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Yorktown’s music program offers a range of ensembles from concert and marching bands to jazz bands, percussion ensembles, orchestras, choirs, guitar ensembles and chambers groups. We also offer AP Music Theory, where students can hone their composition, production, and ear training skills. The Music Department is a place where students can be surrounded by peers who are as motivated as they are, and aim to have music be an important component of their overall education.

Yorktown’s music instructors strive to provide unique experiences relating to the performance and creation of music, and to develop skill sets that will enable autonomous learning. Performing music enhances self-esteem, builds self-discipline, and reinforces values such as cooperation, commitment, and working toward common goals. Students involved in Yorktown’s music ensembles and Tri-M Music Honor Society are given numerous opportunities for leadership development and receive leadership training. Our courses offer opportunities for musical and personal growth for all ranges of students, from the novice musician to the music enthusiast to the college-bound music major, and we aim to educate all students to the highest level of musical skill and knowledge commensurate with talent and ability.

Yorktown Band

Yorktown Band Handbook

The updated Yorktown Band Handbook will soon be available. It contains all relevant information pertaining to participation in the band program, including description of the groups, schedules, attire, and grading policy. Please always refer to the online calendar for the most up-to-date information concerning concerts and other events.

As always, feel free to contact Mr. Bersh with additional questions at director@yorktownband.org or 703-228-5370.For additional band information and resources, including schedule updates, please visit http://www.yorktownband.org/

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Performance Dates

September 12, 2023 – Back to School Night for Choir ; Patriot Hall ALL CHOIR MEMBERS & PARENTS

September 20, 2023 – Nationals Baseball Game Anthem ; CHAMBER/TREBLE/SINGERS ONLY

October 17, 2023 – Fall Choral Showcase @7pm ; Yorktown HS

November 4, 2023 – District 12 Choir auditions ; Bishop O’Connell HS

November 16-18, 2023 – VMEA Senior Honors Choir ; Richmond, VA – SENIOR AUDITIONED ONLY

November 28, 2023 – Pyramid Concert @7pm ; Yorktown HS – CHAMBER/TREBLE/SINGERS ONLY

December 18, 2023 – Winter Concert @7pm ; Yorktown HS

February 8-10, 2024 – District Chorus (& All-State Auditions) ; Oakton HS

February 16, 2024 – Dessert Cabaret @ 6:30pm ; Yorktown HS Cafeteria

February 28, 2024 – Pre-Assessment Concert @ 6:30pm ; Swanson MS – CHAMBER/TREBLE/SINGERS ONLY

March 7-8, 2024 – VA Choral Assessment @ TBD ; Lewinsville Presbyterian Church – CHAMBER/TREBLE/SINGERS ONLY

April 4-6, 2024 – Spring Musical ; Yorktown HS

April 18-20, 2024 – All VA Choir 2024 ; Richmond, VA – DISTRICT AUDITION ONLY

April 26-27, 2024 – Music in the Parks Festival – Williamsburg, VA – CHAMBER/TREBLE/SINGERS ONLY

May 16, 2024 – Spring Concert & Senior Farewell @7pm ; Yorktown HS

June 13, 2024 – YHS Graduation @ 3pm ; DAR Constitution Hall – CHAMBER/TREBLE/SINGERS ONLY


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Michael Krulfeld

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