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Marching Virginians in One Word

Marching Virginians in One Word

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.

Kelly Guthrie: The Experience

Kelly Guthrie: The Experience

While most people find their “band family” during their freshman year band camp, Kelly Guthrie was born into hers. With two MV parents, Kelly always knew she wanted to join the MVs. However, when she got to Virginia Tech, not everything went as planned… Read her story in the latest addition to the series “The Experience.”

Band Families and Birthdays

Band Families and Birthdays

It isn’t easy celebrating your first birthday as a college student. Especially for those with birthdays early in the semester, it can often pass unceremoniously; you are far away from your family, and many birthday traditions simply fade away. Luckily, being a member of the Marching Virginians means having a built-in band family. Read here about Erin’s first birthday as a MV!