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...
Region Band Auditions
It is never too early to start preparing for Region Band auditions. Auditions this year are being held at Blythewood High School on Saturday, January 20th. Mr. Allison will let the students know their personal audition time. Here are some links to help you prepare!
USC All-State Band Recording Project
Private Lesson Instructors
Band Fruit Fundraiser
Did you know you can do fruit sales online? Feel free to share the link below with family and friends. There is a comment section in the checkout process where a buyer can specify a band member to get credit for the sale. If you have a non-marching student and would like to fundraise for your child's $250 band fees as well, have your student get a fundraiser form in band class. Orders and monies are due to the band room on November 8th, NO LATER than November 10th for orders to be placed. Checks need to be made out to SVBB (Spring Valley Band Boosters). Follow this link... Band Fruit Online Sales
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 will receive the gift cards.
UnitedScrip Retailer List
Scrip is not a fast one time only fundraiser. The cards are ordered for the people who participate. If you make 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 a current band student.
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
Charms Web Site
2016 SCBDA Outstanding Performance Award Winner
11th Straight Year!
Check out our 2016 Competitive Show