Classes offered during the regular school day (for grades) are:
Symphonic Wind Enemble (auditioned)
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 page in progress–check back later
(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.
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 Band Club
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.
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 2023 TJ Marching Band Calendar
Coordinate your 2023 summer with the TJMC schedule!
Incoming Freshman Info Packet
This provides information about the band program, audition music, schedule, and commitments.
Band and Ensemble Fees
Fees for activities, instrument rentals and the program.
TJ Band Essentials (pdf)
Learn more about TJ Bands in our guide!