Upcoming Events

April 18, 2017

Band Booster Meeting

Tuesday, 7:30 PM, GWHS

April 20-21, 2017

Mountain Empire Honor Band

Thursday-Friday, GWHS

April 27, 2017

Spring Band Concert

6th & 7th Grade, HS/8th Concert Band, & Percussion Ensemble

Thursday, 7:00 PM, GWHS

May 1, 2017

Drum Major Tryouts

Monday, 3:30 - 5:30 PM, GWHS

May 2-4, 2017

Percussion/Color Guard Tryouts

Tuesday-Thursday, 3:30 - 5:30 PM, GWHS

May 15, 2017

Band Booster Meeting

Monday, 7:00 PM, GWHS

May 16, 2017

1st MB Practice

Tuesday, 3:30 - 5:30 PM, GWHS

Band Picnic

Tuesday, 6:00 PM, GWHS

May 19, 2017

GWHS Graduation 

Friday, 8:00 PM, GWHS

May 23, 2017

Last Day of School

Tuesday, 12:00 PM, WCPS

Indoor Competitions

Powdersville HS
Greenville, SC
Sullivan South HS
Kingsport, TN
Marion Senior HS
Marion, VA 
Sullivan North HS
Kingsport, TN

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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

Mountain Empire Honor Band/Color Guard & Drumline Tryouts 

The Mountain Empire Honor Band will be this Thursday, April 20th & Friday, April 21st at GWHS. See a detailed schedule of times below. Color Guard & Percussion tryouts will by held on May 2nd, 3rd, & 4th after school until 5:30 PM in the GWHS Band Room. 

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. 

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. 

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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