“Filmscore Composers” collaborative recording released!

Langley Orchestra has released its first collaborative distance recording of the 2020-21 school year, via premiere Saturday evening, November 21, 2020. The video can be found at https://youtu.be/lUTQx6aMzhE or viewed below. Congratulations to Doc and the entire Langley Orchestra! Special thanks to Riker Wilson (’21) for his amazing dedication and leadership on this project, and …

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“Filmscore Composers” to premiere Saturday!

Thanks to the amazing work of Riker Wilson (’21) and his tech team, LHS Orchestra will premiere the first set of collaborative distance recordings for the 2020-21 school year entitled “Filmscore Composers” this Saturday, November 21, at 7:00 pm ET on YouTube. The link will be made available here by Saturday afternoon. Please join us …

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U.S. Army Orchestra Young Artist Competition

The competition is open to highly qualified musicians in grades 9-12. One winner will be chosen from each division, Strings Division and Winds/Brass/Percussion Division. Applications are due by February 7, 2021. For details, please visit the competition website at: https://www.usarmyband.com/education-community/orchestra-young-artist-competition.html. Applications can be submitted at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5LTNBx9LleBp5trXLOtKi5cKDgzXpsiNfZZkwjCedEuQW9w/viewform. U.S. Army Band, Pershing’s Own website: https://www.usarmyband.com/

Halloween Costume Competition

Students decided on costume themes with their orchestra class family groups for a virtual Halloween costume competition. Groups shared their spooky creations with the rest of the orchestra, and below are some fan favorites. Special thanks to Ulaina Ahn for managing the competition and compiling the photos!

Senior Spotlights: Claire Fulton and Noah Kim

Claire Fulton (violin): Favorite memory: The Toronto trip!! What I loved about this trip was how bonded I felt to my orchestra family and that unexpected things kept happening. Whether it be the historically icy spring (even by Canada standards) or the busses breaking down at night I loved this trip. While this may not …

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Congratulations to Students Selected for SRO

Congratulations to the Langley representatives to the Senior Regional Orchestra: Alyssa Kim, concertmistress; Katie Dzwonczyk, violin; Otto Janke, viola; Fay Shuai, cello. These students were selected in an audition process that included all of the finest young musicians from Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria counties, and will also be eligible to audition for the All-Virginia program …

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Senior Spotlights: Nikki Razavi and Joshua DeFilipps

Nikki Razavi (violin): Favorite memory: Having the chance to go on a sunset boat cruise on the Danube river through Budapest with the orchestra is an experience I will never forget. The addition of participating in the infamous Saxon Tsunami on the roof of the boat made the experience much more unique to the orchestra. …

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Senior Spotlights: Miles Yang and Otto Janke

Miles Yang (violin): Favorite memory: On the Austria trip in our sophomore year, we were on this tour bus the day we got there. While the tour guide was speaking on the microphone, everyone was so exhausted we all fell asleep and they canceled the walking tour. What I love about LHS Orchestra: I like …

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Online Orientation

Thanks to the freshman and transfer families who were able to attend our Virtual Orientation on September 3rd.  For anyone who missed it, Doc has recorded a video message and the Tri-M Honor Society officers have also recorded short messages posted in the playlists below.  Welcome to the new school year!

Virtual Performance: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

In preparation for Doc’s planned collaborative recordings this fall, senior cellist Riker Wilson compiled a collaborative recording of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” over the past 2 weeks.  Riker is assembling a student production team to produce these videos for orchestra this fall, so please reach out to him via Instagram if you are interested.  No …

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