Patriot Band and Guard Events

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Owen Valley to host IPA 2016

Owen Valley will once again be hosting an Indiana Percussion Association Invitational in 2016. Our show will be held on February 27th. We are honored to once again have the opportunity to host and share Owen County hospitality. 

Graduation Band

Owen Valley's graduation ceremony was held on Saturday. Members of the high school band performed. Thanks to a great senior class, including eleven Band and Guard members. Good luck!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Seniors Give Back

The Band and Guard Senior Class presented at new conductor's chair to the program as their Senior Gift. We appreciate the Seniors for all of their service and generosity to the program. Thanks Seniors!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Intermediate Band heads to ISSMA

The Middle School Intermediate Band is on their way to Cloverdale High School to perform at ISSMA Organizational Contest. Their performance time is 12:15p. They will be performing Raiders March by John Williams arr. Paul Lavender, All the Pretty Little Horses by Anne McGinty, and Abington Ridge by Ef Huckabee. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

HS students watch ISO Performance

Members of the HS band took a field to Indianapolis to see the Indianapolis Symphony perform. The concert was part of the ISO's Coffee Classical Series and featured Gershwin's Concerto in Fas well as Copland's Appalacian Spring. 

Regional Showcase to be held Thursday

Owen Valley's HS Concert Band will be sharing our stage with Cloverdale and Martinsville's Concert Bands to perform music we have been preparing for concert band season. The concert will be in a clinic style with each group performing and then rehearsing a bit onstage to share that process with the audience. The showcase will be held in the OVHS auditorium on Thursday, April 9th beginning with Cloverdale at 6pm, Martinsville will take the stage at 6:50pm and OV at 8:20pm. There will be a light reception afterwards. A copy of our program is available in a link to the left.

Winter Groups and Middle School Bands Tour

Over 120 members of the Patriot Band and Guard toured the elementary schools on Friday, April 3rd to share music and dance with those schools. The Winter Percussion Ensemble, Cadet Guard, Varsity Guard, and MS Bands performed at all four schools; the winter groups sharing their competitive programs and the 7th and 8th grade band members performing Furioso by Robert W. Smith. It was a very wet day, but the kids pushed on, often loading and unloading in the rain and had a good time. 

OV Places 7th at State Finals

Owen Valley's Winter Percussion ensemble performed at The Indiana Percussion Association State Finals on March 21st and placed 7th in Scholastic Concert A. Concert A was a large class this year, with nineteen groups competing for the twelve State Finals slots. This year marks Winter Percussions 14th State Finals appearance. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Winter Guards and Percussion prepare for Season Finales

The Owen Valley Winter Guards and our Winter Percussion ensemble are preparing for their end of the season contests.

This coming weekend, March 14th the Cadet and Varsity Winter Guards will be going to their Divisional Finals at Mooresville. The Varsity guard has had a great season, finishing 1st and receiving a Gold Rating at the Danville Contest.

Winter Percussion will be heading to Decatur Central next week for State Prelims. They placed 3rd in their class at their most recent contest. We wish both groups good luck and we thank them for their hard work this season!

Monday, November 17, 2014

OV Band Members participate in Honor Bands

Six OV Band members were selected to participate in the 2014 Indiana Band Masters Association All-District and All-Region Honor Band. We congratulate this students on that accomplishment and appreciate them representing Owen Valley at this level:

IBA All-District Band (9-12th grade)
Courtlyn Mims
Briana Shields
Cassie Wood
IBA All-Region Band (7-9th grade)
Olivia Johnson
Tia Martin
Abby Porter

Band announces Orlando Trip for Fall 2015

The Band recently had a meeting to discuss a trip to Orlando, Florida for the Fall of 2015! The marching band will be going to the Disney World Resort to perform and to experience the parks. They will also get a day at the Universal Studios parks. For more information about signing up for this trip please see Mr. Thompson or Mr. Lucaites.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Welcome Mr. Lucaites

This week the Band and Guard welcomed a new staff member, Stephen Lucaites. Stephen is our new Band Instructional Aide. The position was approved by the School Board this year as an assistant to the band director. He will help with all of the band classes during the day, along with spending some time with our extra-curricular activities.  Stephen went to school at Center Grove in Greenwood, IN, and was very involved with concert, jazz, and marching band there.  He graduated this past May from DePauw University with a Bachelors of Music Education Degree.  He has worked as a saxophone tech with both Center Grove and Whiteland's Marching Bands.

Monday, September 8, 2014

New Copier

Many thanks to the Owen Valley Band Boosters and the Owen Valley Choir Boosters for working together to get a copier for the Music Department. It will allow us to create and print wonderful programs and posters, in addition to giving us a resource close by when in a pinch!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Band Practices for Graduation

The HS and 8th Grade (soon to be freshman) band members spend time on the last day of school preparing for OVHS Graduation, which will be on Saturday. Report time is 9:00am with graduation starting at 11:00am. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Beginning Band Meeting

There will be a meeting for potential beginning band members and their parents on Tuesday, May 6th at 7pm in the Owen Valley High School Band room. Please enter through entrance "6" on the back side of the high school to attend the meeting. Mr. Thompson, Director of Bands, will discuss band classes at the middle school and what will be involved with being a member of the band. A representative from Paige's Music in Indianapolis will be on hand to discuss instrument rentals through Paiges.

The band has seen tremendous growth over the past several years and started just over 70 beginners this past fall.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Concert Band Performs at ISSMA

Congratulations to the HS Band for receiving a Gold rating for their performance in ISSMA Group III Concert Band Contest on Saturday. They also received a Gold, and a near perfect score, in sight reading. This caps off an active season where they have performed at an IMEA festival and a Side by Side Concert with the Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble. Our final concert will be May 10th in the Main Gym beginning at 6:30.