September 11 Rally

2001 - 2002 Highlights

Robinson Marching Rams participate in the Patriotic Pep Rally ~ September 14, 2001
Photo by Terrence Meade, 12th Grade Subschool Principal (copied with permission from the Senior Class web page)

Year in Review Online Photo Albums
Approximately 250 of the over 3000 photos from the 2001 - 2002 band year are included in the albums below.
The remainder were removed to make room for the events of 2002 - 2003.

Album 1 Album 2 Album 3 Album 4 Album 5 VMEA Homestead Photos

Band Awards Banquet, June 3, 2002

Group Awards Most Spirited Most Improved Outstanding Musician
C2 Kristin Wells Dino Papanastasiou Jim Mattingly
C3B Richie Bevilacqua Miles Rowan Susan Kim
C3G Laura Lopez Becky Johnson Tanner Harris
C4 Liz Turgeon Harris Squires Katie Connelly
Jazz Phil Miller Jack Gillis Jeff Franca

Outstanding Woodwind: Heidi Witt
Outstanding Brass: Chris Buchanan
Outstanding Percussion: Jeff Franca

Directors' Awards:
9th - Katie Connelly
10th - Annie Welsh
11th - Carolyn Carnahan
12th - Marty Humm

Senior Drum Major Award: Laura Parks and Matt Sherburne

David Foster Awards
Band Camp Scholarship: Beth and Ellen Sutey
Memorial Award: Kevin Gantz

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award: Jeff Franca

Departmental Honors: Mike Vu

Semper Fidelis Award: Chris Buchanan

John Philip Sousa Award: Heidi Witt

Gala Concert, combined Symphonic Bands from Robinson Secondary and Lake Braddock Secondary, under the direction of Maestro Leonard Slatkin, May 23, 2002, at the George Mason University Center of the Arts.

Orlando Musicfest Awards, April 10 - 15: Jazz Ensemble - 3rd place, Concert - III 1st Place, Concert IV - 2nd Place, Symphonic - 1st Place, Band Grand Champion: Robinson Secondary!

Mr. Denton Stokes, High School Band Director, named Teacher of the Quarter: "James W. Robinson Jr. Secondary School Certificate of Award, in honor and recognition of your fine performance we hereby present Mr. Denton Stokes with this certificate of award for Teacher of the Quarter on this 20th day of March, 2002." Congratulations! has been named "Best High School Web Site" with the Golden Award by the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. The award presented at the VSTE Annual Technology Conference each Spring, recognizes exemplary examples of web design and resources in the educational technology arena.

VMEA District XI Band Festival, March 8 and 9, 2002: High School. Congratulations to Robinson Middle School Bands Concert IV, Concert V, and Symphonic for earning Superior Ratings across the board at the Middle School Band Festival, March 2, 2002.

Robinson District Band Finalists, January 2002

Symphonic Band
Flutes: Emily Pedneau, Lauren MacIntosh, Daniella Jaeger
Oboe: Heidi Witt, Annie Welsh, Jin-Young Shin
Trumpet: Chris Buchanan
Tuba: Mike Vu
Mallets: Matt McKay
Timpani: Jeff Franca

Concert Band
Piccolo: Kristin Woodson
Flutes: Marissa Hamed, Maria Arce
Bb Clarinet: Tirzah Breslar, Kristy Schleibaum, Meredith Koeppel, Jennifer Shin, Carolyn Carnahan, Kirsten Poovey, Jennifer Bosanko
Bass Clarinet: Kelly McKernan (Alt 1)
Contra-alto Clarinet: Shannon Allen (Alt 2)
Alto Sax: Kathleen Herring (Alt 2)
Tenor Sax: Richard Fan (Alt 1)
Bari Sax: James Fletcher (Alt 1)

Concert Band
French Horn: Marty Humm, Katie Tranum (Alt 3)
Trumpet: Philip Miller, Jeff Lukas, Dan Reip (Alt 2)
Tenor Trombone: Kevin Gantz, Eric Woollen
Bass Trombone: Jim Edwards (Alt 2)
Euphonium: Kyle Gardner: Scott Decker
Tuba: Nathan Lewis, Kevin Pilcher, Tom Fletcher
Snare: RJ Paulisick, Rob Hilton (Alt 1)

Junior Band
Flutes: Mary Bristow, Colleen Preciado, Emily Griffin, Vanessa Miller, Leigh Meixell (Alt 3)
Bassoon: Megan Cipperly (Alt 2)
Bb Clarinet: Sihyun Choi, Anne Uyeda
Alto Sax: Stephen Layland
Tenor Sax: Tommy Edwards (Alt 1), Aaron Gallagher Alt 2)
French Horn: Nathan Gardner, Eliot Salt
Trumpet: Beverly Stokes, Chris Peterson, John Ennis, Stephen Poovey, James Hallas Button (Alt 2)
Trombone: Sarah Peterson, Christi Kruse
Euphonium: Robert Rose, Jason Barnett
Tuba: Daniel Chapin, Edward Fuentes (Alt 2)
Snare: Patrick Slevin
Mallets: Carly Zeugschmidt (Alt 1)

Monday Named Outstanding Music Administrator (reprinted from the Burke Connection, Dec. 13, 2001)
Ann Monday, principal of Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, has been named Outstanding Music Administrator of the Year by the Virginia Music Educators Association. She received her award at a conference in November.
Nominated by the music teaching staff at Robinson, Monday was cited for her support of the program, which involves more than 1,400 students, or 25 percent of the student body at the middle- and high-school levels. (Note: for correct statistics, please see the Robinson Band homepage.)
Monday attends as many as 24 concerts at Robinson each year and has provided funding for more than 20 musical groups to attend district festivals. Robinson, at both the middle- and high-school levels, was a first-place winner of band, orchestra and chorus competitions during the past year.

VMEA Performance, The Homestead, November 16, 2001
The Robinson Symphonic Band performed for the Virginia Music Educators Association, the fourth appearance by the band at the VMEA conference, held each year at the beautiful Homestead Resort. The program was entitled "Celebrations". Homestead photos

Robinson Symphonic & Mr. Leonard Slatkin: Spring 2002
"Slatkin's Crusade: For the NSO's director, music education is a personal mission", By Michele Capots, Reprinted from Washington Post Magazine, 11/11/2001, p. w16

November issue School Band & Orchestra Magazine featured website.
" School Band and Orchestra Magazine WEB Spotlight Internet Sitings - Casting a Web Presence: Spotlight on the Robinson Band Program, Fairfax, Va."

Marching Rams 2001 Competition Season Results

Oakton Classic
1st Place: All Caption Awards AAAAA
2nd Place: Grand Champion

8th Annual Sherando Invitational Band Competition
1st Place: AAAAA Division
1st Place: Auxiliary
1st Place: Music
1st Place: Overall Effect

Tidewater Festival of Marching Bands
1st Place: AAAA Division
1st Place: Horn Line
1st Place: Drum Line
Grand Champion: AAA and AAAA Divisions

VBODA State Competition
Superior Rating

V.B.O.D.A. (State) Competition, October 27, Woodbridge, VA
The Robinson Marching Rams received a Superior Rating from the judges at the VBODA (State) Competition held at Garfield High School, Woodbridge, VA. Robinson marched as a Class AAAAA band in a morning grouping due to Homecoming Activities. Coming off an out of town overnight competition the weekend prior, a week of Homecoming events, a performance Friday night at the home football game, and an early morning rehearsal before traveling to this competition, a huge congratulations to the directors, students and parents for their commitment, focus, and enthusiasm!

Tidewater Festival of Marching Bands, October 20 - 21, Chesapeake, VA
Competition results for the Robinson Marching Rams: Class AAAA 1st Place Band, Horn Line 1st Place, Drum Line 1st Place, and Grand Champion of combined AAA and AAAA Divisions. The band traveled by motor coach bus to Chesapeake following a morning rehearsal at Robinson, arriving early enough to enjoy watching several other bands perform in competition. Following the competition, the band spent the night at the Holiday Inn in Virginia Beach. Sunday morning was spent on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk enjoying the sun, warm breeze and sand.

8th Annual Sherando Invitational Band Competition, October 13, 2001, Stephens City, VA
The Marching Rams captured 1st place in the Class AAAAA Division with a score of 91.3 and first place for Auxiliary, Music, and Overall Effect. Soloists for "A Latin Fantasy" are Marty Humm, mellophone, Chris Buchanan, trumpet and Dan Reip, trumpet. Did you know that the band always completes a full (translation: hard work) rehearsal at Robinson before leaving for a competition?

Oakton Classic Invitational Marching Band Competition, September 29, 2001
Robinson Marching Rams performing "A Latin Fantasy", "Symphonic Dance No. 3" by Williams and "Cuban Overture" by Gershwin, won all caption awards in the AAAAA Division and placed 2nd for Grand Champion. Robinson marches with 136 Wind, 29 Percussion, 20 Flags, and 3 Drum Majors. Ever wondered how a marching band is judged? Click here to find out!

Congratulations to the following Robinson Band students who were selected to the All Regional Orchestra:
Jeff Franca (percussionist)
Mike Vu (First Chair, tuba)
Heidi Witt (First Chair, oboe and First Chair, English Horn)

2001 Show T-shirt
Artwork by Beth Sutey, '03

Complete list of 2001 - 2002 Robinson Band Event

Rookie Camp and Band Week
August 2001

Saturday, 22 September

Home Games:
Friday, 7 September, Langley
Friday, 28 September, Herndon
Friday,5 October, Annandale
Friday, 26 October, W. Potomac (Homecoming)
Firday, 9 November, Lake Braddock (Senior Night)

Away Games (Pep Band):
Friday, 14 September, Fairfax
Friday, 12 October, West Springfield

Contest Dates:
Saturday, 29 September - Oakton (afternoon - night return)
Saturday, 13 October - Sherando (Stephens City, VA) (all day - evening return)
Saturday, 20 October - VA Beach, Tidewater Festival (Saturday morning departure, Sunday afternoon return)
Saturday, 27 October - VBODA (Woodbridge/Stafford area) (morning - afternoon return)

Homestead, VMEA:
Symphonic Band
Friday, 16 November

Winter Concert Dates:
All concerts 7:30 PM, Russell Theater, free admission
Dec 4 - HS Concert 2 & HS Symphonic
Dec 5 - HS Concert 3B, 3G, & 4
Dec 11 - MS II, IV, Symphonic
Dec 12 - MS Beginning, Concert I, III, V
Dec 14 - School Music Assembly Concert V, Symphonic (AM)
Dec 18 - Tiny Tots Concert HS Symphonic (0930 and 1100)

Pre-Festival Concerts
MS, February 27
HS Concert III-B, III-G, IV, February 28
HS Symphonic, March 5

MS, Lake Braddock HS, March 2
HS, Westfield HS, March 9

The Robinson Trombone Choir performed with the Lake Braddock Trombone Choir and the University of Texas/Austin Trombone Choir (a total of 76 trombones) at 9 AM on Saturday, March 16, at the Eastern Trombone Workshop at Fort Myer, Arlington, VA (Brucker Hall). On Friday, March 15th, the three choirs spent the day at Lake Braddock Secondary School enjoying performances, a master class, and a combined rehearsal.

Spring Trip 2002
April 10 - 15
Orlando, Florida

Solo & Ensemble Festival
Saturday, April 27, 2002 Lanier Middle School

Jazz Concert
Thursday, May 16, 2002
Russell Theater, 7:30 PM

Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 21, 2002
MS Concert II, IV, Symphonic
Russell Theater, 7:30 PM

Spring Concert
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
MS Concert I, III, V
Russell Theater, 7:30 PM

Gala Concert with Leonard Slatkin
Thursday, May 23, 2002, HS Symphonic Band

Spring Trip
All MS Bands
Busch Gardens All Day
Friday, May 24, 2002

Spring Concert
Wednesday, May 29, 2002
HS Concert 2 & Symphonic
Russell Theater, 7:30 PM

Spring Concert
Thursday, May 30, 2002
HS Concert 3B, 3G & 4
Russell Theater, 7:30 PM

Band Banquet
Monday, June 3, 2002

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