Welcome to the NCHS Music Department - Home of the Marching Governors!


Upcoming Fundraisers

We will have various Krispy Kreme Doughnut sales throughout the year...stay tuned for dates for 2014 - 2015
Once again profits from this sale from band students will help pay for buses to Princeton and $1.00 profit from each box sold will go toward band fees.
If fees have already been paid, the $1.00 per box can go to next year's fees for underclassman and seniors will get a dollar cash for each box sold at the year ending awards ceremony. (If fees for 2014 - 2015 have already been paid)

Annual Homecoming/Alumni Band Performance will be on October 11, 2013 please go to the
Marching Governor's Page to download the Registration Form and Letter.

2014 Nelson County High School Marching Governor's
Results 2014

Congratulations Marching Governors on your hardware today
@ Blast in the Draft!
2nd place overall
1st place AAA
1st Guard AAA
1st Drumline AAA
2nd Drum Major AAA
3rd Music AAA
3rd Marching AAA
Excellent rating!!!


Performance Schedule

August 29, 2014 - Football Game - Luray
September 26, 2014 - Football Game - Dan River
September 27, 2014 - Marching Band Competition - Stuarts Draft, VA
October 4, 2014 - Marching Band Competition - Princeton, WV
October 11, 2014 - Marching Band Competition - Wytheville, VA
October 17, 2014 - Football Game - Altavista
October 25, 2014 - Marching Band Competition - Powhatan, VA
October 31, 2014 - Football Game - Appomattox
November 11, 2014 - Veteran's Day Performance - Rockfish Elementary School
December 7, 2014 - Lovingston Christmas Parade

Regular after school band rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, August 12.
The band plans to practice four days a week this year instead of three.
Monday will be added to the regular practice schedule and will be designated for working inside on music, sectionals, guard routines, etc..
Students will still be excused on Mondays to take care of doctor/dental appointments etc...
Tuesday-Thursday will be designated as outside days!!!...students are encouraged to do everything possible to NOT schedule anything on those days during marching season.


            Uniform, hat, shoes, band t-shirt, white calf length socks, and white gloves
             Percussion, needs black calf length socks
            Instrument and /or equipment
                        Percussion, remember, sticks, mallets, and carriers

Southern Thunder Marching Band Competition Schedule

                        9:00  a.m.        Rehearse on the football field

                        10:30 a.m..      Load Buses and Trailer

                        11:00 a.m..      Depart for Princeton

                        2:30 p.m.         Arrive in Princeton

2:45 p.m.         Visit Concession Stands, Enjoy Class A and AA bands  

4:30 p.m.         Dress in uniform        

5:15 p.m.         Warm Up       

5:45 p.m.        PERFORMANCE

7:30 p.m.         Awards

8:30 p.m.         Depart Princeton for home

12:00 a.m.       Arrive back at Nelson County High School  

NOTE:  Students should eat a good breakfast and bring a snack for the bus.  We will likely stop at a rest area on the way to Princeton, but we do not plan to stop for lunch.  Students will be able to visit concession stands at 2:30 p.m. when we arrive in Princeton.

 Band members are required to ride Nelson County school buses from Nelson County High School to Stuarts Draft.  Students may ride home from the competition with their parent/guardian or designated adult with prior notice to the band directors.  Students are not allowed to ride home with other student drivers.  Students must remain at Stuarts Draft High School until after awards (unless previous arrangements are made with Mr. Belcher).  All Students will be expected to help load the trailer and equipment bus.

Please go to the Marching Governer's Page to download the permission forms for the competitions

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Marching Governor Woodwinds 2011

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2011 Competition Results

posted Oct 17, 2011, 4:41 PM by Scott Belcher

Sept 24, 2011   BLAST IN THE DRAFT, Stuarts Draft, VA
2nd Place AAA Band
1st Place AAA Guard
1st Place AAA Percussion
3rd Place Overall Band out of 14
Oct 1, 2011    SOUTHERN THUNDER III, Princeton, WV
2nd Place AAA BAnd
1st Place AAA Guard
1st Place AAA Percussion
3rd Place AAA Drum Major
9th Place Band Overall out of 18
Oct. 8, 2011  GEORGE WYTHE BAND FESTIVAL, Wytheville, VA
3rd Place AAA Band
1st Place AAA Guard
3rd Place AAA Drum Major
10th Place Band Overall out of 22
Oct. 15, 2011 BLUE RIDGE FESTIVAL OF BANDS, Lynchburg, VA
4th Place AAA Band
3rd Place AAA Guard
4th Place AAA Drum Major
4th Place AAA Percussion
6th Place Band Overall out of 17

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