VBODA Marching Band State Assessment and Freedom Showcase competition double header.

The 2022 VBODA Marching Band State Assessment is Saturday, October 22nd, 2022. This event will take place at Patriot High School (10504 Kettle Run Rd, Nokesville, VA). Immediately following the assessment, the band will relocate to Freedom High School (25450 Riding Center Dr, Chantilly, VA) to compete at the Freedom Showcase. VBODA state assessment performance time is scheduled for 12:45 PM and the Freedom Showcase performance time is scheduled for 7:15 PM.


  • 8:00 AM Rehearsal
  • 8:45 AM – Rehearsal ends; pack, load, get dressed in uniform
  • 9:45 AM – Depart WTW
  • 10:45 AM – Arrive Patriot HS; unload, RR, assemble props
  • 11:30 AM – Warm Up
  • 12:30 PM – Gate Time
  • 12:45 PM – Performance Time (VBODA Assessment – Ratings called immediately following)
  • 12:45 PM – Load buses, Change out of uniform
  • 1:30 PM Depart for Fair Oaks
  • 2:15 PM – Approximate arrival time at Fair Oaks Mall (students must stay in groups of at least 4 at all times while at Fair Oaks and are not permitted to leave the mall, except to go to the bus approaching changing time. We will change back into uniforms before departing.)
  • 4:35 PM – Change back into uniform
  • 4:50 PM Depart Fair Oaks for Freedom HS
  • 5:30 PM – Arrive at Freedom HS, unload, RR, assemble props
  • 6:25 PM – Warm Up (Area 2)
  • 6:55 PM – Warm Up ends, move to field
  • 7:05 PM – Gate Time
  • 7:15 PM – Performance Time (Freedom Showcase)
  • 9:45 pm – Awards group 5 & 6
  • 10:00 PM – Load busses, Depart
  • 10:40 PM – Arrive WTW, unload, clean room, dismiss


  • Bring food (or money for food court at the mall) for lunch.
  • Uniform – Be sure to have black shoes, black socks (with no color on the heels!), white T-shirt.  No jewelry or nail polish.
  • Bring good instruments unless it is raining.
  • Bring extra reeds, mouthpiece caps and tuners.
  • Students must ride the bus to and from the event.  If there is an extenuating circumstance, it must be in writing and approved by the director.

VBODA State Marching Band Assessment Schedule of Events:

11:30 AM Morning Schools Ratings Break

Broad Run HSAshburn, VAN/A11:45 AM
Alexandria City HSAlexandria, VAN/A12:00 PM
James Wood HSWinchester, VAN/A12:15 PM
Patriot HSNokesville, VAN/A12:30 PM
W. T. Woodson HSFairfax, VAN/A12:45 PM

1:00 PM Ratings Break

Freedom Showcase Full Schedule of Events:

Skyline HS Front Royal, VAGRP 1 2:30 PM
Potomac Senior HS Dumfries, VAGRP 12:45 PM
Tuscarora HS Leesburg, VAGRP 13:00 PM
Strasburg HSStrasburg, VAGRP 13:15 PM
Loudoun CountyLeesburg, VAGRP 13:30 PM

Break 3:45 PM

Turner Ashby HSBridgewater, VAGRP 24:00 PM
Woodgrove HSPurcellville, VAGRP 24:15 PM
Mt. Vernon HSAlexandria, VAGRP 24:30 PM
Millbrook HSWinchester, VAGRP 24:45 PM
Washington Liberty HSArlington, VAGRP 35:00 PM
Colonial Forge HSStafford, VAGRP 35:15 PM

Break 5:30 PM

Yorktown HSArlington, VAGRP 4 5:45 PM
Dominion HS Sterling, VAGRP 4 6:00 PM

Awards Ceremony, Dinner Break 6:15 PM

Thomas Jefferson HSSTAlexandria, VAGRP 57:00 PM
W.T. Woodson HSFairfax, VAGRP 5 7:15 PM
Westfield HSChantilly, VAGRP 5 7:30 PM
John Champe HSAldie, VAGRP 57:45 PM
James Madison HS Vienna, VAGRP 5 8:00 PM
Charlottesville HSCharlottesville, VAGRP 58:15 PM
Briar Woods HSAshburn, VAGRP 5 8:30 PM

Break 8:45 PM

Lightridge HSAldie, VA GRP 6 9:00 PM
Independence HS Ashburn, VA GRP 6 9:15 PM
Freedom HS South Riding, VAExh 9:30 PM

Awards Ceremony Groups 5 & 6 9:45 PM