Despite rainy weather that upended the recent practice schedule, the Seahawk Marching Band advanced to the finals of the Bands of America Regional Championship in North Huntingdon, PA, on Saturday.
The competition was judged by nationally recognized music educators, who provided valuable feedback to the band.
BOA regional competitions are considered to be the pinnacle of competitions and draw the most experienced bands from across the country.
This competition's events included the best marching bands from Ohio, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Making finals was a tremendous step for the Spirit of Reston.
The band will go on to compete in three more competitions this fall.
The band also held a successful Tag Day on Sept. 10. The students went door-to-door to collect money, which will be used to repair and replace aging instruments owned by the school (such as the various percussion instruments and the tubas); pay for instructional assistants during band camp and throughout the year; offset the cost of traveling to competitions; and buy new uniforms as the band grows.
The band and the wind ensemble will thank the community with a concert on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.