Solo & Ensemble Festival
Serving music festivals since 1984


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Solo and Ensemble Festivals are held every year in the Northern Virginia area during the Spring.  These music festivals are run by the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA) and provide band and orchestra students the opportunity to perform a solo and/or as part of an ensemble and have their performances critiqued by a professional adjudicator. 

During the 2017-2018 academic year, we are providing registration and scheduling services for the following districts:

  • District 12 includes Northern Fairfax County and Arlington.
  • District 16 includes Loudoun County.

Schools may participate in any district if they have a scheduling conflict that precludes their participation in their home district.  Therefore, it is necessary that you check with your school's music director each year in order to determine which district applies to you.

The locations and dates of the Spring 2018 festivals are as follows:

In 2018, District12 will hold their Strings festival on Friday evening and the Band festival during the day on Saturday.  District 16 will hold both festivals during the day on Saturday.