Final preparations for the new school year…

The “Heroes” music has been copied, the orchestra room is set up, and Doc is excited to greet his first class, Period 1 Freshmen, on Monday morning. Thanks to all the families who attended Freshman/New Student Orientation – we hope it was helpful. A few quick reminders, especially to those of you new to Langley Orchestra:

(1) There is no need to bring an instrument for the first 2 classes, though if you have a violin or viola that you plan on leaving at school, you can bring it in if you’d like… lockers are available in the orchestra room. If you play the cello or bass and plan to use a school instrument, please be sure to fill out the instrument rental form and submit it to Doc with the fee (payable to Langley HS) by the 2nd week of school.

(2) Be sure to order your required spiritwear (black orchestra polo shirt and black orchestra t-shirt) by September 10th, as the spiritwear store will close and no orders can be placed thereafter for this school year. Items will be delivered to students in orchestra class in time for the first concert; uniforms for the Heroes (October) concert will be black polos and black pants. If anyone is on financial scholarship, please contact Doc ASAP as LOS will assist with ordering the required uniform items before the spiritwear store closes.

(3) Please order your formalwear (tux or dress) with enough time for alterations to be completed before our December concert. More details can be found on our Apparel page at Again, please contact Doc if you are on financial scholarship.

(4) Please consider sponsoring the Langley Orchestra Society – no donation is too small! Or even better, volunteer your time. We are looking for someone to assist our experienced Trip Coordinator in planning a local spring event which will include performing at a prestigious local venue and some fun social events around a performance. We are also looking for someone to take over our Krispy Kreme Donut fundraiser — that work is limited to a few hours on each concert day but does involve smelling many boxes of donuts while bringing them back to Langley HS… contact LOS President Jenny Werner if you can help out.