The final week before Spring Break is a FUN one!  The week of 3/4 is going to be awesome:

  • Feeder Festival Concert Monday 3/4!  CLICK HERE to go to the Band app where you can sign up for our volunteer needs:
    • 5 PM Set -up help (lots of people!)
    • 6 PM Greeting crews (welcome the MS students)
    • 6:30 call time for everyone in concert black.  Bring music stands from home if you have them, please!  (we’ll run out.  Yes, folding stands are a great idea).
    • 7 PM Concert! In the main gym
    • After the concert:  tear down help.
  • Tuesday after school: Drum Major Interviews/Auditions
  • Weds-Thurs in band classes:  Drum Major Candidate Presentations
  • Weds:  Pep band to Wichita for State Bball!
  • Thursday: Winter Guard Showcase featuring our BVN Area Middle School “Talons” Winter guard, as well as the BVH and BVW winterguards
  • Friday:  Spring Break Begins!
  • Friday-Saturday:  Possible State bball Pep Band. (if the girls win on Tuesday)
  • Watch the band app for details for all of these events.

Band Quick Links:

  • BAND CALENDAR – UPDATED!!!!  PLEASE NOTE These very IMPORTANT Updates.  More details can be found below in the Band Update
    • Night of Jazz and Percussion Moved to Tuesday 4/23 (previously on Weds 4/24).
    • WIND ENSEMBLE to PERFORM at the AMAZING Lied Center of Kansas on Wednesday 4/24. .CLICK HERE for Full details (departure from BVN, dinner, etc).
    • JAZZ ENSEMBLE to Perform at the KCKCC Jazz Summit, a PHENOMENAL Jazz Festival, on Friday 4/26.
    • Graduation has been set for SUNDAY, May 19th, at 1:00 PM.  ALL Band students who are not seniors perform to honor our wonderful Senior Class of 2024.  Find More details HERE.  
  • Prepping for the 24-25 School Year:  CLICK HERE for our Marching Band Calendar, which includes details for this Spring, Summer, and next Fall:
    • Color Guard (April 2-4) and Drumline (May 1 and May 8) Auditions.
    • Marching Mustangs Pizza Night Monday, May 6th
    • Music and Visual Mini-Camp May 29-30-31
    • Leadership Team Symposium in June – final dates TBD.
    • Summer Rehearsals – Percussion, Guard, and ww/brass sectionals.
    • Summer Band Camp Schedule:
      • Percussion and Guard July 22-25
      • Leadership July 24-25
      • Full Band Camp July 29-August 2nd AND Aug 5-aug 7th
      • Performance for parents/Band Picnic the evening of Weds 8/7
    • Anticipated Fall schedule including our weekly rehearsal schedule, all FB games, late august mini-camp/photo day, BV district Showcase, and possible weekends for marching festivals. (we hope to have the Marching Festivals finalized very soon)
  • Band Calendars include ALL of the updates:
  • Performance Recordings!
    • As we complete performances, we’ll post video and audio recordings.
    • The link above takes you to the login page of our band website…. ask a student for the password!  On that page you’ll find a folder containing performance recordings.
  • SPAIN TRIP PHOTOS For all Spain travelers – Please share your Spain Trip Photos and enjoy others!!!
  • The Band BoosterHub Website:

IMPORTANT – Band Calendar Updates!

Please make sure ALL of these are updated on your personal calendars!!

Night of Jazz and Percussion Moved!!

  • Our AMAZING Night of Jazz and Percussion (NoJP) Concert is moved to Tuesday, April 23rd, 7 PM
  • The NoJP Dress Rehearsal for Percussionists will stay on 4/23, as planned, but we’ll move it up.  Time TBD, likely 4- 5:30 PM.
  • EVERYONE is invited to a Band Family Dinner that evening, to help celebrate our Jazz and Percussion Students.  Details coming soon.  Pencil it in for 5:45-6:45 in the Commons.

WIND ENSEMBLE to PERFORM at the AMAZING Lied Center of Kansas

  • Our Wind Ensemble will share a concert with the phenomenal KU Symphonic Band at the world-class Lied Center of Kansas in Lawrence.
  • The Concert is Wednesday, April 24th, 7 PM.
  • CLICK HERE for Full details (departure from BVN, dinner, etc).

JAZZ ENSEMBLE to Perform at the KCKCC Jazz Summit, a PHENOMENAL Jazz Festival.

  • Friday, April 26th, 2024.  During the day performance.  More details TBD.  Jazz families please mark your calendars!


  • EVERYONE Double-check your calendars for our Graduation Performance!  Graduation has been set for SUNDAY, May 19th, at 1:00 PM.  ALL Band students who are not seniors perform to honor our wonderful Senior Class of 2024.  Find More details HERE.  

Now through Spring break:  Week-by-week overview:

  • Week of 2/26:  ACT Testing Day Tuesday, so bell schedule is:  Mon-7 period, Tues ACT only, Weds – Odd, Thurs-Even, Friday-7 Period.  Thursday 2/29 February Band Concert!!.  Friday 3/1 Jazz Ensemble to Pitt State Jazz Fest!!  Sub State Basketball this week – if we have home games, we’ll provide a pep band as possible.
  • Week of 3/4:  Monday 3/4 – BVN 6th-12th Grade Band Festival Concert in the Gym!.  State Basketball this week – potential pep bands.  Spring Break starts with no school Friday.

SUMMER MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES:  It’s time to think about them!!

Over the summer, there are many PHENOMENAL Music Camps.  We HIGHLY Encourage ALL band students to consider these.  Summer Camps present unique and powerful opportunities to enhance musicianship and build connections with other AMAZING young people, just like our band students.  Personal story from Freeman:  my eye doctor is a close college marching band friend… I introduced him to his wife when we were in band together… his wife was a good friend from, you guessed it, summer music camps!  Musicians are often some of the best people and close friends… camps are great ways to build life-long connections to other great people!!

A small sampling of phenomenal camps:

Since Covid – we have not had many students attend summer camps.  We hope to see this start to change this summer – In addition to the phenomenal experience that students will have at the camps – students who attend these camps come back with enhanced musicianship that ripples across our program, enhancing the quality of experience for everyone.

FYI- we will be hosting our Leadership and Color Guard Clinic at BVN, again, this summer.  More info coming soon as we are finalizing dates with our clinicians and confirming facilities.


We are SO proud of ALL of our students who auditioned for all-state!  Congrats to all of them!!

Spring Semester in the Band, at-a-glance

The Spring Semester is always one filled with incredible music as students uncover new skills and seem to level up in their playing and musicianship almost daily.  Each concert and event will show incredible growth and enjoyable music…. I can’t wait to experience all of this with you!

January – Basketball Pep Bands, Snow Days, and lots of great rehearsals.
February – a BIG Month: The Pancake Dinner (a HIGHLIGHT of the year) featuring our Jazz Ensemble and on the Friday night of Musical.  The Musical – “Spamalot” – featuring many BVN performers including band students!  Our February Band Concert.  Piano Festivals.  KMEA All-State Honor Groups.  And… Basketball Bands!
March – Lots of FUN and the calm between the February and April “Band Storms”.  Pitt State Jazz Festival.  BVN Area 5-12 Band Concert.  Postseason Basketball Pep Bands.  Spring Break.  LOTS of Great rehearsing.
April – Festival Month!  Featuring our Pre-festival Concert.   The first ever Blue Valley District Concert Band Festival (which should be a PHENOMENAL Event for our Wind Ensemble).  The Blue Valley West Concert Band Festival for our Symphonic Band.  The BVN Band Night of Jazz and Percussion featuring our Jazz Ensemble and awesome Percussion Ensembles.
May – the culmination… Our Annual “Concert on the Lawn” and Band Awards Banquet performance (an incredible tradition sending off our seniors in style) and Graduation Performances.  Also… getting started for next year with some Marching Band activities!

IMPORTANT: Stay up with Band Info!

Make a Shortcut, one touch, on your phones to the BAND CALENDAR Webpage:

On that page, you’ll find all available details of all band events.  You are also one click away from:

  • The Band Update Website (this page)
  • The rest of the Band BoosterHub Site, including our store and much more.
  • A couple more clicks gets you to our Members Only Page, which has resources for students and downloads of performance recordings (audio and video) as they become available.