GCM's music department spring trip will be to Orlando on April 13-17, 2018. Students will miss school on April 13 and 17 (April 16 is a student holiday), and will need to arrange with their teachers in advance to make up missed work. A student attendee of this trip four years ago loved it. But, this wonderful experience doesn't come cheap. Students' cost will be $850. A $200 nonrefundable deposit, plus this commitment form, was due October 27. The second payment of $200 was due December 1. The third payment of $200 was due January 19. The final payment of $250 is due Friday, February 16. These fees can be paid by placing a check made out to Marshall High School in the locked box in the band room, or on Charms.
Chaperones were notified by email from the band director on January 16. Chaperones' cost will be $425. If you were selected as a chaperone, your first payment of $200 (per chaperone) was due on January 19. Your final payment of $225 is due Friday, February 16. These fees can be paid by placing a check made out to Marshall High School in the locked box in the band room, or on Charms.
Parents, we miss seeing you in the bleachers! Come join the Band Parents Organization (BPO) board at a parent social before the pre-assessment concert on Thursday, March 8. Drop your child off and come join us to catch up.
BPO Parent Social
Thursday, March 8
At 6:30 pm, we'll provide a brief update on Spring activities and share opportunities to volunteer this year and next.
The French Family (Fall 2016)
The Vives-Hogan Family (Fall 2016)
The Catterton Family (Fall 2016)
The Castillo Family (Spring 2017)
The band could not function without the time and effort provided by parents. We are all volunteers, and we need your help. On the SignUpGeniuses below, please sign up early and often.The BPO and Band Program expect each family to volunteer a minimum of 5 shifts plus Tag Day throughout the marching season.
Band Banquet 2017
Prop Building Volunteers 2017
Game Volunteers 2017 (Concessions, Uniforms, Pit Crew, Prop Crew)
Competition & Parade Volunteers 2017-18 (Truckers, Uniforms, Pit Crew, Prop Crew)
Tag Day Parent Volunteers—September 9, 2017
Marching Uniform Measurement & Fitting 2017
Band Camp Lunches 2017
Are you looking forward to seeing the band in their new uniforms? Did you know that a new band uniform costs $585? We need to get those reserves restocked. Save the date for our fall fundraiser, Tag Day: Saturday, September 9.
Every band student (marcher or not) is expected to participate all day, and at least one parent from every band family is expected to participate at least half the day.This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Parent volunteers can sign up here:
Tag Day Parent Volunteers
We invite all our family, friends, and neighbors to join us at a performance of the George C. Marshall Bands.
Wednesday, December 6, 7 pm - Winter Concert (rehearsal 3-4:30 pm, call time 6:30 pm dressed)
Thursday, March 8, 7 pm - Pre-Assessment Concert
Friday, March 16-Saturday, March 17, times & location TBD - District 12 Band Assessment
Tuesday, March 20, 7 pm - Area Band Pyramid Concert (not all Marshall bands will participate)
Thursday, May 24, 7 pm - Spring Concert
Sunday, May 27, 11 am - Jazz Band at Viva Vienna (likely but not confirmed)
Monday, May 28, 2 pm - Falls Church Memorial Day Parade (along Park Ave) (likely but not confirmed)
Unless otherwise noted, performances take place in the...
George C. Marshall High School Auditorium
7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043