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Can You Beat These Photos?

Have you taken some good photos or video of the band this year? We'd love to add your media to our Dropbox archive. Please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and ask for the Dropbox upload link. Please include the name of your child and his or her instrument, so we know you're not a computer. Only good photos or videos need apply, please.

Spring Trip to Florida: Final $ Due Feb 16

GCM's music department spring trip will be to Orlando on April 13-17, 2018. Students will miss school on April 13 and 17 (April 16 is a student holiday), and will need to arrange with their teachers in advance to make up missed work. A student attendee of this trip four years ago loved it. But, this wonderful experience doesn't come cheap. Students' cost will be $850. A $200 nonrefundable deposit, plus this commitment form, was due October 27. The second payment of $200 was due December 1. The third payment of $200 was due January 19. The final payment of $250 is due Friday, February 16. These fees can be paid by placing a check made out to Marshall High School in the locked box in the band room, or on Charms.

Chaperones were notified by email from the band director on January 16. Chaperones' cost will be $425. If you were selected as a chaperone, your first payment of $200 (per chaperone) was due on January 19. Your final payment of $225 is due Friday, February 16. These fees can be paid by placing a check made out to Marshall High School in the locked box in the band room, or on Charms.

Parent Social Thursday March 8 Before Concert

Parents, we miss seeing you in the bleachers! Come join the Band Parents Organization (BPO) board at a parent social before the pre-assessment concert on Thursday, March 8. Drop your child off and come join us to catch up.


BPO Parent Social
6-7 pm
Thursday, March 8
Marshall Cafeteria

 

At 6:30 pm, we'll provide a brief update on Spring activities and share opportunities to volunteer this year and next.

Light refreshments (finger food, not dinner) will be served. If you'd like to bring something or help, please sign up here. Questions to 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.. We hope to see you there!

 

This Website is Mobile-Friendly

Try us on your phone! To add the Marshall Band calendar to your iPhone/iOS Device, please use your iPhone/Device to click on this link. iOS should prompt you to Add the Calendar. If it doesn't, or if you want to add the Band calendar to your Google calendar, please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to be sent detailed instructions.

Volunteering

The band could not function without the time and effort provided by parents. 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 family to volunteer a minimum of 5 shifts plus Tag Day throughout the marching season.

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!).

Also, our BPO is retiring after this year. Volunteer now to take on the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary roles, so you can shadow them this year to find out how it's done. Please contact our BPO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Band Banquet 2017

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Prop Building Volunteers 2017

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Game Volunteers 2017 (Concessions, Uniforms, Pit Crew, Prop Crew)

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Competition & Parade Volunteers 2017-18 (Truckers, Uniforms, Pit Crew, Prop Crew)

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Tag Day Parent Volunteers—September 9, 2017

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Marching Uniform Measurement & Fitting 2017

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Band Camp Lunches 2017

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Fundraising 2017

Are you looking forward to seeing the band in their new uniforms? Did you know that a new band uniform costs $585? We need to get those reserves restocked. Save the date for our fall fundraiser, Tag Day: Saturday, September 9.

 

Every band student (marcher or not) is expected to participate all day, and at least one parent from every band family is expected to participate at least half the day.This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Parent volunteers can sign up here:

 

Tag Day Parent Volunteers

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2017-18 Concerts

We invite all our family, friends, and neighbors to join us at a performance of the George C. Marshall Bands.

 

2017-2018 Schedule

Wednesday, December 6, 7 pm - Winter Concert (rehearsal 3-4:30 pm, call time 6:30 pm dressed)

Thursday, March 8, 7 pm - Pre-Assessment Concert

Friday, March 16-Saturday, March 17, times & location TBD - District 12 Band Assessment

Tuesday, March 20, 7 pm - Area Band Pyramid Concert (not all Marshall bands will participate)

Thursday, May 24, 7 pm - Spring Concert

Sunday, May 27, 11 am - Jazz Band at Viva Vienna (likely but not confirmed)

Monday, May 28, 2 pm - Falls Church Memorial Day Parade (along Park Ave) (likely but not confirmed)

 

Unless otherwise noted, performances take place in the...

George C. Marshall High School Auditorium
7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA  22043

 

Marshall & Music

Principal Litz, Guitar Director Matthew Kulikosky, Choir Director Kelli Pierson, Band Director Paul Vesilind, and Orchestra Director Catherine Bond rock out on "Broken" by Seether and "Misery Business" by Paramore, at An Evening with the Statesmen Guitars on May 9, 2017.

 

In 2015, 2016, and 2017, the Virginia Music Educators Association awarded Marshall a Blue Ribbon, with the criteria being "Superior performance as evidenced by the district festival rating from each of the top performing groups of each ensemble taught at the school (band, choir, and orchestra)."

When not playing music, Marshall band students concentrate on top-notch academics. Marshall High School, part of Fairfax County Public Schools, is an IB World School where, in 2014, 92% of graduates went on to post-secondary education and 20% of graduates earned the International Baccalaureate Diploma.  Students from all over Fairfax County come to take advanced and technical courses at the Marshall Academy "school within a school."

Instrumental music instruction begins in the fourth grade for strings, and the fifth grade for band, at the elementary schools in the Marshall pyramid. The music offerings at Marshall include two concert bands, jazz band, marching band, percussion ensemble, indoor drumline, flute choir, four orchestral ensembles, five choruses, guitar, piano, and IB music. The music department and auditorium were renovated in 2013, and the new band room is spectacular.

Get in touch

Have a music or performance question? Ask the Band Director: Paul Vesilind

Want to get involved or have a fundraising question? Contact the Band Parents Organization: President

Ask a website question: Webmaster

Need to send us something?  Mail it to:

Marshall High School Band
7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

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