Band News!


Congratulations to the students selected for Marching Atoms leadership for the upcoming year. These decisions are always tough and this year was no exception. Thank you to everyone who applied and interviewed. There are so many students who want to be a part of continuing to improve our band program and we are so fortunate! I am very excited for the future.

Thank you to Ms. Laura B. for leading the concessions program this year. The stand is officially closed for the season; thanks to all who helped out!

Marching Band / Sports Physicals

All students who plan to participate in marching band, a sport, cheer, or dance are required to have a pre-participating exam (physical) each year. Students can get this taken care of at AHS on Tuesday, May 22nd between 5:30 – 7:30. Enter through door 7. Cost is $50 for preregistered students, $60 for walk-ins, $20 for students who receive reduced-price lunch, and $10 for students who receive free lunch. There is a new version of the physical form that can be found on the website below. Only the February 2017 version will be accepted. Pre-register on county web page.

Marching Band Dates

Marching Atoms activities will begin on Monday, August 6. Please plan accordingly! Full calendar will be available at kick-off night.

The Different Bands

Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble membership is drawn from the most advanced performers in the band program. Students are selected through auditions held in the spring by the Director of Bands or his designee(s).

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band is open to all students through auditions held in the spring by the Director of Bands or his designee(s). The Symphonic Band presents a balanced study of literature at the highest level and quality attainable by the ensemble.

Concert Band

Concert Band is open to all students through auditions held in the spring by the Director of Bands or his designee(s), or by successful completion of Beginning Band, or by the recommendation of a rising ninth grade student’s middle school band instructor.

Beginning Band

Beginning Band is open to all students.

Marching Band

The Marching Atoms, Annandale High School's Marching Band, is a co-curricular ensemble activity comprised of members from the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Color Guard.

Booster Information


The Band Boosters of Annandale High School fill the gap left for the band programs between what is needed and what the county provides.

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Officers & Volunteers

The Boosters are made up of band and color guard parents just like you. Everyone is welcome. There is always more that can be done.

Parent Handbook

A booster produced book that tells parents everything they need to know about the AHS Band Program.

CHARMS Handbook

CHARMS is the communication system used by the boosters and FCPS for communicating with students in the various programs.

Tri-M is a music honor society under the sponsorship and supervision of The National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The purpose of this organization is to inspire music participation, create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, and promote leadership in the music students of secondary schools.