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...
Dates for 2018-2019 School Year
As you make your summer plans please check our current List of Dates for 2018-2019 so you can plan for the start of Viking Band camp at the end of July. It is important for every student to be ready for the season.
List of Dates for 2018-2019
Earn Your Varsity Band Letter
Spring Valley Band and Color Guard members who have shown the utmost dedication will have an opportunity to earn an Award Letter in Band. There will be two different sets of criteria - one for winds and percussion, and one for color-guard members. Band students may apply for a star if they have previously received a letter. Follow the link below for information on the Merit Points required for earning your Varsity Band Letter. Points may be earned for participation in Viking Band, various school ensembles, outside clinics, private lessons, audition opportunities, meeting 100% of Fair Share fees, and more. Varsity letters will be awarded to deserving students at the Spring Band Banquet in May. The application is due by May 15, 2018. Varsity Award Letter Application
The 2nd Annual SC State Bulldog Band Fest will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9 am- 5 pm on the campus of SC State University. This one day event is open to instrumentalists, auxiliary, and dancers in grades 7-12. Registration is $25 per person (includes lunch, t-shirt and souvenir). Groups of 8 or more that register together will get a special rate of $20 per person. The deadline to register is Friday, April 6, 2018.
Please pass this information on to any students who may be interested. More information can be found at the event website, SC State Bulldog Band Fest 2018.
Congratulations to our students who auditioned and were selected for the SCBDA Region Three Bands and All-State Bands. BRAVO!!
Clinic Band= 9th &10th Grade
Senior Band=11th &12th Grade
Timothy Johnson- 1st Chair Clarinet Clinic All-State and 1st Chair All-State Orchestra
Trado Mayson- 2nd Chair Tenor Saxophone Senior All-State
Gloria Kim- 21st Chair Clarinet Senior All-State
Dalton Mills- Alternate Horn Clinic All State and 2nd Chair Horn Clinic Region
Regina Davis- 6th Chair Flute Clinic Region
Sirawit Shimpalee- 3rd Chair Oboe Clinic Region
Dawn Nguyen- 20th Chair Clarinet Clinic Region
Jasmine Hughley- 3rd Chair Bass Clarinet Clinic Region
Josie Gardiner- 1st Chair Trumpet Clinic Region
Carson Holroyd- 14th Chair Trumpet Clinic Region
Thomas Temple- Alternate Trumpet Clinic Region
Jane McCallum- 1st Chair Horn Clinic Region
Josh Finkel- 4th Chair Horn Clinic Region
Dallas Carraway- Alternate Tuba Clinic Region
Tyrell Fleshman- 10th Chair Clarinet Senior Region
Will Norris- Alternate Clarinet Senior Region
Carson Fields- 2nd Chair Trumpet Senior Region
Eloise Lamie- 5th Chair Horn Senior Region
Elizabeth Dillon- 7th Chair Horn Senior Region
Dexter Almond- Alternate Horn Senior Region
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