OAE Trip to the San Antonio Bands of America Regional Competition

REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS DUE
We need all members to attend!
Contact Maribeth Wiens mwiens@vcs.net

September Gonzales Band Camp (one night overnight)

Friday, September 12 Saturday, September 13
3:00 PM Meet at VCHS (there is no school that day) with your gear!
Saturday, Sept. 13 students will return to VCHS by 11pm. Be sure to pick up your student on time!

It is necessary and essential that every member of the VCHS Open Air Ensemble is in attendance. We will spend one night at Gonzales High School. This is a rehearsal AND bonding time for the students, with both a spiritual and music emphasis.

Parent Volunteers are needed to help feed, serve and clean up after the camp. Please email mwiens@vcs.net if you can help.

What is a Band Booster

CHARMS!

The Conservatory is using Charms Office Assistant to coordinate groups, emails, instruments, music, etc. Click Here for an instruction sheet on how to check your Charms account to make sure we have the proper information to contact parents and students.  Please update your Charms account NOW.  Thank you!

 

Join the Marching Band Facebook Page

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PARENTS - Wondering if Marching Band & Guard is the place for your student? 

Here's what an alumni family has to say, with a wonderful link - check it out.

Hello Maribeth, Troy and Jeff - wanted to pass this link on to you. You all should read it- we parents agree completely!

 

http://alphamom.com/parenting/big-kid/why-your-teen-should-join-school-marching-band/

 

I read it and realized that by the end, I had a few tears in my eyes. You people are heroes. Thank you.

 

Anna and Phil are nurturing more band & orchestra geeks now themselves. Phil leads the orchestras in 5 middle and high schools in Rowland Heights, CA. Anna teaches several flute students at a music school in Irvine. Most of her work hours are spent at the Music Conservatory at Biola University. She never tires of spending time with music people! Anna and Phil are both involved in performing. Phil fiddles a ton (check out The Show Ponies sometime) along with regular violin gigs. The both play in a band that performs Irish jigs, all styles of folk and classical music..any music that will make you smile, tap your toe and dance. They also play in their church band. Anna now owns 5 or 6 nice flutes of various sizes and materials. You people have left your mark!

Although Mark and I don't get up to Valley for concerts anymore, we always intend to do that!  But everyday when I look up the hill in your direction I thank God for the influence you all have had in our lives. This is the truth- please be encouraged. 

What is BAND & GUARD all about? See this recent article about the Homestead HS band -

it gives a good description of how to be a band parent.   ARTICLE

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From the Great Wall to the Golden Gate to Pasadena!

Latest News & Videos

Tournament of Roses Parade (video 1) - 1/1/13

Tournament of Roses Parade (video 2) - 1/1/13

Parade Performance at Disneyland - 12/30/12

ABC 7 News Coverage of practice at Gilroy Gardens - 12/27/12

San Jose Mercury News Article - 12/22/12

Photos, video and news also posted on the following Facebook pages:

2013 VCHS Tournament of Roses Parade Marching Band
https://www.facebook.com/2013vchstor

Valley Christian High School Marching Band & Color Guard
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2227622546/

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Photos & Videos - click on Photo/Video Gallery above

Thanks to the parents who have shared their galleries!

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Band & Guard Communications - Check the calendar for event details

We post all the details you need for coming events on the calendar. We may send short emails about special events and volunteer needs or to direct you to the calendar if changes are made. You are also able to print out information from the calendar.

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Don't Forget!
Check this website frequently for any changes to the rehearsal schedule and for other important information.

Prayer

If you need prayer for any issue, large or small, send an email to prayer@vchsband.net.

Schedule

full schedule

Tue
Sep 2
OAE Master Class- ALL BAND
VC Conservatory
3:00pm - 4:00pm
 
Wed
Sep 3
 
 
Thu
Sep 4
OAE Rehearsal- ALL
VC Conservatory, Stadium Field
3:00pm - 9:00pm
 
Fri
Sep 5
 
 
Sat
Sep 6
OAE Rehearsal- ALL
VC Conservatory, Stadium Field
9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Sun
Sep 7
 
 
Mon
Sep 8
 
 

Band Trophy

Western Band Association

Drum Corps International