The Heritage High School Symphonic Band earned Superior rating at the VBODA District VI Concert Band Assessment in March at Heritage High School. The band received a Superior rating as a part of the Grade V classification of bands.
This Superior rating combined with the Superior rating of the Big Orange Marching Machine at the State Marching Band Assessment in October has distinguished the band program at Heritage High School as a Commonwealth of Virginia Honor Band for the 2016-2017 school year. The Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association recognizes approximately forty bands each year throughout the state with this distinction based upon the programs overall performance excellence. This is the thirteenth time the Heritage Band program has received this award and the ninth time in the past twelve years.