Use these links to watch (and hear) the band perform!
2018-03-16 Assessment (Symphonic/Concert Band, received Superior Rating) (video courtesy of Dave Heller):
Competitions (Into the Matrix)
Football (Into the Matrix)
Marching Shows from Previous Years
Selected Concerts from Previous Years
We are looking forward to an incredible marching season in Fall 2018. All Marshall band students are welcome and encouraged to be in Marching Band. Students in Wind Symphony are required to participate in Marching Band unless they are playing a GCM Fall sport. Any GCM student who attends the Spring and Summer workshops starting May 17 is welcome in Colorguard. Spring dates, Summer band camp, Fall rehearsals, football games, and competitions are already on the calendar that you can find on this very website. Come join the excitement!
1. In order to register you must fill out this online form by May 30.
3. Then make the $100 deposit with the Charms system or with a check by June 1.
$250 more will be due by July 1.
An additional $50 fee will be due by September 28 for all band students (not just marchers).
This does not include the instrument rental fee for students who play school-owned instruments, which is listed in the registration packet emailed by Mr. Vesilind and due September 30.
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.
Spring Banquet 2018
Spring Fundraiser 2018
Marching 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
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
Thursday, March 8, 7 pm - Pre-Assessment Concert
Friday, March 16, 7:30 pm - Symphonic/Concert Band Assessment, Wakefield High School, 1325 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22206
Saturday, March 17, 2:40 pm - Wind Symphony Assessment, Wakefield High School, 1325 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22206
Thursday, May 24, 7 pm - Spring Concert
Sunday, May 27, 11 am - Jazz Band at Viva Vienna (Town Green)
Monday, May 28, 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
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.