Valley Center Instrumental Music

We play the Notes, the

                 Rhythms, the MUSIC.....  

                  We play LIFE !! 

 

VC Band Weekly

Have Great Summer !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
June 26th-June 30th

 
Monday 6/26: 
  • HS Colorguard 6:45-8:45pm @ VCHS

Tuesday 6/27:
  • HS Bass Drums 2-3:30pm
 
Wednesday 6/28:
  • HS Tenors Noon-1:30pm 
 
Thursday 6/29: 
  • HS Pit 10-11:30am
  • Full HS Percussion Ensemble 11:30-1pm
  • HS Snares 1-2:30pm
  • HS Colorguard 6:45-8:45pm
  • HS Wind/Brass Rehearsal VCHS Band Room 7-8pm  
 
Friday 6/30:

The Next Week At A Glance: (7/3-7/7)
 
  • ALL INSTRUMENTS HOME AT VCHS, VCMS, & VCIS !!
  • VCHS MARCHING BAND (Including MS 8th Grade-Freshmen) MUST HAVE MARCHING INSTRUMENT & SHOW MUSIC HEADING INTO THE SUMMER !!
  • Mon. 7/3 & Thurs 7/6: HS Colorguard 6:45-8:45pm @ VCHS
  • Tues 7/4: No Bass Drum Sectional due to July 4th Holiday. 
  • Wed 7/7: Tenors Noon-1:30pm 
  • Thurs 7/6: Pit 10-11:30am/Full Percussion Ensemble 11:30-1pm/Snares 1-2:30pm.
 

REMINDERS

PARENTS: BECOME A MEMBER OF THE VALLEY CENTER INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC BAND AIDE !!

The overall success of the VC Instrumental Music Program doesn’t just happen. It takes the involvement and support of parents and others interested in promoting instrumental music in our schools.  The Valley Center Instrumental Music BAND AIDE support all schools in the Valley Center School District by volunteering for special events and fundraising.

To connect with the BAND AIDE, please attend our fun, informal meetings! It is during these meetings that we discuss and decide how best to help the Instrumental Music Department at all levels. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month in the high school band room of VCHS.
 
The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, April 20th @ 6:00pm in the VCHS Band Room. 
 
The Band Aide is open to all VCHS/ VCMS/ & VCIS BAND PARENTS who would like to be more involved with their student's experience as part of the VC Band Program. Meeting minutes from each month is located in the Student/Parent Information Section of the Band Website.

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2017 VCHS Summer Band Dates:

 

 

 

 

 


  • VCHS Colorguard Summer Rehearsal Schedule: Mondays/Thursday Evenings 6:45-8:45pm (6/1, 6/5, 6/8, 6/12, 6/15, 6/19, 6/22, 6/26, 6/29, 7/6, 7/10, 7/13, 7/17, 7/20, 7/24, 7/27)
  • Wind/Brass Rehearsals June 15th, June 29th, July 13th, July 27th 7-8pm in the VCHS Band Room. While these rehearsals are optional, the time can be a benefit to any wind or brass students running through the show music and have better understanding for memorizing before camp. 
  • VCHS Drumline Summer Sub-Sectional Schedule: (To be begin the week of June 19th)

Bass Drums: Tuesdays 2-3:30pm (6/20, 6/27, 7/18, 7/25)
Tenors: Wednesdays Noon-1:30pm (6/21, 6/28, 7/19, 7/26)
Pit: Thursdays 10-11:30am (6/22, 6/29, 7/20, 7/27)
Full Percussion Ensemble: 11:30-1pm (6/22, 6/29, 7/20, 7/27)
                Snares: Thursdays 1-2:30pm (6/22, 6/29, 7/20, 7/27)
 
            • Monday, July 31st & Tuesday, Aug. 1st: VCHS Band Leadership Camp 9am-Noon @ VCMS
            • Monday, July 31st-Friday, Aug. 4th: VCHS Colorguard/Drumline Camp 1pm-4pm @ VCMS
            • Wednesday, Aug. 2nd-Friday, Aug. 4th: VCHS FULL BAND BASICS CAMP 9am-Noon@ VCMS-District Stadium
            • Friday, Aug. 4th: Hornet Marching Band Swim Party @ VC Community Pool 6-8pm.
            • Monday, Aug. 7th-Friday, Aug. 11th: VCHS FULL BAND CAMP 8am-4pm@ VCMS-District Stadium
            • Friday, Aug. 11th: VCHS Band Camp Parent Show & Tell/Ice Cream Social 6:30pm-8pm @ VCMS-District Stadium
            • Tuesday, Aug. 15th & Thursday, Aug. 17th: VCHS Marching Band Evening Rehearsals 7-9pm @ VCMS-District Stadium

            These few days afford us an opportunity to accomplish what would take approximately twenty-two days, or over five weeks, on our regular rehearsal schedule.  Therefore, it is imperative that no time be wasted and that the students come to the camp prepared.  Attendance is mandatory and students will recieve credit. 

            If you have any conflicts, they should have been communicated to us by the end of the past school year.  Please contact us immediately to discuss any unforeseen or non-communicated conflicts for any of the dates involved in any of the camps.  

             

            2017 VCHS Marching Band Competition/Festival Dates:

            • Saturday, Sept. 23rd: VC Fall Festival
            • Saturday, Oct. 7th: Central States Marching Festival (KSU)
            • Saturday, Oct. 14th: Shawnee Misson North Invitational (Overland Park, KS.)
            • Saturday, Oct. 21st: Off Weekend
            • Saturday, Oct. 28th: KBA Marching Championship @ Washburn University (Topeka)

            The 2017-2018 Performing Arts Calendar of Events are now posted in the Calendar Section of the Website !! 

            Band Announcements

            Coming this Fall to a football field near you......

            In tribute to the "Air Capital of the World" and the women who took charge in the factories during WWII.

            The VCHS Hornet Marching Band Presents...... 

             

            Our military history is filled with heroes. America’s service men and women are recognizable to all around the would as a symbol of freedom.

            But our greatest victories and preservation of freedom would not be possible if it was not for the American women that builds our military might. These “Rosie the Riveters” worked in the factories that supported our troops and ensured that we would be victorious. From the days of our Greatest Generation, we offer you an American Musical Journey showcasing one of America’s great cherished assets. 

            2017-2018 VCHS Marching Band Student Leadership:

            VCHS HMB Section Leaders 2017-2018

            Staff: Ashlee Baysinger, Evan Ricker, Bri Parker (percussion)

             DM: Edie Reese

            Assistant DM: Gabe Karst and Zach Rankin

             

            Guard-                                  Head Captain: Addy Hewlett

                                                          Co-Captain: Abbie Simpson

                                                          Co-Captain: Caroline Norman

             

            Flutes-                                  Head SL: Amber Cox

                                                          Asst. SL: Maddy Cox

                                                          Asst. SL: Garret Rogers

             

            Clarinets-                             Head SL: Cade Ciesielski

                                                          Asst. SL: Kelsey Bennett

                                                          Asst. SL: Hannah Kirk

             

            Altos-                                    Head SL: Scott McCune

                                                          Asst. SL: Ethan Bachelder

             

            Trumpets/Horns-                Head SL: Madison Isham

                                                          Asst. SL: Emma Hill

                           

            Low Reeds-                         Head SL: Cole Ashcraft

                                                         Asst. SL: Asa Unruh

                                                         Asst. SL: Greg Robinson (assist with marching instruction in                                                  low brass)

             

            Low Brass-                           Head SL: Gary Cicirello

                                                          Asst. SL: Jarrod McCurry

                                                          Will be assisted by Greg Robinson for marching instruction

             

            Percussion-                        Mallets: Bayley Helten

                                                        Battery: Carter Nold/Jessy Lynn

             

            Thanks to all who auditioned and congratulations to our 2017-2018 section leaders! All drum majors and section leaders are required to attend the summer rehearsal dates June 15, June 29, July 13, and July 27. Please let Jolly know ASAP if you will be out of town any of those times. Our leadership camp will go for two days on July 31 and Aug. 1 from 9-noon.

            Leadership Camp Opportunities: Phantom Regiment-Drum Majors Only

            • Rockford, IL - June 5-8
            • Akron, OH - June 22-25
            • Lebanon, IL - July 10-13

            K-State Leadership and Auxiliary Camp

            • Manhattan, KS- July 9-12

            Duane Huff Band Leadership Camp

            • El Dorado, KS- July 19 

             

            2017-2018 VCHS Colorguard & Drumline:

            Congrats to the 2017 VCHS Colorguard:

            • Quinn Dove, Sydney Farney, Addy Hewlett, Emily Kutz, Grace LaMasters, Natalie Logan, MacKenzie Moldehauer, Caroline Norman, Jerod Norris, Jillian Norris,  Anna Qualls, Jeannie Qualls, & Abby Simpson.
            Colorguard Summer Rehearsal Schedule:
            • Mondays/Thursday Evenings 6:45-8:45pm (6/1, 6/5, 6/8, 6/12, 6/15, 6/19, 6/22, 6/26, 6/29, 7/6, 7/10, 7/13, 7/17, 7/20, 7/24, 7/27)

             

            VCHS Drumline:

            Congrats to the 2017 VCHS Drumline:

            • Pit- Bayley Helten, Sophie Peterson, Bri Waters, Taryn Knedgen, Brooke Helten, Jeffrey Ju, Aaron Weibe, Logan Snyder, Joleine Phillips
            • Snares- Justin Mosher, Ray Flora, Danny Hammond, Phillip Stamp, Ben Carver
            • Tenors- Carter Nold, Gavin Fitch, Tripp Waters
            • Bass Drums- Ellie Amos, Garrett Richey, Jessy Lynn, Jeremiah Strunk, Luke Wert
            Drumline Summer Sub-Sectional Schedule: (To be begin the week of June 19th)
            • Bass Drums: Tuesdays 2-3:30pm (6/20, 6/27, 7/18, 7/25)
            • Tenors: Wednesdays Noon-1:30pm (6/21, 6/28, 7/19, 7/26)
            • Pit: Thursdays 10-11:30am (6/22, 6/29, 7/20, 7/27)
            • Full Percussion Ensemble: 11:30-1pm (6/22, 6/29, 7/20, 7/27)
            • Snares: Thursdays 1-2:30pm (6/22, 6/29, 7/20, 7/27)