This Saturday, the Broad Run High School Band Program, BRHS Band Boosters and the Atlantic Indoor Association, will host their eighth Spartan Spectacular, welcoming over 30 Winterguard units from across the region to the competition floor. These units — featuring middle school, scholastic, university and independent programs — will compete across seven classification levels. Each Winterguard unit will perform a choreographed show featuring flags, weapons and dance.
Loudoun County units performing at Spartan Spectacular include Winterguards from Stone Bridge, Potomac Falls, Rock Ridge, Briar Woods, and John Champe High Schools.
The BRHS Winterguard will present their “Killer Detectives” routine. The Broad Run Winterguard is under the direction of Ashley Flock and Andy Schlaf, and is assisted by Ryan Ignacic, Broad Run Band Boosters Association Vice President of Communications Tammie Willenbrock said.
Broad Run’s Percussion unit will also perform their 2017 show, “When I Grow Up.” The Broad Run Percussion program is under the direction of Dylan Mercer, Megan Constantinides, and Andy Schlaf, who are assisted by Andrew McConnell, Rachel Rood, and Tim Smart.
The BRHS Winterguard and the Percussion units comprise the winter season programming of the Marching Spartans, led by Director Ryan Dempsey.
“Spartan Spectacular is open to the public and is highly recommended for local dance, percussion, and music students who may be entering high school soon,” Willenbrock said. “Spartan Spectacular is an exciting introduction to the Broad Run High School Band program, especially for students who are interested in becoming a Marching Spartan.”
Tickets are $15 and available for purchase at the door. Cash, personal checks and credit cards are accepted, and children under 3 are free. Doors open at noon and the competition will begin at 1 p.m.