Welcome to the 2021-22 School year!
Welcome to the home of the Central Valley High School Band program. Our program serves over 200 band and colorguard students through a comprehensive list of curricular and extra-curricular performing ensembles.
We continue to thank our proud community support from the Spokane Valley and our Band Booster club. Please use this site to both learn about our programs and to get connected with our upcoming events.
Registration Form (required)
gets you a spot in the design of the 2021 CVMB
needs to be completed by Wednesday, June 30th
CONFIRM YOU REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE (now open - updates LIVE)
Parent Volunteering Form (required)
help us get you connected with ways your particular skills can be best used
this will get the right volunteer coordinator in touch with you, rather than us grasping at straws
needs to be completed with registration, one per parent if you can
you should also complete a CVSD Volunteer Application if you plan to do ANY overnighters, incl. travel/chaperoning
InTouch (NOW OPEN)
This is our district's online medical authorization to treat, and our release forms .
FRESHMAN students will need to complete InTouch through the next step below (link will not work for freshmen students)
Please complete this WITH REGISTRATION, due June 30th
TIP: make sure you register the student and NOT the parent
The InTouch system does not work for incoming freshman, so incoming 9th graders will need to complete these PDF forms and return them to Lori Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please complete this WITH REGISTRATION, due June 30th
If you scan these, please return them to Bre Lyonnais as PDFs (pictures are not admissible)
You can email Bre Lyonnais at email@example.com with any questions.
Pre-Participation Physical Form (required)
signed by medical examiner/doctor by August 17th
you may check status of students physical by emailing Lori Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
physicals can be emailed to blyonnais
cannot expire before November 1st
Chaperone Sign Ups (coming soon)
chaperoning this season will be a lot of fun, potential overnight events are pending safety/approval
hopefully this helps you get involved with the performance trips
get lined up with the best selection of chaperoning assignments
you must complete a CVSD Volunteer Application (found below, start now)
don't listen to your kid, they WANT YOU ON THE ROAD with them!
PE Waiver (optional)
This must be completed, and returned to the office by Sept. 7th
This is not to give you credit for PE, it is to change your required PE Credit to an Elective
completed before August 16th
for students and families to review, no signature required
please return to MAIN OFFICE on August 16th
only if your student plans on taking prescription meds while on campus
please return to MAIN OFFICE on August 16th
only if your student plans on using Over-the-Counter medications on campus
Colorguard is an integral part of the Central Valley High School Marching Band! Colorguard members are the visual story tellers who incorporate the use of what we call THE TRIAD: body/dance, drill/movement, and equipment/flag or faux weapons like riffles and sabers from the military tradition of silent drill teams.
You instantly become part of the award-winning Central Valley HS Band program. Anyone is welcome to be a member of the colorguard. We want to introduce you to the skills and help you join Central Valley HS Marching Band - a place where you can meet a lot of fantastic people and perform with an amazing program.
We are hosting an Open Call for students to come and work out with some amazing volunteer coaches, and to ask questions about the program.
We interested expect students to have very little or even NO experience. You are welcome no matter what. It'll be our job to help you grow into the best version of you! So come give it a try!
COLORGUARD OPEN CALL
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Thursday, May 26th, 2022
3:30pm - 6:00pm
@ Central Valley HS
Wear sporty clothes to move in, bring water, bring a CVSD Symptoms Verification Form (signed by a parent) and an open mind to meeting a bunch of new people to start with Colorguard!
Marching Band Informational Night
A night for CVHS families to get information from their school's band directors. Details on the agenda include discussion of the summer marching band camp dates, potential percussion and colorguard summer mini-camps, expected fees/costs, and of course to discuss any questions we can answer for you as you register.
Registration will open June 14th, Tuesday night and include ALL necessary CVSD forms that accompany participation in ALL school athletic/activities.
CV Outdoor Concert
Congrats everyone. Our outdoor concert and performance at CVHS Graduation were a huge success. Thank you to the students and parents who took extra time to help with set-up and teardown. We look forward to a robust performance schedule in the 2021-2022 school year.
2021 Central Valley Percussion Workshop
We will hold an open workshop for students who want to participate in the CVHS Marching Band percussion program next school year, 2021 - 2022. The workshop is meant to give you a chance to work with the band staff and experienced students to help assess and grow your current skill level so you are prepared and placed on the correct instrument for marching band.
Students who currently are in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade are expected attend, as are 8th graders from Evergreen MS, Greenacres, North Pines MS and Selkirk MS - who expect to attend either CVHS or Ridgeline HS in 2021 - 2022. Times and materials are highlighted below, if you do not come to these events - we do not know if you want to be part of the incredible marching band experiences BOTH schools will offer - please make sure we see you. Come to all of the workshops or just the two for the instrument you want to work on the most, bring the printed packet downloadable with the respective dates. Always come to CVSD buildings with a signed SYMPTOM VERIFICATION FORM, available below.
All members must attend the Marching Band Registration night on Tuesday, June 15th at 7pm to complete their application process. Please email Mr. Parker with questions, email@example.com.
DAILY CVSD STUDENT SYMPTOM VERIFICATION FORM (bring daily)
Battery Percussion (marching drumline)
THURSDAY, MAY 27th @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm (CV Band Room)
THURSDAY, JUNE 3rd @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm (CV Band Room)
Rudimental Drum Workshop Packet (download PDF)
Pit Percussion (keyboards, electronics)
THURSDAY, MAY 27th @ 5:30pm - 7:00pm (CV Band Room)
THURSDAY, JUNE 3rd @ 5:30pm - 7:00pm (CV Band Room)
Mallet Workshop Packet (download PDF)
WIND ENSEMBLE TRYOUTS
CV Audition Dates | 2021 - 2022
WOODWINDS and BRASS via FlipGrid
Upload Monday, June 14th 3:00pm
Link to record and upload https://flipgrid.com/9e3e45f8
Prepare and Record
Chromatic Scale in the packet
Lyrical Piece in the packet (Danny Boy)
Etude Piece in the packet (prepare any 8 - 16 measures)
you may upload three separate FlipGrids.
You will simply use the FlipGrid code to upload your performance before the deadline, no restarts necessary. We regard accuracy over speed and tempo, so please play it the best you can - not the fastest that you can. Find 8 - 16 measures of music from the difficult etude that demonstrates your best right now - after a tricky year.
Only current CVHS 9th, 10th and 11th graders can audition for wind ensemble. Ridgeline students DO NOT need to audition for Wind Ensemble - it is not a select group at RHS next year.
We are excited to offer the opportunity to students at both CVHS and RHS next year to be members of unique, dynamic leadership teams. Expect an exciting year with service minded leaders who are trying to help make a difference for their coaches, teachers and most importantly peers.
The process includes two major steps with very firm deadlines for completion. Start work now on the leadership application, and expect us to interview you based on your application answers. We love hearing your voice and having you expand on those ideas for us during the short interview process.
Submit your Google Form Before:
TUESDAY, JUNE 15th @ 12:00pm
Peer Recommendation Forms (send this link to your peer evaluators)
(please go to www.ridgelinebands.org for their app.)
LEADERSHIP INTERVIEWS @ ZOOM / CVHS BAND ROOM
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16th @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm (ZOOM ONLY)
Simply click on the date to sign up for a slot. After signing up for your slot, you will be sent a ZOOM link for the meeting, 24 hours prior to the meeting.
ALL Tuesday and Wednesday interviews will be done via ZOOM. Simply wait in the waiting room until you are brought in for a 6 - 8 minute discussion with Mrs. Barrett, Mr. Parker and various staff members.
Drum Major and Make Up interviews will be done on Thursday, but in person in the CVHS Band Room.
Make up interviewees, please sign up for designated times. Drum majors will get a 12 minute slot. Make ups just the 8 minute slot.
H a m 4 H a m
The Central Valley HS Band and Colorguard Booster Club is trying to provide access for students to participate in an opportunity to see the US National Tour of "Hamilton: an American Musical."
We are asking for donations in increments of $10 (Hamiltons) for students to see Hamilton; ham4ham. It's $66 a seat, so you can see how far each generous Hamilton helps. Our students are amazing givers to our school and local community.
During the difficult time, a lot of stresses have been endured by families due to unemployment, income loss, or just the difficulty of navigating current finances.
What a way for you to reward these students and erase the strife of life and refill them with music of a story that talks about the birth of an American dream - coming up from the bottom to invent a new world. What a great part of the story you can be with your ham4ham donation to the CV Band and Colorguard Booster Club. Thank you for your consideration and support!
Concert Band Roster Assignments
Thank you everyone for your work if you auditioned for a band. Not all freshmen audition for a band and that's alright. We have seated everyone who did audition, and then we alphabetically listed everyone else. If there is an error and you are supposed to be in band but don't see your name, please email the director of bands, Kat Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!