Attention VBODA North Participants...

South Lakes HS is pleased to be the North site for VBODA Marching Band Assessment this year. Directors, please click the link below ASAP to complete our participant survey - the information will assist us in planning for a great experience for all of the bands. Once we receive your response, we can send your customized packet of information.


Spectators, watch this space for the spectator guide, which will be posted the week of the event.

Thank you! And we look forward to seeing you on November 1st!


Spirit of Reston 2nd in Class at Oakton Classic

The Spirit of Reston marching band put on a great show and earned 2nd place in Class 4A at the Oakton Classic on Saturday, September 27th. Thank you to all of the fans and volunteers who came out to support us! And congratulations to all of the bands on their great performances!

JOB POSTING - Immediate Opening for Front Ensemble Instructor

Due due relocation of staff, the South Lakes HS Band has an immediate need for a front ensemble (percussion) instructor for the 2014 marching band season. Knowledge of Main Stage and sound experience preferred.

Any interested person should contact Grayson Fore immediately at GFore@fcps.edu to discuss responsibilities, schedule and pay scale.


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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