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 2016-2017 academic year, we are providing registration and scheduling services for the following four districts:

  • District 10 includes Eastern Fairfax County and Alexandria.
  • District 11 includes Southern Fairfax County.
  • 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 2017 festivals are as follows:

In 2017, Districts 10, 11 and 12 will hold their Strings festivals on Friday evening and the Band festivals during the day on Saturday.  District 16 holds both festivals during the day on Saturday.