West Port High School Band & Visual Ensemble Program





    Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year and the West Port Band Program. I look forward to an interesting and exciting year of music education and performances.  Success is not a “given,” but is instead dependent upon each of us; student, parent and teacher, to commit and dedicate our talents and resources to the goals of excellence.


    Our Marching Band has been rated SUPERIOR for 19 years in a row with over 250 trophies/Awards showcasing their success.  The West Port Jazz Band has been rated SUPERIOR for 20 years in a row.  Our Concert Band has consistently been Superior as well.  Our Color Guard has been rated SUPERIOR for 20 years.  Hard working students find a way to be successful.




    --- Information must accurately be transmitted between teacher, student, and parent

    --- Important information is printed and distributed to students and parents, via the student.

    --- Information from parent to teacher is written (absence/tardy notes, info, concerns, etc.)

    --- Band Newsletters are e-mailed home.



    --- Band office: 352-291-4030

    --- Best time to reach Mr. Vance – 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM

    --- Please call the band office only – (No calls to my home unless it is an emergency, thanks)

    --- To get a message to your student, call the school at 291-4000



    --- Rodney.Vance@marion.k12.fl.us