The history of the Lake Braddock Band is one of continued excellence reflecting the dedication of hard-working students, parents, and faculty. Lake Braddock is the only school in the Commonwealth of Virginia to be designated a Virginia Honor Band for 36 consecutive years and 37 superiors in marching assessment!
Congratulations to the Lake Braddock Band students for their selection by the John Philip Sousa Foundation as a recipient of the 2017 Sudler Flag of Honor. The Award is recognized as one of the Nation’s highest awards that can be presented to a concert band program. The purpose of the Sudler Flag of Honor is to identify, recognize and honor high school band programs internationally that have demonstrated particularly significant high standards of excellence in concert activities over a sustained period of several years. This is the second time Lake Braddock Band students have been selected to receive this award, earning it first in 1995.
Thefollowing information is a reminder regarding the upcoming concertevents in March. You may want to refer to the calendar provided toyou at the beginning of the year to review the rest of the year’sevents as well.
Wehave been preparing for what is known as the “District XI MiddleSchool Virginia State Band Assessment” held on March 17th,2018. This assessment is comparable and equivalent to the SOL’sthe students take in their core subjects later on in the school year. At this event, the students will perform three concert pieces for apanel of professional music educators who will assess the students’overall performance. The adjudicators will rate the students ontheir successful performances as well as provide useful feedback tomotivate the students to continue to improve in their musicalendeavors.
Therewill be a total of 20 performing bands at this assessment fromvarious schools in our District, including: Irving, Stone, Lanier,Liberty, Robinson and Frost.
TheDistrict XI Middle School Band Assessment will take place onSaturday,March 17th,2018 at Lake Braddock Secondary. The band classes listed below arescheduled to perform at the following times:
BruinBand (Warm-up) 8:40 AM (Performance) 9:40 AM
SelectBand (Warm-up) 10:35 AM (Performance) 11:35 AM
CadetBand (Warm-up) 11:25 AM (Performance) 12:25 PM
The“Pre-Assessment” concert is scheduled for Thursday, March 1st,at 7:00 PM in the Lake Braddock Little Theater Auditorium. Studentswill need to arrive at 5:45PM for warm-ups. This concert will providethe opportunity for the students to perform in the auditorium at LakeBraddock before the actual Assessment on March 17th. At both events, the students are expected to wear their concertuniform provided in the previous concerts.
Thestudents have been working diligently in preparation for this mostimportant event, and look forward to performing for you and theadjudicators. Please mark your calendar for bothevents. Invite family and friends too – admission is free!!!