Help Stock The Band For The 2022-2023 Season

Post Updated: August 9, 2022

The band is in need of some items for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are able to help in any way, please feel free to donate any amount (large or small) of the following items.  Your student can bring the items to the band room.

  • Cases of water bottles
  • Boxes of chips, snack foods, fruit
  • Lots of paper plates
  • Lots of paper or plastic cups

2022-2023 School Year Welcome

Sherando Band LogoHello Fellow Sherando High School Band Parents/Guardians!

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year and another exciting year of band at Sherando High School.

I want to take a quick moment to cover a few things about the Band Boosters and help get you ready for the upcoming band camp and marching season.

First, if you didn’t already know this, as a parent/guardian of a student in the Sherando High School Band or Color Guard, YOU are automatically a member of the SHS Band Boosters Association. This means you are welcome and encouraged to come out for events and be a part of your child’s band experience.

As Boosters, we focus on a couple of key areas to support the band program:

Assist in Band Camp – We help provide water to the kids on the field, feed lunches on the first week, fit the performers for their marching uniforms, generally support Mr. Cosner if he needs our assistance, and a bunch of other tasks that make the camp go by smoothly.

Support the Marching Band through Football and Competition Season – This includes holding props on the field during the show, making sure the equipment is where it needs to be, tailgating before the home football games (this is a meal for the band, guard, and volunteers), and chaperoning trips away from the school.

Fund raise – Fundraising is a key point to the boosters as it provides support for the program so it can afford what it needs. Just a small sampling includes: outside sectional coaches, purchasing the show performance that is used, and replacing instruments that wear out over time.

Build the Band Community at Sherando High School – The Band Boosters are a great group to be a part of and one that you will have memories of long after your student is done at Sherando. When I was a new freshman parent, it was a bit intimidating but after the first event, I already felt like I was part of the group and was welcomed as if I had always been there. This experience is waiting for you as well. Come out and be a part of this great group.

You should be receiving a newsletter once a week. This will be your main source of information on anything and everything band. It will include lots of info and a sign up volunteer links usually the week before or the week of an upcoming event such as a home game or competition, dinners, fundraisers, etc. asking for volunteers or donated items needed. So keep an eye out throughout the year.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram under Sherando Band Boosters.
Email questions to

Again, we want to welcome you all to another year of Sherando High School Band Boosters. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or any of the Booster Board Members.

Sandi Cadd – Sherando Band Boosters Communications Officer

2021-2022 Awards and Honors

VBODA Virginia Honor Band

  • ​20th in school history

“Blast in the Draft” Marching Competition
Stuarts Draft High School
September 18, 2021

  • Overall Grand Champions (1st Place of 16 Bands)
  • Score: 86.7
  • 1st Place Music Performance
  • 2nd Place Marching/Visual Performance
  • 1st Place General Effect
  • 2nd Place Percussion
  • 5th Place Color Guard
  • 4th Place Drum Majors
  • 1st overall out of 16 bands on the day (Grand Champions)

“Emerald Classic” Marching Competition
Riverbend High School
September 25, 2021

  • Overall Grand Champions (1st Place of 9 Bands)
  • Score: 87.3
  • 1st Place Music Performance
  • 1st Place Marching/Visual Performance (tie)
  • 1st Place Drum Major
  • 2nd Place Percussion
  • 3rd Place Color Guard (tie)
  • 1st overall out of 9 bands on the day (Grand Champions)

“Hanover Hawks Marching Invitational” Marching Competition
Hanover High School
October 9, 2021

  • Score: 89.2
  • 2nd Place Music Performance
  • 2nd Place Marching/Visual Performance
  • 2nd Place General Effect Music
  • 2nd Place General Effect Visual
  • 3rd Place Percussion
  • 2nd Place Color Guard
  • 2nd overall out of 8 bands on the day (1.4 away from Grand Champions)

“Parade of Champions” Marching Competition
James Madison University
October 16, 2021

  • 3rd Place Overall, Class 5A  (3.77 away from 1st place)
  • “Adjusted” Score: 90.48  (non-adjusted BOA score: 80.95)
  • 3rd Place Music Performance
  • 4th Place Marching/Visual Performance
  • 3rd Place General Effect
  • 4th overall out of 42 bands on the full day (3.77 away from Grand Champion)​

VBODA State Marching Assessment
Massaponax High School
October 23, 2021

  • Rating: Superior
  • Straight ones (Unanimous Superior ratings from each judge)
  • 5th Straight Year of Unanimous Superior Ratings at VBODA Marching Assessment
    • (Longest streak since 2004)
  • VBODA Final Score: 90.8  (average of all judges scores)

All-State Jazz Ensemble

  • Andrew Clear – 1st Overall in Virginia – Jazz Alto Saxophone

District 14 Honor Band

  • 9 students accepted
  • 9 students All-State eligible

Note – This year, due to COVID related size limitations, there were only 45 total available high school spots available in the District 14 Honor Band event.  With 9 accepted students, Sherando had the *highest* amount of students selected – 20% of the entire District Band was made up of students from the Sherando Band.

AIA Indoor Competition
Patriot High School
February 5, 2022

  • Indoor Color Guard – Class CGSRA2, 3rd place (out of 11 units competing)
    • AIA Score: 54.33

AIA Indoor Competition
Jefferson Forest High School
February 12, 2022

  • Indoor Percussion – Class PSRA, 1st Place (out of 4 units competing)
    • AIA Score: 70.25

AIA Indoor Competition
Woodgrove High School
February 19, 2020

  • Indoor Color Guard – Class CGSRA2, 4th Place (out of 11 units competing)
    • AIA Score: 51.50

AIA Indoor Competition
Potomac High School
February 26, 2022

  • Indoor Color Guard – Class CGSRA2, 1st Place (out of 13 units competing)
    • AIA Score: 72.21
    • **Promoted** to Class CGSRA1
  • Indoor Percussion – Class PSRA, AIA Score: 68.1

District 14 Concert Band Assessment
Skyline High School –
March 16, 2022

  • Symphonic Band – Superior Rating
    • Stage: 1 – 1 – 1
    • Sight Reading: 1
  • Concert Band (recorded performance) – Excellent Rating
    • “Stage:” 2 – 2 – 2
    • Sight Reading: N/A

AIA Indoor Competition
Powhatan High School
March 19, 2022

  • Indoor Guard – Class CGSRA1, 4th Place (out of 12 units competing)
    • AIA Score: 76.58

AIA Indoor Competition
South County High School
March 26, 2022

  • Indoor Percussion – Class PSRA, AIA Score: 73.8

AIA Indoor North Color Guard Championships
Hampton Coliseum
April 2, 2022

  • Class CGSRA1, 12th Place (out of 22 units competing)
  • AIA Score: 77.54

AIA Indoor North Percussion Championships
Hampton Coliseum
April 3, 2022

  • Class PSRA, 4th Place (out of 10 units competing)
  • AIA Score: 77.3

Chantilly Jazz Festival

  • Jazz Combo – Excellent Rating
    • Score: 83.0
  • Jazz Ensemble – Superior Rating
    • Score: 86.0