Page last updated March 25th, 2015

Pay your Band Trip with Paypal!

Georgette has set up Credit Card paymens for this year's end of the year trip to Colorado.
Please click here to pay with Paypal.

Some Dates to Remember

The Franklin Focus Winterguard will have their final weekend on performances. Friday night they are at Socorro HS and perform at 9:50pm. Saturday is the WTCA Championships at Del Valle HS. The Guard performs at 12:32pm in Prelims. Finals for their class begin that evening at 6:08pm. Please come and support the Focus Winterguard as they wrap up their season this weekend!!
Next Monday (3/30) and Wednesday (4/1) will be delayed openings due to STAAR testing. Because of this, the Symphonic Band and the Wind Symphony students will be having AFTERSCHOOL rehearsals from 4-5pm instead of the 7:15am before school time. Tuesday (4/2) is a normal school day and both bands will rehearse at the normal 7:15am time. We thank you for helping us with this last minute adjustment due to STAAR testing.

Spring 2015 Important Schedules

Please click on the links below to download the PDF's

Dear Band Family,

This is a friendly reminder that the November 7th payment deadline for your student’s My Fair Share (MFS) of $275 is rapidly approaching.  The MFS Agreement is attached to this message for your reference.  You may access your student’s account and the Band Booster budget for this school year at:   

The total MFS outstanding balance to date is a whopping $17,851.23Our fabulous Star of the West Band cannot thrive without your financial support!  Please do your fair share and send your payment in today.  Your student can place the payment in the purple mail box in the band room (make sure the envelope includes student name, ID# and “MFS” on the envelope).  You can also mail your payment to:

FHS Band Boosters

PO Box 221383

El Paso, TX  79913


If you need to make payment arrangements outside of those listed on the attached Agreement, please contact Mr. Beach,

My Fair Share Contract

 Thank you for supporting your student and the Star of the West Band program!

Set Up and Track Your Student Account in Charms!


Dear Band Families,


It is a requirement that you log into the new Charms data system the band has implemented.  You may do so at  School code is: fhsstarband, Password is your student’s school assigned ID number.  Please change the password after you log in.  Click here to view and download a “How To” document to assist you with the registration process.


Charms has many wonderful features including the ability to track the funds in your student’s account.  Please take the time to log in at your earliest convenience to complete your student’s information as well as parent/guardian contact information.  This information is critical for the band directors to access so it is imperative that you do so before the school year begins on August 25th! 


Don’t forget to download the handy Charms app in Google Playstore or iTunes! 


If you have questions or issues with the registration process, please email Student Account Treasurer, Georgette Lopez at, or General Account Treasurer, Janet Estrada at  Thank you.

For more information about My Fair Share and to download this years contract please click on the My Fair & Budget link in the Information section located in the left section on this page.

Pre-Game Meals information - Click Here

You can download the current Bylaws by clicking here.

Download the latest handbook for 2014 - 2015 season

Please download the following, sign and turn in:

 Eligibility Notes
Please use the strategies included on this PDF
Please download and print the latest Eligibility Dates PDF.
Feel free to contact us here in the band room if you have any questions.
We all want to work toward the continued success of all our Star of the West Band members.
Mr. Beach and Mr. Allen

 Booster Notes


To participate in Band Activities students must meet the standards set by the EPISD.  Students who have a grade of 69 or lower in a class may not perform with the band until they average a passing grade (70) or higher in all classes.  A student's ineligibility to perform with the band, has a negative impact on the individual and collective effort of the ensemble.

We encourage that Parents track their child's academic progress using the PARENT PORTAL, to ensure the participation of all students in band activities.

The PARENT PORTAL is at:  Once in the site, click on 'Notifications' and set when you want system-originated messages about your child's attendance, daily assignment grades, as well as current grading cycle averages. This action will help you identify possible problems by receiving notifications if your child's grades drop below the average you choose.

If you would like to be added to the email list please send a request to: