Rock Ridge High School Bands

The Rock Ridge High School Bands are located in Ashburn, Virginia. To contact the band director please email [email protected] Est. 2014

Welcome to the Home of the Rock Ridge HS Bands, Located in Ashburn, Virginia. The Bands are under the direction of Mr. Justin Ratcliff. Twitter @RRHSbands Web Mr. Ratcliff is assisted by Mr. Martin Blount, Ms. Robyn Lawrence, Mr. Jabril Adams, Mr. Mike Williams and Mr. DK Kelley. The 2015 Season is only the second be the second year of Rock Ridge HS and its band program, and we would love your support and for you to be a part of the beginning! Loudoun County Public Schools ranks among nation’s top communities for support of music education The NAMM Foundation recognizes Loudoun County Public Schools for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation. Loudoun joins 376 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction in 2014. Pride and System Equals Success It is the goal of the Rock Ridge Bands to be one of the premier performing ensembles in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and we want you to be a part of it!

Mission: To prepare students to be 21st century learners and musicians. We want to develop a life long love and appreciation for music. To perform at the highest levels attainable and to grow as students, musicians and citizens.

Temple University Diamond Bands

Very cool study! Time management and marching band.

77% of high school band students are told they won’t have time for college marching band. For anyone who has said, heard, or even thought they can’t do college Marching Band because they “need more time to study/practice,” here is some data showing how time is really used on average. The results compare marching band and non-marching band students who are music majors and non-music majors. This has often been said, but here is the data to back it up.

Alumni doing great things!

The next member with a fun fact to share in our Meet The Cadets series is Hunter Prisbrey! Hunter is studying optical engineering at The University of Rochester, which means he's practically a laser scientist.

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Congratulations to the Grand Champions of the 4th Annual Rock Ridge Band Day - The Loudoun County High School Marching Raiders! Thanks to all of the bands who came out this year!

The official schedule for the 4th Annual Rock Ridge Band Day on Saturday. Come out and support our amazing bands. Tickets are $10, $6 for seniors. [Correction to schedule below in comments]

Touch-A-Truck is in full swing. Come on out, enjoy the trucks, get some food, take a train ride, get your face painted and get a balloon animal. Open until 2:00 pm.

Are you ready to take a ride on the Roaming Railroad?? Come to Touch a Truck next Saturday!! (rides $4 pp)

An award winning ending...

Photos from last weekends Shenandoah Valley Marching Invitational. Many thanks to Harrisonburg HS for being such wonderful hosts.

Bands of America 2017 Powder Springs Prelims and Finals Warm Up photos...

[03/10/17]   Congratulations to our Wind Ensemble and Concert Band - BOTH of which earned straight superior ratings at State Assessment!

Throw Back to our inaugural year! Happy Marching Arts Day from RRHS Bands! #marchforth

Pics from the Winter Concert. Includes the Stone Hill Middle School 8th Grade Concert Band, as well as the Rock Ridge High School Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. Thanks to all that came out to hear these talented and amazing young men and women. Happy Holidays from the Rock Ridge Band Support Organization!

2016 Guard Recruitment Video

Be a Part of the Rock Ridge HS GUARD!

Pics from VBODA State Assessments at Rock Ridge. A unanimous Superior rating for the 3rd straight year. Emphasis on our incredible Senior class. Thank you to all of the wonderful bands that attended.

Bands of America Newark, Delaware regional Finals. A truly epic performance by the band that left us speechless...

Behind the scenes on the way to BOA Delaware. These are the students, staff and parents that make it happen...

Pics from the Bands of America Newark, Delaware Regional Preliminary round. The performance that took the band to it's historical second BOA finals...

Lots more pics of last night and the past few weeks to come, but I wanted to post this one from last night. Thank you to our wonderful Seniors. It has been an absolute pleasure to watch each of you grow into the talented and inspirational young men and women that you are. You have accomplished historical feats, built a solid foundation, and set an incredible standard for those that come after you. We wish you much success in the future. Go and make your Masterpiece!

Homecoming 2016


Thanks John Champe for hanging out with us last night!! Here's a joint rendition of "Power".

[10/02/16]   A special thanks is extended to Mr. John Duellman- Principal Rock Ridge High School and Mr. Michael Pierson- Supervisor of Music Loudoun County Public Schools. Mr. Duellman's and Mr. Pierson's amazing support are integral to the success of our program as we strive to advance in the highest levels of the Marching Arts. Thank you both for sharing your Saturday night with us, and honoring the accomplishments of many young musicians, staff and parents.

[10/02/16]   The Rock Ridge Band Support Organization would like to send out a Gigantic THANK YOU!!! to each and every person that participated in our 2nd Annual Rock Ridge Band Day. It was an amazing effort by everyone involved and an honor to host so many great marching bands.

A few pics of Rock Ridge's awesome exhibition performance at the 2nd Annual Rock Ridge Band Day.

Join us for Band Day this Saturday night!!! Featuring 15 marching bands from across the Commonwealth - and a special exhibition by the RRHS Phoenix Marching Band!!

A few pics from The Blast at the Draft in Stuarts Draft, VA. The band earned the following awards:
AAAA Results:
Blast in the Draft .....
Best Color Guard - RRHS
Best Drum Major - RRHS
Best Drum Line - RRHS
Best Marching - RRHS
Best Music - RRHS
1st Place 86.3 RRHS
Grand champion AAA and AAAA - RRHS

Rock Ridge High School Bands's cover photo

Congratulations to the Rock Ridge High School Marching Band on their incredible finish at the Bands of America Regional Finals at Monroeville, PA on 9/17/16. The band finished 3rd overall and 1st place in General effect. And scoring only 0.2 out of 2nd and 0.5 out of 1st place. A truly remarkable and unprecedented performance for a band in it's 3rd year of inception and 1st time participant at BOA. Many thanks to all the students, staff and parents that dedicated so much time and effort. The start of another great season!

Congratulations to the Band on their performance at the Bands of America Regional Prelims in Monroeville, PA on 9/17/16. 2nd place in Group 2A, Best Music Award in Group 2A, and entrance into the Finals.

Instagram video by Music for All • Sep 18, 2016 at 1:13am UTC

Music For All's fast forward Instagram Video of Rock Ridge's finals performance at BOA Monroeville, PA.

See this Instagram video by @officialmusicforall • 210 likes

officialmusicforallRock Ridge HS (VA) had a great finals run in Monroeville! #boa2016

The RRHS Marching Band will be at the Regional BOA competition in Monroeville, PA tomorrow! If you are in the area, come join us!!

Banners are up in Monroeville! Who will be at the show tomorrow!? #boa2016

[07/29/16]   Are you ready for #bandcamp?? Percussion and Guard report on Monday - 8 AM!!!

[06/22/16]   A belated Happy Fathers Day to all of our truck driving, prop building, trailer loading, grill manning, and overall band cheering dads!!!

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43460 Loudoun Reserve Dr
Ashburn, VA

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