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***Beginning of School Year 2011-2012***

CONGRATULATIONS to our Herndon Band SENIORS award winners!!! (June 6, 2012)

John Philip Sousa Award:
Kevin Lovering

Louis Armstrong Award:
Suresh Rajan

Matt Weinke:
Caitlin Willaims

Semper Fi:
Adam Trapp

Wind Ensemble:
Leann Poirier

Directors Award:
Dillon Celinski

Hirt Scholarship:
Austin Miller

HHSBPA/Bergman Scholarship:
Caitlin Williams

Questions? Please email Mrs Jacoby.

Summer Drum Major Clinic for rising 10th-12th grade (May 18, 2012)

The University of South Carolina Band Department will be hosting a Summer Drum Major Clinic for rising 10th-12th grade high school drum majors. The clinic will be Thursday thru Saturday, June 21 - 23 and will feature a special leadership session with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser for all registered participants. Download the 2012 Summer Drum Major Clinic flyer for more information.

Questions? Please email Mrs Jacoby.

Northern VA Youth Wind Auditions June 4-6, 2012 (May 7, 2012)

Save the date June 4-6, 2012 for the 2012-2013 "Northern Virginia Youth Winds" (NVYW) ensemble, conducted by Denny Stokes. Those eligible include all 9th-12th grade winds instrumentalists and percussionists. Download the NORTHERN VA YOUTH WINDS FLYER for more info.

Questions? Please email Mrs Jacoby.

2012-2013 Wind Ensemble Results (May 17, 2012)

Thank you to the 52 students who auditioned for our 64 member Wind Ensemble. I heard many wonderfully prepared pieces and scales, and I am so proud of the countless hours of practice that went into making that happen.

You can download the pdf of the 2012-2013 Wind Ensemble Results here.

Please remember these things:
1) Just because you didn't make it in doesn't mean you didn't have a great audition. Some sections had over FOUR times the needed number of students audition as there were spots available!
2) Just because you did make it in doesn't mean you are necessarily better than people who didn't - there might have been a greater need for your instrument!
3) I have many notes from your audition, and I'd be happy to discuss them with you at any time.
4) Names are not listed in any order.

I look forward to an all time strong program - we are lucky to have amazing players in ALL of our performing ensembles next year!!
Mrs. Jacoby

Questions? Please email Mrs. Jacoby.

Looking for a music camp for summer 2012? (May 7, 2012)

Be sure to check this out:

Questions? Please email Mrs Jacoby.

Summer Drum Major Clinic for rising 10th-12th grade (May 18, 2012)

The University of South Carolina Band Department will be hosting a Summer Drum Major Clinic for rising 10th-12th grade high school drum majors. The clinic will be Thursday thru Saturday, June 21 - 23 and will feature a special leadership session with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser for all registered participants. Download the 2012 Summer Drum Major Clinic flyer for more information.

Questions? Please email Mrs Jacoby.

LIKE the Herndon Band Facebook Page! (Apr 11, 2012)

On Facebook? Stop by the Herndon Band page and LIKE to keep up with us and what we are up to! Log into Facebook, then, point your browser to: http://facebook.com/HerndonBand and click LIKE in the upper right corner. Don't forget to share our page with friends and relatives!

Questions? Please email our webmaster.

Congratulations to our Jazz Band! (Apr 25, 2012)

Congratulations to our Jazz Band - they attended State Assessment recently and received straight superiors from all three judges! Special superior ratings were given to Austin Miller, Suresh Rajan and and Joey Branch for their solo performances during the concert. Congratulations to all participants!

CONGRATULATIONS All-Virginia Band and Orchestras Participants! (Mar 9, 2012)

Congratulations to our Herndon students who made the All-Virginia Band and Orchestras!

Michael Chen got 6th trumpet in the entire state as a sophomore (putting him second chair in the orchestra)
Tiberui Baicoianu got 16th clarinet in the entire state as a sophomore (putting him in the top band)
Kat Lopes got 6th chair in the entire state as a junior (putting her in the top band)

Adam Trapp, Caitlin Williams, and Leann Poirier also received alternate spots. Please give all of them your congrats!

Message from AYPO: Musicians Needed (Mar 9, 2012)

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras is in need of additional wind and percussion players for their upcoming season. For more information, please visit:


Questions? Please email Ms Schoelwer.

Position Incumbent Email
Alumni Coordinator
Davida Luehrs AlumniRep@HerndonBand.org
Band Aid Melvin Jones BandAid@HerndonBand.org
Band Blasts Anne Rosenberg BandBlast@HerndonBand.org
Band Gear Kim Mister BandGear@HerndonBand.org
Bingo Coordinator Robin Handy
Tammy Lemmons*
CD Productions Adrian Morgan CDProductions@HerndonBand.org
Citrus Barbara Kochanowski* Citrus@HerndonBand.org
Commemerative Brick Chair TBA* Citrus@HerndonBand.org
Concessions Victor Mercado
Anita MIller*
Greens Mina Philips
Casey Sheppard
First Aid Elaine Bango
Mary Brady
Forms Joan Indyke Forms@HerndonBand.org
Freshman Class Rep Kimberly Jones FreshmanRep@HerndonBand.org
Sophomore Class Rep Mary Lambert SophomoreRep@HerndonBand.org
Junior Class Rep Janet Shaw JuniorRep@HerndonBand.org
Senior Class Rep Vasanthi Srinivasan* SeniorRep@HerndonBand.org
Newsletter / Publications / Programs Adrian Morgan Newsletter@HerndonBand.org
Photography Adrian Morgan Photography@HerndonBand.org
Showcase Neil Lovering* Showcase@HerndonBand.org
Snacks Tammy Lemmons*
Mary Lambert
Tag Day - Area Coordinator Kathy Powers TagDay@HerndonBand.org
Webmaster Assistant TBD Webmaster@HerndonBand.org

Position Incumbent Email
Neil Lovering* President@HerndonBand.org
Vice-President Ken Poirier* VicePresident@HerndonBand.org
Treasurer Susan Rice Treasurer@HerndonBand.org
Secretary Mina Phillips Secretary@HerndonBand.org
Chaperone Coordinator Carole Lopes Chaperone@HerndonBand.org
Communications Coordinator Adrian Morgan Communications@HerndonBand.org
Drumline Representative Evie Munos
Janet Shaw
Guard Representative Debbie Eastham GuardRep@HerndonBand.org
Hospitality Coordinator Marybeth Mercado Hospitality@HerndonBand.org
Marching Coordinator Mark Lemmons* FieldLog@HerndonBand.org
PTA Liaison Tammy Lemmons* PTARep@HerndonBand.org
Transportation Coordinator Victor Mercado Transportation@HerndonBand.org
Uniform Coordinator Anita Miller* Uniforms@HerndonBand.org
Volunteer Coordinator Terry Eubank Volunteer@HerndonBand.org
Webmaster Lori O'Day Webmaster@HerndonBand.org
* - denotes senior parent
2011 Senior Regional Orchestra Music (May 7, 2012)

The following music wil be used for both Wind Ensemble chair placements and the Senior Regional Orchestra auditions.  WE Chair placements will occur in September 2011, while auditions for SRO will occur in October 2011.
Swing Dance Night June 1 (May 7, 2012)

Swing Dance Night June 1 - come early for a lesson at 6:30pm that night, then, stay for an evening of fun beginning at 7pm at Trinity Prebeterian on Bennett Street - download the SWING DANCE NIGHT FLYER for more information.

Band Banquet is June 4th (May 18, 2012)

Please plan to join us in recognizing all band students that evening (concert ensembles, marching band, guard, jazz, etc), especially our seniors!

Questions? Please email Mrs. Jacoby.
Jazz Band auditions coming up soon on May 24 (May 30, 2012)

Jazz Band auditions are May 24
Sign up for a slot on board -- still in need of winds, bass, and piano
Audition music is posted in band hallway

Questions? Please email Mrs. Jacoby.
Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center (Feb 21, 2012)

The Conservatory Project is an initiative of Performing Arts for Everyone's Millennium Stage. It is a semi-annual event occurring in February and May, designed to present the best young musical artists in classical, jazz, musical theater, opera and more from our nation's leading undergraduate and graduate conservatories, colleges and universities in performance at the Kennedy Center.

The Conservatory Project creates an ongoing showcase for our nation's exceptional young talent and introduces Washington audiences to young musicians destined to have important careers. The schedule of performances are listed here:


Questions? Please email Ms Schoelwer.
Want to be the FEATURED Soloist in the May 28 Navy Band Performance? (Feb 19, 2012)

Looking for an AWESOME opportunity to perform with the Navy Band this May? Read this CALL FOR MUSICIANS then fill out your APPLICATION. Applications must be post-marked by Apr 26, 2012. Finalists will be notified by May 4 with call-backs May 12. Performance May 28.
Questions?, email Ms Schoelwer.
Solo & Ensemble Festival 2012 (Apr 11, 2012)

Want to sign up for Solo & Ensemble Festival? APPLICATIONS are due back by Apr 13, and, the fee is $35.

Questions? Please email Ms Schoelwer.
Marching Band Pit and Battery Placement Clinics Coming Up (Apr 11, 2012)

Marching Band Pit and Battery Placement Clinics

April 10 at 3-5pm (Tuesday)
April 12 at 3-5pm (Thursday)
April 17 at 3-5pm (Tuesday)
April 24 at 3-5pm (Tuesday)

Questions? Please email Mrs Jacoby.
Fundraiser Dinner Mar 28! Procedes to Winterguard. (Mar 26, 2012)


Please come to our fundraising dinner at Herndon United Methodist Church THIS WEEK on WEDNESDAY, March 28th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. We will be serving baked pasta, salad, bread and dessert. Proceeds benefit the winter guard. We would appreciate your help in making this dinner a success. Dinner is $5.00 per person and $15.00 per family. Come out and support the guard and have a great time.

We Still Need:


7 large baked pasta dishes (2 veggie)
6 loves of French type bread
6 desserts
4 large powder lemon aid drink mixes

2 people to clean up
2 people to serve

We have forks, knives, plates and cups from the shed, so we don't need any more.

Thank you very much. Please email Tammy Lemmons if you can help in any way.

Drumline Clinics Coming Up In a Few Days! (Mar 25, 2012)

Drunline clinics coming up Mar 29 through April - for more information, download this DRUMLINE CLINICS flyer.

Questions? Please email Ms Schoelwer.

Assessments Help High School Musicians Band Together! (Mar 25, 2012)

Sophomore Ignatius Idio’s sheet music is covered with penciled-in advice on how to correctly play his part.

One note stands out, however.

Written large, underlined and followed by an exclamation point or two, Idio has written “It’s all about me” over a section of “Fidelity,” a march the band will perform in a few minutes.

“That’s to remind me that I need to play out more here,” said the 16-year-old euphonium player and Centreville High School Symphonic Band member. With only one shot at playing it right, Idio said those notes are as important as the ones on the page...

To read more of this article published by the Washington Post, please visit: http://goo.gl/yfSYt

CONGRATULATIONS Herndon Bands (Mar 11, 2012)

Congratulations to all Herndon High School band students for a job well done at State Assessment! And, a big "THANK YOU" to Ms Schoelwer for leading all our students to become outstanding musicians!

Questions? Please email Ms Schoelwer.

How will you contribute to the band next year? Volunteer to help guide the HHS Band program. (Mar 12, 2012)

The following Board and Committee Chair positions are available.

(voting positions)
Hospitality Chair
Marching Coordinator
PTSA Representative

Committee Chairs
(non-voting positions)
Commemorative Brick Chair
Concessions Chair
Freshman Class Representative
Forms Chair/Co-Chair
Tag Day – Area Chair
Treasurer Assistant
Webmaster Assistant

See Job Descriptions for more information. Please email Terry Eubank if you have any questions or to express your interest.

Monthly HHSBPA Board Meeting (updated Feb 19, 2012)

All band parents are encouraged to attend!  Come and learn about the upcoming events and volunteer opportunites.

The next meeting of the HHSBPA Board is on Monday, March 12, 2012. Meetings are typically the first Monday of each month.

Date: Monday, Mar 12, 2012
Time: 7:00pm
Location: HHS Guidance Conference Room (enter via Door #11)

Heads-Up - Info for Week of Mar 12, 2012 (Mar 9, 2012)

Coming up Week of Mar 12, 2012

Monday - HHSBPA Meeting, 7pm, Guidance Conference Room
Tuesday - Chicago rehearsal, 2:30-3:30pm
Wednesday- NO Wind Ensemble
Thursday - Leave for Chicago!
Congrats to Our Awesome Winter Guard! (Feb 19, 2012)

All their hard work is paying off with yet another performance yesterday at Broad Run High School. CONGRATULATIONS for placing 5th in this competition - good job!!!

For more information, email your questions to our Guard rep.

Spring Assessments for Band Students Coming Up (Feb 19, 2012)

Pre-Assessment Concert

Wednesday, February 29

6:15pm - Symphonic and Percussion report to Stage; Wind Ensemble reports to Band Room

7pm - Concert begins

Following the two groups (Symphonic and Wind), adjudicators will briefly share comments with the students on stage. Part of each student grade will be their personal adjudication of the other performing group using our State SOL rubric.

Assessment Concert

All students will be bused to James Madison High School from HHS.

Friday, March 9 -- Symphonic Band leaves after school and performs at 5pm

Saturday, March 10 -- Wind Ensemble meets at Herndon at 4:45pm and performs at 7:20pm

If you would like to take your student home directly after the concert, please send a note or email to Ms. Schoelwer

Questions? Please email Ms Schoelwer.

Manditory Chicago Trip Meeting Mar 5, 2012 7pm (Feb 19, 2012)

There will be a mandatory meeting for all students (and one of their parents) attending the Chicago Trip:

Monday, March 5
Lecture Hall

If you have any changes to make to your emergency care form from the marching band season, please bring the new information to submit at this time. All students and parents will have final forms to sign and return that evening.

For more information, email your questions to Ms Schoelwer.

Percussion, Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Band rehearsals are underway (Jan 9, 2012)

Percussion and Symphonic Band rehearsals are:

Monday, Jan 23
Monday, Feb 6
Tuesday, Feb 14
Tuesday, Feb 21
Monday, Feb 27
*Pre-Assessment Concert on Wed, Feb 29
Tuesday, Mar 6
*Assessment Concert on Friday, March 10 at Madison HS (we will bus from HHS to Madison HS for our 5pm performance)

Questions? Please email Ms Schoelwer.

Music Careers Night at Falls Church High School Feb 22, 2012 (Feb 19, 2012)

Are you interested in a career in music? The Falls Church High School Band Aides (similar to our own Band Boosters) are hosting an evening to explore the opportunities in music performance, therapy, management, composition, education and sound engineering. Mark your calendar for February 22, 2012 at 7:30pm in the Cafeteria at Falls Church HS. If you are considering a future in one of these disciplines, this is an excellent opportunity to hear from and talk to local professionals. For more information, see this attachment for all the details.
For more information, email your questions to Ms Schoelwer.

Dining for Dollars to Support Herndon HHS Band! Feb 20, 2012 7pm (Feb 19, 2012)

You can help the band when you dine at Finnegan's Irish Pub of Herndon anytime during the school year - Finnegan's will donate 20% of your total food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases for any dine-in, take-out or catering tray purchases. All you have to do is tell the server that your purchase is for the Herndon High School Band. Or simply print the attached flyer and turn it in with your check to remind the server.

Finnegan's is located in the heart of Herndon off of Sunrise Valley Dr in the Woodland Park Shopping Center at 2310 Woodland Crossing Dr, Unit# E/F (Next to the Harris Teeter)

For more information, email Ms Schoelwer.

Come See Ms. Schoelwer and Ms. Bonneau Perform this Weekend! (Feb 22, 2012)

We hope you can join us for a wonderful evening of nontraditional patriotic music.

Chester Overture for Band..................................... Schuman
Southern Harmony............................................... Grantham
The White Rose March.................................................. Sousa
Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair.................. Reed
Tribute to Stephen Foster........................................... Nestico

For more information, download the flyer. Questions? Please email Ms Schoelwer.

District Band 2012 - a GREAT SUCCESS! (Feb 7, 2012)

Congratulations to our students who participated in District Band!! What a successful event and they all sounded FANTASTIC!

Wind Ensemble: Kat Lopes (1st flute), Tiberiu Baicoianu (2nd clarinet), Caitlin Williams (4th trumpet), Michael Chen (6h trumpet)

Symphonic Band: Kat Lopes (piccolo), Adrian Ahn (4h clarinet), Dasha Bradfield (9th clarinet), Jay Kotra (4th bass clarinet), Leann Poirier (1st bassoon), Jeff O'Connell (1st tenor sax), Jacob Bennett (1st bari sax), Christine Horting (4th trumpet), Kevin Lovering (3rd trombone), Adam Trapp (1st bass trombone), Ronan O'Day (6th tuba)

Alternates: Adam Rosenberg (2nd oboe), Margaret Shaw (1st English horn) Austin Miller (2nd alto sax), Molly McKnight (2nd horn), Dillon Celinski (1st tuba)


Questions? Please email Ms Schoelwer.

District Band 2012 Information (Jan 27, 2012)

Congratulations to our students who made District Band!!

Wind Ensemble: Kat Lopes (1st flute), Tiberiu Baicoianu (2nd clarinet), Caitlin Williams (4th trumpet), Michael Chen (6h trumpet)

Symphonic Band: Kat Lopes (piccolo), Adrian Ahn (4h clarinet), Dasha Bradfield (9th clarinet), Jay Kotra (4th bass clarinet), Leann Poirier (1st bassoon), Jeff O'Connell (1st tenor sax), Jacob Bennett (1st bari sax), Christine Horting (4th trumpet), Kevin Lovering (3rd trombone), Adam Trapp (1st bass trombone), Ronan O'Day (6th tuba)

Alternates: Adam Rosenberg (2nd oboe), Margaret Shaw (1st English horn) Austin Miller (2nd alto sax), Molly McKnight (2nd horn), Dillon Celinski (1st tuba)

Please be sure to download your DISTRICT BAND INFORMATION PACKET and have a GREAT time at the event!

Questions? Please email Ms Schoelwer.

Congratulations on a Job Well Done! (updated Nov 14, 2011)

Herndon High School is celebrating our 100th year! Happy Birthday, HHS!

The Herndon High School Band program recently celebrated the event with a concert featuring the Wind Ensemble, Allumni Band, and, Marching Band - see what the Herndon Patch had to say about it (be sure to check out the video too!): click here.

Also, a former HHSBPA President Steven Scott had some very kind words to share - click here to read.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Pride of Herndon! (updated Oct 30, 2011)

After a season of HARD work, congratulations to our marching band for earning a SUPERIOR rating at this past weekend's VBODA competition! We are all so proud of them!!! Not only is a SUPERIOR the highest rating a band can earn, but the marching band performed with bands over twice their size and earned the highest score in the history of their attending this marching festival. The kids had judges standing up and grooving along as they performed, and received fabulous comments from some of the toughest adjudicators in Virginia. GREAT JOB!!!!!

Meet the Director Night is TOMORROW! (Jan 23, 2012)

Our Meet the Director Night on Tuesday, January 24 has a NEW location! Please join us at any point between 6pm and 8:30pm at Finnegan's Sports Bar & Grill (2310 Woodland Crossing Dr, Unit# E/F Herndon, VA 20171). The whole family is welcome to come and support the Pride of Herndon program while learning about high school band. For more information, check out the informational flyer about this MEET THE DIRECTOR NIGHT event, or, email Ms Schoelwer with questions.

Herndon Christmas Tree Lighting (updated Dec 4, 2011)

As usual, our band students did a great job representing Herndon High School! Click here to see what the Herndon Patch had to say about it all!

PE Bill SB256 Could Mandate PE and Discourage Fine Arts in FCPS Schools (Jan 23, 2012)

The PE Bill SB256 goes to the Education Committee of the Senate on Monday, Jan. 23. Once it passes the committee,it goes for a full Senate vote. Last year we were able to get most of the Northern VA House Delegates to vote no but NO Senators.

We are asking you to contact the committee chair as well as the three Northern Virginia senators. (Howell, Barker and Saslaw) Here is an email list for you to cut and past:


There is a full list of the education committee and talking points available at VCFAE, and the specific language of the bill if you continue beyond that. This bill is a remakeof the PE bill that DID pass in both Assembly chambers but was vetoed by Governor McDonnell. This bill requires 30 minutes of daily physical activity. While it looks like this activity could comefrom participation in a school sport, it also means since not all students participate in sports - they would more than likely have to take a class, eliminating electives in grades 11 and 12. It alsowould cause scheduling and economic problems at the elementary and middle school levels. Please, please take the time to contact this committee BEFORE noon on Monday, Jan. 23 and keep an eye on your personal email.

LAST DAY for Citrus Sales is TOMORROW - Jan 13, 2012! (Dec 19, 2011)

The Pride of Herndon is selling oranges and grapefruit, profiting $6 per box sold, so, please be sure to support the band program and their activities, instruments, and, uniforms! Students, fo details on the sales, click here for a flyer, here for area order drop-off info, and, here for an order form. Good luck, and, bon appetit! Questions? Email Ms Kockanowski or call her at 571-287-7413.

Brass Master Class with Caitlin, Michael, and, Trevor! (Jan 12, 2012)

Please go support Caitlin, Michael and Trevor in this highly selective brass ensemble.

(Click image to download the flyer)

Questions? Please email Ms Schoelwer.

TromBlow'in 2012 is Here! (Jan 12, 2012)


Invited back after last year's debut at the fest, The 804 Jazz Bones will return to the Tromblow'in Festival January 21 at James Madison University. The ensemble will perform twice that afternoon, interspersed with workshops and dialogues with the bandmembers. The morning session will include warm-up and mass-trombone choir rehearsal, a mostly classical masterclass session with Matt Guilford, performances by Nathan Dishman and Sam Woodhead, and likely a performance by the hosts, Mr. Jefferson's Bones. Admission for the full day of clinics and concerts is a mere $10 (including lunch); and the 4p public concert (on which The 804s will also perform) is free. This is a great day for Virginia-area trombonists to gather, meet, exchange ideas, and hear and perform music--and to try out the horns on display.

Tromblow'in 2012 is supported in part by a grant from Conn-Selmer musical instruments, makers of Bach, Conn and King trombones. Additional support comes from ChopSaver, Mr. Jefferson's Bones, and Robert Mott & Associates graphic design. For information on the day and to register, click here. Questions? Please email Ms Schoelwer.

District Band Auditions (updated Dec 4, 2011)

All DISTRICT BAND audition music is now found on our Etude page.
It is time to register for District Band Auditions.

All Wind Ensemble members and sophomore Percussion Ensemble students are required to audition. Auditions are extra credit for Symphonic Band members.

Sign-ups will be posted on the band room chalk board. All students auditioning (including mandatory auditions) need to initial by their name for their band accounts to be charged $6. At this time you may also sign up for a block preference.

Auditions are Saturday, January 7. If you do not request a specific block, you will randomly be assigned a time. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE TO ASSIGNED BLOCKS AFTER NOVEMBER 4.
Block A - 8:30am (audition between 9am-11am)
Block B - 10:30am (audition between 11am-1pm)
Block C - 12:30pm (audition between 1pm-3pm)
Block D - 2:30pm (audition between 3pm-5pm)

Pre-determined blocks:
English Horn and Oboe – A
Bassoon – B
Low Clarinets – A
Alto Sax – A or B
Tenor and Bari Sax – B
French Horns – A or B
Trombone – A or B
Bass Trombone – B
Euphonium – B
Tuba – A

Upcoming Northern VA Youth Winds Concert (Dec 4, 2011)

Please support Herndon Band students Dasha, Tibi, and Amina by attending the Northern VA Youth Winds Innaugural Concert:

Sunday, December 11, 3:00 pm
Oakton High School (entrance 6)

For a FREE ADMISSION PASS, email the webmaster.

Holiday Cookies Tonight (Dec 13, 2011)

Holiday cookie eating time is here.  To honor this tradition we will serve cookies and other items after the Holiday Concert.  Please bring two dozen of your favorite holiday cookie (if you want to share the recipe send email to hospitality@herndonband.org and we will make copies).  Tables will be set up at 5:30pm outside the auditorium where your baked goods may be dropped off.  Please remember no nuts in any of the baked goods.  See you all there.

Winter Concert is Tonight (Dec 13, 2011)

The Pride of Herndon's Winter Concert is tonight at 7:00pm in the HHS Auditorium.   Remember, all Pride alumni are invited to play Sleigh Ride with the Wind Ensemble at the end of the evening.

Our Wednesday Night Tradition (Aug 17, 2011)

Words cannot describe how kind the HUMC has been to the Pride of Herndon and the HHSBPA.  Because of their never-ending generosity, we are starting a new tradition.  Each Wednesday night (until the end of marching season), each band student is encouraged to "pay it forward" and bring non-perishable food items to practice.  These will be collected and donated to LINK food bank program sponsored by the HUMC for those in need.  There is no better way to continutally help the HUMC and the overall community.

Suggestions: peanut butter, pasta, tomato sauce, can veggies, can fruit, can pasta (although any non-perishable item is welcome).

Order Your Band Gear for the Holidays!(updated Nov 21, 2011)

For a limited time only, we will be taking orders for some popularly requested items. Zippered hoodies, fleece vests & jackets, windbreakers, sweatpants and flannel pajama pants are now available. Orders will be delivered in time for the holidays, so don't forget siblings, grandma and grandpa! If the order is a surprise for your band student, please mark the appropriate section of the order form for alternate delivery arrangements.

Please make checks payable to: HHPBPA. You can print and mail your order form (click here to download) to 12611 Builders Rd, Herndon, VA 20170 or drop your form, with payment, in the Red Box. The deadline for ordering is November 30th. You can also order online. Don't delay, order today! Questions?  Email Band Gear.

Showcase Results (Sep 30, 2011)

The results from Showcase are available below.  The Pride of Herndon did incredibly well for an 'exhibition'.

Scores - Afternoon Bands
Scores - Evening Bands

Calling ALL HHS Band Alumni! (Oct 21, 2011)

We are hoping you will join us and your fellow Allumni Band members playing in the Tag Day concert on Nov 5, 2011. Interested? Please email Ms. Schoelwer to sign up.

Download and print your alumni band musci! click here for the pdf.

Honor Bands and Auditions (Oct 21, 2011)

Please email Ms. Schoelwer to participate in any of the followoing honor bands:

Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
Sunday, November 6
1:00-3:30pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC
College Fair (sponsored by the Nat’l Assoc for College Admission Counseling)

UVA Marching Band Day
Saturday, November 12
$15 (due to Ms. Schoelwer by Oct 23 - checks made out to UVA Band)
UVA Marching Band Day

Radford Tri-State Chamber Winds Festival
December 1-3 (submit name to Ms. Schoelwer by Nov 9)
$195 (includes all lodging and meals)
Radford Winds Festival

Virginia Tech Honor Band
January 20-22 (submit name to Ms. Schoelwer by Oct 30)
$50 + food and housing
VT Honor Band

VCU Festival of Winds and Percussion (probably Jan 14)
George Mason Honor Band (probably Jan 24-26)
Senior Regional Orchestra Auditions (updated Oct 6, 2011)

All SRO audition music is now found on our Etude page.
  • What: Senior Regional Orchestra Auditions for Winds/Perc only!
  • Where: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
  • When: Monday, 10/3
Final reminders:
  • Students: come hungry!  TJ will offer pizza, Chik-Fil-A, soup and snacks, along with hot & cold drinks from their indoor concession stand (in the auditorium lobby off the main gym – there will be signs).
  • Registration is from 4:30pm-5:30pm – do not show up before 4:00pm due to bus traffic.  Auditions are first come first served.  Ms. Schoelwer suggests middle of the pack.
  • Auditions begin at 5:00pm and end when the last student has gone
  • Parking is in the senior lot – continue around the circle when you pull in, senior lot is on the right before you would run back into Braddock
  • Students: you need to have their woodwind doubling sheet if you are auditioning on more than one instrument and hand that in at registration
  • Piccolo, English Horn, and Bass Trombone will go first in their respective rooms – Please arrive at the beginning of registration so that those instruments can get in and out quickly to start the larger instrument groups
2011 TAG DAY Follow-Up (updated Sept 21, 2011)

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated and helped out. Marchers - you did great, and, chaperones, THANK YOU for your continued dedication to our marchers and our band program! You ALL gave Herndon High School something to be proud of!!!

The students collected over $21,300 on Saturday: wow! This is about what was done last year, however, there are fewer students in the band this year, so, the amount that each student made is higher. Each student will receive approximately $10.50 per hour. Most students "worked" for 9 hours so they will receive almost $100 in their personal accounts which can be used to pay for your concert fees.

If you took pictures of any part of our TAG DAY event, THANK YOU in advance, and, please email them to the webmaster. Also, remember, most email clients and services will only allow you to email up to 2MB, so, you may want to only send a few pics per email.

2010-2011 PoH DVDs (updated Jun 9, 2011)

The HHSBPA is proud to offer a two-disk DVD set that captures the 2010 Pride of Herndon marching season and the 2011 Trip to Disneyworld.  Click here to watch the YouTube trailer.  This $15 DVD set can be ordered on our merchandise page.  No Herndon DVD library is complete without this treasure.

When MENC Calls, Herndon Answers (Jun 28, 2011)

The MENC National Honor Orchestra visited Washington DC on Sunday, June 26th.  Since the Orchestra was travelling the country short a few trombones, Herndon alumni Matt Larson and senior Kevin Lovering filled in when the group arrived in Northern Virginia.  The two Pride of Herndon members practiced with the Orchestra on Saturday and performed Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with them on Sunday at the Kennedy Center.  This was a tremendous opportunity for a couple of talented musicians from Herndon.

Band Awards (Jun 10, 2011)

June 8 was a great evening for awards.  Below are the awards that were earned:

Matt Weinke Award: Matt Larson
Goes to a student who has been a hallmark of dedication effort, perseverance, and hard work. Always to rehearsals early, always prepared, and always giving their very best.
Eric Hirt Scholarship: Samhita Nelamengala
Richard Bergman and HHSBPA Scholarship: Ryan Little
John Phillip Sousa Award: Rebecca Richardson
Most Improved Musician: Joseph Vollaro
Wind Ensemble Awards: Sean Quaresima and Wes Amonett

A complete list of all awards and honor band placements can be found here.

2011-2012 Band Leadership (Jun 10, 2011)

The 2011-2012 Band Leadership was announced at the Band Awards Banquet on June 8.  Contratulations to every student who will help lead the Pride of Herndon to new heights in the 2011-2012 school year.

Drum Majors
Adam Trapp and Leann Poirier

Percussion: Suresh Rajan
Woodwinds: Austin Miller
Brass: Caitlin Williams
Guard: Kylee Horstman

Section Leaders
Flute: Jessica Wu
Clarinet: TB Baicoianu (drill) and Adrian Ahn (music)
Sax: Maggie Sagan (drill) and Jacob Bennett (music)
Low Reeds: Jeff O’Connell
High Brass: Jimmy Rice (drill) and Michael Chen (music)
Trombone: Dominic Napoleon (drill) and Kevin Lovering (music)
Baritone: Mark Lemmons
Sousaphone: Dillon Celinski
Battery/Tenor: Russ Kochhar
Battery/Bass: Margaret Shaw
Front Ensemble: Tyler Ernstmann

Administrative Officers
Executive Officer: Jessie Horting
Operations Officer: Matt Bango
Librarians: Fletcher Philips and Holly Novak
Attendance Officers: Katy Moran and Kimberly Strother
Audio Manger: John Trapp

2011-2012 Wind Ensemble (May 21, 2011)

Thank you to eveyone who tried out for the Wind Ensemble.  The 2011-2012 Herndon Wind Ensemble can be found here.  If you have any questions, email Ms. Schoelwer.

Updated 07/26/2012