VALLEY CENTER

INSTRUMENTAL  MUSIC

The Valley Center Band Program is under the direction of 

Jan Verboom, Crystal Rathburn, & Mary Wagoner

VCHS Concert Band 3-25-2019
VCHS Wind Ensemble 3-25-2019
HS Percussion Ensemble 2019
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The Valley Center Band Program maintains a very active schedule. Please check out the calendar or your individual school's page for more detailed information.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Look at the VCHS/VCMS/VCIS Band Sections of the Website for more details on Info/Schedules & Times.

Please refer to the Google Calendar for dates for the entire year. You may use the Website Calendar Section or the Calendar Button. The google calendar can be synced with your personal calendar. 

June 2022  Events & Performances:

  • Thursday, June 9th: 1st HS Winds/Brass Sectional 7-8pm in the VCHS Band Room.

  • Saturday, June 10th: HS Band Carwash @ VC Central Office 10am-2pm

  • Week of June 13th: HS Drumline Sub-Sectionals Begin. Detailed schedule TBA

  • Monday, June 13th: HS Guard Rehearsals begin 6:30-8:30pm. Goes every Monday & Thursday Evenings up to camps in July. 

  • Thursday, June 23rd: 2nd HS Winds/Brass Sectional 7-8pm in the VCHS Band Room.

  • Monday, June 27th-Friday, July, 1st: HS Guard Dance Camp 8am-Noon

VCHS Marching Band  2022 Clinics/Auditons/ Summer Schedule Announced:

Band Parent Orientation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nHtCVatK5cAoBmTXQcodzhz6jP_58wNAZHU6RWWqwyY/edit#slide=id.p1

Parent Meeting Handout:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T7crATXO0oLrzZDyzoVlNhlN5PkZY6kwJ9g300KN-Iw/edit

 

2022 Shirt/Glove/Shoe Order Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezW4GjlUmhsloDvstpPN_ifEX2Wb39A72EYA1p8tAItki_xA/viewform

  • June 9th/June 23rd/July 7th/July 21st: Winds/Brass Sectionals 7-8pm 

  • Week of June 13th:

    • Drumline Sub-Sectionals Begin:

      • Bass Drums: Wed 10-11:30am (6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/13)

      • Tenors: Tues 1-2:30pm (6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/12)

      • Front Ensemble : Thurs 3-4:30pm (6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/14)

      • Snares: Tues 10-11:30am (6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/12)

      • Full Group: Tues 3-4:30pm (6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/12)

  • Monday/Thursday Evening Colorguard Rehearsals begin (6:30-8:30pm) 

    • Goes through June & July (Work around family vacations and other conflicts with communication.)

    • June 27th-July 1st: HS Guard Dance Camp 8am-Noon in the VCHS Band Room.

    • July 18th-22nd: HS Flag Camp 8am-Noon in the VCHS Band Room. 

  • July 25th-29th: Camps Begin

    • Band Leadership July 25th & 26th: 9am-Noon​​​

    • HS Drumline Camp July 25th-29th: 1-4pm

    • Basics Camp

      • Freshmen with Band Leadership Wednesday, July 27th 9am-Noon​/​Full Woodwind Sectional 1-2pm​​

      • Full Band Thursday, July 28th 9am-Noon/​Full Brass Sectional 1-2pm​

      • Full Band Friday, July 29th 9am-Noon

    • Band Swim Party Friday, July 29th 6-8pm

  • Full Band Camp Monday, August 1st-5th 8am-4pm

    • Parent Show & Tell Friday, Aug. 5th 6:30pm​

  • HS Marching Band Evening Rehearsals

    • Tuesday, Aug. 9th 6:30-8:30pm​

    • Thursday, Aug. 11th 6:30-8:30pm 

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 students come to the camp prepared.  Attendance is mandatory. The band camp dates were scheduled and discussed with the students in March before Spring Break. Grades are given for Camp.

If there are any conflicts, they need to be communicated and documented to us by Monday, May 16th.  Please contact us immediately to discuss any unforeseen or non-communicated conflicts for dates involved with any of the camps. 

In 2022 The Valley Center Hornet Marching Band will present on a football field near you........

The sights and sounds of our home state..........

The Four Seasons of Kansas

 

 

 

Welcome New Co-Directors Ms. Crystal Rathburn & Ms. Mary Wagoner !!

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ABOUT THE VALLEY CENTER BAND PROGRAM

We are excited about our upcoming events and hope that you'll be able to join us for some of them! Music education is a valuable part of developing well rounded students. We strive to present our students with as many opportunities as possible in a supportive environment.

Often a single concert or presentation measures the success of a music program. While it is true that a performance demonstrates the students' mastery of skills, it is only one aspect of our comprehensive music curriculum. Instrumental music classes in Valley Center  are designed to prepare students to be responsible citizens in tomorrow's society. What is it about music learning that offers young musicians a head start over their non-musician counterparts?

* Music develops interpersonal skills such as teamwork, leadership, communication, negotiation and working with others; the basic personal attributes required for problem-solving in our modern day workplace.

* Music stimulates the creative, curious, and imaginative mind - the mental building blocks for critical thinking and self-motivation.

* Since much of music is active learning, it links the creative thought process to reality. The following quote is an excerpt from The Value of the Arts, created by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities - 1993:

...Some skills taught only in the arts are as important to science as they are to art. Among these tools are playing, abstracting, building models and recognizing patterns. Non-verbal skills allow people to imagine and visualize new realities before they can be proven by logic or scientific experiment.....

When our students are in the act of making decisions based on present moment choices, they replicate the same thought processes used in expressing music. This is a human quality that must be developed; it is the foundation for all problem-solving skills.

When we take a holistic view of music learning, we develop a new perspective and appreciation for our school's music program. Music is important in the life of your child, our community, and our society as a whole.