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Issues with Band Schedules

Ladies and gentlemen, I understand there have been several questions about the schedules for next year.  I have been informed that there are quite a few schedules that I will be working with the school Curriculum Office to try and resolve before classes begin.  Some students aren't even enrolled in class, while others are in the incorrect class.  I do not know the full Master Schedule so I cannot confirm which periods are assigned for which class/ensembles.  Once I can work out issues with the school, I will be happy to respond but I ask that you remain patient as we try to get the schedules fixed.  Hopefully all changes will be done before the end of this month (but do not worry about the July 25th deadline from the school as this will be a fix that will come from the school and not necessarily parent requests).

Thank you, 

Mr. Owens

BATTLE OF THE BANDS for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

This year, the Black & Gold Brigade will participate in the Annual Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  As part of the event, they are hosting a Battle of the Bands where the winning band will receive a banner with their accomplishment and on air credit.  How can you help us be the Champions for this year's Battle of the Bands?  Simple, help us and help Children's raise funds to support their amazing work.  

This year, we are the only Marching Band from Gwinnett County and we want to solicit the support of all Gwinnett county residents and businesses in raising money for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.  All donations are tax deductible and you will receive all the proper paperwork from Children's.  Starting now through this December, you can find ways to sponsor and support the Band.  Whatever you have will be appreciated and no amount is too small because with the help of everyone, we can make a HUGE impact!  Our community is one that I'm sure will rally around us so please, encourage your friends, teachers, colleagues, neighbors, church members and anyone you know to help support us win this Battle of the Bands.  You can also help support your favorite section or the general fund, but all donations made will go towards our team goal of $5,000.  We can do it and when we reach that goal, we will keep working to exceed it.

The mission of Children's Healthcare is to make things "all better" - be a part of the band as we team up with them to make that happen!


Where to find Registration Forms & Paperwork for....

Summer Camp - Students who will be grades 2-8.  Camp will be June 18-19 @ MVHS

Spin with the Bears - Students who will be grades 2-5 and want to perform at the first Home Varsity Football game (Aug. 22)

Pep Guard - Students who will be grades 6-8 and want to perform with the Marching Band in parades and attend some of the Home football games learning about Color Guard.

JV Drumline - Students who will be grades 7-8 and want to perform with the Marching Band in parades and attend some of the Home football games playing percussion.

HS Band - ALL Students who will be enrolled at MVHS and participate with ANY of the Band ensembles (Marching, Concert classes, Jazz, Fall/Winter Guard, Indoor Drumline, etc...)




New York, New York..... (Updated INFO POSTED)

That's right, the band is going to New York in April 2015 (next year).  If you're interested in going, please RSVP so we have an idea.  More information (including costs, TENTATIVE schedule, etc...) will be posted soon but we need to have an idea.  You don't want to miss this trip!  Get Excited because we're going to take a BEAR sized bite out of the Big Apple!

New York RSVP Form


PAYMENT SCHEDULE (emailed 3/14/14)

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Upcoming Events
Saturday, Jul 26
All DayDCI Atlanta
Monday, Jul 28
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-4:30p)
Tuesday, Jul 29
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-5:30p)
Thursday, Jul 31
2:30 PMMB Dress Rehearsal (2:30-6pm)
Monday, Aug 04
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-4:30p)
Tuesday, Aug 05
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-5:30p)
All DayFirst Day of School
Thursday, Aug 07
2:30 PMMB Dress Rehearsal (2:30-6pm)
2:30 PMMarching Band Picture Day
Monday, Aug 11
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-4:30p)
Tuesday, Aug 12
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-5:30p)
Thursday, Aug 14
2:30 PMMB Dress Rehearsal (2:30-6pm)
5:00 PMPep Guard
5:00 PMSpin with the Bears Rehearsal (5-6p)
Monday, Aug 18
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-4:30p)
Tuesday, Aug 19
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-5:30p)
Thursday, Aug 21
2:30 PMMB Dress Rehearsal (2:30-6pm)
5:00 PMPep Guard
5:00 PMSpin with the Bears Rehearsal (5-6p)
Friday, Aug 22
All DayMVHS vs South Forsyth
Monday, Aug 25
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-4:30p)
Tuesday, Aug 26
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-5:30p)
Thursday, Aug 28
2:30 PMMB Dress Rehearsal (2:30-6pm)
Friday, Aug 29
All DayMVHS @ Parkview
Monday, Sep 01
All DayLabor Day Holiday - No School
Tuesday, Sep 02
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-5:30p)
Thursday, Sep 04
2:30 PMMB Dress Rehearsal (2:30-6pm)
5:00 PMPep Guard
Friday, Sep 05
All DayMVHS vs. Kennesaw Mountain (Homecoming)
Monday, Sep 08
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-4:30p)
Tuesday, Sep 09
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-5:30p)
Thursday, Sep 11
2:30 PMMB Dress Rehearsal (2:30-6pm)
Friday, Sep 12
All DayThe "GALA" Event
Saturday, Sep 13
All DayBand Camp PART II (9a-9p)
Monday, Sep 15
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-4:30p)
Tuesday, Sep 16
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-5:30p)
Thursday, Sep 18
2:30 PMMB Dress Rehearsal (2:30-6pm)
5:00 PMPep Guard
Friday, Sep 19
All DayMVHS vs. Norcross
Saturday, Sep 20
All DayGCPS Marching Exhibition
Monday, Sep 22
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-4:30p)
Tuesday, Sep 23
2:30 PMMB Rehearsal (2:30-5:30p)
Contact Information

MVBA Email Contact

All board members can be reached at


This email can be used to contact board members for any questions regarding the band program, finances and events.  Please note in the subject line the purpose of the email.


To contact Mr. Owens directly please use


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Need to make a payment?

You can send payments into school with your student to be dropped off in the Payment Box near Mr. Owens' office or you can mail them to MVBA directly at:


P.O. Box 490964

Lawrenceville, GA 30049


Remember, that any CASH payments should be given directly to Mr. Owens so that a receipt can be issued.