About

Band Program

The North Stafford High School Band Program is a 22-time Virginia Honor Band and Virginia Hall of Fame Band

Located in Stafford, VA. The NSHS Band Program consists of the Big Blue Marching Band, two concert bands, as well as jazz & percussion ensembles. Throughout each of the various groups, the goal is to grow musically while performing at a superior level. Students in the Program hold themselves and each other to the highest standards of performance and personal conduct.

The Band Program got started with North Stafford’s opening in 1981, only the second high school in Stafford County at that point. Under the direction of John Easley, the band immediately became well-known for their superior performances on the field and on the stage. The same principles of hard work, dedication, good citizenship and class still guide the Program today.

History of Directors:
• 1981-1997: John Easley
• 1997-2003: Lori Hambrick-Rowsey
• 2003-2008: Joe Tornello
• 2008-2016: Austin Nicholas
• 2016 – Present: Chris Mallory