Reston, VA

SLHS Marching Band

Fourteen students from South Lakes High School have earned All District Band Honors for Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA) District 12.

Places in the All District Bands were awarded to the following students based on competitive audition:

  • Alex Arshadi (Junior, Percussion)
  • Kat Edmiston (Sophomore, Bass Clarinet)
  • Samantha Gifford (Junior, Trombone)
  • Anna Gosling (Senior, Baritone)
  • Joel Ladwig (Senior, Contra-Bass Clarinet)
  • Ellen Lee (Senior, Clarinet)
  • Jacob Loehr (Junior, Trumpet)
  • Mason Moy (Freshman, Tuba)
  • Max Onozuka (Sophomore, Clarinet)
  • Gary Quaresima (Freshman, French Horn)
  • Dylan Reiser (Senior, Flute)

SLHS’ Sean Bermingham (Junior, Percussion), Rafi Goldsmith (Junior, Percussion) and Brendan Martin (Senior, Baritone) earned alternate positions.

The South Lakes representatives will join students from more than 14 public and private high schools located in Arlington and Fairfax County for the All District Band event at Oakton High School on Jan. 30 and Feb. 1. The event will culminate with a concert, which is free and open to the public, on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Oakton HS auditorium.

For more information about the South Lakes HS band program, visit the band’s website at


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