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Marshall Players Debut at Kennedy Center

Three Marshall band students played at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage on June 1, 2017, as part of the NSO Youth Fellows, a National Symphony Orchestra training program for young instrumentalists. Congratulations to Christina French, Diego Stine, and Shannon Prescott. You can view their performance here.

Honor Band Again!

We did it! Unanimous Superior ratings! We are a Virginia Honor Band for the fourth year in a row. When the Wind Symphony got unanimous Superior ratings (the highest score) at the Concert Assessment on March 18, 2017, that was the second half of earning Honor Band status. This listener thought the band sounded professional on these Grade 6 (Advanced+) numbers. Click here to listen to the program:

We jumped the first hurdle to Honor Band status when we earned unanimous Superior ratings from all the judges at the Marching Assessment on October 22, 2016. That performance marked the conclusion of a very successful marching season where we won our first competition, came in second in the next competition, and entered a Bands of America competition for the first time. Please click here to view the very windy Superior Marching Assessment, and see for yourself why the judges were blown away.


Overview of the Year for Parents

You can see Band Parents Organization President Cece Hallisey's presentation from August 23, 2016 here.

Marchers Owe $200 by Jun 30

If you already paid $300 for your child to march this Fall, you are done paying until band camp, when you will need to buy marching shoes for new marchers and pay a nominal fee for a section shirt. If you have only paid the $100 deposit so far, then another $200 is due June 30. If you pay by Charms, you don't even need to get up from your chair in front of the computer if you know your Charms password (your child's student ID for new students) and have a credit card. See below for other ways to pay, and for the link to instructions on using Charms.


Join the Marching Statesmen as they step their way to the 5th consecutive year as a Virginia Honor Band (half the award is earned by getting unanimous Superior ratings at the Marching Assessment on October 21, the other half by getting unanimous Superior ratings at the Concert Assessment on March 16 or 17)!  If you want to march in the Fall, a $100 deposit it due by June 2. $200 more will be due June 30. Or, you can pay all $300 by June 2. 

Percussion, pit, and colorguard start band camp on August 7; everyone else starts band camp August 14. The first football game is August 25, before school even starts, at home against Madison. Summer band camp and Fall rehearsals, football games, and competitions are already on the calendar that you can find on this very website. Come join the excitement and be the first to ever wear your uniform. You can pay by cash, check or Charms. You can find links to more information and the forms below (or just look at Documents and Charms under the Parents tab above).



We enthusiastically thank our sponsors!  The sponsors below have donated at least $500 to be displayed here for a year. Please click on the links and give them some business. Your family or business can be a sponsor too. Ask our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how.



The French Family (Fall 2016)



The Vives-Hogan Family (Fall 2016)



The Catterton Family (Fall 2016)



The Castillo Family (Spring 2017)

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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. If you do not see a SignUpGenius link fitting your talents or interests, please contact our BPO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Some of these jobs are also appropriate for grandparents, siblings, friends, or even band members (think service hours!).

Actually, our BPO would like to retire. They are willing to continue on for one more year if necessary, but would love someone to step up now and volunteer to take on the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary roles, if not starting immediately, then with a promise to do it the year after next. At a minimum, we need some people to volunteer now to be the Nominating Committee to make an attempt to find additional volunteers. Please contact our BPO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Middle School Assessment 2017 (for parents; student helper sign-ups posted in the hall)


If you aren't available in the time slots we have a couple of additional needs. Please let our BPO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.know if one of these is something you can do:
- Order and arrange food delivery for Judge's hospitality room (coffee, snacks, meals) and Directors (coffee, snacks)
- Make a Costco run for Concessions food on Wednesday or Thursday


District Band Auditions 2017



Marching Banquet 2016



Concessions and Football Games 2016



Competitions 2016




Tag Day 2016



Band Camp Lunches 2016



Blitz Day May 7, 2016

Student SignUpGenius

Parent SignUpGenius


Indoor Drumline February-April 2016



Concert Uniform Fitting and Alterations November-December 2015



Marching Banquet November 2015



Concessions and Football Games 2015




2016-17 Concerts

We invite all our family, friends, and neighbors to join us at a performance of the George C. Marshall Bands.


2016-2017 Schedule

Thursday, December 8, 7 pm - Winter Concert

Thursday, March 9, 7 pm - Pre-Assessment Concert

Friday, March 17, 6:50 pm - Concert Band Assessment at Washington and Lee High School (1301 N Stafford St, Arlington, 22201)

Saturday, March 18, 3:20 pm - Wind Symphony Assessment at Washington and Lee High School (1301 N Stafford St, Arlington, 22201)

Thursday, May 25, 7 pm - Spring Concert

Sunday, May 28, 11 am - Jazz Band at Viva Vienna

Monday, May 29, 2 pm - Falls Church Memorial Day Parade (along Park Ave)


Unless otherwise noted, performances take place in the...

George C. Marshall High School Auditorium
7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA  22043


Fundraising 2017

Spring is coming, and young band members' hearts are turning to thoughts of ... fundraising. Well, actually, that is probably only the band parents, because we have depleted our reserves to pay for the new uniforms. Did you know that a new band uniform costs $585? Last year we got the new hats, which the band proudly wore this Fall, and next Fall we will have them in their whole uniforms. But, we need to get those reserves restocked. So, here's our spring fundraiser!

The Marshall Band students ​are ​now selling ​tickets ​for a drawing on June 8th. ​For $5, you get not only a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card, a GoPro HERO4 Silver Action Camera, an Amazon Echo, or a night at the Ritz Carlton​, but also the satisfaction of helping the Marching Statesmen, a Virginia Honor Band​. You need not be present to win.​ 

Thank you to everyone who has already bought tickets from a band student, or in front of a local business on May 6!

We ​currently offer ​2​ ways to buy ticket​s, until May 31:

  • From a band student you know
  • Online (via Paypal, credit card or debit card), at marshallband.org. Click on "Donate Today!" and then you will see the Donate button. You can put a ​note in the remarks that it is for tickets (but when in doubt, we are giving tickets)​.

Tickets are $5, or 5 for $20. Thank you for your support! Questions? ​Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Get in touch

Have a music or performance question? Ask the Band Director: Paul Vesilind

Want to get involved or have a fundraising question? Contact the Band Parents Organization: President

Ask a website question: Webmaster

Need to send us something?  Mail it to:

Marshall High School Band
7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

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