At Broad Run High School, our students who have an interest in pursuing instrumental band performance as an elective have the option of participating in Symphonic Band, or they may audition for the Wind Ensemble. Percussionists participate in our Percussion Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble is also offered as an elective. Co-curricular rehearsals and performances are required for all of our instrumental band classes. Our band program performs both a Winter and a Spring Concert, and a pre-assessment Concert is held in preparation for VBODA Assessments. Additionally, our Wind Ensemble will perform at the annual Cluster Concert, which brings together choral, orchestral, and band programs from each of the “feeder” schools for Broad Run: Ashburn Elementary School, Dominion Trail Elementary School, and Farmwell Station Middle School, alongside the programs that are offered at our school.
Throughout the year, extra-curricular opportunities for band students take the form of smaller instrumentation ensembles, as well as collaborations with the drama, choral, and orchestral departments. During the course of the year, students also have the opportunity to participate and audition for All District Band, All-Virginia Band, and All-Virginia Jazz Band.