Curricular Bands

Under the direction of Steve Ballard

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

  • Symphonic Band
  • Symphonic Wind Enemble (auditioned)
  • Symphonic Percussion
  • Percussion Ensemble (auditioned)

Incoming Freshman Info Packet
This provides information about the band program, audition music, schedule, and entry forms.

Curricular Band Schedule 23-24

2023-24 Band Ensemble Fees
Fees for activities, instrument rentals and the program.

 TJ Course Planner

Extra-Curricular Bands, Ensembles

Band activities that take place outside the regular school day.

Marching Band
(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.

Fall 2023 TJMC (Marching Band) Calendar

Coordinate your summer 2023 with the TJMC Schedule!

TJMC Competition Schedules & Info


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 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.


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.