Patriot Band and Guard Events

Monday, March 25, 2013

Anna with Princess Aurora

Band Marches Down Main Street

The kids did a great job! I was told there are 73,000 people in the park today! We had the honor of being the first group in the parade.

The Magic Kingdom

Parade is this afternoon!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Playing Poolside

Warmer than the Atlantic and there is an Orca Fin water feature! Next up, pizza.

Checking In

Beautiful suite style rooms. Happy to see a shower and a bed!

Ron Jon!

Weather got a little windy at the beach as a storm front came in. We all made it back safely on the bus and have headed into Ron Jon's Surf Shop. Every thing beach you can imagine and there is even a live band!

Cocoa Beach

Beach Picnic

We've arrived! A little slower than scheduled but it is 82 degrees and the sun is starting to peak out. They served grilled chicken, burgers, dogs, potato salad and baked beans all of it delicious. Off to the beach.

Breakfast in Valdosta

Bleary eyed from a long night. We stopped short of the Florida border in Georgia for breakfast. It rained all night and it is still wet, but it is a warm wet and not a snowy wet like back home!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Rest stop in Tennessee

Just stopped across the Tennessee border. Two states down! The buses also have satellite so we're watching the Butler game.

On the road

After loading up and meeting our tour escort Vicky, we took attendance and headed out. The buses are nice (they even have wifi) and our driver seems pretty funny. Next stop the Sunshine State!

Winter Percussion at State Finals

Winter Percussion came to Ben Davis HS for IPA Concert A State Finals. Performing their show entitled "Oye Como Va", they placed 5th. Congrats to them and their staff members Ben Handel, Jason Bucy, and Nathan Cobel.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Marching Band makes final preparations

In just a few days Band and Guard members will be loading coaches to head down to Orlando. We've been making final preparations this week, including a dress rehearsal yesterday. The Band and Guard will perform at the Magic Kingdom on Monday.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Winter Percussion Qualifies for State Finals

The Winter Percussion Ensemble performed at Decatur Central this past Saturday in the IPA's State Prelims. Competing against 10 other schools, OV had a great performance, placing 4th overall and qualifying for their 14th state finals appearance. They will perform at Ben Davis this coming Saturday, March 23rd at 10:18am. Go OV!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Guard and Percussion prepare for Final Shows

The Winter Guards and Winter Percussion have had a very busy season. Starting with rehearsals in November all three groups have been progressing steadily during January and February as they have gone around the state for contests. This week marks the end of the season for the Cadet and Varsity Winter Guards as the attend their Divisional Finals. The Varsity Guard will perform in AA at Moorseville High School. The Cadet will perform their final event at Center Grove High School. The Winter Percussion has found away to remain at the top of their class the past three weeks achieve two second place finishes and one first place finish. This week they will be going to Decatur Central to qualify for State Finals. Eleven groups in Concert A class will compete for six finals spots.

As a final send off for these hard working groups we will have a Community Performance held either in the OVHS Main Gym, or if it rains in the MS Gym at 7pm on Monday, March 18th. Good luck!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Disney Trip Departure Meeting 3/13

A meeting to discuss all of the final details for the Disney Trip will be held on March 13th at 6pm in the high school band room. This Departure meeting will be coordinated by Michael Gray from Music Travel Consultants our travel partner on this trip. All members and their families going on our trip should plan on attending this meeting.

OV Hosts IPA Show, Winter Percussion places 2nd

Saturday, Owen Valley hosted an Indiana Percussion Association invitational. 29 groups from schools in Southern and Central Indiana competed throughout the day. Owen Valley's winter percussion ensemble took 2nd place their their Concert A class. A big thank you goes out to all of the volunteers and coordinators including Julie Hickam and Sandy Wood that help make this show a big success!