Welcome to the Home of the Bands of Veterans!
As one of the finest bands in middle Georgia, the Veterans Instrumental Music Department serves over 200 talented high school musicians. Located in Kathleen, Georgia the band program consists of three concert bands, percussion ensembles, jazz band, flute ensembles and the award winning Warhawk Squadron.
We have a dedicated staff that guides and encourages our amazing students both during and after school. Our expectations are high, and our students and staff always rise to the occasion. Our supportive parent community and the Veterans Band Boosters help raise funds that support our efforts, making it possible for us to continue to provide an excellent band experience for all. Our students truly exemplify the Veterans High School Motto, "Excellence is the Standard, not the Goal."
THIS WEEK: March 27 - March 31
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This week, we will be taking time in class to finish up our playing assignments prior to the break. Once we return, students can expect another playing assignment to be given out in each class.
Please be reminded that the 4th and 5th Period Concert Band classes will have a combined after school rehearsal on April 12!
Additionally, we passed out materials for ensemble placement auditions last week. Due dates and submission information can be found on the documents given out in class, as well as on our Google Classroom pages. We have let the students know this already, but in case it was missed, the VHS Band Program will be moving from 3 concert ensembles to 4 concert ensembles next school year. The four bands will be set based on ability, and quality of audition submission from the materials given out last week. We are very excited about this change, as it will better help the Directors to give specified instruction to each band class in an way that is most appropriate for the average ability level of the students in the room.
This week we have our Leadership Interviews immediately after school, Monday through Thursday. The schedule of interview times was posted in the band room last week. Potential Leadership Candidates should plan on arriving early to their interview.
Looking ahead to after Spring Break, our Drum Major auditions will be on Tuesday, April 11, and our Color Guard and Marching Percussion auditions will be held the week of April 17. More details about those will be available right after Spring Break.
Last week we sent home Returning Member packets with marching band dates and info! Please make sure those dates are logged away in all calendars for future reference!
Rehearsal will be this Wednesday at 6:45am for one hour. Please make sure you are on time!
Percussion Ensemble will be this week and will be on Thursday from 3:15-4:15
Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble Dress Rehearsal and Concert:
Students have been reminded of this regularly, but please be aware that the Jazz and Percussion groups will have a combined concert performance on April 20 at 7pm. As this gives us a very limited number of rehearsals prior to the performance, we will be building in an additional Dress Rehearsal for both groups on April 18 from 7p-8:30p. Please add this to your personal calendars ASAP, as it is a required rehearsal for all students participating in the April 20th concert.
Additionally, this Tuesday the Jazz Band will have an extra rehearsal during SOAR, which will be ticketed for all jazz students.
Region Band info:
Later today, please check for an email from Mr. Mullis with information regarding the South Georgia Region Honor Band at Valdosta State University. It will include an itinerary, travel and hotel cost, and additional important details about the honor band.
Band Booster Club Elections:
Later today, a ballot will be sent out to elect new Booster Executive Board members who were nominated at our previous meeting. Voting will close Thursday at 5pm.
March 27-30 - Leadership Interviews, times posted in the Band Room
March 28 - Jazz Band rehearsal, during SOAR time
March 29 - Jazz Band rehearsal, 6:45am
March 30 - Percussion Ensemble rehearsal, 3:15p,-4:15pm
March 31 - Student Holiday
On the Horizon:
April 3-7 - Spring Break! Be safe, and enjoy the time off!
April 11 - DM Auditions
April 12 - 4th and 5th Period Concert Band rehearsal, 3:30p-5p
April 13-15 - Region Band at Valdosta State University
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This week: 3/27 - 3/31
Monday - Leadership Interviews, after school
Tuesday - Jazz rehearsal during SOAR time. Leadership Interviews, after school
Wednesday - Jazz Band rehearsal, 6:45am. Leadership Interviews, after school
Thursday - Leadership Interviews, after school, Percussion Ensemble 3:15pm-4:15pm
Friday - Student Holiday