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The Villages High School supports a variety of instrumental music ensembles on campus. The Wind Ensemble is the premiere concert ensemble and is comprised of about 40 winds, brass, and percussion students in grades 9-12. This ensemble performs at the District Music Performance Assessments and also in two annual concerts at The Sharon Performing Arts Center in The Villages. The Buffalo Band is the most visible ensemble on campus, performing for thousands of fans at home football games, select away games, and in competitions across the state. The ensemble reached new heights during the fall of 2016 by breaking school records for scoring and placement. The season culminated with a bid for the 2016 FMBC State Championship at Tropicana Field, where the band placed 5th in class 1A for the state. The Jazz Band is an auditioned ensemble that meets daily and performs a wide variety of swing, jazz, funk, rock, and Latin styles. The Percussion Ensemble participates in the Florida Bandmasters Association Solo and Ensemble festival and has advanced to the State Festival every year since 2014. The Color Guard includes students from both VCMS and VHS and performs in the fall show with the Buffalo Band. During the winter months, the Guard competes as a standalone entity in the Florida Federation of Colorguard Circuits. For more information or to enjoy past performances, please visit youtube.com/BuffaloBand
VCMS Buffalo Sound
The Buffalo Sound is the name of The Villages Charter Middle School Concert Band. The band performs pep band music at all middle school pep rallies and home football games. They also play at the annual Veterans Day Assembly. They have been recognized with may superior ratings at district band festivals as well as Music in the Parks Festivals from Orlando to Tennessee. They have earned 1st place in four band competitions and one first place over-all. In 2016 along with the VCMS Jazz Band and Chorus, they were awarded with the “Music in the Parks” highest honor, the Esprit De Corps Award.
VCMS Jazz Band
The Villages Charter Middle School Jazz Ensemble was established in the 2009/2010 school year. They play in several different styles including swing, rock, and latin jazz. Since its inception they have received two superior ratings at the District 19 Jazz Festival as well as 3 first place and 2 first place overalls in “Music in the Parks” Contests.