CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MARCHING PANTHER PRIDE ON EARNING A SUPERIOR RATING AT THE VBODA STATE MARCHING BAND ASSESSMENT.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – Practice 2:45 – 5:15
Friday, October 31 – Bye Week Practice Only
2:45PM-5:00PM – Practice
*We will dismiss at 5PM on this day for Halloween.
Saturday, November 1 – Cary Band Day, Cary, NC
9:00AM – Report to Band Room – Load Trailers with instruments and equipment
Load Buses with luggage and uniforms
10:00AM – As soon as All-District Chorus students arrive we will depart
2:30PM – Arrive at Cary Towne Center – Students will need money to eat
Mr. Koch and Trailers will check in at Cary HS
4:30PM – Depart Cary Towne Center for Hotel
5:00PM – Arrive at Hotel, Check in and get change into uniform for performance (Bring a warm coat, gloves, scarf, hat for after the performance.
7:00PM – Depart for Cary HS – in Full uniform ready to go.
7:30PM – Arrive at Cary HS
8:15PM – Warm-up
9:15PM – Performance Time – We take pictures after performance if offered
Stay in uniforms bottoms, grab warm coats for awards
10:45PM – Be in stands together for Hickory, UNC, and Cary
11:30PM – Awards – Seniors will go along with the Drum Majors, President, Guard and Drum Capts.
12:30AM – Head back to hotel
1:00AM – Go to BED. Students may not leave rooms during the night.
8:00AM – Wake Up and Breakfast at Hotel, Load buses (Daylight Savings Time we gain an hour)
9:00AM – Depart for Home – stop at rest area on way
1:00PM – Return to MHS
*Student MUST be in school on Nov. 3 in order to participate in the Showcase. FYI students have off of school on November 4.
Monday, November 3 – Spotsylvania Showcase at Spotsylvania HS
5:00PM – Report to MHS, Trailers will be loaded from Cary
5:45PM – Depart for Spotsy
6:30PM – Unload at Spotsy
6:45PM – God Bless America Rehearsal
7:00PM – Showcase begins
8:30PM – Showcase ends
9:00PM – Return to MHS and unload and change out of uniforms
*We practice only on Friday, November 7 the week of Nov. 3.
What to pack for Cary
- All pieces you need for your uniform, black socks, black hose, band t-shirt, etc.
- Warm Jacket, gloves, hat, scarf to go over uniform after performance – it will be cold once the sun goes down Saturday night.
- Clothes for the ride home on Sunday
- Money for Linner on Saturday, and for concessions at Cary HS
- Cell Phone and Charger (please charge in room Saturday night)
- Toiletries (Toothpaste, Toothbrush, deodorant, etc.)
- Medications (Parents, please inform Mr. Koch of any meds your student will need during our trip)
- Electronics, books, or homework for the bus ride (please keep track of your stuff)
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.
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.