What you need to know...

August 15, 2022

Hi Band and Parents,

Here is what you need to know for this week!

*IMPORTANT - Every student needs have parents sign and return the permission slips for school function trips. These cover football games, competitions, etc. Also the media release forms so we can document the fun year we are embarking on. Both forms will be required by 2:25PM on Tuesday afternoon, with grade deductions and performance penalties for students who do not have them turned in on time. As this is a classroom item, questions please go to Mr. V.

* Our first football game is this Friday 8/19. Students will REMAIN AT SCHOOL for rehearsal. Dinner will be provided by our wonderful hospitality crew. See the calendar for all the details.

* There are some other notable items and changes to the calendar you should be aware of.

- After school rehearsals start this week from 3 - 5, Tuesday and Thursday

- Monday 8/22 , the drumline has been invited to play at the NM State Bar! More details incoming. Go Hawks!

- Two football games (8/26, 9/2) have changed to away games and are removed from our performance calendar.

- A new performance on 9/24 has been added for the Land of Enchantment Fly Over at Double Eagle Airport. See calendar for details.

You may see some additional communication asking for volunteers if they are needed for this first game. The rollercoaster ride is about to begin. Hang on and have fun!

-Nasser

July 30, 2022

Hey Band!

Time for your weekly update on your Pride of the Horizon Hawk Band.

We are only $72 away from our $20K Fan Pledge Goal. Let's break that goal!

Upcoming: MANDATORY PARENT ASSEMBLY for ALL MARCHING BAND PARENTS Saturday 8/6 @11 AM in the Foyer outside the PAC.

Please be preppared to make the first band dues payment of $150, this helps launch the marching season.

**Important- If you are unable to make your band dues payment please contact Nasser or Mr.V directly. (president@vvhsband.org, director@vvhsband.org)**

Please check the band calendar for all the upcoming band camp report times

Last but not least, a note from your Hawk Band Director:

Please make sure to eat and or pack a healty meal as needed for camp, and check the Directors Corner regulary.

Don't forget to subscribe to our website so you stay up to date on current events.

Last Time,

Marching Band Roadie AKA Crystal Bolton Hawk Band Secretary.

July 22, 2022

Hey Band!

Time for your weekly update on your Pride of the Horizon Hawk Band.

This year the band's theme is "Elevate" with a focus on gratitude. We are already seeing the positivity in the air!

Did you know that the Volcano Vista Hawk Band is seeking sponsorships? We still have sponsorship spots available--reach out to your Hawk Band Booster Board for more information.

Upcoming: Next Week is Band Camp 3-a-days and SPIRIT WEEK. See the schedule below.

Daily Schedule:

  • 7:30-11:15- Session 1, Fitness, Fundamentals, Drill

  • 11:15-12:00- Lunch

  • 12:00- 3:00- Session 2, Indoor Music

  • 3:00-3:30- Break

  • 3:30-5:00- Session 3, Fundamentals, Drill

Monday - Meme Day

Tuesday - Twin Day

Wednesday - Everything Backwards Day

Thursday - Western vs Pirate Day

Friday - Marvel vs DC

Last but not least, a note from your Hawk Band Director:

  • You will NOT be allowed outside on the field without sunscreen and H20, no exceptions!

  • Don't forget to subscribe to our website so you stay up to date on current events.

Last Time,

Marching Band Roadie AKA Crystal Bolton Hawk Band Secretary.


July 15, 2022

Band Camp Starts Next Week!

Hi Hawk Band!

This is just a reminder that band camp kicks off next week. Please check the calendar for details. Camp start at 7:30 and goes to 1:00 for most students. Students who are in jazz or concert band only come from 9:30 to 11:00. If you are a first timer or just don't remember from last year, here are some things you need to remember to bring to band camp. For starters, sunscreen!

  • Clothing

    • White Shirts- all band camp and every practice for the season Shirts preferred to be blank as they WILL be written on with permanent marker! These can be cheap packaged shirts. Five white shirts, one for each day, is best practice!

    • Shorts can be any color, no jeans,

    • Broken in athletic shoes appropriate to march on asphalt or grass, NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS PLEASE.

      • TIP: Some kids bring crocs or slip ons to give feet a break during lunch, an extra pair of socks too.

    • Hat to keep the sun off face and neck.

    • Sunglasses

  • Water Bottle - Half Gallon "Coleman" brand recommended. We will have "Hawk Band" branded half gallon bottles for purchase starting Saturday afternoon via the Charms store. Can’t have too much water. Please do not send your kiddo with a disposable bottle of water. They need at least 64 oz. preferably in an insulated container to keep it cold.

  • A hefty sack lunch - it’s a long day. Lunch needs to have some substance to it. Lots of healthy calories.

    • TIP: Instead of soda, a Gatorade or electrolyte type drink at lunch is helpful.

  • Sunscreen! Cannot emphasize this enough! Band tan lines are pretty epic throughout the season, but sunburns are no joke!

    • TIP: Spray sunscreen is popular, so kids don’t get their hands and instruments/flags greasy. Re-apply often.

  • Lip balm with SPF (this is vital for playing instruments outdoors)

Questions can go to me or Mr. V by email or in the Band App. See you there!

--Nasser Salim

P.S. By the way, did we mention sunscreen?

July 1, 2022


Important upcoming dates and events

Parents, please read/download the 2021-2022 Band Handbook. Also, Band camp begins July 18, 2022.