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Pride of Herndon


The Pride of Herndon is a tremendous group of band students lead by director of bands Kathleen Jacoby and supported by our group of generous volunteers! On this page you will find information about our different ensembles, directors from the past, current directors and instructors, and much more:

Band Directors


HHS Bands History (and Awards)


The Herndon High School Band has been a part of Northern Virginia since 1947.  The oldest established high school band in Fairfax County had its genesis when dedicated parents and citizens convinced Vladamir Johnson, a Russian interpreter and part-time music teacher from Washington, D.C., to rehearse a group of fledgling musicians in the rural town of Herndon.


The same program served as an inspiration and model for the instrumental music groups later formed in Fairfax County schools. Today, these program expose thousands of young people to the unique enjoyment of making music together and participating in concerts, festivals and competitions of various categories at the county, state and national level.


Today, Herndon Virginia is a thriving suburb of Washington, D.C.  The band program at Herndon High School has mirrored the growth of the town, increasing from that original group of fifteen musicians to more than 150 instrumentalists comprising the following ensembles: Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Indoor Drumline, under the direction of Mrs Kathleen Jacoby.

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