The W. T. Woodson Marching Cavaliers is the most visible group in the band program and it is made up of the brass, woodwinds, drumline and colorguard. The group performs at all home Varsity football games and competes in 3-4 competitions and/or festivals during the marching season. Students participating in the marching band learn precision marching to a musical program that has been carefully selected to show off the musicality and pageantry of the group. No other group provides such an outlet for students where the sense of pride and team spirit is so intense. Marching Band is a co-curricular class which means that a student’s performance and participation in rehearsals and performances has bearing on the quarter grade for band. Students in the Advanced and Intermediate Bands are required to be in the Marching Band. Students in Concert I (Beginning Band) are not required but may participate at the discretion of the Director of Bands depending on the playing level of the student.