Now under the direction of Steve Ballard.
Learn more about our program in our guide TJ Band Essentials.
New! Info on 2021-22 Band and Ensemble fees in our Fee Structure Guide.
Classes offered during the regular school day (for grades) are:
- Symphonic Band
- Symphonic Wind Ensemble (auditioned)
- Symphonic Percussion
- Percussion Ensemble (auditioned)
Extra-Curricular Bands, Ensembles, etc.:
Band activities that take place outside the regular school day:
- 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.
- Jazz Ensemble: Under the direction of Eric Sabo, 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.