Warhawk Squadron

By far the largest of the performance ensembles, the 130-person strong marching band is an integral part of the Veterans Instrumental Music Department. As one of the finest marching bands in middle Georgia, the Warhawk Squadron provides great music and pageantry at all home and away football games, as well local and regional marching competitions.  The Warhawk Squadron consists of talented brass and woodwind students; drumline and front ensemble musicians; and students as well as the award winning color guard.

Student Leadership Team

Drum Majors: 

Isabelle Echols, Victoria Martin, Jonah Tapp


Band President: Matt Bulin

Secretary: James Davis & Mya Stubbs

Quartermasters: Jordan Hampel & Brayden Whitley


Flute: Zach Bartlett, Colleen Gibbons, Victoria Wiley

Clarinet: Rachel Keown & Amory Perman

Alto Saxophone: Matthew Babbitt & Anthony Bill

Low Reed: Landon Wilson

Mellophone: Courtney Peek

Trumpet: Cassie Holmes & Kabir Singh

Trombone: Allen Brooks

Euphonium: Shelby Lasater

Tuba: Alora Phelps

Front Ensemble: Mckenzie Capers & Joel Herrera

Drumline: Lennon Pike

Color Guard: Marie Roberts & Audrey Smith

Veterans student leaders at the 2018 Leadership Symposium held at Georgia State University.

Marching Band FAQ

What is the cost for marching band?

The total cost for marching band varies based on what section your student is in.  See the section below titled "Marching Band Fees" for an overview of the band fees. 

Can I pay my fees online?

Yes! You can pay through your student's Charms Account. For directions on how to pay via your charms account click here.

Who do I make my checks out to?

Please make all checks payable to Veterans High School Band

Does my child have to audition for marching band?

No! Any student willing to put in the effort and be dedicated to the program can participate. 

I want to volunteer, how do I get involved?

First, you must get a background check by printing the one here and turning it into Mr. Fermin. Once cleared, you can get started by contacting a booster officer.


I have another question about marching band.  Who do I contact?

Feel free to email one of the directors or a band booster officer and we'll get you the answers as quickly as possible! 

2018 Competition Results

Heard County's Stateline Showdown:

Straight Superior Ratings

Most Entertaining Band

2nd Overall Band (12 total in competition)

3rd Overall Color Guard

3rd Overall Percussion

3rd Overall Drum Majors

Best in Class AAAA Band

Best in Class AAAA Color Guard

Best in Class AAAA Drum Major

Best in Class AAAA Percussion

Harris County's Sound of the County Invitational:

Straight Superior Ratings

2nd Overall Band (12 bands in competition)
2nd Place Overall Battery
2nd Place Overall Color Guard 
3rd Place Overall Front Ensemble 

Best Soloist in competition: Bryce Buchanan

Best in Class AAAA Band

Best in Class AAAA Color Guard

Best in Class AAAA Drum Major

Best in Class AAAA Percussion
People’s Choice Award

Warner Robin's Heart of Georgia Marching Competition:

Straight Superior Ratings

4th Overall Band (18 bands in competition)
2nd Overall in Visual Performance
4th Overall Percussion 
6th Overall Color Guard 
6th Overall Drum Major
2nd place AAAA Band
2nd place AAAA Color Guard
2nd place AAAA Percussion
3rd place AAAA Drum Majors 

Marching Band Fees

Overview of Fee Breakdown:


Annual Wind & Percussion Fee: $250

Uniform Renters Fee: $100

Marching Shoes: $50

Instrument Rental: $65 (all school owned wind instruments)

Percussion Stick Fee: $25

Returning Color Guard Fee: $356.00

NEW Color Guard Fee: $550.00

More information regarding color guard fees on their page

To calculate what your monetary obligation is, add the items below that is applicable to your student.


Please email the band treasurers with any questions regarding student fees & accounts. 

Fee Breakdown

2019 Returning Payment Schedule

April 11, 2019: Uniform Renter Fee Due ($150)

May 18, 2019: Deposit Due ($100)

July 18, 2019: Installment #1 ($75)

August 22, 2019: Installment #2 ($75)

September 26, 2019 Balance Due: various

2019 Rookie Payment Schedule

May 18, 2019: Uniform Renter Fee Due ($150)

July 18, 2019: Installment #1 ($100)

August 22, 2019: Installment #2 ($75)

September 26, 2019: Installment #3 ($75)

October 17, 2019: Balance Due various


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Virtual Sectionals

In an effort for each section to meet each other and get information regarding marching band, we will have virtual sectionals that will last from 30 - 45 min each.  While we do not intend to play, students should bring their instruments (if they have it) so we can teach the basics of how to hold it.  (Still plan on attending if you don’t have an instrument).  Dates are as follows:

Flute - Wed.  July 22nd at 12:00pm

Clarinet -  Wed. July 22nd at 1:00pm

Alto Sax & Low Reeds -  Wed. July 22nd at 2:00pm

Mellophone -  Wed. July 22nd at 3:00pm

Guard -  Wed.  July 22nd at 4:00pm


Trumpet - Thurs. July 23rd at 12:00pm

Trombone - Thurs.  July 23rd at 1:00pm

Tuba & Euphonium -Thurs.  July 23rd at 2:00pm

Percussion - Thurs.  July 23rd at 3:00pm

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