March Along with G.W. Bands
Sound and Spirit
G.W. Bands is a renowned School Marching Band based in Danville. With a focus on tradition and dedication, whenever there’s a performance approaching this band works extra hard to exceed their own high expectations while staying true to what others come to expect from the band.
The Legacy of the G.W. Band
Proud to Perform
The band program at George Washington High School currently enrolls eighty students in grades 9-12 who participate in the Symphonic Band, the Wind Ensemble, the Jazz Band, and the Marching Eagles. All instrumental music begins in the fifth or sixth grade. Two middle schools – O.T. Bonner and Westwood – feed the High School program. The Director of Bands is Cody Kesling.
The Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band entertain our community with many concerts and performances throughout the school year, and have received Superior ratings twenty-eight of the last thirty years at the state concert assessment. The Marching Eagles bring home many awards during the marching season and consistently rate superior at festivals along the East Coast. We would like to thank all those individuals that donated and helped in any way to make our trips possible for all of our students.
On an individual note, students are given the opportunity to audition for District Band, and possibly qualify to audition for the Virginia All-State Band. Students also participate in College Honor Bands throughout the year, in addition to performing in community and church talent programs.