Princess Anne:
A Virginia Honor Band

 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1993,
1994, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Princess Anne Bands

Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Band

The Fabulous Marching Cavaliers

The Speed of Sound Big Band

The Showtime Big Band

Hot Fedora! The PA Jazz Combo

Cavalier Winterguard / Cavalier Winter Percussion

Percussion Ensemble




Note:  special program offerings, such as flute choir, woodwind choir, and brass choir are on a 


student-availability and student-interest basis.


During marching season, the band needs many hands behind the scenes to make the show successful.  As your student enters high school, this is one of the few opportunities you may have to stay involved with their activities.  They realize very quickly that Marching Band doesn't happen without a lot of parental support.  The MCPA will be looking for parents to help with:

Drums Along The Boulevard and the Southeastern Virginia Regional

This is our annual marching band competitions that we host at Princess Anne HS (Drums Along the Boulevard) and the Virginia Beach Sportsplex (Southeastern Virginia Regional).  We require all parents participate the day of the show as it takes many of us to run it efficiently and safely.  The day of the show, there are varied was in which to help, you will  be receiving information shortly regarding those specific opportunities.  Ad sales for our program have already begun, you will receive information regarding those ad sales this evening.  There are various opportunities the day of the show, as well as ad and sponsorship sales prior to show, for our program.  Information will be given out at the first parents meeting regarding ad sales.


These are the parents that stay with the band for all performances and trips, ensuring each band member's safety and well being.  We also have medical chaperones (who have CPR and basic first aid certifications).  (We periodically offer training for these certifications.)

Pit Crew and Equipment

These are the work horses of our show every year.  They assist in getting equipment on and off the field as well as loading and unloading the equipment onto and off of the trailer and trucks.  They also assist in building the props that are used in the show.   


We have a 24' trailer that's used to haul our pit equipment.  If you are interested in assisting with the towing you must have a large vehicle that has a towing capability of 10,000 GW- please see our pit crew chair.  We also need volunteers to drive the rental truck for our additional equipment.


Volunteers to wash the uniforms as needed.  *No special talents or equipment are required.  From time to time other basic assistance may be needed.


These parents assist in fabricating our color guard flags.  This includes both cutting and sewing. 

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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