Patriot Band and Guard Events

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Senior Night Recognition and Band Night Set for October 5th

Musicians from all levels of the Owen Valley Band program will be performing at Owen Valley High School's final home football game of the regular season. A mass band will perform popular rock tunes throughout the evening. October 5th is also "Senior Night" and the band program will have the opportunity to recognize five seniors as part of the event. Drum Majors Toryn White and Tessa Cunningham, percussionist Tim Hickam, and guard members Emily Richardson and Sara Prewitt will all be thanked for their service to the Patriot Band and Guard.

Marching Band gears up for District contest

The Patriot Band and Guard will be going to Columbus East this weekend to perform at Indiana State School Music Association District level contest. The marching band will perform at 2:02pm and will need to score at or above 54.00 points to receive and gold rating and move on to regional competition on October 13th. This year's show is titled "Monstrosity" with music by Metallica. The band and guard spent the week cleaning the beginning of the show and putting finishing touches on the end of the show, including a new ending set involving a flag tunnel. Good luck Patriots!

Owen Valley Band begins a student fundraiser

This week the Owen Valley Band program began a fundraiser directed at raising funds for individual student accounts. Money from the fundraiser, provided by Century Resources, will go to credit student accounts. If a band or guard member does not have a balance on their account they can then allocated it towards the Disney trip, or keep the remaining credit for future use with the program. The fundraiser will end on October 8th and delivery is slated for the end of October.

Jazz band receives new music through grant

Thanks to a generous grant provided by the Owen County Community Foundation. Owen Valley's jazz band has received four new charts for their music library. The grant was part of the Owen County Community Foundation's Teacher Mini Grant program. The Owen Valley Jazz has performed multiple times over the summer in events around Owen County, including the Arts in the Park program at McCormick's Creek State Park, the Owen County Fair, on the 1st teacher day for Spencer Owen Community Schools, and for the Owen County Preservation Society. The band will next perform at the Fall band concert on October 2nd. The new charts include jazz standards such as St. Thomas, a transcription for jazz band of Libertango, and two pop infused selections by Blood, Sweat, and Tears and Earth, Wind and Fire (God Bless the Child and In The Stone).

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

First Notes Concert September 25th!

First year wind and percussion students are preparing for their first notes concert. This concert is the culmination of their work during the first nine weeks. Over this period they have learned the parts of their instrument, how to take care of their instruments, how to put them together, the names of their notes and rhythms, and have begun to play short songs in unison.

Dress Rehearsal: 3:45pm to 5:30pm
Concert Report Time: 6:30pm
Concert Start Time: 7:00pm
Concert Location: OVMS Cafetorium
Concert Dress: Band polos, black pants or skirt, black shoes, black socks, black belt