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.