The Murrieta Valley High School Instrumental Music Department is an organization dedicated to musical excellence. All students must be willing to take on the responsibility required to elevate this organization, into a “World Class” music program on par with the best in the world. The success of our entire organization depends heavily on teamwork, integrity and accountability. Every member owes it to each other to always work hard to produce a superior performance!
The Murrieta Valley High School Band and Color Guard focuses first on musical skill development and musical knowledge. We have a great concern for each student’s musical value and growth both during their high school years and beyond. The success of the music program centers on pride, commitment to task, and the willingness to work hard to achieve our objectives. As a member of our program, you will make long lasting friendships and develop of a sense of camaraderie that is unique to our program. By accepting membership into the Murrieta Valley High School Band and Color Guard Program, you understand that we expect you to perform to the best of your ability and to work in conjunction with the staff to produce the finest musical organization that our combined efforts are capable of. The first objective of the instructional staff is to help each student to develop his or her musical potential to the utmost.
The Murrieta Valley High School Band and Color Guard Program provides an opportunity for students to develop an appreciation for music and encourage the skills and discipline necessary for achieving success throughout a lifetime of experiences. The music program forms a vital and important part of the school environment. The band and color guard represent a large, successful, highly visible and highly disciplined segment of the school population.
Students will learn the importance of a cooperative team effort while working with fellow members to accomplish the shared goals of the program. Along with learning musical skills and life skills, students involved in the band program have a great time making new friends and traveling to new and exciting places to perform. In addition, the program challenges students in the areas of personal growth and musicianship.
Students involved in the music program learn one of life’s most important skills: time management. Students are required to keep track of music memorization deadlines, performance dates, and personal practice time. They learn what it means to be responsible to a group, and how to juggle multiple projects at once like homework, practicing, and scheduling.
There is no way to “fake” your way through band. Our team has no bench. We teach everyone who wants to learn. Students are held accountable and they learn how rewarding it can be to work on long term projects. Band students are taught to be responsive, active students.
For more information about our music program, please contact our director, Mr. Randy Dulaney, at firstname.lastname@example.org