The Martinsville High School Band from Martinsville, Virginia has maintained a tradition of excellence for over 70 years and is currently under the direction of Brian Joyce and Grayson Givens. The marching band averages 130 students and the band program consistently involves over 20% of the school population. In recent years the band program has received superior ratings in Concert and Jazz festivals in Universal Studios-Orlando(2006), Walt Disney World (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016), Atlanta (2009,2013,2018), Toronto (2002), Virginia Beach (2011) Pigeon Forge (2017) and Myrtle Beach (2005). The Bulldog Marching Band and Jazz Band has performed the Star Spangled Banner on Televised National Broadcasts for FOX, FS1, NBC and ESPN and performed in the Governor’s Inaugural Parade for Governor Tim Kaine in 2006 and Governor Terry McAuliffe in 2014. The band has made three appearances in the Washington DC St. Patrick’s Day Parade and was named best band in 2010 and best visiting band in 2014. Martinsville High School also received the Grammy Museum Foundation GRAMMY Signature School Community Award in 2017 for outstanding efforts in high school music education.