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2018 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 31 - Marshall vs. McLean

Friday, September 21 - Marshall vs. Falls Church (GCM Hall of Fame)

Friday, October 5 - Marshall vs. Annandale

Friday, October 19 - Marshall vs. Lee (Homecoming)

Friday, November 2 - Marshall vs. Wakefield (Senior Night)


Competitions (expect admission charges greater than $10)

Saturday, September 29 - USBands Marine Corps Invitational, Navy-Marine Corps Stadium (304 Farragut Rd, Annapolis, 21401), Statesmen perform at TBD

Saturday, October 13 - VMBC Lynchburg Classic, Lynchburg City Stadium (3176 Fort Ave, Lynchburg, 24501), Statesmen perform at TBD

Saturday, October 27 - VMBC Shenandoah Regional, Dominion HS (21326 Augusta Dr, Sterling, 20164), Statesmen perform at TBD

Saturday, Nov 3 - VBODA Assessment, Liberty HS (6300 Independence Ave, Bealeton, 22712), Statesmen perform at TBD



Wednesday, October 24 - Vienna Halloween Parade (down Maple Ave from Branch Rd to Center St), parade steps off at 7 pm

Monday, May 27, 2019 - 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 five years in a row)

Past GCM Band Performances

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



2017-12-07 Winter:

    Whither Must I Wander and A Celebration of Hanukkah (Symphonic/Concert Band) (video courtesy of Dave Heller)

    Carmina Burana (Wind Symphony with Choir and Orchestra) (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2018-03-08 Pre-Assessment (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2018-03-16 Assessment (Symphonic/Concert Band, received Superior Rating) (video courtesy of Dave Heller):

    Aces of the Air


    Cajun Folk Songs

2018-03-17 Assessment (Wind Symphony, received Superior Rating) (video courtesy of Kent Elkins):  


Competitions (Into the Matrix)

2017-09-23 Herndon US Bands NV Regional (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2017-10-21 Assessment (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2017-10-28 Annapolis US Bands Marine Corps Invitational (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2017-11-04 Maryland US Bands Regional Championship (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)


Football (Into the Matrix)

2017-09-15 Herndon (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2017-09-28 Jeb Stuart (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2017-10-13 George Mason-Homecoming (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)

2017-10-27 Edison-Senior Night (video courtesy of Kent Elkins)


Marching Shows from Previous Years

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

2017-3-18 Vesuvius (Wind Symphony) (video courtesy of Craig French)

2015-12-10 Star Wars Trilogy (Wind Symphony) (video courtesy of Craig French)

Marching Forms and Fees

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.

2. Then return the Emergency Care form and Medication Authorization form to the band office by May 31.

3. Then make the $100 deposit with the Charms system or with a check by June 1. Note: In August 2018, some problems have been reported with Charms not taking payments with Chrome or Internet Explorer. If that happens, please try clearing your cookies, or try a different browser such as Edge, Firefox, or Safari. If you have problems using Charms, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

$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.

4. Keep updated with our calendar on this website. Instructions on how to merge our calendar with yours are here, and also in the registration packet emailed by Mr. Vesilind.

This Website is Mobile-Friendly

Try us on your phone! To add the Marshall Band calendar to your iPhone/iOS Device, please use your iPhone/Device to click on this link. iOS should prompt you to Add the Calendar. If it doesn't, or if you want to add the Band calendar to your Google calendar, please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to be sent detailed instructions.

Also, we often post great photos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gcmbpo/  Like us!


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 band and colorguard family to volunteer a minimum of 5 shifts plus Tag Day throughout the marching season.

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 Day Volunteers 2018



Competition Volunteers 2018



Tag Day Parent Volunteers 2018



Band Camp Lunches and Parent Coffee 2018



Uniform Measurement and Fitting 2018



 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

Want the high school website? Marshall

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