VCHS BANDS

Look at the VCHS/VCMS/VCIS Band Sections of the Website for more details on Info/Schedules & Times. We encourage to also keep up to date with our calendar section of the website. 

 

2020-2021 VCHS Band Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTM5NzI4MDAwMDQx

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

SLACK Communication Update 2020 for the VCHS Band: New Communication Update

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: 

 


If any questions arise, please e-mail me at kara.whitaker@usd262.net. Thanks!

 

8th Grade (Incoming Freshmen) Parent/Student Meeting Thursday, April 22nd 6:30pm. Band Aide Meeting following. 

 

Audition Dates for 2021-2022 VCHS Marching Band  Drum Majors, Sections Leaders, Colorguard, and Drumline:

  • Drum Majors: 

    • ​Clinics: April 7th, 14th, and 21st. 3-3:30pm

    • Auditions/Interview: April 26th 3 to when done. Will sign up for 15 minute blocks. 

  • Section Leader Review/Auditions: April 19th 6:30-8pm

  • Colorguard:

    • Parent/Student Meeting April 19th 7pm

    • Clinincs/Auditions April 26th/27th/29th/30th  6:30-8:30pm

  • Drumline: May 4th/10th/11th/13th/17th 6:30-8pm. Information/Warm-up packets available on Google Classroom Hard copies available in HS and MS Band Rooms. 

VCHS Hornet Marching Band Announces Summer Schedule 

  • HS Drumline 90-Minute Sub-Sectionals & Full Ensemble

    • Begin the week of June 14th (Days & Time set by students)

  • HS Colorguard Summer Rehearsal

    • Begin June 21st (Goes every Monday/Thursday 6:30-8:30pm up through July)

  • HS Colorguard Camp Dates

    • Dance/Movement Camp: July 5th - July 9th 9am-Noon 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    • Flag Camp: July 19th - 23rd 9am - Noon

  • HS Wind/Brass Sectionals: June 15th & 22nd, July 13th & 20th 7-8pm

VCHS Marching Band Pre-Season: 

  • HS Band Leadership Sessions (Drum Majors/Section Leaders)/Winds-Brass Sectionals

    • Monday, July 26th Leaders 9am-Noon/Woodwind Sectional 1-2pm

    • Tuesday, July 27th Leaders 9am-Noon/All Brass Sectional 1-2pm

  • HS Drumline Camp

    • Monday, July 26th thru Friday, July 30th, 1-4pm.

  • Full Band Basics Camp

    • Monday, July 26th Full Woodwind Sectional 1-2pm
    • Tuesday, July 27th All Brass Sectional 1-2pm
    • Wednesday, July 28th 9am-Noon (Section Leaders &  Freshmen Only)

    • Thursday, July 29th & Friday, July 30th FULL BAND 9am-Noon

    • This does include colorguard, drumline as they are part of the full band.

  • FULL BAND CAMP

    •   Monday, August 2nd through Friday, August 6th from 8am-4pm.

  • Evening Rehearsals 

    • Tuesday, Aug. 10th 6:30-8:30pm

    • Thursday, Aug. 12th 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. Grades will be given for Camp. The band camp dates will be discussed with the students in March before Spring Break.

End of Year Concerts Announced !! 

  • Monday, May 3rd: VCHS Spring Band Concert & Awards 8pm

    • Set Up Friday, April 30th (After School)

    • Rehearsal 11am (Report Time 10:45am)​

    • Concert 8pm (Report Time 7:30pm)

    • Dressy Casual Attire "Sunday's Best"

  • Thursday, May 6th: VCMS 6th/7th/8th Grade Bands 7pm

    • 8th Grade Band: (37 students)

      • 9:45am 8th Grade Band released to band room for instrument pick up and boarding busses for VCHS

      • 10am-10:45am  8th Grade Band Rehearsal @ VCHS 

      • 11am- Back at VCMS

    • 7th Grade Band: (36 students)

      • 10:45am 7th Grade Band released to band room for instrument pick up and boarding busses for VCHS

      • 11am-11:45am  7th Grade Band Rehearsal @ VCHS 

      • Noon- Back at VCMS

    • 6th Grade Band: (36 students)

      • 1pm 6th Grade Band released to band room for instrument pick up and boarding busses for VCHS

      • 1:15pm-2pm 6th Grade Band Rehearsal @ VCHS 

      • 2:15pm- Back at VCMS

  • Concert 7pm (Report Time 6:30pm-Dressy Casual "Sunday's Best")

​​Week of  4/19-4/23

  • Monday 4/19: ​​

    • Section Leader Review/Auditions: 6:30-8pm

    • Student/Parent Colorguard Meeting 7pm 

  • ​Tuesday 4/20:

    • Colorguard Interest Meeting during Advisory (Club Time)​

  • Wednesday 4/21: 

    • Drum Major Clinic 3-3:30pm

  • Thursday  4/22:

    • 8th Grade (Incoming Freshmen) Parent/Student Meeting 6:30pm High School Band Room.

    • BAND AIDE MEETING immediately following.

  • Friday  4/23:

Week of  4/26-4/30

  • Monday 4/26: ​​

    • Drum Major Auditions: 3-3:30pm

    • HS Colorguard Clinic/Auditions 6:30-8:30pm

  • ​Tuesday 4/27:

    • HS Colorguard Clinic/Auditions 6:30-8:30pm

  • Wednesday 4/28: 

  • Thursday  4/29:

    • HS Colorguard Clinic/Auditions 6:30-8:30pm

  • Friday  4/30:

    • Set up for HS Concert in Gym (Afterschool)

    • HS Colorguard Clinic/Auditions 6:30-8:30pm

Next Week At A Glance: 5/3-5/7

  • Monday 5/3: 

    • Spring Concert Rehearsal 11am (RT 10:45am)

    • SPRING CONCERT & AWARDS 8pm (RT 7:30pm-Dressy Casual Attire)

  • Tuesday 5/4:
    • HS Drumline Clinic 6:30-8pm

  • Wednesday 5/5: 

  • Thursday  5/6: 

    • VCMS 8th/7th/6th Grade Band Spring Concert 7pm (Report Time 6:30pm/Service Duty 6:15pm)

  • Friday  5/7:​​

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