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Uniform Fitting: Date Change

The August 19 Freshman/Sophomore Uniform Fitting has been changed to August 22, 6:30-9:00 pm.

Measuring/Fitting Nights (Not Colorguard; Your Uniforms will be Handled Separately)--Wear Compression Shorts

  • Friday (8/9/19) 6:30-9:00 pm – Returning Marchers (bring last year's marching shoes)
  • Wednesday (8/14/19) 6:30-8:00 pm – Measuring Night for Freshman and All Students New to Marching. Also, Parent Meeting 7:00-8:00 pm.
  • Thursday (8/15/19) 6:30-9:00 pm – Juniors/Seniors Fitting Night
  • Thursday (8/22/19) – 6:30-9:00 pm – Freshman/Sophomores Fitting Night

Please click here for lots more information about uniforms.

If you have any questions about uniforms, please contact the Uniform Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pearl Harbor Tee Shirt & 2019 Trip

August Pearl Harbor Newsletter

July Pearl Harbor Newsletter

June Pearl Harbor Newsletter

May Pearl Harbor Newsletter

April Pearl Harbor Newsletter

March Pearl Harbor Newsletter

February Pearl Harbor Newsletter

If you wish to donate to support the Pearl Harbor trip, thank you! Please click here.

The Marching Statesmen will represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Pearl Harbor Parade in Hawaii on December 7, 2019. Click here for the commitment form and introductory information. Click here to see the Powerpoint from the interest meeting on November 29, 2018. You must march to join us on the trip. We welcome new students to join the Marching Statesmen as either musicians or colorguard. Marching band is considered extracurricular; thus, you do NOT need to enroll in a band class. Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.

Online shirt sales are currently closed, but you can contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to purchase from our current stock, and support the trip.

Drop Off Old Clothes Sep 14; Send Band to Pearl Harbor

You can help the Marching Statesmen get to Hawaii to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in December. On Saturday, September 14, between 10 am and 2 pm, please bring used "soft" goods including old clothes, shoes, hats, mittens, scarves, ties, socks, nylons, underwear, belts, towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, curtains, tablecloths, purses, wallets, backpacks, bags, fanny packs, and even stuffed animals to the Marshall parking lot to donate to Savers (Unique thrift store), who will pay the band to collect and deliver it. All those items can go in the same bag!

We can also take the following if they are smaller than 18" x 18" x 18" in size in all directions: toys, games, puzzles, jewelry, crafts, mugs, pots, pans, candles, pictures, frames, utensils, small garden tools, china cups, vases, dishes, cutlery, stuffed animals, glassware, silverware, stemware, baskets, ornaments, hand tools, small electrical items, toasters, radio, power tools, irons, blenders, mixers, small stereos, CD players, and small sporting goods. These items must go in a bag or box separate from the soft goods listed above.

Sorry, no books, CDs, DVDs, furniture, or anything bigger than a breadbox that is not a "soft" good from the list above!

Summer is ending, so as you put away those warm-weather clothes, please bring us the outgrown and no-longer-loved ones. Clear out your closets! We hope that every band member will bring at least one yard-trash bagful, and that everyone going to Hawaii will bring 10 yard-trash bagfuls. This is a fast and easy way to finish up fundraising for Pearl Harbor. Ask your friends and neighbors to donate their discards also, and bring them along. Donations are tax-deductible and we will have receipts to give out.

Please sign up here to help with this fundraiser: SignUpGenius

Band Fee Due; Online Payment Change

We can no longer pay band fees online with Charms. Please click here for new instructions on how to pay online. Checks dropped off in the locked box in the band room are also always a good choice. The marching band fee is $350. You probably paid $100 at the beginning of June, and the remaining $250 was due July 1. Please pay it now if you are in arrears.

If you have any questions about payment, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2019 Marching Shows

We invite all our family, friends, and neighbors to join us at a performance of the Marching Statesmen at a home football game, or a competition, or a parade.

 

Home Football Games (all games begin at 7:00 pm in the stadium behind Marshall High School; $5 admission)

Friday, August 30 - Marshall vs. Madison

Friday, October 4 - Marshall vs. 

Friday, October 18 - Marshall vs. (Homecoming)

Friday, October 25 - Marshall vs. 

Friday, November 1 - Marshall vs. 

 

 

Competitions (expect admission charges)

Saturday, September 28 - VMBC Northern Virginia Regional, Statesmen perform at TBD

Saturday, October 5 - BOA UMD, Statesmen perform at TBD

Saturday, October 12 - VMBC Shenandoah Regional, tentative address Dominion HS (21326 Augusta Dr, Sterling, 20164), Statesmen perform at TBD

Saturday, October 26 - VBODA Assessment, Statesmen perform at TBD

 

Parades

Wednesday, October 23 - Vienna Halloween Parade (down Maple Ave from Branch Rd to Center St), parade steps off at 7 pm

Monday, May 25, 2020 - Falls Church Memorial Day Parade (down Park Ave from N West St to Little Falls St), parade steps off at 2 pm (Marching Statesmen have won the Best High School Marching Band award for the last six years in a row)

Watch GCM Band Performances Online

Use these links to watch (and hear) the band perform!  

Concerts
2019-05-22 Percussion Ensemble / Jazz Band Spring Concert (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)
2019-05-23 Wind Symphony Spring Concert (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)
2019-05-23 Symphonic Band Spring Concert (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)
2018-12-13 Winter Concert (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

Events
2019-05-26 Jazz Band Performing Caravan at ViVa! Vienna! (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)
Time Lapse: Loading The Trucks After A Competition (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)  

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

Griffin vs. The Dancing Statesmen (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)  

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 (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)
2018-10-27 Shenandoah Regional Competition (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)
2018-10-19 Homecoming Football Game (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)
2018-10-13 Lynchburg Classic Competition: (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)
    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 (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)   

Marching Shows from Previous Years
2017-11-04 Into the Matrix Performed at Maryland US Bands Regional Championship (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)
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) (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)  
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 (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)
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) (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)
    Carmina Burana (2nd Camera) (Wind Symphony with Choir and Orchestra) (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)
2017-3-18 Vesuvius (Wind Symphony) (video courtesy of Craig French)
2015-12-10 Star Wars Trilogy (Wind Symphony) (video courtesy of Craig French)

Mobile-Friendly Site

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Volunteering

The band could not function without the time and effort provided by parents (click here to see parents and students in action). 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 band and colorguard family to volunteer a minimum of 5 shifts plus Tag Day throughout the year.

We need some Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs. Can you organize and direct people? Please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. soon so we can put you to work, er...help you find your niche. If you can't be a leader at this present time, please read through the SignUpGenii below and sign up to be a helper.

 

Game Days

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Tag Day (Sep 7)

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Uniform Measuring & Fitting

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Band Camp Lunches & Parent Coffee

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Ragnar for Pearl Harbor

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Pearl Harbor Fundraising

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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!).

 

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.

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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