Patriot Band and Guard Events

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Battle of the Bands

The Owen Valley Band and Guard are hosting a Battle of the Bands on April 17th at 6pm in the OVHS High School main gym. Bands from across the area are invited to come show what they are made of. At stake is a $400 first prize for the winning band. Links to the left include the Battle of the Bands poster and official entry form. Forms are due by April 3rd.

Owen Valley and Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble Prepare for Performance

The Owen Valley High School Concert Band will be performing with the prestigious Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble at the OVHS Auditorium on March 2nd at 7pm. Admission is free to the public. This is a great honor for our organization as the Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Eric Issacson, consists of professional musicians through out south central Indiana. Members of the group will be participating in master classes with OV students during school on the day of the concert. We hope that this is the beginning of a great collaboration between these two dynamic groups!

Megan Wood joins the All State Band

The OV Band and Guard is proud to announce that clarinet player Megan Wood auditioned and was accepted as a member of the Indiana Bandmaster's Association All State Band. We are extremely proud of Megan's membership in this elite group. All State Band weekend will be March 13th-15th at Purdue University. We wish Megan the best.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Welcome 6th Graders!

Mr. Thompson is touring the elementary schools to speak with 6th grade students about enrolling in band next year. Students will receive a letter and enrollment form during the meeting with Mr. Thompson and both forms may be downloaded at the links to the left.Parent meetings to learn more about the band program will be held at each of the elementaries at the end of February. He and Mr. Carr look forward to a great incoming class of 6th graders for next year's 7th grade band!

OV Students participate in Solo and Ensemble

Students from Owen Valley Middle School and Owen Valley High School participated in the annual Indiana State School Music Association District Solo and Ensemble contest on Saturday, January 31st. It was a successful event for the students whose accomplishments are listed below:
Megan Wood - Violin - Silver
Megan Wood - Clarinet - Silver
Flute Quartet with Alex Lockhart, Peyton White, Monique Estep, and Tessa Cunningham - Silver
Elizabeth Coffin - Clarinet - Gold (Going on to State Competition)
Alex Lockhart - Flute - Silver
Sarah Bauer - Mallets - Gold
Gard Stone - Snare - Gold
Toryn White - Alto Saxophone - Silver
Codi Stout - Euphonium - Gold
Austin Miller - Trombone - Gold
Emme French - Oboe - Gold
McKayla Hosteler - Bronze
Naomi Lacy - Flute - Gold
Kaitlin Sexton - Clarinet - Gold

IMEA Honor Band A Success

Elizabeth Coffin was selected and participated in the IMEA Honor Band Weekend held at the Indianapolis Convention Center on January 23rd and 24th. She had a chance to be conducted by the composer Robert Sheldon and performed for music educators from around the state attending the Indiana Music Educator Association Conference.