Since Massaponax High School opened in the Fall of 1998, the bands have earned superior and excellent ratings at marching, concert, and jazz festivals. The band was designated a "Virginia Honor Band" in 2002, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. In addition, the MHS Music Department was designated a "Blue Ribbon School" in 2002, 2018, and 2020.
The band program receives little assistance from the county and is able to operate using annual dues and fundraisers. As with every aspect of 2020, we have not been able to participate in many of the events that help fund our Marching Band. Our expenses include uniforms, instrument maintenance, scholarships, competition fees, copyright fees, trailer maintenance and taxes, and camps.
While we have been able to continue playing, we have had to make many sacrifices this year and are hoping to raise funds to help support the Marching Panther Pride. We look forward to being back in the stands and on the field at Panther Football games!
To learn more about our program, visit mp2band.org