In recognition of #GivingTuesday, thank you to all the students, parents & friends who give so much to the SLHS band program! We see the fruits of your generosity every day in our students!

There are many ways to support us all year round. Please consider and share these:

Thanks for your continued support!


Citrus Sale Now Closed

Thank your for ordering citrus and supporting the South Lakes band program! Fruit will arrive from FL on Saturday, 12/13 and students will deliver to customers on or soon after that date. If you opted for self-pickup, please pick up your fruit at SLHS (on the stadium side of the building) on 12/13 between 9 am and noon. If you have any questions, please email citrus@southlakesband.org.


Annual White House Ornament Sale Underway

Available while supplies last! Click here for more information and to order today. Email ornaments@southakesband.org with questions. 


Congratulations Bands and Thank You Volunteers & Community!


Congratulations to each of the bands who performed at South Lakes HS on Saturday, 11/1 for VBODA Marching Band Assessment! The spectators and judges were treated to some truly amazing performances!

We are pleased to announce that our own South Lakes HS Spirit of Reston Marching Band earned a Superior rating for their performance - the highest rating possible!

The South Lakes Band would like to thank the many, many volunteers who made the day a success. In addition to band students and parents from South Lakes, we had the support of other SLHS students and parents, alumni and other community members who just cared enough to come out and help. From all accounts, we achieved our goal of creating a smooth and enjoyable experience in what can be stressful circumstances for the visiting bands. Our volunteers and supportive community made that possible - so thank you!

We would also like to thank the following businesses/organizations for their support:

  • Fairfax County Fire & Rescue
  • Happy Crepe, Leesburg, VA
  • Moe's Southwest Grill, Woodland Crossing, Herndon
  • Papa John's Pizza, Fox Mill, Herndon
  • Reston Association
  • Reston Triathlon
  • YMCA Camp Combe, Putnam Valley, NY


JOB POSTING - Immediate Opening for Front Ensemble Instructor

Due due relocation of staff, the South Lakes HS Band has an immediate need for a front ensemble (percussion) instructor for the 2014 marching band season. Knowledge of Main Stage and sound experience preferred.

Any interested person should contact Grayson Fore immediately at GFore@fcps.edu to discuss responsibilities, schedule and pay scale.


Thank You for Supporting Tag Day! Donations Still Accepted!

On Saturday, September 6th, over 100 South Lakes HS Band students fanned out across the SLHS community to ask for donations as part of the annual Tag Day tradition observed by bands throughout FCPS. As always, our amazing community responded generously!

Thank you to all who gave in support of our outstanding band program! Your generous, tax-deductible contributions will help support students who have financial need, as well as help the school purchase uniforms and instruments. Your contributions toward these items will benefit students for many years to come.

The kids did their best to knock on as many doors as possible, but if we missed you and you would like to support us, there's still time! You can:

  • mail your check (payable to SLHS Band Boosters) to PO Box 8561, Reston, VA 20195, or
  • donate securely ONLINE by clicking the DONATE button on the right side of this page.

Every donation makes a difference! Thank you, again, for your support!


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South Lakes is a 2013-2014 Virginia Honor Band!

Congratulations to our South Lakes band students on earning Virginia Honor Band for the 2013-2014 school year. This is the highest honor bestowed by the Virginia Band & Orchestra Director's Association, and acknowledges superior band programs in the state of Virginia. 



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Music Education - So Much More Than the Notes on the Page!

Why do marching band (or band, in general)? Here is one writer's perspective that is definitely worth a read:

Column: The best extracurricular activity at many high schools is band, particularly marching band 



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