Nationals Baseball Fundraiser


New items have been added to this great prize package! A Nationals tote bag, water bottles and an autographed DVD set of the Ken Burns "Baseball" documentary! Enter today for your chance to win these items AND the tickets!

The SLHS Band Boosters received a donation of 4 box seats and a parking pass for the June 5th Washington Nationals game vs. the Chicago Cubs! Donate today for your chance to win these great tickets - including parking:


Donations will also be accepted at the following upcoming concerts:

  • 5/7, 7 pm - Pyramid Concert @ SLHS
  • 5/15, 7:30 pm - Jazz Dessert Concert @ RCC Hunter's Woods
  • 5/28, 7 pm, - Spring Concert @SLHS

The drawing will be held during the Spring Concert - you do not need to be present to win.

Click here for more details.

Thank you to Booz Allen Hamilton for the generous donation!


Jazz Dessert Concert - Friday, May 15th, 7:30 p.m. - Reston Community Center Hunter's Woods

Join us on Friday, May 15th for the 17th annual Jazz Dessert Concert! Come out and enjoy jazz selections from the South Lakes HS Jazz Hawks and the Langston Hughes MS Panther Jazz Band, and enjoy an array of delicious desserts and treats! Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students (age 6 and over). Proceeds are donated to the SLHS band program to purchase instruments, provide instructional support and more.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Online ticket sales are now closed. Those who purchased tickets online should check in at the door. 

We also have several amazing prize baskets that you can enter to win!

-Koko Get Fit & Massage Envy Package - Trial fitness membership, free massages and more!

-Food Lover's Delight - Wine tasting, restaurant and organic market gift cards and more!

-Organizer's Dream - Professional organizer, VIP subscription to Cozi, Target gift card and more!


Thank you for supporting the Band on the Run 5K! 

Thank you to the many participants and volunteers who made this year's Band on the Run 5K and Fun Run so much fun! Special thanks to our race sponsors for supporting our band students.

Premium Sponsors:

  • Veritiss
  • Northern Virginia Community College (Loudoun Campus)


  • Aspen Jewelry Design
  • Emma Elizabeth Events, LLC
  • Law Office Magruder & Associates, PC
  • Nancy Blum Studios
  • Reston Association


  • A-1 Cycling
  • Griffin Owens Insurance Group
  • The Music Stores - Reston Music
  • Potomac River Running
  • Road ID


Congratulations 2015 All State & All District Band Honorees

Congratulations to Samantha Gifford (Senior, Trombone) and Max Onozuka (Junior, Clarinet) on being selected to Virginia All State Band! Sam and Max were selected based on auditions held at JMU in February. They traveled to CNU in Newport News in April to represent South Lakes at the All State Band Event.

Congratulations to our South Lakes HS band members who earned All District Band Honors for Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA) District 12. Places in the All District Bands were awarded to the following students based on competitive audition:

David Clark (Junior, Alto Saxophone)

Kat Edmiston (Junior, Bass Clarinet)

Samantha Gifford (Senior, Trombone)

Maddi Nicol (Sophomore, Contra Bass Clarinet)

Mason Moy (Sophomore, Tuba)

Max Onozuka (Junior, Clarinet)

Gary Quaresima (Sophomore, French Horn)

Jacob Loehr (Senior, Trumpet) earned an alternate position.

The South Lakes representatives joined students from public and private high schools in Arlington and Fairfax Counties for the All District Band event at Chantilly High School on February 5th though 7th.

Congratulations Seahawks!


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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