Valley Christian Open Air Ensemble combines distinct elements of our Conservatory of the Arts program to produce unique and creative marching band field shows. We draw students from our six distinctive arts based tracks (Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Art, Cinematography, and Integrated Arts).  The Open Air Ensemble competes in the Western Band Association (WBA) and the Bands of America (BOA) marching band circuits. Our Winter Guard and Winter Percussion programs participate in the California Color Guard Circuit (CCGC), Winter Guard International (WGI) and the Northern California Percussion Alliance (NCPA). 


Highlights of the program over the years have included:

5 time WBA Class Champions

2013 Tournament of Roses Parade
Participated with Beijing School #57 in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade with a worldwide audience in the tens of millions.

In 2014 the OAE competed in the Bands of America Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Additionally the band and color guard have internationally traveled to Beijing, Singapore, Phnom Phen, Angkor Wat, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

OAE Mission and Focus

“Today let us do our best and give God the glory for our accomplishments.”

Conservatory Mission

“To discover and develop the extraordinary God-given talent of young artists to reclaim the arts as an expression of God’s love among the varied cultures of the world.”


Band Directors:

Troy Gunter
Jeff Wilson jwilson@vcs.net

Administrative Staff:

Maribeth Wiens
Vicki Wagner
Lianne Rydquist

Valley Christian High School

100 Skyway Drive, Suite 110
San Jose, CA 95111-3636 - Map
Phone: 408-513-2400
Valley Christian Schools Website