Now under the direction of Steve Ballard.

Learn more about our program in our guide TJ Band Essentials.

Curricular Bands:

Classes offered during the regular school day (for grades) are:

  1. Symphonic Band
  2. Symphonic Wind Ensemble (auditioned)
  3. Symphonic Percussion
  4. Percussion Ensemble (auditioned)

Extra-Curricular Bands, Ensembles, etc.:

Band activities that take place outside the regular school day:

  1. Marching Band (aka Thomas Jefferson Marching Colonials, TJMC): At home football games, this group performs at halftime and serves as pep band in the stands. TJMC also performs in local, regional and state marching band competitions.
  1. Jazz Ensemble:  This auditioned group rehearses after school. The group performs at the Viennese Ball, seasonal band concerts, Valentine’s Dance, Chantilly Jazz Fest, Jazz Cabaret and other school events.
  1. Jazz II:  Open to any TJ student, this ensemble meets once a week during 8th period and performs at the end-of-the year Jazz Cabaret
  1. Winter Drum Line:  Indoor percussion unit consisting of a marching battery (snares, tenors, and bass drums), marching cymbals, and a stationary pit (marimbas, vibraphone, synthesizer) that performs a choreographed show at competitions throughout the season.
  1. Winter Guard:  Indoor color guard unit that showcases flag and weapons talent, performing a dynamic show at local, regional, state and national competitions during the season.