Welcome to the Broad Run Marching Spartans, an extra-curricular program comprised of Winds, Percussion (Battery & Front Ensemble), and Color Guard!
The Broad Run High School Band Boosters (BRHSBBA) holds a Marching Spartans Commitment Meeting each spring for the upcoming school year to facilitate registration and provide important details about the upcoming season, such as rehearsal schedules. This meeting welcomes our rising freshmen into the fold and all Marching Spartans families, new and veteran alike, are strongly urged to attend. Prior to this meeting, our Color Guard and Percussion sections host interest clinics to recruit rookie members and go over basic required skills. The Percussion section also holds placement auditions to determine which students will march with the Battery and which students will perform with the Front Ensemble.
New to Broad Run and not able to join until Band Camp in August? We will make every attempt to accommodate students who join us at Band Camp.
An annual fee is required for participation, which includes membership in the Broad Run High School Band Boosters Association (BRHSBBA) and helps to offset the costs incurred for running Band Camp and the rest of the marching season. This fee will be announced prior to Commitment Night each season and financial aid is available for students who qualify.
The Marching Spartans begin their season prep during the summer! Color Guard and Percussion members rehearse with their sections throughout the summer to hone their technique – the summer rehearsal schedule is announced each spring – and students in these sections are expected to attend these rehearsals unless they are excused due to traveling or illness. Winds students are expected to rehearse their show music on their own during the summer, working towards memorization of their parts. Our season kicks into high gear in August with mandatory Band Camp, a 3-week session where students practice marching fundamentals, set drill, add music and choreography, and ultimately learn their full show!
Once the school year begins, marching season is in full swing! Rehearsals are held throughout the week after school. Marching Band season runs concurrent with the football season, and the Marching Spartans provide direct support as a pep band during home games and also performs their field program during halftime. take the program to the competitive field on Saturdays at competitions held throughout the region.
The season culminates with our VBODA assessment, the first step each year to being named a Virginia Honor Band. The Marching Spartans are a long-standing tradition at Broad Run High School with an award-winning legacy and the honor of being an important part of a VMEA Blue Ribbon Music Department.
We’re very excited for the 2018-2019 season, and we look forward to having you – as a student – participating in our great program, and we also are thrilled to have you – as family or friends – partnering with us as we all work together towards continued success.