Music Department

Music Department


Welcome to the USV Music Department!

The Upper Scioto Valley Music Department is a program dedicated to the education, growth, and development of students into better musicians, better citizens, and better people. We help students to recognize their potential and actualize it. We work to develop students in all areas of their music education; performing in full ensembles, chamber groups, and doing solo work. We provide experiences in Concert Band (5-12), Pep Band (8-12), Marching Band (8-12), Jazz Band (8-12), Choir (7-12), and Show Choir (8-12) in order to cultivate well-educated and well-rounded student musicians. The Upper Scioto Valley Music Department equips students for their future through instruction in the ideals of self-discipline, respect, perseverance, and kindness. These ideals have formed the Upper Scioto Valley Music Department into a fixture of the community, and we strive every day to fulfill these ideals and to provide an excellent education to student musicians.

USV Bands Schedule

USV Bands Handbook

Beginning Band Papers (Incoming 5th Graders)

USV Choirs Handbook and Schedule

Elementary Music Information and Concert Schedule

Download the Remind app and join the classes that you/your child are in for the latest news!
Class Codes:
All Bands: @usvbands23
Middle School Choir: @usvmschoir
High School Choir: @usvhschoir
Scioto Sound Show Choir: @usvsound


Mr. Jonathan Hartman (5-12 Director of Bands) Email

Ms. Julia Viger (K-6 Elementary Music Teacher, 7-12 Director of Choirs) Email


Events for the 2023-2024 School Year

Marching Band Events

  • 07/24 3:45pm-4:45pm Marching Band Parent Meeting

  • 07/24-07/28  5pm-7:30 pm Evening Rehearsals

  • 07/31-08/04 & 08/07-08/11 8am-2:30 pm Band Camp

  • 08/18 USV vs. Ada @Ada

  • 08/25 USV vs Cory-Rawson @Cory-Rawson

  • 09/01 USV vs Waynesfield-Goshen @USV

  • Tues 09/05 Hardin County Fair Band Show @6:30pm

  • 09/08 USV vs Perry @Perry

  • 09/15 USV vs Ridgedale @Ridgedale

  • 09/22 USV vs Ridgemont @USV

  • 09/29 USV vs Crestline @USV

  • 10/06 USV vs Elgin @USV

  • 10/13 USV vs Hardin Northern @USV

  • 10/20 USV vs. North Baltimore @North Baltimore

  • 11/10 Veteran’s Day Assembly

  • Homecoming Parade TBA

  • McGuffey Trunk or Treat TBA

  • McGuffey Christmas Performance  12/07/23

  • Alger Memorial Day Parade 05/27/24

Pep Band Events

  • Mon 11/27 Girls BB vs. Benjamin-Logan @7

  • Sat 12/09 Boys BB vs Kenton @7:30 

  • Thurs 12/14 Girls BB vs Waynesfield-Goshen @7:30 

  • Fri 01/05 Boys BB vs Perry @7:30 

  • Fri 01/12 Boys BB vs Ridgedale @7:30

  • Thurs 01/18 Girls BB vs Ridgemont @7:30 

  • Tues 01/30 Girls BB vs Ada @7:30

  • Thurs 02/01 Girls BB vs Elgin @7:30 

  • Fri 02/09 Boys BB vs Hardin Northern @7:30

  • Fri 02/23 Boys BB vs Cory Rawson @7:30 

Concert Band/Choir Events

  • Wed. 12/13/23 5th-12th Grade Winter Band and Choir Concert 5-12 @6pm

  • Sat 12/30/23 HS OMEA Solo & Ensemble Registration Due

  • Sat 01/27/24 HS OMEA District 3 Solo & Ensemble Event

  • Sat 03/09/24 MS OMEA Solo and Ensemble Registration Due

  • Fri 03/15/24 and/or Sat 03/16/24 HS OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event

  • Sat 04/06/24 MS OMEA District 3 Solo & Ensemble Event

  • Tues 05/07/24 5th-8th Grade Band and Choir Spring Concert @6:30pm

  • Wed 05/08/24 9th-12th Grade  Band and Choir Spring Concert @6:30pm

  • Sat. 05/25/24 Graduation-HS Band 

Jazz Band/Show Choir Events

  • Sat 03/02/24 Cabaret

  • Wed 05/08/24 HS Band and Choir Spring Concert

Elementary Music Events

  • Wed 12/06/23 K-2nd Grade Winter Music Concert

  • Wed 05/01/24 3rd-6th Grade Spring Music Concert

Other Dates

  • 02/01/24-02/03/24 OMEA PDC 

  • Sat 03/30/24 Performing Arts Boosters Spring Craft Show

  • Thurs 05/16/24 Rams Onstage Excellence (ROSE) Awards Banquet

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