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2015 - 2016 Band Awards

VBODA District 16 Concert Band Assessment

Symphonic Band – All Superior Ratings with all captions at “A”


Musicale Festival, Williamsburg, VA

Symphonic Band – 1st Place Superior Rating

Symphonic Band – Grand Champion Concert Band Division

Jazz Ensemble – 1st Place Superior Rating

Percussion Ensemble – Superior Rating

Concert Band – 1st Place Excellent Rating


VBODA All-District Band Students

Jaylen Washington

Lucas Kazem

Megan Smith

Nolan Pettit

Carolyn Camp

William Krise

Chad Siek

Andrew Stewart

Elliot Boyko


Solo – Ensemble Festival

Superior Rating

Mattie Dodson

Andrew Stewart

Riley Fleming

Megan Smith

Elliot Boyko

Excellent Rating

Sophia Livelsberger


Band Officers

Symphonic Band

President – Andrew Stewart

Vice President – Nolan Pettit

Librarians –  Katerina Niemann, Megan, Smith, Emma Fredericks

Concert Band

President = Jeremy Salquero


Band Letters

Carolyn Camp

Khadija ElBouchti

Riley Fleming

Katerina Niemann

Darien Nouri

Emily Davidson

Megan Smith

William Krise

First Class Musicianship Award

William Hughes

Megan Smith


Outstanding Musician of the Year Jazz Ensemble

Cheksea Hutchinson

Outstanding Musician of the Year Concert Band

Mattie Dodson

Outstanding Musician of the Year Symphonic Band

Cole Shepherd

Jaylen Washington

Outstanding Band Member Role Model Awards

Megan Smith

Andrew Stewart

Homework and Practice
All Instrumental students are expected to practice on a regular daily basis.  The amount of time a student practices is dependent upon the material needed to be mastered.  This is considered Homework for band students. 
Generally, the more a student practices, the better they will sound on their instrument. This is especially true if they are working with a private teacher. Parents are encouraged to help set-up a daily practice regiment for the student.  Parents and students interested in Private Lesson, see Mr. Shoremount for recommended teachers.

                                                     Did You Know ???

Research shows that music is to the brain as physical exercise is to the human body. Music tones the brain for auditory fitness an d allows it to decipher between tone and pitch.

Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.

Regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students who participate in high-quality music programs score 22 percent better on English and 20 percent better on Math standardized exams.

Learning and mastering a musical instrument improves the way the brain breaks down and understands human language, making music students more apt to pick up a second language.

( When asked about his theory of relativity ) “It occurred to me by intuition, music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.” - Albert Einstein

“Music is a higher revelation than all  wisdom and philosophy.  Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.”

Ludwig van Beethoven

“Music is the soundtrack of your life.”  - Dick Clark  

“Keep boppin’ till you drop.”    Jazz Musician’s Retirement Plan. 

“There are two kinds of music; the good and bad.  I play the good kind.” 
 Louie Armstrong   

“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff” Frank Zappa

You don’t need any brains to listen to music”  Luciano Pavarotti

“life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.” - Ronald Reagan  

Slow and Clean is always better than Fast and Sloppy” - Paul Shoremount    

"I might not have been President if it hadn't been for school music. Learning improves in school environments where there are comprehensive music programs."
- Bill Clinton

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The Harmony Band is now on "Youtube."
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Watch video's of Declaration Overture
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Band BoostersMeetings

Band Boosters Meetings are held at 7pm on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Band Room. All bandstudents and their families are encouraged to attend.

Meeting Schedule for 2015-2016
Sep: 21st
Oct: 19th
Nov: 16th
Jan: 25th
Feb: 22nd
April: 18th
May 17th  ( Tuesday )


2008 Band

Paul E. Shoremount, Director
(540) 751-2500
Band Director

Additional News and Information:
  • Now selling band supplies, reeds, valve oil, etc in the school store!

Band Power!


The introduction music on this website is ROUGH RIDERS by Karl L. King, arranged by James Swearingen, performed by the Harmony Middle School Band. (c) 1943 by C. L. Barnhouse Company (SESAC). This arrangement (c) 1996 by C. L. Barnhouse Company (SESAC). Used by permission. Usage of ROUGH RIDERS is exclusively for the Harmony Middle School Band website. The publisher reserves all other rights.