Construction on the $4.75 million facility started in 2014, and it opened in fall 2015.
Sochinski-McKee Marching Virginians Center821 Southgate Drive
The Marching Virginians Center includes a lighted artificial turf practice field, a storage building, and an open air pavilion.
The 4,300-square-foot building offers space for instrument storage and percussion practice, and an attached, 7,000-square-foot pavilion provides covered space for the full band to practice, rain or shine.
Previously, the Marching Virginians stored instruments in the lower level of the baseball team's batting cage facility and rehearsed on the infield of the Johnson-Miller Track Complex.
The building was renamed by the Board of Visitors on March 21, 2016, to the Sochinski-McKee Marching Virginians Center to honor Dr. James Sochinski, Director of the Marching Virginians from 1976 to 1981, and David McKee, Director of the Marching Virginians from 1986 to 2018.
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- MARCH / 0198
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