Band

The Liberty Middle School band program has a long-standing tradition of excellence. The band director, Gregg Etheridge, loves working with the students and teaches with enthusiasm, professionalism, and authority.

Band performingThe LMS bands consist of three groups based on experience: Beginning Band, Concert band (Band 2), and Symphonic Band (Band 3), but may combine as needed to meet the requirements of various performances. The LMS bands perform numerous times throughout the year including concerts, competitions, and all-county and all-district band events. They consistently earn Superior and Excellent ratings at district concert band assessments as well as the Kings Dominion Music Festival and Busch Gardens Musicale Festival.

Beginning Band: No experience is necessary! Mr. Etheridge will have you try out several different instruments to choose the one that you can be the most successful at. He will also teach you everything you need to know about reading music. The Beginning Band performs two concerts during the year: a winter and spring concert. The director may add other performances at his discretion. 

Concert Band (Band 2): The Concert Band is for students who have successfully completed their first year of band. This band continues to refine individual skills as well as learning ensemble skills.

Symphonic Band (Band 3): The Symphonic Band is for advanced students who have completed at least two years of band. This band focuses on advanced technical skills as well as ensemble skills. The Symphonic Band represents Liberty at various functions throughout the year on the county, district, and state level.

Contact Information

Gregg Etheridge, Director of Bands
13496 Liberty School Rd.
Ashland, VA, 23005
(804) 365-8060 ext. 3354

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