Senior Flute Section Leader Amber Cox was awarded Best Camper at the Kansas State Leadership & Auxillary Camp in July of 2017.
Seniors Matt Clark (1st Alto Sax) and Gabe Karst (2nd Trombone) earn positions in the 2017 SCKMEA District Jazz Ensemble.
Junior Bassoon Sophie Peterson & Senior Trombone Gabe Karst continues memberships with the Wichita Youth Symphony.
VCHS Hornet Marching Band receives a straight Superior Ratings in the Central States Marching Festival at Kansas State October 7th.
Hornet Marching Band finish 4th in Division & 10th Overall in the Shawnee Mission North Invitational October 14th. Finals was canceled due to weather.
The 2017 Hornet Marching Band places 3rd in the Blue Division at the Kansas Bandmasters Association State-Wide competition at Washburn University. The Band The Band performed an overall 7th place finish out 22 performing ensembles from across the state featuring some of the elite band programs of Kansas. The highest placement for a Valley Center Band in KBA Competition.
Senior Drum Major and Trombone Gabe Karst was selected to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the High School Honors Performance Series with some of the top high school musicians from around the world. Auditions were based on 18,000 that were processed to select a group of 700. Students from all 50 states as well as several countries — including Canada, Australia, China, Mexico, South Korea and the United Kingdom — were chosen. Finalists were in New York City for five days in February, learning from master conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall.
VCHS Band Students earning positions in the 2017 South Central Kansas Music Educators 5/6A District Band & Orchestra:
VCHS Band Students with positions in the 2018 KMEA All State Ensembles: Dale Hatfield-4th Chair Tuba 5/6A Band, Gabe Karst- Bass Trombone 5/6A Jazz Ensemble, & Sophie Peterson-3rd Chair Bassoon 5/6A Band, Cole Ashcraft Bari Sax Alternate 5/6A Band.
VCHS Band Students Samantha Chavez, Danny Hammond, Teagan Horning, Chase LaMastres, Lei Ann May, Jarrod McCurry, Austin Miller, & Tripp Waters pariticpated in the Wichita State Honor Band January 26th & 27th under the direction of Dr. Timothy Shade.
Junior Bassoon and Piano Student Sophie Peterson earned "Superior" Performances at both KSHAA Regional & State Piano Festivals.
25 Superior VCHS Soloists/Ensemble Students-KSHAA Regional Solo/Ensemble Festival @ Eisenhower High School April 14th, 2018.
Valley Center Instrumental Music Awards 2017-2018:
Senior Tuba Joe King performed with the Kansas State Lions Concert Band in Baldwin, Kansas June of 2016.
Senior Trumpet Section Leader Evan Morales was awarded for Outstanding Attitude at the Kansas State Leadership & Auxiliary Camp in July of 2016.
Junior Trombone Gabe Karst 2nd Trombone in the 2016 South Central Kansas Music Educators Association District Jazz Ensemble.
Sophomore Bassoon Sophie Peterson & Junior Trombone Gabe Karst earned positions with the Wichita Youth Symphony.
The Hornet Marching Band places 3rd in Class 5A at the Kansas Bandmasters Association State-Wide competition at Washburn University. The Band earned the high caption award in Colorguard for the 5A Class. The Band performed an overall 10th place finish out 21 performing ensembles from around the state of Kansas.
VCHS Band Students Garrett Rogers- 2nd Chair Flute, Sophie Peterson- 2nd Chair Bassoon, Sarah Wolfe- 2nd Chair Alto Sax, Matt Clark- Alternate Alto Sax, Cole Ashcraft- Bari Sax, Gabe Karst- 3rd Trombone, & Dale Hatfield- 1st Chair Tuba gained positions in the 2016 South Central Kansas Music Educators Association 5/6A District Band.
VCHS Colorguard Members Adelynn Hewlett, Caroline Norman, & Anna Qualls accepted as members of the ICT Independent Winterguard competing around the Mid-West and at the WGI World Championship in Dayton, Ohio.
VCHS Band Students Gabe Karst (3rd Trombone-5/6A Band) & Garrett Rogers (4th Chair Flute-5/6A Band) gained positions in the Kansas Music Educator Association All-State Ensembles. Bari Sax Cole Ashcraft was named as sole alternate in both the State Band & State Jazz Ensemble.
32 Superior VCHS Soloists/Ensemble Students-KSHAA Regional Solo/Ensemble Festival @ Eisenhower High School April 8th, 2017.
VCMS 7th & 8th Grade Bands Earned "SUPERIOR" Ratings in the Pioneer League Music Festival at Circle Middle School April 19th. 33 Superior/2 Excellent Rated Solo or Ensembles for VCMS Band Students.
28 Superior & 2 Excellent Ratings given to VCHS Soloists/Ensemble Students KSHAA State Solo/Ensemble Festival at Emporia High School.
Valley Center Instrumental Music Awards 2016-2017:
VCHS Guard Members: Julianna Sorenson, Anna Qualls, Jeannie Qualls, Sydney Farney for making positions with the 2015 Expressions Independent Winterguard.
VCHS Band Students Devin Hatfield (Bari Sax-5/6A Band), Gabe Karst (Bass Trombone-Jazz Ensemble), & Garrett Rogers (9th Chair Flute-5/6A Band) perform in Kansas Music Educator Association All-State Ensembles.
38 Superior VCHS Soloists/Ensemble Students-KSHAA Regional Solo/Ensemble Festival @ Eisenhower High School April 9th, 2016.
17 Superior & 17 Excellent Ratings given to VCHS Soloists/Ensemble Students KSHAA State Solo/Ensemble Festival at Emporia High School.
Valley Center Instrumental Music Awards 2015-2016:
Garrett Rogers (1st Chair Flute), Amanda Smith (4th Chair Flute), Devin Hatfield (1st Chair Bari Sax), Logan Burks (5th Chair Horn), Gabe Karst (1st Chair Trombone), Wesley Crow (2nd Chair Trombone), Steven Binau (3rd Chair Trombone), & Cole Klinkhammer (Percussion).
VCMS 8th Grade Tuba Student, Dale Hatfield selected 2nd chair tuba in the John Philip Sousa Jr Honor Band at KU in January.
VCHS Band Students Amanda Smith-9th Chair Flute 5/6A All-State Band & Wesley Crow-3rd Chair Trombone All-State Jazz Ensemble. Bari Sax Devin Hatfield selected as an alternate for the 5/6A Band.
Valley Center Instrumental Music Awards 2014-2015:
for the first time.
Hornet Marching Band finish the 2013 marching season making VC Band History for a first ever placement in Finals at the Shawnee Mission North Invitational October 26th. The Band finished 8th overall.
3 VCHS students selected for the South Central Kansas Music Educators Association District Jazz Ensemble: Devin Hatfield (Bari Sax), Wesley Crow (Trombone), & Jared Kirkland (Bass Alternate).
for the second year.
Hornet Marching Band finish the 2012 marching season with Superior Ratings for Parade & Field Show Performance at the Neewollah Marching Festival in Independence, Kansas October 27th.
Lauren Burks (Oboe-Band), Logan Burks (Horn-Orchestra), Shannon Crow (Oboe-Band), Wesley Crow (Trombone-Band), Kevin Friend (Alternate Clarinet-Band), Cameron Gillespie (Clarinet-Band), Devin Hatfield (Bari Sax- Band), Claire Kirkland (Flute-Band), Cole Klinkhammer (Percussion-Band), David Ortiz (Alternate Percussion-Band), & Amanda Smith (Flute-Band).
Loryn Smith & Garrett Rogers (Flute), Marisa Rodriguez, Miranda Dessenberger, & Rachel Hendershot (Clarinet), Corbin Alderson, Sarah Wolfe, & Scott McCune (Alto Sax), Marissa Molina (Bass Clarinet), Gavin McDonald (Bari Sax), Edi Reese (Trumpet), Derek Schrag (French Horn), Aaron Unruh (Trombone), Colby Rogers & Michael Fonseca (Baritone), Tristan Ducummon & Joe Petrakis (Tuba), Abby Musgrove & Laura Schaar (Percussion).
VCHS Colorguard Members Coryn Oritz, Jackie Pean, Kat Smalley, & Lexi Anderson perform & compete with the Wichita Winterguard "Expressions".
VCMS 7th & 8th Grade Bands Earn Superior Ratings in the Pioneer League Music Festival at Goddard Middle School. 17 Superior/3 Excellent Rated Solo or Ensembles for VCMS Band Students in the Pioneer League Music Festival at Goddard Middle School.
Valley Center Instrumental Music Awards 2012-2013:
Valley Center Instrumental Music Awards 2011-2012:
VCMS 7th/8th Grade Bands Performed for the first time as a Marching Ensemble in The 2010 Valley Center Fall Festival.
2nd Place Overall with a score of 70.0 at The 2010 Goddard Fall Festival Of Bands October 2nd. Eli Karst and Matt Dolezal chosen as High Drum Majors for second straight year. VC Colorguard and Drumline placed second in their sub-captions. The Band also achieved 2nd place in Parade Performance.
Freshmen Jared Kirkland chosen as alternate Bass Player in the SCKMEA 5/6A Jazz Ensemble.
First Ever Superior Rating with Marching Band in the Central States Marching Festival at Kansas State University October 23rd. VC Colorguard and Drumline earned "1" Ratings in each of their captions.
Superior Rating in Marching Band at the Southern Plains Marching Festival in Andover, Kansas. Colorguard achieved a "1" Rating while the VC Drumline finished the season gaining a "1+" Rating.
10 VCHS Instrumental Music Students selected to SCKMEA District Honor Band and Orchestra returning to Class 5A.
22 VCMS 7th and 8th Grade Band Students selected to the 2010 Pioneer League Honor Band.
Senior Violinist Brandon Lay awarded 3rd place in the Wichita Youth Symphony Solo Competition. Earned a full scholarship to any prestigious summer music camp in the country.
VC Band Alumnus, Trombonist Jacob Miller was voted Most Valuable Freshmen in the Kansas State Wildcat Marching Band.
5 VCHS Instrumental Music Students selected to KMEA All-State Orchestra or 5/6A Band.
36 Superior Soloists/Ensemble Students KSHAA Regional Solo/Ensemble Festival
VCHS Symphonic Band Superior Rating at State Large Group Festival
VCMS 7th & 8th Grade Bands Earn Straight Superior Ratings at the Pioneer League Music Festival.
14 Superior/7 Excellent Rated Solo or Ensembles for VCMS Band Students at the Pioneer League Music Festival.
VCHS Jazz Ensemble Performance in the Wichita Jazz Festival at Wichita State University.
Junior Saxophonist Brook Lund accepted to the Prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy held at Interlochen, Michigan during the summer months of July and August.
31 Superior/5 Excellent- Soloists/Ensemble Students KSHAA State Solo/Ensemble Festival
Valley Center Instrumental Music Awards 2010-2011:
2nd Place Field Show/1st Place Parade/Outstanding Drum Majors (Brett Seidl and Jordan Wells)- Goddard Fall Fesitval Of Bands (Oct. 3rd)
Excellent Rating- Central States Marching Festival (Kansas State University, Oct. 10th)
Excellent Rating/Superior Parade Rating- Neewollah Marching Festival (Independence, Kanas, Oct. 31st)
12 VCHS Instrumental Music Students selected to SCKMEA District Honor Band and Orchestra.
29 VCMS 7th and 8th Grade Band Students selected to the 2009 Pioneer League Honor Band.
VCMS Jazz Ensemble performs at the 2009 Kansas Teacher Of The Year Awards. (Nov. 21st)
Senior Drum Major and Clarinet Student, Jordan Wells, performs as part of Macy's Great American Marching Band at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
7 VCHS Instrumental Music Students selected to KMEA All State Band and Orchestra.
60 Superior Soloists/Ensemble Students KSHAA Regional Solo/Ensemble Festival
VCHS Symphonic Band Straight Superior Ratings at State Large Group Festival
VCHS Symphonic Band 3 Excellent Ratings, BEST IN CLASS, Spring In The Park Music Festival- Dallas, Texas
VCHS Jazz Ensemble 2 Excellent and 1 Superior Rating, BEST IN CLASS, Spring In The Park Music Festival- Dallas, Texas
VCMS 7th and 8th Grade Bands Straight Superior Ratings at Pioneer League Music Festival.
10 Superior/10 Excellent Ratings for VCMS Band Students performing in solos/ensembles at Pioneer League Music Festival.
27 Superior Soloists/Ensemble Students KSHAA State Solo/Ensemble Festival
30 Excellent Soloists/Ensemble Students KSHAA State Solo/Ensemble Festival
VCMS 8th Grade Band performance with the Wichita State University Concert Band - May 3rd
Valley Center Instrumental Music Awards 2009-2010:
4th Place Overall - Goddard Fall Festival of Bands
Superior Parade Rating/Excellent Field Show Ratings - Neewollah Fall Festival
French Horn Student Jenna Miller achieved All-State Band for a 3rd year.
Straight Superior Ratings - State Large Group
Valley Center Instrumental Music Awards 2008-2009: