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 an ensemble and have their performance
critiqued by a professional adjudicator.
Starting in 2016, 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
- 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
festivals are as follows:
In 2016, District 10 will hold their
Strings festival on Thursday evening and
their Band festival during the day on
Saturday. Districts 11 and 12 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.