Marching Band Competition FAQ’s
A note on competition from Mr. Howard:
“It’s important for ALL parents, community members and student performers involved to have a clear understanding of the “Why” behind what we do. The philosophy of the VHS Band and Vision Dance Company is NOT rooted in competitive results. In an art-based activity, it is the goal of the band staff to provide a family atmosphere for our students, teach them to work hard and assist them in becoming successful young adults. Expectations and goals that we create for our students are measured in our own terms, not by competitive standing. I have found that working within this philosophy creates a much greater opportunity to inspire others through performance.
I would ask ALL parents, students, and community members not get too wrapped up in the competitive aspect of marching band. While the group has experienced many wonderful accolades, it is important to note that these things are (and will continue to be) symptomatic of bigger things at hand. Relationships, hard work, inspiring others and perseverance will continue to be the cornerstones of what we do.”