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.*


2018-2019 Awards and Honors

VBODA Virginia Honor Band

  • 19th in school history

VMEA Blue Ribbon Music Department

  • 12th in school history

“Woodbridge Invitational” Marching Competition
Woodbridge High School
September 15, 2018

  • Second place – Class 4A
  • VBODA Score: 74.3
  • Best Visual
  • Best Drum Majors
  • Best Color Guard
  • 8th overall out of 16 bands on the day (7.7 off of Grand Champion)

“Emerald Classic” Marching Competition
Riverbend High School
September 29th, 2018

  • Second place – Class 4A
  • VBODA Score: 88.35
  • Best General Effect
  • Best Visual
  • Runner up to Grand Champion (by .05 points)
  • 2nd overall out of 18 bands on the day

“Charlottesville Cavalcade” Marching Competition
Charlottesville High School
October 6th, 2018

  • Third place – Group 3
  • VMBC Score: 67.5
  • VBODA (Adjusted Score): 83.75
  • 6th overall out of 21 bands on the day (3.4 off of Grand Champion)

“Parade of Champions” Marching Competition
James Madison University
October 20th, 2018

  • Ninth Place – Class 4A
  • BOA Score: 66.95
  • 3rd ranking Music Average

VBODA State Marching Assessment
Massaponax High School
October. 27th, 2018

  • Superior Rating
  • Straight ones (Unanimous Superior ratings from each judge)

All-State Jazz Ensemble

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

District 14 Honor Band

  • 14 students accepted
  • 2 students All-State eligible

AIA
Mt. Vernon High School
February 16, 2019

  • Indoor Drumline – Class PSRA, 4th place
    • Score: 73.75
  • Indoor Color Guard – Class CGSRA2, 4th place
    • Score: 52.28

AIA
Woodgrove High School
March 9, 2019

  • Indoor Drumline – Class PSRA, 1st place
    • Score: 83.95
  • Indoor Color Guard – Class CGSRA2, 6th place
    • Score 55.95

AIA
Potomac High School
March 16, 2019

  • Indoor Drumline – Class PSRA, 2nd place
    • Score: 77.15
  • Indoor Color Guard – Class CGSRA2, 2nd place
    • Score: 62.58

District 14 Concert Band Assessment

  • Symphonic Band – Superior Rating
    • Stage: 1-1-2, Sight Reading: 1
  • Concert Band – Superior Rating
    • Stage: 1-1-1, Sight Reading: 2

AIA
South County High School
March 23, 2019

  • Indoor Drumline – Class PSRA, 2nd place
    • Score: 80.45
  • Indoor Color Guard – Class CGSRA2, 2nd place
    • Score: 65.65

AIA Percussion Championships
South County High School
March 20, 2019

  • Indoor Drumline – Class PSRA, 3rd place (8 units in competition), Bronze Medal
    • Score: 83.20
  • Indoor Color Guard – Class CGSRA2, 8th place (17 units in competition)
    • Score: 62.58

Chantilly Jazz Festival

  • Jazz Ensemble – Excellent Rating
  • Jazz Combo – Excellent Rating

2017-2018 Awards and Honors

VBODA Virginia Honor Band

  • 18th in school history

​”Hot Rod Classic” Marching Competition
CD Hylton Classic
Sept. 23, 2017

  • First place – Class 4A (5 bands in class)
  • VBODA Score: 84.7
  • Best General Effect
  • Best Drum Majors
  • Best Color Guard (Auxiliary)
  • 4th overall out of 19 bands on the full day

“Battle on the Blue Ridge” Marching Competition
Millbrook High School
Sept. 30th, 2017

  • Third place – Navy Class (5 bands in class)
  • VBODA Score: 78.39
  • 5th overall out of 23 bands on the day

“Rock Ridge Band Day” Marching Competition

  • Second place – Class 3A (4 bands in class)
  • VBODA Score: 83.73
  • Best Music
  • Best General Effect
  • Best Percussion

“Parade of Champions” Marching Competition
James Madison University
Oct. 21st, 2017

  • Third place – Class 4A (9 bands in class)
  • BOA Score: 77.05
  • 2nd ranking Music Average
  • 4th ranking Visual Average
  • 4th ranking General Effect Average

VBODA State Marching Assessment
Massaponax High School

  • Superior Rating
    • Straight Ones (Unanimous Superior Ratings from each judge)

District 14 Concert Band Assessment

  • Symphonic Band – Superior Rating
    • Straight Ones (Unanimous Superior ratings from each judge)
    • Stage: 1-1-1, Sight Reading: 1
  • Concert Band – Excellent Rating
    • Stage: 1-2-2, Sight Reading: 2

All-State Jazz Ensemble

  • Skylar DeGroot – 2nd overall in Virginia – Jazz Trombone

District 14 Honor Band

  • 22 students accepted
  • 6 students All-State eligible

AIA
Woodbridge High School
February 10, 2018

  • Indoor Drumline – Class PSRA, 1st place

AIA
Forest Park High School
February 17, 2018

  • Indoor Drumline – Class PSRA, 2nd place

AIA
Potomac High School
March 3, 2018

  • Indoor Drumline – Class PSRA, 2nd place

Indoor Percussion – Season Improvement

  • First Event Score: 73.800
  • Final Event Score: 81.975
  • Total Point Improvement: +8.175

All-State Band and Orchestra

  • Skylar DeGroot – 7th Trombone overall in the state of Virginia
  • Carlos Rodriguez – 8th Tuba overall in the state of Virginia

Indoor Color Guard – Season Accomplishments

  • First Event Score: 40.470
  • Final Event Score: 58.755
  • Total Point Improvement: +18.285

Chantilly Jazz Festival

  • Jazz Ensemble – Excellent Rating
  • Jazz Combo – Superior Rating, 3rd place HS Combo Division