Virginia Grand Military Band

Virginia Grand Military Band The Virginia Grand Military Band, know for its rousing concerts and charismatic conductor, is recognized as one of the finest concert bands in the world
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THE VIRGINIA GRAND MILITARY BAND is known for its rousing concerts, its charismatic conductor, and the excellence of its performances. It is widely recognized as one of the finest bands of its kind. Members of the VGMB are a veritable “Who’s Who” in the concert band world and bring to each performance an artistry and professionalism which have earned them accolades and praise throughout the world. The majority of VGMB band members are current or retired members of the premier Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine bands of Washington, DC. Other hand-selected musicians are outstanding wind and percussion artists who travel from as far as Florida and Colorado to perform with the band. The Band performs music for the “Classic Concert Band,” both original and transcribed, which has stood the test of time and has become part of the living history of the American concert band. Not only is the music a part of this living heritage, but the interpretations are a result of over 20 years of research, study, and performance of this music by the band's conductor, Loras John Schissel. “Loras John Schissel and his Virginia Grand Military Band have made the music of my great-grandfather the hallmark of their concerts, and no conductor or band plays this thrilling music like Schissel and company. Come join this world-class band as it celebrates over 20 years of great music. As my great-grandfather used to say, “I dare you to keep your feet still." John Philip Sousa, IV

ALL STAR SAXOPHONE SECTION!  The Virginia Grand Military Band's March 3rd concert featured one of the finest saxophone s...
04/14/2017

ALL STAR SAXOPHONE SECTION! The Virginia Grand Military Band's March 3rd concert featured one of the finest saxophone sections around - - a true Interservice group. L to R: Mary Beth George, retired US Air Force Band, Sheila Nevius, retired US Army Field Band, Audrey Cupples, retired US Marine Band, and Cynthia Marr, retired US Navy Band.

Virginia Grand Military Band
04/14/2016

Virginia Grand Military Band

Virginia Grand Military Band's cover photo
04/14/2016

Virginia Grand Military Band's cover photo

11/11/2015

Roses of Picardy

Loras John Schissel, music director, the Virginia Grand Military Band.
11/05/2015

Loras John Schissel, music director, the Virginia Grand Military Band.

Virginia Grand Military Band, October 31, 2015 - Sousa's New Marine Band, ca. 1892.
11/05/2015

Virginia Grand Military Band, October 31, 2015 - Sousa's New Marine Band, ca. 1892.

Encore!
11/05/2015

Encore!

VGMB Woodwind Section, Sousa New Marine Band concert.
11/05/2015

VGMB Woodwind Section, Sousa New Marine Band concert.

Sheridan's Ride!
11/05/2015

Sheridan's Ride!

VGMB Brass Section, Sousa New Marine Band concert.
11/05/2015

VGMB Brass Section, Sousa New Marine Band concert.

October 31, 2015 - John Philip Sousa IV and Loras John Schissel signing copies of their book, John Philip Sousa's Americ...
11/05/2015

October 31, 2015 - John Philip Sousa IV and Loras John Schissel signing copies of their book, John Philip Sousa's America, the Patriot's Life in Images and Words.

John Philip Sousa IV conducting the Virginia Grand Military Band October 31, 2015 "Stars and Stripes Forever"
11/05/2015

John Philip Sousa IV conducting the Virginia Grand Military Band October 31, 2015 "Stars and Stripes Forever"

Virginia Grand Military Band - piccolos Cynthia Rugolo and Peggy Bair
11/05/2015

Virginia Grand Military Band - piccolos Cynthia Rugolo and Peggy Bair

Virginia Grand Military Band, Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa IV conducting.
11/05/2015

Virginia Grand Military Band, Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa IV conducting.

Arts Laureate
11/04/2015

Arts Laureate

Arts Laureate
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Arts Laureate

Timeline Photos
06/27/2015

Timeline Photos

Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel is the guest conductor at the Virginia Grand Military Band's May 23rd concert - "Tribute to th...
05/11/2015

Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel is the guest conductor at the Virginia Grand Military Band's May 23rd concert - "Tribute to the Fallen"

The Virginia Grand Military Band enjoyed playing for a fine audience March 14th, 2015.
03/25/2015

The Virginia Grand Military Band enjoyed playing for a fine audience March 14th, 2015.

Audience for the Virginia Grand Military Band concert May 24th, 2014 at the Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria, VA.
03/23/2015

Audience for the Virginia Grand Military Band concert May 24th, 2014 at the Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria, VA.

Don't miss Captain David Cole, HM Royal Marines, Ret. leading the Virginia Grand Military Band in concert Saturday, Marc...
03/01/2015

Don't miss Captain David Cole, HM Royal Marines, Ret. leading the Virginia Grand Military Band in concert Saturday, March 14th (7:30 pm) at the Schlesinger Concert Hall.

March 2, 2013 - Major Allen Crowell sings "On the Road to Mandaly" with the Virginia Grand Military Band, Loras John Sch...
02/08/2015

March 2, 2013 - Major Allen Crowell sings "On the Road to Mandaly" with the Virginia Grand Military Band, Loras John Schissel, conducting.

Untitled Album
02/08/2015

Untitled Album

Virginia Grand Military Band's cover photo
02/06/2015

Virginia Grand Military Band's cover photo

Profile Pictures
02/06/2015

Profile Pictures

Guest Conductor for the Virginia Grand Military Band's March 14th concert will be Captain David Cole MVO MMUS ARAM RM.  ...
02/06/2015

Guest Conductor for the Virginia Grand Military Band's March 14th concert will be Captain David Cole MVO MMUS ARAM RM. Captain David C. Cole studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music and was awarded the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. His career in the Royal Marines culminated in September 1992 when he was appointed Director of Music to the Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth and HM Royal Yacht Britannia, an appointment he held until December 1997 when the Royal Yacht was decommissioned in Portsmouth. Captain Cole was honoured by HM The Queen when she awarded him with membership of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his services to music. In 2006, Captain Cole was appointed Director of Music to the Central Band of the Royal British Legion. Additionally, he currently serves as Assistant Producer of the annual Albert Hall Festival of Remembrance — a major national event broadcast on BBC television and radio.

The Stars and Stripes Forever
02/06/2015

The Stars and Stripes Forever

Virginia Grand Military Band
02/06/2015

Virginia Grand Military Band

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Alexandria, VA
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