Viper Band Family,

I’m very excited to announce that the Vandegrift High School Percussion Ensemble has been chosen to perform at the 71st Annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in December 2017. This extremely prestigious event is held in Chicago every December and features the finest middle school, high school and collegiate band and orchestra programs in the world. Percussionists from the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Percussion sections recorded their ensemble pieces in early March for submission into this selection process. Through a very competitive selection process, the Midwest Board of Directors has chosen the Vandegrift High School Percussion Ensemble as one of the performing groups in Chicago.

We are very proud of the work the students and Mr. Hobbs did to prepare and perform this music. This is truly an OUTSTANDING accomplishment! Once we get past UIL, Mr. Hobbs will begin working with students and parents on which students will be travelling to Chicago in December to perform. Congratulations to all involved for continuing to Define the Standard.

Go Vipers.

Mike Howard
Director of Bands
Vandegrift High School
Leander ISD
TMEA Region 32 Band Chair