A survival guide for your first year in the FMC -     useful for vets too...The following web pages are the product of former "new band parents" who spent a good bit of time in our "freshman" year in various stages of confusion.  In the many hours we spent watching practices, picking up our kids, and going to competitions we have all felt confused, lost and totally bewildered at one time or another.

We hope this document will help ease you through the transition from "freshman" band parent to "veteran" band parent. (Many thanks to all those parents before us!  And to those who have produced much information such as ours!) 

For most of us (parents and students alike), the transition from middle school band programs to high school band programs is huge, especially in marching band.  The increased expectations come with greater rewards, in terms of your student's accomplishments and the pride you will have in watching his/her accomplishments.

This document is our attempt to share with you some of the finer points of making the most of your "freshman" year as a band parent.  The FMC is supported by the Marching Cavalier Parents Association (MCPA).  The MCPA exists solely through volunteer parents in order to help provide your students with an enjoyable and rewarding band experience. 

Please join us in meeting this challenge by volunteering your time and talents.  Your student will reap the benefits.  We welcome all of our new parents and look forward to getting to know you and your students!

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Interested in Volunteering Opportunities? Friday, 18 May 2018 Wondering how you can... More detail
2018 PADL! 2018 PADL! Sunday, 22 April 2018 Everyone interested in... More detail
Winter Concert Program Winter Concert Program Friday, 15 December 2017 2017 Winter Concert... More detail
VMBC Invitational - Salem, Va. Monday, 30 October 2017 VMBC Invitat... More detail
2017-2018 Forms are now available Online Thursday, 10 August 2017 The 2017-2018 forms are... More detail
2017 Fabulous Marching Cavaliers Leadership Team 2017 Fabulous Marching Cavaliers Leadership Team Friday, 21 April 2017 Command Leadership:Senior... More detail
Congratulations!!! Congratulations!!! Thursday, 15 December 2016   Congratulations... More detail
2016 Winter Concert Program 2016 Winter Concert Program Thursday, 15 December 2016 Click here for the 2016... More detail
VMBC Invitational Tuesday, 08 November 2016 Lynchburg, Va. - The... More detail
Tallwood Invitational Tallwood Invitational Saturday, 29 October 2016 The Tallwood Invitational... More detail

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