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
WSU Honor Band 2019 1

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.



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. 

VCHS Marching Band  2022 Summer Schedule :

Band Parent Orientation:

Parent Meeting Handout:


2022 Shirt/Glove/Shoe Order Form:

2022 VCHS Band Camp Info: 

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

    • Band Camp Show & Tell Performance postponed to Tuesday, Aug. 9th at 7:30pm(ish) due to extreme heat index.

  • Monday 8/8:

    • Uniform Check-Out 9am-Noon (Seniors & Juniors)​​

  • Tuesday 8/9:

    • Uniform Check-Out 9am-Noon (Sophomores)

  • Wednesday 8/10:

    • Uniform Check-Out 9am-Noon (Freshmen and Leftovers) ​

  • HS Marching Band Evening Rehearsals

    • Tuesday, Aug. 9th 6:30-8:30pm​

      • Band Camp Show & Tell Performance 7:30pm

      • Report Time for Band 6pm​

      • VC Spirit Wear 

    • 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. 

August 2022:


  • VC Community BBQ (HS Pep Band/Drumline/Guard)​

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 !!

Four Seasons of Kansas Logo 2022.jpg
Crystal Rathburn Intro 2022.jpg
Mary Wagoner Intro 2022.jpg
VCHS Band Schedule July-Aug 2022 Banner 2.jpg


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.