The FC Marching Patriots are a 3-time USBANDS Virginia State Champion (2011, 2015, 2016). Membership in the marching band requires a substantial time commitment in the summer and fall. Members in the band should be prepared for strenuous physical activity and the ability to play challenging literature. The marching band performs at all home football games and competes in various competitions during the fall. Membership is open to all students enrolled in a music performance class or by audition with the director. This is an extracurricular ensemble.