Whether you own a business, are an alum, a parent, or family friend of the Greenwood Marching Woodmen and Irish Guard, we have an opportunity for you! We are looking for sponsors to advertise and even inspire through advertisement in our programs. Our programs are seen by more than 7,000 people in the State of [...]
In these extreme temperatures hydration the night before practice is most important.
In 1981, Jeanette Surina was elected as Greenwood's seventh mayor and was the first woman to hold the office. Mayor Vaino Grayam returned to full-time teaching at GHS. Another change in leadership was taking place in the band department. On July 14, Superintendent Earl Blemker announced that the board had hired Gary Fields as the [...]
Click here for a 4-page printable recap of the 2018 marching season, complete with photos, results, and thanks to all who made it happen!
Click here for photos and stats of GMWIG 2017-18 competitions
Marching season is a whirlwind of events. It can also be a little confusing, even for veteran band parents. So, as a public service announcement, here's a breakdown of 2018 events, classes, etc. Let's start with classes. Greenwood competes on the ISSMA Open Class circuit. This is the competitive circuit for seasoned Indiana bands. Open [...]
New shirts, hats, socks and much more are available in the souvenir shop. Greenwood Marching Woodmen Souvenir Shop is located upstairs in the Commons. The Souvenir Shop is open after marching practices on Fridays and before most competition days on Saturday mornings. Watch for additional hours of operation on the Greenwood Marching Woodmen and Irish [...]
The 1976 - 1977 school year was filled with mixed emotions for the Greenwood band. The triumph of the Championship win at the State Fair was followed by the sadness at the departure of Director Herman Knoll. Add in the uncertainty when Knoll's replacement backed out at the last minute and you can see why [...]
Herman Knoll was the director of the Marching Woodmen at a pivotal time in their history. He began the legacy that the band still celebrates. Read the story on the Herman Knoll years by clicking here. Alumni from the Knoll years were reunited with their director at the 2017 Greenwood Community Band Festival on August [...]
There can be no doubt that when Greenwood Band Director David Van Veld departed in 1973, he left his successor in an enviable position. The band had increased in size and success during his tenure. For the first time, they had advanced to the Sweet 16 at the State Fair Band Day competition. Van Veld [...]