Upcoming Events

May 25, 2017

Last Day of School

Thursday, 12:00 PM, WCPS

June 3, 2017

Band Car Wash

Saturday, 9:00-3 PM, Direct Dodge

June 8, 2017

Marching Band Practice

Saturday, GWHS Band Room

Brass - 1-2:30 PM

Woodwinds - 2:30-4 PM

Color Guard - 2-5 PM

Percussion - 5:30-7 PM

2017 MB Competitions

Tennessee HS10/7/17
George Wythe HS
Richlands HS
Lord Botetourt HS
North Davidson HS

2017 Football Games

Away @ Radford
Away @ Fort Chiswell
Marion Home9/8/17
Chilhowie Home
Galax Home
Bland Home
Away @ Grayson
Rural Retreat Home

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Director of Bands


Website Administrator 


George Wythe High School

#1 Maroon Way

Wytheville, VA 24382

Phone: (276)228-3981

Fax: (276) 228-4124

Scott Memorial Middle School

950 South 7th Street  

Wytheville, VA 24382

Phone: (276) 228-2851

Fax: (276) 228-8261

Important Info

Congrats to the 2017 GW MMMB Drum Major

Congratulations to Binal Patel for becoming the 2017 GW Mighty Maroon Marching Band Drum Major. Great job to all the other candidates that tried out.  

1st Practice & Band Picnic 

The 1st Marching Band Practice of the season will be on Tuesday, May 23rd from 4 to 6 PM followed by a mandatory parent meeting and the 3rd annual band picnic. Boys need to bring cookies & girls need to bring chips. The $50 Band Camp deposit is due by Tuesday.


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. 

CIPA Championships

Congratulations to the GWHS Indoor Drumline and Winter Guard for a great end to a wonderful season at Sullivan North High School this past Saturday. The Drumline finished 3rd in their class and Winter Guard finished 2nd.  Great job on your inaugural season!

Blizzicane of Champions

Congratulations to the GWHS Indoor Drumline and Winter Guard for a strong showing at their second competition show at the Marion Senior High School this past Saturday. The Drumline & Winter Guard placed 2nd in their classes. Both groups will compete at Sullivan North High School for championships on April 1st.

Virginia Honor Band

Congratulations to the GWHS Concert Band for receiving a Superior Rating at State Concert Assessment on Thursday. With this rating combined with their Superior Rating at State Marching Assessment this past fall, the GWHS Concert Band is now a Virginia Honor Band. This is the second time the band has received this honor in the school's history. 

VBODA District VII Concert Assessment  

The GWHS Concert Band will travel to Virginia High School on Thursday to participate in the VBODA District VII Concert Assessment. Band Members will meet in the Band Room at the start of school and should be back around 4:30 PM. After earning a superior at State Marching Assessment, the GW Band has a shot to become a Virginia Honor Band if they were to earn a superior at Concert Assessment. 

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.

Pre-Assessment Concert

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.

VBODA District VII All-District Band 

VBODA District VII All-District Band is being held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA on Friday, February 3 & Saturday, February 4, 2017. A detailed schedule and information sheet is linked to the button below. Congratulations to all the GWHS & SMMS Band Students who have been selected to attend!

Powdersville Indoor Qualifier 

The GWHS Indoor Drumline & Winter Guard will be traveling to Greenville, South Carolina for the Indoor Qualifier at Powdersville High School this Saturday, January 28, 2017. Roll Call for Winter Guard is 10:00 AM & 10:30 AM for Drumline. We should arrive back at GWHS around 1:00 AM. See a detailed schedule by clicking the button below. 


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. 


Drumline & Winter Guard Updated Schedule

Click the button below to access the updated Indoor Schedule for the month of January 2017. The Drumline will practice at George Wythe High School & the Winter Guard will practice at Scott Memorial Middle School.


Winter Break Indoor Schedule 

The GWHS Indoor Drumline & Winter Guard practice schedule for Winter Break is as follows: Monday, Dec 19th - Both Groups 3:30-5:30 PM; Tuesday, Dec 20th - Drumline Only 12:30-3:30 PM; Wednesday, Dec 21st - Both Groups 12-6 PM; Wednesday, Dec 28th - Both Groups 12-6 PM 


2016 Winter Band Concert

On Thursday, December 15th the 6th Grade Beginning Band, 7th Grade Band, GWHS Percussion Ensemble, & GWHS/8th Grade Concert Band will perform their Winter Concert @ 7:00 PM in the GWHS Auditorium. 6th/7th Graders need to report to the GWHS Band Room by 6:20 PM and the HS/8th Grade Concert Band Members by 6:30 PM. The dress code for the bands will be black dress shoes, black pants, white button up shirt, & black tie for gentlemen and for ladies black shoes with a white top with black skirt/dress pants. 

All-District Band Results 

VBODA District VII All-District Band Auditions were held at John Battle High School in Washington County on December 10, 2016. Great job to every student who tried out! 

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. 

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