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2019 Tag Day is Saturday, September 7

               JMHS Marching Ensemble

2019 Tag Day

September 7, 8:00 am-4:15 pm

More than 150 uniformed James Madison High School Band and Color Guard members will knock on 10,000 doors through Vienna and Oakton to thank residents for their support and solicit donations for the Band Boosters during its annual Thank A Donor (TAG) Day fundraiser, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Saturday, September 7, 2019.

TAG Day proceeds support the James Madison High School Band Program. Competition performances have earned the JMHS Band a reputation of excellence, and it is one of only a few Bands to hold two prestigious Sudler Flags of Honor (an international award from the John Philip Sousa Foundation).  The Marching Ensemble won the VMBC Virginia State Championship in 2018.  The Ensemble plans to compete at five events this fall, in addition to performing at half time at the Madison home football games, and marching in the JMHS Homecoming and Town of Vienna Halloween parades.

Because Fairfax County does not fully fund the music program, the band and guard students and the Band Parents organization must raise the money to provide the high caliber of instruction and assistance required to maintain our record of excellence. Your TAG DAY contribution, which is tax deductible, will be used to fund:

  • Travel and entry fees for regional and national marching and performance competitions
  • Instruments and equipment — last year’s TAG DAY helped the band purchase several new instruments
  • Superior instructors that specialize in each section of the band — many of our instructors play in the area’s leading venues such as “The President’s Own”
  • Student leadership training and student awards
TAG Day is the first of three annual Band Boosters fundraisers. It will be followed by the Annual Turkey Trot 5K/10k on Sunday, November 24th, and the Tiny Tots concert December 5th and 6th, both of which have become beloved community traditions.  The Ensemble also sells White House Ornaments at home football games and community events.
Tag Day Donations of any amount (cash or check payable to JMHS Band Boosters) are appreciated. Thanks in advance for your support!
Send questions to:

Tag Day Chairs, Greg and Katie Gurski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Booster Treasurer, Sylvia Martin Estes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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James Madison High School - is located in Fairfax County, Virginia - A Suburb of Washington DC. 

Address: 2500 James Madison Dr. Vienna, Virginia 22181
Phone: (703)319-2300
Fax: (703)319-2397

Quick Contacts

Michael Hackbarth Director of Bands [email protected]
David Wolf Percussion Director [email protected]
Bob Nicholson Color Guard Director [email protected]
Alex Keam / Catherine Baker Band Booster President [email protected]
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