Class of 2018 - WCPS Graduation Dates
Congratulations to the Class of 2017! The Band wishes Kaitlyn Farthing, Trinity Cruz, Abel Graham, Henry Hutzel, Tanner Dishner, Alaina Cassel, Ethan Lamrouex, Savanna Viars, & Dawson Little the Best of Luck! You will be missed!
Wythe County Technology Center - Wednesday, May 16th @ 6:00 PM
Rural Retreat HS - Friday, May 18th @ 6:00 PM
George Wythe HS - Friday, May 18th @ 8:00 PM
Fort Chiswell HS - Saturday, May 19th @ 10:00 AM
Band students need to report to the Band Room by 7:00 PM Friday evening, Graduation will take place at 8:00 PM either on the football field or in the gym depending on the weather.
Concert Assessment/Universal Studios Trip
All-District Band Results
Congratulations to Justin Felts (Junior Concert), Katie Umbarger (Junior Symphonic), McKenzie Tate (Junior Concert), Dustin Bloomer (Junior Concert), Binal Patel (Senior Symphonic), Sophie Saliba (Senior Concert), Kaitlyn Farthing (Senior Symphonic), Kevin Nguyen (Senior Concert), Henry Hutzel (Senior Concert), and Madeline Fowler (Senior Symphonic).
Winter Band Concert
The 2017 Winter Band Concert will be on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM in the George Wythe High School Auditorium. The concert will consist of the GWHS Concert Band, GWHS Percussion Ensemble, GWHS Jazz Band, 7th Grade Band, & 6th Grade Beginning Band. Admission to the concert is free. Band Members need to arrive by 6:30 PM and wear their black/white concert attire.
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING AD SUBMISSIONS TO HELP FUND THE GWHS MIGHTY MAROON BAND!
To help fund the many aspects of the George Wythe High School & Scott Memorial Middle School Band Program we are offering a ONE TIME LONG TERM ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY to the local business community. We would like to place YOUR AD on the sides of our trailer for showing support of the marching band organization. Click the button for details!
Good job to everyone that came and tried out for the 2017-2018 Indoor Drumline. Here are the results of the tryouts:
Snare - Savanna Viars, Ross Brown; Tenors - Charlie Jones; Bass Drum - Cortney Phaup, Justin Felts, Noah Fowler, Henry Hutzel; Cymbals - Tanner Disher; Marimba - Madeline Fowler, Ethan Lamrouex; Vibes - Curtis Case, Abel Graham; Xylophone - Kadence Cruz; Bells - Sally Ambrister; Drumset - Reign Johnson; Auxiliary - Haley Aikens, Dustin Bloomer, Madeline Snow, Will Moses; Synth - Sophie Saliba; Bass/Guitar - Dawson Little, Will James
Following Thanksgiving Break, the following events are on the horizon for the GWHS/SMMS Bands:
Christmas Parade - 12/2; Band Banquet - 12/8;
All-District Band Auditions - 12/9; Winter Band Concert - 12/12;
Spiller Elementary Concert - 12/15
Fall Band Concert
The 2017 Fall Band Concert will be on Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 PM in the George Wythe High School Auditorium. The concert will consist of the GWHS Concert Band, GWHS Percussion Ensemble, and the GWHS Mighty Maroon Marching Band. Admission to the concert is free. Band Members need to arrive by 6:30 PM and wear their black/white conceert attire.
Pulaski County's Cougar Classic
The GWHS Mighty Maroon Marching Band traveled to Pulaski County HS on Saturday, October 28, 2017 to compete in the 3rd Annual Cougar Classic Band Competition. The storms held off long enough for the band to receive 1st Place in Music, Marching, General Effect, Percussion, & Color Guard and 2nd Place in Drum Major. The MMMB finished their season with a Superior Rating, 1st Place in Class AA-2, and Band of the Day. The Mighty Maroon Band finished their season with straight Superiors and undefeated in their class all year. Congrats on a wonderful season!
VBODA State Marching Assessment
The GWHS Mighty Maroon Marching Band traveled to Richlands High School for State Marching Assessment on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The band received a rating of Superior, the first half of their road to becoming a 2018 Virginia Honor Band. Congratulations GWHS Mighty Maroon Marching Band.
George Wythe Band Festival
The GWHS Mighty Maroon Marching Band hosted 20 bands for the 39th Annual George Wythe Band Festival on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Congratulations to all the bands for a great day full of wonderful performances. Visit the Festival Webpage to view a recap sheet as well as the photo gallery to see pictures from throughout the day.
Music in the Castle Competition
The GWHS Mighty Maroon Marching Band traveled to Tennessee High School this past Saturday, October 7, 2017 to compete in the Music in the Castle Band Competition. The band received 1st Place in Music, Marching, General Effect, Color Guard, Percussion, & Drum Major. They finished 1st in Class AA-1, congrats Mighty Maroon Marching Band!
Glenvar Band Competition
The GWHS Mighty Maroon Marching Band attended the Glenvar High School Celtic Classic this past Saturday, September 20, 2017. The band marched away with 1st Place in Marching & Color Guard, 2nd Place in Music, General Effect, Percussion, & Drum Major, and 1st Place in Class AAA. The band was also one point away from Band of the Day. Conrats MMMB!
Support & Volunteer
The GWHS Band Boosters run the football concession stand at all home games and they need your help. Anyone willing to donate their time can click the button below to sign up to help at any of the home games. The money raised from the concession stand will help the Band Boosters continue to help fund many aspects of the George Wythe & Scott Memorial Band Program. Please sign up below and help support our band program.
Class of 2017 - WCPS Graduation Dates
Congratulations to the Class of 2017! The Band wishes Abby Storms, Madison Brown, Jared Younger, Quinn Dove, Nicholas Meredith, Jennifer Clatterbuck, and Annie White the Best of Luck! You will be missed!
Wythe County Technology Center - Thursday, May 18th @ 7:00 PM
Rural Retreat HS - Friday, May 19th @ 6:00 PM
George Wythe HS - Friday, May 19th @ 8:00 PM
Fort Chiswell HS - Saturday, May 20nd @ 10:00 AM
Mighty Maroon Marching Band
As the school year is coming to a close, it is time to start preparing for our 2017-2018 George Wythe Mighty Maroon Marching Band! Clock the button below to get information on joining the MMMB for another great season as we go for a repeat Virginia Honor Band title. Color Guard & Percussion tryouts will by held on May 2nd, 3rd, & 4th after school until 5:30 PM in the GWHS Band Room.
Congrats to the 2017 Color Guard
Congratulations to Hannah (Co-Captain), Kaitya (Co-Captain), Ruby, Sierra, Haley, Kassie, Madison, Lexi, Kendra, & Bailey for making the 2017 Fall Color Guard. Thanks and good job to everyone who came to try out! The first Marching Band practice will be on Tuesday, May 23 after school from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The band picnic will follow right after.
Marching Band Percussion/Color Guard Tryouts
Color Guard & Percussion tryouts will by held on May 2nd, 3rd, & 4th after school until 5:30 PM in the GWHS Band Room for the 2017-2018 edition of the George Wythe Mighty Maroon Marching Band. The Band Picnic & First Practice has been moved to Tuesday, May 23rd from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM.
2017 Spring Band Concert
The 2017 Spring Band Concert will be held in the GWHS Auditorium on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 PM. There will be an awards ceremony starting at 6:00 PM. Come out and watch the SMMS 6th Grade Beginning Band, 7th Grade Band, GWHS Percussion Ensemble, & the GWHS Concert Band perform. Admission is to the concert is free. Band students are reminded to wear concert dress. 6th/7th Graders need to report to the Bard Room by 6:30 PM.
Mountain Empire Honor Band
The 2017 Mountain Empire Honor Band will be held this Thursday and Friday at Geroge Wythe High School. Selected students from Wythe, Bland, & Grayson Counties will practice Thursday afternoon, all day Friday, and perform a concert at 7:00 PM Friday night in the GWHS auditorium. Click the button below for a detailed schedule.
Virginia Honor Band
GWHS State Basketball Championship
The GWHS Band will travel to the Siegel Center (VCU) in Richmond this Thursday for the Boys' & GIrls' Basketball State Championship games. The Girls will play Parry McCluer High School @ 2:30 PM and the Boys will play Radford High School @ 4:30 PM. The bus for the game will leave at 7:30 AM and should return around 11:30 PM.
Indoor Competition - Sullivan South Results
Congratulations to the GWHS Indoor Drumline and Winter Guard for a strong showing at their first ever competition show at the Sullivan South High School this past Saturday. The Drumline finished 3rd & the Winter Guard placed 2nd in their class. Both groups will compete at Marion High School on March 25 before heading to championships on April 1st.
There will be a Pre-Assessment Concert on Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 PM at George Wythe High School. The George Wythe High School & Rural Retreat High School Concert Bands will perform in the auditorium followed by performances from the GWHS Winter Guard & Indoor Drumline in the gym. This concert will give the bands a chance to perform their 2017 Concert Assessment music in front of a live audience as well as get some feedback from two invited clinicians. Concert admission is free and everyone is invited to come watch.
Drumline & Winter Guard Schedule
For the remainder of the season, Winter Guard will practice at Spiller on Mondays and Fridays from 4 to 6 PM & Indoor Percussion will practice at George Wythe on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Drumline & Winter Guard will also practice on Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM at George Wythe High School. Battery Percussion 9:00 to 3:00 PM & Pit Percussion 12:00 to 3:00 PM. Drumline will also have a practice on February 27 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM.
Virginia Tech Honor Band Weekend
Selected Band Members will be heading to Virginia Tech on January 20, 2017 for the 20th Annual Virginia Tech Honor Band. Students will audition, be placed in a band, attend rehearsals & clinics, & perform a concert Sunday evening. A detailed information sheet and schedule is attached below. Congratulations to Jared Younger, Ethan Lamrouex, Kaitlyn Farthing, Sophie Saliba, Binal Patel, & Nick Meredith for being nominated to attend.
All-District Band Results
Congratulations to Abby Storms (Senior Symphonic), Binal Patel (Senior Concert), Ethan Lamrouex (Senior Concert), Sophie Saliba (Senior Concert), Kaitlyn Farthing (Senior Concert), Nicholas Meredith (Senior Concert), Scott Pakkidis (Senior Concert), Josh Blakenship (Senior Concert), Henry Hutzel (Senior Concert), Madeline Fowler (Senior Concert), Cortney Phaup (Junior Symphonic), Kevin Nguyen (Junior Concert), Justin Felts (Junior Symphonic), Katie Umbarger (Junior Concert), and Riley Keen (Junior Concert).
Playoff Game @ Sussex Central
On Saturday, December 3rd the Mighty Maroon Marching Band will travel to Sussex Central High School for the FB Semi-Finals Playoff Game. We will stop for lunch and dinner on the way to and from the game. Students will need to bring money for these stops.
Due to the game the band will not participate in the Wytheville Christmas Parade and will not have parade practice on Tuesday and Thursday. Indoor Drumline & Winter Guard schedules will adjust accordingly.