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Pearl Harbor 2019

In December 2019, the Marching Statesmen visited Hawaii to march in the Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Parade, after hearing a personal address by a Pearl Harbor Day survivor, now 100 years old. The trip also included a moving visit to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, a performance at the U.S.S. Missouri, a bus tour of Oahu, a horizon-expanding visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center, snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, and a strenuous hike up the Diamond Head volcano. The Statesmen greatly appreciate all those who donated to help make this once-in-a-lifetime trip happen. You can see them in the parade and at the U.S.S. Missouri here.

Band Videos

Use these links to watch (and hear) the band perform!
(Right-click and Download, or watch them on your Smart-TV, to see them in their full HD/4K Glory !)

New
2019-12-07 Marching Band Marches in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, Honolulu, Hawaii (4K) *
2019-12-04 Marching Band Plays in Front of The USS Battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii (4K) *

2019-12-17 Marshall Symphonic/Concert Band & Wind Symphony Winter Concert (3K) *
(4-camera Special Edition with Enhanced Sound!)

2019-20 Season
2019-11-01 Marching Band Performs Valkyrie at Senior Night, Marshall v Edison (4K) *
(This is a special end-of-season video, courtesy of Miles Devlin !)

2019-10-05 Marching Band Highlights from Marshall v Herndon (4K+) *
(Extra video footage using a fancy lens and camera)

2019-10-26 Marching Band Performs Valkyrie at their VBODA Assessment (4K) *
2019-10-25 Marching Band Performs Valkyrie at 8th Grade Night, Marshall v Lee (4K) *

2019-10-23 Marshall Band Marches in the Vienna Halloween Parade (4K) *
(See everyone in Marching Band and Color Guard)

2019-10-25 Marshall Dance Team Performance from Marshall 8th Grade Night (4K) *

2019-10-18 Marching Band's Opening March before Homecoming Game (4K) *
(See everyone in Marching Band and Color Guard)

2019-10-18 Marching Band Performs Valkyrie at Homecoming Game, Marshall v Justice (4K) *
(This is a new version of the show !)

2019-10-18 Marshall Dance Team Performance from Homecoming Game, Marshall v Justice (4K) *

2019-10-12 Marching Band Performs Valkyrie in the Finals at the VMBC Shenandoah Valley Invitational (4K) *
(See Marshall receive their awards in the ceremony after the performance)

2019-10-12 Marching Band Performs Valkyrie in the Preliminaries at the VMBC Shenandoah Valley Invitational (4K) *

2019-10-05 Marching Band Performs Valkyrie at the BOA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship (4K) *
2019-10-05 U of M Band Performs at the BOA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship (4K)

2019-10-04 Marching Band Performs Valkyrie at the Marshall Hall of Fame Night (4K) *
2019-10-04 Marshall Dance Team Performance from Marshall Hall of Fame Night (4K) *

2019-09-28 Marching Band Performs Valkyrie at the VMBC NOVA Regional Copetition HD *
2019-09-28 Marching Band Performs Valkyrie at the VMBC NOVA Regional Copetition 4K *

2019-08-30 Marching Band First March To The Stadium HD *
2019-08-30 Marching Band First March To The Stadium 4K *

Concerts
2019-05-22 Percussion Ensemble / Jazz Band Spring Concert *
2019-05-23 Wind Symphony Spring Concert *
2019-05-23 Symphonic Band Spring Concert *
2018-12-13 Winter Concert *

Events
2019-05-26 Jazz Band Performing Caravan at ViVa! Vienna! *
Time Lapse: Loading The Trucks After A Competition *

Football (Pep Songs)
2018-10-05 Word Up (from rehearsal to field) *
2018-09-21 Marching In *
2018-10-05 Seven Nation Army *
2018-09-21 Rock 'n' Roll Part 2 (video courtesy of Kelly Sund)
2018-09-21 We're Not Going to Take It *
2018-10-05 Fight Song *
2018-09-21 Crazy Train *
2018-10-05 Whatever You Like *
2018-10-05 Marching Out, short version *
2018-10-05 Marching Out, full version *

Griffin vs. The Dancing Statesmen *

Football & Competitions (Invasion)
2018-11-1 Senior Night Football Game (video courtesy of Kent and Larry Van Doren)
2018-11-3 VBODA Marching Assessment: Superior ratings in all categories by all judges *
2018-10-27 Shenandoah Regional Competition *
2018-10-19 Homecoming Football Game *
2018-10-13 Lynchburg Classic Competition: *
     First Place in Group 6 (won all the individual awards for Group 6)
     ... Best Music, Best General Effect, Best Visual, Best Percussion, and Best Colorguard
     Grand Champion of the upper bands (earned the highest score in Groups 4, 5, and 6)
2018-09-29 Marine Corps Invitational Competition: first place in Group V Open *

Marching Shows from Previous Years
2017-11-04 Into the Matrix Performed at Maryland US Bands Regional Championship *
2016-10-28 Haunted (video courtesy of Craig French)
2015-10-10 Seasons (video courtesy of Craig French)
2014-10-25 iDependence (video courtesy of Craig French)
2013-10-26 Salem (video courtesy of Craig French)

Selected Concerts from Previous Years
2018-03-17 Assessment (Wind Symphony, received Superior Rating) *
2018-03-16 Assessment (Symphonic/Concert Band, received Superior Rating) (video courtesy of Dave Heller):
     Aces of the Air
     Nevermore
     Cajun Folk Songs
2018-03-08 Pre-Assessment *
2017-12-07 Winter:
     Whither Must I Wander and A Celebration of Hanukkah (Symphonic/Concert Band) (video courtesy of Dave Heller)
     Carmina Burana (Titles) (Wind Symphony with Choir and Orchestra) *
     Carmina Burana (2nd Camera) (Wind Symphony with Choir and Orchestra) *
2017-03-18 Vesuvius (Wind Symphony) (video courtesy of Craig French)
2015-12-10 Star Wars Trilogy (Wind Symphony) (video courtesy of Craig French)

(* video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

Overview of the Year for Parents

BPO President Tracy McHone's presentation from August 14, 2018 is posted here

Sponsors

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2019-20 Concerts

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


2019-2020 Schedule

Tuesday, December 17, 7 pm - Winter Concert

Thursday, March 12, 7 pm - Pre-Assessment Concert

Friday or Saturday, March 20-21, time TBD - Symphonic/Concert Band Assessment, location TBD

Friday or Saturday, March 20-21, time TBD - Wind Symphony Assessment, location TBD

Wednesday, May 6, 7 pm - Jazz & Percussion Concert

Thursday, May 14, 7 pm - Spring Concert

Sunday, May 24, 11 am - Jazz Band at Viva Vienna (Town Green)

Monday, May 25, 2 pm - Falls Church Memorial Day Parade (along Park Ave from N West St to Little Falls St) (Marching Statesmen have won the Best High School Marching Band award for the last six years in a row)


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

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

Marshall & Music

Principal Litz, Guitar Director Matthew Kulikosky, Choir Director Kelli Pierson, Band Director Paul Vesilind, and Orchestra Director Catherine Bond rock out on "Broken" by Seether and "Misery Business" by Paramore, at An Evening with the Statesmen Guitars on May 9, 2017.

 

In 2015, 2016, and 2017, the Virginia Music Educators Association awarded Marshall a Blue Ribbon, with the criteria being "Superior performance as evidenced by the district festival rating from each of the top performing groups of each ensemble taught at the school (band, choir, and orchestra)."

When not playing music, Marshall band students concentrate on top-notch academics. Marshall High School, part of Fairfax County Public Schools, is an IB World School where, in 2014, 92% of graduates went on to post-secondary education and 20% of graduates earned the International Baccalaureate Diploma.  Students from all over Fairfax County come to take advanced and technical courses at the Marshall Academy "school within a school."

Instrumental music instruction begins in the fourth grade for strings, and the fifth grade for band, at the elementary schools in the Marshall pyramid. The music offerings at Marshall include two concert bands, jazz band, marching band, percussion ensemble, indoor drumline, flute choir, four orchestral ensembles, five choruses, guitar, piano, and IB music. The music department and auditorium were renovated in 2013, and the new band room is spectacular.

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Get in touch

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

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

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