Fine Arts


Welcome to the home of the Bishop Ireton Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, and Choir.

Six outstanding BI performing ensembles provide music for concerts, recitals, mass, receptions, special events, tours stateside and to Europe.
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Concert Band
  • Choir
  • String Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
The Bishop Ireton Symphonic Wind Ensemble (BISWE) is well known throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia for its annual commissioning project. Last year three pieces were premiered including the annual commissioned work "A Light at the End of Forever" by Brian Balmages. This important world premiere performance took place in the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center to a packed house.  The concert tours to Europe are often exchange programs with schools or community bands. Last year's exchange to Paris was particularly successful and exciting. We had 34 French students with us on our flight home.  In addition to the performing ensembles, AP Music Theory is a popular course for our upper classmen musicians.

upcoming events in music & choir

List of 5 events.

  • Dec

    Christmas Concert

    -Wind Ensemble -Concert Band -Strings -Guitar -Choir -Jazz
  • Dec

    AM Assembly Christmas Concert

    -Choir -Guitar -Strings -Jazz -Wind Ensemble
  • Dec

    District Band Auditions at West Potomac HS

    -Wind Ensemble -(Concert Band) audition times will be assigned, most auditions will be in the morning, some auditions will be early afternoon
    West Potomac HS
  • Jan

    District Orchestra

    -(Strings); Thursday evening rehearsal; Friday rehearsal during the day; Saturday rehearsal in the morning and an afternoon concert.
    South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA 22079, United States
  • Jan
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