The Valley Center Band Program is under the direction of
Jan Verboom, Crystal Rathburn, & Mary Wagoner
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.
Band Parent Orientation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nHtCVatK5cAoBmTXQcodzhz6jP_58wNAZHU6RWWqwyY/edit#slide=id.p1
Parent Meeting Handout:
Our online store is now open! Follow the link below and place your order before the store closes on 9/6/22. We should have all orders in and ready to distribute by the last week in Sept.
Trip Information in the VC in San Antonio Trip (2023) Section of the Website
11/7: HS Pep Band Rehearsals Begin 3-3:30pm (Every Monday/Tuesday/Thursday)
11/8: HS Christmas Brass Begins 7:15am (Every Tuesday/Thursday)
11/17: HS Choir/Jazz Ensemble Concert
12/2: VC Community Tree Lighting (HS Christmas Brass/Jazz Ensemble)
12/3: SCKMEA District Honor Choir/Orchestra/Bands
12/7: MS 7th/8th Holiday Concert (Change from original date.)
12/12: HS Holiday Choir/Band Concert
12/13-12/16: HS Concert Ensemble Auditions
12/16: HS BB vs Andover Central (HS Pep Band)
12/20: HS BB vs Goddard (HS Pep Band)
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.