About BHS Band

 

Broadway High School is nestled among the beautiful mountains of the Shenandoah Valley, near the Shenandoah River, and is situated just north of Harrisonburg. The Broadway High School Music Department is a Virginia Music Educators Association Blue Ribbon Award Winner.

Performing Ensembles include Honors Choir, Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Marching Band. Classes are offered in Music Theory, Jazz Studies, Guitar and Musical Theater.

Broadway High School Bands are active in the local community with concerts held throughout the year. They have performed for Marine Galas, The United Way, town celebrations, retirement receptions, and many other local community functions. The Broadway High School Band Program is a five time Virginia Honor Band and recently participated in the 2009 National Chick-Fil-a Bowl where they won Grand Champion Honors and numerous first place trophies.  They also performed and won Grand Champion at the 2013 Festival Disney.

 

Below are a list of honors and awards the band has won.

Wind Symphony

2012-2013

Superior Rating Concert Assessment (Maslanka’s Give Us This Day and Chance’s Incantation and Dance)
Superior Rating and Grand Champion at 2013 Festival Disney Competition

2011-2012
Superior Rating Concert Assessment (Passacaglia and Fugue in gminor)

2010-2011
Blue Ribbon Award
Virginia Honor Band
Superior Rating Concert Assessment ( Dvorak Finale Symphony 9)

2009- 2010
Blue Ribbon Award
Virginia Honor Band
Superior Rating District Concert Festival
Grand Champion National Chick fil a Bowl

2008-2009
Superior Rating District Concert Festival

2007-2008
Superior Rating District Concert Festival
Excellent Rating at Festival Disney

2006-2007
Superior Rating District Concert Festival

2005-2006
Superior Rating District Concert Festival

2004-2005
Superior Rating District Concert Festival
Participant at the National Adjudicators Grand National Invitaional

2003-2004
Superior Rating District Concert Festival
Participant at the National Adjudicators Invitational

Jazz Ensemble

2012-2013

Superior Rating and Grand Champion winner at Festival Disney

2011-2012

Superior Rating at Tri-State Jazz Festival

2009-2010

Grand Champion at the National Chick-fil-a Bowl

2007-2008
Superior Rating at Festival Disney

2006-2007
JMU Tri-State Jazz Festival Outstanding Ensemble

Marching Band
2013 “Transcendent Journey” – Rossano Galante
Superior Rating at VBODA Marching Assessment
1st Place at Millbrook Showcase
1st Place at Charlottesville Cavalcade

2012 “War, Wisdom, and Wonder” – music from Gustav Holst and JS Bach
Superior Rating at VBODA Marching Assessment
1st Place Single A Millbrook
1st Place Single A Loudoun Valley
1st Place Double A Battlefield
2nd Place Double A Parade of champions
1st Place Triple A Powhatan Fall Classic

2011 “The Box” – an original composition about creativity
Participated in BOA competition in Akron
4th Place double A Millbrook
3rd Place Lynchburg Classic
4th Place Single A POC

2010 “Dreams and Nightmares” – an original composition about the life we sleep through

Superiors at the VBODA Marching Assessment (Straight Ones)
1st Place Single A at Parade of Champions
1st Place Double A at Lynchburg Classic
1st Place Double A and Black Division Champion at Jefferson Classic
1st Place Single A at Millbrook Pre-festival Showcase

2009 “Artist’s Palette” – an original composition delving into the emotion of color

1st Place At the National Chick-fil-a Bowl Field Show and Parade Competitions
Superior Rating at VBODA (Straight Ones)
2nd Place at Parade of Champions
1st Place  Double A at the Lynchburg Classic
2nd Place Single A at the Jefferson Classic
1st Place Single A at the Stonewall Showcase of Bands
1st Place Single A at Millbrook Showcase

2008 “The Mask of Zorro”

Excellent Rating at VBODA (Straight twos)
6th Place Single A at Parade of Champions
3rd Place Single A Charlottesville Cavalcade
1st Place Single A Millbrook Pre-Festival Showcase
2nd Place Single A Bands Along the Occoquan

2007 “Dances from Estancia”
Excellent Rating at VBODA
3rd Place Single A at Parade of Champions

2006 “Ghost Train”
Superior Rating at VBODA
First Place Single A at Parade of Champions

2005 “Fate of the Gods”
Excellent Rating at VBODA
First Place Single A at Parade of Champions

2004
fourth Place Single A at Parade of Champions

2003
2nd Place sinlge A at Parade of Champions

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