MP2 Reminder

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – Practice 2:45 – 5:15

This Week in the MP2

The MP2 once again did a fantastic job at our game Friday night.  We off to a great start, our plan for this week is very simple finish learning the drill for the show and put it on the field this week.

Band Parent Meeting – We have a very important band parent meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30PM, please plan on attending as we have lots of information to share with you about Band Aide Day, and the beginning of our competition season.

Band Aide Day – Is this Saturday, October 13.  This is a great opportunity to get out in the community and make people aware of all the good things your students are doing.  It is also an opportunity for us to raise much needed to funds to keep our activities functioning.  Please plan on helping out and making our second annual band a huge success.

Away Game at Chancellor – We will be making our first trip this Friday to Chancellor High School.  The MP2 will play in the stands for the game, watch the Chancellor band at halftime, have third quarter to get concessions, and we will perform our show after the game. 

Neptune Festival and Hickory Band Competition Day – On Saturday, September 27 we kick off our competition season with the Neptune Festival Parade in VA Beach and the Southeastern VA Music Games at Hickory High School.  We will depart MHS at 7:00AM, stop on the way and feed our MP2 members.  We will march the parade down Atlantic Ave.  After the parade we will head to Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake for lunch (students will need money for this)  We will then head to Hickory High School and perform our show in competition.  More details will follow as times are confirmed.

Away Game Franklin County – The MP2 will not be traveling to Franklin County on Sept. 26.  We will have rehearsal from 2:45-5:15 in the stadium and there is no meal deal that day. 

Keep the water jugs coming – Students are encouraged to drink water throughout the day, so please send them with their water jugs.  This also saves us on cups and makes breaks go quicker since we are not waiting in line, plus they drink more which is good. 


Competitions -  The MP2 will be participating in the following competitions this fall.
Sept. 27 - Neptune Festival Parade, Virginia Beach
Sept. 27 - Band Competition, Hickory High School, Chesapeake
Oct. 4 - Band Competition, Spotsylvania High School
Oct. 11 - Band Competition, Stafford High School (This is an SAT day, the Stafford show is at night, so you can take the SAT that day)
Oct. 25 - Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA) State Marching Assessment - Massaponax High School
Nov. 1 - Band Competition and Parade - Cary, North Carolina

Updated (7/15) Fall Calendar is now posted click here to view.

Congratulations to the Massaponax Band on being a 2014 Virginia Honor Band.

Pick Up and Drop Off for band events – Please pick up and drop off your students by the stadium for band events.  This is the easiest way for me to make sure all students are safe and accounted for.  Please do not pick up and drop off by the loading docks, we have many other teams that practice out by those fields, so cars out back creates a safety issue for all of our students.

MP2 Handbook - Click Here to Read all the about the MP2!

Pride at MHS!

Massaponax High School opened in the Fall 1998 as the fourth high school in Spotsylvania county, Virginia. The bands has earned superior and excellent ratings at marching, concert, and jazz festivals during our history.

The band was designated a "Virginia Honor Band" in 2002, 2004,and 2013 and the music department was designated a "Blue Ribbon School" in 2002.

The Panther Pride Bands consist of the Panther Pride Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Winter Color Guard, Winter Drumline, and the Marching Panther Pride.






September 8, 2014