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: September 19 - September 23
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This week we will rehearse on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30p-5:30p. Plan to be outside for all rehearsals! We are in the home stretch of drill and music to be learned, so make sure you come ready to work hard this week!
On Friday we will be traveling to Northgate High School for an away football game. An itinerary for that game will be sent out later this week.
On Saturday of this week, Sep 24, we have our Super Saturday rehearsal at Freedom Field from 9am-3pm. This, as has been said many times, is a mandatory rehearsal for all marching band students. More specific info about this Saturday rehearsal will be discussed at our weekly rehearsals.
Our 8th Grade Night game last week was a smash hit success! We received many positive comments from the middle school students and their Directors. To all who played a role in helping out with volunteering and other duties last week, WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!
Competitions are right around the corner! Our first competition is on 10/1, and will be at the Valhalla Classic at Northgate HS. An itinerary for that day will be sent out once our performance time has been finalized.
We had a wonderful first combined rehearsal with our 4th and 5th Period Concert Band students last Wednesday! It was so lovely to get to hear the FULL group for the first time this school year!
Students should continue to prepare their Veterans Day Concert music, as that performance will be here before we know it! As we continue through this month, we will be getting ready to hand out music for our December concert as well.
Please recall that payment for Tuxes and Dresses is due on Sep 30!
Ga Bob’s BBQ Fundraiser:
This week we are kicking off our first major fundraiser of the year with Georgia Bob’s BBQ! Flyers will be handed out in class, and more specific information will be sent out in a separate email.
District/Region/All-State Band Registration and Auditions:
Earlier this semester, information about District Honor Band, Region Honor Band, and All-State Band was given out in each band class. Please note the due dates on these forms for when registration must be completed. ONLY hard copy forms will be accepted, and payment MUST accompany the registration form. Otherwise, it will not be accepted. Audition materials are posted on the GMEA.org website, and can also be requested through the Music Library in the band room!
The first round for District Jazz Honor Band is quickly approaching on October 3 at Veterans High School! For those involved, make sure you are preparing your required audition materials!
Wellston Winds Community Band:
On Sunday, 9/25 at 3pm, the Wellston Winds Community Band will be performing a concert at Houston County High School! Mr. Mullis and Mrs. Griffin are members of this band, as well as one of our own trumpet students here at The V! This concert is sure to be a fantastic musical experience for all, and is free and open to the public! If interested, please make plans to attend!
9/19 - Marching Band rehearsal, 3:30p-5:30p.
9/20 - Marching Band rehearsal, 3:30p-5:30p.
9/22 - Marching Band rehearsal, 3:30p-5:30p.
9/23 - VHS @ Northgate HS AWAY
9/24 - Super Saturday MB Rehearsal at Freedom Field! 9a-3p
On the Horizon:
9/25 - Wellston Winds Community Band performance @ Houston County HS, 3pm
9/30 - VHS @ Thomas County Central HS AWAY
10/1 - Marching Competition #1 - Valhalla Classic at Northgate High School
10/3 - First-round District Honor Jazz Band audition @ VHS
10/4 - District/Region/All-State Band Registration DUE
10/5 - 4th and 5th Period Concert Band after-school rehearsal, 3:30p-5p.
10/7 - VHS vs Lee County HS HOME, SENIOR NIGHT
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This week: 9/19 - 9/24
Monday - Marching Band rehearsal, 3:30p-5:30p.
Tuesday - Marching Band rehearsal, 3:30p-5:30p.
Thursday - Marching Band rehearsal, 3:30p-5:30p.
Friday - VHS @ Northgate HS AWAY GAME
Saturday - Super Saturday rehearsal at Freedom Field, 9a-3p