The "Mighty Viking Band" Model

Est. 2014 by the MVB Student Leadership Team

To enhance the growth, maturity, and experience of Tennessee High School band students.
Core Values:
  • UNITY.  The band – parents, students, and staff – will work as one, rather than as individuals. 
  • COMMUNITY. We shape our community the way they shape us, both at home and in our school.
  • SCHOLARSHIP. Academic excellence will be expected of all students within the program and will be enhanced through music and performance.
  • ENJOYMENT. Students should enjoy their band experience, their friends, their musical activities, and the processes involved with them.
  • INCLUSIVE. Be a “big tent” organization, serving students of various abilities and backgrounds.
  • HISTORY. Old Traditions & New Ideas. Value and reflect on our past while being innovative in new endeavors.
  • ENGAGEMENT. The needs and concerns of our student, parent, and community stakeholders are important to us.
  • ADVOCACY. Be advocates for music education in our daily lives and in discussions with decision makers. 
  • REPUTATION. Students, parents, and staff will always exhibit outstanding citizenship and ethical behavior to be a source of pride for our school system and community. 
  • VERSATILITY. Be well rounded in terms of what we do, but with a strong foundation in concert literature.
  • CHALLENGE. Create an environment that challenges students and promotes personal growth.
  • STEWARDSHIP. Be good stewards of our resources, both personal and financial. 
  • RELEVANCE.  The students will be empowered with skills that enhance, influence, and aid in their daily lives. 
  • EXCELLENCE. Employ a positive work ethic on our steady march toward excellence: students, parents, and staff included.  We will always strive for the next level of excellence.
Vivid Description:
We will have excellent student musicians with numerous regional and all-state players.  We will have concert groups perform at state and national events.  We will have nationally recognized small group programs.  We will apply for, and advance towards, national awards and recognitions.  Our staff will provide top level instruction, inspire, and be role models for our students.  Our band parents will provide appropriate advocacy, support, and funding for the band’s growth and development.  Our students will be great leaders, helping young members succeed and passing on knowledge to the next generation.  Our alumni will be advocates for our program and for music education.  We will always strive towards the next level of performance and do what is necessary to achieve excellence.  Our marching band will place well at regional marching band contests and will perform in nationally recognized events.  We will be motivated intrinsically. We will embrace competition but not be consumed by it.  We will recognize the excellence in other programs, learn from them, and show respect towards all other groups.  We will love each other as a family.  All of this, because WE ARE THE MIGHTY VIKING BAND!