Marching Panther Pride

 Important Announcements

Congratulations to our students on their hard work.

21 in All-District Band

4 All-Virginia Eligible

28 in All-County Band



Congratulations MP2

Superior Rating

2018 VBODA State Marching Band Assessment


3rd Place AAAA Band

2018 Emerald Classic Riverbend HS


3rd Place AAAA Band

2018 Spotsylvania HS Invitational


2nd Place General Effect

2018 Lee Davis Tournament of Champions


60th Cary Band Day

Best Pit Crew Class 5A




2018-19 Membership Packet

It is not to late to be a member of the Marching Panther Pride

for this coming season.  Fill out above membership packet and email Mr. Koch to set up a time to get packet turned in.


Congratulations Massaponax Band for being designated a 2018 Virginia Honor Band and to the Massaponax Music Dept. being designated a VMEA Blue Ribbon School.


Band Camp 2018 Schedule

July 30 - Aug 2 - 8am-5pm
Aug 3 8am - 12noon
Aug 6 - 9 - 3pm - 6pm
Aug 14, 15, 16, 17 - 2:45-5:15
Aug 21, 22, 23, 24 - 2:45 - 5:15
Aug. 28, 29, 30, 31 - 2:45-5:15
Resume - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday after Labor Day

Fall Schedule 2018

Aug 24 - Away Game at Chancellor

Aug 31 - Home Game vs. Woodgrove

Sept. 7 - Away Game at Hanover

Sept. 14 - Home Game vs Matoaca

Sept. 21 - Away Game at North Stafford

Sept. 28 - Home Game vs Riverbend

Sept. 29 - Band Competition at Riverbend (JMU is the exhibition band)

Oct. 5 - Away Game at Colonial Forge

Oct. 6 - Band Competition Spotsylvania HS

Oct. 12 - Home Game vs Brooke Point (Homecoming)

Oct. 19 - Home Game vs Stafford (Senior Night)

Oct. 20 - Band Competition Lee-Davis HS

Oct. 27 - VBODA State Marching Assessment at MHS

Nov. 2 - Away Game at Mountain View

Nov. 3 - Cary Band Day, Cary, NC




  • Director's Notes are now available after every Band Parents Meeting on this site! Check out what Mr. Koch has shared by going to Band Parents Information > Director's Notes
  • Pick Up and Drop Off for band events – Please pick up and drop off your students by the stadium for band events.  This is the easiest way for me to make sure all students are safe and accounted for.  Please do not pick up and drop off by the loading docks, we have many other teams that practice out by those fields, so cars out back creates a safety issue for all of our students.
  • MP2 Handbook - Read all about the Marching Panther Pride! (currently being updated)


 Printable Forms and Schedules: 


2016-17 Season Schedule 

MP2 2017-18 Registration Forms and Info 

Inhaler Authorization for students who need them

Epi-Pen Authorization for students who need them



2018 MARCHING BAND SHOW

"Radio"




Upcoming Events:


Directions on How to Locate and Subscribe to the MP2 at MHS Online Calendar


MP2 Business Partners
MP2 would like to thank the following business partners
for their sponsorship of our band program!!!



Pride at MHS!

Massaponax High School opened in the Fall 1998 as the fourth high school in Spotsylvania county, Virginia. The bands have earned superior and excellent ratings at marching, concert, and jazz festivals during our history.

The band was designated a "Virginia Honor Band" in 2002, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 and the music department was designated a "Blue Ribbon School" in 2002 and 2018.

The Panther Pride Bands consist of the Panther Pride Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Winter Color Guard, Indoor Percussion Ensemble, and the Marching Panther Pride.