The Bluestone Marching Barons


Band Finishes on High Note


The Bluestone Marching Barons complete their 2015 marching competitions with much success This year the Barons competed in the following...

  • George Washington, 1st place in all with 2nd place in color guard. Grand Champion over Class A and AA.
  • Western Alamance, 1st place in all categories except color guard. 1st Place Class AA, Grand Champion over Class A and AA. The Barons received the only superior rating.
  • Powhatan, 2nd place music, 2nd place drums, 3rd place band for the day.
  • Lee County, 1st in all categories except color guard, 1st place band in AA, Grand Chapion over Class A and AA, and received the only Superior rating for the day.
  • VBODA, The band received A superior ratings from all judges, and a superior rating overall in this state competition.



Band Takes Top Honors in Lee County

The Bluestone Marching Barons took top honors in Lee County receiving the Grand Champion award in Class A and AA. The band traveled to Sanford North Carolina to compete against a number of bands from Carolina and Virginia. Bluestone has been a participant in the Brick Capital Classic for many years.


The 2014 Bluestone Marching Barons Invitational is scheduled for October 11th at Bluestone High School in Skipwith, Va. This year marks the 31st occurance of this event. Marching bands from Schools all over Virginia and North Carolina travel to competed at the Bluestone Invitatioinal. This year, a number of bands have already sign on to take advantage of the reduced early registration fee. These bands include...

              1. Gretna High School
              2. Person High School
              3. Tunstall High School
              4. Mathews High School
              5. Mills E Godwin High School
              6. Randolph Henry High School
              7. Douglas Freeman High School
              8. Midlothian High School
              9. Appomattox High School
              10. Park View High School
              11. Lee County High School
              12. Goochland High School
              13. Clover Hill High School
              14. Nottoway High School
              15. Franklin County High School
              16. Staunton River High School
              17. Rustburg High School
              18. Bluestone High School (Exhibition)

We have already begun preparing for this event and expect it to be our biggest ever. We look forward to hosting these bands and plan to provide the best experience possible here at Bluestone High School. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for improving our invitational please direct them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Director) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Booster President).
(Last Update: 9/29)

WRAL Promo

The Bluestone Marching Barons performed in the 70th annual Raleigh Christmas parade. An estimated 65,000 people attend this parade each year and it is considered one of the largest parades on the East Coast. The Bluestone Barons are the only band from Virginia to have participated in the Raleigh Christmas Parade for the past 20 years. The prade takes a 1.2 mile route through downtown Raleigh and features over 100 entries. WRAL records the parade and it can be viewed on the WRAL web site using this link...


The Barons perform approximately 1 hour into the video.

The Bluestone Marching Barons attended the annual King of the County football game held at Park View and provided a performance of their 2014 competition show entitled: Angels and Demons. The performance was done during pre-game followed by the combined Park View and Bluestone bands playing the National Anthem. The Park View Band performed their show during the hal-time.


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