2016-2017 Awards and Honors

Virginia Honor Band

  • 17th in school history

VMEA Blue Ribbon School

  • 11th in school history

JMU Marching Royal Dukes
Sherando High School

  • Sherando hosted the Marching Royal Dukes of James Madison University on Sept. 9th.  They performed an exhibition show, then a side by side performance with other District 14 high school band members, along with SHS

Battle on the Blue Ridge Marching Competition
Millbrook High School

  • Navy Class
    • 2nd place out of 4 bands (VBODA score of 72.03)
    • “Best Music”, Navy Class
    • “Best Percussion”, Navy Class
  • 3rd place overall out of 11 bands competing.

Blast in the Draft Marching Competition
Stuarts Draft High School

  • Class 4A (Blast score of 85.0)
    • 2nd place out of 4 bands
    • “Best General Effect”, Class 4A
  • 2nd place overall out of 21 bands competing.

JMU Jazz Ensemble
Sherando High School

  • Oct. 18th, 2016
  • Sherando hosted the Jazz Ensemble, the premiere jazz group from James Madison University.  They performed several pieces for our students in an informal concert, and also worked with our students in several small masterclass sessions.

Parade of Champions
James Madison University

  • 4th place out of 10 bands, Class 4A
  • 3rd ranked General Effect, 3rd ranked Percussion
  • First top 5 placement in any class since 2006
  • BOA score of 74.75

VBODA State Marching Assessment
Massaponax High School

  • Superior Rating (“straight 1’s”, unanimous superior ratings by all judges)
  • Overall VBODA score of 93.3

All-VA Jazz Ensemble
VMEA Conference

  • Jacob Carpenter, Trumpet
  • Skylar DeGroot, Trombone

All-District 14 Honor Band

  • 20 students selected overall
  • 6 students eligible for All-VA Band and Orchestra Auditions

Indoor Drumline

  • 1st place Class PSRA @ MVHS, 2/18/17
  • 3rd place Class PSRA @ WGHD, 3/11/17

Indoor Winter Guard

  • Class CGSRA2 @ MVHS, 2/18/17
  • Class CGSRA2 @ WGHS, 3/11/17

All-VA Band and Orchestra

  • Jacob Carpenter, Trumpet, Concert Band, 18th overall
  • Skylar DeGroot, Trombone, Concert Band, 10th overall

District 14 Concert Assessment

  • Symphonic Band – Superior Rating
  • Concert Band – Superior Rating

Chantilly Jazz Festival

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

2015-2016 Awards and Honors

VMEA Blue Ribbon School

  • 10th time in school history

Concert Band Assessment

  • Symphonic Band – Superior Rating
  • Concert Band – Excellent Rating

Marching Band

  • 3rd Place, “Navy” Class – “Battle on the Blue Ridge” competition
  • 3rd Place, Class AAAA – “Oakton Classic” competition
  • Excellent Rating @ VBODA Marching Band Assessment

Chantilly Jazz Festival

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

District 14 Honor Band

  • 26 students selected to VBODA All-District 14 Honor Band

Indoor Percussion

  • 4th Place, Class SRA – Powhatan HS AIA Competition

Indoor Color Guard

  • 5th Place, Class SRA2 – Powhatan HS AIA Competition

2014-2015 Awards and Honors

Virginia Honor Band

  • 16th time in school history

VMEA Blue Ribbon School

  • 9th time in school history

District Concert Band Assessment

  • Symphonic Band – Superior Rating
  • Concert Band – Excellent Rating

Marching Band

  • Superior Rating at VBODA State Marching Band Assessment
  • 1st Place Class AAAAA, 2nd Place Overall – Shenandoah Valley Invitational
  • 2nd Place Class AAAAA – Millbrook Invitational
  • 2nd Place Class AAAAA, 3rd place overall – Woodbridge Invitational

District 14 Honor Band

  • 30 students selected

All State Band and Orchestra

  • Jeffery Elrick – 11th chair Clarinet in the VBODA All-Virginia Symphonic Band
  • Ryan Cerrone – 1st chair Alto Saxophone in the VBODA All-Virginia Concert Band

2015 Fiesta-Val Invitational Festival, Williamsburg, VA

  • 1st Place Symphonic Band – Superior Rating
  • 1st Place Concert Band – Excellent Rating
  • 1st Place Jazz Ensemble – Superior Rating
  • Overall Concert Band Champion
  • Overall Jazz Champion
  • Overall Grand Champion

2013-2014 Awards and Honors

Virginia Honor Band

  • 15th in school history

VMEA Blue Ribbon School

  • 8th in school history

District 14 Concert Band Assessment

  • Symphonic Band – Superior Rating
  • Concert Band – Superior Rating

Marching Band

  • Superior Rating at State Marching Band Assessment
  • 2nd Place Overall and Superior Rating – Jefferson Classic
  • 2nd Place Class AAAA and Superior Rating – Spotsylvania Invitational

District 14 Honor Band

  • 28 students selected

All State Band and Orchestra

  • Jeffery Elrick – 2nd chair Clarinet in the VBODA All-Virginia Concert Band