The Kettering Fairmont High School Band Department consists of five Concert Bands, two Jazz Ensembles, Pep Band, Percussion Ensemble, Winter Guard, and the Marching Firebirds. With over 300 students involved in the band program, the bands have consistently received top ratings at Ohio Music Education Association events.
The Jazz Ensembles, directed by Bryce Newton, have received awards at local and regional jazz festivals, and have been invited to perform twice at the Ohio Music Education Association State Convention.
The Winter Percussion Ensemble, directed by Tommy Roam and Drew Brown, has been a WGI regional and championship finalist.
The Fairmont Marching Firebirds, directed by Michael Berning and Matthew Phillips, have been named a Bands of America regional finalist, grand champion at numerous OMEA and MidStates Band Association events, and have consistently received superior ratings at OMEA State Marching Band Finals for the past two decades.
Director of Bands is Michael Berning, Assistant Band Directors are Krista Berning, Bryce Newton, and Matthew Phillips.
Fairmont Band Boosters Organization
The Kettering Fairmont Band Boosters is a 501c3 tax exempt organization. Annual federal tax returns are on file in the Fairmont music office and available for review.