Valley Center Instrumental Music

VCMS Instrumental Music 


















Welcome to the Valley Center Middle School Instrumental Music Page.This will contain important information pertinent to Middle School Instrumental Students.


VCMS Instrumental Music Documents and Photos

7th Grade BAND


Have Great Summer !!
See you in August !!

The Method Book used for VCMS & VCHS Band Students is Foundations For Superior Performance. It can be purchased at Senseney or Starkey Music Stores in Wichita.




    8th Grade BAND


    2017 VCHS Summer Band Dates:






    • VCHS Colorguard Summer Rehearsal Schedule: Mondays/Thursday Evenings 6:45-8:45pm (7/24 & 7/27)
    • Remaining Wind/Brass Rehearsals 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 (7/25)
    Tenors: Wednesdays 10:30am-Noon (7/26)
    Pit: Thursdays 10-11:30am (7/27)
    Full Percussion Ensemble: 11:30-1pm (7/27)
                    Snares: Thursdays 1-2:30pm (7/27)
    VCHS Hornet Marching Band Camp Letter:

              • Monday, July 31st & Tuesday, Aug. 1st: VCHS Band Leadership Camp 9am-Noon @ VCMS
              • Monday, July 31st-Friday, Aug. 4thVCHS Drumline Camp 1pm-4pm
              • Monday, July 31st-Thursday, Aug. 3rd: VCHS Colorguard 6:45-8:45pm
              • 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. Guard Times 8am-Noon/Afternoon Off/6:45-8:45pm.
              • 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 !! 



              The Method Book used for VCMS & VCHS Band Students is Foundations For Superior Performance. It can be purchased at Senseney or Starkey Music Stores in Wichita.






              VCMS Jazz Ensemble



              VCMS JAZZ ENSEMBLE


              2017-2018 VCMS JAZZ ENSEMBLE: 

              • Rehearses Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 7am-7:30am. This open to 7th& 8th grade band members. Attendance will mandatory to ensure a better opportunity of success for the ensemble. Sign up will be in December with rehearsals staring in January 2018.

              • Anyone playing in the rhythm section (piano, bass, guitar, drum set) must have taken lessons and have some background. In case of large numbers in some sections auditions maybe necessary.

              • All Jazz Students will need to purchase the Jazz Method Book “Standards of Excellence.  Ask Mr. Verboom and Ms. Jolly for what part to buy