The marching band is the most visible performing ensemble of the William Byrd High School Band Program. The marching band includes band students, grades 9-12, in a team-oriented band experience.
The Marching Terriers are an award winning ensemble comprised of Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, and Colorguard members. The season typically starts in the late summer and lasts until the end the fall. The Marching Terriers are also highly active in the community, performing for all home football games, away games, and local parades and functions.
The season typically starts in the late summer and lasts until the end the fall. The Marching Terriers are also highly active in the community, performing for all home football games, away games, and local parades and functions.
Performances this year at home games will be on September 7th when the Terriers play Basset, on September 14th when the football team faces Martinsville, on September 21st when Richlands visits, on September 28th against William Fleming, October 12th the Terriers play William Fleming again, on October 19th against Staunton River and November 2nd against Northside.
The Marching Terriers will participate in competitions at Glenvar on September 29th, Wytheville on October 13th, Lord Botetourt on October 20th, and Salem Stadium on October 27th.
The Marching Terriers are 83 members strong this year including Color Guard.
“Portraits of the Human Spirit”
This year’s show, “Portraits of the Human Spirit” focuses on five common human emotions or hurdles we all face at one time or another: fear, courage, hope, struggle, and triumph. The show features songs that will invoke these emotions.
During the performance images will be displayed on large screens depicting each emotion. Fear is represented by an individual standing on a high cliff looking down; courage is portrayed as an individual bungee jumps off a high cliff; hope is depicted with a mother’s hands in the shape of a heart as she holds her baby’s feet; an individual pushing a huge boulder personifies struggle; while triumph is expressed by an individual standing at the top of a mountain reaching up to the sky.
The performance will also include voice-overs “to tell the story that we all share about overcoming these obstacles, feeling these feelings, and accomplishing our goals.”