Upcoming Band Events

June 4 – Spring Band Concert 7PM
June 7 – Graduation at Eagle Bank Arena (9:30 am)


SCHS Indoor Drumline in the News!

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15th in World – Congrats to the South County High School Drumline

Congratulations to the SCHS Indoor Drumline under the direction of Grant Butters, who participated in the WGI: Sports of the Arts Percussion World Championships in Dayton, OH in April 2019. They won 15th place in the World Class Finals. Way to go SOCO!


2019 MUSIC FOR ALL NATIONAL FESTIVAL – Congrats Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band participated in the Music For All National Concert Band Festival March 14-16, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Congratulations to Band Director Kevin Engdahl for this prestigious award and to the amazing Symphonic Band students.


A special THANK YOU to all our Twilight Rock-n-Run 5K Sponsors!



09-30-2018 Weekly Announcement

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Congratulations to the South County Drumline

Congratulations to the South County High School Drumline for making it to the finals and winning 11th place in the World Open Class in Dayton, Ohio. The Drumline was directed by Grant Butters with help from Ben Mitchell, Chad Riley, and Anthony Khong. Way to go SOCO!

FCPS School Board Recognizes South County High School Marching Band

On Thursday, December 7th, the Fairfax County School Board recognized the marching band at their regular School Board meeting. Congratulations for a successful season!



Congratulations to the South County Marching Band for a successful win at the US Bands National Competition in Allentown, PA. The band won first place in  the Class IVA National Championship on November 5th. Their Tell-Tale Heart show also earned them Caption Awards for Best Music, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, Best Visual and Best Overall Effect! Click on the image below to for a slideshow.

South County 2017 Marching Band

The South County High School Marching Band performed at the US Bands Competition at Herndon High School on Saturday, September 23. Click on image for slideshow.

South County Drumline Recognition

The South County High School Indoor Drumline was recognized at the June 20, 2017 Fairfax County Mount Vernon Board of Supervisors for their accomplishment at the 2017 Winter Guard International world competition.  With a score of 91.575, the Indoor Drumline won seventh place in their class, ranking them the top finalist in the Scholastic programs of the Atlantic Indoor Association. Go SOCO! Click below to see images:

South County High School Pit 

A huge shout out to the South County High School Pit Orchestra (see image) for their outstanding “snappy” performances for the ghoulish musical comedy “The Addams Family” (May 5-6 and May 12-13, 2017).  A very clever and hilarious show, great job to everyone!

South County High School Drumline

Congratulations to South County High School’s Indoor Drumline (see image). On Saturday, April 22, 2017 they won 7th place (out of 15 total) at the 2017 Winter Guard International (WGI) world competition in Dayton, Ohio with a score of 91.575.

Their show titled “Rise Above” was arranged and choreographed by our head percussion instructor, Grant Butters. A big thanks to him and staff members Ben Mitchell and Chad Riley as well.

Way to go SOCO!

Pre-Assessment Concert

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All-District Band

Congratulations to the following students on their performance in the All-District Band earlier this month: Hamed Akrami, Neha Agarwal, Jordan Hinkle, Isabelle Nguyen, Jessica Anstice, Raatib Rahman, Jasmine Bryant, Erin Dittus, Michelle Lai, Liam Marinkovich, Katelyn Mansfield, Lillian Ervin, Amanda Ljuba, Moonjong Kim, Jaden DelaConcepcion, Sarah Anstice, Rachael Austin, Jenna Saylor, Darron Quidilla, Thomas Bragg, Jonathan Ahn, Anthony Buchman, Steven Barnett, Charlie Gorham, Jefferson Antwi-Agyei and Myles Ragins.  They represented South County at the event from February 2nd-4th at Hayfield Secondary.

All-State Eligible

Congratulations to the following students on being eligible to audition for All-State Band via their placement in all-district band: Hamed Akrami, Isabelle Nguyen, Liam Marinkovich, Darron Quidilla, Thomas Bragg and Charlie Gorham.  These students will travel to James Madison University on Saturday, February 25th to audition against the top students from around the state.