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


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!

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)

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

2016 Guard Recruitment Video

Be a Part of the Rock Ridge HS GUARD!

[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.

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

[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!!!

[05/08/16]   Happy #MothersDay from the RRHS Bands! Thank you moms for dropping us off at rehearsal at 5 am and picking us up at 1 am, making sure we're wearing enough sunscreen, hauling props at shows and competitions, volunteering at our fundraisers, feeding the band, and your never-ending love and support. We couldn't do it without you!

[03/12/16]   Congratulations to the Rock Ridge High School Band on achieving straight superior ratings at State Assessment and designation as a VBODA Virginia Honor Band for the second straight year! Just rewards for the hard work and dedication displayed by the students, Mr. Ratcliff and the entire band family.

[01/08/16]   Business executive asked in a recent interview what he was looking for in hiring people…
1) Hard working (Diligence)
2) Dependable (Integrity)
3) Positive (Hopeful)
4) Team oriented (Serving Others)
5) Confident (Faith)
The same values that represent a great teammate.
Learning to succeed in sports and band will help you succeed in life

[10/24/15]   Congrats RRHS Phoenix Marching Band on receiving straight superiors today at assessment!! Thanks to VBODA and all bands who joined us today.

[10/21/15]   Want to see 14 of the BEST high school marching bands in the area all in one day? Please join us at Rock Ridge High School for the VBODA Marching Assessments on October 24, 2015 beginning at 10:00 AM. Adults $6, children and seniors $4. Concessions will be available for purchase.

The schedule and performance times are as follows:
Riverside - 10:00 AM
Park View - 10:15 AM
Heritage - 10:30 AM
Midlothian - 10:45 AM
Hayfield Secondary - 1:00 AM
Rock Ridge - 11:15 AM
Announcement of Ratings 11:30 AM

Loudoun County - 12:30 PM
Forest Park - 12:45 PM
Stone Bridge - 1:00 PM
John Champe - 1:15 PM
Announcement of Ratings 1:30 PM

Oakton - 2:00 PM
Langley - 2:15 PM
Millbrook - 2:30 PM
Sherando - 2:45 PM
Announcement of Ratings 3:00 PM

[10/18/15]   Congratulations to the Rock Ridge Phoenix Marching Band. Class 4 A Champions and overall Grand Champions at the Spotsylvania Knights under the Lights Competition.

[10/17/15]   Congratulations to the Rock Ridge Phoenix Marching Band - JMU Parade of Champions Class 2A Champions!!

[10/11/15]   Thanks to everyone for coming out to support the Inaugural Rock Ridge Band Day, and congratulations to our first Grand Champion, McLean High School! We hope to see you again in two weeks on October 24th for State Assessment - RRHS will host 17 marching bands as they seek the coveted "Superior" VBODA rating!

[10/10/15]   Congrats to the Phoenix Marching Band - Grand Champion of the Battle of the Blue Ridge! Thanks Millbrook for a great competition!

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