The Winter Guard will practice on Friday, March 24th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and on the morning of the Marion Competition. They will also practice during Spring Break on Friday, March 31st from 11 AM to 6 PM. Indoor Drumline will practice Thursday & Friday, March 23/24 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM and next week on Thursday & Friday, March 30/31 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM.
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.