Welcome Rising 6th Graders
Hello rising 6th graders! Parents please be sure to set an appointment to come in and meet with me to see which instrument you will play in band! Please be sure to come with an open mind as not all instruments may be available when we meet. See you soon!
Here are the results!
This weekend’s audition was for TWO bands – The “All-District” band (made up of middle schools from counties across our region) and the “All-County” band (students ONLY from Spotsylvania County).
District Band is comprised TWO band levels. Symphonic (highest scores) and Concert (second highest).
Congratulations to all the students who tried out!!
The District Band Results (these students were accepted - meets on Feb. 10th and 11th, more info coming soon):
Alayna Hall – 7th Chair Concert
Jonma Fuentes – 8th Chair Concert
Akeeyva Smith – 15th Chair Concert
Alyssa Cianelli – 16th Chair Concert
Samuel Freytes – 3rd Symphonic
Micah Lumpkin – 1st Alternate*
Parker Garrison – 5th Chair Symphonic
Emily Tsai – 10th Chair Symphonic
Xavier Johnson – 1st Alternate*
Gabriella Baker-Schiel - 3rd Chair Symphonic
Maron Goyena – 1st Chair Concert
Joseph Campbell – 1st Chair Concert
Freddie Leich – 7th Chair Concert
Max Benson – 4th Chair Symphonic
Alex Stewart – 1st Chair Concert
*Alternate means you should be on “stand-by” in case another student cannot attend. If another student in that section cannot attend, then you are in.
The Spotsylvania “All-County” Band Results (these students were accepted - meets on January 26 and 27, more info coming soon):
Gabriella Baker-Schiel – 2nd Chair
Maron Goyena – 3rd Chair
Maxwell Benson – 2nd Chair
Alexander Stewart – 3rd Chair
Parker Garrison – 3rd Chair
Emily Tsai – 5th Chair
Xavier Johnson – 8th Chair
Ashley Tsai – 10th Chair
Joseph Campbell – 2nd Chair
Freddie Leich – 2nd Chair
Jack Campbell – 4th Chair
Alayna Hall – 3rd Chair
Micah Lumpkin – 3rd Chair
Samuel Freytes – 1st Chair
Jonmanuel Fuentes – 9th Chair
Akeeyva Smith – 12th Chair
Alyssa Cianelli – 13th Chair
Nathaniel Dennery – 17th Chair
Jaansher Khattak – 24th Chair
Esther Whaley – 25th Chair
Samuel Colbert – 7th Chair
Wonderful job!! Congratulations!!!
All District Update
All-District and All-County result will not be ready until sometime Sunday afternoon. Thanks to all who auditioned! As soon as I can post results, they will be here!
Greetings parents and students! I look forward to seeing you on Monday for the 2pm, 4pm, or 6pm session here at FMS. We start school on Wednesday, August 10!
Congratulations to these students for being chosen to participate in the Spotsylvania All-County Band!
Sean Davis Manzer
Congratulations to these students for being chosen to participate in the All-District Band!
Permission slips will be distributed in class. Thanks to everyone who wanted to audition!
I look forward to seeing parents and students on Tuesday, August 10! You can come to FMS from 9-11am, 1-3pm, or 5-7pm. If you are in 6th grade and still need to be paired with an instrument, we will do that during the first few days in band class. I have also posted the updated calendar and band handbook which will be distributed during the first few days of school.
Are you ready to find out which instrument you would like to play in the band?! Come and meet with Mr. Hoovler by clicking the "Schedule Appointment" link at the top of the page! Questions? Email Mr. Hoovler!
Your child will have time to explore two instruments of their choice if you sign up for an appointment. They can choose from flute, clarinet, trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba, and percussion. Instrument spots are limited, so instruments are assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Welcome Rising 6th Graders!
Greetings! We have tons of information to share about the band program here at FMS! If you are looking for an appointment to meet with Mr. Hoovler to decide which band instrument you would like to play, please check back in May for those appointments to be open (the link will be right here!). In the meantime, please check out the band video below!
Welcome to band! If you are in 6th grade, please visit https://freedomband.simplybook.me/v2/ to set your appointment to get set up with a band instrument! If you are 7th or 8th grade, please be sure to have your essential elements book and instrument for class! A music stand for home use is also HIGHLY recommended!
Mr. Christopher P. Hoovler
Mr. Hoovler is the band director at Freedom Middle School. He has his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from James Madison University and his Master's Degree in Music from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been teaching band in the public schools since 1997. Mr. Hoovler is a member of VMEA, VBODA, and Phi Beta Mu. Mr. Hoovler has earned Virginia Honor Band status as a former high school director, ten VMEA Blue Ribbon awards, and has earned numerous superior ratings in his career.