & Color Guard is pleased to announce their 2017 production: "Without Warning" The show depicts December 7, 1941 a day of fear, loss, and resolve.

The musical contents of the production have been skillfully arrange by Alan Salvador and include: Eternal Father Strong to Save, Without Warning, Blessed Are They, Bullets, and Resolve!

The show will take us through one day, December 7, 1941, which by all accounts began as a beautiful and peaceful Sunday morning. When the unlooked for attack began, fear encompassed all. Loss was all around and these tragic deaths were felt by our entire nation. As bullets flew and bombs dropped, definitive choices were made as our nation united and found it's collective resolve entering World War II.
 The band is under the direction of Joel Williams and Assistant Director, Mark Lasnick. Carly Flowers heads up the visual caption with help from Chris Preston. Jeffrey Cates enters his 20th year as our visual designer. Our musical staff includes Jon Koopman, high brass, Christian Mata will be student teaching with us and will work with our low brass. Max Thew will be our woodwind tech. Nick Wupper enters his 6th year as percussion caption head with help from Adam Hopkins in the front ensemble as well as technical assistants Nate Mack and Tanner Hoseley. Chris Torres returns to our staff as color guard caption head and he brings with him, Evan Crysler, Paige Jones, Kimberly Ward, and Kayti White as instructors.

The band holds camp this week, 7/24-28 8a-4p. All students are expected to attend.

New students to the Fruitland School District are encouraged to participate. Please message us on FB for more info or email Mr. Williams: [email protected]

Alumni, rise to the call!

We are the in process of raising $84k for new uniforms and we are calling for your help.

You set the stage. You helped get the band to where we are today.  You built us up through the 3A ranks; moved us into 4A and now we are competing with the largest 5A bands in the State! 

It’s that growth that has us in the position we are in today.  We have worn out the uniforms that we have used for the past 15 years and now we even have more band members than uniforms.  In fact, if things continue on trajectory, Fruitland High School could have the LARGEST band in the State of Idaho in the fall of 2016 with approximately 150 students on the field.

You got us here and then you graduated, but you can still play a roll in helping the band. 

Can you put one student in a band uniform?  The cost of one uniform is $425.  Could you do two?  Would you like to join together with other members of your graduating class to help the current generation of Fruitland Bandos?

We are looking for broad based support to accomplish our goal of raising $84,000.  When we meet our goal we will have purchased extra uniforms to meet future growth needs as well.

Successful completion of this campaign depends on each of you.  Are you able to donate $20 or $50?  Every bit will help.

We are asking for alumni support to get this started. Secondly, we will go to the community of Fruitland.  Show your support today by clicking the Donate button on the right or sending your donation to:

Fruitland UNiform Drive
PO Box A
Fruitland, ID 83619

Band Communications

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: 81010

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!

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

[email protected]



Robert Uriu


Fruitland High School Band & Color Guard Boosters, Inc.

[email protected]


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    Wednesday, Jul 18 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, Jul 21 2:00 PM
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