Congratulations and Thanks!


Congratulations to Kim Giebel, Hughes band mom, on winning the jewelry raffle! Thank you to all who entered the drawing, and to Kurt Rose and Aspen Jewelry Designs for their continued generous support of the Hughes and South Lakes band programs! Our corporate sponsors make a huge difference for our kids!!


Registration Open for Band on the Run 5K! Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Registration is now open for the annual Band on the Run 5K and Fun Run to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Click here for more information and to register: https://prracing.enmotive.com/events/register/54bdb3c8-8a40-4529-9824-6894c0a86526

We also have opportunities for race sponsorships. It's a great way for local businesses to get exposure and support our schools and the arts! We offer a variety of sponsorship levels with numerous benefits. Email botr@southlakesband.org for more information and/or to sponsor the race in support of the South Lakes Bands.

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 will travel 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:

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