Welcome to the Yorktown High School Band Booster Website. Congratulations to the Yorktown Band Program for being named a 2013-2014 Honor Band by the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association. The Music Department was also named a GRAMMY Signature Schools semi-finalist in 2013 for outstanding commitment to music education, and the Symphonic Band and Percussion Ensemble have been invited to the 2015 Music For All National Concert Band Festival (Press Release Here) . See the video of Yorktown’s World Premiere of Voyage here!
Band Bulletin: Bulletin 11, 10/20 – 11/2
- October 25, VBODA Marching Assessment, Nokesville, VA
- October 29, Pops Concert, YHS Gymnasium, 7 pm
- November 1, Music in Motion NE Edition Championship, Navy Stadium
- View the Spring/Summer Band Newsletter here!
What Are People Saying About The Yorktown Bands?
- “Overall your sound, when you play those rich, warm, dark sounds, is gorgeous. I congratulate you on that, absolutely beautiful.” Adjudicator for Combine Bands, Nashville, TN
- “Wow! That is killin’, that is just super bad. Great Bone Section!” Clinician, Chantilly Jazz Festival
- “Wooo! Haha! Very nice! Yeah, I LOVE the intensity you guys just had. I was buying it. There is just a command of what you guys do . . . Yeah. Wow. That’s a moment that takes your breath away.” Judges, Indoor Percussion Championships
- “Yeah! I really liked it. Very nice, polished. Lots of musicality, artistry, strong individual playing, good ensemble playing, solid throughout the ensemble, everyone contributed beautifully, so congratulations, I really enjoyed it.” Adjudicator, VBODA Concert Assessment
- “Very good work, very meticulous work. This is an outstanding group.” Adjudicator, VBODA Concert Assessment
- “I’m thrilled to see high school students involved in chamber music. For me, it’s the most rewarding musical outlet!” – University Professor
- “One of the things that I really love here is that you guys are going beyond the technical demands of the drill and the music and you’re really performing! There’s a comfort level to what you’re doing and a confidence that you’re projecting visually – You’ve mastered the vocabulary, and now you can just go there and have a really good time. Thank you.” – Adjudicator, VBODA Marching Assessment
- “It’s not often that we get to say that you’re really performing, and to me that’s one of the highest complements, that as a musician, we can give to one another, and I really want you guys to know how much we appreciate that.” – Adjudicator, VBODA Marching Assessment
- “I’m one of those older walkers who is privileged to enjoy your beautiful music as I circle the track in the evenings . . . many thanks for making my walks so magical.” – Arlington Community Member
- “This is what you want a judge to do – just make positive comments – thank you for all of your hard work . . . I love it.” – Adjudicator, VBODA Marching Assessment
Fundraising with Amazon
The Yorktown Band Boosters are now part of the Amazon Associates program. Click on the Amazon search box on the right side of every page, or on the Amazon.com banner on Amazon page. The band will get up to 15% of anything you buy. This is a year round deal – books, music, electronics, holiday shopping – everything’s included! read more..
Would you like to support the Yorktown Bands? You can donate online or by check. Thank you for your patronage.
You can send checks to:
Yorktown Band Boosters
5200 Yorktown Blvd.
Arlington VA, 22207