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Save the Date!

Forest Hills Central Mattress Fundraiser Sale

Saturday, April 27th 10-5pm

Our Forest Hills Central High School Band will be hosting a one of a kind fundraising event, a mattress sale this year. This event has been very successful for us and across the country for more than 13 years. Locally, in the West Michigan area CFS has raised over $1,000,000 and nationally, CFS has raised over $40,000,000!  Help your family and friends save up to 50% off a great quality brand name mattress. Our contribution to this event is simply to invite people into our mattress sale! Text FHC to 616-201-2030. 

It is very important that all parents join the Facebook event link and invite and share with all their family and friends.

Click here to join: Forest Hills Central Mattress Fundraiser

Summer 2019 Marching Band Dates

Marching Band/Band Camp Meeting: Monday, May 13th, 6:30 pm at FHC

Pre-Band Camp: Wednesday, July 24, Leadership 9am-3pm

Thursday, July 25 9th Grade Woodwinds, Percussion and Leadership 9-11am

9th Grade Brass and Leadership 1-3pm

All Drumline 1-3pm

Friday, July 26th Uniform Fittings 9-11 am

Full Band Rehearsal 12-3pm


Western Michigan University July 28th- August 1st

August 2nd, Full Band Rehearsal 1-5pm@ FHC

Kick off Dinner and Performance 5:30pm

Regular Rehearsals Resume: August 12th and 13th

6-7pm Percussion and Guard Sectionals

7-9pm Full Band Rehearsal

Patron Donation Drive

Each year the band program provides the band students many exciting opportunities to pursue their music education in unique ways that fit each student. Ranger Marching Band begins the season with what the kids describe as one of the highlights of the year…Band Camp. The excitement continues with Bandtasia in the fall and then we move into concert season in the winter and spring. 2018 began with the band students enjoying a trip to Disneyworld to perform and participate in clinics, while sneaking in some time for fun with their friends.

The band program provides the band students an opportunity for intense practice mixed with fun and friendship. Those components result in a camaraderie among the band students which shows in their precision on the marching field and in the concert halls, but also in the fun the students have in the stands at the football games or during long practice sessions.

As budgets tighten and fundraising becomes more and more difficult, the band program relies on the generosity of the community to help us continue the traditions of the band program in a way that is affordable to all students and band families. We hope that you will help us and financially support the Forest Hills Central Band Program in its efforts to provide these important programs to the Forest Hills Central Band students. Please consider a donation to the Forest Hills Central Band Program.  All donors will be recognized as a Band Patron in our concert programs. You are welcome to make a donation online via PayPal or through the mail.

Our goal this year is to raise $3,500. Thank you for your continued support!

Ranger News

Check here for regular updates regarding FHC Band rehearsals, concerts, announcements, and events!


Contact information

Laura Zilhaver, Director of Bands