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."
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Students, this week I am supposed to recieve additional guidance concerning District and All-State Audition information. If you are interested in trying out for District and All-State Band, I would highly recommend going to GMEA.org and viewing the audition material, as it has already been posted. You can find the audition material for the 9th and 10th Concert Band HERE, and the audition material for the 11th and 12th Symphonic Band HERE.
Additionally, please be on the lookout for information regarding Concert Tuxedo/Dress fittings in the coming days, should that apply to you. Students who already have a concert tux or dress would do well to make sure their uniform still fits appropriately.
We will continue setting drill for our upcoming performance this Friday. We are very excited to showcase the next chapter of our Shuffle Play halftime show, and we will need to have effective rehearsals this week in order to be adequately prepared for this week's game.
Furthermore, we are hoping to be in full uniform this week, depending on guidance from our school Administration. Stand by for further info on that, as it comes to me.
Please do not forget our game against Perry HS this week is technically an away game, but will be played at Freedom Field. Itinerary forthcoming. We will also be taking Preorders this week for the Concession stand. More info on this will be given in class and during Marching Band Rehearsal.
Finally, your Marching Band Balance is due THIS FRIDAY. Please feel free to reach out to our Booster Treasurer at email@example.com with any questions.
Marching Band Show Shirts
If you either did NOT recieve a marching band Show Shirt, or if you recieved an order of shirts that was not correct or contained the wrong sizes, we have replacment shirts available in the band room. You MUST bring the previous incorrect order of shirts to be traded in for the appropriate number and sizes of shirts. Additional shirts are also available for sale, should you want to take advantage of that opportunity.
Band Program Fundraiser
Beginning this Tuesday, the VHS Instrumental Music Department will begin our Tidal Wave Car Wash ticket fundraiser. More information on will be sent home Monday afternoon, so please be on the lookout for that!
Uniform Fitting Help
Parents, if you are available and willing, we are in need of two to three volunteers to help with final uniform fittings TOMORROW from 11:50am-2pm. If you are interested, please email me directly, and we will go from there.
Marching Band Rehearsals this week
Tuesday: 2:30pm-4:40pm (percussion til 5:30), wear WHITE
Thursday: 2:30pm-4:40pm (percussion til 5:30, Guard til 6:00), wear RED
10/2 - VHS vs Perry (Away, at Freedom Field), BAND BALANCE DUE
10/6 - Afterschool Marching Band rehearsal 2:30pm-4:40pm (Perc til 5:30pm), wear WHITE
10/8 - Afterschool Marching Band rehearsal 2:30pm-4:40pm Perc til 5:30pm, Guard til 6:00pm), wear RED
10/9 - Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL). Possible Pep Band for VHS @ Oconee Co. Details forthcoming.
10/12 - Start of Fall Break
10/16 - VHS vs Houston County HS (HOME)
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