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11th Annual Tallwood Invitational

October 26, 2024


Fill out the online appli­ca­tion, then mail a check for the $150 appli­ca­tion fee payable to Tallwood Band Boosters”:

Tallwood Band Boosters
1668 Kempsville Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Performance schedule will be set by appli­ca­tion payment date.


Music EnsembleCapt. Brain Walden
Former con­duc­tor of the US Navy Band, Marshall University Wind Ensemble and Old Dominion University Wind Ensemble
Music General EffectMajor Daniel Boothe
Commander of the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest, Music Director & Conductor of the Symphonicity Orchestra and Chorus of Virginia Beach
Visual EnsembleAlan Johnson
Director of Bands, Westfield High School, Fairfax County Public Schools. Freelance Marching Band designer, music arranger and drill writer.
Visual General EffectTBA
PercussionNicholas Merillat
Freelance per­cus­sion composer, arranger and adju­di­ca­tor. Maggie Walker Governor’s School, Richmond VA
Color GuardRonald Collins
Visual Coordinator Tallwood High School. Freelance Color Guard Designer


Classes will be deter­mined by full band size (includ­ing guard) from smallest to largest across all bands in the competition.


  • 1st and 2nd Place in each class
  • Caption awards for each class
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place overall

Who’s Going?

Great Bridge High School

Great Bridge Marching Wildcats

Salem High School

Salem Marching SunDevils

Oscar F. Smith High School

Mighty Marching Tigers

Chancellor High School

Lightning Regiment Marching Band

Western Branch High School

Western Branch High School Marching Bruins

Past Participants

  • Annandale
  • Atlee
  • Bayside
  • Bethel
  • Bruton
  • Cape Hatteras Secondary
  • Caroline
  • Chancellor
  • Clarke County
  • Colonial Forge
  • Colonial Heights
  • Cox
  • First Colonial
  • Gloucester
  • Goochland
  • Grafton
  • Grassfield
  • Great Bridge
  • Green Run
  • Hampton
  • Hickory
  • Indian River
  • James Monroe
  • Jefferson Forest
  • John Champe
  • Kecoughtan
  • Kellam
  • Kempsville
  • Lafayette
  • Landstown
  • Lee-Davis
  • Matthews
  • Menchville
  • Mills E. Godwin
  • Musselman
  • New Kent
  • Northampton
  • North Stafford
  • Ocean Lakes
  • Oscar Smith
  • Poquoson
  • Princess Anne
  • Riverbend
  • Salem
  • Stafford
  • Staunton River
  • Tabb
  • Warhill
  • Warwick
  • West Point
  • Western Branch
  • Woodside
  • York