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 four 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."
February Talking Points
Our students have been working hard on their LGPE music so far this year!
We have two Pre-LGPE concerts on February 12 and February 13. Please check the master calendar for specific ensemble dates! Call time and more information will come out closer to time.
We have an exciting opportunity for our 4th and 5th Period Band Classes! On February 15, we will have a during-the-day Band Clinic where those ensembles will perform their LGPE concert for and rehearse with the amazing Mr. Wally Shaw, a legendary retired Band Director from Houston County High School. We are so grateful to have him coming in to work with our students!
Additionally, this month our 3rd and 6th Period Band Classes will have their Symphonic Camp during the afternoon/early evening of February 24. This event is required for all students in these ensembles, and an itinerary of events will be available during the week of that band clinic.
Please continue to keep our LGPE performance dates in mind during the month of March! Those dates are available in the Master Calendar.
Band Booster Meetings:
Our next Band Booster meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 6 at 6pm in the Band Room. All are welcome to attend!
District Jazz and District Honor Band:
As a reminder, DJHB and DHB will take place this month at Baldwin High School. An itinerary for those students will be sent out ASAP!
Flute Choir, Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble:
All of these groups have been meeting this semester, and will continue to do so throughout the Spring! Please make sure your student is on the BAND app page for each small group they are a part of.
Solo and Ensemble:
Registration and Money for S&E is due February 6! Please get that information in ASAP!
2/6 - Band Booster Meeting, 6pm VHS Band Room
2/8-2/9 - District Jazz Honor Band - Baldwin HS
2/9-2/10 - District Honor Band - Baldwin HS
2/12 and 2/13 - Pre-LGPE Concerts, 6:30pm VHS Auditorium
2/15 - During-the-Day clinic for 4th and 5th Period Bands
2/24 - Symphonic Camp, 4p-8:30p, 3rd and 6th Period Bands
2/29 - Start of All-State Band in Athens, GA