T.C. Williams Band
tc williams

About Us

Character. Leadership. Artistry. Scholarship. Service.

Our Mission 

TC Williams Band students are empowered to achieve the highest level of musical independence, allowing them a lifetime of musical participation, appreciation, and enjoyment.

To this end, we work together to expand and enrich the musical opportunities at TC Williams. Students and parents can count on directors to establish a safe, welcoming environment where musical artistry and risk-taking are valued. Directors will select quality, varied, and relevant literature to expand musical understanding throughout the community. We foster a culture of discipline, team-work, and critical thinking. Finally directors will facilitate frequent, open communication between parents, students, and staff.

We count on parents to support artistry and scholarship in their students by providing a healthy environment in which to practice. Parents can also provide service to the bands by assisting with fundraising, issuing uniforms, chaperoning, and providing political and moral support.

We expect students to lead the bands through service as section leaders, librarians, equipment managers, and stage managers. Students will exemplify character by being punctual, self-disciplined, and positive. Students will display artistry and scholarship through regular, purposeful practicing at home, and engaged sensitivity and listening during rehearsal. 

We look forward to a productive and rewarding school year and are eager to help you become the best student you can be!


Executive Board

2017 - 2018

President | Marjorie Pratts

Vice President | Robert Burrell

Secretary | Margo Williams

Treasurer | Aaron McMahon

Fundraising Coordinators |  Angela Despard, Devin Reese

Hospitality | Sharon Widmayer

Uniform Coordinator | Jill Warden


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director of bands

Timothy Grant

Timothy Grant is the Director of Bands at TC Williams High School. His teaching responsibilities include directing the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Marching Titans. In addition, Mr. Grant co-teaches the Symphonic Band. Prior to his appointment at TC Williams, he taught for Fairfax County Public Schools. Mr. Grant earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education from Penn State University. While at Penn State, Mr. Grant served as a graduate assistant and worked with the Penn State Marching Blue Band, Volleyball Band, Basketball Band, and Hockey Band.



Penn State University
M. Music Education
B.A., Music Education

Contact Me

Email | timothy.grant@acps.k12.va.us 

Office | 703-824-6859




Associate Director of Bands & Jazz Studies

Doug Rogers

Doug Rogers is the Associate Director of Bands, and Director of Jazz Studies at TC Williams High School.  His teaching responsibilities include directing the Jazz Program (Two Jazz Bands and a Jazz Combo) Symphonic Band, co-teaching Concert Band, and the Marching Titans. Prior to his appointment to TC Williams, Mr. Rogers taught various elementary schools in ACPS since 2000. He has teaching experience in Tennessee, Texas, and California. Mr. Rogers has taught the ACPS summer music program for several years. This year, he will be the director for the All-City Band. Mr. Rogers holds degrees from Tennessee Technological University and The University of North Texas. He has done DMA work at Catholic University. Mr. Rogers is an active performer in the DMV, performing regularly with The Symphony of the Potomac, Dominion Brass, The Olney Big Band, Big Band Tradition, Difficult Run Jazz Band, and the Vaughn Ambrose Big Band.



University of North Texas
M. Music Education 

Tennessee Tech
B.S., Music Education

Contact Me

Email | douglas.rogers@acps.k12.va.us

Office | 703-824-3424