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Band Camp Starting!

The marching season is upon us!

  • Percussion week: August 6-10 (1-5 pm), for all marching percussion and pit/front ensemble, with uniform measurement at 5 pm on August 8
  • Guard week: August 6 (9 am-1 pm), August 9 (9 am-3 pm), August 10 (9 am-1 pm) for all colorguard
  • Old uniform try-on for returning marchers: August 10 (1-5 pm), bring marching shoes
  • Band camp for all students: August 13-17 (8 am-4 pm); arrive 15 minutes early
    • Parent coffee August 13 (7:45 am)
    • Parent meeting August 14 (7 pm)
    • Uniform measurement August 14 (6:30-8 pm) for all Freshmen except colorguard, battery, pit/front ensemble.
    • Uniform fitting August 16 (6:30-8:30 pm) for Juniors and Seniors except colorguard
    • Uniform fitting August 17 (6:30-8:30 pm) for Freshmen and Sophomores except colorguard
    • Bowling August 17 (evening) (tentative)
    • Photo order forms come home August 17
  • Band camp for all students: August 20-23 (8 am-4 pm); arrive 15 minutes early
    • Photos August 20 (lunchtime)
    • Parent social August 23 (6:30 pm at Piché residence)
  • Band camp for all students: August 24 (1-4 pm); arrive 15 minutes early
  • Rehearsal for all students August 27 (8-11 am); arrive 15 minutes early
  • Please consult calendar for rehearsals once school starts

Things to Know

  • Beware of heat stroke and sunburn: wear shorts, light-colored shirts, short socks, and sunscreen. Bring large water bottles and more sunscreen. Tie up long hair.
  • Beware of sore feet: wear broken-in, lightweight sneakers with good arch support.
  • 8 am start times after first day of camp are usually on the field: get your student to the band room at 7:45 am to pick up his or her instrument and walk down to the field.
  • 4 pm dismissal times are on the stadium or back field. Allow 15 minutes to walk back to the band room and put away instruments.
  • Rehearsals, football games, and competitions are already on the calendar on this very website.
  • Lunch during full-day band camp is provided (not during guard/percussion week or August 24 and August 27) (see our need for volunteers).

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

Want the high school website? Marshall

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