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RCC Preference Poll Schedule

Reston Community Center (RCC) Preference Poll to select members to serve on the Center’s Board of Governors occurs every year in the fall. All residents of Small District 5, age 18 or older, are eligible to run for appointment to the RCC Board of Governors, and voting will be open to residents and businesses in Small District 5.

The Board of Governors establishes the overall policies for the center and oversees its programs and budget. Board members also represent RCC at social, recreational, cultural and educational activities in Reston.

This year's Preference Poll will fill three positions for three-year terms on RCC's Board of Governors, and will take place according to the following schedule:

  • Candidate registration will be open until Sept. 14.

  • A candidate orientation and photo session will be held on Sept. 13.

  • A candidates forum will be held on Sept. 19.

  • Voting will take place from Sept. 28 to Oct. 12.

For more information about the Preference Poll, visit RCC's website.

South Lakes HS Band to Hold Tag Day

The annual Tag Day fundraiser for the South Lakes High School Band is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8. Tag Day is the band’s largest fundraiser and supplements funding provided by Fairfax County Public Schools. The band members will fan across the South Lakes Community, knocking on doors and asking for your donations.

Your tax-deductible contributions will help the band purchase and replace much-needed instruments. Many instruments date back to the late 1970s when South Lakes opened—and are now beyond repair. You may also donate online at www.southlakesband.org.

Last school year, the Music for All National Concert Band Festival judges selected South Lakes as just one of 14 bands to compete in Indianapolis, Ind. This year the Wind Ensemble is one of two high schools selected to perform at the Virginia Music Educators Conference in November. The Spirit of Reston Marching Band was a Bands of America Regional Finalist and earned a superior rating in the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association State Marching Assessment. The school’s music programs are of the highest caliber in the country due to your support.

Approximately 140 students are enrolled in the band program at South Lakes High School, which includes the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, Flag Corps, and the Spirit of Reston Marching Band. The Wind Ensemble is the premier performing ensemble at South Lakes High School and performs across the United States.

For more information, visit www.southlakesband.org