Get Ready for Tag Day!

Tag Day, the major Band fundraiser for the year, is on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. It starts at 7 a.m., when the uniform closet opens, and runs until about 1:30 p.m., when a pizza lunch is served back at the school for the students and volunteers.

Tag Day is the Band’s ONLY major fundraiser for the entire year. We count on this for the majority of revenue to support the bands. On Tag Day, band and color guard members, dressed in uniform, canvass as many homes as possible within the Lake Braddock school district (over 12,000), in an effort to raise tax-deductible donations.

Questions? Need more information? Please contact the Tag Day coordinators at

Danielle Kelley and John Anderson,
Tag Day Coordinators

Tag Day would not be possible without the help of numerous (over 100) parents. This is truly a team effort. Can you help?

Please consider volunteering for one of the positions listed below. If interested or if you have questions about any of the positions, email the event coordinators at
We appreciate any time you can contribute.

Each parent driver will have a team of four students to transport to their designated neighborhood sector. The drivers’ main job is to focus on the safety of the students—keeping an eye on them at all times. In addition to those assigned to the teams, we also need backup drivers.

Sector House Hosts
Sector House Hosts volunteer their homes as a “home base” for four or five teams and their drivers. They distribute maps, street assignments, and supplies (provided), and answer questions. Sector House Hosts provide water and snacks brought by the students (see below). Sector House Hosts tally the amount collected in their sector and report the results to the Tag Day Coordinator.

Sector House Helpers
These helpers, two per Sector House, assist the Sector House Host as needed.

Lunch Helpers
Lunch helpers do setup and cleanup and serve a pizza lunch for the students and volunteers.

Thank you in advance for your support!

All members of the Band and Color Guard must participate to make Tag Day a success.
During Summer Band Rehearsal, students will sign up in teams of four, plus a parent/driver.
On Tag Day morning, each student is responsible for bringing a snack for 4-5 people (last names A-H bring fruit, last names I-Z bring baked goods). Please divide the food into single servings and place in disposable containers.

On Tag Day, students arrive at Lake Braddock at 7 a.m., check out their uniforms, and receive a safety briefing from Fairfax County Police. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Students meet their parent/driver at 8:30 and depart for their Sector Houses. At 9, the door-to-door solicitation begins, under the continuous supervision of a parent/driver. For the next four hours, use the Sector House as a home base for drinks, refreshments, and a well-deserved break.

Everyone regroups at the school at 1:30, students turn in their uniforms, and we share a pizza lunch.