Preparations for the fall concert

artwork by sophomore bassist Riley Seewer

Our first concert of the year – “Gaelic Gala” – will take place at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 18 in the Langley auditorium. The concert is free and will be video recorded.  Note that all students are required to wear the black Langley Orchestra polo shirt and black pants or skirts. Doc should have Spiritwear orders to distribute in classes October 13-14.

All students are required to attend concert-day rehearsals. The rehearsal schedule is:

  • 3:00 Symphonic Orchestra (Juniors & Seniors)
  • 3:45 Concert Orchestra (Freshmen & Sophomores)
  • 4:30 Preconcert Dinner (Cafeteria)
  • 5:15 Philharmonic (with dancers)
  • 6:15 Langley Hall reception w/ The Jam in the Black Box
  • 6:45 Students take their places
  • 7:00 Concert

Because students must stay for rehearsal, we encourage students to participate in the catered concert-themed dinner in the cafeteria. For this Celtic concert, participating students will enjoy a Baked Potato Bar with choice of Caesar or house salad. Sign up by Wednesday, October 12th and pay the $12 for this dinner (plus a Cheddar Up service charge of approximately $1) at CheddarUp. This dinner can accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions, just be sure to fill out the details on the registration form.

Prior to the start of the concert, we congregate in Langley Hall starting around 6:15 for some entertainment in the Black Box, this time featuring The Jam (who many of you know as Wes’s band). We ask parents to consider sending in a shareable snack for our Hospitality tables or volunteering to assist with dinner or Hospitality in Langley Hall at this SignUpGenius. Thank you for your support!

We will have Krispy Kreme doughnuts for sale in Langley Hall on concert day. This time, we’ll be selling boxes of 10 glazed doughnuts for $10 per box, CASH ONLY. Doughnut sales will start at 3:25 sharp — this is a FCPS rule that we must adhere to – and will end when we run out. Come early to ensure you can get your Krispy Kreme!

Finally, we’ll note that Langley Orchestra Society hires a professional videographer to record each of our concerts, and we will share that link with orchestra families approximately a week after the concert via our e-newsletter. Make sure to sign up for orchestra’s e-news if you haven’t already! (See signup in right sidebar – and note that this is different from the Langley PTSA’s e-News.)

See you on the 18th!