Meet our Band Director

Students in grades 5 and 6 have the opportunity to participate in the Dranseville Elementary School band program. Weekly instrumental instruction takes place during the school day and is offered free of charge. Group lessons are offered in homogeneous classes( like instrument classes) for beginners and heterogeneous classes (mixed instruments) for second year players. All classes are 45 minutes in length. Students will perform in two concerts, winter (advanced only) and spring (all band members). Dranesville band members are also encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as band solo and ensemble festival (April) and the Herndon Area Band (second year students by invitation only).

All second year band members are invited to participate in the Herndon Area Band. This band consisits of students from many different elementary schools in our area and performs at a high level of ability. It meets on Mondays from January through May. The Area Band performs in the annual Herndon Pyramid Concert along with the Herndon Middle School Symphonic Band and the Herndon High School Wind Ensemble. .