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West Potomac Band


West Potomac High School boasts one of the very best band programs in Fairfax County. We’re an Honor Band at a Blue Ribbon School, and the musical instruction our kids enjoy is extraordinary. 


All band students participate in one of our three concert bands (Symphonic Winds, Wind Ensemble, or Concert Band). We’ve got an award-winning marching band, two jazz bands, and year to year we have Indoor Drumline and/or Winter Guard. Our musicians also have the opportunity to play in the orchestra pit for the school’s theatre productions.

Band Director: 

Joe Antonucci,


Mr. Joe Antonucci is our Acting Band Director.  Mr. Antonucci comes to us from Langley HS where he was the Assistant Band Director. 


The band director provides the students with a full musical education through teaching, testing, rehearsal, and performance. They plan and conduct each rehearsal, as well as hire the auxiliary staff members and supervise their instruction. Students are auditioned, graded, and disciplined by the director. In addition, the director provides the schedule of events, oversees the rental of instruments, and prepares budget recommendations to the Band Boosters.

Color Guard Director: 
Danielle Quiles

Danielle Quiles works at George Mason University as a Color Guard Coach. We are delighted she is joining us this year to work with our Color Guard! Welcome!

Band Administrative Assistant: 
Jill Baxter,

Jill Baxter, our band administrative assistant, is responsible for maintaining the music library, rental instrument contracts, and medical form files. In addition, she also handles other administrative duties, such as activity request forms, field trip permission forms, and competition applications. The salary for this assistant is provided by WPBPO (Band Boosters) funds.

Band Administrative Assistant: 
Jill Baxter,
Indoor Drumline Coach: Juliana Lee Assistant Coach: Michael Abernathy. 
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