VCHS BANDS

2020 VCHS Summer Band Sectional/Rehearsal/Camp Dates:

 

With the current health and safety issues and conversation between administration and band staff we are revising our approach to band camp dates and rehearsals. These will help accommodate gathering numbers and social distancing. 

 

Health Procedure Waiver Band Camp 2020

 

All VCHS Band Members must adhere to the policies of the district pertaining to COVID procedures. This is in cooperation with administration direction. These practices have been in effect since some of you have been involved in Hornet Pride or had sectionals and practice with the band and color guard. We are attaching the link for the COVID release form each parent must sign before their student can participate. Some of you have already taken care of this through athletic conditioning, If a student's parent does not have it signed, they cannot attend until done.

 

Link to COVID Release https://forms.gle/BRJohbcMVkWzdMJN6

 

Let us know of any questions or concerns. 

  • VCHS Band Leadership Sessions: July 27th & 28th 10am-Noon

  • VCHS Colorguard Flag Camp: July 27th-31st 1pm-3pm

  • VCHS Drum Camp:July 27th-31st 1pm-3pm 

  • VCHS Band Basics Camp: July 29th-31st 9am-11am

    • Schedule & Groupings Posted in High School Section of Website

 

  • VCHS Band Camp: Aug. 3rd-7th @ VCHS 

    • Schedule & Groupings Posted in High School Section of Website 

  • VCHS Band Evening Rehearsals: Tues. Aug. 11th & Thurs. Aug. 13th Cancelled

 

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. Grades will be given for Camp. The band camp dates will be discussed with the students in March before Spring Break. We are asking that all students and parents plan accordingly for the good of the band during this time. Communication and commitment is vital for the band program success and student experience. If there are conflicts with the dates they will need to be communicated by Friday, May 8th. 

 

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

Colorguard Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/Njk2NzU2NTU0Mjla

Welcome our new Co-Director of Bands, Kara Whitaker

Instrument Bell Covering  Instructional Video

SLACK Communication Update 2020 for the VCHS Band

 

*New Communication Update*

 

Hello band parents and current members! This year we will be trying the app “Slack” as a means of communication. This app is easy to use and we will be able to effectively communicate to all who are on it. We will NOT be utilizing “Remind” any longer. To become included in the band reminders on Slack, please follow these steps: 

 


“Hey guys! Welcome to the new remind! The chat function is open to everyone, however we ask that only those talked to by staff post messages to keep the reminders clear and accessible. If you ever have any questions, you can respond to posted messages or chat with staff directly. 


IMPORTANT: Once you have joined the chat, click on the ( i ) icon in the top right corner. There you can ensure notifications are set to every message and the channel is not muted to ensure you don't miss a thing!”


If any questions arise, please e-mail me at kara.whitaker@usd262.net. Thanks!
--
Kara WhitakerCo-Director of Bands
Valley Center USD 262

WEEK OF 7/27-7/31

(HS Leadership/Guard/Drums/Basics Camp)

 

Monday 7/27:

  • HS Band Leadership Session 10am-Noon (MASKS REQUIRED)

  • HS Colorguard Flag Camp 1pm-3pm (MASKS REQUIRED)

  • HS Drum Camp 1pm-3pm (MASKS REQUIRED)

 

Tuesday 7/28:

  • HS Band Leadership Session 10am-Noon (MASKS REQUIRED)

  • HS Colorguard Flag Camp 1pm-3pm (MASKS REQUIRED)

  • HS Drum Camp 1pm-3pm (MASKS REQUIRED)

 

Wednesday 7/29: (Basics Camp)

  • HS Basics Camp 9am-11am: Block 3

    • Low Reeds (B Clar, T. Sax, Bari. Sax)

    • Low Brass (Trombones/Baritones/Tubas)

    • MASKS REQUIRED

  • HS Colorguard Flag Camp 1pm-3pm (MASKS REQUIRED)

  • HS Drum Camp 1pm-3pm (MASKS REQUIRED)

 

Thursday 7/30: (Basics Camp)

  • HS Basics Camp 9am-11am: Block 2

    • High Brass (Trumpets/Mellophones)

    • MASKS REQUIRED

  • HS Colorguard Flag Camp 1pm-3pm (MASKS REQUIRED)

  • HS Drum Camp 1pm-3pm (MASKS REQUIRED)

 

Friday 7/31: (Basics Camp)

  • HS Basics Camp 9am-11am: Block 1 

    • Winds  (Flutes/Clarinets/Alto Sax)

    • MASKS REQUIRED

  • HS Colorguard Flag Camp 1pm-3pm (MASKS REQUIRED)

  • HS Drum Camp 1pm-3pm (MASKS REQUIRED)

WEEK OF 8/3-8/7

(HS BAND CAMP)

 

Monday 8/3:(Beach Day)

  • Morning 9am-11am (Visual): Block 1 (Flute/Clarinet/Alto Sax)/Guard (MASKS REQUIRED)

  • Afternoon 1pm-3pm (Music): Block 2 (High Brass) (MASKS REQUIRED)

Tuesday 8/4: (Neon Day)

  • Morning 9am-11am (Visual): Block 3 (Low Reeds/ Low Brass) (MASKS REQUIRED)

  • Afternoon 1pm-3pm (Music): Block 4 (Percussion) (MASKS REQUIRED) 

 

Wednesday 8/5: (Throwback Hippy-70's Day)

  • Morning 9am-11am (Visual): Block 2 (High Brass)/Guard (MASKS REQUIRED)

  • Afternoon 1pm-3pm (Music): Block 1  (Flute/Clarinet/Alto Sax) (MASKS REQUIRED)

 

Thursday 8/6: (Patriotic Day)

  • Morning 9am-11am (Visual): Block 4 (Percussion)/Guard) (MASKS REQUIRED)

  • Afternoon 1pm-3pm (Music): Block 3 (Low Reeds/ Low Brass) (MASKS REQUIRED)

 

Friday 8/7: 

  • Day off!

Summer Dates At A Glance:

  • Tuesday (Aug. 11th) Evening Rehearsal Canceled

  • Thursday (Aug. 13th) Evening Rehearsal Canceled

Valley Center High School
9600 N Meridian
Valley Center, KS 67147
Phone:  316-755-7070
Fax:  316-755-7071