Win a Beautiful, Custom-Designed Emerald & Diamond Necklace!

Once again this year, Aspen Jewelry Designs has donated a beautiful piece of custom jewelry to benefit the Langston Hughes and South Lakes band programs. (Click here to see the flyer)

Donate for a chance to win this 14 karat white gold necklace with a 1/2 carat faceted emerald accented with 23 brilliant cut diamonds - valued at $1,450!!!

$5 donation for 1 entry or $20 for 5. Chances will be sold at the following concerts:

  • LHMS Pre-Assessment Concert: Tuesday, February 24th, 7 pm, SLHS Little Theater
  • SLHS Pre-Assessment Concert: Thursday, March 5th, 7 pm, SLHS Little Theater

Can't make it to a concert? Click here to donate/purchase tickets online (using our secure online market).

The winner will be announced at the March 5th concert. You do not need to be present to win. Proceeds will benefit the Langston Hughes Band MS Parents Association and South Lakes HS Band Boosters Association, and will be used to directly support the band programs at LHMS & SLHS. Thank you for your support!

Congratulations 2015 All District Band Honorees

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. Samantha Gifford and Max Onozuka qualified to audition for Virginia All State Band - they will travel to JMU on February 28th to audition - good luck!

The South Lakes representatives will join 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. The event will culminate with a concert on Saturday, February 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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