2023-2024 Awards and Honors

VBODA Virginia Honor Band

  • ​22nd in school history

“Blast in the Draft” Marching Competition
Stuarts Draft High School
September 16, 2023

  • Score: 83.0
  • 3rd Place Overall (out of 20 bands)
  • 1st Place Music
  • 1st Place Percussion
  • 3rd Place Color Guard
  • 3rd Place Visual
  • 6th Place General Effect

“Parade of Champions” Marching Competition
James Madison University
October 7, 2023

  • 4th Place – Class 5A (out of 7 bands)
  • 6th Place Overall (out of 45 bands)
  • 1st Place Visual General Effect
  • 2nd Place Individual Visual Performance
  • 2nd Place Percussion Performance
  • 3rd Place General Effect Overall
  • 3rd Place Visual Performance Overall
  • 5th Place Music Performance Overall

VBODA State Marching Assessment
Massaponax High School
October 21, 2023

  • Rating: Superior
  • Straight ones (Unanimous Superior ratings from each judge)
  • 7th Straight Year of Unanimous Superior Ratings at VBODA Marching Assessment

VMBC State Championships
Liberty University
October 28, 2023

Preliminary Round Results – Group 4 Class (7 groups competing)

  • VMBC Score: 90.425 (1.85 from 1st Place)
  • 4th Place Overall
  • 3rd Place Ensemble Music
  • 3rd Place General Effect Music
  • 4th Place Percussion Performance
  • 4th Place Color Guard Performance

Championship Finals Results

  • VMBC Score: 88.463
  • 11th Place Overall (out of 13 finalist bands)
  • 9th Place Visual Performance
  • 10th Place Music Overall
  • 10th Place General Effect Music

AIA Competition
Forest Park High School
February 3, 2024

  • Winter Guard
    • Class CGSA3, 3rd Place Overall (out of 11 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 57.79
    • 4th Place – Equipment
    • 4th Place – Movement
    • 5th Place – Design
    • 5th Place – General Effect
  • Indoor Percussion
    • Class PSA, 1st Place Overall
    • AIA Score – 66.45
    • 2nd Place – Music
    • 1st Place – Music Effect
    • 1st Place – Visual
    • 1st Place – Visual Effect

AIA Competition
Woodgrove High School
February 24, 2024

  • Winter Guard
    • Class CGSA3, 3rd Place Overall (out of 5 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 60.33
    • 3rd Place – Equipment
    • 5th Place – Movement
    • 2nd Place – Design
    • 2nd Place – General Effect
  • Indoor Percussion
    • Class PSA, 5th Place Overall (out of 9 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 73.45
    • 5th Place – Music
    • 4th Place – Music Effect
    • 6th Place – Visual
    • 4th Place – Visual Effect

AIA Competition
Sherando High School
Sherando Showcase
March 9, 2024

  • Winter Guard
    • Class CGSA3, 2rd Place Overall (out of 5 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 70.77
    • 2nd Place – Equipment
    • 2nd Place – Movement
    • 1st Place – Design
    • 2nd Place – General Effect
  • Indoor Percussion
    • Class PSA, 2nd Place Overall (out of 7 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 77.30
    • 2nd Place – Music
    • 1st Place – Music Effect
    • 3rd Place – Visual
    • 2nd Place – Visual Effect

AIA Competition
South County High School
March 23, 2024

  • Winter Guard
    • Class CGSA3, 7th Place Overall (out of 14 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 71.60
    • 8th Place – Equipment
    • 11th Place – Movement
    • 6th Place – Design
    • 5th Place – General Effect
  • Indoor Percussion
    • Class PSA, 4th Place Overall (out of 14 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 77.40
    • 3rd Place – Music
    • 5th Place – Music Effect
    • 2nd Place – Visual
    • 7th Place – Visual Effect

AIA North Championships
Hampton Coliseum
April 6-7, 2024

  • Winter Guard
    • Class CGSA3
      • 4th Place (out of 9 units in Blue Round)
      • 5th Place Overall (18 units in class)
    • AIA Score – 76.255
    • 4th Place – Equipment
    • 6th Place – Movement
    • 3rd Place – Design
    • 3rd Place – General Effect
  • Indoor Percussion
    • Class PSA, 9th Place Overall (out of 17 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 75.175
    • 8th Place – Music
    • 8th Place – Music Effect
    • 14th Place – Visual
    • 17th Place – Visual Effect

2022-2023 Awards and Honors

VBODA Virginia Honor Band

  • ​21st in school history

“Emerald Classic” Marching Competition
Riverbend High School
September 24, 2022

  • 5th Place Overall (out of 15 Bands)
  • Score: 75
  • 1st Place Visual Performance
  • 1st Place Percussion
  • 3rd Place Drum Majors
  • 5th Place Color Guard
  • 5th Place Music Performance
  • 5th Place General Effect

Shenandoah Valley Marching Invitational
Harrisonburg High School
October 8, 2022

Preliminary Round Results – Group 5

  • VMBC Score: 86.3
  • 1st Place, Group 5 (3rd Overall)
  • 2nd Place Visual, Group 5 (6th Overall)
  • 1st Place Percussion, Group 5 (2nd Overall)
  • 1st Place Color Guard, Group 5 (1st Overall)
  • 2nd Place Music, Group 5 (3rd Overall)
  • 1st Place General Effect, Group 5 (2nd Overall)

Finals Round Results – Overall

  • VMBC Score: 85.8
  • 3rd Place Overall
  • 1st Place Color Guard
  • 2nd Place Music
  • 2nd Place Percussion
  • 4th Place Visual
  • 6th Place General Effect

VBODA State Marching Assessment
Massaponax High School
October 22, 2022

  • Rating: Superior
  • Straight ones (Unanimous Superior ratings from each judge)
  • 6th Straight Year of Unanimous Superior Ratings at VBODA Marching Assessment

“Parade of Champions” Marching Competition
James Madison University
October 29, 2022

  • 6th Place Overall, Class 6A
  • Score: 91.43 (less than 4 points away from 1st place)
  • Highest score of the season
  • Highest score ever at “Parade of Champions”

All-State Jazz Ensemble

  • Alex Kilkus – Jazz Tenor Saxophone

AIA Competition
Forest Park High School
January 28, 2023

  • Winter Guard
    • Class CGSRA1, 1st Place Overall (out of 8 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 80.68 (Highest score in school history)
    • 2nd Place – Movement
    • 1st Place – Equipment
    • 1st Place – Design
    • 2nd Place – General Effect
    • **Promoted** to Class CGSA3
  • Indoor Percussion
    • Class PSRA, 1st Place Overall
    • AIA Score – 70.90
    • 2nd Place – Music
    • 1st Place – Music Effect
    • 1st Place – Visual
    • 1st Place – Visual Effect
    • **Promoted** to Class PSA

All District Band – VMEA District 14
February 4, 2023

Fourteen Sherando students performed with other members of the VMEA District 14. After just one and a half days of rehearsal together, they performed a fantastic concert!

AIA Competition
Patriot High School
February 4, 2023

  • Winter Guard
    • Class CGSA3, 1st Place Overall (out of 7 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 60.09
    • 4th Place – Movement
    • 4th Place – Equipment
    • 1st Place – Design
    • 1st Place – General Effect

AIA Competition
Mt. Vernon High School
February 18, 2023

  • Winter Guard
    • Class CGSA3, 3rd Place Overall (out of 11 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 67.00
    • 3rd Place – Movement
    • 5th Place – Equipment
    • 2nd Place – Design
    • 3rd Place – General Effect
  • Indoor Percussion
    • Class PSA, 4th Place Overall
    • AIA Score – 71.00
    • 6th Place – Music
    • 4th Place – Music Effect
    • 5th Place – Visual
    • 1st Place – Visual Effect

AIA Competition
Woodgrove High School
February 25, 2023

  • Winter Guard
    • Class CGSA3, 3rd Place Overall (out of 11 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 64.070
    • 3rd Place – Movement
    • 4th Place – Equipment
    • 1st Place – Design
    • 3rd Place – General Effect
  • Indoor Percussion
    • Class PSA, 3rd Place Overall (out of 8 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 69.850
    • 7th Place – Music
    • 2nd Place – Music Effect
    • 7th Place – Visual
    • 3rd Place – Visual Effect

District 14 Concert Band Assessment
Skyline High School –
March 4, 2023

  • Symphonic Band – Superior Rating
    • Stage: 1 – 1 – 1
    • Sight Reading: 2
  • Concert Band – Excellent Rating
    • “Stage:” 2 – 2 – 2
    • Sight Reading: 2

AIA Competition
Sherando High School – Sherando Showcase
March 11, 2023

  • Winter Guard
    • Class CGSA3, 1st Place Overall (out of 3 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 67.5
    • 1st Place – Movement
    • 1st Place – Equipment
    • 1st Place – Design
    • 1st Place – General Effect
  • Indoor Percussion
    • Class PSA, 3rd Place Overall (out of 4 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 73.65
    • 2nd Place – Music
    • 3rd Place – Music Effect
    • 3rd Place – Visual
    • 3rd Place – Visual Effect

AIA Competition
South County High School
March 25, 2023

  • Winter Guard
    • Class CGSA3, 2nd Place Overall (out of 8 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 77.18
    • 2nd Place – Movement
    • 2nd Place – Equipment
    • 4th Place – Design
    • 2nd Place – General Effect
  • Indoor Percussion
    • Class PSA, 6th Place Overall (out of 10 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 77.7
    • 6th Place – Music
    • 9th Place – Music Effect
    • 6th Place – Visual
    • 5th Place – Visual Effect

AIA North Championships
Hampton Coliseum
April 1-2, 2023

  • Winter Guard
    • Class CGSA3 – White Round, 2nd Place Overall (out of 8 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 75.310
    • 1st Place – Movement
    • 2nd Place – Equipment
    • 2nd Place – Design
    • 2nd Place – General Effect
  • Indoor Percussion
    • Class PSA, 10th Place Overall (out of 12 units competing)
    • AIA Score – 74.525
    • 11th Place – Music
    • 11th Place – Music Effect
    • 10th Place – Visual
    • 8th Place – Visual Effect

Chantilly Jazz Festival
Chantilly High School
May 11-13, 2023

  • Jazz Combo – Excellent Rating
    • Score: 84.7
  • Jazz Ensemble – Superior Rating
    • Score: 86.3

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

2020-2021 Awards and Honors

*Performance Opportunities severely limited/non-existent due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions*

All-State Jazz Band

  • Andrew Clear – 3rd overall in Virginia – Alto Saxophone

​District 14 Honor Band

  • 27 students earning placements (Virtual auditions)
  • 8 students All-State eligible

Spring Marching Season – Students participated in an optional Spring Marching Season, performed as a pep-band for two Spring home football games, and performed a “Spring Marching Show” for the parents in May 2021.

Fine Arts Department “Spring Performance” – Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching/Pep Band, Jazz Ensemble, and all Choral groups presented a Spring Performance for the community in June 2021.  We also had an Art display of student artwork during the evening as well.  It was our first official Sherando concert performance in 15 months, and was a huge success!


2019-2020 Awards and Honors

“Woodbridge Invitational” Marching Competition
Woodbridge High School
September 14, 2019

  • Third Place – Class 5A
  • VBODA Score: 77.38
  • Best Visual
  • Best Drum Majors
  • Best Percussion
  • 7th overall out of 20 bands on the day (4.54 points away from Grand Champion)

“Battle On The Blue Ridge” VMBC Marching Competition
Millbrook High School
September 21, 2019

  • 4th place – Group 4 Class
  • VMBC Score: 85.10
  • 6th overall out of 22 bands on the day (3.78 points away from Grand Champion)

“Emerald Classic” Marching Competition
Riverbend High School
September 28, 2019

  • 4th place – Class 4A
  • VBODA Score: 84.525
  • 1st place Drum Majors
  • 2nd place Music overall
  • 2nd place Visual overall
  • 2nd place Color Guard
  • 4th overall out of 18 bands on the day (2.075 points away from Grand Champion)

“Parade of Champions” Marching Competition
James Madison University
October 19th, 2019

  • 8th place – Class 5A
  • BOA Score: 78
  • 12th overall out of 50 bands on the day (11.55 points away from Grand Champion)

VBODA State Marching Assessment
Massaponax High School
October 26th, 2019

  • Superior Rating
    • Straight ones (Unanimous Superior ratings from each judge)
    • 4th Straight Year of Unanimous Superior Ratings at VBODA Marching Assessment

All-State Jazz Ensemble

  • Lanie Niide – 2nd overall in Virginia – Jazz Piano

District 14 Honor Band

  • 23 students accepted
  • 4 students All-State eligible

AIA Indoor Competition
Patriot High School
February 8, 2020

  • Indoor Color Guard – Class CGSRA2, 5th place (out of 12 units competing)
    • Score: 55.89

AIA Indoor Competition
Woodgrove High School
February 22, 2020

  • Indoor Percussion – Class PSRA, 2nd Place
    • Score: 77.05
  • Indoor Color Guard – Class CGSRA2, 1st Place
    • Score: 59.20

AIA Indoor Competition
Forest Park High School
February 29, 2020

  • Indoor Color Guard – Class CGSRA2, 2nd Place (out of 11 units competing)
    • Score: 61.86

AIA Indoor Competition
Potomac High School
March 7, 2020

  • Indoor Percussion – Class PSRA, 2nd Place (out of 6 units competing)
    • Score: 74.25

*Unfortunately, starting on March 12, 2020, all remaining scheduled events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.*