Welcome to the Spring Valley High School Band website. This site includes specific information about our band program, curriculum, parent information, related band sites, band calendar, and current news and events. Please use this site frequently as an operational tool and guide to our program. If you are a parent or student within our community, we hope you find the information that you seek and that it will help you have a successful school year. If you are new to the area, or this site, please enjoy your stay. ~ David C. Allison, Director of Bands
Latest News and Information...
Volunteers Needed for 2A4A
On Saturday, October 28th we will be hosting the South Carolina Marching Band Finals for class 2A/4A. This is a very important fundraiser for our band program and we need ALL band parent/families, marching and non-marching, to volunteer to make this the best experience for the visiting bands. Please use the link below for adult volunteer signups. The students will signup next week during their band class. Adult Volunteer Signups for 2A/4A
2A/4A Program Ad Sales
Would you like to show all how proud you are of your band student? Or would you like to advertise your business to thousands in South Carolina while supporting your band program (Business form attached)? Then place an ad in the 2A/4A finals competition program!
As you all know, the event takes place at Spring Valley on October 28th! You have till October 1st to submit your ad and send payment in! Program Ad Order Form
We are offering a 20% discount for Spring Valley band students only (not for business ads)! This is a great opportunity to place a Section ad (percussion, horns, color guard etc) or for parents or even grandparents to pay tribute to their Senior.
Size and Discounted Prices for Band Students Only
$40 for Quarter page ad
$80 for Half page ad
$160 for Full-page ad
Several of the itineraries for our upcoming Viking Band events are now available. Select Performance Schedule under the Events tab above. If the "Schedule" button is green, you can click on the link to view the event schedule and itinerary.
South Carolina 2A/4A State Band Finals
Spring Valley High School will be hosting the South Carolina Marching Band Finals on October 28th, 2017.
Needed detailed information will be posted about this event in late October for participating band programs. Please check back at that time.
Want to Stay Connected?!
Join our Facebook page! Ask questions, share photos, and more... Search for the group "Spring Valley Band Parents"
Follow us on Twitter! @SVBandPapa
Sync the Band Google Calendar to your Smartphone! Band Google Calendar
Get the Charms App! The new Charms parent/student-side Mobile App is up, for both Android and Apple! Go to your phone's particular App Store, and search for "Charms Blue" to download it.
Pay Your Band Fees Online
Our Band Booster Board is happy to announce that we can now take credit card payments through our web site - just click on the tab above that says "Band Fees" for more information. The system will accept all major credit cards, however, a 3% convenience fee will be added to pay by credit card. When checking out, it is vitally important that you enter your band student's full name in the comment box to ensure proper posting of your payment! If you would like to avoid paying this convenience fee you may still submit your band fees by check or cash to the band safe in the band office.
Fundraise with United Scrip
If you do not know how Scrip works, this is how...
1. You order scrip (gift cards) in the amount and for the stores you want. Orders must be sent to Mary Havens via email (MHavens@sc.rr.com) or via text (803-606-7126) by 9:00 pm on Mondays.
2. You receive the gift cards at face value. For example, if you order a $25.00 Walmart gift card, you receive a $25.00 Walmart gift card.
3. A certain percentage, varies with each retailer, of that $25.00 which you paid, goes to your students band account for band fees. The percentage amount is noted on the retailers' list posted below.
4. You show up on Thursdays at 6:00 pm outside of the SVHS band room with a check for the amount due and you receive the gift cards.
Scrip is not a fast one time only fundraiser. The cards are ordered for the people who participate. If you made the decision to use scrip cards for your ordinary needs--gas, groceries, clothing, etc. and for special needs--birthdays, vacations, etc., it is totally possible to pay for your student's band fees without having to participate in another fundraiser or pay out-of-pocket. There are some who have done so, and more! There are some former band parents who still participate in the scrip program and have their profits credited to an current band student.
Scrip Retailer List for September 2017
NEW! Follow this link for a full list of dates for 2017-2018
Spring Valley Bands
120 Sparkleberry Lane
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: 803-699-3500 x69810
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