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."
November Talking Points
We are now less than two weeks away from our FIRST concert performance of the year! On Friday, November 10, we will have our annual Veterans Day Concert, starting at 11am! Digital Concert program can be found HERE
More details regarding the specific logistics of the concert will be discussed regularly in class this week and next week! We will also send out email reminders for necessary information.
Please continue to keep track of playing assignments that are given in Google Classroom! This is our main way of tracking progress in band class, so it is imperative that students remain up to date!
We have officially finished the competitive portion of our Marching Band season! The students had two fantastic showings at the Heart of Georgia and the Sound of Gold. We are so proud of their progress, and are excited to ride that wave into the future as we anticipate next year’s marching band season!
We have one final rehearsal and game for our regular season. We will rehearse on Thursday, November 2, from 3:30p-5:30p. Our final game of the season is Friday, November 3, against Houston County High School. We are the away team, but will still be at Freedom Field. Details to follow in the to-be-published itinerary.
Looking ahead, we will have information on the Christmas Parade and the Christmas Party later in this month. The Christmas Parade is a required performance for all marching band students, and has been on our Master Calendar since August. We will also have a rehearsal for the Christmas Parade on Thursday, November 30 from 3:30p-5p.
Band Booster Meetings:
Our next Band Booster meeting of the school year will be held on October 2 at 6pm in the VHS Band Room. Please make plans to attend! As a reminder, Band Booster Meetings are for ALL band parents, not just marching band.
District Honor Band Auditions:
The first round audition is quickly approaching! While it isn’t until December 9, students should be diligently preparing NOW to have success later! We will host Mock Auditions this month, and students can see a Director for more information.
11/2 - Marching Band rehearsal, 3:30p-5:30p
11/3 - VHS @ HCHS, AWAY football at Freedom Field
11/10 - Veterans Day Concert, VHS Auditorium, 11am
11/20-11/24 - Thanksgiving Break
11/30 - Christmas parade rehearsal, 3:30p-5p