This post reviews the Marching Virginians’ game day experience from Saturday’s Furman game!
In this post, drum major Ashlyn McDonald explores answers to the question “If you had to describe The Marching Virginians or your MV experience in one word, what would it be?” The answers demonstrate what it means to be a Marching Virginian and, despite being one word, are incredibly telling of a unique and wonderful marching experience.
As we near the beginning of marching band season, MVs are excited to get to work! Meanwhile, a select few Marching Virginians have been practicing and performing for countless hours all throughout the summer! These individuals are proud members of DCI - Drum Corps International. This post explores how Marching Virginians participate in DCI.
Being a Marching Virginian is an incredible experience, but what might that experience look like for you? What if you’re not majoring or minoring in music? What if you feel like your schedule might be a bit too much? This post addresses some of the difficult questions that prospective members of the MVs face.
The Marching Virginians is an ensemble comprised of 330 Strong: a diverse group of multi-talented student performers who find time to showcase their passion for music in front of thousands at football games, parades, and community events. Comprised of students from all majors, all marching instruments, and all years from across the United States, The Spirit of Tech highlights how diversity strengthens community, fosters an environment of friendship and inclusiveness, and creates for long-lasting memories.
Summer can look completely different to different people. It may mean taking summer classes, working in a job or internship, or going on vacation with family and friends. However you are spending your summer, Callie suggests that you are practicing for band camp! Enjoy this piece with some helpful tips for practicing over summer vacation.
For those in the Marching Virginians Color Guard that wish to continue spinning after band season, Valiant Indoor Guard is the place to go. After an extremely successful competition season, Valiant hosted their first ever Spin Clinic. The event was a success, thanks to all of the high school students and Marching Virginians in attendance.
“Hokie Village” is located on Beamer Way a little past Cassell Coliseum—just follow the sound of loud music and cheering fans. When you walk up the stairs and through the gates, you’ll find a bustling atmosphere with music, tailgating games, and concessions, as well as appearances by student athletes, cheerleaders, the Hokie Bird himself, and of course, your Marching Virginians. Learn more about how to see the MVs up close and personal on Game Days at Hokie Village
On Wednesday of this week, high school seniors all across the country committed to attending Virginia Tech. Many of those students are probably already thinking about auditioning to be a Marching Virginian, and we are so excited to meet them! Closing off our “So You Want to be a Marching Virginian?” series is a post directed at those interested in color guard. Read to find out a little more about band camp and the audition process!