Biography

Fayetteville High School is one of the premier percussion programs in the state of Arkansas. The program consists of the FHS Drum Line, Percussion Ensemble, and Steel Band 1 & 2, in addition to the percussionists’ roles within the high school’s four concert bands and the Barkin’ Bulldog Basketball Band.

During the past three years, Fayetteville Percussionists have been selected for All-State Honor Bands fourteen times, and for All-Region Honor Bands thirty-nine times.

In 2018, the Fayetteville Percussion Ensemble was invited to perform at the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy. This ensemble also performs regularly at the University of Arkansas Day of Percussion, Solo and Ensemble Contest, and the Fayetteville Percussion Ensemble Concert.

As a part of the Fayetteville Bulldog Marching Band, the FHS Drum Line has been Grand Champion and the recipient of the High Percussion award at the Ozarko Marching Festival, a finalist at the Owasso Invitational Marching Contest, and a performer at BOA Super Regionals.

The Fayetteville Bulldog Marching Band has also performed for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (1998, 2008), Hollywood Christmas Parade (2001), Fiesta Bowl (2004), Tournament of Roses Parade (2006), Dunkin’ Doughnuts Thanksgiving Day Parade (2011), and the Walt Disney World Parade (2014, 2017). 

 

 

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