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Our trip company, Kaleidoscope Adventures, has recovered funds from all but one vendor. This particular vendor was hard hit with everything shutting down and applied for a bailout loan which is still processing. The plan is to do one refund payment, which must go through the boosters and then the boosters will do a single refund check to families. After that has been completed, the insurance claim can proceed.
Jan. 31st - Feb. 1st, 2020
Congratulations to Josh Blankenship (Senior Symphonic), Katie Umbarger (Senior Concert), Kevin Nguyen (Senior Concert), Sarah Bell (Junior Symphonic), Megan Kirby (Junior Concert), Sam Wilner (Junior Concert), & Christal Clarke (Junior Symphonic) for traveling to the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA to participate in All-District Band.
January 24th-26th, 2020
Virginia Tech Honor Band
Congratulations to Kevin Nguyen, Justin Ritz, Madelyn Snow, and Landon Ferguson for making Virginia Tech Honor Band. The four will travel to the campus of Virginia Tech on Friday, January 24th where they will audition and be placed in one of four concert bands. They will then practice and perform a concert on Sunday, January 26th
January 18th, 2020
Virginia H.S. Qualifier
The George Wythe High School Winter Guard participated in their season qualifier and opening competition this past Saturday, January 18th at Virginia High School in Bristol, VA. The guard placed 4th out of 8 other Winter Guards.
December 7th, 2019
All-District Band Auditions
Congratulations to Josh Blankenship (Senior Symphonic), Katie Umbarger (Senior Concert), Kevin Nguyen (Senior Concert), Sarah Bell (Junior Symphonic), Megan Kirby (Junior Concert), Sam Wilner (Junior Concert), & Christal Clarke (Junior Symphonic) for making All-District Band.
November 19th, 2019
Winter Guard/Jazz Band
Jazz Band practice will start after school this coming Tuesday, November 19th and continue to meet each Tuesday. Winter Guard Open Spin will start on Wednesday, November 20th until 5:30 PM and meet each Wednesday.
Anyone interested in participating in either group is welcome to come.
November 2nd, 2019
Pulaski Co. Band Competition
The MMMB traveled to Pulaski County High School in Pulaski, VA Saturday, November 2nd to finish up their competition season. They finished 2nd Place in General Effect, Music, Drum Major, & Percussion and 1st Place in Marching & Color Guard.
They placed 2nd Place in Class 3A with a Superior.
October 26th, 2019
William Byrd Competition
The MMMB traveled to Vinton, VA on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 to compete in the William Byrd H.S. Blue Ridge Festival of Bands. The band received 2nd Place in Drum Major, Color Guard, Percussion, General Effect, Marching, & Music. The came in 2nd in Class 3A will a Superior Rating. Congrats!
October 19th, 2019
Lord Botetourt Competition
The MMMB traveled to Dalesville, VA on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 to compete in the Lord Botetourt Cavalier Classic. The band received 1st Place Percussion, 2nd Place Guard, 2nd Color Guard, 2nd Place Marching, 2nd Place Music, 3rd Place Drum Major, 3rd Place General Effect, & 2nd Place Overall in Class 2A-2. Congrats!
September 28th, 2019
Glenvar Band Competition
The MMMB traveled to Glenvar High School in Salem, VA on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 to compete in the Celtic Classic Band Competition. Out of 5 Bands, GW MMMB placed 2nd Place in Guard & Music, as well as 3rd Place in Marching, General Effect, and Overall in 3A. They also received a Superior Rating.
August 28th, 2019
Beginning Band Instruments
Any 6th Grade Band Member who ordered an instrument through Dominion Music will receive their instrument on Wednesday, August 28th in class.
Please talk to or email Mr. Wilner if you are still in need of advice on obtaining an instrument if you have yet to do so.
August 23rd, 2019
The 2019 Show Shirts have been ordered. Every member in Marching Band will receive one as a part of their Band Camp Fee.
Shirts come in Neon Orange, Neon Yellow, and Neon Green.
August 22nd, 2019
Meet the Maroons
Meet the Maroons will be held Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the GWHS Football Stadium. Band Members will attend after their normal 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM After School Practice. The event should end between 7:15 - 7:30 PM.
July 29th, 2019
Band Camp 2019
The Mighty Maroon Marching Band Camp is Monday, July 29th through Thursday, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM & Friday, August 2nd, 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM @ George Wythe High School.
We will start each bright and early each morning on the Band Practice Field (across from the Central Office Building).
July 26th, 2019
Pool Party & DCI
The GWHS Marching Band Pool Party will be Friday, July 26th from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM at Evansham. Boys bring chips and Girls bring desserts.
Sunday we will be leaving for the DCI @ 1:00 PM. We will be back late & will message updates on the way back.
July 16th, 2019
Summer MB Practices
Due to the renovation, Summer MB Practices will not start until July 16th. Starting July 16th, we will practice every Tuesday and Wednesday until Pre-Camp. Rookie Marching is 12 to 1 PM, Winds (Brass and Woodwinds) from 1:30 to 3 PM, & Percussion\Guard from 2 to 4 PM.
May 30th, 2019
The 5th Annual Mighty Maroon Marching Band Picnic will take place on Thursday, May 30th, 2019. There will be no after school practice, just a brief Parent\Guardian meeting in the Stadium at 5:30 PM and then by the Picnic at 6:00 PM @ the Football Concession Stand. Girls are requested to bring cookies while Guys bring a bag of chips.
May 24th, 2019
George Wythe High School Graduation will take place on Friday, May 24th, 2019 at the Wythe County APEX Center. Band students may either report to the APEX Center by 6:45 PM or meet at GWHS by 6:25 PM to catch the bus over. Graduation is required for all 8th Grade\HS Band Students. Congrats GWHS Graduates!
The Band Program wishes Sophie Saliba, Haley Aikens, Charlie Jones, Ross Brown, Binal Patel, Ruby Archer, Madison Fowler, and Kassie Hackler the best of luck!
May 21st, 2019
Spring Band Concert
The Spring Band Concert is on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 @ 7:00 PM in the Spiller Elementary School Gym. 6th Grade Beginning Band, 7th Grade Band, & the High School\8th Grade Concert Band will be performing. Check the Ensemble Pages for the Student Dress Code. Admission is Free!
April 25th & 26th, 2019
Mountain Empire Honor Band
The 2018 Mountain Empire Honor Band will take place on Thursday, April 25th & Friday, April 26th at Fort Chiswell High School. GWHS Band Members will leave GWHS Thursday afternoon during 4th Block and return to GWHS around 8:30 PM. They will leave GWHS on Friday morning and return after the Concert which starts at 5:30 PM.
March 23rd & 30th, 2019
Spring Break Competitions
The GWHS Winter Guard traveled to John S. Battle High School on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 to compete in the CIPA Competition. They finished 5th in their class. The Guard then traveled to CIPA Championships on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at Freedom Hall in Johnson City, Tennessee. They ended their season 4th overall. Congratulations for a great season!
March 9th, 2019
The GWHS Winter Guard traveled to Sequoyah High School on Saturday, March 9th, 2018 to compete in the CIPA Competition. They finished 3rd in their class, congrats!
February 23rd, 2019
Sullivan Central Competition
The GWHS Indoor Percussion Line & Winter Guard traveled to Sullivan Central High School on Saturday, February 23, 2019 to compete in the CIPA Indoor Competition. The Winter Guard came in 4th Place out of the 8 in their division. Congrats!
January 26th, 2019
Virginia High Competition
The George Wythe High School Winter Guard traveled to Virginia High School in Bristol on Saturday, January 26, 2019 to compete. Congratulations to the Winter Guard who came in 3rd Place out of the 7 in their division.
December 8th, 2018
All-District Band Auditions were held at John Battle High School on December 8th, 2018. Great job to everyone who tried out!
Congratulations to Megan Kirby (Junior Symphonic), Binal Patel (Senior Symphonic), Sophie Saliba (Senior Symphonic), Katie Umbarger (Senior Concert), Josh Blankenship (Senior Concert), and Madeline Fowler (Senior Concert)!