The Marching Spartans is open to all band students at West Springfield High School. The Marching Band includes approximately 120+ performing members in brass, woodwind, percussion, and visual ensemble. The Marching Spartans are associated with the U.S. Scholastic Band Association and the Virginia Band and Orchestra Band Director's Association.
Marching band uniforms
The marching band uniform consists of a jacket, a pair of bib pants, a shako (hat), white gloves, a marching band t-shirt, black shoes, athletic shorts worn under bib pants, black calf-length socks, and band student sweatshirt. The marching band uniform is issued prior to each game and competition. Band students will be fitted to a uniform during the first week of pre-season band rehearsals.
"Through the Deep Blue"
Featuring: The Theme from the Abyss, Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, The Moldau, Beethoven's Symphony #6, La Mer.
"Echoes of a Cathedral"
Featuring: Mahler 2, Verdi Requiem, Dies Irae, Engulfed Cathedral, Toccata and Fugue in D, Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral
"All in a Day's Work"
Featuring: The music of Ludwig Von Beethoven
"One Small Step..."
Featuring: Twelve Seconds to the Moon, Robert W. Smith; To Tame the Perilous Skies, David Holsinger; “Apollo 13”, James Horner
"Rhapsody and Blue"
Featuring: Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin; Blue Shades, Frank Ticheli; Bohemian Rhapsody, Frederick Mercury
Featuring: Fusion, Brian Balmages; Concerto for Bass Trombone, Chris Brubeck
"Inside, Outside, Upside Down"
Featuring: Inside, Daniel Valadie; Exit Music for a Film, Radiohead; Two Romanian Dances, Bartok
Featuring: Symphony No. 7, mvt. 2, Beethoven; Symphony No. 9, Finale, Beethoven; Lute Suite, Bach; Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Bach; Adagio for Strings, Barber; Symphony No. 1, Brahms; Profanation (Jeremiah Symphony), Bernstein; Blue Rondo a la Turk, Brubeck; Long & Winding Road, The Beatles; Because, The Beatles; Eleanor Rigby, The Beatles; Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys
Featuring:Symphony in Bb for Band & Symphonic Metamorphosis, Paul Hindemith
"West Side Story"
Featuring: Tonight, Maria, I Have a Love, Cool
"Pieces of a Dream"
Featuring: Nights in White Satin, Roundabout, Dust in the Wind, Living in the Past