Patriot Band and Guard Events

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

12/15 Deadline for IU Young Winds

IU Young Winds Program deadline Monday 12/15!
7th and 8th grade students interested in the Indiana University Young Winds program need to postmark their application by Monday, 12/15 to assure their son or daughter a spot in the young winds program. Becky, a horn player and representative from the program came and spoke to the 7th and 8th grade several weeks ago about the program. The cost of the program is $60 and will run on Saturdays from January 31st to April 25th. Students need financial assistance to participate in the program should see Mr. Thompson. A link on the left has a copy of the application and a link to the IU young winds website.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Winter Concert and Dinner a success!

The Owen Valley Bands performed in their winter concert at 2:00pm, Sunday, December 7th. The 7th grade, 8th grade, and High School bands each had their turn on the stage. The concert was well attended, as was the pre concert dinner hosted by the OV Band Boosters. The next concert that the band will participate in will be the Spring Stage show on February 13th. Please feel free to look at the program/newsletter from this concert at the link on the left.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Owen Valley Goes On Tour

OV Band Tours Elementaries
The Owen Valley High School Concert Band toured the elementary schools in a recruiting tour prior to Thanksgiving Break. They went to each of Owen Valley Middle Schools for feeders: Patricksburg, Gosport, McChormick's Creek, and Spencer Elementary giving a 20 minute presentation. During their performance the students introduced the instruments of the band and allowed the elementary school students to hear each instrument group. The performance was intereactive and well receive. "I really believe that it is vital for the band to focus its' energy and effort on recruiting at the elementary school level." stated band director Dominic Thompson "Those students are the future of this program and we are eager to get them involved as early as possible." The band would like to thank the Prinicpals of each of the elementaries for allowing our performance and for Mark Deckard, Gary Lyons, and Sandy Wood who helped make the trip possible.

Winter Concert

Owen Valley Bands Winter Concert
The Owen Valley High School and Middle School Bands will be performing their winter concert in the Owen Valley High School auditorium on Sunday, December 7th at 2:00pm. Students are asked to report at 1:15pm to prepare for the concert. The Owen Valley Band Boosters will be hosting a winter dinner prior to the performance at noon in the high school cafeteria. Cost will be $5 for adults and $3 for children. Band students will be able to eat for free. Students are asked to tell Mr. Thompson the number of family members they plan on attending.