Curricular Bands

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

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Wind Enemble (auditioned)

Symphonic Percussion

Percussion Ensemble (auditioned)

Under the direction of Steve Ballard.

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.

Fall 2022 TJ Marching Band Calendar

Coordinate your summer 2022 with TJMC schedule! Updated 8/02

Incoming Freshman Info Packet

This provides information about the band program, audition music, schedule, and commitments.

Curricular Band Schedule 2022-23

Band and Ensemble Fees

Fees for activities, instrument rentals and the program.

TJ Band Essentials (pdf)

Learn more about TJ Bands in our guide!