Patriot Band and Guard Events

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. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Winter Guard Places 1st at Franklin

The Owen Valley Winter Guard took 1st place their second weekend out at IHSCGA's contest at Franklin Community. The Cadet Guard received a silver on their first weekend out. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Owen Valley to Host IBA All Region Band Saturday/Sunday

Owen Valley High School will be host to the Indiana Bandmasters Association All Region Honor Band this Saturday and Sunday, November 12th and 13th. Nearly 80 students from seventeen schools will be participating in the event.
Students were selected through an application process reviewed by band directors from the participating schools. Students will practice together on Saturday to prepare for a concert they will hold on Sunday afternoon.
A guest conductor is selected to conduct the group. This year Dr. Jason Nam, visiting Associate Professor of Music at IU's Jacob's School will be guest conducting the group. The concert will be held in Owen Valley High School's auditorium on Sunday, November 13th at 4pm. It is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Marching Band Performs at Semi State

The Patriot Band and Guard performed in their first Semi State appearance since 2010 on Saturday, October 22nd at Decatur Central HS. OV had a good run and great crowd response, though they did not end up placing in the top ten to qualify for state finals. The seniors participated in a retreat style award ceremony that recognized all of the outstanding performances that day. OV's final performance will be at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 4th for the Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional.

OV marches in IU Homecoming Parade

The Patriot Band and Guard was invited to participate in the 2016 IU Homecoming Parade held on October 14th. OV performed the parade tune "Symbol of Freedom" and cadences through out the parade. The IU Homecoming Committee awarded the Band and Guard with 1st place in their Community Walking Unit portion of the competition!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Band Camp 2016

It's time for band camp. Attached is information about our activities the next couple of weeks. Band Camp Reminder

Friday, May 13, 2016

At the water park.

Our accommodations

We've arrived at Wolf's Lodge

MS Band heads to Ohio

Members of the Owen Valley Middle School Band will be heading to Sandusky, Ohio to perform in a Music Festival at Cedar Point Amusement Park. We will add pictures as we travel. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016