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!
The 2020 Owen Valley Patriot Band & Guard will present "In the Clouds". The show focuses in on one's imagination and having their "head in the clouds". Show selections will include "Starcatchers" by Nathan Daughtrey, "Adagio for Tron" by Daft Punk and arranged by Inspire Music (inspiremusic.com) and "Imaginarium" by Randall D. Standridge.
This years drum majors will be Emma Lanham and Andrew Heaton!
Attached is a downloadable mp3 of our already finished ballad "Adagio for Tron", as well as links to access the original concert band recordings of the other two pieces. Please keep in mind that only 1-2 minutes of each of these pieces will be selected for our show, and will be re-arranged for our marching band ensemble!
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!