• 2016 Marching Spartans
    2016 Marching Spartans
  • 2016 Marching Spartans
    2016 Marching Spartans
  • 2016 Marching Spartans at JMU Parade of Champions
    2016 Marching Spartans at JMU Parade of Champions
  • 2016 Marching Spartans at JMU Parade of Champions
    2016 Marching Spartans at JMU Parade of Champions
  • 2016 Marching Spartans Marching Leadership
    2016 Marching Spartans Marching Leadership
  • 2016 Marching Spartans Seniors
    2016 Marching Spartans Seniors
  • 2016 Marching Spartans Woodwinds
    2016 Marching Spartans Woodwinds
  • 2016 Marching Spartans Brass
    2016 Marching Spartans Brass
  • 2016 Marching Spartans Percussion
    2016 Marching Spartans Percussion
  • 2016 Marching Spartans Guard
    2016 Marching Spartans Guard
  • 2016-2017 Winterguard
    2016-2017 Winterguard
  • 2016-2017 Indoor Drumline
    2016-2017 Indoor Drumline
  • 2016-2017 Concert Band
    2016-2017 Concert Band
  • 2016-2017 Wind Ensemble
    2016-2017 Wind Ensemble
  • 2016-2017 Jazz Ensemble
    2016-2017 Jazz Ensemble
  • Members of the Broad Run Band and Orchestra in Beijing, China
    Members of the Broad Run Band and Orchestra in Beijing, China

Broad Run HS’s award-winning Band Program promotes music, the arts, discipline, teamwork, focus, sportsmanship, responsibility, accountability and leadership in a way that is unique to the high school experience. With numerous Band opportunities and ensembles to choose from, students have the opportunity to perform competitively outdoors on the field or with drumline or guard indoors, in more traditional concert settings, and in ensembles.

Band students learn to accept and work with others who can be very different from themselves, and in band, some students experience peer acceptance for the first time in their lives. They learn that a good performance requires the best from every student – there is no “bench” in band, everybody is a starter and everybody is important to the end result. They are immersed in dedication and discipline, develop outstanding time-management skills, and learn that flexibility is key. Students who are active in multiple facets of the band program can spend well over 1000 hours per school year in practice, performance, preparation and travel, sometimes in extreme weather and unexpected circumstances, yet band students’ academic performance is above average. Band students have the opportunity to explore music and the performing arts in great depth, and many of them pursue careers in the arts and teaching the arts.

The program is active in the Ashburn community: each year they promote concerts that are free and open to the public, and perform at local events such as Jazz on the Lake in Ashburn Village, and the Tree Lighting event at One Loudoun. The program includes three concert bands, marching band with color guard, jazz band, indoor drumline, winter guard, and several small ensembles.

We hope you have the opportunity to attend one of our performances this year!