Stay Informed! Stay Connected!
Our thoughts are with our band family, Seahawk family and Reston community at this unprecedented time. Staying informed and staying connected are critical parts of our wellness. Here are some steps you can take to access helpful resources in our community to stay informed and/or stay connected:
1. Check/subscribe to Chairman of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors News - https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/chairman/news-0
2. Verify your preferences for FCPS News You Choose Email Updates - https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/subscriber/new?qsp=VAEDUFCPS_1
3. Follow South Lakes HS on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) - for example:
4. Follow FCPS on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) - for example:
Note: The social media accounts listed are all official accounts being actively maintained by the specified organization. We did not include accounts with no recent content. This is not an exhaustive list of available accounts.
Support local businesses!
Please remember to support our local businesses as you are able - now and later! Many local businesses support our band year after year, and we want to help during these challenging times. Here are this years' generous sponsors and benefactors:
Dominos Pizza (Soapstone location)
Lucia's Italian Ristorante
Reston Music/The Music Stores
The UPS Store (South Lakes Village Center)
Wiygul Automotive Clinic
Please Consider donating to the Band
We are still taking donations to support our Band! Donations are especially important in light of fundraisers canceled due to COVID-19. Every dollar donated supports the students with new instruments, new uniforms, transportation, instructional support and more. Please donate here or contact:
South Lakes HS Band Boosters
PO Box 8561
Reston, VA 20195-8561
SLHSBB is a Virginia Non-Profit - Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Did you know? Your online shopping can support the band!!
Click through our Amazon link every time you shop and support the band! The selection and prices are the same for you!
The Band Boosters will earn a percentage of each purchase made through our Amazon Associates link. Click the Amazon logo to shop to support the SLHS Band, and help us replace lost revenue from canceled events like the Jazz Dessert Concert.
Note: This program earns a much higher yield to non-profits than Amazon Smile!
UPDATED: SLHS Band Selected for National Concert Band Festival!
We are proud to announce that the SLHS Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform at the 2020 Music for All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis! Following a rigorous application and evaluation process, SLHS is one of just 16 ensembles selected from across the nation to perform on the main stage at this prestigious event. This is South Lakes' 4th time receiving this honor - the 3rd time under the direction of Grayson Fore.
Sadly, due to COVID-19, the trip (and ultimately the festival) was canceled - AFTER it was paid for. Mount Vernon Travel is generously working with us on a refund, but that represents less than a third of the cost of the trip. We appreciate donations of any amount that will help return funds to our band families. Please mail your donation directly to SLHS (check payable to SLHS) and specify that it is to be applied to band trip refunds. Thank you!
South Lakes HS
Attn: Finance Office
11400 South Lakes Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Selection to the National Concert Band Festival follows closely on the heels of the band's selection to another nationally-recognized event - the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade. In December 2017, 119 of our students traveled to Honolulu to honor veterans, represent our community and enjoy the trip of a lifetime! Our students had many amazing experiences - they stood on the deck of the USS Missouri - site of the Japanese surrender and performed a tribute concert at the site; gazed up at the names of those lost and peered down at their watery resting place at the USS Arizona memorial; hiked up Diamond Head to experience beautiful views of Honolulu below; enjoyed the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Polynesian culture at the PCC; and swam in the Pacific Ocean and played on Waikiki Beach with some other best friends. Click here to view the band's parade performance. Click here for more details about the trip.
Congratulations to the "Spirit of Reston" Marching Band for their most successful season ever!
Superior Rating VBODA Marching Band Assessment
1st Place VMBC NOVA Regional
2nd Place VMBC Loudoun Invitational
4th Place VMBC State Championships
Results in Class 4 at VMBC events
Thanks To You, Band Sponsors!
We would like to thank our corporate sponsors for their generous donations and support of the South Lakes band program! These businesses provide significant, sustained financial support of the SLHS band program and students through donations, advertising in programs, and/or sponsoring the Battle of the Bands. With their help, the SLHS Band Boosters are able to help provide superior opportunities in the performing arts to South Lakes’ band students.
Please support our sponsors, and remember to thank them for supporting the South Lakes bands!