Patriot Band and Guard Events

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


This week the marching band will be participating in the Apple Butter Parade and an invitational at Paoli HS. Good luck!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

March O' Thon is on its Way!

March O' Thon, taking place on August 27th this year, is a special twelve hour practice that the Owen Valley Band and Guard does every season. Not only is this event a practice, it is also a fundraiser to help raise money for staff, show design, transportation, and many other aspects of marching band. Each student is asked to raise money in the form of pledges and any other support is welcome. On this day, the group also hopes to finish their show and perform it for friends and family. The performance begins at 7:00 and will contain all four movements of the show and a demonstration of how the band has learned it. Please feel free to bring a lawn chair and see what the Owen Valley Marching Patriots have accomplished so far!

OV Band Performs at First Football Game of the Season

At last night's football game, the Owen Valley Band and Guard premiered their 2011 season show: "Rhythms of American Music". The audience was captivated through all four movements and cheering erupted during every pause, reflecting the group's spectacular show. Following their performance, the Band and Guard joined the stands to cheer for the football team. After a few short songs and some cheers, the band concluded the night with the School Song, ensuring that regardless of the final score, everyone left the game with some Patriot Pride. Good job OV Marching Band, and good luck with the rest of your season!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Band Camp 2011

Band and Guard members have completed this year's marching band camp. For three weeks the marching endured long work days and hot temperatures to work on their show entitled "The Rhythms of American Music". The Band and Guard's first competition will be Paoli's invitational on 9/17.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Battle of the Bands 2011

BoB is back on April 29th starting at 6pm on the Owen Valley Middle School Front Terrace. Please feel free to download the poster and application show on the links to the left.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ISSMA Solo and Ensemble

Owen Valley Band students are preparing to participate in ISSMA Solo and Ensemble District contest on January 29th at Bloomington High School North. Students have been working on solos and ensembles since December to prepare for this event. New this year, for our program, are several percussion ensembles comprised of members of our Winter Percussion program. Band members perform at different levels based on difficulty and performers in the highest difficulty rating (Group I) have the option of going on to state contest if they receive a gold rating. State Solo and Ensemble will be held on February 26th at North Central high school in Indianapolis.

Owen Valley Winter Guard Show

The Owen Valley Winter Guard will be hosting a show January 22nd at Owen Valley High School. Over thirty guards from across the state will be participating. We are grateful to IHSCGA for allowing us the opportunity to hold this event. Click on this link to see the schedule for this show. Good luck to all of the performing guards!