Forest Park is a 10-time Virginia Honor Band

On Saturday, April 11th the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association recognized the Forest Park High School Bruin Band as a Virginia Honor Band for the 2014-15 school year.  This award was achieved by earning Superior ratings at both the Marching Band Assessment in the Fall and the Concert Band Assessment in March.  In addition, the Bruin Band received special recognition for earning the Honor Band award for the 10th time.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Winter Guard Medals!

In their inaugural season, the Forest Park Winter Guard won the Bronze Medal at the Atlantic Indoor Assiciation Virginia Championships.  The guard competed with 17 others in the Regional A2 division.  Congratulations to the team and their coach, Elisa Lessard.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Band Camp 2015

Because of the approved school calendar starting before Labor Day, Band Camp will start August 10, 2015.  (it’s only one day earlier than last year)  Camp will run through August 21.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Superior!

Congratulations to the Marchinng Bruin Band on their Superior rating at the VBODA State Marching Assessment.  Thank you to all the parents and friends who helped make the day a success.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

2014 Marching Bruin Band Promo Video

We will kick off our season with a meeting for students, parents, and rising 9th grade families on May 8th at 7pm in the auditorium.  Here’s a look at our promotional video…

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

2013-14 Virginia Honor Band

This past weekend the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association named Forest Park High School a Virginia Honor Band.  This award recognizes programs who achieve Superior ratings in both the Marching Band Assessment and the Concert Band Assessment.  This is the 9th time we have been so honored.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

NBA Symposium

LayendeckerDespite some interesting logistics, the Wind Ensemble participated as a selected band at the National Band Association symposium held at George Mason University this weekend.  Pictured is the group rehearsing with Col. Dennis Layendecker (retired) Commander and Conductor of the US Air Force Band.  The band also rehearsed with Captain Brian Walden, Commander and Conductor of the US Navy Band.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

That’s right…

sometimes we just stay after school to make oboe reeds…reedmaking

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off