The Kettering Fairmont High School Band Department is comprised of four Concert Bands, two Jazz Bands, Pep Band, Percussion Ensemble, Winter Guard, and Marching Band. With over 250 students, the four concert bands have consistently received top ratings at Ohio Music Education Association events. The two jazz bands, under the direction of Dan Nicora, have received numerous awards at local and regional jazz festivals and have been invited to perform at numerous community events. The 200+ member Marching Firebirds, under the direction of Michael Berning and Bryce Newton, has been a Bands of America regional finalist, grand champion at numerous Ohio Music Education Association and Mid States Band Association events, and received a superior rating at the OMEA state marching band finals. The Percussion Ensemble was a 2003 Winter Guard International championship finalist, as well as 2007 Winter Guard International regional finalists. Director of Bands is Michael Berning, Assistant Band Directors are Dan Nicora, Bryce Newton, and Krista Berning. Additional staff includes Doug Annala, Jeff Blume, and Josh Brickey.