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Announcement Sheet, Week of 1/9/2023

Viper Band and Vision Family, I hope you’re having a great weekend!  The Announcement Sheet for the week is attached.  Overall, this is a pretty routine week as we work into our normal after-school rehearsal schedule.  There is more to come the following week as we start up Football Season on Friday, August 27.

By |2023-01-10T09:07:23-06:00January 10th, 2023|Announcement Sheet|

Announcement Sheet, Week of 1/2/2023

Good afternoon Viper Band and Vision Families, Please continue enjoying your Winter Break, but I wanted to send the Announcement Sheet so everyone could plan for next week. We are all looking forward to a great Spring Semester! Students, look at your sectional times and make sure you make plans to attend each week. If

By |2023-01-10T09:10:55-06:00January 2nd, 2023|Announcement Sheet|

Announcement Sheet, Week of 12/12/2022

Viper Band and Vision Families, We made it to the last week of this crazy semester! We have a couple events left, but we are so close to our much-needed two week break. There are a few details that still need to be worked out for our STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL GAME on Saturday, December 17,

By |2023-01-10T09:14:15-06:00December 12th, 2022|Announcement Sheet|

Announcement Sheet, Week of 12/05/2022

Viper Band and Vision Families,   We are on the home stretch of this busy, but fun semester. We have quite a few events coming up, so everyone should look at the attached Announcement Sheet carefully.   We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday at the Medal Ceremony, and good luck to

By |2022-12-04T11:10:58-06:00December 4th, 2022|Announcement Sheet|

Announcement Sheet, Week of 11/28/2022

Viper Band and Vision Families, WHAT A WEEK! I am sure everyone is exhausted, but that trip was incredible! We are so proud of the Viper Band and Vision Dance Company and thankful for the support of our band family, friends, and Vandegrift community in New York City. Parents, you did your job PERFECTLY! The

By |2022-12-04T11:07:17-06:00November 29th, 2022|Announcement Sheet|

Announcement Sheet, Week of 11/14/2022

Good morning Viper Band and Vision Families, I hope everyone rested up this weekend! This is our last week to prepare for Macy's and I can't wait for the students to show off what they have been working on next Saturday, November 19th at our Send-off Performance! As there always is in the Vandegrift

By |2022-11-13T19:05:51-06:00November 13th, 2022|Announcement Sheet|

Macy’s Parade Itinerary Update

Good afternoon students and parents! We are looking forward to having all student travelers (and one parent) at the Macy's Student Trip Meeting tonight! We will be discussing many details this evening, but please use the updated itinerary for our meeting. Mrs. VanDoren Director of the Wind Ensemble Co-Director of Concert

By |2022-11-13T19:08:54-06:00November 11th, 2022|Announcement|

Announcement Sheet, Week of 10/17/2022

Viper Band and Vision Families, I hope you all enjoyed your well-deserved weekend off! I know these last few weeks have been very busy, but know that we are just about to hit our final stretch of the 2022 marching season. I hope everyone had a wonderful Senior Night, and thank you so much

By |2022-10-16T11:52:51-05:00October 16th, 2022|Announcement Sheet|

Announcement Sheet, Week of 10/10/2022

Viper Band and Vision Families, WOW! Another huge congratulations to our students for their performances yesterday. They were ELECTRIC last night and had the crowd on their feet! Preliminary Competition: 6A Champions Outstanding Percussion Outstanding Music Outstanding Visual Outstanding General Effect Finals Competition: 1st Place Overall Outstanding Music Outstanding Auxiliary As I said last

By |2022-10-09T19:29:09-05:00October 9th, 2022|Announcement Sheet|

Announcement Sheet, Week of 10/3/2022

Good morning Viper Band and Vision Families, We have another full week ahead of us! Festival of Bands is on Monday, followed by a busy week of rehearsals, a football game on Friday, and Texas Marching Classic (TMC) on Saturday. It should be a fun week! Parents, please make plans to attend the Band

By |2022-10-09T19:27:08-05:00October 3rd, 2022|Announcement Sheet|

Defining the Standard

Welcome to the Band Department of Vandegrift High School

The Instrumental Music Department at Vandegrift High School enrolls over 300 students from the 9th through 12th grades who study with a dedicated teaching faculty as well as private lesson instructors.

Our Philosophy of Education

Music is a fundamental piece of the human experience. Music Education is therefore a necessary endeavor to ensure that the whole child is being educated. This includes skill development, cognitive understanding, and aesthetic appreciation for many forms of music.

The primary objective of the Vandegrift High School Instrumental Music Department is to develop the performance, rehearsal, and personal practice skills of each student. The vision for the program is to “Define the Standard” in all we do.

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