Vinita Blue Pride Band

Summer 2021 Rehearsal Info

Man, this year has been a strange one. I’m looking forward to being back to normal next year. I’ll send more details later on, but I wanted to make sure a few dates were on your calendar.

Drumline rehearsals will be July 26-30 from 10 AM to Noon

Full band rehearsals will be August 2-6 and August 9-13. We will work marching from 8-11 AM, then take a break from 11-Noon for lunch. Students may bring their lunch, or leave for lunch. I must have written permission for a student to ride with a student driver not in their family. We will then work music from noon to 3.

We will have a parent meeting August 9 at 7:00 PM

Our back to school cookout concert will be on August 14.

Student’s first day of class is August 18

IMPORTANT CHANGE THIS YEAR - The OSSAA is requiring physicals for students participating in marching band. Girls physicals are scheduled for Wednesday, June 2 at 4:05 at Warren Clinic. I’m waiting to hear the boys dates from Coach Reed. I’ll pass them on in a remind message when I get them.

Masks will be required to enter the clinic. You must have an OSSAA physical form with parents signature. I have these forms and will give you one along with this letter. You may also download the physical form at this link.


Students currently finishing grades 9-11 and their parents should send a message to 81010 with @vinitaband in the message to sign up for our text message updates. Please do this even if you’re currently subscribed.

Students currently finishing 8th grade should send a message to 81010 with @vhsbandfr in the message to sign up for text message updates. It will not allow you to join the HS band list until the office actually moves you from the MS to the HS in the grade book system.

In both cases, when you sign up it may text you back to ask for your name and/or student ID. Your student ID is your lunch code with two zeroes in front of it. If you have any issues signing up, please email Mr. Young.