Band Earns Superior Gold Ratings in Nashville, TN

The Washington – Lee HS Band and Guitar Ensemble earned Outstanding Performance at the Nashville Band Competition. Followed by Jazz Big Band, Symphonic Band and Guitar Ensemble all earning Superior Gold Rating with the highest score being 97 out of 100. The Concert Band earned an Excellent Silver Rating with a score of 88 out of […]

Music Programs Earn Back-to-Back Annual VMEA Blue Ribbon Award

The Washington-Lee HS Music Department was recently award the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Blue Ribbon School after the Symphonic Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Chamber Choir all received a Superior rating at the recent District Performance Assessment for District 12. The VMEA Blue Ribbon Award is the highest award given to schools music programs in […]

Nine Students Earn All-District Band Honors

Congratulations to the following Washington – Lee High School Band students for making the District 12 All-District Band: Benjamin Adams – Tuba Angel Dominguez – Trombone Robert Kirchenbauer – Trombone Alex Stipe – French Horn Noah Portner – Clarinet Nikola Porto – Trumpet Graham Lazorchak – Percussion Nicholas Appricio – French Horn Alternate June Nelson […]

Music Dept. Has Superior Showing at Myrtle Beach Music Competition

Washington – Lee High School Music Department took home several distinctions at the Myrtle Beach Music Competition held annually in Myrtle Beach, SC. Congratulations are in order for: Symphonic Band – 1st Place Superior Jazz Band – 1st Place Superior Concert Band – 1st Place Superior Chamber Orchestra – 1st Place Superior Concert Orchestra – 1st Place Superior Chamber […]

Music Department Gathers Hardware

Washington – Lee HS Music Department has recently accumulated tremendous achievements: Madrigal Singers for a “Superior Performance” yesterday at the District Performance Assessment held at Chantilly HS. Symphonic Band for earning a Superior rating at the District Band Assessment, earning them eligibility for their 12th Virginia Honor Band award. Intermediate Concert Band for earning an […]

Several Students Bring Home State-wide Music Honors

Several students were selected to All Virginia and regional music ensembles: All Virginia Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble Sam Colaccino (Trumpet- Jazz Ensemble) is one of three APS high school students accepted into the All-Virginia Jazz groups. A performance was given at the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Conference in Hot Springs, Virginia on Nov. […]

17th Grand Championship Earned by Band Students

Congratulations to the Washington Lee Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Big Band and the Jazz Lab. All bands earned a Superior Rating and First Place with the top score of 97 out of 100. Alex DeLazzari, Ben Brooks and Sam Colaccino all earned most outstanding soloist. Washington – Lee HS Bands earned their 17th GRAND […]