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: January 11 - January 15
UPDATED CALENDAR: CLICK HERE
Thank you all for an AWESOME first week back to school! It was wonderful to see everyone, AND to meet some of you for the first time! I can tell we are going to make the most out of this semester.
Students, please recall the Instrument Locker updated guidelines that we discussed last week. Those will be enforced daily from this point onward, and will affect your Daily Grade at the end of each week if not properly followed.
All-State Band: Students who are auditioning for the All-State Band, please see the link to the updated calendar for remaining after-school help sessions! Thank you to those of you who have stayed after to practice a couple times last week, it was a blast! For ALL ASB students, I will be contacting you this week to determine a time record your audition. If you are recording your audition on your own, remember that you must send me the footage so I can upload the media to the correct location.
Chair Placement Auditions: Our Spring Chair Placement Auditions will be held this Thursday and Friday during class. Please reference the Info Sheet that was given out in class AND emailed home last week.
Basketball Band: We have two game days this week, on the 12th and 16th of this week! Please make sure you are prepared for those events, depending on which roster you belong to.
Step-up Instrument Night: As was discussed in class and emailed home, we will have Portman’s Music Superstore hosting a Step-Up Instrument Night in the Band Room this Thursday from 5:30p-7:30p! A flyer was sent via email, and hard copies have been available for pick-up in the band room. If you and your student are interested in pursuing a higher-quality performance-grade instrument, PLEASE consider dropping in sometime between 5:30p-7:30p! As a reminder, you do NOT have to stay the entire time. All students MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian if they arrive for the event. Any further questions can be directed to Andy Bell, whose contact information can be found on the flyer that was emailed to all band parents.
1/11 - All-State Band Help Session 2:30-3:30
1/12 - VHS Basketball Band (A Band Roster)
1/13 - All-State Band Help Session 2:30-3:30
1/14 - All-State Band Audition upload deadline
1/16 - VHS Basketball Band (B Band Roster)