Patriot Band and Guard Events

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018

OV Students Perform at Lucas Oil

Four OV students from the MS and HS participated in the Drum Corp International INpact Band, which was made up of nearly 500 students in 7th through 9th grade. Christian Hazelwood, Jeb Ray and Emily Wright performed with the group and Sierra Willis an Alum of the INpact band served as a mentor. Their culminating performance was in front of tens of thousands of people at the beginning of DCI Finals. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Owen Valley MS Band Kings Island Trip Day 1

The MS Band has a performance at Kings HS and enjoy pizza at the hotel. Performance at Kings HS

Saturday, February 17, 2018

HS Jazz Performs at ISU Jazz Fest

The HS Jazz Ensemble had a strong performance at the Indiana State University Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 17th. This year’s contest selections are St. Thomas, My Romance, and Dat Dere. 

Varsity Winter Guard Excels This Season

OV’s Varsity Winter Guard, under the direction of Dona Tankersly and John Hall, has won their round at contest for four straight weeks. Their show about a caged bird has vocals by OV Choir Director Dr. Matt Latta. Good luck on th continued success of their season!

Students Participate in District Solo and Ensemble

Solo and Ensemble events are opportunities for students to perform either solos (often with piano accompaniment) or in groups of three or more. The small and individualized nature of this event makes it different than every other event sponsored by the state school music association which is composed of mostly large group contests (marching band, concert band, and jazz band). The Solo and Ensemble Contest for our area was hosted at Bloomington High School North on Saturday, February 3rd. Each solo and ensemble is assigned a five minute time to play before a judge starting as early as 8:30 AM to around 3:30 PM. Each performance is put into one of five categories called groups with Group V being for beginning first year students through Group I for the most advanced students playing college level material. Each judge receives a copy of the music being played so they can follow along and evaluate students on intonation, tone quality and blend, articulation and tonguing, note accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, interpretation and musicianship, dynamics, balance and blend, and other factors. In each category students receive a score from one to four with one being the best score in a particular category and four being the worst. These are added up in each category and then a rating (gold, silver, bronze, and participation) is given based on the score achieved. Students receive a medal to show how well they performed. Students that attain a gold rating for a Group I solo are than invited to participate in the State Solo and Ensemble Contest held at North Central High School on Saturday, February 24th.

The following high school students participated in the event:

Rebecca Terry (Solo)
Olivia Johnson (Solo and Ensemble)
Lex Barrett (Ensemble)
Tia Martin (Solo and Ensemble)
Dylan Parrish (Solo and Ensemble)
Anthony Merz (Solo and Ensemble)
Damon Chapman (Ensemble)
Draven Swank (Ensemble)
Autumn Parsons (Solo and Ensemble)
Alizabeth Schooley (Ensemble)
Chloe Coryea (Solo and Ensemble)
Nick Wrightsman (Ensemble)
Maddie Guy (Ensemble)
Connor Rogers (Ensemble)
Heather Dutt (Ensemble)
Stewart Johnson (Solo)
Madison Shields (Ensemble)
Andrew Heaton (Ensemble)
Christian Johnson (Solo and Ensemble)
Travis Floyd (Solo and Ensemble)
Logan Eaker (Ensemble)
Paige Mancourt (Solo and Ensemble)
Natalie Lineweaver (Solo)
Marjorie Abrell (Ensemble)

The following students received a gold rating on their Group I solo and/or ensemble:

Lex Barrett, Olivia Johnson, and Tia Martin, Woodwind Trio
Olivia Johnson, Clarinet Solo
Christian Johnson, Trumpet Solo
Travis Floyd, Bass Trombone Solo
Marjorie Abrell, Chloe Coryea, Travis Floyd, Christian Johnson, and Paige Mancourt, Brass Quintet
Anthony Merz, Xylophone Solo
Stewart Johnson, Snare Drum Solo
Nick Wrightsman, Maddie Guy, Heather Dutt, and Connor Rogers, Mallet Quartet

Students selected for All Region/All State

Congrats to Logan Eaker, Maddy Finchum, Andrew Heaton, Anthony Merz, Jeffery Sare and Olivia Wainscott for being selected for the Indiana Bandmasters Association All Region Band held in November. 

Travis Floyd, Olivia Johnson, Tia Martin all made it into the IBA All District Band. 

Band Receives All Music Award

The High School Band was recognized for music excellence in the 2016-2017 by receiving the ISSMA All Music Award. They qualified for the Award by receiving a Gold Rating in Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band and for having both a Solo and Ensemble receive Gold ratings and qualifying for State Solo and Ensemble. OV was one of only about 70 high schools in Indiana to qualify for the Band All Music Award this past school year. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Brass works with UE Professor

Dr. Tim Zifer, director of Jazz Studies and Trumpet at the University of Evansville came up to work with the HS Brass. He helped the brass prepare for an IMEA Audition and did a clinic later with the HS trumpets. 

Concert Band Receives Gold Rating

Congratulations goes out to the HS Concert Band for receiving a Gold Rating in Performance and a Gold Rating in Sight Reading at ISSMA Organizational Contest at Martinsville HS. This marks the fourth consecutive year for receiving a Gold Rating in both categories. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

An Evening of Jazz

The HS Jazz Band will present An Evening of Jazz at the HS on Friday, May 12th from 7pm-8:30pm. There will be tables for sitting to listen and space for dancing. We plan on having someone on hand to teach some basic ballroom dancing to audience members so that they can dance along to swing, Latin and waltz. Tickets are $10 for individuals and $15 for couples. Advanced tickets can be purchased from Jazz Band students. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Jazz Band Performs for Endeavor Communications Annual Meeting

The HS Jazz Band Performed at Endeavor Communications Annual Meeting this past Saturday. They got the opportunity to play for an hour prior to the start of the meeting. A big thanks to Kathy Morgan from Endeavor for inviting our group out!
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Winter Percussion Prepares for State

Owen Valley Winter Percussion qualified for IPA State Finals and will be performing this week at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute at 11:00am on Saturday. They finished in the Top 5 at Semi State this year and have had an outstanding season.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Varsity Guard going to State!

The Varsity Guard had a great performance at Semi State at Plainfield and will advance to State Finals for the first time since 2009! They've had a great season and we are proud of all of their hard work. State Finals will be next weekend at Center Grove. Congrats to Director's Dona Tankersly, John Hall and their guard kids!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Varsity Winter Guard qualifies for Semi State

OV's Varsity Winter Guard performed at IHSCGA Regional A Prelims on Saturday, qualifying for Semi State! Congratulations for their hard work. Semi State will be next Saturday, March 11th at Plainfield. 

Cadet Guard performs at Divisional Finals

Saturday, the Cadet guard performed at IHSCGA Divisional Finals. They did a great job, and received their first Gold Rating of the season! Great way to cap off all of their hard work!


OV Jazz at ISSMA Jazz


Jazz Ensemble performs at ISSMA

OV's Jazz Ensemble performed Saturday at ISSMA Jazz at Terre Haute South HS. They received a Gold Rating! Next Saturday they perform at DePauw. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

OV performs at ISU Jazz Fest

 The HS Jazz Ensemble performed at the Indiana State University Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 18th. The trumpet section received special recognition for their performance and Lex Barrett was one of two soloist recognized for "Outstanding Solo" in the HS division.