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Winterguard Takes Bronze

Congratulations to the Winterguard for receiving the bronze medal in their first competition this year, and eighth place in the next. Their show "Pushing Through, Part 2" is a continuation of last year's theme. Dealing with daily struggles, obstacles of life, persevering,and celebrating the fruits of your labor, the musical soundtrack, inspiring voice overs, costuming, and props are meticulously designed to convey the message, "Never give up...always push through!" Winterguard begins practicing in December and finishes with championships at the end of March. Winterguard is an extracurricular team. It is open to all Marshall students, male or female, by audition.

Concert Uniforms 2018-19

Students will wear their concert uniforms for the Winter Concert (December), the Pre-Assessment Concert (March), Assessment (March), the Spring Concert (May), and Concert photo day, as well as District and State Band functions if applicable. 

Boys Tuxes

  • The boys' concert uniform consists of a black notch lapel tuxedo coat, white regular collar tuxedo shirt, black pleated tuxedo pants with satin stripe on the side, a black bowtie, black dress socks, and black dress shoes (marching shoes are acceptable)
  • You are responsible for hemming of pants

Girls Dresses

  • Girls may wear the black Lillian dress with black girls' dress shoes, or a tux (see above for tux description)
  • You are responsible for dress/tux hemming

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.  Please include your child’s name on emails.

Honor Band Again!

We jumped the first hurdle to Honor Band status when we earned unanimous Superior ratings from all the judges at the Marching Assessment at Liberty High School in Bealeton on November 3, 2018. That performance marked the conclusion of a very successful marching season where we won the Marine Corps Invitational and Lynchburg Classic competitions. Please click here to view the very windy Superior Marching Assessment, and see for yourself why the judges were blown away by Invasion.

Our highest band, Wind Symphony, was also awarded straight Superior ratings at the Concert Assessment at South Lakes High School on March 23, 2019. Marshall performed "Hands Across the Sea" by J.P. Sousa and arranged by B. Schissel, "Gloriosa Symphonic Poem for Band Movement 1 Oratio" by Y. Ito, and "Blue Shades" by F. Ticheli. Teddy Dunn played a marvelous solo!

Since Marshall also earned straight Superior ratings at these two events, the band has been named a Virginia Honor Band again.

Pearl Harbor 2019 Trip

April Pearl Harbor Newsletter

March Pearl Harbor Newsletter

February Pearl Harbor Newsletter

Our next fundraising parent meeting is Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7 pm, in the band room or vicinity.

We need student and parent fundraising volunteers; please click here.

The Marching Statesmen will represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Pearl Harbor Parade in Hawaii on December 7, 2019. The commitment form and first payment were due January 7, 2019, but it may be possible to still join us. Click here for the commitment form and introductory information. Click here to see the Powerpoint from the interest meeting on November 29, 2018.

You must march next Fall to join us on the trip. We welcome new students to join the Marching Statesmen as either musicians or colorguard. Marching band is considered extracurricular; thus, you do NOT need to enroll in a band class. 

Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.

Watch GCM Band Performances Online

Use these links to watch (and hear) the band perform!

 

Football (Pep Songs)

2018-09-21 Marching In (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2018-10-05 Seven Nation Army (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2018-09-21 Rock 'n' Roll Part 2 (video courtesy of Kelly Sund)

2018-10-05 Word Up (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2018-09-21 We're Not Going to Take It (video courtesy of the Elkins)

2018-10-05 Fight Song (video courtesy of the Elkins)

2018-09-21 Crazy Train (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2018-10-05 Whatever You Like (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2018-10-05 Marching Out, short version (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2018-10-05 Marching Out, full version (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

 

Football & Competitions (Invasion)

2018-11-1 Senior Night Football Game (video courtesy of Kent and Larry Elkins)

2018-11-3 VBODA Marching Assessment: Superior ratings in all categories by all judges (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2018-10-27 Shenandoah Regional Competition (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2018-10-19 Homecoming Football Game (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2018-10-13 Lynchburg Classic Competition: first place in Group 6, won all the individual awards for Group 6 (Best Music, Best General Effect, Best Visual, Best Percussion, and Best Colorguard), and won Grand Champion of the upper bands (earned the highest score in Groups 4, 5, and 6) (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2018-09-29 Marine Corps Invitational Competition: first place in Group V Open (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

 

Concerts

2018-12-13 Winter Concert (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

  

Marching Shows from Previous Years

2017-11-04 Into the Matrix Performed at Maryland US Bands Regional Championship (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2016-10-28 Haunted (video courtesy of Craig French)

2015-10-10 Seasons (video courtesy of Craig French)

2014-10-25 iDependence (video courtesy of Craig French)

2013-10-26 Salem (video courtesy of Craig French)

 

Selected Concerts from Previous Years

2018-03-17 Assessment (Wind Symphony, received Superior Rating) (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)  

2018-03-16 Assessment (Symphonic/Concert Band, received Superior Rating) (video courtesy of Dave Heller):

    Aces of the Air

    Nevermore

    Cajun Folk Songs

2018-03-08 Pre-Assessment (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2017-12-07 Winter:

    Whither Must I Wander and A Celebration of Hanukkah (Symphonic/Concert Band) (video courtesy of Dave Heller)

    Carmina Burana (Wind Symphony with Choir and Orchestra) (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2017-3-18 Vesuvius (Wind Symphony) (video courtesy of Craig French)

2015-12-10 Star Wars Trilogy (Wind Symphony) (video courtesy of Craig French)

Overview of the Year for Parents

BPO President Tracy McHone's presentation from August 14, 2018 is posted here

Sponsors

Become a Marshall High School Band Sponsor!

Your family or business can be a sponsor of the George C. Marshall High School Band. Display your business logo or family name on our website, with a link to your website, for one year for only $500. Please pay here (or mail a check to Marshall High School Band, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043) and email your logo and link to our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to sponsor us at a different level, please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss possible benefits.

Volunteering

The band could not function without the time and effort provided by parents (click here to see parents and students in action). We are all volunteers, and we need your help. On the SignUpGeniuses below, please sign up early and often.The BPO and Band Program expect each band and colorguard family to volunteer a minimum of 5 shifts plus Tag Day throughout the year.

We need some Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs. Can you organize and direct people? Please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. soon so we can put you to work, er...help you find your niche. If you can't be a leader at this present time, please read through the SignUpGenii below and sign up to be a helper.

 

Pearl Harbor Fundraising

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Middle School Band Assessment

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Concert Attire 2018-19

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Marching Banquet 2018

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Game Day Volunteers 2018

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Competition Volunteers 2018

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Tag Day Parent Volunteers 2018

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Band Camp Lunches and Parent Coffee 2018

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Marching Uniform Measurement and Fitting 2018

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If you do not see a SignUpGenius link fitting your talents or interests, please contact our BPO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Some of these jobs are also appropriate for grandparents, siblings, friends, or even band members (think service hours!).

 

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