Fairfax High School: An 8-Year Virginia Honor Band: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016!

Attention FHSBands Alumni! Please help make the Band History page more complete! The following information is needed for prior years:

Music Director and Ensemble Coach names in your year
The name of your Marching Band, Winter Drumline, or Color Guard/Winter Guard program
Competition results and director's comments
Pictures of uniforms and show shirts
Links to ensemble performances on Youtube and Photograph Libraries
Special honors received
News Articles

Please contact mailto:fhsbandswebmaster@gmail.com with any information you have. Thank you for your help!

FHS Bands History

Fairfax High School opened in 1935. Our band program has a long and proud tradition!
We begin with displays of Marching Rebel uniforms from more recent years.

If you know the dates that these uniforms were used, please contact the webmaster (fhsbandswebmaster@gmail.com).

2009 - Present

? - 2008

1990 - 1999
(Worn by Drum Majors)

1990 - 1999
(Worn by all except Drum Majors)

(At the Washington Redskins Parade)


1993 Color Guard formal uniform (Homecoming Parade)

Winter Guard 1993

FHS Bands in the News

Baltimore Sun: High School Marching Bands Compete at Towson (2013) (New).

Fairfax Connection: Fairfax Marching Rebels Win Band Competitions (2013) (New):
  •  From PDF Article.   •  From Online Article.

Fairfax Connection: Fairfax Rebels on Parade (2013) (New).

Fairfax Patch: Fairfax High School Bands Say 'Thank You' to the Community (2013) (New).

Fairfax Patch: Fairfax High School Band TAG DAY Fundraiser (2013) (New).

Fairfax Patch: Fairfax High School Band Takes National Spotlight (2013) (New).

City of Fairfax Schools: Fairfax High School Band Takes National Spotlight (New).

Short VBODA bio about Mr. Johnson (2012).

Mr. Johnson's bio from TJHSST (New).

Fairfax Patch: 2012 Tag Day.

Fairfax Times feature about Ms. Benson as the new Director of Bands at FHS in 2007.

Marching Rebels

Fairfax Connection: Fairfax Marching Rebels Win Band Competitions (New).

Fairfax Patch: Marching Rebels 2012 Season Highlights (10/24/12).

Fairfax Patch: Home Football Opener 2012.

Fairfax Patch report on the Marching Rebels Fall 2011 VBODA Assessment (10/31/11).

Fairfax Patch feature on the Marching Rebels season (10/21/11).

City of Fairfax School Board recognized the ongoing success of the Fairfax Marching Rebel Band during the 2010-2011 Marching Band Competitions, Fall 2011.

Fairfax Patch feature about Marching Rebels VBODA Performance (10/31/2010).

FHS Marching Rebels practicing for and marching in the 1987 Redskins Parade!

1955 Yearbook picture of the FHS Marching Band.

1939 Yearbook Entry about the FHS Marching Band (Class of 1945).

Fairfax Drumline

Fairfax Connection article on Rebels drumline performance during 2009 Symphony of Design Indoor Percussion and Winter Guard Competition (February 26, 2009).

Fairfax Jazz (Under Construction)


Color Guard and Winter Guard

Winter Guard AIA Championships (2005) (New).

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