Awards and Recognition

Bruin Band Tradition

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 39 consecutive years and 39 superiors in marching assessment!

2019-20

Symphonic band was selected through a competitive anonymous application selection process for the National Music For All Festival in Indiana. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our musicians and it is the first time in the history of this event that an orchestra and band from the same school are going to the event together in collaboration.

39th consecutive year with a Superior rating at VBODA!

2018-19

Virginia Honor Band for the 38th consecutive year in marching assessment.

2017-18

Lake Braddock Band students were selected 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.  

Virginia Honor Band for 37th consecutive year in marching assessment

Rock Ridge Marching Band Competition
3rd Overall
3rd in Music and Visual Effect overall
2nd in General Effect overall

Charlottesville Cavalcade
Grand Champions
Top Music and Music Effect overall
2nd in Visual and Visual Effect overall

2016-17

2016-17, our Lake Braddock Band program was named a national recipient of the National Band Association’s Programs of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award.

Virginia Honor Band for 36th consecutive year

Hanover High School
Second Overall (1st Overall in General Effect)

Oakton Classic
3rd Place AAAA

2015-16

Oakton Marching Band Competition
Gold Award – 1st Place 3A-5A Band
1st Place Music
2nd Place Overall

Harrisonburg Marching Band Competition
1st Place in Preliminaries
1st Place General Effect in Finals
2nd Place in Finals

VBODA State Marching Band Festival
Superior Rating

Invited performer at the VA Music Educators Association Conference – Symphonic Band
2016 Virginia Honor Band – 35th Consecutive VBODA Outstanding Performance Plaque

2014-15

Stafford Marching Band Showcase Band
2nd Place Overall

Cavalcade Marching Band Competition
1st Place AAAAA Band

VBODA State Marching Band Festival
Superior Rating

Festivals of Music (New York, NY)
Concert Band I – 1st Place, Superior Rating
Concert Band II – 1st Place, Superior Rating

VBODA State Concert Band Festival
Symphonic Band – Superior Rating

Featured Ensemble at the BOA National Concert Band Festival – Symphonic Band

National Band Association
Director – Citation of Excellence

Invited to perform at the VA Music Educators Association Conference in November 2015 – Symphonic Band
2015 Virginia Honor Band – 34th Consecutive VBODA Outstanding Performance Plaque

2013-14

Cavalcade Marching Band Competition
Band – 2nd Place Overall
Color Guard – 1st Place Overall

VBODA State Marching Band Festival
Superior Rating

Music Fiesta-Val Competition (Atlanta, GA)
Concert Band – 1st Place
Jazz Band – 1st Place

VBODA State Concert Band Festival
Symphonic Band – Superior Rating
2014 Virginia Honor Band – 33rd Consecutive VBODA Outstanding Performance Plaque