South Lakes Band Boosters
South Lakes High School, Reston VA
Registration is Open for the Band on the Run 5K!
Join us for the Band on the Run 5K Race and Fun Run on Saturday, April 26th at South Lakes HS! Proceeds from the race will be used to benefit the South Lakes band program. Click here for more details on the race and/or to register.
Jewelry Raffle Fundraiser - Online Ticket Sales end on March 18th!
The Langston Hughes & South Lakes bands are raffling a 14 karat white gold diamond necklace valued at $1,250! Custom-designed and donated by Aspen Jewelry Designs, this beautiful necklace includes 30 brilliant cut diamonds totaling 0.50 carat! Tickets will be sold at the 2/19 and 3/19 band concerts at SLHS, and are also available online. The prize drawing will be held at the 3/19 concert. Proceeds benefit the Langston Hughes MS and South Lakes HS band programs. Click here for more details or to purchase tickets.
Congratulations 2014 All State & All District Honorees!
Congratulations to our South Lakes HS band members who earned Virginia All State Band/Orchestra honors! Three Seahawk band members earned All Virginia Honors based on competitive audition, and will perform at the 2014 All Virginia Band & Orchestra Event to be held on the campus of Virginia Tech on April 3-5:
• Alex Arshadi - Principal Percussionist
• Joel Ladwig - Alternate, Contra-Bass Clarinet
• Dylan Reiser - Flute
In addition, fourteen students from South Lakes HS 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:
• Alex Arshadi (Junior, Percussion)
• Kat Edmiston (Sophomore, Bass Clarinet)
• Samantha Gifford (Junior, Trombone)
• Anna Gosling (Senior, Baritone)
• Joel Ladwig (Senior, Contra-Bass Clarinet)
• Ellen Lee (Senior, Clarinet)
• Jacob Loehr (Junior, Trumpet)
• Mason Moy (Freshman, Tuba)
• Max Onozuka (Sophomore, Clarinet)
• Gary Quaresima (Freshman, French Horn)
• Dylan Reiser (Senior, Flute)
Sean Bermingham (Junior, Percussion), Rafi Goldsmith (Junior, Percussion) and Brendan Martin (Senior, Baritone) earned alternate positions.
The South Lakes representatives joined students from public and private high schools in Arlington and Fairfax Counties for the All District Band event at Oakton High School on January 30th though February 1st. The event culminated with a concert on Saturday, February 1st.
Immediate Opening for Color Guard Instructor
The South Lakes HS Band is currently seeking a color guard instructor for the 2014 Marching Season and 2015 Indoor Season.
Any interested person should contact Grayson Fore at GFore@fcps.edu to discuss responsibilities, schedule and pay scale.
Thank You Donors!
The South Lakes bands would like to thank the residents of our South Lakes boundary area for your generous support of the bands during our Tag Day fundraiser in September! We would also like to thank all the generous donors who support us throughout the year, including individual donors, as well as the local businesses who support us!
Donations are used to purchase instruments (many of the band's instruments are over 30 years old and beyond repair) and make the band experience possible for students who do not have the financial means to participate in band. It's always a goof time to support the band - donations are always needed! Click the Donate button to the right to make a secure, tax-deductible donation through Paypal. Donations may also be mailed to us at
South Lakes HS Band Boosters
PO Box 8561
Reston, VA 20195-8561
Thank you, again, for your support!
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