George Washington High School Band

Danville, Virginia


  Updated April 14, 2014 

Colorguard tryouts happening NOW!

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Colorguard and Percussion Tryouts

Colorguard tryouts for the Fall 2014 Marching Band Season will be held:
Monday April 14th
Tuesday April 15th
Thursday April 17th
Monday April 21st
Tuesday April 22nd
Tryouts will begin at 3:45pm and run until 5:30pm.  Anyone interested in trying out to be a part of the Marching Band Colorguard should come to the band room dressed in athletic clothes on the dates listed above.

Percussion Tryouts for the Fall 2014 Marching Band Season will be held:

Monday April 28th
Tuesday April 29th
Thursday May 1st

Tryouts will begin at 3:45pm and run until 5:30pm.  Anyone interested in being a part of the Front Ensemble or Battery Percussion sections of the Marching band should report to the band room on the dates listed above.
The calendar of events has been updated for:
May - December 2014

 District VI Concert Band Assessment

Congratulations to Mr. Purvis and the members of the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble for having successful performances at the District VI State Concert Band Assessment, which was held at Lynchburg College Saturday March 8th.  The Symphonic Band earned an overall Excellent Rating and the Wind Ensemble received straight Superior Ratings.  This marks the 24th Superior Rating for the Wind Ensemble in the last 26 years. 

The next performance for both ensembles is the Spring Concert which will be held Tuesday May 6th at 7:00 P.M. in the G.W. High School Auditorium.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Symphonic Band
GW Symphonic Band 1 
GW Symphonic Band 4 Symphonic Band 3
GW Symphonic Band 2 Symphonic Band 5

Wind Ensemble
 GW Wind Ensemble 1  
Wind Ensemble 2 GW Wind Ensemble 3  
GW Wind Ensemble 4   


Please visit the Director's Desk to read a note from Mr. Purvis.  The Director's Desk is located via a link to the left of this box.

There is updated news found on the Band News page of the website.  Please click the link to the left to view all current updates.


Congratulations to the 25 students that were selected to participate in this year's District Band event.  This is the largest number from G.W. in a few years, and we are so proud of our musicians.  The concert was held at Martinsville High School February 1st, and the students represented our school and community very well.  Of the 25 students, 6 students qualified to audition for the Virginia All State Band. Auditions were held February 22nd at James Madison University.

2014 District Band Participants from G.W.

Congratulations to Nick Johnson for being selected to the Virginia All State Concert Band.  The event will be held April 3-5 at Virginia Tech.  We are so proud of him and his accomplishments as he represents our band, school, and community.

All State Band Participant 2014