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Falcon Fund Raising Events

  • Chipotle Night - August 2nd 2:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Rubino's - August 8th 11:00am to 9:00pm
  • Tag Day - September 16th
  • Mattress Sale - September 23rd

Carnegie Hall Band Trip

Briar Woods Bands have been invited to play at Carnegie Hall at the 16th Annual New York Band Festival. March 3-7, 2018.

The New York Wind Band Festival has issued an invitation to the Briar Woods High School
Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds to participate in their 2018 New York Wind Band Festival
at Carnegie Hall.
Other attendees include:

  • 2 Universities
  • 4 other high school ensembles from across the country

The Festival Package Includes:

  • 4 nights – 5 days (departing on Saturday, returning on Wednesday)
  • Workshop with a collegiate clinician
  • Adjudicated Performance in Carnegie Hall
  • Combined informal performance with one other high school
  • River boat dinner cruise
  • Bus transportation from hotel to river cruise & back.

Festival Package Cost: Tentatively set at $1048 per student

Additional Costs:

  • All meals outside of dinner cruise.
  • Charter Bus transportation to and from New York.
  • Broadway Show and Museum
  • Commemorative sweatshirt and t-shirt
  • Estimated additional cost range: $450 - $650

TOTAL Cost Range: $1500 - $1700 per student

Payments towards this trip may be made at any time.
An Initial payment for the trip will be due April 19, 2017.
A payment system will be set up with the total amount
due by December 6, 2017.

The prestige and famously fabulous acoustics of Carnegie Hall make it a magical
experience for our students, based on the 2007 and 2013 trips to this festival that Briar
Woods Bands have made. We are happy that the opportunity for two of our bands to
play there has again been offered through the New York Wind Band Festival invitation.

Welcome to Briar Woods High School Music Boosters Association

Briar Woods High School in Brambleton VA has a fantastic band and color guard program under the inspired direction of Mr. Duane Minnick. The Music Boosters are proud to support our students as they participate in these great groups:

  • The Falcon Regiment Marching Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Symphonic Winds
  • Symphonic Band
  • Jazz I & II Ensembles
  • Falconaires Color Guard
  • Winter Guard
  • Winter Drumline 

The Boosters are family and friends of Briar Woods High School music students. We provide day-to-day support for all varieties of student band activities. We also sponsor and conduct a number of Fund Raising Activities to provide additional support for our band and color guard programs. 


The ‪#‎DuaneMinnick‬ family is featured in an article in Halftime Magazine


Calendar Access

Upcoming Events

Thu Feb 22
9th Grade Expo/Pep Rally
Thu Feb 22 @ 8:00AM -
Winterguard Expo Prep
Thu Feb 22 @ 4:15PM - 06:30PM
Winter Percussion Rehearsal
Thu Feb 22 @ 4:30PM - 07:00PM
Winterguard Rehearsal
Fri Feb 23 @ 7:30AM -
Jazz 1 Rehearsal


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