Patriot Band and Guard Events

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Luther College Concert Band Performance


Owen Valley's Instrumental Music Department is proud to host the Luther College Concert Band in performance at the Owen Valley High School Auditorium on Wednesday, October 20th at 7pm. Luther College's Concert Band conducted by Professor Fred Nyline and will perform at Owen Valley as part of their Fall Tour of the Midwest. Members from the Owen Valley High School Concert Band will perform small ensemble works and solos prior to the Luther College performance. This concert is free to the public.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Owen Valley to Host Two Invitationals

The Owen Valley Band and Guard is proud to announce that they have been selected to host two invitationals during the winter season. The Winter Guard will host an IHSCGA invitational on January 22nd and the Winter Percussion will host a IPA invitational on March 5th. Our organization is grateful for the opportunity to host these events and look forward to making them great experiences for our visitors. More info about these events will be posted in the future.

Owen Valley Marching Band Takes on Paoli


Saturday, September 18th the Patriot Band and Guard competed in the Paoli Invitational in class AA. The marching band brought back the "best music" caption and first place! Congrats to the hard working marching band members. Next Saturday they will compete in the Avon Meijer Invitational. Performance time is 4:39pm. Good luck Patriots!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

OV Marching Band prepares for Apple Butter Parade and Paoli Invitational

The Band and Guard has been working hard to prepare for their first weekend of competition. Saturday, September 18th the marching band will perform in the Apple Butter Festival Parade. The parade will begin at 1pm in downtown Spencer. The band and guard members will then travel down to Paoli for their first competition of the year. Owen Valley will compete with New Albany, Corydon, Madison, Boonville, and Orleans and will step off for their own performance at 6:51pm. Best of luck Patriots!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

OV goes to the Indy 500

The Patriot Band and Guard will march at the Indianapolis Speedway on Sunday, May 30th as part of the Pre Race Pageant held prior to the running of the Indy 500. 80 wind players, percussionists, and guard members will perform around the historic two and a half mile track and then stay for the race!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Successful Battle of the Bands

The Band and Guard hosted another successful Battle of the Bands on Friday, April 16th. This year the event was held outdoors. We were fortunate to have great weather and five great bands to participate: Ben Handle, Patton Sempre, The Hopeless Crusade, White Noise, and The Edge. Congratulations to The Hopeless Crusade for second place and White Noise for first place. We would like to thank our sponsor Stable Studios for providing White Noise with a certificate for free studio time. See you next year!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Winter Percussion Going to State

Owen Valley's Winter Percussion Ensemble participated in IPA state prelims at Avon high school on Saturday, March 13th. OV students and staff were pleased to hear the announcer call out Owen Valley as a state finalist again this year. Finals will be held at Ben Davis high school on the 20th. A community performance will be held Friday, March 19th at 6pm in OVHS Main gym.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Return to Battle


The Owen Valley Battle of the Bands returns April 16th, 2010. We would like to build off the successful event last year where 5 bands duked it out for the $400 top prize. New this year is an outdoor venue that should make battle even more memorable. Don't forget to bring $$$ to vote for your favorite band. Download and share the posters linked to the left with your friends and band mates. Directions to Owen Valley are provided below.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Winter Programs Preview March 19th


Owen Valley's Winter Percussion Ensemble, Varsity Winter Guard, and JV Winter Guard will be presenting a community performance in the OVHS Main Gym on March 19th, 2010 at 7pm. This event coincides with the Indiana Percussion Association State Finals and the Indiana High School Color Guard Association State Finals held on Saturday the 20th. Please come support our groups and give them a great send off for finals the next day!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Four go to State

Saturday, February 27th, four Owen Valley students participated in State Solo and Ensemble at North Central HS in Indianapolis. Elizabeth Coffin on Clarinet, Megan Wood on Violin, Gabe Lacy on Trumpet, and Alex Lockhart on Flute. Alex, Gabe, and Megan were performing at State for the first time. Congrats to all of them.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Owen Valley Winter Guard Show


The Owen Valley Winter Guards will be hosting a IHSCGA Winter Guard show on January 30th, 2010. Band Students and Parents are asked to participate in this event by volunteering to help with the days events. There will be a walk through meeting at 6pm on Friday, January 29th beginning in the band room to assign students and parents responsibilities and to discuss the tasks for the next day. More information will be posted closer to the event.