Welcome to the Regiment!
The marching band is open to any student in any grade. The areas that make up the marching band are winds, percussion (both Keyboard and Battery), color guard, and dance. Percussion, dance, and color guard (flags and weapons) are determined by audition. They perform at home football games, Mardi Gras parades, competitions, and festivals, assemblies, and civic events. It is the most visible of all Vandebilt Catholic organizations. The students rehearse 3 days a week after school, and also have a 2 week summer camp to prepare their skills and competitive program. Previous experience in music is not required, as we are proud to include anyone who wants to be part of the organization. While some sections of the marching band are by audition only-- there is a place for anyone who wants to be involved.
The jazz ensemble rehearses once a week in the evenings, once marching band has completed their season. It is open to all students; however, instrumentation is limited to brass, saxophones, and rhythm percussion. It is possible other instruments may be added depending on literature and instrumentation.
This is an introductory concert ensemble that meets as a class every day. Musicians that are at a beginning or intermediate level are placed into this class. Focus is placed on developing technique and musical fundamentals - and challenging the students as both individuals and an ensemble through literature and exercises. This ensemble performs for Christmas and Spring events, and LMEA Large Ensemble festival when instrumentation allows.
Wind Symphony Band
This is a select concert ensemble that meets as a class every day. Musicians that have proven to have advanced their skills beyond beginning and intermediate are placed into this class. They study and perform literature that is considered advanced and challenging. This ensemble performs annually for the LMEA Large Ensemble Festivals, and also for Christmas and Spring events, as well as invitational events as they occur.
Indoor Percussion is also offered.
The Vandebilt Regiment offers two dance teams:
Vantastics Dance Team
JV Jazz Dance Team
Both are by audition only and have their own descriptions and schedules described below:
The Varsity Dance team is by audition only, held each spring, for students in grades 10th - 12th. Previous experience in dance is not required, however - recommended. Students earning a position schedule a dance class during the 1st semester. The team performs at pep rallies, football and basketball games, assemblies, civic events and at all events with the marching band.
Mary Catherine Watkins
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Vantastics
JV Jazz Team
The JV Dance team is by audition only, held each spring, for students in grades 8th and 9th. Previous experience in dance is not required, however - recommended. Students on the JV Dance Team do not have to schedule a class, but rehearse twice a week after school in the fall. In the spring, they rehearse as necessary for performances. They perform at junior high football and basketball games, pep rallies, civic events, and with select opportunities with the marching band.
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 JV Jazz
Schools that we visit:
St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School
St. Francis de Sales Cathedral School
St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic School
St. Matthew Episcopal School
Maria Immacolata Catholic School
Beginning Band meets on MWF
Advanced Band meets on T/TH
Beginning Band meets on T/TH
Advanced Band meets on MWF