OA SCHEDULE IS OUT! Please take a look at next Friday's schedule. A few things to make note of: The band will not be returning up to BOA on Saturday. Instead, we will be spending all day Friday so that we can watch some of the top bands in the state (the schedule for the day can be found here https://marching.musicforall.org/.../2021-Indianapolis...). Students will be provided lunch by the band boosters at 1:30 but will be responsible for food later in the stadium on their own if they would like to purchase dinner before we leave at 8:30. I recommend bringing $15 to cover higher Lucas Oil Stadium prices. If this is an issue, please contact a band director or band booster so we can help you! There will also be plenty of cool BOA merchandise that students can purchase like t-shirts and patches for their jackets if they choose to bring money for that as well.
Saturday will be practice from 8-12 and students will be dismissed immediately afterwards. This practice will be extra beneficial in preparing for ISSMA Semi-Finals should we make it due to the fact we will be missing Friday practice. If a student would like to return to BOA for finals on Saturday night, their admission from Friday (likely a wristband or ticket) will get them in which is a new addition this year! We have 24 field passes available for parent helpers (this more than likely includes student prop scene changers). Please contact Katie McDaniel if you are interested in helping volunteer that day. We are provided no additional tickets for standard viewing. Those tickets can be purchased online at https://marching.musicforall.org/indysuper21tickets/
This takes place during the E-Learning Day on Friday, October 22nd. Students will be passed out a field trip form to be filled out and returned within the next week. The school district has already given us approval to be out this day, so it shouldn't be a problem getting these signed. In fact, this is easier than missing a normal day of school because the E-Learning work can be made up more easily and no classroom instruction should be missed.
High School Patriot Band & Guard Update
The Marching Patriots are off to a strong start to their season, having seen considerable score jumps after each of their first three competitions. Senior night was also recently celebrated early along with athletics at our game against Sullivan this past Friday night. Congratulations to our Band & Guard seniors and thank you for your outstanding dedication to our band family.
If you would like to catch the Patriot Band & Guard in action, the following performances are upcoming this season: Owen Valley Homecoming Parade: Thursday, September 30th @ 6:30 pm Homecoming football game vs. Eastern Green: Friday, October 1st ISSMA Invitational in Jasper: Saturday, October 9th (6:45 performance time) Home football game vs Cloverdale: Friday, October 15th ISSMA Regionals at Evansville Central HS: Saturday, October 16th Bands of America Super Regional: Friday, October 22nd (sometime in the morning)
Owen Valley Middle School Band Concert - September 29th @ 6:30 pm
Don't forget that the Owen Valley 7th Grade Beginning and 8th Grade Intermediate Bands will take the stage for the first time this year on Wednesday, September 29th at 6:30 pm in the high school auditorium. 7th and 8th grade band information can be found via the following PDFs, in addition to our concert program which is digital!
We are very proud to announce that the Owen Valley Patriot Band & Guard has earned ISSMA's "All-Band Award" for the 2020-2021 school year! To earn this award the program had to earn a gold rating in marching band, concert band and jazz band in addition to multiple students and ensembles earning gold ratings in ISSMA's fall and spring "Solo and Ensemble" seasons. Less than thirty high schools in the state of Indiana earned the award this year. Owen Valley also earned this award for the 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 school years (there was no award given out for the 2019-2020 school year due to Covid-19). Congratulations to all of our students that helped us earn this great distinction!
Fall 2021 Show and Drum Majors
Congratulations to our two students named as drum majors for our upcoming show "In the Clouds", Emma Lanham and Clarissa Brown!
Evening of Jazz Program
Please click the attached PDF to access the Spring Concert Program
Owen Valley Winter Percussion finishes 11th in their Class
The Owen Valley Winter Percussion Ensemble finished 11th in their class at IPA State Finals. This year's show was entitled "Rodeo", and featured the music of Garth Brooks and Aaron Copland. A great job well done to all of our outstanding percussionists!
Owen Valley Winter Winds Ensemble Finishes 6th in their Class
The Owen Valley Winter Winds finished 6th in their class at IPA State Finals. This was the first year Owen Valley has had an Indoor Winds group, which was created as a way to help make up for not having a normal marching season during the pandemic stricken fall. Job well done to all of our students and staff!
Jazz Band Earns Gold Rating at ISSMA Jazz Competition
Congratulations to the Owen Valley Jazz Ensemble on earing a Gold rating at ISSMA Jazz this spring! This year's ISSMA Jazz event was held a bit differently, with ensembles sending in videos of their performance instead of performing live. Job well done to all of our musicians!
Owen Valley Patriot Band & Guard Winter Concert
Winter Concert Program
Please click on the following PDF link to view the program for our winter concert entitled "Home for the Holidays"
For the first time and one season only, The Patriot Band & Guard will debut a "Winter Winds" IPA group that will perform and compete during the spring semester of 2021! We are extremely excited to offer students a new opportunity this school year. Our show will be entitled "Interstellar".
Winter Winds Update
Please click the following PDF link to view an update on Winter Winds for 2020-2021.
Patriot Band & Guard earns "Gold" Rating via ISSMA virtual competition!
A BIG Congratulations to the Patriot Band & Guard for earning a GOLD rating via ISSMA's virtual submission option! Three judges reviewed our submission of our performance earlier this October, and the scores were averaged to determine an average rating. OV was one of less than fifty bands in the entire state to enter the virtual adjudicated contest. Major props to all of our incredible performers who have endured such a trying year to add another stamp of success to the program!
New Music Hallway Mural
Senior guard member and artist Cassie Simmons recently completed a mural in the music hallway at Owen Valley High School. This is the first mural to be painted in the hallway, and includes references to Guard, Choir and Band! Thank you and great job Cassie!
Middle School Fall Band Concert Program
Please click on the PDF link below to access our digital concert program!
Senior Travis Floyd featured on Channel 13 Indianapolis!
Owen Valley Senior and Drum Major Travis Floyd was featured on Indianapolis Channel 13! Travis and our other band seniors have had their final semester of high school drastically altered by Covid-19, so Travis took it into his own hands (with some help from fellow senior Sierra Willis) to make some graduation music. Please enjoy is own mashed up version of "Pomp and Circumstance".
Incoming 7th Grade Band Sign-Up Additional Information
Please see the following PDF for information on joining our wonderful program!
We have tentatively begun at add dates for the fall 2020 marching band season. There will be a new member day on July 7th to get accustomed to our leadership team, and then band camp will be the following two weeks. Please keep in mind that dates are subject to change (especially parade dates). We will add local competitions and ISSMA events as dates become final.
All Events Cancelled for the Remainder of the School Year
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak across the United States, all school sponsored events have been cancelled for the remainder of the school year. ISSMA, IHSCGA and IPA have also cancelled their respective contests and competitions for the remainder of the school year as well. ISSMA has also announced there will be no "All Band Award" handed out to any schools for the 2019-2020 school year.
Owen Valley Jazz Ensemble earns Gold Rating
The Owen Valley Jazz Ensemble earned a Gold rating while participating in the regional competition at Terre Haute South Vigo HS. Three students also earned distinguished soloists awards. Those students are
Owen Valley Students Sweep "Gold" at State Solo & Ensemble
Congratulations to our 7 State Solo & Ensemble participants who all earned a Gold rating! Soloists: Marjorie Abrell, Abi Lanham (with distinction), Autumn Parsons, Rebecca Terry (with distinction) Ensembles: OV Brass Choir, OV Brass Quintet and the OV Mallet Trio
Owen Valley Students Participate at District Solo & Ensemble
Several Owen Valley students ranging from 7-12th grade participated in the district ISSMA Solo and Ensemble competition at Bloomington North High School. All students earned either a Gold or Silver rating, with many "Group 1" level students qualifying for ISSMA State Solo and Ensemble competition! The following students and ensembles receiving a gold rating in "Group 1" competition to qualify for state: Soloists: Marjorie Abrell, Abi Lanham, Autumn Parsons, Rebecca Terry Ensembles: OV Brass Choir, OV Brass Quintet and the OV Mallet Trio
Owen Valley Marching Band Earns Gold Rating at Regionals Compeition
The OV Patriot Band & Guard earned a Gold rating at ISSMA Regional competition in October. We are very proud of such a fun and successful year!