Patriot Band and Guard Events

Monday, November 17, 2014

OV Band Members participate in Honor Bands

Six OV Band members were selected to participate in the 2014 Indiana Band Masters Association All-District and All-Region Honor Band. We congratulate this students on that accomplishment and appreciate them representing Owen Valley at this level:

IBA All-District Band (9-12th grade)
Courtlyn Mims
Briana Shields
Cassie Wood
IBA All-Region Band (7-9th grade)
Olivia Johnson
Tia Martin
Abby Porter

Band announces Orlando Trip for Fall 2015

The Band recently had a meeting to discuss a trip to Orlando, Florida for the Fall of 2015! The marching band will be going to the Disney World Resort to perform and to experience the parks. They will also get a day at the Universal Studios parks. For more information about signing up for this trip please see Mr. Thompson or Mr. Lucaites.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Welcome Mr. Lucaites

This week the Band and Guard welcomed a new staff member, Stephen Lucaites. Stephen is our new Band Instructional Aide. The position was approved by the School Board this year as an assistant to the band director. He will help with all of the band classes during the day, along with spending some time with our extra-curricular activities.  Stephen went to school at Center Grove in Greenwood, IN, and was very involved with concert, jazz, and marching band there.  He graduated this past May from DePauw University with a Bachelors of Music Education Degree.  He has worked as a saxophone tech with both Center Grove and Whiteland's Marching Bands.

Monday, September 8, 2014

New Copier

Many thanks to the Owen Valley Band Boosters and the Owen Valley Choir Boosters for working together to get a copier for the Music Department. It will allow us to create and print wonderful programs and posters, in addition to giving us a resource close by when in a pinch!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Band Practices for Graduation

The HS and 8th Grade (soon to be freshman) band members spend time on the last day of school preparing for OVHS Graduation, which will be on Saturday. Report time is 9:00am with graduation starting at 11:00am. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Beginning Band Meeting

There will be a meeting for potential beginning band members and their parents on Tuesday, May 6th at 7pm in the Owen Valley High School Band room. Please enter through entrance "6" on the back side of the high school to attend the meeting. Mr. Thompson, Director of Bands, will discuss band classes at the middle school and what will be involved with being a member of the band. A representative from Paige's Music in Indianapolis will be on hand to discuss instrument rentals through Paiges.

The band has seen tremendous growth over the past several years and started just over 70 beginners this past fall.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Concert Band Performs at ISSMA

Congratulations to the HS Band for receiving a Gold rating for their performance in ISSMA Group III Concert Band Contest on Saturday. They also received a Gold, and a near perfect score, in sight reading. This caps off an active season where they have performed at an IMEA festival and a Side by Side Concert with the Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble. Our final concert will be May 10th in the Main Gym beginning at 6:30. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chicago Trip Meeting

There will be a departure meeting for members going on the trip to Chicago on Monday, April 7th at 7pm in the High School Band Room. All travelers are requested to send at least one representative to the meeting to get the final details for the trip. Travelers are reminded to make their final payments for this trip. They may do so by logging on to their trip account at, clicking on Financial Information>Invoice History>Final Payment to see their unpaid balance.

OV has a busy schedule while up in Chicago, where they will see the Museum of Science and Industry, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Willis Tower, and Blue Man Group, in addition to eating at Ed Debevic's and Giordano's Pizza. In addition the group will be heading to VanderCook College of Music for a clinic.

Marching Band Leadership and Guard Try Outs

The Band and Guard is currently taking Letters of Intent for Section Leaders and Drum Majors for the 2014 Marching Band Season. Letters of Intent are due on Friday, April 4th. Mr. Thompson will schedule interviews with potential candidates after school on Wednesday, April 9th and make selections by the end of the week. Information can be picked up from Mr. Thompson.

Color Guard Try Outs for the 2014 season are being held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday April 7th, 9th, and 11th from 5pm to 8pm. Potential members should meet in the HS Band room. Please see Mr. Thompson for applications for membership.

The 2013 Marching Band Season was extremely successful for OV, culminating in their performance at the inaugural ISSMA Scholastic State Finals event.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Winter Percussion at State

OV's Winter Percussion Ensemble performs in their 15th Indiana Percussion Association State Finals today at Ben Davis High School. The group will play their 2014 show "Rhumba" as they compete in Percussion Scholatic A Class. We wish them the best of luck. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Winter Percussion Places 4th

Winter Percussion went out for their first this past weekend to Mount Vernon HS in Fortville. They placed 4th out of eleven groups. This week they will be heading to Pendleton Heights as they gear up for our own contest held on March 1st. 

Winter Guard Season

The Varisty and Cadet Winter Guards having been competing steadily for a few weekends now as they prepare for Divisional Finals on March 15th. This weekend the Varsity Guard will travel to Brownsburg. Good luck Guard!

OV participates in ISSMA Solo and Ensemble

Members from all levels of the band participated in Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, February 8th. Results are posted below, congrats to all the hardworking performers!

7th Grade

Jacob Jost - Alto Solo - Gold

Savana Elkins - Flute Solo - Gold

Alexis Blacketer, Tia Martin, Ellen Goff, Olivia Johnson - Mixed Woodwind Quarter - Gold

8th Grade

Tristan Martin, Justin Swafford, Thomas Stoner - Mixed Brass Trio - Gold

Christian Sare - Trumpet Solo - Gold

Wade Emmert, Connor Frye, Isaiah McMurray, Grant Rosenberger - Sax Quartet - Gold Rating

Lucy Bailey - Clarinet Solo - Gold Rating


Naomi Lacy, Tori Floyd, Kylee Reed - Flute Trio - Gold

Becky Cooper, Sabrina Swank, Makayla Reppert - Mixed Woodwind Trio - Gold

Becky Cooper - Alto Clarinet Solo - Silver Rating

Landon Jackson - Tenor Saxophone Solo - Silver Rating

Cassie Wood - Alto Solo - Gold Rating

Cassie Wood - Violin Solo - Gold Rating